Headshots & Branding Portraits
Your headshots and branding portraits are often the first impression you’ll make on another business person or potential employer. A professionally photographed headshot can set you up for success. By capturing your unique personality, confidence and professionalism, your business portrait will create the openings you are looking for.
These days, resumes, LinkedIn profiles, websites and advertising materials carry skilfully photographed headshots. They are used to boost recognition of professionals from all walks of life and are often viewed prior to the all-important initial face-to-face meeting. Accordingly, a professional headshot helps create an air of confirmation and comfort during that meeting as all parties realise they are dealing with the right people.
Set yourself apart from the crowd with extraordinary headshots that reveal the REAL you!
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 Melbourne Portrait Studio enough!
Thank you so much!
personal branding VS headshot session
Personal branding photography is a relatively new aspect of the visual branding, with savvy business owners jumping on board to take their branding to the next level. A personal branding photography session differs from a typical headshot session in several ways.
With headshots, the focus is simply you, usually shot from the waist up.
Headshots are incorporated into personal branding sessions, but we don’t stop there. We delve deep into not just who you are visually but telling the story of what you do and why you do it via detail shots, lifestyle shots, photos of you in action, you with your products, etc.
The possibilities are endless and each session is customised to best reflect the type of business you run and the message you wish to convey about your brand through images.
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!
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.
In the mediaWE'VE BEEN FEATURED BY ALL THESE AMAZING COMPANIES
I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the overall experience, I am really pleased with the results, as are my family, friends and clients.
Jude’s skills, mannerisms and professionalism, enabled me to relax, enjoy and bring out and express what I wanted most in my business head shots and professional portrait.
If you’re looking to capture a professional, personal or families precious moment in time,
I can highly recommend Jude at The Melbourne Portrait Studio.
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When was the last time you updated your headshots?
Become the visual leader in your industry
Whether you own a security company, are a yoga instructor or run a reptile business, the portraits we create for you will take your branding to the next level.
We start with an in depth consultation to get a full understanding of you, your products and services. We are here to help you discover what is most important to you and make sure that your business portraits will reflect every aspect of your personality. Your photographs will instantly show your clients that you are a professional and that you take your business seriously.
Branding portraits are an opportunity for you to introduce yourself to the world, to promote yourself to prospective clients ensuring that you are presented in a way that showcases yourself, your products and your services. It is an opportunity to make you and your company stand out amongst the competition.
In the business world, professional portraits have become a necessity for self-promotion, personal branding and authentication. Branding Portraits help your audience get to know the real you and make a lasting first impression.
In today’s social media and online presence, it is crucial to have a good and up-to-date representation of yourself and your brand.
Custom branding sessions include:
- Branding consultation
- Wardrobe consultation
- Professional hair & makeup artistry
- Fully guided posing
- Multiple wardrobe changes
- Master retouching
- Matching high resolution and low res optimized digitals to keep your website running smoothly
- Social media suite
- Same-day reveal & order session
How much business are you missing out on by not looking professional?
Is a personal branding session right for you?
You should consider a personal branding session:
- If you own any kind of business.
- If you are the face of your brand and it is important for people to connect with you.
- If you wish to take your business to the next level by stepping up your visual branding.
- If you want your ads to look fresh, polished and professional.
Need event photos without holding the event?
BEFORE – Stock photo
AFTER – PERSONALISED
BEFORE – Stock photo
AFTER – PERSONALISED
Stand out from your competitors.
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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: 8A Charles Rd, Altona, Victoria 3018
I had been toying with the idea of having a professionally taken head shot for some time. Having just uploaded my new website and voraciously kicking off a new business, I knew that my backyard selfie just would not cut it. And then I met Jude.
I wandered in on a Thursday morning wide eyed and thoroughly excited, with all of the trepidation associated with a new venture screaming ‘Jude, I’m just not that photogenic’!
She smiled warmly and attended to her lighting whilst I sat down to a thoughtfully poured glass lemon water with the gorgeous Mimma to have my makeup done.
And then it was time. Every skerrick of nervousness simply vanished, and I found myself feeling relaxed and at peace with my true self.
I think that comes through in Jude’s work; she has a way of bringing out her clients’ essence, until you are working that camera like a pro.
Jude took the time and went to the extra effort of creating a website banner for me, which highlights her artistic insights and abilities, and willingness to go the extra mile to satisfy her ‘beautiful clients.’
Do not look any further – Jude is all you need.
Commercial Product Photography
Want us to photograph your products? We offer premium commercial product photography with the perfect lighting and reflection and includes our comprehensive post-production service.
You can request as many angles per product as you like, and deliver every image to your specified sizes ready for online usage and print.
Our clients include large online distributors through to small businesses developing a web presence or print catalogue.
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.
How you present yourself, is how people first see you.
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.
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 personalized approach to understanding the unique story and personalities behind the portraits, which leads to stunning gallery style artwork.
There is ample free parking.
Be the type of person you want to meet.
Acting & Modelling Portraits
A professional portfolio is the essential first step towards your desired future. To gain exposure in this industry we offer a professional photography service that is designed to help aspiring actors and models get captivating portraits that will set you apart from your competitors. We will skillfully guide with our extensive posing knowledge and create a collection of character portraits to get noticed by your favourite casting agent.
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!