Celebrate Meaningful Family Photography in South East Melbourne

We create beautiful, natural and unposed portraits of families and kids to make you appreciate them even more.

Fun experience for the whole family

We understand how important it is to have everyone together in a proper photograph. Our experience is designed to be exciting and engaging for everyone.

Truly personal yet professional

We will take care of everything, organise the appointments, help you with the outfits and assist you with selection and design the best artwork for your home.
This is what we do :)

No more bare walls

You won't have to look on those empty walls anymore. Our family photographs and portraits of children are taken with wall art in mind.

We promise you this

Fun experience, even for dads

Our family photography sessions are designed to be fun and memorable. We have developed many "games" to play so you forget we're even taking photos of you all while having all those laughs.

We love kids, and they love us back

No more fakeness, no more frustrations. We know all the tricks to get those real smiles from them and how to capture your child's true personality.

It's about the relationships

With us it's not about the looks... sure we'll help you with what to wear and we'll take you to the most beautiful locations, but the true value of a family portrait is in the relationships it documents.

Multiple Award-winning studio

In our client's words:

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"I am absolutely over the moon with the entire experience. Arek you have done an amazing job and captured my lovely family perfectly.

The photographs are exactly what I wanted and are perfect...

Thank you for all the effort you made getting to know us and deciphering exactly what would work in our new house.

You are awesome and so is The Castle"

Laura and Harmony

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"Our photo experience with Arek was a very special day for our family.

Not only was it a chance to do what we enjoy most, simply being together, but brought another element of fun and happy memories to the occassion.
We loved meeting him and getting excited by the prospect of what was to come- preparing and planninig our family day.

The resulting photos were fantastic and we are thirilled and can't wait to hang them up at home."

Graham & Gayle

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"Thank you so much Arek for a wonderful experience with our family!
The location was stunning and you made us all feel so comfortable and relaxed (even the teenagers!)

We loved spending time together as a family and the results are beautiful.
Thank you for the lasting memories we will have forever *heart*
The whole process was amazing from start to finish and we can't wait to have our prints in our home.

We will definitely recommend you to all our friends!"

Dayle and Danielle

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"We are so happy with out photography session with Arek, it was such a grat experience! Arek is such an easy person to get along with and everything went perfectly :)

We are so happy with our prints and want wait to di it again with him once our second child arrives. We wish you all the best!"

Karena & Bavid

How it works

1. Meet with us

Simply book an in-person appointment at our gallery to get to know each other, discuss the details and plan your family photography session with us.

-Family portrait sessions are ONLY $200-

2. Have fun during the photoshoot

Our family portrait sessions are relaxed and fun for everyone. We'll worry about everything so you don't have to.

3. Custom artwork design appointment

Once your beautiful portaits are ready for our cinematic viewing, we'll invite you to our gallery once again and help you design the perfect artwork for your home.

-Our clients happily spend
between $1000 and $4000 with us-

4. Enjoy it for decades to come

Once your new family portraits are hanging on your walls they will bring a smile to your face everytime you glance at them. They are like windows in which you see your perfect family and recall that perfect time

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We believe that the

perfect family portrait

has the power to transform lives

Your family is perfect, no matter how big or small it is. It is the most important part of your life and you have sacrificed so much for their happiness. It is time to celebrate it, to document the special relationships and get amazing artwork to remind you every day about what life is all about.

We will help you spend quality time together, full of laughter and reconnecting, and we will capture the most amazing family photographs for you to admire for many years to come.

It all begins at our castle with

a discovery appointment

To begin your experience at Five Castles Portraits simply make an appointment to visit our gallery in Belgrave and meet Arek, your photographer, to plan your family photography session.

The meeting lasts about an hour and everyone is invited, we'll have tea, get to know each other, go through all the options and touch some samples.

You may give us a call directly on 046 7676 205 or use the button below to choose your preferred time. Please note that our appointments are held only on weekdays (as weekends are reserved for portrait sessions) during business hours, however on Tuesdays and Thursdays we offer extended hours and we can meet as late at 7:15 PM.

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