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Surprise someone special; a friend, colleague, partner for an anniversary, birthday or ‘just because’ with a wonderful gift, whereby they can experience a celebrity-like photoshoot with our team.

Every person is unique, we love getting to know you and who will be coming along.

We are a boutique studio that is passionate about fully customising each portrait session. We spend on average 6-8 hours with each client, from our pre-consultation and the portrait shoot itself to the viewing consultation to see your gallery of portraits and select the ones you love.
We’ll guide you every step along the way and guarantee that you’ll walk away with the best portraits you have ever had of yourself and the people and pets you love the most.

Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 0457 043 007 if you have any questions.

* Weekday session fee is $250, Saturday’s $350 and gallery-style artwork starts at $850.

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

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.

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.

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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!

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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.

In the media

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CHECK OUR MEDIA PAGE FOR INTERVIEWS, MEDIA MENTIONS, AUTHOR TALKS & EXHIBITIONS