Maternity Photography Melbourne

Your gorgeous baby bump holds an amazing new person.
This is when your baby’s every wriggle, kick and twist makes you wonder, hope and love. Will he have his father’s eyes and sense of humour? Will she have your smile and breezy nature? If he’s shy, you’ll coax bravery. If she’s a ballerina, you’ll be at every performance. These are the days of awe and amazement at the miracle of life and how it grows inside your nurturing womb. 
It’s impossible to overstate your connection to your baby. So let’s show the world in a beautiful portrait.

The beginning of an eventful journey.
The fascination young children feel when they discover where they come from is the most beautiful innocence. They are instantly enthralled as their little minds fill with wonder at how they could have ever been inside their mummy’s tummy.
A glorious portrait of you cradling your belly and demonstrating your love for them is the beginning of their enlightenment. Your utter devotion and protective spirit will convey unique feelings to them so they always feel they belong.

A beautiful photography session
The Melbourne Portrait Studio’s maternity photography sessions are very special. Bring your partner if you wish and let’s celebrate the imminent birth of your new family member and the relationships that will be there for all time.
Call now to arrange an appointment. Soon an unforgettable portrait of you cradling your baby will adorn the walls of your home and be a constant reminder of where it all began.
Your new baby will grow. So keep your memories of every stage of their lives in a beautiful portrait from the Melbourne Portrait Studio.

studio which specialises in family, newborn, maternity, pets, beauty, and business portraits.  Our personalised approach to understanding the unique story and personalities behind the portraits sets our photo studio apart.  

Each session is artfully guided by our professional photographer, Jude. You will receive wardrobe advice to carefully select items to achieve the look you desire. Your photoshoot will be skilfully directed to capture your personality and your best features, with posing assistance and continual support throughout the process. Enjoy a luxurious salon experience with professional hair and makeup to prepare, right here at the studio; unwind and be pampered during your magazine-style photoshoot.  

The Melbourne Portrait Studio will provide  you with a custom photography experience unlike any other. Your comfort is our main concern. The photoshoot will be a fun, and luxurious experience.  Whether you are seeking a unique portrait to capture you and the ones you love, or a personal branding session for your business; the stunning portraits created for you will be treasured for years to come.  

Your personalised Photographic Experience begins the moment you connect with our studio. You will be supported through each step of the process; from your initial phone consultation right through to the presentation of your beautiful artwork.   

The final result will be stunning portraits that capture the essence of who you are. 

Maternity Photography

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

Maternity Photography

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.

Maternity Photography
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.

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

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

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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 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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