What is your style of Photography?

Our style of Photography is natural, spontaneous & energetic!

We love to capture real emotion, moments & all the facets of your personality & relationships.

Our aim is to produce artistic, archival-quality images that you will fall head-over-heels in love with, and that capture the essence of Who You Are!

From families, to couples, to pets, to newborn bubs…we would LOVE to meet you!!

Where is the studio?

The studio is located in the picturesque Swan Valley. Set on a 5-acre block, our Spacious, Open-Plan Studio is semi-rural, private & relaxed. Get away from the city bustle & spend some time with the girls at Verge Studio!

I don’t look like a model…Help! AKA: I’m too old! I’m overweight! I’m not beautiful!

There’s no such thing as “too old” or “too large/small” or “not beautiful enough”!!

We believe wholeheartedly that each individual is absolutely gorgeous, and it’s our job to help capture that in imagery! We have photographed literally thousands of people, up to age 90, and up to size 30!!

Dr Seuss said it best, however, with one of our fave quotes: “There is no one alive who is YOUer than YOU!”

We want you to celebrate being YOU – Yes, we all have those bits that we’re not 100% happy with (that’s just human nature!), but if those bits still worry you, don’t stress! We’re experts in the art of “highlighting & hiding” so you only see your most gorgeous features!

How much does a Verge Studio Session cost?

Depending on the style of your shoot, this may fluctuate between genres, however a general guideline is:

A Photo Session (in the Studio or on location) is $125.

Depending on which products you’d like, prints start from $39, albums start from $275 and Wall Art Pieces (eg: canvas, frames etc) start from $475.

Please contact us for more information, or for a package that suits your specific requirements.

What deposit is required & when is the balance due?

To secure your session date, we require a deposit of 50%, with the balance due on or before your Shoot date. You can pay this off incrementally or as one lump sum – whichever is convenient for you!

You can select your fave products separately, and the balance for these is not due until your Viewing Session (around 1 week after your shoot).

Can I have Hair & Makeup included?

Absolutely!

We have a couple of fantastic Hair & Makeup Stylists available, who will work with you to achieve your ideal look for the shoot. This can be very natural, or it can be more glam! This is $100 per person, which includes both hair & makeup!!

Please let us know at the time of booking, so we can arrange this for you.

What should I wear?

This is entirely a personal choice, and we can work with any outfits or ideas that you bring with you! Good tips to consider when choosing your outfits:

  • Steer clear of large logos, or bold patterns that may be distracting, or might date your images.
  • For group images, try to blend together as smoothly as possible.
    • DO: Different shades of blue looks flawless but unique
    • DON’T: Fluoro Orange with Jeans (Dad) + White evening gown (Mum) + Jeans & Black tops (Kids) – The rainbow effect will be too distracting!

We will discuss all your options in depth after your booking, PLUS we will send out some tips to help you prepare for your shoot in the week leading up to your session.

You can also call us at any time if you have any concerns or ideas that you’d like to discuss. We’re here to help in any way we can!

I want a family session, but I’d also like some photos of my kids? Can I do that?

Absolutely! We understand that a Professional Photo Shoot is not something you will do very often, so we like to make the best use of your session, & get a wide variety of images for you.

In one session, we can definitely capture images of the whole family, your pets, the kids individually, the kids together, mum & dad together, and any other configurations you might like. We want to give you as much variety as possible, so that your Session is everything you want it to be!

My son/daughter doesn’t like having his/her photo taken.

Don’t worry; We’ve photographed hundreds of families over the years, & have worked with kids of all ages.

We have many ways of making sure we can capture smiles, from even the most adamant of non-smilers!

Will the images be airbrushed or retouched?

Yes, gentle & natural retouching is included on all your favourite images.
We can soften laughter lines, remove blemishes & brighten the area under your eyes.
We’ll make sure you look your very best, most amazing, natural self.

With images of bubs & kids, the majority of retouching involves colour tweaking & perfecting. The only things we will edit with their skin are any scratches, temporary blemishes or marks that you request to be removed. Kids already have near-perfect skin, so we generally don’t retouch them unless requested.

Teens are often quite self-conscious about zits & acne scarring, so we can soften / remove these as necessary.

Bottom Line: We want you to be proud to show off these images! So we will do our very best to make sure there’s nothing distracting from the emotion & the natural beauty of everyone in the images!!

Who will be in the studio during our session?

In the studio, or on location, you will have 2 of the Verge Team with you; Your Photographer & Stylist.

Pets are part of our family. Are they welcome in the studio?

Absolutely! We’d love to meet your furry family members too! They are definitely welcome to come along for the shoot. Our studio is large & bright, and set on a large property in the Swan Valley, so it’s a very family-and-pet friendly environment.

We also encourage you to bring along some toys or treats for them to help your Furry Friend settle into the new environment.

Do you have props to use during the session?

