couples portraits that feel like the love in movies

Brisbane engagement photographer

breathtaking • moments • captured

The hikari Experience

My approach to couples photography can be summed up in 3 words: stress-free, joyful and relaxed. 

I know being in front of the camera can be a vulnerable position to be in for some. Your job is to be be in the moment with your partner, relax on a picnic mat, take a stroll on the beach... I will be giving you plentiful prompts (and crack lame jokes) throughout to make you giggle. My goal is for you to walk away feeling like you've had a really fun date with your partner.

From my curated client wardrobe to look stunning in photographs to my six-step style guide, I will guide you for every step of the way to achieve the couples photos of your dreams. I have spent countless hours location scouting so I have a list of whimsical locations to shoot at, but I love incorporating client's ideas too -- together we will make magic happen!

Come on this adventure with me, friend! I’ll guide you through every step, and create fairytale-like portraits for you and your partner! 

"our couple sessions with izzy felt more like a fun date." - steph

Submit an inquiry using our contact form and tell us about yourself, your preferred date and location! Once all the basic details are confirmed we ask everyone for the creative fee to secure the date.

1. Say Hello

2. pre-shoot meet up

You will receive a session prep guide & a style guide to help you & your family prepare well for your session. You will personally be invited to our home studio to try on the dresses, have a cuppa, talk about what you want/ don't want for your photos, take a look at how your photos can turn into art. 

3. the session

On the day of photoshoot, get ready to be pampered by my hair and makeup artist. During the session I will give you plenty of guidance on how to pose for beautiful interactive shots. Zero experience needed. 

4. the reveal

I ask for 4 weeks turnaround for photos to be ready. Once all ready I can come to your house or we can meet back in my studio to pick the photos.

5. your artwork

Get excited, start thinking about where you are going to display these beautiful portraits around your home! You will get the opportunity to pick the frames and/or proof your album! The artwork will be delivered to your door, zero fuss!

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The Process

digital collection starts  from $1150

your investment

Say Hello

couples, anniversary, engagement or just 'cause

All sessions include digital images and the option to purchase physical artwork. Investment amount varies- please reach out further for details!

Highly recommend Hikari Lifestyle Photography! I pick Issy as our destination photographer for our oversea trip to Brisbane as I like her photography style - sweet and dreamy. We contact her via her website and communication with her is easy and she always respond promptly. She also provides useful tips for styling to prep her clients for the photoshoot day which I found super useful :)

On the photoshoot day, my fiancé and I go to her place for makeup and styling. Issy is the most easy person to talk to and she makes effort to know us as a couple which makes the photoshoot session effortless, comfortable and fun for the BOTH of us. (Yes! my fiancé enjoys the photoshoot session as well!) Issy gives us few directions on what to do and how to pose but most of the times she just let us to have fun. We just be our usual silly selves during the photoshoot just like how we are in our daily interactions and she captured our candid moments! Most importantly, the candid photos turn out so good! There is no one moment of awkwardness during the photoshoot session.

We would like to thanks Issy for the great experience and recommend her if you are looking for photographer in Brisbane.
- YY and T

We recently had a pre-wedding photo shoot by Isabelle. We are very happy with the result; she is the best. Starting with deciding on a location in Brisbane city to decide on outfits, with each and every step Izzy helped us. She has a really good closet and very professional tools for communicating and providing photos.

Izzy also made our photoshoot stress-free, fun and also romantic with little surprise. (Specifically, when she arranged picnic setup with our favorite songs at one of the location)

I will surely recommend Izzy for a photoshoot.-- Kalpan & Nidhi

My fiancé and I recently did a photoshoot with Izzy and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome! Izzy really does look after her clients and cares about the little details. Every part of the process was clear and well communicated. From outfit ideas, locations, our story, preferred music and timely correspondence. You’ve made our first photoshoot so comfortable and fun. Thank you endlessly Izzy!!!
Kennedy & Alyssa

"Isabelle did both our maternity photos and newborn family photos and provided us with beautiful photos which we will always cherish. She made the whole experience easily and effortless, which is exactly what you want when you are pregnant/have a newborn. From posing to bringing everything to our home including a maternity dress for me to wear and a coffee to help us look alive! As an added bonus Isabelle was not only great with our baby, she was amazing with our dog and got very cute photos of her as well. I think our dog wanted to go home with her! I would highly recommend Isabelle for any family and maternity photos and to capture those special moments."  -- Tiarnah

"Cannot recommend Izzy and Yoshi more! They made our 17m old feel like an absolute superstar and focussed on keeping it fun and relaxed so she was comfortable and happy. They didn't even care when she started to have toddler tantrums and just gave her some space to have her feelings. The photos were beyond stunning and all our family cannot wait for us to print them copies. So glad to have found such amazing family photographer and can't wait for our next family photoshoot with our twins as a family of 5." -- Jacqui

"We met Isabelle at the pier and right away felt relaxed because she had set up a little area for us, brought 2 maternity dresses from her client closet and was ready to go. she was so patient when our baby was getting upset and didn't rush us, allow us time to parent. We were so comfortable around her. Within a few days we already had some sneak peek photos sent through and not long after we had the full gallery and they were so beautiful. I can't wait to have them on display in our home. The colours are so soft and perfect. The online platform that they are sent through with is so so easy to download the photos from and you can pick which ones to print. Really easy to use. Thank you Isabelle for capturing these perfect little memories for us." -- Rileigh 

"We were absolutely blown away by our maternity shoot photos. Thank you so much Isabelle for capturing this special time in our lives so perfectly. Your direction and skill behind the camera was amazing, you made us feel confident and the results were beautiful. You really are talented, and we could see how much you love what you do! We can't wait for our newborn shoot!!" -- Mel & Onur

"When I contacted Izzy I was just after a few pre-formal photos of my daughter with family. What Izzy provided was unbelievably stunning and far beyond what I was expecting. And I am not just talking about the photos, I mean the whole experience from first contact to receiving the pictures. Izzy was completely professional, prompt in her communication, went over and above to accommodate (her style guide is amazing!) and was just a pleasure all round to deal with. Her photos speak for just how amazingly talented she is. She will be my first and only choice for family pics from now on." -- The Sheck Family

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