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Portrait imaging for those seeing beyond the now generation, creating a tangible image for future generations.

Bespoke,    Contemporary,    Boutique,    Legacy Portraits 

I help amplify and empower people.

Family and personal Portrait photography in Mackay

Designed with you, to see the best of you. Portrait Photography in Mackay

I offer 2 types of sessions  - each with options

Value Collections
Best for...

Formals
Headshot & personal Branding
Portfolio
Cosplay
Confidence
Pre event portrait (the races?)
Sunset / Sunrise lifestyle
Engagement
Family

Its a 1 hour session
Book online
Choose a theme or tell me about your idea.

with 7 digitals (you can purchase more)
1 x image on a  10 x 10cm Acrylic Block

$295

Print products also available

Legacy Collections
Best for...
 

Milestone or Lifestyle change

A concept brought to life

 

Relive a moment

 

Pure Art

This type of session allows time to consult, design and make your image just what you dream about.

The value is in the unrushed service

There are 3 collections to choose from

that include print and all digitals

Build your own experience with my guidance.

 

Collections start at $1994

A photoshoot is on your bucket list but you...

Two girls holding sunflowers in front of the faces looking into the sun with the shadow of the sunflower on their faces.
  • Feel a bit nervous in front of a camera

  • Don't believe you are photogenic

  • Not really seen a beautiful image of yourself

  • Unsure how or if you really want to "pose"

  • Don't feel seen or heard

what if...

.....you find out you like the person in your portraits.

 



by having an experience, guided and supported
that shows you are enough,  empowers and lifts confidence.

I am obsessed with building and bringing a concept or theme to life.

See the you everyone else sees.

Before we make any images in the location,
we'll have a conversation that will flow into the images you wish to create and achieve together and how those prints will look in your space.
Then I can send a deposit for a booking of $250 to get the image making session done.
 

 
The print on the wall is even more a success when someone else
has a 
conversation about the image.
 

This what a LEGACY COLLECTION looks like....

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Bring out your divine

Guided all the way !
Using your natural body language and posture to show you at your best.

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A high value experience.
 

The production and results that easily compare to fashion and editorials in luxury magazines including cover shots!
 

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Reasons to get high end images made

Celebrate You

For someone special


Family legacy update

Milestone event

Lifestyle change

A concept brought to life

Relive a moment

Pure Art

Confidence Building

Pricing.

After a consultation, $250 gets us booked, started and images made in a session.

Why a session fee?
Here is where the creative magic is made and the time I share with you to get prepared for the session and guiding you in your session!

Then I post process and nurture your images, after which we will sit down
and preview images to select from and order the print collection that best suits you..


Choose the Print collection and any extras you like.

 
Image making session could be 2-3 hours
My creative and post processing of images
Gallery to view and select images
1 Print 8 x10 matted ready for you to frame
and the matching digital.
You arrive ready with hair and makeup if needed and styling options.


 

 




 

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Marty the photographer

Over time I have ended up doing a lot practice and light tests. Of course the easiest subject to get when I need someone is myself. Many of these are a little ridiculous. Some I really end up liking.

 

I take my image making seriously however not myself. I'm relaxed and encouraging.

 

The point is, I also need to feel what it's like to see my own image if I am expecting you to be vulnerable.

 

We all have different sides to our complete self. It’s complex. In my humble space, you are allowed to be who you wish without being judged or ashamed.

Despite some nerves, you'll find excitement and empowerment, that's my job!

 

Taking that bit of fear on a walk with you and do it anyway. 

Your portrait photography guy in Mackay.


Email me: martystreckerphotography@gmail.com

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OPTIONS

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special to a loved one?
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The process works like this.

The Proces

1. You have somewhat of a desire to create images and wall art for your home. Also you are resonating with what I am offering here..

Book a call


2. Book a call, we'll have a phone consultation and I'll listen to your vision. From there expand this into something achievable and that fits your idea. We'll consider how and where you'd like to display your printed art. 

Confirm a Date

3. Confirm a date for your session considering your custom made experience
book online and pay $250

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A lady in a whote halter nexk dress with black pulled back hair gazing past a large electric light bulb with a large filament

Final prep

4. Prep for your session,

Finalize the looks and mood.
Organize your own hair and makeup or I can provide at cost.

Wardrobe based on your vision.
(A stylist is a good option)

Shoot Day!

5. Shoot day, 

Arrive with your wardrobe items, either hair and makeup done, or it's happening onsite.
We get settled and comfortable in the space and ease into making some test shots and working toward the vision.

