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PORTRAITS IN THE PARK WITH GEOFF FISHER

1. PLAN FIRST – Decide what your vision is, where you might display your family portraits and who you will gift them to. This will lead to a more satisfying outcome. Family Photographer Geoff Fisher of Perth invites you to plan ahead.

2. CLOTHING – Choose the best clothing to suit the mood and location of the shoot. Don’t wear styles that date easily. Formal photos need formal dress. What do you want to look like? “I don’t want to end up with trendy photos that look tacky in a few years.”

3. COLOURS – Coordinate colours to suit each other and your location. Soft blues, greys, pinks and denim look great at the beach. You could also try solid primary colours at the beach or in a park. Formal dress might look great in your home, especially if you have formal furnishings to use as background.

4. COLLECTIONS – If you like the idea of a ‘portrait collection’, consider whether your children should have close up or full length photos. It’s great to match them in head and body size in a collection of framed portraits that are ‘designed’ to work together.

5. ACTION – Bring your family photos to life with portraits in the park. Think about personality and movement. Action brings the life to your photos and encourages more interesting poses. Let kids off the leash! Make a hero of your family dog.

6. LOCATION – Your professional photographer will have studied the best locations with good light and pleasing backdrops. You might love a setting but does it have a backdrop that works without distractions?. “We’ve got thousands of photos but none of them really work.”PINIMAGE

7. DISPLAY – Building a new house? Modern homes sometimes have less wall space. There are ways to display portraits in smaller spaces with layouts to suit smaller footprints. A single large portrait might suit a large space.“I’ve been in my new home for a year and my walls are still bare. I can’t decide where to put them.”

8. PRINT – Don’t rely on your digital photos for safe keeping. A professionally made family portrait is safe to keep. Get your portraits printed. Perth family photographer Geoff Fisher will insist on top quality professional photos to preserve your family memories.

9. BEST QUALITY PRODUCTS – Be wary of cheap imitations in print, especially canvas. Professional labs use only the best quality materials to last. “The pictures I try to print and frame myself never look right on our walls.”

10. BEST ADVICE – Take advantage of your professional photographer who knows how to make beautifully crafted family portraits. You will definitely know the difference when you see them.

Geoff Fisher Fisher Photography, Perth Western Australia.

 

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PINIMAGEFamily photographer Geoff Fisher loves this beautiful location at Hyde Park, Perth. It might take a little effort to get the family dressed and colour coordinated. And the dog washed and shampooed. But it’s all worth it when you have a moment like this (see below) proudly displayed in your home.
Remember, grandparents love to be included. Go for three generations? Autumn is the best time of the year for a ‘Geoff Fisher Family Photo’ at Hyde Park.

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Kids love playful parents. Especially when they get down on the ground and wrestle.

The Pirie family loved their family portrait experience with Geoff Fisher of Fisher Photography.

The light was perfect and it was one of those beautiful days of autumn; the sun was shining and the birds were singing. And at this Como location close to Perth, the ducks were ‘quacking’. There’s a lake, plenty of trees and lot’s of good angles for photos.

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Getting the family together for a luncheon is a really good excuse for a ‘Geoff Fisher’ Family Photo. 

Of course you need to tell everyone so that you can ensure they wear the most appropriate clothes. We advise against wearing bold stripes and outrageous fashions that might wreck an otherwise perfect family photo.

Rhonda Perrott was very satisfied with the outcome of her family photos. She already knew about Fisher Photography and called Geoff. He was happy to advise on the need for some planning in the clothes department.

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Rhonda was also impressed with the way Geoff’s wife Toni Fisher, helped manage their grand children. “She was very patient and it helped make everything work”, said Rhonda.

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Sally and Tim Flavel chose their City Beach home as the setting for a Fisher Photography portrait session. And Geoff Fisher was very happy to oblige.

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And yes, ‘Benji’ is listening carefully to Geoff Fisher’s instruction to “stay’, lie down”.

The kids and the ‘Benji’  had a great time running around, with dad holding on to the dog and letting go to make the portrait work. Posing in the lounge is a great way to calm Benji and keep the kids together. Helped by Geoff’s easy going manner, they were able to choose from a wide  range of images.

