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New Auckland Product Photography Service is Now Taking Orders

7 months ago

Boutique Lifestyle Photography’s new professional product photography service has now been launched and is currently accepting orders. Designed primarily for the business and commercial markets, this exciting addition is aimed at photographing smaller-sized products, such as watches, bottles, along with many other similarly sized products. The professional studio setup in conjunction with the creative lighting employed by the team will be sure to visually represent your company’s products in the best possible light.

An easy-to-understand rates structure has also been implemented to offer flexibility to businesses and allowing them to invest with confidence. Services start from $400.00, with half-day and full-day rates also available depending upon your requirements. More information is available on the company’s website.

All booking enquiries are welcome by contacting the team on (09) 522 5123.

Boutique Lifestyle Photography
Suite 1, 231 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
(09) 522 5123
http://www.boutiquelifestylephotography.co.nz

Great Corporate Headshot Package – 3 Retouched Images for $350.00!

8 months ago

Boutique Lifestyle Photography are pleased to announce their new business headshots package, comprising a one-hour studio based photo shoot, image viewing and your favourite 3 professional head shots all for just $350.00.

You are encouraged to bring along a couple of different outfits to create entirely different looks, some perhaps more formal and others more casual.The creative team will assist you throughout your session with your posing, helping to capture you at your best.

This package is perfect if you are requiring new headshots for online purposes, including updating LinkedIn and website profiles, and for print purposes including brochures and business cards.Call our team today on 09 522 5123 to arrange your session!

Boutique Lifestyle Photography
Suite 1, 231 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
(09) 522 5123
http://www.boutiquelifestylephotography.co.nz

Six Tips to Help You Prepare for your Maternity Session

8 months ago

Selecting your preferred maternity photographer is just the first step in the creation of your treasured photographic memories.As this is such a special occasion for any mother, whether this is your first child or not, you should plan in advance to ensure that your experience is as relaxed and enjoyable as possible.

Below are six helpful tips to help you plan your maternity photo shoot.

  1. Timing is everything with maternity photography. Ideally, you should be looking to book your photo shoot when you are between 31 and 36 weeks pregnant. This will ensure that your tummy has a nice round shape perfect for photographing. If you leave your session too late, you run the risk of the baby arriving early. At this late stage, you may also not be feeling confident in front of the camera. You may also wish to book multiple sessions during your pregnancy to show your baby’s journey!
  2. Planning your shoot in advance with your photographer regarding posing ideas and concepts will ensure you are well prepared on the day. If you have specific ideas in mind you should mention these to your photographer so there are no surprises and last minute hiccups. Exploring online galleries is a great way to gain inspiration!
  3. You may wish to include your significant other in your photo shoot with you. This is a great way of celebrating this journey together. As such, you may wish to have some portraits taken by yourself and some taken together as a couple. Plan this in advance to ensure that you are able to secure a shoot date that works for both of your schedules!
  4. Don’t forget to accessorise! You should be encouraged to bring along any items of personal significance, including but not limited to jewellery, wraps and furs or pre-purchased baby clothing which you may want included in your portraits. Your photographer may also be able to provide a selection of such items during your session.
  5. Bring along a selection of outfits to create a variety of looks throughout your portraits. Some of your portraits may be focused solely on your tummy, others full length. By keeping your options open, you will be surprised how many different looks can be achieved throughout your session. The possibilities are endless!
  6. Don’t stress and worry that you won’t look good in your portraits. Everyone feels somewhat self-conscious in front of the camera, but relaxing as much as possible will make you appear more confident in your portraits. Your photographer, as previously mentioned, should provide you with helpful posing advice throughout your session. It’s important to make a mental note to enjoy your experience as much as possible. This is an exciting moment in your life, and your portraits will be a reminder of this joyous occasion for the rest of your life!

Boutique Lifestyle Photography
Suite 1, 231 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
(09) 522 5123
http://www.boutiquelifestylephotography.co.nz

Five Great Ways Professional Product Photography Will Help Grow Your Business

8 months ago

Five Great Ways Professional Product Photography Will Help Grow Your Business in today’s ever-growing online market

If you own a business that sells your products online, investing in eye-catching and creative product photography is essential. Like the classic saying ‘a picture says a thousand words’, one striking image of your product will do more to sell it to your prospective clients than long descriptions ever will. Below are five ways that investing in professional product photography will help promote your products and assist your business to grow.

1. Professional images of your products convey a sense of quality, and this perception is further extended to represent your entire business. Average photography would normally be associated with average products, even if it’s simply on a subconscious level. Conversely, investing in professional images will set you apart from your competition and inspire consumer confidence when purchasing online.

2. Your professional product photography will allow you to sell your products on major online marketplaces and websites, including Amazon, Google and EBay. These websites require images to be of a minimum standard, and if the photos you submit aren’t up to their standards, you are missing out on a huge potential consumer base.

3. A professional photographer will be able to create consistency amongst your product images, both in angles, lighting and quality. This will in turn create a professional look to your images and brand. Further, the capturing your products from various angles will help consumers feel confident purchasing your products online, as they simply cannot ‘touch and feel’ your products like they would do in a conventional shop. A professional photographer will have experience on showing off your products in the best possible way.

4. In a world where we are constantly bombarded with advertising of all forms, interesting and creative advertising is far more likely to remain in our minds than dull, ineffective ads. Visually striking images, whether achieved through creative setups and/or lighting, will stand out from the crowd. Give your brand and your products the exposure they deserve.

5. People like to be associated with quality, irrespective of what the product is. In a world of branding, you will find it much easier to create a sense of your product’s worth and perceived value if you present it in a way which lends itself to such thoughts. Quality product photography will do just that for your business and its products.

Preparing for your Corporate Headshots

8 months ago

Corporate Headshots Auckland

A little preparation prior to attending your corporate headshots photo shoot will ensure you look your best and enjoy your experience at the same time.  Important things for you to consider include your choice of clothing, your hair, and any makeup you may wish to wear.

Clothing is an important part of expressing yourself and you will want to select outfits that reflect your personality within your portraits.  As always, it is best to bring along a few choices to your shoot to ensure you have a variety of options available.  Your photographer may also have some advice should you be unsure on the day. 

Specifically, strong and solid colours work wonders in photography.  It is up to you whether you wish to include a pattern on your clothing, although sometimes keeping it simple works best as there will be fewer distractions in your images.  Don’t forget, you can always add layers throughout your shoot to create a variety of different looks. 

Regarding personal grooming, ensure you bring along a comb and/or hair brush.  Due to hygiene reasons, you may wish not to use any hair care items at a photography studio.  Remember to create a variety of different looks too; your hair down will create a more formal or business orientated look, where as your hair up will portray you in a very different manner; more relaxed and casual.

Makeup is always a personal choice, and as such you may wish to wear a lot or just a little.  Ensure you cover up any blemishes, although professional photo retouching will ensure any unwanted marks can be removed during post production work on your images.  Exfoliating your skin the night before is also a great way of making your skin look radiant.

Men may wish to shave just prior to their session to ensure a clean look.  Moisturising after shaving is also a great way of reducing any skin inflammation or irritation.  If you have a beard, you may wish to ensure it is trimmed neatly.

Finally, you should consider what kind of look you are trying to portray.  You may wish to appear smiley and approachable, or more formal and business like.  Perhaps you may wish to create a variety of different looks throughout your session, allowing you the flexibility to appeal to different clientele.  This is just up to you!

As with anything in life, including portraiture, planning makes all the difference.  You should talk with your photographer before your session to answer any of your questions and make sure you are fully prepared to look your best!

Important things to Consider when Booking your Newborn Photo shoot

8 months ago

Timing is everything when booking a photo shoot with your selected newborn photographer.  The first few couple of weeks are the best time to conduct your session, as babies during this very early stage quite often sleep throughout their shoot, and are therefore more easily posed than after this time when they become more conscious and hard to pose.

You should book your session as far in advance as you can, possibly even during the early stages of your third trimester.  Photographers can take bookings months in advance so you will want to book in early to avoid disappointment.  With such a limited window of opportunity it is best to make your booking and enquiries well ahead of time to ensure the process is as smooth and easy as possible.

Some parents choose to have their newborns photographed naked for a timeless and classic look.  If however you would prefer your baby to be clothed, it is essential that the clothes you bring are well fitting.  Baggy clothing will simply dwarf your baby and result in unflattering portraits.  Being prepared with a couple of changes of outfit for your child is a great idea.  This allows for a variety of different looks within your portraits as well as accounting for any accidents!

Other things to consider bringing to your session include pacifiers and some nappies and cleaning wipes.  You may also wish to bring along a spare change of clothes for yourself as well!  Any additional accessories, such as blankets, outfits for your baby or other sentimental items should also be considered.

If you have particular posing ideas and looks that you have seen and would like to emulate, be sure to mention these to your photographer either during or preferably prior to your session. 

Professional newborn portraits are a fabulous idea, both for yourself and even as a gift idea.  A little preparation in advance will go a long way to ensuring that you can enjoy your experience and your portraits for many years to come.

Investing in Yourself with Creative Headshots!

9 months ago

If you are looking to update your online presence, C.V. or any other online medium, investing in new professional corporate headshots could be the answer your looking for to get ahead.

Professional headshots are designed to portray you at your best. Whether you’re looking to convey a professional, relaxed or semi-casual look and feel, these are images that represent who you are and can often be very important in decision making processes.

Corporate and business headshots with Boutique Lifestyle Photography are held at their trendy Auckland studio complete with professional lighting setups. The creative team will work with you closely to ensure your portraits truly represent you and what you are trying to achieve.

In-studio Commercial Product Photography for your business

9 months ago

Boutique Lifestyle Photography are proud to announce the launch of their new in-studio product photography service.  Conducted within their Auckland studio, this exciting new service is tailored specifically to small and medium sized businesses who are looking to create high-impact, visually exciting and creative images that positively represent their brand and products.

The inclusion of commercial product photography into the Boutique Lifestyle’s offerings is a natural progression.  Building on the years of experience and reputation formed from their portrait services, the addition of product photography follows the company’s philosophy of offering a quality service along with visually striking results.

Smaller products such as watches, bottles, jewellery and flowers to name but a few are the core intention of this new service.  With a professional studio setup, a central location along with a creative team who will actively listen to your aspirations, you can rest assured the results you have visualised will come to fruition.

You can contact Boutique Lifestyle Photography by visiting their website or calling on 09 522 5123.  The team will be happy to discuss with you all your product photography requirements.

Choosing an Advertising Photographer for your business

9 months ago

When choosing an advertising photographer to visually portray your products, it is essential to select based on what kind of creative style you feel best represents your business and brand.  Each photographer will inevitably have their own unique photographic style, and looking through their portfolio of work is the most simple and best way of ascertaining if they are the right fit for your business.

Boutique Lifestyle Photography’s new Commercial Product Photography service is an exciting new concept that is designed to cater for small to medium sized businesses who are looking to create high-impact, visually exciting and creative images that positively represent their brand and products.