We do have a small selection of accessories & props in the studio for you, however we strongly encourage you to bring along some goodies of your own!

These images are yours, so we don’t want you to look the same as all our other clients; We want your images to be 100% unique.

So we encourage you to bring along anything of yours that will help make you feel relaxed during your session & have fun. We’ll chat with you before your shoot, to brainstorm some ideas for your shoot.

If you have kids, it’s a great idea to bring along things that will help keep them entertained during your time (eg: snacks, a CD of their fave music, toys, etc)

How long is the whole process? When do I get my images?

Your Photo Shoot will go for around 1-2 hours, depending on the style of shoot, how many people are involved, and if you have requested Hair & Makeup. After the shoot, your images are processed, and are ready for viewing around 1 week later.

The Viewing Session is held in our Theatre Room, and normally takes around an hour. Following this, your images should be ready to take home in approximately 4 weeks.

Can I purchase my images on a disc?

Short answer: No

We completely understand that it may not be feasible to hang large images all around your home (if you’re renting, or have limited wall space) so we have created a wide range of album, print & alternative presentation options for this purpose.

There are a number of reasons why we don’t offer your images in purely digital format.

Firstly – We photograph Portrait Images for your personal use only, and don’t want our images to be made available for any commercial purposes.

Secondly – We are passionate about creating images that are 100% personal & unique to YOU, that capture the true essence of your personality & relationships within your family. There’s a lot of time that goes into creating beautiful imagery, including our time with you before the shoot (we want to make sure you feel the most confident & relaxed, & it helps us ensure we capture the most fabulous images for YOU), the time during your session (including Hair & Makeup), preparing & processing images for your Viewing, and finally, retouching, perfecting & producing the ultimate archival-quality images for you!

At this stage, if we were to simply put them onto a disc, for printing at any number of potentially low-quality places, all the effort and passion put into creating your artworks would be wasted.

If you are taking the time, making the effort & gifting yourself a Boudoir Session, this is n investment you will treasure for life. It’s a milestone & a family heirloom.

In 20 years, we still want you to feel warm-n-fuzzy, every time you see these high-quality, professional images on your Living Room wall, or in your beautifully presented Album.

We pride ourselves on providing the ultimate professional experience for you, and that is exactly what you will receive =D

Thirdly – We will never (yes, never!) delete your images! They are kept safely stored in our archives, so that if you decide to come & have another look through them all in the future, they’ll still be here waiting for you!

If you are taking the time, making the effort & gifting yourself a Photo Session, this is an investment you will treasure for life!

What are these “Facebook-Ready Images” I keep reading about?

Facebook-Ready Images are low-resolution digital copies of any images that are purchased as hard copy prints. These are available as an upgrade for you to add to your image order at any time.

We understand that nowadays, many families & couples are facing long-distance relationships, or frequent travel, so it’s really lovely to have the option of taking your gorgeous artwork with you when you’re away (top take a piece of home with you), or sending it to family that might be far away, to share your gorgeous images with them.

These are also able to be posted to Facebook, so that you can share your images with all your friends & family!

Are all the people in your gallery models?

Our Galleries feature REAL PEOPLE!! Apart from the “Models & Performers” Gallery, 99% of the people you see on our website are clients who have come to us for to capture a specific time in their life, and have given us permission to use their image on our website.

This proves that no matter your size, age, or background, everyone is beautiful & every story deserves to be captured through photography!

Can I come back later to get more images?

Of course! There are no maximum or minimum requirements with your images. We’d be happy to discuss all your options with you either before your shoot, or at your Viewing Session.

After your Initial Viewing, your images are archived, so that if you’d like to come & have another look through them all at a later stage, you can!

What if I don’t like my images?

This is highly unlikely, however we do offer a 100% money-back guarantee if you’re not happy in any way.

We will happily re-shoot your Photo Shoot, and if you’re still not happy, we will refund your entire shoot fee. That’s how confident we are that you will fall in love with your Images! =D

Do I need to know how to pose?

Not at all. Whether you’re super-experienced, or this is your first time in front of a camera, you don’t need to worry. We’ll be guiding you throughout the session so that we can capture the most flattering angles for you!

Do you offer Photography for Business / Commercial purposes?

If you require images for your business, website or other commercial purpose, please contact us directly to discuss your requirements, as this is a different classification of Photography, which we will mould to your specific needs.

Commercial Photography can include product images, staff photographs, event photography etc.

What happens after my Photo Shoot?

Around 1 week following your Shoot, the images are ready for Viewing in our luxurious Theatre Room. This is when you can see all your amazing images for the first time, and choose your favourites. At that time, we’ll discuss editing requirements & presentation options, to ensure your final product is exactly what you want.

Images are usually ready within 2-4 weeks following your Viewing Session.

