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An Sneyers

An Sneyers

I ended up at Viva Photography in Moonee Ponds quite by accident. If it wasn’t for the surprise call I received telling me I’d won a photo shoot, the door prize of the ultimate women’s weekend I’d attended a few months earlier, it would not have crossed my mind to do a shoot less than a year after I’d done one for my business. I pondered the i...

I ended up at Viva Photography in Moonee Ponds quite by accident. If it wasn’t for the surprise call I received telling me I’d won a photo shoot, the door prize of the ultimate women’s weekend I’d attended a few months earlier, it would not have crossed my mind to do a shoot less than a year after I’d done one for my business. I pondered the idea and decided to do it as a gift to myself. I have long been dealing with body image issues, and as I’ve been very focused on learning to love me for me, this seemed like the perfect thing to do. I spoke on the phone with Erin, who would be my photographer, about how we could go about this. In the end, I decided to go for lingerie and nudes, anything to help me embrace my curves. When we were in the studio, she was an absolute delight, making me feel at ease, making me feel beautiful, playful, having a laugh. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and was pleasantly surprised to see the photos. I am so proud of the photos I have selected; they are simply stunning! Both artistic and charming, beautiful and playful. I am very happy with the investment I have made in myself and would recommend anyone who is learning to love themselves just that little bit more to gift themselves the same experience. I can only imagine how I’ll continue to look back on this day, 10 years on… 20 years on… 30 years on… and see the images of the person I used to be. P.S. In response to some of the other reviews I have seen online, it’s important to understand that professional photography does not come cheap. Prints start at $325 and the best deals/packages will cost you several $1000’s. Consider that you are not just paying for a print of an image on a piece of paper alone; you are paying for the years of experience and training required for these phenomenal photographers to be able to create that perfect photo of you and your loved ones! Want it cheaper? Go to a less experienced and talented photographer.

Erin McGiffin

Erin McGiffin

Heath and I had our photos taken at Moonee Ponds yesterday. Our photographer was Erin and she was fantastic! We had our 2 dogs Five and Rocky with us for family photos. We couldn't be happier with the service. Erin put in so much extra time and effort into helping us get the perfect pictures of our babies despite Rocky being very uncooperative and Five ...

Heath and I had our photos taken at Moonee Ponds yesterday. Our photographer was Erin and she was fantastic! We had our 2 dogs Five and Rocky with us for family photos. We couldn’t be happier with the service. Erin put in so much extra time and effort into helping us get the perfect pictures of our babies despite Rocky being very uncooperative and Five running around with her squeaky making as much noise as possible. All the staff were wonderful and so accommodating. We can’t wait to pick up the finished products! Wonderful service :-)

Cara Smith

Cara Smith

Viva have done our engagement, wedding and both our girls photo shoots. They're fantastic. We have only ever gone to the Fremantle studio and we love them there. They're like family. Can't thank you guys enough. Amazing environment and you made us feel so welcome. Highly recommend photographers. Love all their work.

Jasmin Hedland

Jasmin Hedland

Our family has had no professional photos done before, and our children are turning 4 & 2 this year, so before anymore time passed I wanted to capture the moment. Both Jimi and Zali have very strong personalities so it was important to encourage them for photos while still letting them enjoy their time. Jess was amazing at capturing them naturally...

Our family has had no professional photos done before, and our children are turning 4 & 2 this year, so before anymore time passed I wanted to capture the moment. Both Jimi and Zali have very strong personalities so it was important to encourage them for photos while still letting them enjoy their time. Jess was amazing at capturing them naturally enjoying themselves & had a magical instinct of getting them smiling. It was a relaxed time, even when the kids did become restless & the quality of the photos are amazing, we are absolutely thrilled with them.

 

Kowald Family

Kowald Family

Dear Teresa, we would like to express our thanks to you for doing our family photo shoot. Afterwards we marvelled at your talent and how you captured the essence of each family member. They weren't just photos, they were works of art. But much more importantly was how you handled Brian's disability. We were deeply touched by your patience, gentleness an...

Dear Teresa, we would like to express our thanks to you for doing our family photo shoot. Afterwards we marvelled at your talent and how you captured the essence of each family member. They weren’t just photos, they were works of art. But much more importantly was how you handled Brian’s disability. We were deeply touched by your patience, gentleness and kindness. Thank you so much for making it such a special day. He still grins from ear to ear when we talk about it, as do the grandchildren. May our lord grant you a successful future in photography, and bless you for your beautiful heart. Thank you. Best wishes. The Kowald Family.

Emma Campbell

Emma Campbell

We absolutely loved our shoot because it captured our love in a way we had never seen from the outside. Our pictures are treasures we can always look back on and be reminded of our young love, especially in the years to come. To feel love is bliss, but to also see it is a blessing.

Jessica Swanson

Jessica Swanson

I am writing to let you know that the photo shoot we had with viva could not have been any more perfect. We had a lovely fun and memorable experience in the studio and the pictures will last beyond a lifetime. Our daughter was 4 months old when we captured these amazing images. Never can you go back in time but these take us back to how small and adorab...

I am writing to let you know that the photo shoot we had with viva could not have been any more perfect. We had a lovely fun and memorable experience in the studio and the pictures will last beyond a lifetime. Our daughter was 4 months old when we captured these amazing images. Never can you go back in time but these take us back to how small and adorable she was every time we walk into our house and see our family pictures on display in the entry hall. It was the final touch on our decor.

Wedding Photography Testimonials

Michelle G

Michelle G

"All the staff have great personalities, very friendly, easy to get along with. I got a 50% discount from the bridal expo at the Hilton Hotel which saved us so much money. Our photographer was sick 2 days before the wedding however the business owner stepped in to cover. No stress at all. The photographer was so easy to get along with, directions on the...

“All the staff have great personalities, very friendly, easy to get along with. I got a 50% discount from the bridal expo at the Hilton Hotel which saved us so much money. Our photographer was sick 2 days before the wedding however the business owner stepped in to cover. No stress at all. The photographer was so easy to get along with, directions on the day were easy to follow. We showed the photographer the photos we wanted and he made sure they were taken.”

Rebekah V

Rebekah V

I was working at at bridal expo as I am a wedding coordinator and noticed VIVA really stood out from the rest. Apart from the images being amazing and the price being very reasonable, we thought that our photographer was incredible to work with also. He allowed moments to happen as natural as possible, he really evokes the reaction that makes your im...

I was working at at bridal expo as I am a wedding coordinator and noticed VIVA really stood out from the rest. Apart from the images being amazing and the price being very reasonable, we thought that our photographer was incredible to work with also. He allowed moments to happen as natural as possible, he really evokes the reaction that makes your images look natural, beautiful and cool.

Brooke A

Brooke A

Michael’s sister had used Gary for her wedding and we loved her album. Once we had met with Gary we knew he was the perfect fit for us! We couldn’t of been happier with the result.

Ann K

Ann K

Our photos were exquisite. They were exactly how I’d asked for- artistic, not corny, natural. And he delivered. I could frame and hang up almost all the shots he took. And when he went that extra mile to ensure we had photos in time for our overseas reception the next week…. superb!