Tim and Sally chose canvas and acrylic mounted photos for their walls after careful consideration on the ‘virtual wall’. Fisher Photography can show exactly how the photos will look on display. This is a great help in decision making. After delivery by Geoff, it was a simple matter of installing in the chosen places. 

The photo session and portrait displays of  Geoff Fisher portraits will reinforce memories of childhood. 


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This was a virtual preview on one wall considered for the canvas portrait of the children
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Planning a photo session? You will need to plan what to wear. Geoff Fisher recommends keeping it simple and if possible stay with the classic designs (such as Country Road) which will not date so quickly. It is really important to maintain some uniformity within a family group.

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Clothing styles to avoid We suggest that you avoid bold patterns such as stripes and spots. Think ‘Country Road’ styles that don’t date. If you are planning an outdoor location, white or soft, light colours work well with parkland settings. Soft pinks blues etc also look great at the beach. Try to avoid solid blacks in beach settings.

In an outdoor location, consider if there is sand rocks or grass? Dress for that setting. You will want to be comfortable sitting on the grass. And you might want to bring a lead for the family dog.

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Black & white? Think about shades of black and white in your clothing. Since your selection may include black and white, consider how your outfits would appear in those shades.

Bring props and accessories  Using props and accessories help create different looks. Think about things that suit you and your personality. Bring a ball or tricycle or favourite toy for children.

Hairstyles It is best not to change hairstyles just before your photo session. Changes are best made a week or so earlier so that a new style can settle down.


Fisher Photography creates beautiful memories of you and your family for now and future generations. It’s so important to get it right.

If you have questions about our portrait sessions and would like to talk about booking a date, call me, Geoff Fisher, on 0414 644 071 during business hours. Geoff Fisher



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As a company that has done a lot of family photography in Perth, we have seen a lot of family dynamics up close and personal. One of the most cherished aspects that we have seen is the special bond that exists between mothers and daughters. When the daughter is a child, living at home, her mother is her role model.

Some of our best photos have been taken of mothers and young daughters. There is a special dynamic that can never be recaptured once the daughter becomes an adult. The bond between a mother and adult daughter can grow deeper and much more mature, especially as the daughter becomes a mother herself, but is different than the mother to child relationship.

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At Fisher Photography, we specialise in capturing the unique and special bond between mothers and daughters, providing memories that last a lifetime. When both mother and daughter are older, they will always have beautiful pictures of their bond as it existed years before. We recommend taking pictures at least once a year, compiling them in an album, and looking at them frequently, to remind each other of this sacred and lifelong relationship.

As a daughter grows into adulthood, she finds that she can talk to her mother about things she would never talk about to anyone else, including her father. Daughters who go off to college often find that, contrary to popular opinion, they actually grow closer to their mothers. The daughter has more going on in her life, runs into a lot of new experiences and situations, and often leans on her mother for advice in navigating the journey into adulthood.

As the daughter becomes a mother herself, her mother becomes a source of wisdom and advice on how to raise her own family. Mothers and daughters grow especially close when the daughter is carrying her first child, and mother and daughter have the shared experience of having given birth. The daughter gains an even deeper appreciation for her mother when she realises what her mother went through to give birth to her.

There is no time like the present to celebrate the sacred bond between mother and daughter. Call (08) 6468 5961 today to start preserving your most cherished memories with our creative portrait photography services in Perth.

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In our years as Perth photographers, we have photographed a lot of fathers and sons. The bond between fathers and sons is similar to the bond between mothers and daughters, but there are some major differences. We find both bonds to be sacred and cherished, but they do have a tendency to play out differently over a lifetime.

The father is the role model for the son; it is his job to be a strong presence in his son’s life. A father usually teaches his son skills in life, work, and sport, passing on as much as his son wants to learn. Since this is a photography blog, we won’t bore you with statistics and studies, but we will point out some trends.

Boys who grow up without a father’s presence and guidance usually struggle to find their place in life. This happens not only with humans, but in almost every animal species that has been studied  The son learns how to interact in society by imitating his father. If a son does not have his father in his life, the chances of his “going off the tracks” is much greater than if he is close to his father.

