All you need to know about a Photobat Family Portrait but didn’t know what to ask

So you are interested in a Portrait Session with Photobat? Nice move! We already think you're AWESOME & have good taste!

This following info should give you a good feel of what we do here at Photobat, what a session with us is REALLY like and how to plan the PERFECT artwork for your home.

 And there’s that price thing … cause I know you want to know that.

Who is this Alan guy anyway?

I’m a Melbourne based photographer that has been clicking with awesome families, businesses, artists, comedians and anyone who needs a photo since 2000.

For all my life I’ve had a camera in my hand and been having photo adventures with people. In that time I’ve come to realise how important a families story is to capture, I’ve become quite obsessed with it.

I don’t believe in saying “cheese” or “smelly socks” because expression in a portrait should be real, we don’t have time to have fake laughter in our world, so that is why we keep things relaxed and fun making even the most camera nervous person have a good time and love the final artworks. 

Warning … I’m kinda an UN-BORING Melbourne Photographer when it comes to Family Portraits. I LOVE getting outdoors with families, having fun, playing with the kids, telling bad fart jokes and capturing REAL GENUINE moments.

No boring poses. No bland studio shots. No phony forced smiles. And ABSOLUTELY NO cheesy awkward family photos.

Just your family, being real, having fun … with me and my camera (but not in that weird stalkery way).

Here is what we DON'T do

But we DO do this

How we avoid those awkward family photos from the start

I’m a bit CRAZY when it comes to photography … I believe the BEST family portraits actually have NOTHING to do with the photography and everything to do with the family. 

Yes! I am talking about YOU.

That’s why each Portrait kicks off WELL BEFORE way before the camera even comes out. We start with a chat so I can find out more about you and what makes your family tick – what you love to do, places you love to go, the unique relationships within the family.

Consider your Portrait Session a COLLABORATION where we work together to mash that all up and design a session that is all about YOU … and less about me and the camera.

The end result is the most AMZING photographs you will ever own and Dads who realise “well that wasn’t as bad as I thought”! 

Session Fee*

To get you booked in, we start with a Standard Portrait Session Fee of $265 to secure your date in our calendar.

This also includes a $100 Artwork Credit. 

Your Session Fee is due at the time of booking and covers your Planning Session (where we get to know you), Photo Shoot (let’s create awesome photography together) and a personalised Purchasing Session (where we plan what you’re going to do with this photos). 

*If you have been lucky enough to score a special offer from us, your Session Fee is  probably included! You may still have to pay a small refundable Confirmation Fee to book your session in. If in doubt, please check with us.

It's All About Artwork, Prints & Digital Blueprints

Over the last 20 years we have tested soooo many ways of displaying photography and artwork.

And we believe, hands down, the best way to enjoy your photos is up on a wall … imagine your Walls FILLED with happy family memories and milestones that bring you joy every time you look at them.

But Wall Art doesn’t suit everyone! 

Owning a Digital Collection (the blueprints of those happy memories) may be more your jam so you can share them with family and friends or create your own artwork.

So we do both options.

Most families kick off with a Digital File Collection and use the attached Album or Wall Art Credit towards something special for the wall.

Other families aren’t that fussed about the files and jump straight into the to the wall art and matted fine art prints.

Basically … we have something to suit all styles, budgets and what you plan to do with your photos.


Full High Res Digital Files with bonus 6×4 reference prints.

Top 4  – $795
Four Files
Plus $50 Album / Wall Art Credit

Perfect 10 – $1295
Ten Files
Plus $100 Album / Wall Art Credit

Fine 15 – $1695
Fiveteen Files
Plus $150 Album / Wall Art Credit

All the files from the session
Plus $250 Album / Wall Art Credit


*EVERYTING is included free with artwork spends of $2490 and over


Matted 8 x 12 inch fine art print in 11×14 inch matt ready to put in a standard size frame.

Single 8×12 matted print – $185
Set of 5 matted 8×12 prints – $640


Choose from frames, canvas and wood print options for something special for your wall. 

Available in standard frames, canvas prints, framed canvas and also wood prints.

Individual Hero Wall Art
12×18 $650
16×24 $850
20×30 $1050
Many other sizes avaliable 

A collection of your images in the one frame
Priced from $850- $1450 

Wall Collections
A series of finished canvas and wood wall art
Priced from $1050 – $2590 

Standard Frame

Standard Canvas

Framed Canvas

Wood Print

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Are you ready to create AMAZING photography together? Book a Chat TODAY!