Every photo shoot is different, that’s because every person and pet is different.
Viva has eight professional portrait studios across Perth and Melbourne. View our studio map to find your closest Viva location.
Our photographer will usually spend 45 minutes to an hour with you in your photoshoot, although you won’t be rushed if your session does take a little longer. You will be able to sit back and relax with a tea or coffee and view your images in our cinematic viewing room straight after your photo session. We ask that you allow around an hour to view your images and select your favourites. The total experience will take around two hours.
Our team will call you shortly before your photo session to run you through all the details on what to prepare ahead of your photoshoot.
We recommend thinking about the type of images you would like to create by looking at our online galleries or Instagram for inspiration. You can send your photographer any images that you love before your photo session so that they can create similar images in the studio for you.
Think about your space! Picture a beautiful photo hanging in your hallway, or a portrait box on your coffee table. Having an idea of what best works with your home before coming in for your session will help you make the most out of your experience. We recommend taking measurements of areas you would love to have artwork so that we can help create the perfect pieces for your home.
We want to tell your story! Bringing in a few special items like a musical instrument or favourite outfit will help us customise your photo session to you. We recommend wearing simple clothing without any logos or bold patterns and keeping accessories to a minimum. Think about what everyone in your session will be wearing so that your outfits complement each other. Coming in for a family photo session? Read some of our top tips on coordinating a family photoshoot here.
We accept all major credit cards. We also offer multiple payment plan options including a take home lay-by option through Payright. This affordable payment plan option allows you to walk away with the images and products you love while paying it off on a schedule that suits you. Our team will help you create the perfect repayment plan to suit your budget. We also offer payment plans through ZipMoney & Humm.
Please get in touch if you would like to learn more about our payment plans.
Absolutely! A Viva portrait experience is the perfect, thoughtful gift. We offer a variety of different packages for every occasion including special packages at certain times of the year such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Christmas. A photo session package makes a great birthday gift, a great baby shower gift, and a great way to celebrate a recent engagement.
All gift packages purchased online will be delivered in just a few minutes to the email address of your choosing. You also have the opportunity to include a personalised gift message in your email. View our range of gift packages here.
Prefer a physical gift voucher? If you get in touch with your local Viva studio team they would be happy to arrange this for you. Click here to view our studio locations and contact your local Viva team.
Viva has photographed thousands of weddings in our 30 years. This is a service we offer on request as we only have a limited number of bookings available. You can view our gallery, wedding packages, and request a consultation for your date here.
We offer a variety of different products to suit every home! From beautiful portrait boxes, edge to edge standing frames and smaller desktop prints, our large range of customised products caters for every space– no hooks necessary. View our range of products here.
We don’t offer to do hair and make-up in studio before a session because a Viva photo session is all about capturing your natural character, telling your story, and revealing the real you. We prefer you to wear your hair and makeup in a way that is natural, comfortable, and showcases the real you. If you would like to have your hair and make up done professionally before the session, we recommend you go to your favourite hair and make up artists before arriving to the studio so you know it will be exactly how you like it. Once you’ve booked your session a member of the studio team will call you to help you prepare for your session so you get the most out of your experience.
Absolutely! This is a genuine offer and not a scam. The portrait experience you have received includes a 1-hour professional studio portrait session, and product credit to put towards your images. Most of our clients do choose to put this credit towards a beautiful piece of artwork for the wall, but there is no obligation to spend outside of the credit you have received. Our product range begins at $395 for an 8 x 10” matted image. The full range of our products can be viewed here.
Viva has been proudly Australian owned and operated for over 30 years. Throughout this time we have photographed thousands of happy families, couples, singles, pets, kids and more. Read some of our testimonials here.
We specialise in print artwork so we don’t currently offer digital only packages. However, you will receive a digital image to the same size as any products purchased. This is perfect for sharing on social media or sending to friends and family.
Absolutely, our team are skilled at capturing professional branding and corporate images in the studio. Please contact us for information on packages and availability.
Sepia is our signature tone as this classic style is timeless and looks fantastic in all homes and with all decor.
However, all of our images are shot in colour and images can be purchased in colour, black or white or sepia.
Don’t stress! Our professional photographers are amazing at putting everyone in front of the camera at ease. However, we know that sometimes things just don’t go to plan. If your photo session doesn’t go as smoothly as hoped, we will make another appointment and try again. Having your photoshoot and then viewing your images on a separate day is also an option.
Give the gift of
A photo session is the perfect gift for a special friend or family member to celebrate a birthday, an engagement, an anniversary, a new baby and so much more.