Headshot Photographer

“Hi and welcome to Headshot Photographer. The name says a lot about what we do but not a lot about how we do it. We don’t just point and shoot. We really believe in engaging you in the whole experience. That’s how we get the best results, by working together. It’s fun.”
– Julian Dolman, Headshot Photographer

Choose which headshot is the right kind for you:

I’m an Actor

I’m an Author

I work in Corporate

I need social media shots

I need general shots

Meet Headshot Photographer

Headshot Photographer is Julian Dolman. Julian runs a professional headshot and portrait photography studio in Melbourne. The Headshot Photographer team includes dedicated hair and make-up artists and image retouchers. All are driven by a very simple guiding principle – happy clients.

“I subscribe to the ethos that by engaging my clients in the experience, together we are able to deliver the best results. To me, and those people who often work with me, this is common sense.” – Julian Dolman.

Headshot Photography photographs actors, authors, those working in the corporate world, musicians and talent of all types. In fact anybody who needs a high quality headshot whether to further their career, promote their personal brand or for their LinkedIn profile.

“I’ve been doing this for a long time. I have probably photographed over 10,000 people but whose counting. So I must be doing something right.” – Julian Dolman.

Meeting you

Headshot Photographer
Providing a bridge to help you develop your career.

Headshots are like first impressions. They matter (however much you wish that they didn’t). Their importance shouldn’t be underestimated.

In the studio or out on location there can a moment when everything lines up. The moment feels good, you’re relaxed, the lights don’t worry you, the camera doesn’t intimidate you. You know that having chosen Headshot Photographer you are working with a professional who cares and is totally focused on making sure that you’ll get the shots you need.

Result? Another happy Headshot Photographer client.

We are driven by a very simple guiding principle. Happy clients.

What You Have Said


“I left the session with a deep sense of satisfaction and a greater understanding of the photography and brand- presentation process, and I will definitely return for more shots in the future!”

— Matthew Keating


“(the) shots capture the faintest emotion, authentic expression and result in a compelling collection of professional headshots. A definite recommendation!”

— Sophia Rowley

Made Easy

“…very happy with the range of shots we got which can be used for all different media requests as well as my current novel and I will definitely be going back for my next book.”

— Rob McDonald


Headshot Photographer is a purpose built photographic studio. There are a few things that make it special.

For those of interested in the tech stuff the space is really flexible. The studio offers both studio light and natural light. Photographs can be taken in the studio or outside – there’s plenty of space. Pre-fabricated wall-like structures can easily be moved around to create different spaces and backgrounds. And there’s a five-metre floor to ceiling Cyclorama.

For those who are more interested in the creature comforts there are make-up and change rooms, couches and magazines, a kitchenette for tea/coffee etc. To make it extra easy for you there’s also undercover parking and a tram stop near the front door.

And then there’s Cole the dog.


I think we’ve sort of explained the how already. It’s the because of the emphasis we put on making the whole process enjoyable that you get the results you want.

There are other ‘Hows’ of course. Like the crew you may or may not need. Sometimes it’s a good idea to have a Make-up Artist making sure you look your best in front of the lens.

The retouching team will put the finishing touches to the shots. They won’t apply filters, just some subtle colour grading, skin smoothing and other adjustments necessary to make the image pop. After all, we want you to be a happy client.