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Lifestyle Portraits: Including Horses In Family Portraits

Horses In Family Portraits

When you hear about lifestyle portraits, you probably think of people riding motorbikes or posing with boats, but one of my favourite lifestyle portraits to do is with horses. Owning horses is an incredible life achievement that everyone is absolutely proud of, and for good reason! Because of this, I often encourage people to include their horses in family portraits to make the photographs something they will all love and enjoy for years to come. Including horses in family portraits also helps the entire process be absolutely relaxed for everyone, and creates some of the most gorgeous photographs for your family.

Include Horses In Family Portraits At Home

One of the best things about including horses in family portraits is that you and your family can just stay at home and I will come to you. You can wear your favourite comfortable clothing, and spend time doing the things that you love. I’ve had several clients who ride their horses while I snap photographs of them. It is absolutely gorgeous, and I can always capture some of the most stunning images. I photographed one family where the three daughters all had horses; I got excellent shots of them riding around, laughing and just having a grand time. I was also able to get a whole shot of the family leaning up against the fence with their dogs and the three horses with their heads over the fence. This was absolutely breathtaking and made for some perfect photographs that the family enjoys immensely.

I photographed another family that had three generations of horse people. We were at the home that the grandfather built and owned and it was a perfect opportunity to capture the whole family riding their horses. I even got a stunning image of the grandfather with his gorgeous white stallion on a hill with the most beautiful imagery in the background. It turned out simply perfect. 

Plan A Trip With Your Horses

You don’t have to stay at home, however, to get great photographs and include horses in family portraits. Something that I would love to do is capture stunning images of people riding their horses along the beach. Hair streaming in the wind, the water splashing, and gorgeous, relaxing families just enjoying their time with each other and their horses; this would be an absolutely splendid idea for your family portraits! We can go to various places throughout the area to create gorgeous images of your family and horses, capturing the joy of your family. 

Until Next Time

It will take some planning, but regardless of location, I am absolutely willing to include horses in family portraits. If you are going to be traveling to certain locations with your horses and would like family portraits, call me and we can chat about taking photographs. I can also head out to your home if you’d prefer to have photographs out on your land with your home, stables and your entire family in the photographs. Wherever you go, these photographs will be some of the most elegant, fabulous images you can have with your family! Call me today to set up a session time.

Talk soon,

Margherita :)

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Lifestyle Portraits: Taking Photographs on Your Boat

Sept26This might surprise you, but boats are absolutely perfect for incredible lifestyle portraits for you and your family. Boats make gorgeous scene setters and can make wonderful backdrops, as well. Your family and I can take an adventure all around the area finding locations that are amazingly unique for your family portraits, and you can simply have a grand time laughing and relaxing. Bring those fishing poles and beer (if you like it), and we can have a great time taking photographs on your boat!

Clients Have Had Excellent Portraits on Boats

You might be wondering if taking photographs on your boat is something that is possible or that will look wonderful; it is very much possible! One of the best things about taking photographs on your boat is that the location possibilities are endless. I’ve joined clients as they have gone down the Brisbane River to the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, and taking gorgeous photographs beneath the Story Bridge or along to Yeronga. These photographs are absolutely stunning, and it makes for such a fun adventure for clients, and even myself! I’ve had a client who owned a boat that they used for their family reunion portraits and another client who had a houseboat that they took around to the estuaries of the Gold Coast. We sailed to different islands and took some simply gorgeous photographs that they now have hanging in their home in the city. These photographs are a source of pride and joy for my clients, and are memories they will have forever. 

Taking Photographs on Your Boat Is a Wonderful Time to Be Relaxed

Taking photographs on your boat gives you and your family the excellent chance to be relaxed and enjoy your time by wearing your favourite comfortable clothes, sitting back on your boat and chatting with each other, as well as visiting your favourite locations. As with one of my clients mentioned above, you can turn these lifestyle portraits into a perfect family reunion portrait opportunity by having your whole family join us. This particular client happened to be great-grandparents; they brought their children, their grandchildren, and their great-grandchildren and captured a gorgeous, historic event that everyone enjoyed. It sure was a great chance for the family to enjoy spending time with each other, make memories, and just laugh and laugh throughout the day. 

Until Next Time

If you have a gorgeous boat that you would love to get portraits on or with, then contact me. We can chat about the various locations you would like to visit on your boat, as well as the different shots you would like to have. I will sail on your boat with you, but I can hop ashore to take photographs of you on your boat, or you can join me, and I will take photographs with the boat in the background. Any ideas you have, let me know, and I will make this moment a magical one for you and your family.

Talk soon,

Margherita :)

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Lifestyle Portraits for Couples

Lifestyle Portraits for Couples

happy engagementEvery family is different, and each family has interests, hobbies, and other lifestyle elements that make them truly unique. Some families have many children, and some have few, while others are just a couple; I love working with all and finding perfect shots that are the best for each family. I am going to take a look at a few lifestyle portraits I have done. Hopefully, this will give you a great idea for a new portrait session!

Motorbikes and Cars are Perfect Lifestyle Portraits

I did a portrait session for a couple who enjoyed Mercedes autos, and they wanted to do a photo shoot with their vehicles. This turned out gorgeous and looked like something you would see in automobile advertisements. We went to a few lane ways in Brisbane that were surrounded by Jacarandas, and I was able to capture some incredible portraits of the couple together with their autos, as well as individual portraits. They were quite excited to hang one of the portraits in their lounge room because they absolutely loved it!

I also did a photo session for a couple who loved motorbikes and wanted me to capture them with their bikes. We went to an old abandoned warehouse and had quite the magical portrait session. I captured them with their helmets under their arms, wearing leather jackets – it was just who they are.I loved capturing these elements because I knew I was capturing exactly who these various couples were. They were able to have some stunning portraits that they could proudly show off to others. 

Capturing Your Dream Home

Other things that many people are proud of are their homes. This could be a dream home you’ve spent months and years building or a home that has been in your family for generations. I did a portrait session just like that for a client on a farm that had been in their family for a long time. I was able to capture them with the home behind them, the dam that is part of the farm, and the gorgeous fields. It helped make some stunning portraits that this family could be happy with and that captured something they were proud of and enjoyed greatly. It was quite a beautiful session. 

Other Hobbies or Interests

Not everyone collects something that is large or has a particular interest such as dream home, but I can capture anything you take pride in. For example, if you are training for a half marathon or you enjoy sculpting I can perfectly capture the elements that surround each one. I will gladly take some gorgeous shots at your favourite training location or can take portraits with your art, or whatever your particular interests are. 

Get A Portrait Session that Perfectly Captures You

Now that you know you can get portraits that capture your favourite hobbies and interests, contact me to set up a session. I will gladly talk over what interests you and make sure to capture it perfectly. Capturing who someone truly is is something I greatly enjoy!

Talk soon,
Margherita :)

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