Adding a touch of elegance & style to your home


Bringing your portrait to life

Bulimba, South Brisbane, QLD

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Painted portraits you will be proud to hang in your home.

There is something so 'authentic' about a hand painted portrait, that photographs alone simply can't capture. The classic portrait masters have been giving us beautifully painted portraits for hundreds of years, paintings that will still be around when we are long gone.

We would love to create a classic painted portrait for you or your family. A portrait that you'll be proud to display, and that will be passed on and cherished by your family for many many years.



'A portrait is a window to the soul'


Dean Agar Photography

Enquire now!

What is the best time to call you?
Call daytime
Call after 5pm

Studio: Stuart Street, Bulimba, QLD

  Ph 0402 230 669

What is the process?

We will discuss with you the style of image you have in mind, where you wish to hang and what print medium you prefer.

We take your ideas and we start by capturing the right photograph. This is best done at our studio in Bulimba, but we can come to your home if you have a setting there that you love.

We will take a range of photographs to get the perfect one for your painted portrait. We then expertly, digitally hand paint your chosen image, and print and finish ready for your walls. 

For the photograph, we will advise you on wardrobe and styling and giving full direction on posing. We know how to achieve amazing results for all ages and body types to make sure that your base photograph is the very best it can possibly be.

Our studio is in Bulimba (8km from Brisbane CBD) and is private, quiet and heated/cooled for your comfort.


Jenny Back

"I feel like a goddess every time I walk down the stairs"

"I have had several photo shoots with Dean Agar Photography to celebrate milestones in my life and all have achieved results beyond what I ever imagined. Dean and Karen are the most incredible team and together I believe create magical results.

Most recently one of my portraits was intricately transformed into a painting via Deans creative artistic genius. It really took my breath away and now adorns my staircase proudly as the work of art that it is.

Dean Agar Photography are in a league of their own when it comes to portraiture and Deans latest venture into digital painting is quite spectacular. My beautiful painted portrait has an ethereal quality that makes me feel like a goddess every time I walk down the stairs and I'm so grateful for this individual work of art that I treasure.

Thank you Dean and Karen....see you to celebrate the next milestone! :)"




Our Process

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Complimentary Consultation


This will give us a chance to get to know you better, answer any questions you might have, and plan out your dream portrait.

Your Photography Experience


Ladies can book our makeover service or arrive ready for photographs. We will advise and guide you through every pose. 

Reveal and Ordering


We show your photos right after your session. You’ll get to look through your photos and choose the ones you love! 





How do we prepare.

We will go through this on your pre-shoot consultation. We will also send information by email with your booking details.

I want to book but I am so nervous.

Everyone is nervous! It is totally normal, but you will have a great time and when you see your gorgeous images, it will totally be worth it!

Do you offer professional hair & makeup?

Our couples packages include professional hair and makeup to make sure that your experience is absolutely perfect. We have excellent award winning makeup artists available to us to make sure you look and feel your absolute best.

We will go through this on your phone call.

We have no idea how to pose. Will you help?

We will tell you how to pose and where to look, right down to how to place your fingers. All you have to do is to show up and have a heap of fun!

Will our images be used on social media?

Although we would love to share your images with other couples just like you, we NEVER, EVER use images without written permission. We would only ever use them with your express permission and that is totally optional.

Who will be taking my photographs?

We are a husband & wife team and we work together on every session. Dean will take your photos and I (Karen) will help with your posing, styling and dressing. I will make sure that you do not have any costume malfunctions and that your hair & makeup is always perfect.

Many women worry about being in a session with a male but that disappears very fast as they see that we are all about their experience, and getting the very best results.  

Be rest assured that we are both great with kids and are experienced with children with developmental issues. 

What packages to you offer?

We offer high resolution digital packages as well as folio boxes, prints, wall art and albums and you will receive the high resolution digital images with every print that you purchase.

We will go through the prices and options when you book your phone call. 

What do we need to bring?

We will discuss this on your pre-shoot phone consult so that you know exactly what to bring. We will also email information with your booking details once you book.

Do you offer payment plans?

We offer interest free payment plans. Simply let us know the amount you wish to pay each week or fortnight from your credit or debit card. Terms can be up to 6 months. Once the amount has been paid off we will edit and process your images.

Where will my session be?

Our comfortable and private home based studio is in beautiful Bulimba, 8km from Brisbane CBD. We have free off street parking and flat access for disabled clients. 

We do not have any children & no drop-in's so your session with us is completely private and quiet. Our beautiful fur-baby, Sammie the samoyed, will keep you company and make you feel like you are at home while she snores away in the corner of the studio. 

Can I mix styles?

Yes, you are most welcome to include some of our other styles of photography into your session and you can include other family members.

How long will it take to get our images?

Your selected images will be edited and emailed to you within 10 days of your session. Your chosen painted portrait will take a further week and will be sent to you for approval before being printed. Artwork will follow within the next 2 weeks. 


Dean & Karen

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We are full time photographers located in beautiful Bulimba, inner south Brisbane, QLD. We love cycling, walking our fur baby Sammie, & spending time together.

We have been producing elegant and tasteful portraits since 2009, and we absolutely love what we do. We feel that we are so lucky to have found each other, and this path in our lives.

Our goal with every session is to craft images that will make our wonderful clients feel absolutely AMAZING. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a massive smile when a client sees their photos for the first time and to be part of a process that allows them to feel more positive and confident.

Dean Agar Photography

Enquire now!

What is the best time to call you?
Call daytime
Call after 5pm

Studio: Stuart Street, Bulimba, QLD

  Ph 0402 230 669

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