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Published December 12th 2017
4 Perth Photographers you need to know about
Capturing the special moments in time for your family is so important but it can also be tricky to choose the right photographer. Today, I want to introduce you to some Perth photographers that are doing something a bit different and making your family photos extra special.
Belle Verdiglione is one of the growing number of birth photographers that are changing the perception of birth in Perth and all over the world. With her timeless images, she captures the beauty, intensity and emotions that have once been a taboo subject.
Belle was named Documentary Photographer of the Year for WA at the 2017 Epson Professional Photography Awards for good reason. She effortlessly and unobtrusively captures the extraordinary moments amongst the ordinary.
Birth photography is unlike any other form of photography and it wasn't until Belle explored many other forms after graduating from university that she stumbled upon it. Once she did it was like someone had turned on a switch, this was where she would make her mark.
After her own experiences with a Caesarean birth and Home Birth after Caesarean with her own 2 children, Belle understands the power and impact of birth, and the value of those precious moments, the moment you first lay eyes on your baby and all the first cuddles, first feed, the moments you will never have again. The images she presents to families will last for generations and become part of their legacy.
Belle believes "the more families who choose to hire a professional photographer for their birthing day the more we will be changing the next generation's perception of labour and birth. When you hire a birth photographer, you are leaving behind a legacy to your children. In 15-20 years time, we will see the impact this has made. I predict it will be profound."
Self-proclaimed animal fanatic Katie from Animal Antics believes that each pet has their own personality and her passion is capturing this on film. When the final images really resonate with owners and truly represent the way they see the beloved furry family members she knows she has achieved her goal.
She specialises in vivid, fresh and true to life photography that helps her subjects stand out. Katie approaches each client (both the furry ones and their humans) with professionalism and compassion. She understands that pets are all unique and has a flexible approach to each shoot offering both outdoor and studio shoots to suit her furry subjects.
The most popular request for pet photography is dogs but Katie has worked with kittens, cats, birds, bunnies, horses and cows - and everything in between.
Katie believes it is important to give back to the community and regularly donates her time to photograph rescue animals in WA. This valuable work ensures that these animals get the best chance to be adopted and find their forever home. It's an extra perk that she gets rewarded with slobbery doggy kisses and spends her work time with some very adorable cats, horses, bunnies and even pigs.
You can find out more about Katie and Animal Antics here
Styled, studio photography with added extras
Hailing from a corporate background, Sharon from Shabo Studios has always had a love of photography and the arts. She describes her style as "vanity fair mixed with vintage country".
Early in her career photography served merely as a creative outlet and a distraction from "work" but she soon turned it into a business born of passion and business savvy.
Sharon fully guides each client through their shoot ensuring that each pose fully flatters their body shape and they look their absolute best.
One of Sharon's most popular services – The Luxury Portrait Experience considers every detail to ensure the end product truly reflects the image they want to portray. She also offers packages for people from all walks of life with her unique polished, styled and clean images.
Her experience covers families, professionals and individuals and her services include lots of delectable additions including hair and makeup, outfit styling, even food and refreshments on the day.
Sharon says that her aim for every session is for clients to "reflect on their experience with love and gratitude and treasure all of their prints."
Parisienne elegance meets family photography passion
Born in Paris and with a grandmother who was a portrait painter, it is no surprise that Nathalie from Vibrance Studio chose photography as her career. Nathalie's passion for photography was reinforced when as a child she was able to connect with her grandparents through treasured photographs despite having never met them.
She wants to pass on this gift to the families she works with so they too can have visual heirlooms to pass down through the generations.
Nathalie's photos have a beautiful, classic, hear-warming style and her intention is always to capture real moments of connection and love between family members.
As a studio photographer, she has exceptional skills at manipulating the environment and lighting to ensure she gets the most natural and timeless images. Her natural warmth helps her clients to relax and allows her to capture their true selves and beautiful emotions.
Nathalie has a wealth of real-life experience and academic knowledge behind the camera including a degree in Art and Aesthetics. She has also worked with some of the top photographers in Europe and Australia as well as exhibiting her work internationally.
You can find out more about Nathalie and Vibrance Studio here as well as her Christmas 2017 Special - $75 only for a professional in-studio photo session and $250 towards the product range.
We are fortunate in Perth to have some world class talent when it comes to photography. These ladies are vastly different in style and approach but each one produces images that are a work of art and will provide timeless memories.