Houlden Studios Photography

We are writing to express our thanks to you both for the wonderful experience in the creation of our family portraits, and above all, the amazing results!

The art design consultation was quite unique. We have contracted for several family portraits in the past, however never had there been this preliminary element which of course works very well for all of us, and sets the ideas and pre-planning in motion.

We appreciated that you were very flexible and patient. The perfect outdoor image is certainly easier to create with good weather conditions. A change in date for the creation session was needed and of course readily accommodated. Working with 3 dogs and two very young children adds to the complexity, however being an opportunist with the camera shutter yielded great results!

The portrait art selection consultation in your studio was also unique for us. We arrived anxious to see the results which were very artfully presented. The only difficulty we experienced was to select the best from a selection that were all great! Your assistance with this was appreciated as you both have a very good eye for scope, lighting and composition.

In summary we are extremely pleased with the images that were created and which we have selected. Your work will be a pleasure to view daily and to show to family and friends for years to come.

Sincerely, Bruce & Ginny Miller

Thanks Michael and Jen. We are thrilled with the family photos and the candids of the girls - you captured their spirits beautifully.

We are especially grateful for your patience in trying to photograph kids AND dogs and lots of talkative adults ALL AT ONCE - not an easy task. And yet you were able to freeze some beautiful moments into our minds forever, now that we'll always have the prints to look at.

We are grateful for your patience and artistic eye behind the lens and the time you took with us to make sure we were completely happy with the end results.

Thanks for caring so much about your work, that it was obvious to us that you truly cared that we were happy with the end products. And we are.


Thank you! We had a fantastic morning with a FANTASTIC PHOTOGRAPHER & assistant!!

I cannot wait to see the pics - exciting stuff !!!!

Kara Schubert

Michael and Jen, Brenten and I would like to express our gratidude for the images that we now treasure from one the happiest moments in our life so far.

The celebration of an engagement is such a milestone in a couples journey together and to have most beautiful album to share with our friends and family reminds us of how special those days were every time.

The pleasure it gave us to be able to also give our mum's an album each that bought them to tears was awesome. They absolutly treasure those books as much as we treasure ours. Parents often have photos of their family as children but not as adults and now our mums have a whole album of their families celebrating.

I am so happy that you suggested the engagement session we were not only blown away and have awesome memeories of that day with the both of you down at Glenelg but were also able to use the images for our wedding save the dates and wedding invitations. Every person that opens the envelope comments on how beautiful the image of us is straight away.

I am so excited to see your future work.

With lots of love and appreciation! Nicole McKay and Brenten Dwyer