What is a folio box?
My clients are always saying “I just want a USB/digitals” because they love the ease of being able to post their images online and share them easily via email or on social media. I appreciate that this is helpful but it as a professional photographer it pains me to think of photos (especially professional ones) just sitting on a USB and then getting filed away in a draw and if your lucky not lost or forgotten about. I love nothing more than looking through the old prints from my childhood and families past.  I want my clients to have the best products as well as an amazing experience, that is why my packages include a  Folio Box  as well as the digital images.

My clients are always saying “I just want a USB/digitals” because they love the ease of being able to post their images online and share them easily via email or on social media. I appreciate that this is helpful but it as a professional photographer it pains me to think of photos (especially professional ones) just sitting on a USB and then getting filed away in a draw and if your lucky not lost or forgotten about. I love nothing more than looking through the old prints from my childhood and families past.

I want my clients to have the best products as well as an amazing experience, that is why my packages include a Folio Box as well as the digital images.

White Leather Reveal Box  The  Folio Box  isn’t just a box for you to store you professional prints. They are luxury products, handcrafted in Italy that are designed to hold all the matted prints from your Portrait session (whether landscape or vertical).  The best part about them is that they are not designed to be tucked away in a wardrobe or under you bed and brought out on rare occasions. They are designed to be enjoyed every day. They look beautiful as a display on a coffee table, a desk, or a display cabinet. The reason why I love this product is because you can use the matted prints in so many ways:  - you could display them on a little easel  - frame them and put them on the wall  - gift them to family  - switch out the prints for a different look from time to time  - simply keep them in the beautiful box  I especially love the fact that you can easily swop out the images in the display box and enjoy all your prints on a rotating basis.  The Folio Box itself comes in white leatherette or leather (depending on your preference) and is handmade in Italy from the finest materials. The quality is spectacular and feels and smells like a new handbag!  My portrait packages include (as well a styling and professional hair and makeup):  a beautiful leather folio box/wrap from Graphi Studios in Italy;  images printed on fine art paper from a professional labs so they provide archival quality. What this means is that they are made to last over 100 years and are something that can be passed down to your great grandchildren.  individually mounted portraits so they are protected and ready to frame.  a digital USB   If you are interested in hearing more about my portrait packages I invite you to a consultation with me where we can discuss how you want to be photographed, I'll answer any questions you might have about my process, and we'll determine if I'm the right fit for you.  Schedule a Consultation.

White Leather Reveal Box

The Folio Box isn’t just a box for you to store you professional prints. They are luxury products, handcrafted in Italy that are designed to hold all the matted prints from your Portrait session (whether landscape or vertical).

The best part about them is that they are not designed to be tucked away in a wardrobe or under you bed and brought out on rare occasions. They are designed to be enjoyed every day. They look beautiful as a display on a coffee table, a desk, or a display cabinet. The reason why I love this product is because you can use the matted prints in so many ways:

- you could display them on a little easel

- frame them and put them on the wall

- gift them to family

- switch out the prints for a different look from time to time

- simply keep them in the beautiful box

I especially love the fact that you can easily swop out the images in the display box and enjoy all your prints on a rotating basis.

The Folio Box itself comes in white leatherette or leather (depending on your preference) and is handmade in Italy from the finest materials. The quality is spectacular and feels and smells like a new handbag!

My portrait packages include (as well a styling and professional hair and makeup):

a beautiful leather folio box/wrap from Graphi Studios in Italy;

images printed on fine art paper from a professional labs so they provide archival quality. What this means is that they are made to last over 100 years and are something that can be passed down to your great grandchildren.

individually mounted portraits so they are protected and ready to frame.

a digital USB

If you are interested in hearing more about my portrait packages I invite you to a consultation with me where we can discuss how you want to be photographed, I'll answer any questions you might have about my process, and we'll determine if I'm the right fit for you. Schedule a Consultation.

Ashley Canavan
I Love you and I Want to Capture You For All Time

It wasn’t until I had my son in 2011 that I truly understood a mother’s love. I have so much respect for my beautiful mum bringing up my sister and I on her own. She is so caring, kind and selfless and always trying to make things nice for everybody else.

I know she would love to get some beautiful updated photos of herself and to have an amazing pampering experience and photos of the 3 of us. It would also be a great opportunity to get together and spend quality time, doing something girly. Living far away from each other means the times we do spend together are all the more precious.

My mum doing some modelling in her younger years.

My mum doing some modelling in her younger years.

I am ashamed to admit that even as a professional photographer I don’t have any professional pictures with my mother or of the 3 of us together. It is one of those items on the one day list that always gets pushed to the bottom.

My mum is like most mums and doesn’t like photos of herself but I am on a mission to get my mum images that she will love, to make her feel beautiful, seen and heard.

So this year I have made a promise to myself to book in a photoshoot with my mum and sister. I know I will regret it if I don’t. So this is what I recommend for you to do as well.

Treat your mum. Let her not worry about anything for a day and have a day that’s all about of her. She will have her hair and make-up done, she will be styled and guided in her posing. And if you want to join her for a double makeover? Even better! You know she would love that!

If you are interested in learning about my mother and daughter photoshoot experience then please schedule a chat. I look forward to giving you an experience of love, laughter and memories.

 

Capturing relationships is one of my favourite parts of being a portrait photographer. Especially the mother and daughter relationship which so special. The best thing about having a glamorous photoshoot experience with your mother is that you can have an amazingly fun experience together. The icing on the top is that you will have beautiful legacy portraits that you and your family will cherish for a life time.

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
— Robert Browning
My most recent photo of my mum.

My most recent photo of my mum.


What is contemporary glamour photography?

Portrait photography has evolved. Imagine a full magazine experience with celebrity style hair and makeup and fashion inspired clothing. You will be pampered, styled and posed to perfection and look and feel like a model for the day. It’s like the ultimate celebrity photo experience. The resulting images are contemporary magazine style like those that grace the covers of Vanity Fair, Vogue or Cosmopolitan.

After booking your photo session we will have an in person consultation where we will meet and discuss how you want to be photographed (mood), who you want to be photographed with and how to prepare for the session.

You can do this photoshoot with your sister, your mum or your best friends and have a girls day out with champagne. Or you could have a session with your partner or husband and/or your kids. You decide.

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What is contemporary glamour photography?

We can meet prior to the photoshoot to go through your outfit choices. I can come to you or we can do it via Skype. I offer advice on where to buy, borrow or rent amazing outfits so you will look and feel incredible on the day. I even have my own studio wardrobe that you are welcome to incorporate into the photoshoot.

On the day of the session my hair and makeup artist will take you to whatever level of glam you want to be. You can sit back in my relaxing home studio, listen to music and be pampered and preened.

These sessions are an incredibly fun day and if you plan it right you can go out that night and paint the town red because you will look and feeling fabulous.

The images from the session will be professionally edited and shown to you at a private in person viewing session and you will be able to select a beautiful legacy product to display you photos.

A contemporary glamour session is one one the most amazing experience a woman can go through. It can be truly transformational and change the way you see yourself. Click here to find out more.