How we create storybooks

February 16, 2016

Storybook photography by Pierre Mardaga is all about creating stories of real life. Themes will change over time but the concept will remain.

Fundamentally we will be wanting to know a story around a theme that we will be focusing on. Currently we are after stories about mothers and daughters. In this project we are capturing special moments that mothers and daughters love to share together. These stories can be about love spending time together as much as doing an activity. Such as doing a craft, a sport or going to town and shopping or going to an art gallery.

Registration to be photographed for this project can be done on out registration page. A $75 participation fee will go to helping us raise $1,500 for the Woman's Cancer Foundation. All additional money collected from the $75 will go towards the cost involved in getting to and from each one of our photo shoots.

Once each photographic session has been completed we will be inviting the family to come to our studio to view their story in a beautifully designed storybook that will be able to be purchased. There will be a range of other options available, such as storyboards as wall art and folio boxes with multiple images from the shoot mounted in archival mat boards. Prices for our art will start at $250 for a matted image.

The end result from all of the photographic sessions will be a coffee table book that showcases all of the wonderful stories told by the mothers and daughter that were photographed. In total we are looking for at least 60 sessions before considering publishing the book within a time frame of one year. The project will start on the 1st of March 2016 and finish on the 28th February 2017 or before if our target is reached much sooner.

Between now and the end of February we will be slowly releasing samples of shoots that will showcase the style of images that will be produced to make our storybooks so different to the standard family style photo shoot that we are used to seeing.

This concept is in some way influenced by the success I have had publishing 3 dog books with my business called My Dog's Territory. The concept of these books were to photograph dog's in their own territory. Up to present we have published a dog book call Balmain Dogs, Annandale and Glebe Dogs and Marrickville Municipality Dogs. In May we will be publishing our most recent book called Sydney City Dogs.

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