What makes us unique
A meaningful photography experience for the whole family.
At Five Castles Portraits, we want your portrait experience to be nothing short of amazing.
From our first meeting, where we get to know each other, through a memorable session, that's fun and natural, to the design consultation, where you get to see your portriats for the first time and select a suitable display solutions for your home.
Celebrate your relationships! We focus on what you love about each other
It's not about what you look like, it's about what you love about each other, the personalities and relationships that are so precious.
It's not about smiling at the camera, it's about the interactions and loving looks, the laughs and connections.
Truly personal process
Photography needs to be personal in order to create meaningful portraits that represent the true you. The photographer needs to know you before they take out the camera, you need to know the artist in order to open up in front of the lens.
At Five Castles Portraits, you'll be treated as an individual and your story becomes our inspiration.
Unposed, natural and fun
Our secret lies with the way Arek is with people, big and small. His jovial personality and disarming sense of humour make the staunchest enjoy the fun process. Awkward posing is replaced by games that foster interactions and real connections that make relationships crystalize for that perfect portrait.
About the photographer
Arek is a Melbourne based, award-winning photographer, accredited with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography.
Born and raised in Europe, Arek always enjoyed photographing people and his surroundings, but it was not until he migrated to Australia and resigned from a PhD in Molecular Biology that he pursued his passion professionally, launching the Five Castle Portraits brand in 2011.
Arek’s signature style is clean, contemporary and natural, bringing out the true personality of his subjects in a fun and spontaneous way. Arek’s technical knowledge combined with his emotionally-intelligent approach to his artform, and creative intuition work together to create beautiful portraits that can be shared and displayed today, tomorrow and for generations to come.
His philosophy is all about celebrating what we care the most, be it our family, partner or pets, he can also help with meaningful business portraits.