Phil strives to really capture his subject’s personality; he expertly stages each image as part of a larger narrative, which makes choosing only a few images so very difficult! Phil has such an affable personality that you instantly feel at ease in his company. Everybody that comes to our home comments on the photographs. Thank you so very much Phil for capturing some of the most special moments in our lives!

Ben & Chellé Hames
Kensington WA.

Phil captures the moment in his photos; he doesn't 'force the pose'. We have used his skills for family portraits of our two girls, as well as family gatherings such birthday parties and anniversaries. The only problem we have is choosing which photo's to keep and enlarge. Phil always provides a wide selection of photo's from sessions and they are always of high quality!”

Kirsty & Ben
Bulls Creek WA

Phil was recently traveling through NSW and a friend of ours had some portraits done with him when they were in WA. We called him up and asked if he was interested in taken photos in Cooma and if so, what was the best style of photos for us. He didn’t know us nor did he have any real time to find out about us except through mutual company. When he arrived he gave us an idea on the spot, looked through the house and made us so comfortable during the time he was here. We also met his wife and 2 kids after the photo session and we now regularly keep in touch with them.

Thanks Phil for the beautiful memories you and your family has given us. We love the photos.

Peta & Tom Pere
Cooma NSW

We wanted to say "Thank You Very Much" for the excellent portrait photography you recently took of our family. We found your professional though relaxed manner made us feel very comfortable and at ease.

The images you captured will give us beautiful memories of this time forever.

The quality of your work is stunning and all our friends and family who have seen the photos are very impressed. We would definately refer your services to other families.


Marcus, Bronwyn and baby Joel

Phil is an absolute pleasure to work with, he understands the brief, has a great level and quality of workmanship.  He is also creative with shots, quickly turns jobs around and the end result is reflected in his pure passion for photography.

I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Phil Dartnell Photography for any job

Gail Szabo
Event Manager
Members Equity Stadium

I need some photos for my business website and of course other websites which advertise my skills as a financial person.  My assignment for Phil was to create “A silk purse out of sows ears”.  Definitely a difficult assignment.  I must confess I was surprised but very happy with the result.

I believe Phil has the ability to achieve magnificent photographic results for any person. I will use him again.

Wayne T Hart
Jim’s Book keeping