Hi! How exciting that you're here. I'm Natwick, a contemporary portrait photographer. I've been inspired by the portraits in fashion magazines since I was a little girl and now I create works of art just like them, for people just like YOU!



If you are hyper self-critical, think you're overweight or too old, or too lined to do a photo shoot like this, you are not! You're the exact person I want in front of my lens. I see beauty in every person that I meet and I will relish showing you just how beautiful you are. I don't believe in people being 'photogenic' but I do believe in good photographers. Most importantly, I will listen to you. If there is something in particular that you're really self-conscious about, tell me, you'll be amazed at what I can do.

When you come into Natwick Studios, be prepared to feel like a celebrity for a day. You have the option of having a makeover by a professional hair stylist and make up artist (if you have chosen that during our pre-shoot consultation). We go through your wardrobe selections and choose the best options and accessories to create the looks that you desire. 

Shoots take between two to three hours.

You will have the opportunity for outfit changes, drinks, nibbles and toilet breaks throughout the shoot. You don't have to worry about how to pose or what to do to look good - that's my job. I'll give you direction on how to stand or sit, how to pose in the most flattering ways, where to put your hands, how to avoid double chins, all while keeping it fun and relaxed.


I promise you, I am going to take the best photos you have seen of yourself in years.  


If you are just doing this by yourself, you will still have an incredible experience. It is also wonderful to share it with someone. You're welcome to bring along a friend, relative, child, baby, pet, husband, lover, or both, preferably not at the same time, yikes! If it is mainly about you, we can have your chosen person join us part way through or toward the end of the shoot. 

Contemporary portrait shoots can make for fun hens parties, birthday celebrations or Christmas gifts, pre-high school formal photos, celebrate-the-dress post wedding photos or annual portraits. What we will be creating is legacy portraits that will outlive you and I and become heirlooms appreciated for years to come. 


How much will it cost for a portrait session?

The Sitting Fee is $199 This includes the pre-shoot consultation, planning, preparation, the photo shoot and creative talent. It does not include art or files.

Booking Confirmation
When you make a booking enquiry an invoice will be sent to you for payment. Your booking will not be confirmed until your sitting fee payment has been received. We also require you to sign an agreement to our standard terms & conditions.

You will have up to 7 days to make payment unless otherwise arranged, before your allocated session is made available to others.

What products are available for purchase?

We have a great variety of quality finished products available to you to suit almost any budget.
* Loose fine art prints which are sold individually and start at $150 for an 8x12" (A4)
* Canvases * Framed photographs
* Queensberry albums
* Reveal box collections
* Wall art packages for feature wall displays
There really is something for everyone.

Most people tend to budget between $1000 and $3000 for their final collection but there is no pressure to buy and no judgement on the amount you choose to spend. It's important to us that you enjoy the whole experience, from planning your photo shoot to choosing your finished products.

For a full price list, please email or call in to the studio.

What should I wear?

Depending on the style of photographs you desire, your wardrobe could vary greatly. We encourage you to bring at least five different outfits plus accessories like hats, boas, gloves, belts, shawls, and shoes. You will have the opportunity to do five changes during your shoot so that we can come up with a variety of looks and poses for you against different backdrops. This is an opportunity to let every aspect of your personality shine.

You can mix it up so that your session can be a blend of personal and business. Here are some ideas:
Glamorous. Think ball gown dress and diamonds.
Classy. Dressy but not black-tie.
Professional. I'd like to be able to use my images for work.
Casual. I want to look like the me everyone knows.
Sexy. I'm thinking about wearing a daring dress or maybe even lingerie.

Can I bring a pet to my shoot?

Yes, absolutely - we love working with animals.
If you’re bringing a pet to your shoot, it’s good to think about their appearance too. A nice clean coat, perhaps a collar to match your outfits or no collar at all.
There is a secure backyard here at the studio suitable for dogs who are socialised. We have a studio dog here, Bodhi the long-haired Weimaraner, who will also be in the backyard. He loves play dates with other dogs so when your posing by yourself you won't have to worry.

If you have a cat to bring along, they are welcome too but we'll ensure Bodhi and your cat don't hang out in the same quarters. Just to be safe.

The Viewing/Purchase Session

After your photo shoot, I choose approximately 30 of your most stunning shots, give them my signature retouch and about 7 to 10 days later arrange for you to come in for a private viewing and selection/purchase session. Some clients spend $300 and some spend $6000. There is no hard sell. What you buy and if you buy is entirely up to you. If you don't like your photos, there is no obligation to purchase anything but that hasn't happened yet! Rather most people come in with a smaller package in mind and buy more because they fall in love with their photos.

A tax invoice will be generated at this session for any products that you choose to purchase and must be paid for in full before any of your products will be ordered. You have the option of paying online using a credit card or via bank transfer. We also accept cash. We have wifi available in the studio so that you can process payment on the spot if you wish.

All non-commercial portrait photography products are inclusive of gst.

How long does it take to get our finished products?

Depending on what you order, it can take between 2 to 6 weeks for your products to be ready. Some products are imported from Italy which takes the most amount of time. Typically goods are available within 21 days but we say up to 6 weeks to avoid any disappointment.

Can I buy digital images?

All finished products that you buy, whether it is wall art, folio boxes, loose prints or albums come with the respective digital file. Digital files are of high resolution and edited to print quality.

You can purchase digital images individually, they are $115 per photo. We also offer bundles of digital photos and one piece of wall art. These bundles provide superb value for money.
If you choose to have your digital images printed elsewhere, we take no responsibility for the end product because there are so many factors that can impact the printing of images. The only products we guarantee for colour and quality are those purchased through our studio.

Can I come back and buy more, later?

Natwick Studios will retain all images for at least 6months after your shoot. However, there can occasionally be failures with technology whereby information can be lost and not recoverable. It is highly recommended that you purchase all of the images that you wish to own from our shoot as soon after your photo shoot as you can afford. And, when you get them home, we recommend backing them up in a safe place in case you lose your USB that we give to you.

What happens if I have to cancel or need to reschedule?

If you need to cancel your booking after paying your sitting fee and it is more than 48hours out from the shoot, 50% ($99.50) of the fee will be refunded to you. If you cancel your shoot with less than 48hours notice, you forfeit the entire booking fee. This is because it is unlikely that I will be able to fill the space at short notice. By paying the booking fee, you are agreeing to these terms. Your session fee can be transferred to another date if we have to reschedule, however it cannot be applied to another person.
If you have booked a photo shoot at an outdoor location which is reliant upon good weather and we need to reschedule due to rain, we simply choose another date when we are all available.

Do you offer gift vouchers?

Gift vouchers of $100, $250 and $500 are available and can be used for sitting fees or toward finished products.

If you are considering buying someone you love a gift voucher, to give you an idea of what a photo shoot costs and the value of our product range, here are some prices:

Sitting fee is $199
Hair and make up $185per person Digital images are $115 each if bought individually Digital bundles of 5, 10 and 20 images combined with a piece of wall art start at $550
Framed prints start at $275 for an 8x12" (A4) photograph, the frame is larger
Folio boxes with matted print collections start from $1,490