Cheeky Smiles and Serious Moments

Lisa and Olivia came to our studio for a mother/daughter portrait shoot. The results are beautiful – dramatic yet soft, classic yet individual. We asked both lovely ladies what they thought of the experience, how they would describe the other and what lessons they have learnt from each other.

Lisa (mother)

Q: Why have you decided to do a mother/ daughter photoshoot?
I am President of the Brisbane Girls’ Grammar School Mothers Group and we have a major fundraiser on May 7. Porfyri Photography is kindly supporting us and needed some mother/ daughter Models.  What better way than to lead from the front!

Q: What are some words to describe how you’re felt before the shoot?
Excited, really looking forward to it.

Q: What is so special about being a mother?
It is the best thing I do. It’s the hardest but most rewarding job in the world — I would not have missed this for quids.

Q: Can you tell me about some of your favourite moments together?
I can’t really tell you because then our secrets will be out. Needless to say we have great fun together especially when we go away just the two of us. What happens away from home stays away from home!

Q: What lessons have you learnt from each other.
Not everyone sees things the way you do and prioritises things differently.

Q: What has being a mother or daughter taught you about life and love?
You only get one chance so let people be themselves not who you think they are/or should be.

Q: Any tips for having a harmonious relationship?
Honesty, laughter, have fun together.

Q: Can you give me 3 words to describe each other?
Liv is happy, loyal and incredibly kind.

Q: How important is it to capture special relationships via photos?
I try to get my family to have a family photo taken all the time and they always have excuses.  Liv was different because she knows how important it is to me and she was up for it!

Olivia (daughter)

Q: Why have you decided to do a mother/ daughter photo shoot?
I thought it would be fun to do something with mum that was different and I’ve never done something like it before.

Q: What are some words to describe how you felt before the shoot?
Excited, and nervous for how it would look.

Q: Can you tell me about some of your favourite moments together?
Mum and I go on lots of shopping trips, which is fun (until mum gets tired). But we go out a lot together to have fun and to enjoy a good meal :) We do a lot of singing in the car as well. 

Q: What lessons have you learnt from each other?
Two eyes, two ears, one mouth — and to use it in that order.

Q: What has being a daughter taught you about life and love?
That you should cherish who and what you have because you are lucky to have someone who loves you very much.

Q: Any tips for having a harmonious relationship?
Listen to each other, take advice and look after each other.

Q: Can you give me three words to describe your mum?
Smart, beautiful, gentle.

Q: How important is it to capture special relationships via photos?
Very important because when you get older it’s great to be able to look at the photo and remember the relationship/ memory because if you don’t have the photographical memory, you could forget its importance.


Don’t forget to capture a moment of your own. The best gift you could give this Mother’s Day would be our Portrait Package Special. Only $95.00 (valued at $300.00) and you can capture the love between a mother and her child.

Simply call the studio on 3393 0066 or email porfyri@porfyri.com.au to purchase your gift voucher or book in a session.

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