Family Portraits

That celebrate what you love the most in the world

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Melbourne's Most Meaningful family portraits

Natural, Unposed, Stunning Wallart

We do things much differently... we want to get to know you and your family, what you love about each other, discover as much as we can to create meaningful portraits that you will cherish for many years to come.

See us in action

Your Royal Experience at Sand Castle Portraits begins with a visit to our beautiful gallery in Belgrave for your personal consultation. 

Your session is held at one of our amazing locations at the best time of the day, where we we create a space for you to be as you truly are.

 Soon after, we will help you choose your wall art during our design consultation.


"The soul is healed by being with children"

About Sand Castles Portraits

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Arek Rainczuk, AP AIPP, founded Sand Castle Portraits to create meaningful family portrait photography in Melbourne. A scientist in his previous live, Arek has been a professional, award-winning photographer delivering a royal experience to families in Melbourne since 2011. 

Arek loves discovering what you family is about and taking you to some of Melbourne's most beautiful locations to document the love, relationships and personalities of everyone in your family.

Operating from a lovely gallery in Belgrave, Arek values personal approach to all his families, authenticity and can make everyone comfortable in front of his camera.

What clients say


"...We are so in awe of the photos that were created, and the dedication that Arek shows to his craft..."

Robyn, Ahh, Noah and Samson

"We were lucky enough to win a portrait package with Arek. Our experience exceeded our expectations..."

Karen, Chris, Emily and Will

"We had an amazing day with Arek, he made us all feel very relaxed and we had a lot of laughs..."

Liz, Ben, Matt, Steph, Kristyn, Joel and Amber

"After meeting Arek at the discovery session we couldn’t wait for the portrait session and it was even more fun than we hoped for. Now we can’t wait for the canvases!"

Andy, Katie and Kyah

Melbourne's Most meaningful family portrait photography

Why US?

We love meeting new people and listen to their stories, we love helping them reach the deepest emotions and connect with the loved ones during our sessions. All this is made possible by the years of honing the craft and perfecting the eye, but most importantly by taking the time to get to know our clients before their session.
We need to truly understand exactly what they mean to each other and who they are in order to create artwork that will help them face the day.

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