Conducted within their upmarket Auckland studio, the professional in-studio setup is designed with flexibility in mind.  Whether you are trying to portray your products with a creative and dynamic edge or perhaps a more classic elegant look, the team at Boutique Lifestyle Photography welcome your creative input and feedback to ensure your results are just as you have visualised.     

You can contact Boutique Lifestyle Photography by visiting their website or calling on 09 522 5123.  The team will be happy to discuss with you all your photography requirements.

Introducing Product Photography from Boutique Lifestyle Photography

9 months ago

If you are looking for a competitive edge in today’s market place, choosing a quality product photographer to visually represent your business and brand is a great way of getting ahead. As a natural progression from their portrait photography roots, the team at Boutique Lifestyle Photography are pleased to introduce their latest service, commercial product photography, to be conducted within their Auckland studio.

This exciting service is aimed at smaller personal-sized products, such as watches, bottles, flowers along with many other similar sized products. The professional studio setup in conjunction with the creative lighting employed by the team will be sure to visually represent your company’s products in the best possible light. The result: Your creative and eye catching images will be perfect for displaying within your brand’s promotional material, including but not limited to your website and print media.

You can contact Boutique Lifestyle Photography by visiting their website or calling on 09 522 5123. The team will be happy to discuss with you all your commercial and product photography requirements.

Exciting New Corporate Head shots Package

9 months ago

If you are looking to update your C.V. for a new job, social media profiles, or refreshing your personal profiles online, investing in contemporary business headshots will allow you to portray yourself to the world in the best possible way.

Whether you are wanting to portray yourself as highly corporate, casual or perhaps somewhere in between, the team the team at Boutique Lifestyle Photography will assist you in creating the look you desire.

Your headshots will assist you greatly in your chosen career and set you apart from the rest of the pack. In today’s world you must set yourself apart with a strong point of difference, and the inclusion of creative professional photography will help you market yourself in a very visual and high-impact manner.

With the recent launch of our Corporate Headshots package there is no better time to invest in yourself and your chosen career.  Our dynamic package includes your own studio session along with your favourite three professional headshots, all for just $350.00!  Also included is our renowned digital retouching on your chosen headshots, designed to show you at your best!

Call us today to take advantage of this great offer on 09 522 5123.

Putting Your Best Foot Forward with Professional Headshots

10 months ago

Professional corporate headshots give you the best possible advantage in today’s business world. Whether you are looking to update your C.V. for a new job, creating social media profiles, or refreshing your personal profile on your company website, investing in contemporary professional head shots will allow you to portray yourself to the world in a highly positive way.

The team at Boutique Lifestyle Photography will work with you closely and discuss what kind of look and feel you are trying to portray. Whether this is overly corporate, smart-casual or perhaps a mix of both, you can rest assured that your portraits will accurately represent your brand and personal image, just as you want to be seen!

Your headshots and corporate portraits will assist you greatly in your chosen career and set you apart from the rest of the pack. In today’s world you must set yourself apart with a point of difference, and the use of eye-catching professional photography will help you market yourself in a very visual and high-impact manner.

In addition, with some great specials to be soon launched there's not been a better time to refresh your online presence. Enquire today to find out more by calling 09 522 5123!

Preparing your family for your portrait session

23/12/2016

If you are looking to book an Auckland photographer for your family photo shoot, taking the time to plan can pay off big time come the day of your session.  From choosing your outfits to personal grooming tips, your photographer should be able to advise you on how best to prepare and make you all look your best!

With regards to outfits and colour themes, there is no absolute right or wrong way to dress. A smart casual theme always works well, while traditional and cultural clothing also works should you choose this. Clothing which features logos, writing or branding should be avoided as this tends to date photographs over time. An example of a smart casual theme would include denim jeans and a clean shirt/blouse. A ‘winter fashion' look tends to look more timeless and professional rather than summer, which appears more casual and every day. Above all else it is important to dress in a way that you feel the most comfortable in, as this will show through in your portraits. 

For women, assuming you wear makeup you will want to achieve a natural looking skin tone ensuring you cover any blemishes.  If you have any last minute breakouts, don’t worry as these can be retouched digitally during your portrait processing.  Don’t forget to bring along personal grooming items such as hair brushes and combs. 

For men, if you have a beard ensure it is trimmed and tidy, or if not, ensure that you are cleanly shaven.  Don’t worry about any shaving rash you may experience; this too can be removed in post-production. 

Other simple ways to ensure your portraits look professional include wearing freshly washed outfits, properly ironing your clothing as well as bringing along any accessories you may wish to wear in your portraits.  These can include jewellery, watches, ties etc.  These can add a nice touch to your photos, especially if they hold significant sentimental value.

You can discuss with your photographer prior to making your booking all of the aspects and things that you should consider before arriving on the day.  This will ensure you are all relaxed and looking your best during your portrait session. 

10 Great Reasons to Book your Graduation Photo Shoot!

20/12/2016

Graduation Portraits with Boutique Lifestyle Photography. Celebrate your academic achievements with eye-catching Graduation photographs that symbolise your success! With a great range of photographic presentation options to choose from, you can be sure that your graduation portraits can sit proudly around your home or office.

Below are 10 fantastic reasons to book your Boutique Lifestyle Graduation photo shoot today!

1. Boutique Lifestyle Photography is located in Khyber Pass, Grafton and therefore only a short drive (or bus ride) from both the University of Auckland and AUT. This makes planning for your graduation ceremony and your graduation photo session extremely easy on the day!

2. You can bring along your family to be included in your graduation photos - and at no extra cost! This is the perfect time to celebrate your academic achievements with those who have helped and supported you during your studies.

3. We understand how much effort and study goes into obtaining your degree, and we work with you to celebrate your achievements in a way that you can look back fondly upon in the future. These will be graduation photos that you can treasure and be proud of!

4. Your graduation photos will become more important with every passing year. You will be able to look back upon your success and have a constant reminder of your achievements and what you are capable of!

5. Academic Dress Hire is located only a short distance away in Grafton, meaning little time is lost picking up your graduation regalia and dropping it back off.

6. Even if you graduated long ago, you are more than welcome to arrange your graduation photo session with us to celebrate your achievements. It’s never too late!

7. All of your treasured graduation portraits are professionally retouched by our masterful team, meaning that you (and your family) will look at your absolute best!

8. Your graduation photo shoot is based at our trendy Auckland Studio, meaning that irrespective of the weather you can be assured to get some fantastic photographs worthy of your achievements!

9. Our helpful team can assist you over the phone when you book your graduation photo shoot to ensure that you come prepared with everything you need, meaning that you arrive relaxed and ready for your photo shoot. Bookings are also available throughout the day (subject to availability), but we recommend contacting us as early as possible to avoid missing out.

10. The team at Boutique Lifestyle will work closely with you throughout your photo shoot to ensure that your photographs reflect the ‘look and feel’ that you want to convey. If you have any ideas for your graduation photos, we’d love to hear about them! Otherwise our team will be more than happy to assist you with creative input.

10 Great Reasons to Book your Couples Photo Shoot!

20/12/2016

Couples portraits with Boutique Lifestyle Photography.  Celebrate your special relationship with some beautiful couples portraits that you can both treasure forever! It's time to show how much you care about your special someone - and what better way to do so than with a romantic couples photo shoot.

 

Below are 10 fantastic reasons to book your Boutique Lifestyle Couples photo shoot today!

 

1. Your relationship is something very personal and special. A couple photo shoot at Boutique Lifestyle Photography is the perfect way to celebrate your love and connection the way you see it!

 

2. A couple photo shoot is an ideal gift to both yourself and your partner. What better way to treat yourselves!

 

3. Couple portraits are ideal for framing and mounting around your home. It’s time to replace some of the ‘happy snaps’ with some gorgeous photographs showing you both at your best!

 

4. A couples photo shoot is an ideal way to celebrate an anniversary, milestone or birthday! It's both unique and meaningful, and an experience you will both fondly remember!

 

5. Quick snap shots taken on your mobile phone never do you justice, with harsh shadows and unflattering results! Professional couples portraits make both of you look absolutely fantastic, results to be proud of!

 

6. Your photographs will be retouched to amazing standards by our professional photographic retouching team, meaning no more blemishes, scars or pimples. If only it was this easy in real life!

 

7. Couple photo shoots are a great way to show your partner just how much your relationship means to you! Words can only do so much.

 

8. Our creative photographic team will assist you with natural yet timeless posing that allows you to relax and look your best! If you have ideas you would like to include in your photo shoot, we’d love to hear them too!

 

9. With a great range of photographic presentation options to choose from, you can be sure to find many that you love and which compliment your couples portraits!

 

10. Couple photo shoots are a great deal of fun! We create a relaxed atmosphere that allows you to enjoy the experience of your photo shoot; all of which will be reflected in your photos!

10 Great Reasons to Book your Portrait Photo Shoot!

20/12/2016

Portraits with Boutique Lifestyle Photography are professionally crafted to show you at your best!  You will be amazed at your results; natural and flattering portraits that truly reflect your personality and character!
 

Below are 10 fantastic reasons to book your Boutique Lifestyle Portrait photo shoot today!

 

1. An individual portrait photo shoot is the perfect way to celebrate you! All too often in life we get caught up looking out and caring for our friends, family and loved ones. Now is the perfect time to do something special for yourself!

 

2. Unfortunately, it’s a fact that none of us are getting any younger! We all age and it’s unlikely that we will look any better than we currently do. So in other words, NOW is the perfect time to treat yourself!

 

3. Studio portraits and professional photos are a great gift idea for your family and relatives, not to mention your spouse or significant other! This is as much about a photographic journey for them as it is for you. Something you can both be a part of.

 

4. Our professional photographic retouching means that your photographic portraits will flatter you in every possible way. From a little, to a lot; the amount of retouching undertaken is up to you. We can remove fine lines, blemishes, scars and pimples and more at your request!

 

5. Our photo shoots are incredibly fun! We encourage you to express your concepts and ideas to us prior to your portrait session to ensure that your photos truly reflect your personality. This is your time to shine!

 

6. The team at Boutique Lifestyle Photography will assist you with your posing and suggest ideas that simply flatter you. We are used to working with people who have no photographic experience whatsoever, of all shapes, sizes and ages!

 

7. You are also more than welcome to bring along a friend or family member to your photo shoot to provide some guidance and support. In fact, we encourage this as it adds some fun and additional input into your photo shoot! Perhaps this may be the perfect time to grab some photos with them as well.

 

8. Whether you are looking to present your chosen photos as loose photographic prints or as larger wall mounted portraits, we have a great array of presentation options available for you to choose from. The friendly team will show you through your options during your session and make helpful recommendations if you are unsure.

 

9. Portrait photography is a great self-esteem boost and a perfect pick-me-up. You will look on in amazement at your results, which will flatter you in every possible way. Our goal is to make absolutely everyone look and feel photogenic!

