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Our Mission

Dorothy’s Castle represents a beautiful and precious stronghold that a true commitment between two people builds.

Our aim is to create stunning images that truly show your love and the connection you built in your time together.

Our mission is to enrich your lives through those images.

We dedicated this castle to same sex couples to celebrate love.

We do same-sex weddings too- can’t wait for Australia to make them legal!

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Why choose Dorothy’s Castle Portraits

Tell us about the love you share, tell us about your favourite place or activity, tell us what defines you
–we’ll listen to your story and get you passionate about the process of creating your special portraits.

“It’s a life changing experience” we guarantee that our wall portraits will affect your lives!

We value your time and understand how busy you are
–that’s why we come to you. We organise a private consultation and viewing session at the comfort of your house and even deliver and mount your wall art.

Quality, quality, quality
-we invest in the best equipment, never-ending training and pride our selves in offering only the best professional photography products for you to enjoy for decades.
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Our Personalised Process

At Dorothy’s Castle Portraits we pride ourselves on providing a boutique experience with personalised service, exceptional quality production and a relaxed, warm environment in which you feel comfortable, confident and most importantly, have fun.
Our personalized process involves four key stages; a briefing consultation, the shoot, a detailed viewing and then final delivery.
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Briefing Consultation

Once you have contacted us, we will book in a briefing consultation of approximately 60 minutes either in person, or over the telephone.
This is where we share information, ask questions and really get down to details – discussing topics such as what you would like to achieve with the session and highlighting anything special you would like to capture in the shoot.
At Dorothy’s Castle Portraits, we want to know what is most important to you, so we can customize our service to suit your needs and create a memorable, enjoyable and personalized experience.
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The Shoot

Our “Beloved” photography sessions are conducted on location – we recommend that you and your partner think of a place of significance to you, such as beach you went for your first date or your favourite picnic spot. We recommend a place that isn’t to popular with people as this will give you a chance to be comfortable and focus on each other- “Beloved” sessions can become quite emotionally charged and an intimate setting is preferred.

“Beloved” sessions don’t feel like a photo shoot- there is no posing, awkward moments or one-thing-fits-all approaches.

Couples have actually fallen in love again during our “Beloved” session!

We will gently guide and direct the process, but on the whole, it is a fairly natural and informal approach. In line with this style of photography, most clients favour a casual wardrobe with light hair and makeup. For those who would like their wardrobe, hair and makeup professionally styled, our stylist can be booked for the session and will come to your home to assist with outfit selection and help make you look fabulous and feel great.
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Wedding or Commitment ceremony coverage.

We’re available for wedding photography, however we only photograph a limited number of weddings in a year- so call us today (046 7676 205) to book your initial appointment to meet and discuss your needs.
Dorothy’s Castle Portraits is all about you and your special day- during our briefing consultations we will have discussed your wedding day in detail and agreed on the coverage.

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Viewing and Selection

Our viewing session is typically booked in one to three weeks after the shoot. We come to your home and present the photographs from the session, discussing and highlighting all the details in each shot.
Together, we select your favourite images and will go through how you would like them formatted, printed and displayed. All our photographs are printed on 200-year Archive Quality Kodak Professional Supra Endura and we also handle framing, photobooks and any other storage or display needs. See the section below for details
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Production and Delivery

Once your selection has been finalised, we will organise the printing and production of your images and bring them direct to you. If you need, we can even assist with the display and mounting of portraits in your home!
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Wall Art for Your Home

The goal for any portrait session is the creation of stunning art for display in your home and keepsakes to last a lifetime.
The best way to display portraits is to marry the collection with the style of your décor. When considering lifestyle photography, groupings of portraits in a series are an effective and contemporary way to tell your story. At Five Castles Portraits we will gladly walk you through our Wall Gallery options, showcasing all of our most popular arrangements.
Because part of the custom service we offer is to assist in creating interesting and unique displays for your home, our artisans will help plan your wall galleries with your favourite images, coupled with frames, or displayed as mounted prints or museum wrap canvases. Our goal is to provide you with images as dynamic and original as you are.
Alternatively, you can opt for a portrait collection in a form of a set of beautifully mounted photographs that come in a stylish box and an easel for easy display.
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Collection of Matted, Fine Art Prints

Our beautiful portfolio boxes will remind you of the most important and priceless things you have. Beautifully presented photographs of your loved ones are the doors to the inspiration that comes from having someone special to share your life and your dreams with.
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Albums

Album is a treasure chest of memories, a place that protects your story, and invites you to get lost in it even decades later. It is timeless and priceless- just like the love it protects…
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Custom Framed Wall Prints

Wall portraits are windows to the moment in time, in which you looked at each other with love and tenderness, and will everyday remind you of the reasons why you love the other. Just imagine how a great wall art will influence your life and the lives of your children who grow up seeing it everyday.
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Prices

Our standard rate for a portrait session is $200 (payable on booking) and it includes: 2 hours photo session at your chosen location for you and your beloved, professional post-processing of images, my transportation in Melbourne area, consultation before the session and viewing experience at your house.
Wedding packages start at $1500. Please contact us on 046 7676 205 for more details.
Files We include all photographs you purchase in web-resolution to share with friends and family. Digital collections are also available.
Wall prints from $199
Wall portraits come in a variety of sizes from 8″x10″ to 40″x60″, finishes and framing options.
Albums from $550
All albums are hand crafted and printed in Japan to highest standards.
Signature collection boxes from $500
Perfect alternative to album. These collections provide you with a selection of your favorite photographs, ready to display or give away.
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