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Our Process

Being a boutique Portrait Studio it isn’t just about the final outcome it is about the experience throughout the process.

  1. What makes you tick – We want to get to know everyone we will be photographing, your personalities, relationship and connection. We invite you into the studio and spend time asking you questions and discussing your portrait experience so we get a picture in our mind as to what you want captured and why.
  2. The photographic shoot – The real fun begins, we bring out your personalities and interaction and go about capturing all those moments and expressions that you told us that you love.
  3. The Design Consultation – This is where you get to see your beautiful images for the first time, we help you work out where you would like to display your artwork and pick a finish to compliment your house and decor.
  4. Picking up your Artwork – This is the exciting step, we love seeing people’s faces when they see their personalised artwork for the first time, simply take them home and hang them to enjoy everyday

Why Choose JD?

_DSC5816You don’t get your portrait taken professionally very often so you may as well do it right and invest in someone who can capture the images that you want.
Portrait photography is much more than pretty photos, it is about getting to know you, your style, your personality and capturing that in a series of photos that you will treasure forever. It’s about making people smile, not necessarily when we take their photo but when they look back at the image.

If that’s not enough

  • Creative Asia Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012
  • 9 Silver awards at the Victoria Professional Photographer of the Year awards
  • 7 Silver awards at the Australian Professional Photographer of the Year awards
  • Associate member of the AIPP
  • 18 years professional photography experience
  • Diploma Fine Art – Photography
  • Donate to over 100 local schools, sporting groups & charities every year
  • Expert in making people feel at ease & relaxing in front of the camera

Our Story


We are always asking our clients to tell us their story, what makes them tick, so what is our story you might ask!

Well Johl (JD) started the company from the living room of a share house (where all good businesses start) back in 2002 then known as JD Digital Photography. From there it has evolved into a one of Melbourne’s Premier boutique portrait studios.

From those humble beginnings to now we have evolved as a business and right now Johl with the help of his beautiful wife Heidi and amazing staff Jacinta & Angela are a studio where you can come not just for photos but the full experience. We are fun, upbeat and passionate team that want to help bring a little joy to your life through photographing your most prized possessions – your family.

Before we even click the shutter we find out what makes you tick, what is so special about you and your family and what the moments are or expressions that you want captured to treasure forever. In short we care enough about you to want to find out as much as we can so we can give you the best experience and images possible.

Our aim is for you to leave with amazing personalised artwork to display in your home that lights you up and makes you smile every time you look at it.

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Products and Investment

The price of your portraits depends on quite a few elements such as the size and the finish of the print and how many prints you are after, call the studio and we would be happy to discuss your needs.

To give you an idea, our framed wall images and collages art images start at $778, with print packages starting at $1378. Some clients spend a couple of hundred dollars, some spend a couple of thousand depending on their budget and what they are looking for. We have many different products and packages to suit all budgets so we are more than happy to give you a detailed quote over the phone by asking a few questions and working out what may work for you. All photos come finished, ready to display and come with a lifetime guarantee.

We have different payment options such as eftpos and credit card as well as our interest free Take Home Layby option with 0% interest to make it easy for you to purchase your beautiful photos.

Each shoot comes with the kind of one on one service you should demand from your portrait photographer. It is not just about taking pretty photos it is about getting to know you and helping you through the whole process.




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Your Say

‘The experience was amazing, we had never had family photos done before and it was such a relaxed experience, Johl was amazing he captured so many great photos and our 2.5 year old just had fun at the park. Thank you so much!!’ – Ashlee

A truly amazing, artistic and professional photographer. If you want PERFECT photos for your occasion, whether it be your wedding or a fun photo shoot like we did, book JD Digital Photography – you will not be disappointed!!

‘Johl did an amazing job, he didn’t have much to work with in the way of a suddenly shy 3.5 yr old, a 1 ur old who runs & a dog who hates sitting! However the photos captured will be treasured for years to come!! Couldn’t recommend any higher!! Just book him!!’ – Jacinta

‘We had a family photo shoot a couple of weeks ago and our whole experience was wonderful! Robyn was always so friendly and helpful over the phone and Johl was absolutely brilliant on the day with our two young kids. The presentation of the photos was held on a separate night and was very personalised and special. We have the most amazing photos hanging in our house, which we will treasure forever! Thank you so much JD photography!’ – Jackie