WELCOME TO HELENA SANTI PHOTOGRAPHY!
You’ve been looking for the best family photographer in Sydney to capture your real life moments, and you’ve landed here. We’re glad you did.
We hope you’re choosy, because we are the one you should choose. Our exceptional quality of products and customer service guarantee 100% satisfaction of our clients.
We capture your most important moments & with our creativity transform them into heirloom art.
HOW OFTEN do YOU DO YOUR FAMILY PORTRAITS? EVERY YEAR? EVERY 10 YEARS? EVERY DAY?
EVERY YEAR? EVERY 10 YEARS? EVERY DAY? Do you have endless amounts of terabits of images on your phone that you never watch again?? Usually only a few select images make it to your favorite list. If the answer is yes, then you are in the right place. We specialize in taking those favorite pictures, the ones that you will cherish for years, those that you will frame and put on a wall over your fireplace, those that will be printed in a gorgeous leather album and passed trough generations as a family treasure.
Our style. Our Sessions. Our clients
Our style is the perfect combination of lifestyle, candid moments, and classy look-at-the-camera shots.
Our sessions are relaxed, but also energetic. We'll play games, sing songs, and use a few tricks we learned over the years to bring out the most candid smiles and expressions.
Our clients call us friends. And we proudly carry this status through lifetime. Who said that we should choose only one type of photography to specialize in? If photography is your life you will capture all episodes of life. We will be there when he pops the question, when you say “I do” on your wedding day, maternity, newborn, first birthday….. Not only will you have devoted photographers for life, you will have a friend who will share and capture all the special moments. Because every moment matters. We don’t just say it, we mean it! and try to live accordingly.
BEAUTY IN THE CHAOS
Kids do things on their own terms and in their own time. We can't control every single detail of our session, and we don't want to! We want you to have fun, this way you will look even more beautiful than you can imagine. Just go with the flow, let your kids to be kids! Honestly, we don't need them to be well behaved and sit still. It’s all about finding beauty in the chaos.
We work for results and want to make sure you love your portraits. You don’t need to purchase anything before you see your images. At the ordering session you will see your pictures first, fall in love with them and then will buy all the products you like. You can choose from beautiful mounted prints, framed wall art, canvas wall art, folio boxes, albums, and digital images.
Digital Packages $750
Our digital packages includes both High Resolution images ready for print + matching social media files. You always have the opportunity to print your images from any available public printing company.
Wall art packages start from $450
We don’t just do wall design, we make your home more homey. Our Special program allows you to see how your images will look in your own home. It's an absolutely amazing feature which helps to make a decision about composition, sizes and even color of the pictures.
Album / folio boxes start from $850
Our bespoke finest handcrafted albums are truly an heirloom family keepsake that will be treasured and passed down from generation to generation. We work closely with Australia's number 1 photography lab to provide the best quality for our clients.
You’ll fall in love with life every time you pass your beautiful framed prints on your wall and your little ones will have the very best baby books to grow up with - ones that proudly tell the story of their own family in fine art. Holding a solid, luxurious album in your hands or seeing a beautiful framed canvas on your dining room wall every morning are just completely different than “having” a disc of digital files that you may or may not ever look at.
Most families invest between $1000 and $3000 on a collection of their favourite artwork to display and enjoy in their home.
How does it work?
First we will chat
Good planning is the best way to create a successful portrait session. We can meet for coffee, set up a skype date, phone call or just email chat to coordinate details for the timing and the location of your photo shoot. It's a great time to discuss your goals and how you plan to display and share your portraits. We are also very happy to go over any wardrobe options with you and other details or questions. Simply just drop us a line, and we will set up a time for phone call or skype date to exchange ideas. Next we send you our contract, and with a $150 session fee to secure the date we are all set!
Let the adventure begin
Relax, we're going to have fun! Our sessions are casual and we will go along at your speed. During your shoot we will combine gently posed shots along with spontaneous, unguarded moments as they unfold - no forced smiles here. Our session will last approximately two hours. This will give us plenty of time to capture a full range of images. Honestly, we don't need your kids to be well behaved during the session, we need them to have fun! you too.
Take home your frame-worthy images
The big premiere! Approximately 4-6 weeks after the shoot, you will have your viewing and ordering session that will take place at our humble home studio located in Willoughby. It’s the most exiting part. You will see your images for the first time, fall in love with them and then decide how you would like to enjoy them. You may choose from beautiful mounted prints, framed wall art, canvas wall art, folio boxes, albums or just a digital images.
We are trying to move on from digital noise and turn back to the simple, classic way we have enjoyed photographs since they were invented: printed, framed, matted, and bound into books.
Why you want us to be your photographers??
We know how to make your little ones smile
We know how to make you cry (in a good way)
We know how to relax you in front of the camera
We know the best photography locations in Sydney
We know where the best sunsets are
We know how to catch those special moments
We know you are going to love the result
We know how to make your house a home by creating wall art for you
What you will get if you decide to go with us?
Unique and creative approach
Exceptional customer service
You get a new friend and devoted photographer for life
Anything but ordinary
Custom retouching for every image you order
How long do sessions last?
Our sessions last about 1,5 - 2 hours. Plenty of time to capture your smiles and have some fun.
What is the turn around time?
Turn around time is 4-6 weeks from shoot to reveal.
Depending on the style of photoshoot that you choose we usually give you couple of options for park, beach or city session. We scope locations all the time, we believe this is a part of being good photographers. We know where to find the best sunsets / sunrises in Sydney, we know little hidden streets and nooks in the city of Sydney, as well as nice fields of the best Sydney parks. Don't worry we've got you covered.
What to wear?
We recommend choosing casual comfortable clothing with some accesories. 3 colors is the sweet spot to have color harmony on your images. So choose your 3 colors and dress within that palette. You can also rely on our "family photo shoot outfit guide" that you receive prior to your session
What should we bring with us?
Nothing exept your smiles. During the session we move from spot to spot quite a lot. So we usually ask our clients to leave everything in the car. Litraly everything including handbags, pram, make up etc. For sessions with kids, please bring snacks. This is all we need for great motivation.
Can we re-schedule if bad weather, illness or ... ?
Of course we can re-schedule, unless you would like to run barefoot through the puddles. Which can also be a super fun photoshoot!!!
YES, YOU ARE PHOTOGENIC!?
And this is not a question! Every single person / family have their own vibe and we know how to capture it. Just relax and enjoy, you are beautiful, you will remember it every time you look at your photos after our session.
What time should we shoot?
The lighting is best within 2 hours of sunrise and sunset. Depends if your a moring person or not.
Sounds great! I’m ready to book! What’s next?
Send us an email, we send you a contract, Then just a $150 session fee secure's the date and we are all set!