Petra Style and Design - Photography - Vienna
Petra Style and Design Styling Photoshoots for Artists and Professionals
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About Petra










"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that style has the power to make us look, feel and act like the best version of ourselves and I  love the creative process of portfolio photoshoots in keeping it unique to the individual. It is true that  a picture is worth a thousand words, so my attention is on the detail in getting the right message across.

I have had the privilege to style portfolio photoshoots for Hila Fahima, Maria Nazarova and Ilseyar Khayrullova, Soloists from the Wiener Staatsoper as well as Principal Dancer of the Wiener Staats Ballet, Denys Cherevychko.

Amongst the beautiful venues I have styled photoshoots are; The Prince of Wales Suite - Hotel Bristol, Royal Suite at the Hotel Imperial, Park Hyatt hotel, Vienna, Palais Auersperg, Hotel Altstadt Vienna and in gorgeous Art Nouveau style,  Hotel Kärtnerhof.

Collaborating with designers such as Laskari, Maurizio Giambra, and Juergen Christian Hoerl, also Mazbani Fine Jewellery and Heldwein Jewellers has always been a joy and I see it as different forms of art working together as a team.

 With my background as a Wedding stylist in the UK, I have gained valuable experience in styling and organising weddings as well as marketing my business in a very competitive industry.  Working with some of the best photographers and make-up artists in London and also collaborations with outstanding London designers such as Phillipa Lepley and Emma Hunt. has taught me so much about photoshoot styling.  My styled wedding photoshoots were featured on The English Wedding blogWant that Wedding  and the highly acclaimed online wedding magazine Hochzeit.

Colour, contrast, lines and texture are some of the style elements that fascinate me. I have developed a keen interest in all aspects of colour and especially the importance of colour in non-verbal communication.

I was born in South Africa, lived in England for many years, but now call Vienna, Austria home. I live in this beautiful city and embrace the stunning architecture and all the traditions that surround it. I have a great love for Apfelstrudel and the wonderful atmosphere of the traditional coffee houses of Vienna. 


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