Style Tips For Your Photoshoot

Style tips for photoshoot

Flattery is your photographer’s prerogative. No one better understands the need to limit distractions from the true message and impact of a stunning image than your photographer. Flattery is less about making you look like someone else and more about celebrating what you’ve got. We teach ourselves to be incredibly self-critical, focused on our flaws,

Motherhood – An interview with Chontel Duncan

To celebrate this Mother’s Day, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Chontel Duncan for a one on one interview about her magical (and sometimes challenging) journey through motherhood and what it’s like raising a big family. Chontel is a personal trainer, gym owner, fitness influencer and self-confessed overall fitness lover. Yet not only

How to connect with customers in a disconnected age

In the age of Covid, as we’re all striving for connectivity, customers have never valued experience more. They want to feel connected, seen and heard. In fact, in a recent Forbes report, a huge 74 percent of those surveyed said they prioritize experiences over products. So, what does this mean for product-based business in the

The company values that make our photographs so special

Our Verve team is made up of passionate storytellers who love creating and telling true, authentic stories. At the heart of all that we do, and at the heart of each of our people, is our core values. These are the company values that make our photographs so special. As a family-owned business these values

The benefits of an in-studio photo shoot

What are the the benefits of an in-studio photo-shoot at Verve Portraits? At Verve, we pride ourselves on providing memorable photography experiences and truly personalised, creative imagery. For many of our guests this is the first time having a professional studio shoot and they want to know what they can expect.  We also get asked

How to make the most out of your Verve Portraits digital images

Digital portraits being showcased in creative ways from portrait studio verve photography

So you’ve finished your Verve photoshoot. You have gone through your beautiful memories and like many, have chosen to go with digital images as part of your photography package. A great choice! There are so many creative ways to make the most of your Verve digital images. Therefore, we’ve shared a few of our favourites

Dear Mum, here’s why we want you in the photos too.

mum with two daughters in photography session

Dear Mum here’s why we want you in the photo too. To the dearest Mums reading these words… When it comes to having your photo taken, we know how easy it can be, to become hyper-judgemental about ourselves and the skin we’re in. Dear Mum here’s why we want you in the photo too. That

How to manage a photoshoot with young children

emotive and beautiful family portrait featuring three siblings

Figuring out how-to manage a photoshoot with young children can certainly be a juggle, especially with a newborn.  Between nap times and potential crankiness on the way, it can be hard to balance everyone all at once. Therefore, we have shared our best tips and tricks, on how-to manage a photoshoot with young children. We

What to wear to a family photoshoot

Want to know what to wear to a family photoshoot? We’ve got you. Whether you have an energetic two year old, a wee little newborn, a pair of too-cool-for-school teens or college aged young adults; putting together a cohesive look for the brood is easier than you think! We’ve collated the essential tips, from our

Is ‘balance’ as a busy mother a myth that needs busting?

Family portrait featuring Jacqueline Alwill of The Brown Paper Bag Nutrition. Such a stunning moment of togetherness for this busy Mother.

  Is ‘balance’ as a busy mother a myth that needs busting? Accredited nutritionist, author, magazine columnist, whole-foods cook, and mum of two Jacqueline Alwill is definitely a perfect candidate for this very question! Jacqueline’s specialties include family and early childhood nutrition, gut health and functional food. She works closely with many organisations and companies