From Ordinary People to Extraordinary Moments...
"When you photograph people in colour you capture the colour of their clothes but when you photograph them in black and white you capture the colour of their soul."
Lifestyle Portraits' founder, Darren Tilnak (M. Photog) P.I.P.P. is a master photographer who shuns the formulaic and mundane practices of conventional portrait photography. His abiding belief that "motion causes emotion" is at the heart of his unique and groundbreaking portraiture style. His rigorous study of the role of movement in the arts has given him the ability to direct his clients with a discerning artistic vision. Moreover, his amicable directing nature instills ease and comfort in clients, allowing them to enjoy their part in the experience.
Natural emotion is the driving force behind Darren's imagery. The emotion he creates through movement and subject direction gives life and meaning to the still art form of portraiture. Additionally, he possesses an engaging openness that never fails to bring out the best in all his clients. His ever-growing body of work is an ongoing testament to his philosophy, approach, and ability.
"A successful portrait is about capturing more than the physical form of the subject: personality, connection and the strength of relationships need to shine through," - DarrenTilnak
From Ordinary to Extraordinary
Lifestyle Portraits is dedicated to ensuring the ultimate photographic experience that goes above and beyond expectations concerning ease, comfort, and finished product. On location with Darren and his team, you will truly notice the substantial difference in experience between Lifestyle Portraits and any other portraiture studio. Furthermore, when you see the final result, you will be blown away by our ability to capture who you are, rather than just recording your physical appearance.
Instead of "cardboard cut-out" portraiture, we convey individualised family scenes with natural, genuine fun, and moments of interaction that capture relationships between loved ones. Moreover, each carefully crafted image exudes style, with motion and emotion always caught up in the subjects' natural expressions. The Lifestyle Portraits team can also relate to children, and kids will open up to the experience in a way that can only come naturally from little ones.
“We have always liked to do things a bit differently and Darren’s concept was unique! The photo shoot itself was part of the overall experience, as was the viewing to select the photos. Every step has seen the whole family involved. It was a fantastic family bonding time… not always easy to achieve with two teenage boys! Many comments have been made about the uniqueness of the portraits.”
Leanne and Family
“Having gone through the family photo process previously with another high-end studio, I cannot believe the difference in quality – from beginning to end, the service and final products from Lifestyle Portraits were outstanding! We will be a return customer to Lifestyle.”
Colour versus Black & White
The crisp contrast and unique creative aesthetics of these images encapsulate the inimitable approach of Lifestyle Portraits, and set us apart from typical studio photography. We don't just make photographs; we make lifestyle image art.
We shoot predominantly in black and white, which has enduring stylistic qualities, and makes for stunning, timeless portraits. Though our images are black and white, they're infused with warm and vibrant tones, meaning they're never monotone, and are always far from monotonous. When appropriate, individual elements are enhanced with a gentle wash of colour; a technique dating back to the early years of colour film photography. Today however, technological advancements afford us complete control and precision, so colour can be introduced to create subtle accents or bold statements.
We are passionate about the creative process, and enjoy incorporating each client's unique ideas and inspirations into the development of our work. Collaboration with the client, whilst adhering to our signature creative style, allows us to consistently produce images of outstanding quality that surpass our clients' expectations.