 

10. Over time your treasured photos will become more and more important to both you and your loved ones. This is truly an investment with no down side! You will be able to look back upon your photos many years from now, show your family and relatives, and reflect back upon this very moment in your life!

10 Great Reasons to Book your Child's Photo Shoot!

20/12/2016

Capture and create special children portraits with the award-winning Boutique Lifestyle Photography that you will love and treasure forever! With today's hectic lifestyles it's more important than ever to create these lasting memories than ever before, and a photo shoot is the best way to do this.

 

Below are 10 fantastic reasons to book your Boutique Lifestyle Children's photo shoot today!

 

1. Children grow up so fast! It seems like just yesterday they were newborns, then babies. Now is the time to capture those special yet fleeting stages before they grow up and it's too late.

 

2. Forget about quick snaps taken on mobile phones! Professional children’s portraits capture your child in a special way like no other! Studio lighting, posing and props all combine to add to the eye-catching results.

 

3. Our highly experienced photographic team love working with kids! We relate to them well and create a relaxed atmosphere where they can be themselves, helping to bring out their best during your child's photo session.

 

4. Your professional children’s portraits will be a welcome addition when framed and mounted around your home. What better way to celebrate your little loved ones than with some beautiful photographic pieces of art around your house.

 

5. Our digital retouching and after-effects take your portraits into a new realm of creativity, leading to the creation of artistic and eye-catching photographs that are simply not available through basic ‘point and shoot’ cameras.

 

6. Children’s portraits are a great gift idea for grandparents and relatives. Make Christmas or birthdays easy this year with something that they’ll love and treasure!

 

7. Whether you’re looking for classic and timeless children’s portraits or more fun and relaxed photographs, we’ll create memories that capture their personalities in a special way that will reflext who they really are!

 

8. Your children are only young once! Unfortunately we can never go back and recapture these memories in the future. NOW is the time to create these special memories!

 

9. You are welcome to bring along a few outfit changes to see what works best during your photography session. Our team can also recommend ideas, colours and concepts prior to your photo shoot to assist you.

 

10. Children’s portraits are a great idea; irrespective of their age. From newborns through to toddlers and beyond, it's always the perfect time to create unique photographic memories to reflect upon in the future. What better way to record their life story than with memorable pieces of personalised photography!

10 Great Reasons to Book your Family Portrait Session!

20/12/2016

Family portraits at Boutique Lifestyle Photography are both fun and relaxing. Our passion and professionalism will lead to the creation of photographs that you and your loved ones will treasure for a lifetime!

 

Below are 10 fantastic reasons to book your Boutique Lifestyle Family photo shoot today!

 

1. Your kids are always changing and grow up so fast! No sooner do they start school then they finish, are off to university or into the work force and living away from home. They are only young once, and it’s important to capture those special family moments together before it’s too late!

 

2. Family photo shoots at Boutique Lifestyle Photography are a great deal of fun! We endeavor to make every session unique and ensure that all of the family is involved. A family photo shoot is also a great way to spend some time together – with the added bonus of treasured photos and memories to look back fondly upon.

 

3. Your family photo shoot is the perfect opportunity to grab some individual photos of all the family members in addition! This is a great way of celebrating the uniqueness of each family member as well as the whole family itself! (You can view our children's photography gallery and portrait gallery to gain some inspiration!)

 

4. Everyone has insecurities about themselves, especially when it comes to photography! You have to realize that you are perfect just as you are. With the assistance of our photographic team EVERYONE is made to look great - including you! This is your chance to prove to yourself that you CAN look great in photos, and don't worry, you will.

 

5. The studio lighting we use at Boutique Lifestyle Photography is flattering to everyone and all skin complexions! You family portraits will show you all at your best. You won’t have to worry about harsh shadows and the sun in your eyes! This is photography the way it’s meant to be.

 

6. All of your chosen family photographs at Boutique Lifestyle Photography are professionally retouched to look even more gorgeous than you thought possible! Wrinkles and lines? Not anymore! Talk to us about your retouching requirements during your image viewing.

 

7. The team at Boutique Lifestyle Photography has the patience and skills to work extremely well with children of all ages. We understand that some children are better behaved than others, but that doesn’t stop us from capturing stunning and eye-catching photos of everyone in your family.

 

8. Your treasured photos can hang proudly on your wall and provide personalized décor for your home. What better way to decorate your house than with treasured photographs of your beloved family!

 

9. You friends and relatives will be seriously impressed when they see your family portraits displayed around your home. Family photos are a great conversation starter at dinner parties and when friends come around to visit.

 

10. With a fantastic array of photographic presentation options to choose from, you can be sure that your treasured photos will be presented to look their best! Our range of eye-catching photographic options suit all styles of home decor, and our creative team can help you find the perfect match during your viewing.

Award-Winning Portraits by Boutique Lifestyle Photography

7/12/2016

Professional portrait photography with Boutique Lifestyle Photography is a great way to celebrate you! Bring along your favourite outfits and have some fun! Our creative and award-winning photographic team will help you instantly relax in front of the camera and make you look more fabulous than you ever thought possible!

We go to great lengths to create natural and timeless portraits that reflect who you really are. You are more than welcome to discuss any ideas and concepts you would like to include in your photos. Do you play the guitar? If so, bring it along! There are near infinite possibilities available to make your photos very special and personalised.

You are welcome to bring along a friend, spouse or support person along to your photo shoot too. This can be a great way of further helping you to relax and feel comfortable in front of the camera!

So call us today on (09) 522 5123 to book your portrait photo shoot. You can also visit our website for more information and to view our portrait photography galleries

Boutique Lifestyle Photography
Suite 1, 231 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
(09) 522 5123
http://www.boutiquelifestylephotography.co.nz

Booking your family photo shoot this Summer!

7/12/2016

Boutique Lifestyle Photography are family photographers based in Auckland, New Zealand. With the colder winter months well and truly upon us, parents are often looking for family based activities to make the most of the indoor months. One great option is to update your family portraits with Boutique Lifestyle Photography in Auckland.

Family portraits are all about the creation of timeless pieces of art capturing all those special family moments. These memories can then be immortalised around your home for you to love and admire for many years to come. These are images that only become more valuable as time passes.

Whether your family has young, teenage or adult kids it is never too late to get everyone together for a fun filled and rewarding experience. The creative team at Boutique Lifestyle Photography work with you closely to ensure that your family portraits accurately reflect your family’s unique character.

The upmarket photographic studio provides the perfect environment for the creation process. In addition to your pre-portrait consultation and comfortable viewing, you also enjoy the years of expertise offered by the team, assisting you with everything from posing to other creative tips during your experience.

With the upcoming school holidays just around the corner, there has never been a better time to make your booking. Contact the team today to discuss your photographic requirements and see how they can help you.

Boutique Lifestyle Photography
Suite 1, 231 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
(09) 522 5123
http://www.boutiquelifestylephotography.co.nz

Things to look for when choosing a family portrait photographer

7/12/2016

There are many factors to consider when choosing an Auckland family photographer.  All portrait photographers have their own unique style, and it’s only by looking through their portfolio that you will be able to ascertain whether they are the right one for you.

For example, if you have young children within your family, it is important to notice how the children within the photographer’s work have been portrayed.  Do they look happy? Such a simple observation can show you instantly how the photographer relates to children and whether they have what it takes to make your kids feel at ease.

It is also important to look for a photographer who creates the kind of portraits that you would proudly want to display on your walls.  Is their work contemporary or traditional?  Relaxed or formal?  A good photographer should be able to adjust their creations to suit your needs.  Bear this in mind when on the lookout.

Family portraits are also a great way of bringing your family together.  In today’s busy world, it is seldom that if you have teenage children, you are able to find the time and suitable activities to do together.  Further, it is also hugely beneficial to children of all ages to seem themselves included within family portraits, particularly when displayed on the walls of your home.   The portraits are a constant visual reminder of the ‘family unit’, and this sense of belonging can help children to feel like they have a place within the group.  At such a crucial stage in their lives, this can be an important building block in their sense of self and self-worth.

So choose wisely.  Family portraits are something of an investment.  And as with all investments, it is worth finding out which ones are right for you and knowing the right questions to ask.  These are images of your family that you will want to love and cherish forever.  So make them count!

Planning for your Graduation Photo Shoot

7/12/2016

Once you have decided upon your preferred Auckland graduation photographer, there are many things you should take into consideration to ensure that your portraits are created exactly how you have envisioned them.  Everything from hair and makeup through to clothing and attire should be considered beforehand to make sure there aren’t any unplanned surprises on the day of your shoot.

It is best to experiment with different hair styles prior to coming in for your graduation shoot, to ensure that on the day you are feeling great and at your best.  The last thing you want is to be feeling uncomfortable in front of the camera, as this will certainly show in your results.  It is best to not to try a complete new haircut either just prior to your booking as you may feel self-conscious on the day.  Rather it is better to simply get a trim to your current style. 

Hair and makeup should also be planned beforehand.  Try to avoid going overboard with heavy foundation and it is best to avoid a ‘shiny’ look, as the studio lights will reflect from this.  Again it is best to try different options prior to your shoot to find a look that you feel suits you and you feel comfortable with.  Professional retouching will also help with any unwanted blemishes etc. so don’t feel that any minor imperfections you may have will have an impact on your portraits.

For clean shaven men it is best to shave just prior to your shoot, as you will most likely want to avoid a 5 0’clock shadow.  If you have a beard, ensure it is tidy for a smart, professional look. 

You may also wish to bring along a couple of clean changes of clothing that you feel comfortable in and that you feel reflect your personality.  Likewise, a hair brush/comb and other basic grooming supplies as well as any props (such as flowers, your certificate etc.) which you may feel add to your portraits should be brought along.

As always it is best to discuss any questions you have with your photographer when making your booking.  A little preparation will ensure that you feel relaxed and comfortable during your photo shoot, and this will be reflected in your graduation portraits!

 

Planning your Family Portrait Photo Shoot

7/12/2016

Once you have decided upon your preferred family photographer, it is important to begin taking the next steps in preparation for your session.  You will want to consider such things as hair and makeup for any female members of your family as well as clothing and colours to ensure your portraits look both professional and classy.

When selecting your outfits, remember above all else to choose a style that every member of your family feels comfortable in.  The last thing you want is to be feeling awkward in front of the camera, as this will certainly show through in your portraits.  With regards to colours, there is no right or wrong way to go about this.  Consider colours that compliment both your skin tones and also create consistency within your family.

It is best to not to try a complete new haircut just prior to your booking as you may feel self-conscious on the day if it doesn’t look as you had planned.  Rather, it is better to simply get a trim to your current style or plan a new style well in advance. 

Hair and makeup should also be considered beforehand.  It is important not to use an overly glossy makeup to avoid a ‘shiny’ look in your portraits, as the studio lights will reflect from this.  Do not worry if any members of your family experience a break-out on the day of your shoot.  With modern day retouching technology these kinds of blemishes can be removed.

For bearded men, it is important to trim on the day of your shoot to look your best.  If you are clean shaven, you should shave on the day of your shoot to avoid a 5 o’clock shadow.

