Big Portraits

Unique and honest portraiture

“Big Portraits” are a specialist headshot, portrait and people photography business located in Wellington, New Zealand, owned and operated by local photographer Mark “Big Mark” Fa’amaoni.  We take pictures of CEO’s and leadership teams and actors and models and dancers and anyone who needs to update their digital identity.  We can shoot bands and sports teams and any group of people as well.

We have a fully mobile studio and we shoot on entirely on location: save time and money by having us come to you.

I’m your portrait photographer Big Mark.

“Do you need your picture taken?

I take clean, crisp and bold portraits, often using off-camera lights to sculpt something unique, and using the environment and the way you pose to bring out your personality.  I’m a very friendly and a relaxed photographer: and we do what we need to do to make your photo session fun and stress free.

So if you need your picture taken, then we should talk.  🙂 “

The “First Impression”-Headshot package

We all know that first impressions are important: and for your own personal brand there is nothing more important than a good headshot.  Headshots are typically formal head and shoulder shots (sometimes we shoot them at 3/4 length) that showcase “who you are” and “what you represent” in a single frame.  Normally shot on either a white, black, grey or a “location” backdrop, but if you want a custom look for your team then let us know.

 Every “First Impressions” Package includes:
  • Free consultation (In person where possible, or via email, phone or skype) 
  • Multiple looks of the best photos in high resolution uploaded to your own private gallery
  • Images colour-corrected with brightness and contrast adjustments
  • Up to 2 images with basic retouching (Additional images $20.00 per image)
  • Images supplied cropped (4 x 6) and cropped square (1 x 1), in both colour and black and white
 Price

$240.00 + GST

For more than one person: the first person is $240 + GST, each additional person is $40.00 + GST (Must be in the same session.)

The “Portfolio”-Headshot package

With the “Portfolio” package you get everything the “First Impressions” package offers, as well as an additional hour or so of photography to really capture different aspects of your personality.

 Every “First Impressions” Package includes:
  • Free consultation (In person where possible, or via email, phone or skype) 
  • An additional hour of photograpy, on location to showcase your skills and personality
  • Multiple looks of the best photos in high resolution uploaded to your own private gallery
  • Images colour-corrected with brightness and contrast adjustments
  • Up to 2 images with basic retouching (additional images $20.00 per image)
 Price

$350.00 + GST

The “Character” -Environmental Portrait Package

Character portraits are Big Mark’s signature portrait.

These are classic portraits taken on location that uses elements of the environment, along with appropriate lighting and poses, to tell a unique story about the subject of the portrait.  Big Mark’s character portraits have been used by businesses and organizations to showcase their key people, editorially by newspapers and magazines, by people wanting to improve their social media identity, and by actors/models/dancers to help them book more work.

 Every Character Portrait Package includes:
  • Free consultation (In person where possible, or via email, phone or skype) to get a clear idea of what sort of story you want to tell
  • A unique photo-session on location
  • Character portraits are completely bespoke: tailored to your individual requirements
  • Multiple looks of the best photos in high resolution uploaded to your own private gallery
  • Images colour-corrected with brightness and contrast adjustments
 Price

Character portraits are tailored to the individual: contact us directly for pricing

The “Band” -Portrait Package

It is important that the imagery for your band match your music, your aesthetic, who you are and what you represent.  Big Mark’s loves working with bands to come up with unique and bold concepts that are ideal for CD covers and marketing/promotional collateral.

 Every “Band” Portrait Package includes:
  • Free consultation (In person where possible, or via email, phone or skype) to talk about your band and the imagery you are looking for
  • A unique photo-session, on location tailored to your individual requirements
  • Multiple looks of the best photos in high resolution uploaded to your own private gallery
  • Images colour-corrected with brightness and contrast adjustments
 Price

From $350.00 + GST for a 1.5 hour on-location photo session

The “Starving Artist” -Package

If you are literally a Starving Artist: then don’t be afraid to give us a call.  🙂  We may be able to help.

 Price

Call or email for pricing

Hair, make-up and styling

We’ve partnered with the wonderful team at Voda Creative to provide hair and make up services.

If you are looking for that extra edge for your headshot or portrait then book the Voda Creative Team to look after your hair and make up.

$100.00 + GST full service hair and make up per person (Allow approximately 45 minutes per person)

$20.00 + GST for hair and make up touch ups per person (Suitable for the teams of people, allow 2-5 minutes per person, applies powder, tidies hair, etc.  minimum 5 people required per session)

Voda Creative also offer full make-overs and styling advice: please call for more information.

For more information:  Click here to talk to Big Mark