Beauty & Boudoir Photography Melbourne
What on earth is boudoir photography?
There are so many misconceptions about beauty and boudoir photography that I want to clear up before we get started. Here is what you need to know.
Beauty and boudoir portraits are for EVERY type of woman.
Numbers do NOT define you.
You can NEVER lose your sexy, no matter what age you are! Trust me.
You don’t need ANY type of experience at all.
Women who invest in themselves, go further!
Lastly, Be You. Do You. For You.
Self-love is not selfish; you cannot truly love another
until you know how to love yourself.
The ultimate beauty or boudoir experience
for the everyday woman.
A luxury beauty or boudoir experience with Jude is a step towards:
Appreciating your body NO MATTER what.
Recognizing that you’ve NEVER lost your sexy. EVER.
Documenting your beauty & growth even if you haven’t hit your milestone!
Choosing to celebrate yourself for a change when you do hit that milestone, get the promotion, or turn 40, 50, 60+ years old.
Remembering that you don’t have to be so hard on yourself, we truly are our own worst critics.
It’s okay to live a little, splurge a little, and feel drop dead gorgeous every once in a while!
Celebrate who you are in your deepest heart.
Love yourself and the world will love you.
PORTRAIT ARTIST, AUTHOR, STUDIO OWNER, MUM
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 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.
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Top 7 reasons to book your boudoir shoot with us
Luxury studio. Enjoy your shoot in our fully furnished luxury studio space.
Instant gratification. You will get to see your portraits before you leave the studio.
Professional hair, make-up & lashes. Our in-house hair and make-up artist knows exactly how to make you shine inside and out.
Gorgeous photos of every woman. We use posing, lighting & retouching to make you look and feel amazing!
100% Female staff. We’ll be with you every step of the way.
Your beauty or boudoir photoshoot will leave you feeling confident and beautiful so you can celebrate your body, relationships and life!
Money back guarantee. We promise you’ll be blown away by your photos or get your money back!
READY TO TELL YOUR STORY?
We would love to discover your story, tell you all about a photographic experience with our studio and answer any questions you may have.
PHOTOGRAPHER, AUTHOR, STUDIO OWNER
STUDIO ADDRESS: 23 Burt St, Altona, Victoria 3018
I am so impressed and ecstatic by this whole experience. Jude did a phenomenal job with not only the photos but the entire experience. Not only is she professional and detail-oriented but makes you feel very comfortable.
Mimma did a fabulous job with my hair and makeup, I was beyond happy with how I looked. With Jude’s guidance, I was able to let go. This was not only a gift to my hubby but also a gift to myself!
In 3 Easy Steps
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.
Guided Portrait Experience
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.
CINEMATIC 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.
BEFORE & AFTER
I know what you’re thinking- “These women are gorgeous. They’re probably models who walk down the runway every other weekend. They aren’t just the average everyday-women that you see at your local supermarket.”
Well, you’re actually half right/half wrong. These women ARE completely gorgeous. That’s a fact!
BUT THESE ARE 100% EVERYDAY WOMEN. THESE ARE WIVES,
MOTHERS, GRANDMOTHERS AND SO MUCH MORE!
These strong women are your local mums, nurses, lawyers, doctors, teachers, etc; these are everyday women who decided to treat themselves to so much more than just a manicure or massage.
FAQ Beauty or Boudoir Photoshoot
I want to book a shoot, but I am so nervous.
Everyone is nervous and that is totally fine. We are there for you and guiding you every step of the way. You will have a great time and when you see your gorgeous images, it will totally be worth it!
I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO POSE, WILL YOU TELL ME WHAT TO DO?
We will absolutely tell you how to pose and where to look. All you have to do is show up and have fun!
What if I feel uncomfortable with my body?
If you have any concerns about any part of your face or body, please let us know. Often it is just in our heads, and this is also exactly the reason why having portraits of yourself looking amazing is so important. It really boosts your self-love. There are also many ways to hide unflattering things with the right posing and lighting. We will discuss this and can pose you in specific ways to hide these things in a flattering manner. We are also masters in post-processing 🙂
DO YOUR CLIENTS DO THEIR OWN HAIR AND MAKEUP?
No, they don’t. I have a fabulous in-house hair and makeup artist that works with me on every shoot. Having your professional hair and makeup done before your photoshoot elevates your experience.
What do I wear for my beauty or boudoir photoshoot?
During our conversations, we will be planning the look and feel of your session and portraits. We invite you to bring different outfits that reflect your different personalities. We love to hear about any ideas that you may have too.
Do you have any other tips to prepare for my photoshoot?
It is important to select a day for your photo shoot where you have nothing else planned. Having to rush between events causes stress which can show in the final images. Have lots of time to prepare and get plenty of rest. Stay hydrated and have a light snack before the session to keep your energy levels up. We will take care of the rest!
Can I suggest ideas and bring props?
Yes of course! This is your unique beauty or boudoir session and you are more than welcome to send me anything that inspires you. Some clients like to create a Pinterest board with ideas which we can discuss beforehand. You can bring any items that are personal to you and will help tell your story.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY SESSION?
As soon as we’ve finished your beauty or boudoir photoshoot, I’ll start preparing the reveal. In the meantime, you can go for a walk, lunch or rest in the studio. About 45 minutes later, you’ll experience a fully guided cinematic presentation of your best portraits and together we will design artwork that brings life to your home.
My boudoir session with Jude was absolutely amazing! If I could give 10 stars I would! I recommend Jude to every woman who wants to feel sexy in their own skin no matter what your size and shape is.
I could go on and on about my review and experience but I think it’s just something that every woman should go out and do. Jude is amazing at what she does and I wasn’t nervous at all.
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.
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!
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.