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

The company values that make our photographs so special

Black and white young girl photography

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

Behind the scenes studio image

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

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.

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

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

Multi-generational photo shoot

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?

Motherhood photoshoot

  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

How to find time for connection with a busy lifestyle

How-to find time for connection with a busy lifestyle. SDM Interiors Founder and Creative Director Samantha Del Monte boasts 14 years of experience within the real estate and design industry. Her extensive portfolio across renovation, interior design and styling has equipped her with a diverse skill set.  She has also gained invaluable insights into the

Behind the images with Luca Prodigo

Come on a journey with us, as we lift the curtain of the dark room and go behind the images with photographer Luca Prodigo. In this interview we go deep to find out the story behind the portraits. Learning more about the person who photographs them. Luca is a beloved photographer at Verve, who has