In this article you’ll be introduced to some of the personal branding and LinkedIn profile photographers available across Melbourne and the Bellarine Peninsula who can help you refresh your LinkedIn profile and website photography.
When my children were in primary school my husband said to me “You seem to know every parent in the school yard!” The truth is, while I didn’t know some of the parents really well, I knew most of their names and faces, and always said hello when we passed each other at school pick-up. Just like the connections I made when my sons were at primary school, my LinkedIn connections are also part of my community. And I make it my business to know the faces (and LinkedIn profiles) of the professional photographers in Melbourne (and other parts of Victoria) who can help you shine brighter on LinkedIn.
While I may have my favourites, my choices are contextual and the top three photographers I’d choose for an introverted C-suite executive wishing to update her profile photo to pursue her portfolio career would not be the same as the top three photographers I’d recommend for a LinkedIn profile and personal branding website refresh for a keynote speaker specialising in workplace wellness programs.
I’m starting this list with Victorian photographers I know of or who have been recommended to me by my professional community. If you believe I may have missed a personal branding or LinkedIn profile or headshot photographer in your region, please let me know.
Deciding on Which Photographer Best Suits Your Needs
Your choice of professional photographer is such a personal one and will depend on a number of factors, including your goals and budget. Personalities always come into play when you’re choosing service providers, so be guided by what these fabulous individuals say about themselves on LinkedIn, visit their websites and ask any mutual connections who are also connected with them, or have had their photos taken by them, what their experience was like.
I’ve listed these personal branding photographers in first name alphabetical order.
Alese Watson is a portrait and event photographer who applies a natural and professional style to all of her shoots. Alese’s ability to make people feel comfortable in front of the camera is one of her greatest attributes, as it allows her to bring out individual character in your images. Alese works with businesses of all sizes as well as individuals across a range of sectors, to create amazing images that capture your personal charm and warmth. With a previous career working in the corporate sector, Alese collaborates seamlessly with executives and marketing teams to help them develop tailored imagery for websites and social media.
Alese also regularly shoots events, unobtrusively capturing candid and formal moments.
Alison McWhirter works with female entrepreneurs to create images that reflect their authentic selves. Using a collaborative approach, she helps clients to feel relaxed in front of the camera so they appear confident and natural. Alison offers a variety of services including personal and business branding photography, retreat sessions, portraits and team shots. Alison’s website features tips and hints for personal and business branding, as well as a peek behind the scenes at some of her photo shoots.
Bree Dunbar is a headshot and portrait photographer who works with creative people and progressive organisations to create images for websites, social media, and marketing collateral. Bree offers a variety of photographic services including headshot shoots, portrait shoots, team headshots and studio hire.
Through her business, In the Flow Photography, Britt James works with individuals and businesses to create photographs that embody personality and soul. With a focus in the wellness and conscious creative spaces, she aims to make clients feel excited and empowered whilst providing an exceptional photographic session. Britt offers a variety of services including personal brand photography and creative portraits.
Chris Sprott is an environmental professional and photographer, specialising in construction, property and people, who has over 20 years experience in the corporate and construction industries, and 12+ years as a professional photographer in those fields. He runs two distinct Photography/Videography companies with specialist teams to suit each: Build Images, providing photography and video for the construction, building and real estate industries; and ProfileBooth, a professional headshot and branding photography and video company catering for businesses and corporates that began life as a photo booth in an old newspaper stand. ProfileBooth offers a variety of services including Bourke Street Booth for professional headshots, expos and conferences, headshots and branding images.
Through her business, CreativeCo Photography, Christy Harris works with creatives and small business owners to create images that authentically connect to the audience. With a background in graphic design, she uses bold colours to create photos with minimum fuss and maximum impact. CreativeCo offers a variety of services including personal branding sessions.
Fiona is a headshot and branding photographer based in Melbourne. Fiona’s photography focus and passion is for headshot and branding images for the allied health, medical, wellness and disability sector. Prior to photography Fiona worked as a physiotherapist for many years. With this background she relates very well to clients in the health sector. If you want to see more of her work please visit her website.
Fi Mims has been a professional brand photographer for over 10 years and is renowned for capturing essence, value, and story in a single shot. She focuses on helping her clients to feel confident and assured and believes that energy, expression and excitement are what make people look amazing. Her website offers both a blog and free resources with tips on how to build a profitable brand. Fi offers a variety of services including personal branding photography, corporate photography, monthly branding days, luxe shoot days and smartphone photography workshops.
