Category: studio portraits

Classic style family portraits in the studio

Location family portraits has been very popular for a long time, which is great. Often though we will reschedule if the weather is bad, and this is fine with us. It is all part of the job  but this is often a reason why people will opt for studio family portraits. If it is hard making a time to get everyone together you probably don’t want to do that again because of a tropical storm. That is not the only reason to get studio family portraits though. Many people are opting for the studio option for the looks that can be achieved, whether that be a clean contempory look or a more classic or even a traditional look. Styling can be crafted to suit you and even to suit your home where the portraits will be displayed. Your style consultation will help get your ideas going and together we can achieve something unique to your family. Studio and location family portraits are the same price, and I love doing both.

Kids portrait in the studio

Angie’s Mum was considering a Trash the Dress session to celebrate her approaching 25th anniversary, but before we did that, we decided get the little girl wrapped up in it to see how it looks. Now we are thinking this could be a series, we will do it again at 13 and 16. I wish we had done it at 6 months and 4 years now.  Light is from a single halogen flood through a translucent umbrella, some of the photos are straight out of camera, and some have some post processing done to add glow and reduce the colour and add grain for a more vintage sort of look. Which do you prefer, straight out of camera or processed? Tell us on facebook>>

Beauty portrait session

We started with a light and fresh look with this beautiful lady, then did some low key as well. I think she looks equally striking either way. Of course I could not resist trying out such lovely skin and fantastic make up (by Christina of Marvel Style) in direct sunlight outside in the last couple of photos.

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Just some simple photos to show the outfits for an online catalog. I left them sharp and vibrant for the catalog but softened and muted these just for here because I thought it suited the pretty dresses.  By the way, if you are ever after some beautiful clothes available in larger sizes, check out more of Catherine’s items at Catherine’s Plus. or On Facebook  I have been doing catalog photos for Catherine for a while now and there are always some lovely new items being added to the range.

forties style beauty

In this session we started with a loose brief of “40’s style” just to start the inspiration and then see where it goes from there.

More photos from this session are at: my smugmug

School Formal Beauty

I recently had the pleasure of photographing this delightful young lady for her school formal. Photographed in our studio and on the stairs that lead from the studio down to my house.

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The nineties

Eternity Photography started in the nineties, just wanted to look back at what we were doing then……

These were all taken on film (obviously) and are pretty much a straight scan from the print or negative.  Retouching was not something I did very often back then, it was all done in the camera or on the enlarger.  I like to look back and use some old techniques from time to time (if they suit the subject), and its great fun using some old forgotten esoteric knowledge.

Headshot Photo Session

Actors headshots are deceptively simple, they need to make an impact but still look “real”.  The last thing you want is to show up at an audition and get rejected because you look nothing like the idealized representation that is your overcooked headshot.  Similarly, you don’t want to look so ordinary that you don’t get noticed.  Here is a headshot session done last week for a young actress.  She was kind enough to let me film the session for training purposes, so the video shows a quick run-through of the planning setup and shoot with some of the pics at the end. (edit video removed)

Very soft and flat light photo session

For this portrait session I chose to use a very large light source in very close to the sitter.  The closest thing in nature would be an overcast day on the snow. I did this for the effect, which is in some way surreal. I think it is a kind of dreamy, heavenly look.

very soft light studio portrait

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I did this one during the same session. To contrast the soft sweet pretty ethereal nature of the scene I added a (borrowed, fake) brutal weapon. With the protective/defensive pose it says “don’t mess with mamma bear or her cubs” Not so venerable any more.


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Venerability is Overrated