Other simple ways to ensure your portraits look professional include wearing freshly washed outfits, properly ironing your clothing as well as bringing along any accessories you may wish to wear in your portraits.  These can include jewellery, watches, ties etc.  These can add a nice touch to your photos, especially if they hold significant sentimental value.

As always it is best to discuss any questions you have with your photographer when making your booking.  A little preparation will ensure that you feel both relaxed and comfortable throughout your photo shoot, helping make your family portraits the best they can be!

Planning your Maternity Photo Shoot

7/12/2016

Once you have decided upon your preferred maternity photographer, you should begin planning your session well in advance as there are a wide range of considerations you should address prior to your shoot.

When sorting through your wardrobe and deciding on what outfits to bring, consider that you are looking for items that will accentuate your figure.  Therefore, tightly fitting outfits that highlight your shape are perfect.  Overly loose clothing will simply hide your figure and lessen the effect of your maternity portraits.  You should also consider the creative use of fabrics and silks, for example, to add yet another dimension to your photos.

When considering colours for your preferred outfits, it is more important to select these based on what makes you feel the most comfortable and those that most flatter your skin tones.  Confidence goes a long way in portraiture, so whatever tones that make you feel your best is the right choice!

The best time during your pregnancy to book your photo shoot is around the 32-week mark.  This ensures that you have as much shape as possible whilst not leaving it too late.  Depending on how your pregnancy progresses, you may wish to have your photo shoot completed sooner if your shape develops more quickly.  Likewise, some ladies book like to capture the changes throughout the course of their pregnancy through multiple photo shoots.

Hair and makeup should also be considered beforehand.  Do not to use an glossy makeups as the studio lights will reflect from this and create hotspots on your skin.  Any unwanted blemishes you experience on the day can be removed thanks to modern retouching technology.

Ensure your outfits are freshly washed and ironed to ensure a professional look to your portraits.  Accessories, including shoes and jewellery can also add a nice touch to your portraits.  Likewise, any other inclusions such as ultrasound pictures and any pre-purchased baby outfits can be included too.  Feel free to bring these and any other items to your session and your photographer can discuss how best to include these items. 

If you have any specific ideas in mind for your portrait session, you should discuss these in advance to ensure that both you and your photographer are on the same page during your maternity photo shoot.  You may wish to find your own poses and ideas too, which can provide a platform from which to envision and create your own memorable portraits!

5 Great Reasons to Book your Portrait Photo Shoot Today!

7/12/2016

As a portrait photographer, one of the most common things we hear from people is that they are waiting for a special occasion in order to book their photo shoot, such as an anniversary, birthday or some other significant milestone.  Having a professional portrait session should be viewed as a special occasion in and of itself!  Below are our top 5 reasons why booking a photo shoot right now may be one of the best things you can do for yourself.

 

Reason 1: With today’s hectic lifestyles, it is so easy to get so caught up in our daily routines that we completely forget about ourselves.  Taking the time to indulge yourself with a photo shoot is a great way of reconnecting with you, a connection that most of us sorely lack.  Your time in studio will be full of fun and allow you to feel confident and shine! It’s time to celebrate you.  Pamper yourself and prepare to be made to look and feel beautiful, because you are!

Reason 2: A portrait photo shoot allows you to create and capture special memories that you can look back on fondly for many years to come.  Irrespective of whether you are in your late teens to twenties, or in your seventies, it simply doesn’t matter! Everyone has a story to tell and this is what professional portrait photography aims to capture and convey.  Portraits and photographs are something that most often get passed through your family from generation to generation, valued heirlooms, and as such gain sentimental value as time goes on.  This isn’t just a gift to yourself, it’s a gift to those you love and treasure as well.

Reason 3: Many people feel more comfortable by including a spouse or significant other in their portrait session.  This is a great way to add another dimension to your photo shoot.  You can include some portraits individually and some together, creating lasting memories that you can both share.  This ensures a fun-filled photographic experience that you will both thoroughly enjoy.

Reason 4: Your portraits, apart from the obvious emotional and self-esteem lift, also allow you some more practical day-to-day benefits too.  Most people in today’s age have a ‘digital life’ that is made up of online profiles including Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google Plus to name just a few.  Your portraits help define this digital identity, and these help portray yourself to the world.  So whether you are looking to appear professional or casual and approachable, professional portraits are the perfect way to achieve this!

Reason 5: None of us are getting any younger!  Sadly, most of us will never look any better than we currently do.  Fortunately, though, with today’s digital retouching technology, bumps and blemishes can be removed to leave you looking your best.  So by booking your session now, not in another 5 years, you will create artistic and contemporary portraits that together with your desired level of retouching will leave you brimming with pride and confidence!  

Portrait Photography by Boutique Lifestyle Photography

23/10/2013

Book your portrait photography session with Boutique Lifestyle Photography today!  This is the perfect way to celebrate yourself with amazing photos that you will simply fall in love with and be proud of for many years to come.


Call us today on 09 522 5123 for more information and details on how to book.  You can also visit our website and view our portrait galleries.


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Pregnancy and Maternity Photography by Boutique Lifestyle Photography

23/10/2013

Book your pregnancy and maternity portrait photography session with Boutique Lifestyle Photography today! Celebrate this special moment in your life with beautiful photos that you will cherish for a lifetime.


Call us today on 09 522 5123 for more information and details on how to book. You can also visit our website and view our pregnancy and maternity portrait galleries.


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Glamour and Boudoir Photography by Boutique Lifestyle Photography

23/10/2013

Book your Glamour and Boudoir portrait photography session with Boutique Lifestyle Photography today!  This is the time to celebrate you and have some fun.  Also ideal for a pick-me-up and self esteem boost. 


Call us today on 09 522 5123 for more information and details on how to book.  You can also visit our website and view our glamour and boudoir portrait galleries.


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Children's and Kids Photography by Boutique Lifestyle Photography

23/10/2013

Book your children's and kids portrait photography session with Boutique Lifestyle Photography today!  Make sure you capture those special moments of your kids before they grow up and it's too late!


Call us today on 09 522 5123 for more information and details on how to book.  You can also visit our website and view our children portrait galleries.


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Family Photography by Boutique Lifestyle Photography

23/10/2013

Book your family portrait photography session with Boutique Lifestyle Photography today!  Capture those special family moments forever with beautiful and timeless family portraits.


Call us today on 09 522 5123 for more information and details on how to book.  You can also visit our website and view our family portrait galleries.


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Graduation Photography by Boutique Lifestyle Photography

23/10/2013

Book your graduation portrait photography session with Boutique Lifestyle Photography today!  This is the perfect way to celebrate your academic achievements that you have worked so hard for.  You are welcome to bring along your family to be included in your photos, no doubt they have helped you along the way!


Call us today on 09 522 5123 for more information and details on how to book.  You can also visit our website and view our graduation portrait galleries.


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Couples Photography by Boutique Lifestyle Photography

23/10/2013

Book your couples portrait photography session with Boutique Lifestyle Photography today!  This is the perfect way to celebrate your relationship with your significant other in a unique and fun way. 

Call us today on 09 522 5123 for more information and details on how to book.  You can also visit our website and view our couples portrait galleries.

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How to Dress for your Family Portraits

2 months ago

As professional Auckland family photographers, we at Boutique Lifestyle Photography are often asked for advice as to outfits and colours when booking a family photo shoot.  This guide below provides some helpful advice which you may wish to consider.

1.     It is not essential for you to try and match clothing colours exactly. While this does work well by achieving a ‘uniform’ look, using complimentary colours is also a great way to make your portraits look for cohesive and professional while still retaining some individuality.  More important is to dress in a similar style to one another, such as smart-casual or formal, for example.

2.     Prior to your photo shoot, become aware of your home’s décor and the colours that are present. You may wish to choose colours that compliment your existing décor, whether this be the colour of your walls, or existing pieces of art.

3.     Try and avoid excessive patterns on your clothing, as these styles constantly change and will date more rapidly. Rather, try for a more timeless look which will still look great for many years to come.

4.     Feel free to bring along any accessories that you like to wear. Be aware to avoid highly reflective items, such as large watches, which may cause issues. 

5.     It’s all in the details! Don’t forget to plan ahead, making sure your clothing and outfits are both clean and ironed. Avoiding creases and dirt can go a long way to making your portraits look more striking and professional.

6.     Above all else, choose clothing that you feel comfortable in! Trying for a new look for your photo shoot may not pay off.  Rather, stick to the tried and tested styles that you know flatter you the most. If you do want to try and achieve a different feel to your portraits, be sure to try out some different options prior to your session, so you can arrive feeling confident and prepared.

Great Spring Savings on Maternity Photo Shoots - Plus Six Tips to Help You Prepare

2 months ago

If you are looking for an Auckland pregnancy photographer and planning on booking such a session for yourself, or would like to arrange a gift voucher, now is the perfect time! As part of Boutique Lifestyle Photography’s Spring specials, maternity photo shoots sessions have been reduced for a limited time to just $79!

Selecting your preferred maternity photographer in Auckland is just the first step in the creation of your treasured photographic memories. As this is such a special occasion for any mother, whether this is your first child or not, you should plan to ensure that your experience is as relaxed and enjoyable as possible.

Below are six helpful tips to help you plan your Auckland pregnancy photo shoot.

Timing is everything with maternity photography. Ideally, you should be looking to book your photo shoot when you are between 31 and 36 weeks pregnant. This will ensure that your tummy has a nice round shape perfect for photographing. If you leave your session too late, you run the risk of the baby arriving early. At this late stage, you may also not be feeling confident in front of the camera. You may also wish to book multiple sessions during your pregnancy to show your baby’s journey!

Planning your shoot in advance with your photographer regarding posing ideas and concepts will ensure you are well prepared on the day. If you have specific ideas in mind you should mention these to your photographer so there are no surprises and last minute hiccups. Exploring online galleries is a great way to gain inspiration!

You may wish to include your significant other in your photo shoot with you. This is a great way of celebrating this journey together. As such, you may wish to have some portraits taken by yourself and some taken together as a couple. Plan this in advance to ensure that you are able to secure a shoot date that works for both of your schedules!

Don’t forget to accessorise! You should be encouraged to bring along any items of personal significance, including but not limited to jewellery, wraps and furs or pre-purchased baby clothing which you may want included in your portraits. Your photographer may also be able to provide a selection of such items during your session.

Bring along a selection of outfits to create a variety of looks throughout your portraits. Some of your portraits may be focused solely on your tummy, others full length. By keeping your options open, you will be surprised how many different looks can be achieved throughout your session. The possibilities are endless!

Don’t stress and worry that you won’t look good in your portraits. Everyone feels somewhat self-conscious in front of the camera, but relaxing as much as possible will make you appear more confident in your portraits. Your photographer, as previously mentioned, should provide you with helpful posing advice throughout your session. It’s important to make a mental note to enjoy your experience as much as possible. This is an exciting moment in your life, and your portraits will be a reminder of this joyous occasion for the rest of your life!