Founder and Lead Photographer at Twinewood Studio, Hannah combines her passion for clean, minimalist aesthetic and desire to work with conscious businesses to create purposeful and beautiful images. With a focus on gaining a deep understanding of their clients’ visions and goals, Twinewood Studios help brands create content that is grounded in their core values. Twinewood Studios offers a variety of services including personal branding photography and mini branding sessions.
A photographer for more than 13 years, Jessica Roberts is a Personal Brand and Confidence Coach who focuses on genuine and true connection to help clients find their unique self. Over the years she has photographed some big names, including: Elle MacPherson, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mark Manson, Marie Forleo, and Tasmania’s MONA (she particularly loves talking about MONA).Through her business, The Who, she offers services in photography, public speaking, and website design. She also hosts the ‘Perfectly Connected’ podcast that aims to help people overcome their insecurities in front of the camera. Jessica offers headshots, mini photo shoots, branding photo shoots and a DIY photo shoot course.
Julia Nance is a portrait photographer who works with business owners, corporate individuals and teams, entrepreneurs, job seekers, actors, performers, and models to create photographs that showcase both personality and professionalism. Julia provides a variety of services including headshots and branding, family portraits and headshots for teams.
A personal brand photographer and graphic designer, Katinka Kernutt helps service-based small businesses to tell their brand story through photography and video. Katinka offers a variety of services including brand photography, mini photo days and headshots.
With 10+ years in marketing, fashion, event, portrait and branding photography, Ksenia Belova now focuses on personal branding photography for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Believing that a strong emotional connection is the key to a powerful image, Ksenia creates a comfortable environment in which her clients feel safe to express their true selves. Ksenia offers personal branding photoshoots.
Lauren Peters is a photographer and creative director who combines her skills to create images of people and products that are fun and full of colour. Lauren is super passionate about visual storytelling, and as a creative director she’s more than just a photographer. Lauren works with you and guides you to explore unique possibilities through a collaborative and creative process. Lauren specialises in getting to know everything she can about her clients in order to create images that can be showcased across all of their business communications, not just their website. Think of her as your creative brain for hire.
Award winning photographer Leah Ladson works with small businesses to capture unique and unforgettable images. Leah is the owner and founder of ‘Girls From The Go’, supporting regional women who run their own business. Leah offers a number of services including bold branding photography for small business.
Featured in British Vogue and Inside Small Business, Lisa Ray has worked as a professional photographer since 2007. Leveraging her experience in the advertising industry, Lisa uses creative and mindful photography to elevate the brands of passionate entrepreneurs in heart-led businesses. Lisa offers a variety of services including personal branding portraits and headshots.
Leslie Carvitto is a photographer for creatively-fuelled brands and bold women in business. She’s a sought-after photographer who’s known for her authentic style, candid captures, and making her clients feel at ease in front of the camera. Her process is hands-on and personalised, and she loves diving deep into a brand’s mission, values, and big vision.
Leslie uses photography to activate and amplify women’s gifts, as well as communicate their stories. Her website features a blog that offers tips for planning a successful personal brand shoot.
Melissa Martin began her photography journey in 2016 while on maternity leave. With a background in both corporate environments and theatre, film and TV, she saw an opportunity to use her experience as a visual storyteller to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses through future-focused photography designed to showcase their unique personal brand and attract their ideal clients.
Melissa offers a variety of services including personal branding photoshoots and headshots for individuals and teams.
Michelle Jarni is a photographer and video content creator who loves to create vibrant images that bring brands to life. Having run her own business for over 10 years, Michelle has worked with brands including Urban List, Strangelove, Lindt, Visit Victoria, Ford, Hop Nation, and Dulux.
Michelle offers a variety of services including headshots.
Zaharoula’s journey into the world of photography started at the tender age of 15, when she was fortunate enough to have her very own dark room and watch the magic of the images develop before her very own eyes. Throughout a remarkable career spanning over three decades, Zaharoula’s unwavering passion and commitment have earned her an impressive collection of 35 awards, both domestically in Australia and on the international stage.
Zaharoula established Corporate Headshots Melbourne, creating empowering professional headshots, lifestyle imagery and corporate events for business owners, entrepreneurs, company executives, firm managers, industry leaders, startup founders, corporate directors, and venture capitalists.