Samoyed Puppies Photography

Pet Photography Melbourne

At the Melbourne Portrait Studio we specialise in capturing the bond between pets and their owners through natural, fun and candid pet photography. We understand that pets are much more than just animals. Our pets bring us so much joy and companionship; they are a loved member of the family.

We take the time to meet with you and get to know you and your fur baby, to learn about your personalities and the beautiful relationship that you share. We want to know what you love most about your furry family member – is it the way they always seem to feel how you feel? Give you affection when you need it? Their uncontrolled excitement when you come home? Their willful and stubborn personality?

The Ultimate Pet Photography Experience

As we get to know you both, we will be able to personalise your photoshoot to ensure that we capture the true essence of your fur baby, and your relationship. Our portraits will tell the story of your unconditional love and devotion for each other.

We provide pet lovers with the ultimate pet photography experience and offer a range of options to suit your needs and preferences. 

Our pet portraits aren’t limited to cats and dogs – we’ve also photographed snakes, lizards, and tree frogs! All well-behaved pets are welcome to be celebrated and captured in stunning portraits that will be with you forever.

Are you ready for a dream experience?

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MEET JUDE!

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.

Jude-van-Daalen--Studio-owner-photographer
Bengal Cat

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

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OUR PROCESS

In 3 Easy Steps

1

Complimentary 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 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.

3

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.

Pets Dog Samoyed Photography

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.

CONTACT JUDE

PHOTOGRAPHER, AUTHOR, STUDIO OWNER 

 

PHONE: 1300 THESTUDIO (1300 843 788)
MOBILE: 0457 043 007
EMAIL: info@themelbourneportraitstudio.com

STUDIO ADDRESS: 8A Charles Rd, Altona, Victoria 3018

 

Behind The Scenes

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.

Ready to capture the love between you and your fur baby?

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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.