Limited Time Family Photo Shoot Specials!

2 months ago

If you’ve been looking for an Auckland portrait photographer to update your family portraits, then be sure to check out Boutique Lifestyle Photography’s latest specials; with all family photo shoot sittings reduced to just $79.00 for a limited time!

Included within your session is a one hour, in-studio photo shoot with our award-winning team who will assist you throughout your entire session; everything from posing ideas through to providing advice during your post-shoot image viewing.

There is no additional charge for bringing a few extended family members with you, such as Grandparents. You are encouraged to contact the team to discuss your individual requirements prior to making your booking.

Having photographed countless families over the years, the team at Boutique Lifestyle Photography will work with you closely to create cherished photographic memories of you and your loved ones. These are stunning portraits that show you and your family at your absolute best!

Call the team today on (09) 522 5123 and visit their website for more information on how to take advantage of this fantastic offer!

Boutique Lifestyle Photography
Suite 1, 231 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
(09) 522 5123
http://www.boutiquelifestylephotography.co.nz

New Introductory Headshots Package Perfect for your Digital Needs

4 months ago

Boutique Lifestyle Photography are pleased to launch their new introductory Auckland headshots photography package. For just $149.00, you will receive your in-studio photo shoot with the award-winning team, your relaxed image viewing as well as your favourite chosen image in digital format. 

You can discuss with the team any minor retouching requirements you would like, also included, ensuring you are able to present yourself at your absolute best!

Bookings are available Monday through to Saturday.  Contact the team today on (09) 522 5123 with all booking enquiries.  More information and headshots galleries can also be found on the company website.

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Headshots Photographer
Auckland

New Auckland Product Photography Service is Now Taking Orders

7 months ago

Boutique Lifestyle Photography’s new professional product photography service has now been launched and is currently accepting orders. Designed primarily for the business and commercial markets, this exciting addition is aimed at photographing smaller-sized products, such as watches, bottles, along with many other similarly sized products. The professional studio setup in conjunction with the creative lighting employed by the team will be sure to visually represent your company’s products in the best possible light.

An easy-to-understand rates structure has also been implemented to offer flexibility to businesses and allowing them to invest with confidence. Services start from $400.00, with half-day and full-day rates also available depending upon your requirements. More information is available on the company’s website.

All booking enquiries are welcome by contacting the team on (09) 522 5123.

You can view our full website for our complete list of services (Family Photography, Children, Portrait, graduation and Maternity Photographers, Corporate Headshots, Product Photos, Auckland NZ | Auckland Photographer) for more information and to view our online galleries.

Boutique Lifestyle Photography
Suite 1, 231 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
(09) 522 5123
http://www.boutiquelifestylephotography.co.nz

Great Corporate Headshot Package – 3 Retouched Images for $350.00!

8 months ago

Boutique Lifestyle Photography are pleased to announce their new business head shots package, comprising a one-hour studio based photo shoot, image viewing and your favourite 3 professional head shots all for just $350.00.

You are encouraged to bring along a couple of different outfits to create entirely different looks, some perhaps more formal and others more casual.The creative team will assist you throughout your session with your posing, helping to capture you at your best.

This package is perfect if you are requiring new headshots for online purposes, including updating LinkedIn and website profiles, and for print purposes including brochures and business cards.Call our team today on (09) 522 5123 to arrange your session!

Six Tips to Help You Prepare for your Maternity Session

8 months ago

Selecting your preferred Auckland Maternity Photographer is just the first step in the creation of your treasured photographic memories.As this is such a special occasion for any mother, whether this is your first child or not, you should plan in advance to ensure that your experience is as relaxed and enjoyable as possible.

 

Below are six helpful tips to help you plan your maternity photo shoot.

 

  1. Timing is everything with maternity photography.  Ideally, you should be looking to book your photo shoot when you are between 31 and 36 weeks pregnant.  This will ensure that your tummy has a nice round shape perfect for photographing.  If you leave your session too late, you run the risk of the baby arriving early.  At this late stage, you may also not be feeling confident in front of the camera.  You may also wish to book multiple sessions during your pregnancy to show your baby’s journey!
     
  2. Planning your shoot in advance with your photographer regarding posing ideas and concepts will ensure you are well prepared on the day.  If you have specific ideas in mind you should mention these to your photographer so there are no surprises and last minute hiccups.  Exploring online galleries is a great way to gain inspiration!
     
  3. You may wish to include your significant other in your photo shoot with you.  This is a great way of celebrating this journey together.  As such, you may wish to have some portraits taken by yourself and some taken together as a couple.  Plan this in advance to ensure that you are able to secure a shoot date that works for both of your schedules!
     
  4. Don’t forget to accessorise!  You should be encouraged to bring along any items of personal significance, including but not limited to jewellery, wraps and furs or pre-purchased baby clothing which you may want included in your portraits.  Your photographer may also be able to provide a selection of such items during your session.
     
  5. Bring along a selection of outfits to create a variety of looks throughout your portraits.  Some of your portraits may be focused solely on your tummy, others full length.  By keeping your options open, you will be surprised how many different looks can be achieved throughout your session.  The possibilities are endless!
     
  6. Don’t stress and worry that you won’t look good in your portraits.  Everyone feels somewhat self-conscious in front of the camera, but relaxing as much as possible will make you appear more confident in your portraits.  Your photographer, as previously mentioned, should provide you with helpful posing advice throughout your session.  It’s important to make a mental note to enjoy your experience as much as possible.  This is an exciting moment in your life, and your portraits will be a reminder of this joyous occasion for the rest of your life!

Five Great Ways Professional Product Photography Will Help Grow Your Business

8 months ago

Five Great Ways Professional Product Photography Will Help Grow Your Business in today’s ever-growing online market

 

If you own a business that sells your products online, investing in eye-catching and creative product photography is essential.  Like the classic saying ‘a picture says a thousand words’, one striking image of your product will do more to sell it to your prospective clients than long descriptions ever will.  Below are five ways that investing in professional product photography will help promote your products and assist your business to grow.

 

1. Professional images of your products convey a sense of quality, and this perception is further extended to represent your entire business.  Average photography would normally be associated with average products, even if it’s simply on a subconscious level.  Conversely, investing in professional images will set you apart from your competition and inspire consumer confidence when purchasing online.

2. Your professional product photography will allow you to sell your products on major online marketplaces and websites, including Amazon, Google and EBay.  These websites require images to be of a minimum standard, and if the photos you submit aren’t up to their standards, you are missing out on a huge potential consumer base.

3. A professional photographer will be able to create consistency amongst your product images, both in angles, lighting and quality.  This will in turn create a professional look to your images and brand.  Further, the capturing your products from various angles will help consumers feel confident purchasing your products online, as they simply cannot ‘touch and feel’ your products like they would do in a conventional shop.  A professional photographer will have experience on showing off your products in the best possible way.

4. In a world where we are constantly bombarded with advertising of all forms, interesting and creative advertising is far more likely to remain in our minds than dull, ineffective ads.  Visually striking images, whether achieved through creative setups and/or lighting, will stand out from the crowd.   Give your brand and your products the exposure they deserve.

5. People like to be associated with quality, irrespective of what the product is.  In a world of branding, you will find it much easier to create a sense of your product’s worth and perceived value if you present it in a way which lends itself to such thoughts.  Quality product photography will do just that for your business and its products.

Preparing for your Corporate Headshots

8 months ago

Corporate Headshots Auckland

A little preparation prior to attending your corporate headshots photo shoot will ensure you look your best and enjoy your experience at the same time. Important things for you to consider include your choice of clothing, your hair, and any makeup you may wish to wear.

Clothing is an important part of expressing yourself and you will want to select outfits that reflect your personality within your portraits. As always, it is best to bring along a few choices to your shoot to ensure you have a variety of options available. Your photographer may also have some advice should you be unsure on the day.

Specifically, strong and solid colours work wonders in photography. It is up to you whether you wish to include a pattern on your clothing, although sometimes keeping it simple works best as there will be fewer distractions in your images. Don’t forget, you can always add layers throughout your shoot to create a variety of different looks.

Regarding personal grooming, ensure you bring along a comb and/or hair brush. Due to hygiene reasons, you may wish not to use any hair care items at a photography studio. Remember to create a variety of different looks too; your hair down will create a more formal or business orientated look, where as your hair up will portray you in a very different manner; more relaxed and casual.

Makeup is always a personal choice, and as such you may wish to wear a lot or just a little. Ensure you cover up any blemishes, although professional photo retouching will ensure any unwanted marks can be removed during post production work on your images. Exfoliating your skin the night before is also a great way of making your skin look radiant.

Men may wish to shave just prior to their session to ensure a clean look. Moisturising after shaving is also a great way of reducing any skin inflammation or irritation. If you have a beard, you may wish to ensure it is trimmed neatly.

Finally, you should consider what kind of look you are trying to portray. You may wish to appear smiley and approachable, or more formal and business like. Perhaps you may wish to create a variety of different looks throughout your session, allowing you the flexibility to appeal to different clientele. This is just up to you!

As with anything in life, including portraiture, planning makes all the difference. You should talk with your photographer before your session to answer any of your questions and make sure you are fully prepared to look your best!

Boutique Lifestyle Photography
Suite 1, 231 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
(09) 522 5123
http://www.boutiquelifestylephotography.co.nz

Important things to Consider when Booking your Newborn Photo shoot

8 months ago

Timing is everything when booking a photo shoot with your selected newborn photographer.  The first few couple of weeks are the best time to conduct your session, as babies during this very early stage quite often sleep throughout their shoot, and are therefore more easily posed than after this time when they become more conscious and hard to pose.

You should book your session as far in advance as you can, possibly even during the early stages of your third trimester.  Photographers can take bookings months in advance so you will want to book in early to avoid disappointment.  With such a limited window of opportunity it is best to make your booking and enquiries well ahead of time to ensure the process is as smooth and easy as possible.

Some parents choose to have their newborns photographed naked for a timeless and classic look.  If however you would prefer your baby to be clothed, it is essential that the clothes you bring are well fitting.  Baggy clothing will simply dwarf your baby and result in unflattering portraits.  Being prepared with a couple of changes of outfit for your child is a great idea.  This allows for a variety of different looks within your portraits as well as accounting for any accidents!

Other things to consider bringing to your session include pacifiers and some nappies and cleaning wipes.  You may also wish to bring along a spare change of clothes for yourself as well!  Any additional accessories, such as blankets, outfits for your baby or other sentimental items should also be considered.

If you have particular posing ideas and looks that you have seen and would like to emulate, be sure to mention these to your photographer either during or preferably prior to your session. 

Professional newborn portraits are a fabulous idea, both for yourself and even as a gift idea.  A little preparation in advance will go a long way to ensuring that you can enjoy your experience and your portraits for many years to come.

Investing in Yourself with Professional Corporate Headshots!

