Melbourne’s #1 portrait studio


Boudoir Photography


Studio Branding Portraits


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Welcome to our Melbourne-based portrait photography studio!

We specialize in capturing timeless and stunning portraits that showcase your unique personality, style, and character.

Whether you’re looking for a family portrait, a headshot for your professional profile, or a boudoir photoshoot to celebrate you, our studio has got you covered. We are passionate about creating memorable experiences and delivering high-quality images that you’ll cherish for years to come.

Browse our portfolio, learn about our services, and book your session today to create your own piece of art!

Artwork Boudoir
Family Portraits

Cat Mok | Family Portraits

Jude is a warm, skilful professional who understands how to relax her subjects, to understand what is needed in a session or assignment and how to best capture the essence of those she photographs.

She is able to work with small, large and complex groups (and even animals), and (importantly) understands that to capture the best images, her subjects require her rapport and empathy. When bringing our extended family for a session she was able to accomodate a range of diverse needs and help everyone be comfortable and have a positive experience. Not only that, but the photographs were perfect too.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend MPS and Jude’s services. Thanks for making our session a pleasure and a success.

Portraits Yoga Teacher

Shavita Kotak | Wellness Coach

Jude is very professional. She helped me feel comfortable when taking photos for my business. I had a selection of brand photography done by Jude.

Her work has helped my business look professional and stand out. She took the time to listen to my needs and understand my business and was able to capture this in the photos taken.

I am extremely happy with her work and would definitely use her again in the future.

Professional Headshots Coach

Melanie Earl Transformation Coach

I was so nervous about getting my photos taken for my website. I normally can’t stand having my photo taken or looking at photos of myself.
As soon as I arrived at Jude’s studio, both Jude and Mimma (the lovely hair and makeup artist) put me right at ease. I felt like I’d known them forever!

The pampering made me feel like a princess. Then when it came time to be on camera, Jude helped me to pose in the most flattering and natural-looking positions.
Most importantly, I love the photos! My website is not ready yet but I’ve been using the photos for everything in the meantime!

I couldn’t recommend The Melbourne Portrait Studio enough!

Thank you so much!



I am a full-time portrait photographer working from my studio in Altona, Melbourne’s west. I have over 15 years’ experience telling stories through photography, translating those experiences into gallery-style artwork, and have established my book imprint and art brand, Van Jude. I originate from The Netherlands, where I also had a thriving photography studio.

My favourite part of the day is spending time with my two beautiful boys, friends and snuggling with our super cute cats. The beach and smelling the salty air makes my heart sing.

To me, there is nothing more rewarding than making my clients feel as gorgeous as they really are. I look forward to capturing your unique story.



In 3 Easy Steps

1. Phone Consultation

We start by getting to know you over the phone.

This will give us a chance to get to know you better, answer any questions you might have, and plan out your dream session.

2. Guided Photoshoot

Ready to unleash your inner goddess?

Get ready to be pampered and styled by our in-house makeup artist. When it’s time for your shoot, I’ll guide you through every posture and pose.

3. Reveal & Ordering

At your reveal session...

You’ll get to enjoy a fully guided cinematic presentation of your portraits, and order the ones you love! Together we'll design artwork that brings life to your home.

The Experience

At The Melbourne Portrait Studio, we focus entirely on you and your loved ones, ensuring that your experience is personalised and memorable.

Through conversations, we will delve into what is most important to you, learn more about your individual personalities, and find the depth of emotion and admiration that you have for one another. Our goal is to capture your stories in meaningful portraits; making your portraits as unique as you are.

We cannot wait to learn your story, and share this experience with you!


We would love to discover your story, tell you all about a magical photoshoot at our studio and answer any questions you may have.



PHONE: 0457 043 007

STUDIO ADDRESS: 14A Kearney Av, Altona, VIC 3018

Jude Boudoir Photographer

Stunning transformations for everyday women

Makeover Branding Photography
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Gallery Style Artworks

At The Melbourne Portrait Studio we believe that having beautiful and meaningful portraits of yourself and the people you love most should be proudly on display in your home.

Those portraits are a daily reminder of the close connections and love you share with each other and will bring you and your family happiness for years to come.

Deciding how to display your unique portraits is another exciting element of your experience with us, and just as important as the initial decision to capture your story. Our gallery-style wall art will last for decades and become family heirlooms for future generations to enjoy.


Our Portrait Studio 

Our portrait studio is light, inviting, and will make you feel at ease. We have many beautiful collections of artwork on display, to help you imagine how your own collection will come to life in your home.

Recently we moved from a large commercial studio into our current luxurious and cosy home studio in Altona, Melbourne. The move was made for our clients and their fur babies; to capture portraits in a more welcoming and relaxed environment.

Our clients travel to us from all over Australia because of our personalised approach to understanding the unique story and personalities behind the portraits, which leads to stunning gallery style artwork.

There is ample free parking.

In the media

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ABC Radio
The Finer Things in Travel
The Weekly Times
The Mercury
The Daily Telegraph
The Courier Mail
Only Melbourne

Check our media page for interviews, media mentions, author talks and exhibitions

Together Apart: Life in Self-Isolation

Together Apart;
Life in Lockdown


When COVID-19 hit Melbourne harder than a runaway tram, our lives changed – literally overnight. Together Apart gives a rare glimpse into life in lockdown, beautifully capturing the isolation, frustration, hope, humour and human need for togetherness that quickly became part of our daily lives.

What started as a conversation over the back fence to break the solitude of lockdown has grown into a friendship and a partnership between me and my next-door neighbour, travel writer and journalist Belinda Jackson.

Photographed, written and printed in Melbourne, Together Apart is our black-and-white coffee table book featuring 60 portraits of people in our neighbourhood.

To get a hold of your copy, visit our book’s website.

If you’re from the media, please get in touch for extracts, press releases or images. Belle and I are also available for interview and author talks.