Why choose Pet Castle Portraits
Tell us what you love about your pet, tell us about your favourite place or activity, tell us what defines you –we’ll listen to your story and get you passionate about the process of creating your special portrait.
We value your time and understand how busy you are –that’s why we come to you. We organize your viewing session at the comfort of your house and even deliver and mount your wall art.
Quality, quality, quality -we invest in the best equipment, never-ending training and pride our selves in offering only the best professional photography products for you to enjoy for decades. Read more about pet portraits [top] [/right-col] [/block] [block] [left-col]
Our Personalised Process
At Pet Castle Portraits we pride ourselves on providing a boutique experience with personalised service, exceptional quality production and a relaxed, warm environment in which you feel comfortable, confident and most importantly, have fun.
Our personalized process involves four key stages; a briefing consultation, the shoot, a detailed viewing and then final delivery.
Briefing Consultation Once you have confirmed your session, we will book in a briefing consultation of approximately 30 minutes either in person, or over the telephone. This is where we share information, ask questions and really get down to details – discussing topics such as what you would like to achieve with the session and highlighting anything special you would like to capture in the shoot. At Pet Castle Portraits, we want to know what is most important to you, so we can customize our service to suit your needs and create a memorable, enjoyable and personalized experience.
The Shoot Our photography sessions are conducted on location – they can be at your home, in the backyard, at a local park or even on the beach. Wherever you feel comfortable. We come to you. (Though we do recommend somewhere with as much natural light as possible).
The shoot itself is relaxed, easy and fun, usually running for about an hour or two. We will gently guide and direct the process, but on the whole, it is a fairly natural and informal approach. In line with this style of photography, most clients favour a casual wardrobe with light hair and makeup. For those who would like their wardrobe, hair and makeup professionally styled, our stylist can be booked for the session and will come to your home to assist with outfit selection and help make you look fabulous and feel great.
Viewing and Selection Our viewing session is typically booked in one to two weeks after the shoot. We come to your home and present all the photographs from the session, discussing and highlighting all the details in each shot. Together, we select your favourite images and will go through how you would like them formatted, printed and displayed. All our photographs are printed on 200-year Archive Quality Kodak Professional Supra Endura paper and we also handle framing, photographic albums and any other storage or display needs. See the section below for details
Production and Delivery Once your selection has been finalised, we will organise the printing and production of your images and bring them direct to you. If you need, we can even assist with the display and mounting of portraits in your home![top] [/right-col] [/block] [block] [left-col]
Wall art for your home
The goal for any portrait session is the creation of stunning art for display in your home and keepsakes to last a lifetime. The best way to display portraits is to marry the collection with the style of your décor. When considering lifestyle photography, groupings of portraits in a series are an effective and contemporary way to tell your story. At Five Castles Portraits we will gladly walk you through our Wall Gallery options, showcasing all of our most popular arrangements. Because part of the custom service we offer is to assist in creating interesting and unique displays for your home, our artisans will help plan your wall galleries with your favourite images, coupled with frames, or displayed as mounted prints or museum wrap canvases. Our goal is to provide you with images as dynamic and original as you are. Alternatively, you can opt for a portrait collection in a form of a set of beautifully mounted photographs that come in a stylish box and an easel for easy display.
Collection of matted, fine art prints Stunning beyond measure, the true treasure of your portrait session is the creation of stunning custom portraits for display in your home. Five Castles Portraits is proud to offer custom choices to ease you into beautiful, decorative art that will remain a joy for years to come. This popular collection comes with your favourite photographs printed on an amazing metallic paper, mounted in stylish matts, delivered in a beautiful box and presented on a novelty easel.
Need smaller prints? Our specialty 5”x10” gift prints make wonderful presents for friends and family.
Modern Foamcore mounted wall prints A popular option for display, foamcore mounted wall prints are not only sturdy and long lasting, they deliver immediate appeal. For this custom treatment, your photographic print will be carefully mounted directly to a thick, lightweight board and finished with a solid 20mm edge. Because standouts arrive ready to display with hanging strings on the back, these images do not require matting or framing and are the perfect solution for tight spaces where you want to maximize the size of the image.
Custom Framed Wall Prints For ultimate style and appeal we suggest custom framed wall prints. Your photograph is printed on a quality board and professionally framed. These frames are designed to be tough, durable, warp free, resistant to finger prints, and scuffing. Moreover, because the print is protected by ArtShield overlays glass is not necessary. The printed image will stand-out clear, sharp and free of added reflection, showing the full beauty and colour of your image. During your ordering session you’ll be able to preview all the options and select your favourite frame. [top] [/right-col] [/block] [block] [left-col] [/left-col] [right-col]
Our standard rate for a portrait session is $200 (payable on booking) and it includes: 2 hours photo session at your chosen location for you and your immediate family, professional post-processing of images, my transportation in Melbourne area, consultation before the session and viewing experience at your house.
We also include all photographs in web-resolution to share with friends and family.
Wall prints from $199 Wall portraits come in a variety of sizes from 8”x10” to 40”x60”, finishes and framing options.
Albums from $550 All albums are hand crafted and printed in Japan to highest standards.
Portfolio boxes from $500 Perfect alternative to album. These collections provide you with a selection of your favorite photographs, ready to display or give away [top] [/right-col] [/block]