9 months ago

If you are looking to update your online presence, C.V. or any other online medium, investing in new professional corporate headshots could be the answer your looking for to get ahead.

Professional headshots are designed to portray you at your best. Whether you’re looking to convey a professional, relaxed or semi-casual look and feel, these are images that represent who you are and can often be very important in decision making processes.

Corporate and business headshots with Boutique Lifestyle Photography are held at their trendy Auckland studio complete with professional lighting setups. The creative team will work with you closely to ensure your portraits truly represent you and what you are trying to achieve.

Choosing an Advertising Photographer for your business

9 months ago

Boutique Lifestyle Photography’s new Commercial Product Photography service is an exciting new concept that is designed to cater for small to medium sized businesses who are looking to create high-impact, visually exciting and creative images that positively represent their brand and products.

Conducted within their upmarket Auckland studio, the professional in-studio setup is designed with flexibility in mind.  Whether you are trying to portray your products with a creative and dynamic edge or perhaps a more classic elegant look, the team at Boutique Lifestyle Photography welcome your creative input and feedback to ensure your results are just as you have visualised.     

Smaller products such as watches, bottles, jewellery and flowers to name but a few are the core intention of this new service.  With a professional studio setup, a central location along with a creative team who will actively listen to your aspirations, you can rest assured the results you have visualised will come to fruition.

You can contact Boutique Lifestyle Photography by visiting their website or calling on 09 522 5123.  The team will be happy to discuss with you all your product photography requirements.

In-studio Commercial Product Photography for your business

9 months ago

Boutique Lifestyle Photography are proud to announce the launch of their new in-studio product photography service.  Conducted within their Auckland studio, this exciting new service is tailored specifically to small and medium sized businesses who are looking to create high-impact, visually exciting and creative images that positively represent their brand and products.

The inclusion of commercial product photography into the Boutique Lifestyle’s offerings is a natural progression.  Building on the years of experience and reputation formed from their portrait services, the addition of product photography follows the company’s philosophy of offering a quality service along with visually striking results.

Smaller products such as watches, bottles, jewellery and flowers to name but a few are the core intention of this new service.  With a professional studio setup, a central location along with a creative team who will actively listen to your aspirations, you can rest assured the results you have visualised will come to fruition.

You can contact Boutique Lifestyle Photography by visiting their website or calling on 09 522 5123.  The team will be happy to discuss with you all your product photography requirements.

Introducing Product Photography from Boutique Lifestyle Photography

9 months ago

If you are looking for a competitive edge in today’s market place, choosing a quality Auckland product photographer to visually represent your business and brand is a great way of getting ahead. As a natural progression from their portrait photography roots, the team at Boutique Lifestyle Photography are pleased to introduce their latest service, commercial product photography, to be conducted within their Auckland studio.

This exciting service is aimed at smaller personal-sized products, such as watches, bottles, flowers along with many other similar sized products. The professional studio setup in conjunction with the creative lighting employed by the team will be sure to visually represent your company’s products in the best possible light. The result: Your creative and eye catching images will be perfect for displaying within your brand’s promotional material, including but not limited to your website and print media.

You can contact Boutique Lifestyle Photography by visiting their website or calling on 09 522 5123. The team will be happy to discuss with you all your commercial and product photography requirements.

Exciting New Corporate Head shots Package

9 months ago

If you are looking to update your C.V. for a new job, social media profiles, or refreshing your personal profiles online, investing in contemporary business headshots will allow you to portray yourself to the world in the best possible way.

Whether you are wanting to portray yourself as highly corporate, casual or perhaps somewhere in between, the team the team at Boutique Lifestyle Photography will assist you in creating the look you desire.

Your headshots will assist you greatly in your chosen career and set you apart from the rest of the pack. In today’s world you must set yourself apart with a strong point of difference, and the inclusion of creative professional photography will help you market yourself in a very visual and high-impact manner.

With the recent launch of our Corporate Headshots package there is no better time to invest in yourself and your chosen career.  Our dynamic package includes your own studio session along with your favourite three professional headshots, all for just $350.00!  Also included is our renowned digital retouching on your chosen headshots, designed to show you at your best!

Call us today to take advantage of this great offer on 09 522 5123.

Putting Your Best Foot Forward with Professional Headshots

10 months ago

Professional corporate headshots give you the best possible advantage in today’s business world. Whether you are looking to update your C.V. for a new job, creating social media profiles, or refreshing your personal profile on your company website, investing in contemporary professional head shots will allow you to portray yourself to the world in a highly positive way.

The team at Boutique Lifestyle Photography will work with you closely and discuss what kind of look and feel you are trying to portray. Whether this is overly corporate, smart-casual or perhaps a mix of both, you can rest assured that your portraits will accurately represent your brand and personal image, just as you want to be seen!

Your headshots and corporate portraits will assist you greatly in your chosen career and set you apart from the rest of the pack. In today’s world you must set yourself apart with a point of difference, and the use of eye-catching professional photography will help you market yourself in a very visual and high-impact manner.

In addition, with some great specials to be soon launched there's not been a better time to refresh your online presence. Enquire today to find out more by calling 09 522 5123!

Preparing your family for your portrait session

23/12/2016

If you are looking to book an Auckland photographer for your family photo shoot, taking the time to plan can pay off big time come the day of your session.  From choosing your outfits to personal grooming tips, your photographer should be able to advise you on how best to prepare and make you all look your best!

With regards to outfits and colour themes, there is no absolute right or wrong way to dress. A smart casual theme always works well, while traditional and cultural clothing also works should you choose this. Clothing which features logos, writing or branding should be avoided as this tends to date photographs over time. An example of a smart casual theme would include denim jeans and a clean shirt/blouse. A ‘winter fashion' look tends to look more timeless and professional rather than summer, which appears more casual and every day. Above all else it is important to dress in a way that you feel the most comfortable in, as this will show through in your portraits. 

For women, assuming you wear makeup you will want to achieve a natural looking skin tone ensuring you cover any blemishes.  If you have any last minute breakouts, don’t worry as these can be retouched digitally during your portrait processing.  Don’t forget to bring along personal grooming items such as hair brushes and combs. 

For men, if you have a beard ensure it is trimmed and tidy, or if not, ensure that you are cleanly shaven.  Don’t worry about any shaving rash you may experience; this too can be removed in post-production. 

Other simple ways to ensure your portraits look professional include wearing freshly washed outfits, properly ironing your clothing as well as bringing along any accessories you may wish to wear in your portraits.  These can include jewellery, watches, ties etc.  These can add a nice touch to your photos, especially if they hold significant sentimental value.

You can discuss with your photographer prior to making your booking all of the aspects and things that you should consider before arriving on the day.  This will ensure you are all relaxed and looking your best during your portrait session. 

10 Great Reasons to Book your Graduation Photo Shoot!

20/12/2016

Graduation Portrait Photography with Boutique Lifestyle Photography. Celebrate your academic achievements with eye-catching Graduation photographs that symbolise your success! With a great range of photographic presentation options to choose from, you can be sure that your graduation portraits can sit proudly around your home or office.

Below are 10 fantastic reasons to book your Boutique Lifestyle Graduation photo shoot today!

1. Boutique Lifestyle Photography is located in Grafton and therefore only a short drive (or bus ride) from both the University of Auckland and AUT. This makes planning for your graduation ceremony and your graduation photo session extremely easy on the day!

2. You can bring along your family to be included in your graduation photos - and at no extra cost! This is the perfect time to celebrate your academic achievements with those who have helped and supported you during your studies.

3. We understand how much effort and study goes into obtaining your degree, and we work with you to celebrate your achievements in a way that you can look back fondly upon in the future. These will be graduation photos that you can treasure and be proud of!

4. Your graduation photos will become more important with every passing year. You will be able to look back upon your success and have a constant reminder of your achievements and what you are capable of!

5. Academic Dress Hire is located only a short distance away in Grafton, meaning little time is lost picking up your graduation regalia and dropping it back off.

6. Even if you graduated long ago, you are more than welcome to arrange your graduation photo session with us to celebrate your achievements. It’s never too late!

7. All of your treasured graduation portraits are professionally retouched by our masterful team, meaning that you (and your family) will look at your absolute best!

8. Our graduation photo shoots are based at our trendy Grafton Studio, meaning that irrespective of the weather you can be assured to get some fantastic photographs worthy of your achievements!

9. Our helpful team can assist you over the phone when you book your graduation photo shoot to ensure that you come prepared with everything you need, meaning that you arrive relaxed and ready for your photo shoot. Bookings are also available throughout the day (subject to availability), but we recommend contacting us as early as possible to avoid missing out.

10. The team at Boutique Lifestyle will work closely with you throughout your photo shoot to ensure that your photographs reflect the ‘look and feel’ that you want to convey. If you have any ideas for your graduation photos, we’d love to hear about them! Otherwise our team will be more than happy to assist you with creative input.

Boutique Lifestyle Photography

Graduation Photographer
09 522 5123

Auckland

10 Great Reasons to Book your Couples Photo Shoot!

20/12/2016

Couples portraits with Boutique Lifestyle Photography.  Celebrate your special relationship with some beautiful couples portraits that you can both treasure forever! It's time to show how much you care about your special someone - and what better way to do so than with a romantic couples photo shoot.

 

Below are 10 fantastic reasons to book your Boutique Lifestyle Couples photo shoot today!

 

1. Your relationship is something very personal and special. A couple photo shoot at Boutique Lifestyle Photography is the perfect way to celebrate your love and connection the way you see it!

 

2. A couple photo shoot is an ideal gift to both yourself and your partner. What better way to treat yourselves!

 

3. Couple portraits are ideal for framing and mounting around your home. It’s time to replace some of the ‘happy snaps’ with some gorgeous photographs showing you both at your best!

 

4. A couples photo shoot is an ideal way to celebrate an anniversary, milestone or birthday! It's both unique and meaningful, and an experience you will both fondly remember!

 

5. Quick snap shots taken on your mobile phone never do you justice, with harsh shadows and unflattering results! Professional couples portraits make both of you look absolutely fantastic, results to be proud of!

 

6. Your photographs will be retouched to amazing standards by our professional photographic retouching team, meaning no more blemishes, scars or pimples. If only it was this easy in real life!

 

7. Couple photo shoots are a great way to show your partner just how much your relationship means to you! Words can only do so much.

 

8. Our creative photographic team will assist you with natural yet timeless posing that allows you to relax and look your best! If you have ideas you would like to include in your photo shoot, we’d love to hear them too!

 

9. With a great range of photographic presentation options to choose from, you can be sure to find many that you love and which compliment your couples portraits!

 

10. Couple photo shoots are a great deal of fun! We create a relaxed atmosphere that allows you to enjoy the experience of your photo shoot; all of which will be reflected in your photos!

10 Great Reasons to Book your Portrait Photo Shoot!

20/12/2016

Portraits with Boutique Lifestyle Photography are professionally crafted to show you at your best!  You will be amazed at your results; natural and flattering portraits that truly reflect your personality and character!
 

