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How to take Good Photos of your Pets

If you have ever tried taking a photo of your beloved pet, you probably already know that it is not always as easy to get the perfect shot. Whether you are taking photos to add to your family album, or a trying to get a great shot to use as reference for a pet portrait, hopefully the following tips will help! The number one tip for great looking photos is take them from the subjects level – for pet...

South west family and children lifestyle photography Michelle Wrighton Photography

Boyup Brook Lifestyle Family Photography | Michelle Wrighton

As a lifestyle family, children and pet portrait photographer, I find it is helpful to know a little about the people and pets I photograph, their personalities and unique traits.  This is why I have a questionnaire for my clients to fill in before their session - the answers also help me to plan and customise the experience to suit my clients individual needs. In preparation for their recent family photography session, mum, Estelle, told me that some of...

Session Information

Lifestyle Pet & Family Portrait Photography Session Fee: $250 Includes: Personal Design & Planning Consultation (In-Home or phone) On location photography session (45 mins to 1.5 hours) All pets and people in your family Professional editing and re-touching of images In-Home Viewing and Ordering appointment Expert advice and guidance Exclusive hand selected range of premium heirloom quality products to choose from 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Digital images and prints are priced separately. Printed images start at $200 with no minimum purchase...

FAQ

Can we get the digital files? Of course!  Digital+Print packages include high resolution digital files, print release and 6x4" proof prints for colour and quality control.  The complete digital collection includes high resolution digital files of all images in colour and in black and white on usb with a custom walnut wood presentation box of all colour proof prints. All specialty art products include the matching high resolution and social media size digital files of each image purchased. What...

Horse Portrait photography eye close up

Introduction to Photography Part 3: Camera Modes, White Balance and ISO

Camera Modes One of the best tips I can give to new photographers is to read your manual to see what creative functions your camera has to offer.  Experiment by shooting the same subject but changing the settings each time to see how the different settings affect the same subject (you can check EXIF data, which will be in the files properties on your computer, to show what setting was used in a particular photo) Automatic Mode:  This will...

Family and Children Photography

Introduction to Photography – Tips for Taking Better Photos Part 1

Way back in November 2005 when I was doing traditionally painted pet portraits, I wrote an article ‘How to take Good Photos of your Pets’ for clients who I wasn’t able to visit in person to take photos as reference material for their paintings.  This blog post article has been one of the most frequently visited pages on my website since 2005.  Even though I had not started my career specifically as a professional photographer at that time (I was taking...

The Experience

I take care of all the details & guide you every step of the way.  Your portrait experience will be easy, enjoyable & stress free start to finish, from session planning, wardrobe and location advice to selection, design, ordering & delivery of your custom art collection.   “Keepsakes from the heart. Thank you Michelle.” Diana “Fantastic Photography that captures the moments. Cannot recommend enough.” Michelle R. “Not just a photo but a real piece of art! Very special work...

About

My vision is to transform your precious memories into beautiful, expressive art that you will treasure forever. As a professional artist & photographer since 2004, capturing personality, character and emotional connection is the focus of my art in every medium I work with. I strive to create meaningful art that portrays pets and their people in a way that shows not just what they look like, but who they really are. I have decades of personal experience with kids...

Bolts surgical injury stitches

Farm Life – More Vet Visits

We don’t seem to be having much luck with our pets lately:( Poor Bolt earned a visit and overnight stay at the vets for surgery to fix a great big hole that he ripped in his side.  He was running with the other Border Collies and it seems that he ran straight into the trailer. The injury looked fairly small from the outside, but when the vet opened it up to clean before suturing, he found that it went...

British Bulldog Portrait Oil painting – Cromwell

There is nothing quite like the unmistakable face of a British Bulldog! Bulldogs are a dog breed developed originally from Mastiffs that were also used in the cruel sports of bull and badger “baiting” which were popular in England for hundreds of years until they were finally made illegal in 1850. Today’s Bulldogs are more heavily built and far less athletic than their ancestors, and they are generally placid, gentle and very affectionate companions who love children. Bulldogs like...