 

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A woman in a tule dress and flower head peice, sitting on the edge of a white chait with a grandfather clock in the background.

6. I'll load up the best images and you can select your favorites shortly after our shoot finishes.  

Then I'll post process in the next couple of days for you to make a final selection for the collection you choose. Pay the balance of the collection you choose.

Selections

Delivery

7. Delivery of your art works and prints
I'll even hang the wall prints exactly where you'd like them.

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It works like this.
1. Book a call, we'll have a phone consultation​
2. Confirm a date for the session your considering, whether it's digital
                     or a custom-made experience
3. Prep for your session, finalize the looks and mood.​
4. Make some images​​
5. You'll see a set of processed images to preview
6. Select your images to print for your display or wall

 

What kind of portrait and how would like to be photographed?

Individual - because you earned it, you deserve it.
Family - you're growing, things are changing.
Sport theme - you or the kids are champs. 
Avante Garde - Creative, fantasy -  you are unique!
Personal Branding - your business profile needs to be updated.
Fashion  - A dress you love but don't wear- re invent some glam!
Beauty - no excuses needed, you just love it.
Formals - Year 10, 11 semi formals and of course the big one.

 
(Fashion and Beauty opportunities come around when you attend
a wedding, social events and special moments and milestones
- getting hair and makeup done, take advantage of professional imaging) 



Only recently on the news a person asked what it was like to run out of the house under a
natural disaster evacuation order/event and what residents grabbed on the way out.
Among the first words and thoughts were

"I ran around the house and grabbed our pictures off the walls"

 

Moments, memories and milestones are your journey which the future
generations consider precious,
and we often sweep away this current time as just life and push past it.

Add ons like hair and makeup to suit the ideas we have planned out.

What if....add a chauffeur, 2-4 fashion outfits, perhaps a professional massage
before hair and makeup, refreshments on the way.
Out to dinner with a loved one after your session!

 

VIP treatment for the star of the day!

In the studio space, we'll be able to create.
Your bestie (not a partner) is welcome to tag along for support.

Each look will be crafted and to achieve some looks that amplify your you.

Posing is such a jarring word, so don’t use it and don’t do it!
I prefer finding your natural space and body language,  
look after you so that the images translate your posture into art
without you looking awkward.


 

 

 

 

Imagine your own “hall of fame”, a legacy that includes previous generations,
YOU and the future.

 

This space has art on its walls. You ARE the art of the energy around us,
forged and formed by history,
by circumstance and your own growth.  
My role is translating this time we have into an artful image about your story of the now.

Everyone has a story. People are magnetic.
The way we see ourselves is completely different to how those close to us perceive us.
Being brave enough to put ourselves on show in front of others in a lasting image
is probably one of the most selfless things we can do.

 

 

 

You appreciate art, your family and most importantly yourself as a channel
for those that came before you,
following along with and eventually long after you.

Your confidence has grown.  A legacy is important to you.

Past, present and future you, evolve and cycle, that’s why now is more important than ever.

I found out I love making an image reflecting that story with you.


That’s my purpose, to enhance, to craft, and therefore amplify you.

it's a process, visualizing a feeling of where you are right now, 
willing to take a risk and dare yourself


- even include loved ones around you.

we can make art, a creative endeavour with poetic flavour.
forget about portraits you have seen before, let's get lost and be a better version.

show, be proud of your uniqueness, make it now,
a legacy treasured forever.

 

 

Your image is important.
Which actually means its super important to all those around you.

The kids love pictures of their mum.
The business owner who IS the face of the brand.
The athlete breaking new ground and reaching goals.
The strong independent or introvert can shine.
or just because you love to be pampered, spoilt, and empowered.


These moments and milestones can be recorded as an image,
in a stress free guided way to achieve the result you want
based around your ideas for me to work with you.  

In fact being creative and building a scenario for the result we
collaborate on is what I love to do.
A set can be designed, make it and bring it to life
from very small scale to a production.

 

I really like it simple at the same time.
And I love prints on a wall or to hold or on show.
Below is an outline of a session,
if you like we can build from here to fit your moment.

 

Business or personal,
I am a photographer of people being or doing their th
ing.
Formal, corporate, family, pets or special occasion there are no labels, it’s photography.

 

Of course the post processing of each image I deliver is
to a high quality print magazine standard.

Images for us first, every one else becomes secondary.


My goal is to release your potential and amplify your confidence

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