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On the other hand, there are not a lot of things more fun to watch than a son who shares a deep connection with his father. If both play a sport like football, the son will look like a smaller version of his father when playing the sport. If they like to fish, the son will want to use the same equipment, and even dress like his father.

At Fisher Photography, we specialise in capturing the bond between fathers and sons, creating memories that can last a lifetime. While fathers and sons communicate in a different way than mothers and daughters, their bond is still just as strong and just as deep, especially when the son is a child. Especially in action photos, the son will strive to look exactly like his father. From movements to facial expressions, the resemblance between the actions of father and son can warm the hearts of an entire family.

Call Geoff at 0414 644071 and let’s start putting together a father and son photo album that will make your entire family proud.

 

 

 

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Remember what it was like to be a teenager? For many, it probably felt like the whole world was against you. It probably seemed like nobody in school liked you, and even if they all did, you felt like an impostor sometimes. Even those who were extremely popular in school as teenagers often comment when they are older that they had no self-esteem, and that they felt alienated all the way through school.

Before I started my career as a Perth photographer, I would never have believed that photography can help a teenager with his or her self-esteem, but my personal belief system was influenced by  something that happened early on in my career.Foale_-013_ART_HTPINIMAGE

I was photographing a family, and a teenager was rude to his mother. I chastised him, but in a positive way. Surprisingly, he took it on board, and became a polite and respectful young man.  Eventually, he would become a London Bobby, making his mother both grateful and proud.

It would be a few years before I would make the connection, but I began to notice a pattern in our family photography subjects in the Perth area. When repeat customers would come in, I noticed that their teenagers seemed to have plenty of self-esteem, especially compared to those who had never had professional pictures taken.

I realised that the family photography sessions were having a positive effect on the self-esteem of the children in three different ways. First, it was something the family was doing together. All members of the family are treated as equals in a photography session: each as important as the other. Second, the children were being treated like adults, and being expected to act as such. They were expected to act in a civil manner, and were treated that way in return.

The third and possibly most important factor was that we take great pictures. Our photography makes normal people look like models. Look at the photos on our site: those are average people, but we have captured them at their greatest. This can be  especially profound for a teenage girl, looking at her picture and seeing a beautiful face for the first time.

Call (08) 6468 5961 today, and see for yourself.

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Our Perth photography studio is designed to be a perfect place to take pictures. Not only is it designed to be conducive to taking great photos, but it is also designed to provide a feeling of comfort to everyone who walks in the door. One of the ways that we do this is to eliminate all glare. No harsh light is allowed to enter the studio, and the lighting is soft and understated.

This creates a mellow environment, where everyone feels comfortable, and can relax and be themselves. This is a contrast to many studios, whose harsh lighting and stark environment can be so intimidating that the people being photographed never really feel comfortable. When this happens, it is difficult for people to smile naturally, and their photo sessions almost always look forced.

At Fisher Photography, our photo sessions always look natural. While we do have bright lights for certain shots, we prefer to use soft light and an artist’s eye to produce some of the most stunning photos you will ever see. We have found that soft lighting not only allows photo subjects to relax, but it also helps us bring out the natural beauty in the person being photographed.Kretzer-Tungsten-Light-1256PINIMAGE

We have found that mothers seem to particularly love our soft lighting technique, especially when we use simulated candlelight. Simulated candlelight can help uncover the soft beauty in a mother’s face. So many mothers work so hard all day that it is refreshing for them to relax in the simulated candlelight in our studio.

We have found that there is a certain intrinsic glow in a mother taking a well-deserved relaxation break from her duties, and we are experts at bringing that glow out, and allowing it to show up in your photographs. You will notice that nearly all of our photographs have a very earthy quality to them that makes everyday people look as beautiful as professional models, simply by being themselves. This is a direct result of our equipment and our belief that soft lighting should be first “default position” in any photo shoot.

If you would like to experience this phenomenon for yourself, call Geoff Fisher at 0414 644071; he will help you look your absolute best.

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