Sharon Pappas

Fun and relaxed portrait photography

My photography style is a very un-obtrusive and natural.  I strive to make you and your family feel comfortable in front of my camera.

Every family is different, therefore every portrait session will be different.

I love getting to know all of my clients, so that I can create images that truly reflect their character. I want the process to be enjoyable for everyone, and encourage a sharing of ideas.

I am based in Glen Iris, Melbourne, Victoria,  Australia.

Please feel free to phone or email me for more information and to discuss your photography needs.



Choose which setting matches your family and the photographs you will love on your walls.

Park setting:  If your the outdoor type of family this option may be for you, relaxed and fun featuring lots of greenery and play.  Wear comfortable clothes and get ready to roll in the grass!

Urban setting:  For a more city approach I love to use old brick walls, cobblestone alleys and a touch of graffiti.  You could wear smart casual clothes for urban fun.

In your home:  This setting allows for changes of clothes and fun with your own toys and pets at home.  I can also do portraits using a plain white or black background, you would need to have a suitable area to set this up.  Backgrounds in plain white or black work really well for black and white images and allow for co-ordinated outfits if you would like all white for example.

Each session is $395, payable prior to your sitting.  This includes the photography sitting and a disc with a minimum of 60 full resolution images ready for you to print.  You may also like to purchase prints or photo books, this is completely up to you.

Portrait sessions are done in the Glen Iris, Malvern area at a time that works best for you and your family.

Please feel free to call me for a chat or send a message on the contact page.  I am happy to answer any questions you might have in regards to your next family photographs.

I look forward to meeting you soon.


Other info

My goal is to create a relaxed, pressure-free environment for you and your family.

I want to capture you at your most natural and spontaneous. I understand how stressful photography can be, and I do everything I can to make the experience fun and enjoyable.

I work with natural light as much as possible and will choose the best spot at a location based on the light. Just relax and enjoy your family and I will be snapping away happily, capturing the details and interactions that make your family unique

What to wear:

This is quite a personal decision, have a look on the internet at some portrait photographs that you like and look at the kind of clothes everyone is wearing to give you some ideas.  In the end it really doesn’t matter what you choose as long as you are comfortable.

During the photo shoot:

I like to work in a casual and relaxed manner. I allow up to 1 1/2 hours (some sessions may only take 45mins) to take beautiful images of your family so we are not rushed and can let the children relax and be themselves. Don’t worry if you think they are not smiling enough, you will be surprised how quick a moment can be captured. Lots of parents have commented that they are amazed at how many smiling photo’s I got during the sitting. It is better if you are relaxed and having fun with them as they will smile naturally then.

We don’t like to pose…

Fantastic! I don’t like to pose either! I am all about you relaxing and enjoying your experience, bring along your picnic blanket, or game of bocce and lets have some fun.

Even if you choose to have your images on a plain background I like to keep it informal and relaxed, I will encourage you to interact as a family – smile, act, dance, wrestle whatever gets the giggles happening!

What if my child is sick on the day of the session?

I am more than happy to re-schedule a portrait shoot at short notice due to illness, it is always better to wait until everyone is feeling better as you will definitely see it in your children’s eyes in the final images if they are not 100%.

Small scratches and red marks etc can be easily removed in photoshop, however larger bruises or scratches that are really obvious may be a problem to remove effectively, if in doubt give me a call to discuss.

Payment for photography session:

Payment is made by Direct Deposit and is payable prior to your portrait sitting. I will email you an invoice with banking details on it. Payments are non-refundable, however if you have to re-schedule that is fine. If for any reason you are not 100% happy with your images I will happily schedule a re-shoot at your convenience.

How long until I have my images?

I like to have processed your images and have the disc posted to you within 3 weeks. If you would like to order prints or a book you will need to allow printing and designing time, I will give you an estimated time frame when ordering.

What is on the disc?

I will take quite a lot of images at our session, I reduce these down to what I consider the very best ones. The minimum amount that will be on the disc will be 60 images, however you may get more depending on the session.

You can be assured that you will have a wonderful selection of images of each family member.

I also included the full set of images as black & white as well as colour on the disc so you don’t have to worry about converting them.   You are free to print these however you might like.

If you would like me to take care of the prints, canvas or book I am happy to do this.  The prices quoted are for a little extra photoshop colour enhancements and any design work that may be needed.  To give you an example of price for a canvas a 30 x 30cm canvas is $75 and a 61 x 91cm canvas would be $290.

Contact Sharon

Ph: 0422~928~154

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