Below are 10 fantastic reasons to book your Boutique Lifestyle Portrait photo shoot today!

 

1. An individual portrait photo shoot is the perfect way to celebrate you! All too often in life we get caught up looking out and caring for our friends, family and loved ones. Now is the perfect time to do something special for yourself!

 

2. Unfortunately, it’s a fact that none of us are getting any younger! We all age and it’s unlikely that we will look any better than we currently do. So in other words, NOW is the perfect time to treat yourself!

 

3. Studio portraits and professional photos are a great gift idea for your family and relatives, not to mention your spouse or significant other! This is as much about a photographic journey for them as it is for you. Something you can both be a part of.

 

4. Our professional photographic retouching means that your photographic portraits will flatter you in every possible way. From a little, to a lot; the amount of retouching undertaken is up to you. We can remove fine lines, blemishes, scars and pimples and more at your request!

 

5. Our photo shoots are incredibly fun! We encourage you to express your concepts and ideas to us prior to your portrait session to ensure that your photos truly reflect your personality. This is your time to shine!

 

6. The team at Boutique Lifestyle Photography will assist you with your posing and suggest ideas that simply flatter you. We are used to working with people who have no photographic experience whatsoever, of all shapes, sizes and ages!

 

7. You are also more than welcome to bring along a friend or family member to your photo shoot to provide some guidance and support. In fact, we encourage this as it adds some fun and additional input into your photo shoot! Perhaps this may be the perfect time to grab some photos with them as well.

 

8. Whether you are looking to present your chosen photos as loose photographic prints or as larger wall mounted portraits, we have a great array of presentation options available for you to choose from. The friendly team will show you through your options during your session and make helpful recommendations if you are unsure.

 

9. Portrait photography is a great self-esteem boost and a perfect pick-me-up. You will look on in amazement at your results, which will flatter you in every possible way. Our goal is to make absolutely everyone look and feel photogenic!

 

10. Over time your treasured photos will become more and more important to both you and your loved ones. This is truly an investment with no down side! You will be able to look back upon your photos many years from now, show your family and relatives, and reflect back upon this very moment in your life!

10 Great Reasons to Book your Child's Photo Shoot!

20/12/2016

Capture and create special children portraits with the award-winning Boutique Lifestyle Photography that you will love and treasure forever! With today's hectic lifestyles it's more important than ever to create these lasting memories than ever before, and a photo shoot is the best way to do this.

 

Below are 10 fantastic reasons to book your Boutique Lifestyle Children's photo shoot today!

 

1. Children grow up so fast! It seems like just yesterday they were newborns, then babies. Now is the time to capture those special yet fleeting stages before they grow up and it's too late.

 

2. Forget about quick snaps taken on mobile phones! Professional children’s portraits capture your child in a special way like no other! Studio lighting, posing and props all combine to add to the eye-catching results.

 

3. Our highly experienced photographic team love working with kids! We relate to them well and create a relaxed atmosphere where they can be themselves, helping to bring out their best during your child's photo session.

 

4. Your professional children’s portraits will be a welcome addition when framed and mounted around your home. What better way to celebrate your little loved ones than with some beautiful photographic pieces of art around your house.

 

5. Our digital retouching and after-effects take your portraits into a new realm of creativity, leading to the creation of artistic and eye-catching photographs that are simply not available through basic ‘point and shoot’ cameras.

 

6. Children’s portraits are a great gift idea for grandparents and relatives. Make Christmas or birthdays easy this year with something that they’ll love and treasure!

 

7. Whether you’re looking for classic and timeless children’s portraits or more fun and relaxed photographs, we’ll create memories that capture their personalities in a special way that will reflext who they really are!

 

8. Your children are only young once! Unfortunately we can never go back and recapture these memories in the future. NOW is the time to create these special memories!

 

9. You are welcome to bring along a few outfit changes to see what works best during your photography session. Our team can also recommend ideas, colours and concepts prior to your photo shoot to assist you.

 

10. Children’s portraits are a great idea; irrespective of their age. From newborns through to toddlers and beyond, it's always the perfect time to create unique photographic memories to reflect upon in the future. What better way to record their life story than with memorable pieces of personalised photography!

10 Great Reasons to Book your Family Portrait Session!

20/12/2016

Family portraits at Boutique Lifestyle Photography are both fun and relaxing. Our passion and professionalism will lead to the creation of photographs that you and your loved ones will treasure for a lifetime!

 

Below are 10 fantastic reasons to book your Boutique Lifestyle Family photo shoot today!

 

1. Your kids are always changing and grow up so fast! No sooner do they start school then they finish, are off to university or into the work force and living away from home. They are only young once, and it’s important to capture those special family moments together before it’s too late!

 

2. Family photo shoots at Boutique Lifestyle Photography are a great deal of fun! We endeavor to make every session unique and ensure that all of the family is involved. A family photo shoot is also a great way to spend some time together – with the added bonus of treasured photos and memories to look back fondly upon.

 

3. Your family photo shoot is the perfect opportunity to grab some individual photos of all the family members in addition! This is a great way of celebrating the uniqueness of each family member as well as the whole family itself! (You can view our children's photography gallery and portrait gallery to gain some inspiration!)

 

4. Everyone has insecurities about themselves, especially when it comes to photography! You have to realize that you are perfect just as you are. With the assistance of our photographic team EVERYONE is made to look great - including you! This is your chance to prove to yourself that you CAN look great in photos, and don't worry, you will.

 

5. The studio lighting we use at Boutique Lifestyle Photography is flattering to everyone and all skin complexions! You family portraits will show you all at your best. You won’t have to worry about harsh shadows and the sun in your eyes! This is photography the way it’s meant to be.

 

6. All of your chosen family photographs at Boutique Lifestyle Photography are professionally retouched to look even more gorgeous than you thought possible! Wrinkles and lines? Not anymore! Talk to us about your retouching requirements during your image viewing.

 

7. The team at Boutique Lifestyle Photography has the patience and skills to work extremely well with children of all ages. We understand that some children are better behaved than others, but that doesn’t stop us from capturing stunning and eye-catching photos of everyone in your family.

 

8. Your treasured photos can hang proudly on your wall and provide personalized décor for your home. What better way to decorate your house than with treasured photographs of your beloved family!

 

9. You friends and relatives will be seriously impressed when they see your family portraits displayed around your home. Family photos are a great conversation starter at dinner parties and when friends come around to visit.

 

10. With a fantastic array of photographic presentation options to choose from, you can be sure that your treasured photos will be presented to look their best! Our range of eye-catching photographic options suit all styles of home decor, and our creative team can help you find the perfect match during your viewing.

Things to look for when choosing a family portrait photographer

7/12/2016

There are many factors to consider when choosing an Auckland family photographer. All portrait photographers have their own unique style, and it’s only by looking through their portfolio that you will be able to ascertain whether they are the right one for you.

For example, if you have young children within your family, it is important to notice how the children within the photographer’s work have been portrayed. Do they look happy? Such a simple observation can show you instantly how the photographer relates to children and whether they have what it takes to make your kids feel at ease.

It is also important to look for a photographer who creates the kind of portraits that you would proudly want to display on your walls. Is their work contemporary or traditional? Relaxed or formal? A good photographer should be able to adjust their creations to suit your needs. Bear this in mind when on the lookout.

Family portraits are also a great way of bringing your family together. In today’s busy world, it is seldom that if you have teenage children, you are able to find the time and suitable activities to do together. Further, it is also hugely beneficial to children of all ages to seem themselves included within family portraits, particularly when displayed on the walls of your home. The portraits are a constant visual reminder of the ‘family unit’, and this sense of belonging can help children to feel like they have a place within the group. At such a crucial stage in their lives, this can be an important building block in their sense of self and self-worth.

So choose wisely. Family portraits are something of an investment. And as with all investments, it is worth finding out which ones are right for you and knowing the right questions to ask. These are images of your family that you will want to love and cherish forever. So make them count!

Boutique Lifestyle Photography
Suite 1, 231 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
(09) 522 5123
http://www.boutiquelifestylephotography.co.nz

Planning for your Graduation Photo Shoot

7/12/2016

Once you have decided upon your preferred Auckland graduation photographer, there are many things you should take into consideration to ensure that your portraits are created exactly how you have envisioned them.  Everything from hair and makeup through to clothing and attire should be considered beforehand to make sure there aren’t any unplanned surprises on the day of your shoot.

It is best to experiment with different hair styles prior to coming in for your graduation shoot, to ensure that on the day you are feeling great and at your best.  The last thing you want is to be feeling uncomfortable in front of the camera, as this will certainly show in your results.  It is best to not to try a complete new haircut either just prior to your booking as you may feel self-conscious on the day.  Rather it is better to simply get a trim to your current style. 

Hair and makeup should also be planned beforehand.  Try to avoid going overboard with heavy foundation and it is best to avoid a ‘shiny’ look, as the studio lights will reflect from this.  Again it is best to try different options prior to your shoot to find a look that you feel suits you and you feel comfortable with.  Professional retouching will also help with any unwanted blemishes etc. so don’t feel that any minor imperfections you may have will have an impact on your portraits.

For clean shaven men it is best to shave just prior to your shoot, as you will most likely want to avoid a 5 0’clock shadow.  If you have a beard, ensure it is tidy for a smart, professional look. 

You may also wish to bring along a couple of clean changes of clothing that you feel comfortable in and that you feel reflect your personality.  Likewise, a hair brush/comb and other basic grooming supplies as well as any props (such as flowers, your certificate etc.) which you may feel add to your portraits should be brought along.

As always it is best to discuss any questions you have with your photographer when making your booking.  A little preparation will ensure that you feel relaxed and comfortable during your photo shoot, and this will be reflected in your graduation portraits!

Planning your Family Portrait Photo Shoot

7/12/2016

Once you have decided upon your preferred family photographer, it is important to begin taking the next steps in preparation for your session.  You will want to consider such things as hair and makeup for any female members of your family as well as clothing and colours to ensure your portraits look both professional and classy.

When selecting your outfits, remember above all else to choose a style that every member of your family feels comfortable in.  The last thing you want is to be feeling awkward in front of the camera, as this will certainly show through in your portraits.  With regards to colours, there is no right or wrong way to go about this.  Consider colours that compliment both your skin tones and also create consistency within your family.

It is best to not to try a complete new haircut just prior to your booking as you may feel self-conscious on the day if it doesn’t look as you had planned.  Rather, it is better to simply get a trim to your current style or plan a new style well in advance. 

Hair and makeup should also be considered beforehand.  It is important not to use an overly glossy makeup to avoid a ‘shiny’ look in your portraits, as the studio lights will reflect from this.  Do not worry if any members of your family experience a break-out on the day of your shoot.  With modern day retouching technology these kinds of blemishes can be removed.

For bearded men, it is important to trim on the day of your shoot to look your best.  If you are clean shaven, you should shave on the day of your shoot to avoid a 5 o’clock shadow.

