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 personalize 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?
PORTRAIT ARTIST, AUTHOR, STUDIO OWNER
Welcome to my world of portrait photography at my cosy studio in Altona, in the heart of Melbourne’s west. With over 15 years of experience, I specialise in transforming life's stories into stunning gallery-style artwork. As the founder of Van Jude, my art brand, I blend my Dutch heritage and passion for photography into every piece I create. When I'm not behind the camera, you'll find me enjoying precious moments with my two wonderful boys, close friends or snuggling with our adorable cats. The beach is my happy place, where the scent of the sea truly makes my heart sing.
My mission is to reveal the natural beauty in all my clients, capturing the essence of every individual's story. I can't wait to help you tell yours!
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.
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In 3 Easy Steps
1. Phone 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 Photoshoot
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. 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.
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READY TO TELL YOUR STORY?
Our Portrait Studio
Step into a world where comfort meets creativity at our luxurious and cosy home studio in Altona, Melbourne. Designed to put you at ease, our studio is bathed in soft, natural light, creating the perfect ambiance for your portrait session.
Transitioning from a large commercial space, we've tailored our home studio to offer a more intimate, relaxed atmosphere, ideal for you and your furry companions. It's this personal touch, combined with our dedication to understanding the distinct narratives and personalities of our clients, that attracts people from all across Australia to our doors.
And with plenty of free parking available, your experience at our studio is assured to be as convenient as it is memorable. Come and see for yourself why our portrait studio is a sanctuary where meaningful moments are captured and cherished.
Ready to capture the love between you and your fur baby?
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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.