Portrait Photography

Brisbane Family Portrait Photographer

Newborn | Family | Commissions


Our Clients share with us some of the most significant moments in their lives, we  never take that for granted. 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 around you or the people you know, we photograph the feelings you have.   This is what we mean when we say we get to know you before your session begins.

With a sense for our clients’ personal histories, we are able to then capture moments that define these stories into images that become part of your family history.


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.

While Studio Impressions is world-known for its wedding photography, we are also renowned for our portraiture work, with Marcus Bell specialising in family commissions. As photographers, we are privileged to share in so many joyous moments with our clients and taking their family portrait is all part of that. Studio Impressions will capture your family portraits just as you want us to. We’ll do it in our own creative way, either at our studio, your home or in a location that is special to you, taking meaningful photos that retell your family’s story and convey the love shared between one another. We work to capture the bond between families and play on their history and dynamics in a way that is unforgettable and everlasting. To do this, we get to know you before we shoot – developing an understanding of who you are, your family’s history and the relationships most important to you, so we can – in turn – capture moments that truly define who you are. Our high standard of service begins long before the first portraiture session, as we share in the lives of each client and their family to create a series of eloquent images that become part of your family history. The images we capture will be in your family for hundreds of years, handed down from generation to generation. They act as a record of who you are and the genuine connection shared between on another – a timeless and tangible legacy.


Secure Your Photography Portrait Session

To secure your portrait session, you can either book online or over the phone and on booking, we will allocate a time for your portrait shoot as well as a pre-portrait design session with you. Be sure to book ahead, as we do book up well in advance. However if your date is unavailable, you can request to go on our waitlist for the next available date. Just ask when you call.


Your Pre-Portrait Design Session

We would love to have you into the studio, ahead of your portrait session, to chat about what you would like to achieve from your shoot – 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. During this session, we will go over the essential details, such as who will be included in your session, the type of clothing to wear as well as the style and location that is best reflective of you, discussing the option of either an in-studio shoot or a special setting of your choosing. If you find it hard to get to our studio, not to worry, we can do your pre-portrait 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 certain places that you would like to hang these artworks.  You can even snap a picture of the walls on your phone and send them to us before hand, so we can get a feel for where you are thinking. Be sure to let us know at your pre-portrait design session or at the start of your shoot, if you have 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 assure them just how relaxed and fun it will be, 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 wonderfully natural and candid shots. Your session can last anywhere from half an hour to a full hour. 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 planning session.


Your Personal In-Studio Ordering Session

This is the moment you have been waiting for – it’s time to see your gorgeous images that we have created.  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 images and have our help, in assisting you with your decisions in regard to photo choice and artwork options. This ordering session usually takes around an hour.  It’s important to have all the people present, who will be deciding where the images 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 artwork 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 you when we have your order completed and it has passed its quality check with flying colours. You can pop in at any time during opening hours to collect your special images. We can’t wait to show you!


Family Portrait Gallery


Newborn and Maternity Information


Couples and Pre-Wedding Gallery


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