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.
Self-love is not selfish; you cannot truly love another
until you know how to love yourself
Studio Portfolio Sessions
We are gearing up for new projects here at the studio.
We are looking for 8 women who are interested in having an intimidate women’s portrait or boudoir session later this month or next month (September + October).
What you will receive for your participation:
FREE session fee ($275 value!)
FREE professional hair and make-up ($175 value!)
A full 120-minute photoshoot with complete posing and facial expression guidance.
FREE matted print or digital ($400 value!)
Phone consultation to prepare you.
Same day reveal of your gorgeous portraits.
Professional retouching of all final images.
Must be 18+.
Must be willing to share images publicly (signed model release).
Booking deposit to reserve your date $199. This deposit will act as a credit toward the purchase of any collection at your viewing session.
Digitals, prints and products will be available for purchase separately if you are interested in purchasing any of the images from your shoot.
To apply, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a recent photo of yourself and a short paragraph that explains why you are interested in participating in this project.
Please also share this with your friends who would love to have an intimate portraits or boudoir experience of their own for a heavily discounted price.
Take a thousand beautiful portraits of yourself now.
You may currently think,
“I am too fat, too old or too short”
Believe me, one day you will look at your portraits, and say,
“Thanks Jude, for capturing this time in my life!”
Jude, The Melbourne Portrait Studio
Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself.
Celebrate the woman you are today.
You’re worth it.
What boudoir really is about
Boudoir portraits are for EVERY type of woman.
There are many different styles of boudoir photography.
Numbers do NOT define you.
You can NEVER lose your sexy, no matter what age you are! Trust me.
You don’t need ANY type of experience at all.
Women who invest in themselves, go further!
Lastly, Be You. Do You. For You.
A luxury boudoir experience with Jude is a step towards:
Appreciating your body NO MATTER what.
your beauty & growth even if you haven’t hit your milestone yet!Documenting
Choosing to celebrate yourself when you do hit that milestone, get the promotion, or turn 40, 50, 60+ years old.
Remembering that you don’t have to be so hard on yourself, we truly are our own worst critics.
It’s okay to live a little, splurge a bit, and feel drop dead gorgeous every once in a while!
Don’t worry if you aren’t into too much nude,
we totally got you covered too!
Loving yourself is the base of everything.
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.
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Luxury studio. Enjoy your shoot in our fully furnished luxury studio space.
Instant gratification. You will get to see your portraits before you leave the studio.
Professional hair, make-up & lashes. Our in-house hair and make-up artist knows exactly how to make you shine inside and out.
Gorgeous portraits of every woman. We use posing, lighting & retouching to make you look and feel amazing!
100% Female staff. We’ll be with you every step of the way.
Confidence. Your boudoir photoshoot will leave you feeling confident and beautiful so you can celebrate your body, relationships and life!
Money back guarantee. We promise you’ll be blown away by your photos or get your money back!
The ultimate boudoir experience
for the everyday woman.
I am so impressed and ecstatic by this whole experience. Jude did a phenomenal job with not only the photos but the entire experience. Not only is she professional and detail-oriented but makes you feel very comfortable.
Mimma did a fabulous job with my hair and makeup, I was beyond happy with how I looked. With Jude’s guidance, I was able to let go. This was not only a gift to my hubby but also a gift to myself!
Stunning transformations for everyday women
I know what you’re thinking- “These women are gorgeous. They’re probably models who walk down the runway every other weekend. They aren’t just the average everyday-women that you see at your local supermarket.”
Well, you’re actually half right/half wrong. These women ARE completely gorgeous. That’s a fact!
These strong women are your local mums, nurses, lawyers, doctors, teachers, etc; these are everyday women who decided to treat themselves to so much more than just a manicure or massage.
FAQ Boudoir Photoshoot
I want to book a shoot, but I am so nervous.
Everyone is nervous and that is totally fine. We are there for you and guiding you every step of the way. You will have a great time and when you see your gorgeous images, it will totally be worth it!
I have no idea how to pose. Will you tell me what to do?
We will absolutely guide you how to pose and where and how to look. All you have to do is show up and have fun!
What if I feel uncomfortable with my body?
If you have any concerns about any part of your face or body, please let us know. Often it is just in our heads, and this is also exactly the reason why having portraits of yourself looking amazing is so important. It really boosts your self-love. There are also many ways to hide unflattering things with the right posing and lighting. We will discuss this and can pose you in specific ways to hide these things in a flattering manner. We are also masters in retouching 😉
Do your clients do their own hair and make-up?
No, they don’t. I have a fabulous in-house hair and makeup artist that works with me on every shoot. Having your professional hair and makeup done before your photoshoot elevates your experience.
What do I wear for my boudoir photoshoot?
During our conversations, we will be planning the look and feel of your session and portraits. We invite you to bring different outfits that reflect your different personalities. We love to hear about any ideas that you may have too.
Can I suggest ideas and bring props?
Yes of course! This is your unique beauty or boudoir session and you are more than welcome to send me anything that inspires you. Some clients like to create a Pinterest board with ideas that we can discuss beforehand. You can bring any items that are personal to you and will help tell your story and vision.
Do you have any other tips to prepare for my photoshoot?
It is important to select a day for your photoshoot where you have nothing else planned. Having to rush between events causes stress which can show in the final images. Have lots of time to prepare and get plenty of rest. Stay hydrated and have a light snack before the session to keep your energy levels up. We will take care of the rest!
What happens after my session?
As soon as we’ve finished your boudoir photoshoot, I’ll start preparing the reveal. In the meantime, you can go for lunch or a walk. About 60 minutes later, you’ll experience a fully guided cinematic presentation of your best portraits and together we will design an album or artwork that gives you confidence on a daily base.
My boudoir session with Jude was absolutely amazing! If I could give 10 stars I would! I recommend Jude to every woman who wants to feel sexy in their own skin no matter what your size and shape is.
I could go on and on about my review and experience but I think it’s just something that every woman should go out and do. Jude is amazing at what she does and I wasn’t nervous at all.
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 personalized approach to understanding the unique story and personalities behind the portraits, which leads to stunning gallery style artwork.
There is ample free parking.