Why should I choose Michael Chetham Photography?

There is a fine art in achieving a good portrait to use for business and publicity. You must look your best as well as displaying a natural, friendly, confident and professional manner. With Michael’s extensive experience in photographing real people he will know your best angle and the most flattering natural light to use to achieve your perfect portrait.

How important is a good portrait?

It’s the first thing people look at with your name. They immediately form an opinion from the professionalism of the portrait and the image you project.

What are your appointment times?

Tuesday to Friday during business hours at our Neutral Bay address. Photos can be taken indoors, outdoors, or a combination of both. Please phone to discuss your requirements.

What should we wear?

The right clothes, as well as hair and make for women, help create the right attitude. It’s best to avoid patterns and bright colours (unless they are ties with a plain suit) as they distract from the image. Classic clothing works best as the portrait has less chance of dating.

It also depends on what industry you are in. We photograph people from all professions, be it business people, writers, actors, musicians etc. It’s best to bring a couple of clothing choices.

Hair and Make up:

It’s best to wear your hair and make as you normally would, so you look like yourself. As you tend to “lose” make up in photographs, it doesn’t hurt to go a little heavier than usual. A matte foundation, some nice eye make up and natural lipstick always works.


All images are colour corrected and retouched. We are light-handed with our retouching and our unique process will have you looking great, but still looking like yourself.



Suitable for a corporate head and shoulders portrait. Up to two changes of clothes. Utilising natural light to create a more flattering look. Includes ONE DIGITAL IMAGE with retouching.

Selection and retouching of images is available immediately after the shoot.


Suitable for people wanting a couple of different styles and looks for different media. Also utilising natural light for a more flattering result. Includes TWO DIGITAL IMAGES with retouching.

Selection and retouching of images is available immediately after the shoot.


Additional retouched digital images are $75 each.

Digital images are high resolution, colour corrected and retouched.

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