Contemporary Portraits

celebrate you with contemporary portraits

contemporary portraits

Embrace your unique beauty and capture moments that empower you. At Sarah Marshall Photography, we specialise in contemporary portrait photography that is dedicated to celebrating women. Our mission is to create stunning images that showcase your individuality, strength, and grace. 

I believe that every woman, regardless of age, deserves to feel confident, seen, and appreciated. That’s why I specialise in capturing the essence of women of any age showcasing their strength, grace, and individuality.


Capture the beauty of your journey in a setting that resonates with you. Whether you prefer the intimate ambiance of my professional studio or the captivating backdrops of urban Whangārei or our stunning local beaches, the choice is yours. I strive to create a safe and welcoming space where you can fully express yourself, letting your inner radiance shine through.


The Experience

Prior to your photoshoot, my team and I offer professional hair and makeup services to enhance your natural beauty and make you feel like the best version of yourself. Together, we will create a look that aligns with your personal style and vision for the session. I firmly believe that when you feel confident and glamorous, your portraits will exude an undeniable allure.

During our contemporary portrait sessions, my aim is to capture genuine and authentic moments that reflect your true self. I want your portraits to tell a story of empowerment and self-expression, capturing the essence of who you are at this moment in your life. My photography style blends artistic flair with a modern touch, resulting in images that are both timeless and captivating. Each photograph is a cherished piece of art that reflects the beauty and strength that emanates from within you.

At Sarah Marshall Photography, I understand that a portrait is more than just a photograph. It is a reflection of your journey, your accomplishments, and your resilience. I am committed to creating a space where you can be yourself and embrace your unique qualities. Together, we will capture the extraordinary beauty that lies within you, creating images that will inspire and uplift you for a lifetime.

I invite you to join me on this transformative journey of self-discovery. Let’s celebrate your beauty, strength, and individuality. 


For INdividuals


Your session includes professional hair & makeup makeover prior to your photoshoot.

Fully guided photoshoot with studio & urban locations*

Multiple outfits (3-4)

Allow 3 to 4 hours.

Your in-person viewing session at the studio for you to choose your images. Approximately 2 weeks after your photoshoot we will meet again to go through your images.
You will view a slideshow and a digital gallery of the best images from the photoshoot. We can then select your favourites together.

Packages Start at $1250 
This includes professional hair and make up at my studio and 12 retouched digital images delivered via download. with matching 5×7 inch prints. 

Please get in touch for my pricing guide.

*The weather may limit location options.

Contact Sarah Marshall Photography today to schedule your empowering contemporary portrait session. Together, we will create images that showcase the incredible woman you are.

I would love to hear from you!

IT'S easy

Get in Touch

Let’s chat about what style of photoshoot you’d like. I will organise hair & make up and we will book in a date. 

The Photoshoot

Studio, urban and outdoor locations are available. I will guide you through how to pose and what to wear. 


Know we have a lot of images for you to choose from. Come back to the studio in approximately 2 weeks to choose your images and products. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Please email me or give me a call if you have any questions. I am looking forward to hearing from you. 

Send me an email and we can chat about the best time, date and location. I will tell you what to prepare for your photoshoot. A 50% retainer is due to save the date in my calendar with the remaining 50% due 7 days prior to your photoshoot. 

Your clothing choices are a big part of the final results.

Here are some ideas:

Your fav jeans and tee-shirt

A ball dress / party dress / formal suit

A cute cardi / chunky sweater / fav jacket

Accessories: Sun Glasses, Hat, Ear Rings, Watch.

Make sure you bring undergarments that go with the outfits so that we cannot see bra straps for example.

Think about shoes that go with each look and make sure they are clean.

Make sure clothing is clean and tidy, ironed and all the buttons are attached, etc.

Try some things on, bring a few options and we can decide on the top 2-4 options before we start.


Sometimes things come up.. health, the weather or other life events and we will need to move the date. Please let me know asap. 

A 50% deposit is due to save your booked date in my calendar. The remainder of the session fee is due within 24 hours of your photoshoot booking. This is due even if we need to postpone for health or weather. 
Once you view your entire gallery you can choose to purchase additional images at your in per sales session. All pricing will be emailed to you before your photoshoot. Please read carefully. Payment is due in full before any digital files are sent to you and before I make any print and product orders. Pricing is in NZD and includes GST. Payments can be made via bank transfer or credit card. 

Only with your permission. 
Allowing me to share images helps with future bookings but I also respect your privacy. When you share to your own social media please DO NOT add filters. I have already edited your images. Please tag my business page if you can. THANKS


Client Review

Thank you so much Sarah for making me feel so confident and comfortable in front of the camera! I absolutely love the photographs you took of me, they make me feel empowered and beautiful and I am so proud to get to use these headshots online to present myself and my business!

Haley ADele Photography



I would love to hear from you!