Check out this handy-dandy list of FAQs before contacting us - you may find your answer here!

Q: How do I get an Awkward Portrait?

A: There are 3 ways to get an Awkward Portrait: POP UPS, STUDIO DAYS and PRIVATE BOOKINGS. Our best advice is to join our mailing list. Our mailing list always gets advance notice of pop ups and studio events that can be booked into. We’ll still announce things on Facebook & Instagram, but it’s best not to rely on weird internet algorithms, and to get your information direct from the source.

Q: How much do the studio events cost?

A: 15 minute timeslots are good for up to 6 people, and cost between $40-60 depending on the studio we use and the amount of bookings we can fit into a day. With each 15 minute booking, you get three poses, three prints and three digital files e-mailed on the spot. More detailed information about pricing can be found here.

Q: What if we have more than 6 people in our group?

A: Unfortunately our backdrops are only so big, so we cap it at a maximum of 6 adults to account for all body types, and to be able to mould you into our perfect awkward poses. If you have more than 6 people, it is best to book 2 timeslots to give everyone plenty of time to select their costumes, and for us to split you up into manageable sized groups. We will always do our best to squeeze your entire group into one photograph, but we can’t make any promises.

Q: Do you provide ugly jumpers & props?

A: Just bring your fine selves! We’ve got heaps of clothing options for people of all shapes & sizes, babies, toddlers and everything in between. Ugly jumpers, skivvies, appliquéed vests, jackets, blouses, baby onesies, tiny dresses and even dog clothing all grace our majestic rack. We also provide themed props to aid with posing. If there’s anything in particular you want to bring or wear though, we also encourage that and will do our best to incorporate it into your photos.

Q: Will you be at Melbourne Central for Christmas this year?

A: Our team has not done a Christmas pop-up at Melbourne Central since 2015. We decided a few years ago to branch out so that we weren’t stuck in the same location all season, and so that we could be more available for private parties and a variety of other events elsewhere.

Q: Can I bring my dog/cat/rabbit/chicken?

A: Some of our events are pet friendly, but not all of them. Please refer to the information provided for each individual event, whether it be the Facebook event, information provided through the mailing list, or on the booking site. (Seriously, someone brought a chicken to one of our studio events a few years back.)

Q: Can you come to my office/work party?

A: We love office parties! If you’re having an event, check out the awesome things we do, then shoot us an email and we’ll do our best to fit your event into our busy schedule. Please note that we require a 4x4m footprint for our mobile studio setup.

Q: Do you do gift vouchers?

A: Yes! We can do gift vouchers, which are good for private studio bookings only. The gift voucher has information on how to book with it, and you can add a custom message if you like. One hour sessions are available for $300 either in studio or on call at your location of choice, and all sessions include high res digital files of all of the images from the shoot, and choice of themes and backdrops. We can usually get your voucher in the post within two business days of receiving your payment.