Portrait Photography | Studio Impressions Photography

Portrait Photography

Gallery Folio | “NEWBORN + MATERNITY”
Gallery Folio | “FAMILY + CHILDREN”
Gallery | "Couples"
Gallery Folio | “HEADSHOTS”
Gallery Folio | “SIGNATURE”


Your Brisbane Family Portrait Photographer

Newborn | Family | Commissions

This time, this moment, these memories. Studio Impressions will capture it all just as you want us to. We’ll do it in our own quiet and creative way, taking amazing photos that save these precious days; that retell your story, with honesty, life and love. Captured in a way that is unforgettable and ever lasting.  Our Brisbane family Portrait photographer is based at our photography studio on the city fringe where the City meets before Fortitude Valley.

Your photos will be beautiful. You’ll love them. But that’s only part of the reason for choosing us. Meet us and you will fall in love with who we are. You’ll quickly discover that we are genuinely nice people, the kind of people you’ll want to be around. Plus we’ve been doing this for longer than most – we genuinely love what we do and it shows.


Our Clients share with us some of the most significant moments in their lives.  We never take for granted that it is our job to capture your most special and memorable moments if their lives. We approach every family portrait photography session with an understanding of who you are and the relationships important to you - your family and your friends.   We don't just photograph the things you have or the people you know, we photograph the feelings you have.   This is what we mean when we say we get to know you.

With a sense for our clients’ personal histories, we are able to capture moments that define these histories in images that become part of their family history. Our high standard of service begins long before the first portraiture session and continues never-ending as we share in the lives of each client and their family.

The images we capture will be in your family for hundreds of years, handed down from generation to generation.  They will become a record in your family history and a treasure that will make you smile each time you look at them.

Studio Impressions remains a small boutique studio that offers clients a world class experience. Clients are serviced by a small team of passionate and dedicated people who simply love what they do. From the moment you first call or first walk through our doors, you have the entire Studio Impressions team working for you to make your experience memorable; a team whose professionalism ensures you can be confident you are dealing with the best in the industry. All elements of our photography is created in - house ensuring you receive the very best. We do not out source any of the production, this ensures you will receive the very best.


Your Portrait Experience

We aim to make your experience fun, stress fee and super easy.

Whilst Studio Impressions is world know for its wedding photography.  We also specialise in Portraiture, with Marcus Bell specialising in family commissions.  We share in so many of the joyous moments of the people we meet and taking their family portrait is just part of that. Karen Pedwell is our specialist newborn photographer. She is great with soothing babies and knows how to relax mum while she steals some fantastic shots of the little one sleeping or smiling or cuddling with their parents. She is also great with toddlers and older children, and knows how to capture those special moments pre-birth through maternity photography.  Both Karen and Marcus work in tandem on family projects like our "Watch Me Grow" series that takes in a couples journry into a famliy, with sessions from maternity to day one up in the maternity ward to their first birthday and beyond.

Our other passion is photographing families.  Family portraits can be done in our studio,  at your home or in a location that is special to you. Because we get to know our couples so well during their wedding experience with us, we are often invited to photograph their extended family,  their newborn’s first 24hours and other special occasions such as christening or a wedding anniversary.


Your Portrait includes

Secure Your Photography Portrait Session

Most of our clients find it super easy to book over the phone or by email.  Be sure to book ahead as much as possible as we do book up in advance.  We can then book both your portrait shoot and pre design session with you.

You can also request go on the wait list if your chosen date isn't available.  Just ask when you call.

Your Pre Portrait Design Session

We would love to have you into the studio to chat about what you would like to achieve from your portrait- the look, the style, the finish and importantly where you would like to hang your completed portrait.  In the studio we can show you a range of gorgeous prints, frames and albums that you will be able to imagine in your very own home.  We will chat about who will be included in your session, the type of clothing to wear.  Then decide on the type of shoot that is perfect for you, discussing the option of either  an in-studio shoot or location to create something that is unique for you.

If you find it hard to get in to the studio we can do your pre portrait planning design session either over the phone or via Skype as well.


Before Your Shoot - You can start planning immediately

Have a look around your home and see if there are some certain places that you would like to hang some artwork in your home.  You can even snap a picture  of the walls on your phone to show us and send them before hand. Be sure to let us know at your design session or at the start of your shoot if you found the perfect place.

Don't forget to chat with the rest of the family- let them know what we decided in our portrait design session and tell how super nice we are so they feel at ease.☺

Your Photography Portrait Session

This is the fun part!! Don't worry- we are experts at making you feel at ease.  Relax and have fun- it really is the best way to get some amazing and natural shots.

Your session can last anywhere from half hour to an hour usually for most portrait sessions. Longer sessions are available and can be worked out prior at your pre portrait design session.  We will take a series of shots during your session and have a variety of combinations for you to choose from which will be based on our discussions during your pre planning session.

Your Personal In-Studio Ordering Session
The moment you have been waiting for. Time to see your gorgeous images that we have created together with you.  You will have your own personal art designer at your disposal to collaborate something truly special for you. This usually happens around one to two weeks after your portrait session.
You will get to experience a gorgeous slideshow of your images and have our help with your decisions in regards to photo choice and artwork options. This ordering session is usually around an hour.  Its important to have all the people present that is deciding where the images will end up in your home.

We accept payment by eftpos, cash, and credit cards. Feel free to ask about our other options if you would like to spread your payment over time.


Production of your precious Artworks.

We take the utmost care to produce your  images to the highest quality. The production of your artworks generally takes around four weeks for our studio framing range and prints.  For albums and our unique Metallic Infused canvas,  they will take two to three weeks longer.


We will touch base with your when we have your order completed and it has passed it's quality check with flying colours. You can pop in to collect at any time during opening hours to collect your special images.

We cant wait to show you!


Family Portrait Gallery


Newborn and Maternity Information


Couples and Pre-Wedding Gallery

Corporate Portraiture

Headshots | Team Photos | Office Spaces | Food

Sometimes a portrait is not about the people in your life – it’s about you.  We also specialise in professional corporate portraits.   When you need a headshot for your website, marketing material, a book you’ve written or maybe even a billboard, we keep it simple, easy and know how to make you shine.

Sometimes you deserve something more than the usual headshot. Our Signature portraits are specially commissioned portraits with Marcus Bell.  These portraits are designed with a clear vision in mind.  Like a painter might interpret their subject in a commissioned work of art, these images are not a picture of you, they are an interpretation of your story – your mark, your signature in the world.

Creativity is everywhere.  It is in your work. Our breadth of experience means we can showcase your work whether it be architectural photos of your office to product photos, work sites or food photography.  We know how to capture your corporate culture and express your corporate and creative image just the way you want.



Whether you are looking for a newborn portrait or a corporate profile pic, our Session Fee (shoot fee) starts at $150 for a weekday session.
Our portrait packages will then vary depending on the type of portraiture we are doing. Photographing a newborn is quite different to photographing a corporate headshot. Obviously, their prices are different too.
What we can assure you is that we’ve kept things simple and very flexible. If you want more or different, we have that too. Most importantly, our photography comes with a guarantee of quality that few can offer.
CONTACT US and tell us what kind of portrait you would like. We will send you our packages, or if you are looking for something tailored and unique, we would love to work with you to create something special.

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