Other simple ways to ensure your portraits look professional include wearing freshly washed outfits, properly ironing your clothing as well as bringing along any accessories you may wish to wear in your portraits.  These can include jewellery, watches, ties etc.  These can add a nice touch to your photos, especially if they hold significant sentimental value.

As always it is best to discuss any questions you have with your photographer when making your booking.  A little preparation will ensure that you feel both relaxed and comfortable throughout your photo shoot, helping make your family portraits the best they can be!

Planning your Maternity Photo Shoot

7/12/2016

Once you have decided upon your preferred maternity photographer, you should begin planning your session well in advance as there are a wide range of considerations you should address prior to your shoot.

When sorting through your wardrobe and deciding on what outfits to bring, consider that you are looking for items that will accentuate your figure.  Therefore, tightly fitting outfits that highlight your shape are perfect.  Overly loose clothing will simply hide your figure and lessen the effect of your maternity portraits.  You should also consider the creative use of fabrics and silks, for example, to add yet another dimension to your photos.

When considering colours for your preferred outfits, it is more important to select these based on what makes you feel the most comfortable and those that most flatter your skin tones.  Confidence goes a long way in portraiture, so whatever tones that make you feel your best is the right choice!

The best time during your pregnancy to book your photo shoot is around the 32-week mark.  This ensures that you have as much shape as possible whilst not leaving it too late.  Depending on how your pregnancy progresses, you may wish to have your photo shoot completed sooner if your shape develops more quickly.  Likewise, some ladies book like to capture the changes throughout the course of their pregnancy through multiple photo shoots.

Hair and makeup should also be considered beforehand.  Do not to use an glossy makeups as the studio lights will reflect from this and create hotspots on your skin.  Any unwanted blemishes you experience on the day can be removed thanks to modern retouching technology.

Ensure your outfits are freshly washed and ironed to ensure a professional look to your portraits.  Accessories, including shoes and jewellery can also add a nice touch to your portraits.  Likewise, any other inclusions such as ultrasound pictures and any pre-purchased baby outfits can be included too.  Feel free to bring these and any other items to your session and your photographer can discuss how best to include these items. 

If you have any specific ideas in mind for your portrait session, you should discuss these in advance to ensure that both you and your photographer are on the same page during your maternity photo shoot.  You may wish to find your own poses and ideas too, which can provide a platform from which to envision and create your own memorable portraits!

5 Great Reasons to Book your Portrait Photo Shoot Today!

7/12/2016

As a portrait photographer, one of the most common things we hear from people is that they are waiting for a special occasion in order to book their photo shoot, such as an anniversary, birthday or some other significant milestone.  Having a professional portrait session should be viewed as a special occasion in and of itself!  Below are our top 5 reasons why booking a photo shoot right now may be one of the best things you can do for yourself.

 

Reason 1: With today’s hectic lifestyles, it is so easy to get so caught up in our daily routines that we completely forget about ourselves.  Taking the time to indulge yourself with a photo shoot is a great way of reconnecting with you, a connection that most of us sorely lack.  Your time in studio will be full of fun and allow you to feel confident and shine! It’s time to celebrate you.  Pamper yourself and prepare to be made to look and feel beautiful, because you are!

Reason 2: A portrait photo shoot allows you to create and capture special memories that you can look back on fondly for many years to come.  Irrespective of whether you are in your late teens to twenties, or in your seventies, it simply doesn’t matter! Everyone has a story to tell and this is what professional portrait photography aims to capture and convey.  Portraits and photographs are something that most often get passed through your family from generation to generation, valued heirlooms, and as such gain sentimental value as time goes on.  This isn’t just a gift to yourself, it’s a gift to those you love and treasure as well.

Reason 3: Many people feel more comfortable by including a spouse or significant other in their portrait session.  This is a great way to add another dimension to your photo shoot.  You can include some portraits individually and some together, creating lasting memories that you can both share.  This ensures a fun-filled photographic experience that you will both thoroughly enjoy.

Reason 4: Your portraits, apart from the obvious emotional and self-esteem lift, also allow you some more practical day-to-day benefits too.  Most people in today’s age have a ‘digital life’ that is made up of online profiles including Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google Plus to name just a few.  Your portraits help define this digital identity, and these help portray yourself to the world.  So whether you are looking to appear professional or casual and approachable, professional portraits are the perfect way to achieve this!

Reason 5: None of us are getting any younger!  Sadly, most of us will never look any better than we currently do.  Fortunately, though, with today’s digital retouching technology, bumps and blemishes can be removed to leave you looking your best.  So by booking your session now, not in another 5 years, you will create artistic and contemporary portraits that together with your desired level of retouching will leave you brimming with pride and confidence!  

Spoil yourself with a Glamour and Boudoir Experience!

22/10/2013

Glamour and Boudoir photo shoots at Boutique Lifestyle Photography is all about celebrating you!  You will be warmly welcomed into our studio by our award-winning photographic team and you will be made to instantly feel at ease.  This is all about a fun-filled experience designed for one purpose; to give back to yourself!  All too often in life we overlook our own needs for the sake of others.  This, however, is your day.  Enjoy it!

Your glamour session is a unique and fun way to look and feel sexy, even if you don’t feel so now. Experiencing your very own glamour shoot is one of the best ways to improve your self esteem - we hear this all the time from our clients. You will be amazed with your results, and your stunning photos are something that you will love and cherish for many years to come.

So bring along your favourite sets of lingerie and have some fun!  You will be advised prior to your photo shoot as what to bring, but remember, this day is all about you!  Enjoy yourself, you know you deserve it!

Visit our website to view our Glamour and Boudoir Galleries and contact us today on 09 522 5123 to arrange your photo shoot

 

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Booking your Graduation Photo Shoot with Boutique Lifestyle Photography

22/10/2013

Professional Graduation portraits are the perfect way of celebrating all of your academic success and achievements. You are welcome to bring along your family and loved ones to your graduation photo shoot - no doubt they have supported you along the way!

Our graduation photo shoots are held in our upmarket Auckland studio, only a short distance to both Auckland University and AUT, making your day easy and memorable. Additionally, irrespective of weather, you can be guaranteed to get great looking photos to be proud of with our professional studio lighting and background setups.

Book your Graduation photo shoot today with Auckland's best - Boutique Lifestyle Photography. Visit our galleries at www.boutiquelifestylephotography.co.nz and call us now on 09 522 5123 to arrange your Graduation photo shoot.

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Beautiful Pregnancy and Maternity Portraits

22/10/2013

Pregnancy, Maternity and Newborn Photography Created by Boutique Lifestyle Photography

Beautiful pregnancy and maternity portraits are perfect for celebrating this special moment in your life. Our professional and award-winning photographic team will provide you with an abundance of ideas and concepts for you to consider during your maternity photo shoot.

Ensure that this milestone in your life is celebrated for all that it is; the beginning of a new life and a new journey. More so than any other form of photography, pregnancy and maternity photo shoots are something that should not be missed. There is only a small window of opportunity to record these special memories, so make sure you don't miss it! Ideally for best results, between 7 and 8 months is the ideal time to be photographed.

Call us today on 09 522 5123 to make your photo shoot booking and visit our website for more information and maternity galleries.

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The Importance of Professional Family Portrait Photography

22/10/2013

Professional family portraits are the perfect way of creating lasting memories of your family to love and treasure for a lifetime!  In today’s busy world, it is more important than ever before to ensure that time does not slip through your hands.  Before you know, your children will have grown up, finished school and will be beginning lives of their own.  Capturing and creating these lasting memories is essential, and there is no better time than now!

Your family portraits will sit proudly on your walls for many years to come.  They are also a great conversation starter at dinner parties or whenever you are hosting friends and relatives.  They allow you to look back many years from now and instantly relive that particular moment in time; something highly meaningful and sentimental that simply cannot be created retrospectively in the future.

So when is the right time to book your family photo shoot?  Now!  Don’t let THIS moment slip you by.

Family Portrait Sittings at Boutique Lifestyle Photography are something to look forward to, a family orientated experience that can be enjoyed together.  Our creative and award-winning photographic team will assist you along every step of your journey, from your initial phone call through to the comfy and relaxed viewing of your photographs after the conclusion of your photo shoot.

You can view our online family photo galleries to gain inspiration for your very own family shoot.  Call us today on 09 522 5123 to arrange your family photo shoot experience with us; before it’s too late!

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Auckland

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Couples Portraits by Boutique Lifestyle Photography

17/09/2013

Couples and Engagement Photography with Boutique Lifestyle!

It’s time to celebrate your relationship with a romantic couples photo shoot at Boutique Lifestyle Photography!

We understand that every couple is unique, and therefore your couple portraits should be as unique as you are. Our creative photographic team will assist you during your session and are more than happy to suggest timeless posing ideas to you throughout your photo shoot. You are also more than welcome to discuss any concepts or ideas that you would like to include during your photo session.

Your beautiful couple portraits are ideal for enlarging and framing for your home. There they can sit as a constant reminder of your special relationship and the connection between the both of you.

Couples Photo Shoots are also an ideal way to celebrate an anniversary, birthday or simply to take some time out for yourselves! We all tend to get so caught up in day to day life that it’s easy to forget about ourselves; now is the time to change that.

Visit our website at www.boutiquelifestylephotography.co.nz or call us today on 09 522 5123 to arrange your couples photo shoot.

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Boutique Lifestyle Photography

Auckland

Booking your Family Photo Shoot with Boutique Lifestyle Photography

17/09/2013

A Family Photo Shoot is the perfect way to capture those special family moments of you and your loved ones. Your family portraits are something that you can love and treasure over the years, becoming more and more valuable as time goes by.

At Boutique Lifestyle Photography, we take great care and time in the creation of your family portraits. We will work with you to ensure that your portraits truly reflect your family and your desired outcomes; whether you prefer more traditional forms of family portraiture or more relaxed and fun family photos – the choice is yours!

Prior to your photo shoot commencing, we will discuss with you what kind of look and feel you are trying to achieve during your session.Your input is always welcome throughout your photo shoot too, ensuring that the photographic results are exactly as you had planned.

You are welcome to bring a variety of outfits for you and your family to your photo shoot. We can suggest to you tips and tricks when trying to select your outfits if you are unsure.

Our friendly and professional photographic team will assist you with posing ideas and concepts during your session to show you all at your best. Classic posing that doesn’t feel contrived, but rather relaxed and natural. Everything you need to know will be discussed and shown to you throughout your photo shoot, making the experience an absolute pleasure!

All that remains is a luxurious viewing of your photos after the completion of your photo shoot. Here you can make your selections in comfort, with our creative team suggesting ideas and effects that will further enhance your beautiful images.

So when is the right time to book your Boutique Lifestyle Family Photo Shoot? The answer is Now! All of us (especially children) grow and change so quickly that it’s important to capture those memories before it’s too late! There has never been a better time than now.

To arrange your family photo shoot please call us on 09 522 5123. You can also visit our website at www.boutiquelifestylephotography.co.nz for more information and view our family photography galleries to find inspiration for your own photo shoot.