Couples Photography

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Trying to get a four-year-old girl and a six-month-old puppy to sit still is near impossible. Yet Jude retained her sense of humour, stayed nimble on her feet, and gave as much time needed to capture the bond between my mischievous daughter and her equally naughty Samoyed.

You can never repeat the past, and kids and dogs grow so quickly, so I am grateful when I look at Jude’s portraits of Yasmine and Pasha that we’ve preserved this time in their lives.  

Belle

Hi, I am Jude, Studio Owner & Portrait Artist

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 Not many people in life get to love what they do, aspire to be better, and do better, and to be constantly inspired by those that enter their lives – but I do. Throughout my 12-year career, I have pursued my passion to create artistic, meaningful images. I pride myself in being a storyteller; I love to learn about people, and then capture the special connections and unique stories I hear in beautiful portraits. 

Like most of us, life has thrown many curveballs my way. I have learnt resilience, and that by thinking positively, I can turn just about any challenges into an opportunity. The drive to not only survive, but thrive, comes from my deep love of life and all its beauty. I believe in living in the moment, enjoying the simple things, and the unlimited possibilities in this journey called life. 

I am a multifaceted photographer who specialises in photographing families, pets, motherhood, branding portraits and women’s empowering portraits. Capturing life and emotions through portraits feels important to me. Children deserve to have the love that created them captured in a portrait, women deserve to feel strong, beautiful and powerful, and our fur babies can’t be with us forever, but their portraits should be. I want to make a difference, and capture history.

And most of all: I  can’t wait to capture your unique story! 

I would love to show YOU  how amazing  YOU  are through my camera. I know how to see and show you your true  essence, that you perhaps forgot, or maybe have never seen in yourself.  Everyone is photogenic; you just need the right photographer who knows how to light, pose and coach you to show your inner light and make you shine. 

Jude-van-Daalen--Studio-owner-photographer

Your Ultimate Experience

In 3 Easy Steps

1

Phone Consultation

We will discuss what you are hoping to capture in your portraits and the unique story behind your decision.
After hearing about the experience and process you’ll enjoy with us, we’ll arrange your booking.

2

Guided Portrait Experience

Your photoshoot will take place in our modern, bright studio in Altona.
This day is all about celebrating your life and loved ones. No need to stress, Jude will guid you throughout your whole experience.

3

Cinematic Presentation &
Ordering Appointment

Only 30 minutes after your Portrait Experience you will get to enjoy a fully guided Cinematic Presentation of your portraits, and together we will design artwork that brings life to your home.

The Experience

Your experience at The Melbourne Portrait Studio is all about you, and those you love. 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. These stories will be captured in meaningful portraits; making your portraits as unique as you are.

Cinematic Presentation

The most exciting part of your experience with us – that which all the preparation and energy has led to – is the unveiling of your beautiful portraits. You will not need to wait long! Around 30 minutes after your Photographic Experience, your portraits will be revealed to you in a Cinematic Presentation.

During the Presentation, your favourite portraits will be selected by you, and together we will design stunning Wall Art to be displayed throughout your home; which will inevitably be treasured and shared for generations to come.

You, and those you love will enjoy them each day, and be reminded of your unique story, and the love you share.

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

Behind The Scenes HMU
Behind The Scenes
Behind The Scenes HMU

Gallery Style Artworks & Other Products

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

Deciding how to display your unique portrait is another exciting element of your experience with us, and just as important as the initial decision to capture your family’s memories. Our gallery style wall art will last for 80 years and become family heirlooms for future generations to enjoy; therefore, it is important to spend time to consider the options available to you.

Our metal artwork collections, story boxes, frames and other products are all custom-designed and handcrafted by an Australian Art Lab, who provide the highest quality finishing services available. Quality and customisation are at the core of everything we offer - the hardest decision is deciding which portraits and products you love best!

Your art can be styled to your home’s aesthetic, with modern metal displays or genuine wood frames. Select from a variety of premium materials, frames and mat styles, and modern finishes to further personalise your work of art.

Your photographic artworks are a constant reminder of the close connections and love you share with each other. Each day as you walk through your home they will bring you and your family happiness and positive energy on a daily base for years to come.

Let us add vibrancy and modern luxury to your home with beautiful collections of your loved ones.

Crystal Block
Story Box

I cannot recommend ‘The Melbourne Portrait Studio’ enough. Jude is so lovely and welcoming!

My mum and I felt comfortable and had so much fun getting our photos taken. A lovey food platter and a cinema viewing of all the images was so heart warming.

The hardest thing was chosing which photos we liked the best! Our portrait arrived today and I cannot hide my excitement that my mum and I now have a very special piece of artwork we can treasure forever!

Helena

The Melbourne Portrait Studio

The Photo 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.

Jude-van-Daalen--Studio-owner-and-photographer

Join Our VIPS

Glow-Getters by The Melbourne Portrait Studio is our VIP group for all our favourite clients to keep you up to date with our latest projects, model calls, behind-the-scenes news and giveaways!

It’s a beautiful place where we focus on positivity and empowerment and to meet like minded people.

I would love you to join in on all the fun!

From Everyday to Professional

Before & After Professional Hair & Makeup

Before & After Professional Hair & Makeup
Together Apart: Life in Self-Isolation

Together Apart:
Life in Lockdown


Together Apart is a coffee table book about life in Lockdown in Melbourne’s western suburbs.

Since self-isolation began in March 2020, I’ve been capturing people’s stories in words and photographs. Their stories tell about how they feel being in self-isolation, the struggles they experience, what they do differently now, and whether anything positive has come out of this extraordinary situation in which the world finds itself.

The book shares our experiences of solitude and loss, counterbalanced by the joys of self-discovery and much-needed family time, as well as the rainbows, ancient trees and fairy gardens re-discovered as the world slows.

Together Apart tells the stories of 60 individuals, families and businesses. Each double-page spread features one black-and-white photo and the accompanying story.

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