Pivot City Geelong Business Expo

Last Saturday we had the pleasure of exhibiting at the Pivot City Geelong Business Expo, and
what an experience it was!

We had the opportunity to exhibit alongside some of Geelong’s best small business and met creatives and motivated business leaders alike.

For those who may be unaware, the Geelong Business Expo is designed to facilitate an event where small business owners have the opportunity to connect and network with like-minded people as well as allowing the public to see what our gorgeous city offers!

The expo was established by three incredible women from Geelong Women in Business – Samantha Krajina, Samantha Wilson and Kirsty Whitehead, all of whom were amazing help and incredibly supportive of the 100 businesses exhibiting, we can’t thank them enough for putting on such an incredible event.

We collaborated with other Geelong businesses for the setup of our stall – we had donut cupcakes from Winifreds and an amazing cascading table arrangement from As Daisy Does


The expo was such a huge success and we had the best day meeting potential
customers and possible partners for future collabs!

We were able to show potential customers the quality of our products
face-to-face rather than over a screen and explain to them what Geelong
Portrait Studio is all about

We ran a competition on the day that had three pretty major prizes; it was
so well received we might just have to do it again!

The prizes included a free photoshoot with a large canvas or frame, a $250
voucher to spend with us and third prize was a free session with us in the
studio!

The latter part of the day included a fashion show sponsored by genU whose
vision is to build inclusive communities. The fashion parade showcased so many
talented, local designers and boutiques whose models were of all sizes, shapes
and backgrounds – a truly beautiful and inspiring event for the day.

We were so privileged to be asked to capture the images from the runway and had
the best time doing so.


We want to thank Samantha for being incredibly welcoming and supportive over the day and we can’t wait to
come back next year!


Welcome

Hiya! Welcome to the first of many Geelong Portrait Studio blogs! 

We’ve created this space to talk all things photography and printed art, as well as keeping you up to date with the ins and outs of what Geelong Portrait Studio is up to.

So, I suppose now is as good a time as any to introduce you to the mind behind Geelong Portrait Studio, Peter Foster.


From the moment you meet Pete you can feel his energy and passion for what he does, and this is reflected in the exceptional quality of this work.

Growing up in Geelong, he spent a lot of his time being creative and tinkering with things. He can’t remember a moment without a camera in his hand; even as a child he wouldn’t leave the house without his grandmother’s camera.

It wasn’t until high school that his skills really began to shine through, he learned on black and white film and darkroom printing - the foundations of a love for printed, tangible art.

A whole heap of self-learning and professional experience later, Pete set up his first studio in 2016 - working in fashion, product and lifestyle photography.

Pete’s clients range everywhere from small local businesses, government organisations and global brands.

The special love for portraiture has always been with Peter, but he saw a gap in the market for quality products at an affordable price and therefore, Geelong Portrait Studio was born.


Too many friends were paying through the roof for family photos or having to travel to Melbourne for a unique, tailored photography experience with their family, we needed an affordable boutique studio here in Geelong, and that’s what he did.

This, combined with a love for meeting new people, capturing personalities and an amazing bond with children (he really is just a big kid himself) lead to the opening of Geelong Portrait Studio.

Photographing families is something personal and in Pete’s opinion (and mine) is very important, creating images that reflect on the most important people in someone’s life and giving them something they will look back on and cherish forever is what we thrive on and you can see this in every session.

The smile, the energy and that gosh darned infectious laugh does not falter once, regardless of circumstance, and that’s because he really does love what he does and loves giving everyone their own, unique experience when coming through the Geelong Portrait Studio doors.

One thing that we live and breathe by here at Geelong Portrait Studio is having printed product rather than digital files. All printing and framing here is done in house and to archival standards, so all our products will be good for 200 years.

No one knows where digital technology is going, current file formats may not be compatible with future devices, that’s why we think it SO important to have tangible product to cherish your memories with the ones closest to you – we’ll touch on just how important printed product is in a future blog!

So that’s us in a nutshell! We hope you follow along in this journey with us to have our images of your loved ones on the walls of every family in Geelong! (Hey, we can dream, can’t we?!)

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We hope to see you soon.

- The Geelong Portrait Studio Crew 

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