Banyule's #1 photo studio

Welcome to Monty Studio

A modern, relaxed, welcoming and versatile home photo studio which makes the smallest baby to the oldest relative feel relaxed right away.
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Meet Marty Laidler

Owner, solo creator & professional photographer

Marty has lived in the Banyule area for over 15 years and as a proud father of two, understands how great the area is for young families.

Marty, President of Lower Plenty Cricket Club and a member of Heidelberg Golf Club is heavily invested in the local community and loves meeting local families, kids and pets and strives to capture their true character in every photo session.

The modern, welcoming and relaxed home photo studio, comprising 14 purposely installed non-strobing LED lights meaning the setting is perfect to feel at home and at ease whilst you and your family create ever lasting memories.

Marty has worked hard to develop the Super Hero Digital Backdrops which is not only unique to Monty Studio but kids LOVE as they get to dress up and act out as their favourite Super Hero. Check out example here.

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    Photographic Services

    Capture your perfect moment to treasure forever with amazing photographs.
    Banyule, Melbourne photographer offering studio or location based professional baby photography, family portraits, newborn & pregnancy, children, pets and just about anything.


    For all your loved ones


    Turn Your Kids into their Super Hero’s


    Capture your furry loved ones


    Capture this magical time


    Digitalise and restore old photos


    Capture your hard work for life


    Business product photography

    head shots

    Professional profile photos

    Something else

    Contact Marty and discuss your needs

    People & family photography

    Family photography is all about telling stories and having fun.

    Whether you have a tiny newborn, smiley baby, exuberant toddler or talented teenager, when everyone is enjoying themselves the pictures will speak for themselves.

    The result is beautifully artistic family photographs that capture the personalities and passions of your children.

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    SuperHero Photography

    Unique to Monty Studio is the ability to make your kids dreams come true and make them Real Life Superheroes..

    Bring your child’s favourite outfits with you, choose from 15 digital backdrops and then let Marty make the magic happen.

    This is a great compliment to your Family and Portraits and a great memento of a special time in your child’s life.

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    Pet photography

    Offering both outdoor and studio pet photography experiences that capture your pet’s individual personality and quirks.

    Each pet photography session is uniquely designed around their individual temperament to capture their natural character in a stress-free environment and is completely tailored with thorough planning. This will result in a set of bespoke, professional images to treasure for a lifetime.

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    Questions and Answers
    What type of photo studio is Monty Studio?
    It's a modern and welcoming photo studio which is separated from the residential house when in use.
    The studio is part of the extended lounge so those not getting photographed can sit, relax and enjoy the photo session.
    What are the digital backdrops that you use?
    These are specifically acquired to add magic and creativity to the photo sessions and are a great way for kids to act like their Super Hero's by acting in different poses to recreate dramatic images.
    What do I need to bring?
    Marty will be in touch prior to the photo session to run some ideas of what is best to bring with you.
    Changing facilities are available.
    Oh and plenty of smiles...
    How do I pay for the photo session?
    You can either pay cash or transfer directly from bank to bank. Most bank transfers are now immediate. Tax invoices available on request.
    Do you edit the photos before I receive them?
    Yes every photo is edited for colour, cropping, skin tones and any blemishes removed.
    More manipulative Photoshopping can be available depending on the photo session type.
    Will you use my photos for promotional purposes?
    Monty Studio only uses images for promotional purposes with consent from the photo attendees.
    If you are happy for Monty Studio to use the images taken then please sign a consent form after the photo session.
    Can I check the photos during the shoot?
    Yes absolutely. Through the use of modern technology, the images taken can be transposed onto a large 4K television for immediate viewing.
    Can you do photos at a different location?
    Yes if you prefer more natural or candid photos taken at your local residence or a natural environment then discus these options with Marty.

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      Ready to get in touch? I’d love to chat about planning your photo shoot and telling your story. Give me a call or send me a message, I’d be delighted to hear from you.

      21 Para Road, Lower Plenty Vic 3093