The Velissaris Experience

Your fun starts when we welcome you through our Red Door

...where the magic of photographic story telling begins

We love photographing families, big, small, any size, any age we do it all. Immediate, extended, multi-generational of the two legged and the four-legged furry variety. We invite you to take a look at our gallery of work, spend some time exploring our site and if you have any questions simply let us know how we can help.



It’s not only about creating the perfect image of your family but more importantly it’s about enjoying the whole experience from
beginning to end.

It’s as simple as 1,2,3

It’s important to be properly prepared for your session.

Your photographic experience with us begins from your very first phone call. It’s here where we take the time to learn a little bit about you and your family so that we can capture just a glimpse of your story. Our goal here is to address all questions, share some ideas to get to know each other and to see if we are a good fit.

We will discuss the ideal colours, clothing and items to bring to make sure you’ve got everything you need to help personalise your shoot. Perfection needs planning.

We know that people will only feel comfortable being photographed when they are completely understood, assured and inspired by their photographer. Portraits should capture a feeling or emotion that will be remembered forever.

Paul spends a little time making you feel comfortable, goes over everything discussed in the initial phone call and then the fun begins. It’s important that Paul gets the shots that you want and everyone is happy with.

In the Studio – Hopefully you will have brought in some of your favourite things, the more personal and original the better. The studio lends itself to a more stylised approach as Paul plays around with the lighting and background to create different moods. He will give a little direction at times when needed as there are no distracting elements for people to react to apart from his cheesy jokes … he’s captured some great shots mid laugh!

In the Park – The conditions have to be right for us to photograph outdoors so we can guarantee creativity and a great range of work. We generally don’t shoot outside during Winter and when the temperature hovers over 30 degrees in the Summer. Your comfort is of the utmost importance!

In your home – Paul spends more time with you here listening to  your ideas as to where and what you want. He will also look for the ideal areas in your home both inside and out where there is plenty of natural light to work with.

The buzz continues a few days after your session when we invite you back to our studio for the next and most exciting part of your photographic experience; viewing your images. This is an experience to remember!

We make sure this is done in a relaxed and comfy environment with some nice chocolates and a refreshing drink. There is a lot to take in and many things to consider when selecting your favorite images, this could take up to 90 minutes.

Tissues for tears … yes we have them on hand as it is quite emotional seeing the beautiful images of your family.

We’ll help take all the guesswork out of the design process as we guide you through selecting the perfect images for your home.