Checkout my latest exhibition at
|Darebin Arts Centre|
|Address: Cnr Bell St & St Georges Rd, Preston, VIC 3072
Phone: (03) 8470 8282
Until the end of June 2019
Did you know I started as a street photographer? It was at a time in my life when I kept to myself although didn’t want to loose contact with humanity (another story) Nearly 10 years on and I’m ready share just a little more #storyteller not a #writer #mother #artist find me in #wordpress #yourrandombackyard #smile #thisismestory), for many years I sat and watched (non stalker), ordinary people doing ordinary things, I saw people cry, smile, laugh, waiting, watching, stressed, glued to their phone….through this, I learned to reconnect, see beauty in all, the way people moved, gestures, moments to click, this down the track inspired my approach to shooting portraits…
Every year for my girls’ birthday we organise a photoshoot!!! mostly based around what they are doing or passionate about, Lil Miss Sparkles has been learning how to play guitar since the beginning of the year so she wanted a rock chick shoot with her first axe, God I love her!!!! She likes to play the piano a little so she agreed I could use it as the stage. She has sat beside me the whole time making sure I edited her pic just the way she likes it, so it was black and white and her guitar red, then i said i got a few bits i want to add, she finally agrees and I got the thumbs up! She’s tough client!
It’s not just a headshot! It’s an introduction of you, as part of my service, I post you on all my social media with links to your business and share about you, who you are and what you do. Studio location Taylors Hill, Melbourne or on location. $185 including 2 web ready images, fast turn around. Please note, travel fees may apply. Group discounts available.
Meet Susan from Eves Garden The Essence of Womanhood.
One of my mottos in life has been, if it’s not fun or at least interesting I’m not doing it!
In my 20’s someone once said “life is just one big party for you, do you think maybe it’s time to be a little more responsible? and take life seriously” Mind you this was before kids working up to 65 hours a weeks, so I burnt the candle at both ends, we are young, we are immortal remember? So I thought maybe I should quieten down a little, let me tell you how depressed I got, my joy for life was leaving me, that was the worst 3 weeks of my life and I never listened to anyones opinion again. Live life, laugh, do what makes you happy keeping in mind not to hurt others in the process, you get one shot as far as I know make it awesome. A smile suites me way better than a serious look.
A big thank you to my friend and fellow photographer for not only having fun during his shoot but allowing me to share these with you. I especially love duck face! 50% of his sitting were all along the lines of this! And this is why I love my job, I can adapt to all kinds of crazy and “normal” and somewhat in between. Happy Days
There days I just want to play like a child, think like a child and colour outside the lines. Allowing myself this gives me peace by just playing. A great way to fly off into the compass of the mind, through away what overwhelms and learn my way back to inner quiet. I was not striving for perfection or an award with this image, just going with the flow.
I met this lovely man about 3 years ago at Bradmills, Yarraville, selling his winemaking grapes, I spotted him for a distance pulled up and went over and had a chat, he was from Adelaide. I asked if i could take his photo and he put of a little show, I have 4 great images of this lovely bloke, always great when people laugh and have fun and don’t take it serious. We said our good byes, I thanked him, he gave me a bag of grapes for my ride home, sweet.
We strive to bring out the inner beauty of each individual client. It’s more than just looking great in your headshots but as if you are really speaking to the people gazing at your headshots.
“Capturing photos that speak to people”
In studio, Taylors Hill or on location
What you receive
It’s not just a headshot! Too busy to take time out from your busy work schedule?
I am happy to come out to you! With every package you receive:
Duration : 2 Hours
• Professional Photography
• Every image individually edited to look your best!
• High-resolution digital files: For printing, annual reports, etc.
• Web-resolution files: For use on the web, email, intranet, LinkedIn, etc.
• License-free images: Use them however you like for as long as you like!
• Fast turnaround: Download all your images straight to your hard-drive 10 images of your choice.
Package Price : $595.00 Additional images may be purchasd @ $50.00 each Please note : Please note travel fees may apply.
THE IMPORTANCE OF A PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT
It’s not ‘just’ a Headshot!
With social media and our online presence playing such a huge role today in the success of our businesses, it is now more important than ever to be seen often, and in the best possible light.
Sometimes we try and short cut this critical element by looking at our headshot as redundant, and as an unnecessary expense. But we should actually be looking at it as an opportunity to portray an image to our potential clients, to share our brand, and to show ‘the face behind the business’. We forget that when potential customers are looking at our businesses online, they are also looking at who we are and how we conduct business. They want to make sure that we are serious about quality and good customer service. If the photography on our website is done with a point-n-shoot and on-camera flash against a plain wall with a dark shadow around our head, it sends the wrong message. It shows lack of professionalism. And if we don’t appear to care about our own personal image, then why should our potential customers believe that we would use higher standards for the product or service we are offering?
The physical side of taking a ‘proper’ headshot requires the usage of standard professional equipment- camera, lenses, lighting, and photo editing software. But more importantly than that (about 100x more important) is the intangible aspect – Experience. Without the knowledge of how to effectively use camera gear, lighting (even daylight), or to be able to trouble shoot problems should they arise, leaves you back at square one.
Having a natural and trained artistic eye for posing and directing people in order to achieve the individual’s optimal look, is probably on the top of my list. Everyone is different and needs to be photographed a certain way according to their shape, hair color, gender, skin, and profession. Knowing what lighting to use, in what direction, with each face shape, makes all the difference in the world between an okay shot, and an amazing portrait. A good professional photographer will suggest the proper clothing, analyze the model’s face and then pose and light them accordingly. The last thing to consider is that depending on your profession or what the shot will be used for, you might want to add a little personality to your portrait. Showing your audience a little bit of you, will help them make a connection and start a bond before they even meet you.
How do we want to be seen? Do we want our audience to see us as real professionals with high standards, or are we satisfied with showing them our ‘mug-shot’?
Taylors Hill Studio or Location
Group Discounts may be available.
Referral Reward Program
An integral part of our business growth has come from the continual referrals from previous clients.
Therefore, I would like to thank our valued clients by giving them a 20% off any future Shoots.
Up with the birds, out with the boys from Hillside Security again this morning, I must really love my job!!!!! Thanks for breakfast, with a full belly off to begins my first selection making it easy for them to choose. One of the great things about working with the same company is the good laugh, the trust built and I can say no!!!!! With a smile of course. I do love the creative input though!!!!
My 4th shoot with them. A company that knows the value of online presence and keeping their website up to date.
I hope someone was out shoot the sunrise this morning, spectacular clouds and cleared up just as we were wrapping up. A great location for corporate photography.
Silvia Tomarchio Photography based in Taylors Hill Melbourne.