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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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Geoff Fisher, Corporate Photographer of Perth, recommends ideas and asks questions.

Are you featuring a poorly made, dated picture of yourself on your Web site and in office correspondence?

Just think about how many places your photograph can go to: web sites, emails, printed documents, resumes and social networking. And they are out there forever.

How should I look?

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A corporate portrait (head shot) is first and most important in a web search. So make a good first impression!

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Studio lighting and our post production techniques make a huge difference to the finished image. Don’t leave it to a colleague with the ‘office camera’.

Choose a ‘look’ best suited to your professional needs.

  • Smiling or fairly serious?
  • Approachable but professional?
  • Mood lighting with shadow or very soft shadowless?
  • Tungsten, warm lighting i.e. warm and friendly?
  • Black and White for something arty and different?
  • If you are an executive, you might want your portrait made in your office.
  • Men should wear a suit jacket that fits well, and a dress shirt with or without a tie.
  • Women should wear a tailored jacket or a blouse paying most attention to the neckline.
  • For women, Jewellery can be a great accessory to your outfit if it fits with your features and the mood of the photo. Necklaces look best when they aren’t too large and follow your neckline.
  • Sleeves are usually more flattering than bare arms.
  • Solid colours photograph best, and most people look good in mid tones. Pastels look good on fairer complexions using lighter backdrops and winter colours are best on darker backdrops.
  • Avoid tones that match your flesh tones such as beige, tan, or very pale peach, pink, or grey).
  • Avoid wearing clothing with wild patterns or accessories that distract and take away from your face. 
  • Makeup should be graduated at the neckline and subtle; definitely not overdone.
  • Glossy makeup can be distracting if it looks too ‘shiny’.
  • Women who don’t usually wear makeup will photograph better with a little foundation.
    • You will view a selection online the same day. Orders can be made by email.
    • Ordered Photos will be emailed to you in high-resolution.
  • You or Your Company will have full rights to use of the images.
  • Fisher Photography retains the image copyright but grants you permission to use your image for business purposes.

Order Two or Three Poses

We recommend you purchase 2-3 poses. This will give you choices later.

Airbrushing (level 2) We do basic retouching on your business portraits without charging additional fees. You can choose to have a complete artwork service for small additional fee of $25. This higher level retouching can include removing blemishes, reducing under-eye lines, brightening eyes, whitening teeth, and reducing wrinkles. This is a recommended service which will make the most of your photo session.

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Who would know that a Cottesloe Beach family portrait session with Geoff Fisher could be so much fun?

The Ferre family discovered this when they had a session just before the sun set over the Indian Ocean. Claire and Fab couldn’t believe how happy their three boys were posing for Geoff’s camera.

It helped that that the boys’ clothes were coordinated. White and denim always look good at the beach. Well done Claire.

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Jumping for joy, Cottesloe Beach at sunset.
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Dad’s love means a lot to sons and daughters

Perth Family Photographer Geoff Fisher of Fisher Photography knows the importance of a dad’s love for his kids. Geoff says he doesn’t have any good photos to demonstrate his father-son relationship.

Family photos are important. Professional photos with parents and children, having fun, are the most important. Those memories will carry forward forever.

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Dads can make a huge impression in your childhood. When you were a kid, did you get to have fun with dad? It’s just as important for sons AND daughters.

How did your parents relate to you? Do you have happy memories?

Many kids have vague memories of their father when they were little. Some dads were always working to put food on the table and hardly related to their sons and daughters. That’s a sad indictment on modern living. Parents have to make time to nurture their relationships with their children. That will flow on to the next generation.

A set of good professional photos will stand the test of time.

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Great family portraits come from having fun. When Geoff Fisher of Fisher Photography, Perth, goes about his photo sessions, a playful mood is always close by.

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Remember the days when dad or uncle Bill would take forever to press the shutter button. And the kids by this time had lost their smiles and were looking elsewhere. These days there’s no excuse.

 The Munt family had a great photo session in Kings Park. But this wasn’t the key portrait they displayed in their home.

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