About Portraiture 

Portraits have become an integral, and important part of our lives and world. Sure, we use them for Social Media, and to share with family and friends, but Portraits have many other uses as well. Perhaps you want a keepsake of a special transition in your life, or as a gift for a love one. Portraiture can be a great way to record your yoga practice. Then there might be a need for a great headshot, or a series of images for a website or project. Or maybe you just feel like having some fun and want to stretch out of your comfort zone. And remember, these portraits can also be of significant others in your life, you and your beloved, your children, your family.

I truly see Portraiture as a collaboration, it is something we do together. This often also includes Narelle, as Artistic Director. She has a great eye for detail, and she knows the body better than anyone I know. 

Once you have made the decision to sign up for a session, the collaboration begins. I also offer a complimentary FaceTime or Skype call before you book your portrait session, please see the Booking page for details. We will discuss your ideas and what the images will be used for. We will talk about location in detail. Perhaps there is a special spot in your home, or you have a unique ‘Power Place’. Indoors, outdoors, in nature, or in the midst of a bustling city, they all offer unique opportunities for amazing Portraiture.

The Typical Portrait Session

The typical session lasts for 2 - 3 hours. The first hour is spent talking and getting to know each other. We will discuss your needs and desired outcome. We will talk about locations, props, and more, all long before I pull the camera out. As we begin the actual photos, I will invite you to view the images on camera as we go along to get your feedback and refine the direction we are taking. As I mentioned above, this truly is a collaborative process, and I invite your input at every step along the way.

I look forward to sharing this wonderful experience with you. Just take a look below and see how much fun it can be. And be sure to have a look at the Portrait Galleries here, to get a better feel for how my approach to portraiture is unique.

Images of me making portraits, by the talented photog herself . . . Narelle Carter-Quinlain