Lydia Shaw Photography | Commercial, Portrait & Travel Photographer | Melbourne | Portrait Session

Portrait Session

My approach is relaxed, and I aim to capture natural expressions, connections and emotions in my portrait sessions. I may occasionally need to guide you with posing, but not in a stiff and formal way.


If you would like hair & make-up services I can arrange this for you,  and I can also assist with wardrobe selection as I know this can be tough to decide on.

Classic - QR3,000

What will I receive?

30 high-quality finished images in both Colour & BW. The final images are supplied on a beautiful USB in both 8x12" print size, and web size suitable for social media.

What's the process?

After your session I will upload a selection of the best proofs to an online gallery for you to choose the final 30 images from. I will then finish them to my personal style and high-quality standard, and the final versions will be presented to you in our viewing session. {If you prefer for me to choose the final 30 images then I am happy to do so...and it will be more of a surprise for you later!}.

After the viewing session the final images will be made available online for two weeks so you can share them with your family and friends. {This is an optional service only and I will respect your privacy if you prefer not to choose this}.

How long does a session take?

A typical session takes approximately 1.5 - 2 hours.

Where do you do the sessions?

I'm flexible with this. You may like an outdoor setting such as Souq Waqif, Katara, a beach, a park, the desert, a five star hotel...or indoors in my studio, or in the comfort of your own home.

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How long does it take to get the images?

The viewing session will be scheduled two weeks after your shoot and your USB of images will also be ready at this time.

Printed product delivery timelines can vary depending on the product. Prints can be ready in 1 week while canvases, albums and photo books can take 2 - 3 weeks as they are produced internationally.

Depending on the products you order, the entire process can take 3 - 6 weeks. {I will do my best to accommodate urgent orders}.

What other products and packages are available?

I offer a range of high quality printed products that I either personally produce, or source from quality international suppliers.

I also have several discounted print packages that may make your decision process a little easier.

When do I pay?

A deposit of QR500 {USD$142.50 if paid online} is required to secure your session, and the balance is due at the time of your viewing session.

How do I book a session?

Please call me on +974 5514 6828 or email me to chat about your session and to synchronise our diaries.

How do I buy a session as a gift?

If you'd like to purchase a session someone else, I can arrange a gift e-voucher. Contact me first for a chat though :)

Do you have any other questions?

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