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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.

Every gift certificate comes in a beautiful envelop, a personalised letter (including your words), a nice looking gift certificate and a brochure with examples.

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

* Weekday session starts at $350, Saturday’s $450 and gallery-style artwork starts at $900.

MEET JUDE!

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!

 

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

OUR PROCESS

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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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.

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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!

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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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