Stacey Russell is a Brisbane based photographer specialising in natural light fashion photography on location and has been working professionally in the industry for over a decade. She works with both aspiring and established models (including children as young as 8 years old, teens and adults) to build and expand their portfolios.
Stacey’s photography is fresh, colourful, atmospheric and on-trend. Her controlled, professional retouching skills will ensure that your natural beauty and defining features shine throughout your portfolio. Unlike over-edited and outdated glamour photography, this sophisticated style is very much in-line with agency expectations. You can trust that the images you create together will be stunning and timeless!
In preparation for your shoot, Stacey offers styling advice to assist with planning suitable outfits that will provide a variety of looks for your portfolio. Her natural and relaxed approach to photographing, coupled with her professional guidance throughout, will quickly have you feeling comfortable in-front of the camera resulting in organic posing and authentic feeling imagery. She will work with you to capture a mix of styles and emotions from soft and feminine to grungy and fierce in a wide range of crops including close-up headshots, mid-range and full body shots.
Let’s be real, modelling is a tough industry. Agencies all have varying characteristics they look for when signing a model. Even if you are signed and represented by an agency there is no guarantee of work, so why should you invest in a model portfolio shoot? If you are truly passionate about a career in modelling, you want to give yourself the best chance of success. A portfolio of professional imagery is essential for showcasing your look to potential clients. A portfolio shoot is also an invaluable experience to gain insight into the industry and, particularly for young ones, an opportunity to ensure it’s something you enjoy and want to pursue. Perhaps most importantly, the photographs created during your shoot will not only benefit your portfolio, they are beautiful keepsakes for you (and your family) to cherish forever!
Step 1: Contact
Stacey would love to hear from you to discuss your model portfolio requirements and to answer any questions you may have. To proceed with a booking, payment of your $250 session fee will be arranged as a non-refundable retainer fee to secure your chosen date.
Step 2: Photoshoot
It’s time to create beautiful imagery for your portfolio! Stacey loves capturing natural moments but also provides professional guidance and advice throughout.
Step 3: Image Selections
Within 2 weeks of the shoot you will have access to a private online gallery of watermarked images for selecting your favourites to purchase (full pricing below). It’s also an invaluable opportunity to reflect upon your modelling; learning what works well and identifying any areas for improvement.
Step 4: Delivery
Your selected images are individually professionally retouched (turnaround up to 3 weeks) and provided via download in high resolution upon payment or setup of PayRight interest free payment plan.
Every purchased image from your model portfolio shoot is beautifully colour toned and professionally retouched before being delivered to you in high resolution. Stacey will ensure that each image you purchase receives individual attention.
Retouching includes: minimising blemishes (we all have bad days), correcting skin tone, enhancing lighting and colours, accentuating hair/makeup, removing distracting elements, fixing minor clothing issues, merging different image components and much more!
When and Where
Stacey exclusively captures model portfolios outdoors 2 hours prior to sunset, as this is the most flattering time of day for portraits.
Bookings are available any day of the week.
Location options are:
Robelle Domain Parklands at Springfield Central
Botanical Gardens at Mt Coot-tha
Qeii Park at Southbank
The Spit at The Gold Coast
New Farm Park/Powerhouse at New Farm
James Street Market at Fortitude Valley
The following locations incur a travel fee:
Point Cartwright at The Sunshine Coast ($200)
Little Cove at Noosa ($250)
The Pass at Byron Bay ($250)
“Stacey comes highly recommended by us. Bella had never done anything like this before and was quite nervous but Stacey put her at ease straight away and was so easy and fun to work with. The photos are incredible and Bella has received positive feedback from two agencies already. Thank you Stacey for your expertise and skill!” - Leesa (Bella’s mother)
“The photos are beautiful and I can’t thank you enough! Lannah was picked up instantly by Tamblyns agency… they were blown away by your amazing photos!” - Vanessa (Lannah’s mother)
“Stacey is amazing to work with. She is professional, has an eye for detail and will go the extra mile to ensure you get exactly what you want!”- Sarah
The session fee is the only payment due before your session and is a non-refundable retainer to secure the date of your shoot.
Images are purchased separately from your convenient online gallery (only pay for what you love!) Your session includes:
› A natural-light photoshoot up to 2 hours on location
› Styling advice and professional guidance throughout the shoot
› A private online gallery of watermarked proof images for selecting your favourites to purchase
After your session you can purchase your favourite images from your online gallery for $120 each, or as a discounted collection.
Every purchased image is beautifully colour toned and professionally retouched.
PayRight interest free payment plan available to spread the cost of your purchased images over 3, 6 or 12 months.
› 25 digital images, beautifully colour toned and professionally retouched
› 15 digital images, beautifully colour toned and professionally retouched
› 6 digital images, beautifully colour toned and professionally retouched