After collection of your beautiful products, all your images are archived, so that if you would like to see them again in the future, they are still here waiting for you =)

How do I prepare for my Photo Shoot?

We’ll discuss the best ways to prepare for your Photo Shoot with you, prior to your session, but good guidelines to follow include:

  • Have everyone prepared in advance. Make sure everyone is ready has reserved that time for the Photo Shoot.
  • Arrange transportation a couple of days ahead of time, so that everyone know how to get to the Studio / Location.
  • Drink a LOT of water for at least 12-24 hours prior to your session – this will just add an extra glow to your skin, and help flush out any nasty toxins that might cause dullness in the eyes, discolouration in the skin or heavy circles under the eyes.
  • Make sure your outfit(s) are clean & wrinkle-free, as things such as stains, sweat patches, dirt marks and creases will show up in your images. This might require additional editing & post-production for your images.

If you’re unsure, or would like some more tips on how to prepare for your Photo Shoot, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or email any time.

How old do I need to be to have a Photo Shoot?

All ages are welcome to have a Photo Shoot!

If you’re under 18yo, however, you will have to have a parent or legal guardian present during the shoot.

I’m Ready!! How do I Book my Shoot?

Fantastic! Simply go to the Booking Page!

We will be in touch when we receive your booking request. In the meantime, please feel free to call us any time!

Where is the studio?

The studio is located in the picturesque Swan Valley. Set on a 5-acre block, our Boudoir Studio is semi-rural, private & relaxed. Get away from the city bustle & spend some time in your own Boudoir Haven!

I don’t look like a model…Help! AKA: I’m too old! I’m overweight! I’m not beautiful!

There’s no such thing as “too old” or “too large/small” or “not beautiful enough”!!

We believe wholeheartedly that every single woman is absolutely stunning, and it’s our job to help capture your beauty! We have photographed ladies up to age 75, and from a size 4 up to a size 24!!

Every woman has true beauty & sensuality, and as Marilyn Monroe said

“Imperfection is Beauty” … so what you see as imperfections are probably the very things that make you unique & gorgeous!!

What deposit is required & when is the balance due?

To secure your session date, we require a deposit of 50% (from your chosen Collection).

The balance is due on or before your Shoot date. You can pay this off incrementally or as one lump sum – whichever is convenient for you!

Can I have Hair & Makeup included?

Absolutely!

We have several fantastic & expert hair & makeup artists available. Having your Hair & Makeup done professionally prior to your Boudoir Session is a fantastic option, and is something we absolutely recommend! Not only does this add that extra touch to your images, but it’s also a wonderful way to pamper yourself before your session!!

Most of our Boudoir Collections include Hair & Makeup, however if you would like to add this service to your Collection, we would highly recommend it. Just ask us about this when booking your session!

What should I wear?

This is entirely a personal choice, and we can work with any outfits, lingerie, props or ideas that you bring with you!
Think about what makes you feel beautiful & confident!

  • Steer clear of large logos, or bold patterns that may be distracting, or might date your images.
  • For group images, try to blend together as smoothly as possible.
    • DO: Different shades of blue looks flawless but unique
    • DON’T: Fluoro Orange with Jeans (Dad) + White evening gown (Mum) + Jeans & Black tops (Kids) – The rainbow effect will be too distracting!

We will discuss all your options in depth after your booking, PLUS we will send out some tips to help you prepare for your shoot in the week leading up to your session.

You can also call us at any time if you have any concerns or ideas that you’d like to discuss. We’re here to help in any way we can!

Can you make me look like a supermodel?

In regards to professional lighting, figure-flattering angles, gentle retouching and a superstar experience, the answer is a great big YES!

Dr Seuss said it best, however, with one of our fave quotes: “There is no one alive who is YOUer than YOU!”

We want you to celebrate being YOU – embrace your curves, your ‘flaws’, those jiggly bits… they are what make you gorgeous (Yes, we all have those bits that we’re not 100% happy with (that’s just human nature!) & yes, we can smooth out cellulite & stretch marks. If they still worry you, though, don’t stress! We’re experts in the art of “highlighting & hiding” so you only see your most gorgeous features!

Do you offer other styles of Photography?

Yes, absolutely!

Still have questions?

Give us a call & we’d be happy to chat with you to answer any queries or concerns you might have.

What’s Your Cancellation Policy?

As our sessions are often in high demand & we frequently have a waiting list for session times (especially on weekends and in peak season), unfortunately if you postpone or cancel your photo shoot within 48 hours, a $75 cancellation fee will apply. If you cancel or postpone your session within 24 hours (including non-attendance), your full session fee will still be required, unless otherwise specified by Verge Studio, payable within 7 days.

We do our very best to respect your time & preparation for your session begins well before your scheduled arrival time, so we ask that you please be respectful of our time & that of other clients who might have wanted your time slot!

By booking a session with Verge Studio, you agree to the above conditions. Thank you =D