Established in 2004 Headshot Photographer is a Melbourne Headshots studio in East Brunswick. We work with Individuals and teams and make the process of being photographed relaxed and fun.


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Melbourne Corporate Photographer

Our corporate headshots and corporate photography services are perfect for small, medium or large teams and we can either travel to your office with a lighting setup or team members can come to our East Brunswick studio, located just 5km from the melbourne CBD. We also have photographers in Sydney and Brisbane for team members located interstate.

Recent clients
Actor headshot Carla Bonner
Damian Walshe-Howling

Actor Headshots Melbourne

Whether you are just starting out as an actor or are already progressing in your career, professional acting headshots will get you more auditions. Julian Dolman has over 20 years experience working with actors and offers both natural light and studio setups to maximise your casting potential.

Headshot Photography Studio

The Headshot Photographer studio, aka Factory 4 Studio is a purpose built photographic studio in East Brunswick, established by photographers Julian Dolman and Ben Vella in 2017.

The space is over 250 of clear span warehouse with a huge tri-curve Cyclorama and is setup to be very flexible for both studio and natural light photoshoots.

Photographs can also be taken outside in numerous locations for a natural setting.

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Read some of our Google reviews

Amoriah JacksonAmoriah Jackson
01:14 05 Dec 23
Julian is the absolute best! If you’re at all nervous about getting headshots done, then Julian is the photographer for you!I’ve always hated having my photo taken as I feel so uncomfortable and awkward in front of a camera but the headshots Julian captured absolutely blew my mind. I was so nervous turning up for the shoot but as soon as he answered the door I was so relieved to find such a down-to-earth, humble and kind soul on the other side of the door! Thank you so much Julian! I’ll definitely be back when I need some new shots!
Paul APaul A
03:25 20 Nov 23
Julian’s one of the best I’ve worked with. Incredible insight on framing subjects and has mastered his craft. Was really impressed with his deep knowledge of where to hold chin to increase jawline, angling wardrobe to create symmetry lines, the use of subtle editing and mastery of natural light to create great images.He’s also very easy to work with and keeps things light throughout the shooting process.I’ve had three shoots with Julian so far and will continue to come back.Highly recommended.
Lily LaurenceLily Laurence
13:19 14 Nov 23
Shooting with Julian was such fun and refreshingly stress-free! Skilled at giving direction, helping you feel confident & comfortable – a perfect balance of playfulness and professionalism. He is experienced and generous with his advice and knowledge. It was a pleasure to work with him, I absolutely recommend!!
Shannon OConnellShannon OConnell
07:14 08 Nov 23
Jules was so great. He made the whole process so comfortable and fun and I’m so happy with the shots. Loved it!
Max PatersonMax Paterson
06:17 06 Nov 23
I was super impressed with Julian. It was my first actor headshot photoshoot. Julian was really well set up and made the process fun and interesting. He knows a huge amount about the industry, and I learned from him. Most importantly, I was delighted with the results. Highly recommend!
Sarah MarkwickSarah Markwick
22:57 26 Oct 23
Great result due to Julians skills as a photographer and the ability to relax our staff members and confidently direct the shoot.
Ivan LevacicIvan Levacic
10:26 24 Oct 23
An absolutely delightful experience working with Julian Dolman recently to have my author (in the end “actor” – Jules can explain…) photos done.As someone who hates having their picture taken, I did have some nerves about the process but Jules was thoughtful, adept, flexible and fun and got the best out of this newbie. One of the early things that appealed to me about his service was the photoshoot strategy session that you can choose, where you discuss your needs and plan the shoot itself with Jules. I found it helped enormously to be properly set up on the day.I now have a great set of shots I can use for different promotional purposes and am sure I’ll be back when I need to update the collection. Couldn’t recommend more highly.
Sean LSean L
23:07 23 Oct 23
Jules was fantastic to work with – I was really amazed at the quality of the photos and had no idea I could look so good!! He was also very funny and made jokes which helped me loosen up for the shoot. An awesome experience!
03:02 23 Oct 23
Julian is very easy to work with. I was very nervous but needed a headshot for a book cover. Julian put me at ease and then made the whole process of finding the right shot quick and easy. I highly recommend him for this sort of work!
Ante KresoAnte Kreso
05:50 17 Oct 23
Lara BirdoganLara Birdogan
01:16 17 Oct 23
Julian Is absolutely incredible! Pre shoot we had a phone call which allowed us to come up with somewhat of a game plan before the big day. I explained my vision to Julian and he was so helpful. This allowed me to walk into the shoot feeling prepared. Julians aura and kindness allows you to feel so safe and comfortable which is reflected in the headshots! I could not recommend him enough, if you’re after a great experience and Amazing Headshots Julians the man for the job!ps. He is a great Hype man so you WILL feel like a supermodel.
Rebecca MelderRebecca Melder
10:10 11 Oct 23
Julian was absolutely fantastic! We purchased headshots for our 13yo daughter and Julian made her feel completely at ease. Furthermore, the high quality of the photos and in-depth knowledge Julian demonstrated with selecting the best photos for our daughter’s portfolio was impressive. We would highly recommend Julian!
David MacraeDavid Macrae
06:36 02 Oct 23
I’ve just updated my headshots with Julian. He made the whole process so easy and enjoyable for me while making small suggestions to improve the shots. I have no hesitation in recommending Julian to anyone who wants quality pictures – but especially to actors because your headshot is your calling card.
I can not recommend Julian highly enough as a headshot photographer. The environment he created for the shoot was relaxed and fun. Julian has an incredible way of making you feel at ease and capturing all the different facets of you while making it feel effortless. He had a really great grasp of what I needed from the shots and I honestly could not be happier with the results. Thanks so much Julian!
Darren TaylorDarren Taylor
11:01 25 Sep 23
Jules gets it. I was told you can’t go wrong with Julian. He did not disappoint. I felt so at ease and the shots he captured are AMAZING. Thank you 🙏
Milly WatsonMilly Watson
04:28 21 Sep 23
I went to this headshot session super nervous and worried that I would look bad in the photos but Julian was so welcoming and directed me well to make the pictures perfect. So happy with the results!!!
Sue HSue H
06:14 19 Sep 23
I had a 2.5 hour photo shoot with Julian recently, love my new photos, the best I have had done, money well spent, would highly recommend
Ryan ButlerRyan Butler
21:32 11 Sep 23
Working with Julian to get some updated actor headshots was really easy going. Julian was great at directing and capturing a natural feel for the shots. Highly recommend.
Ingrid FryIngrid Fry
00:57 04 Sep 23
If you want fabulous corporate photos with extra pizzazz, I can highly recommend Julian Dolman. Very happy with all my headshots!
Adeline CloseAdeline Close
06:08 28 Aug 23
The absolute best headshot experience! I came in knowing exactly what I wanted for my actor headshot update. Julian trusted my vision, knew exactly what was needed to add that extra bit of magic, and he nailed every shot! Super chill, fun and efficient, exactly what you need for a headshot session. Cannot recommend him enough!
Alan GordonAlan Gordon
04:32 24 Aug 23
Great experience, efficient, and impressed by the quality of photos taken by Julian. His friendly and welcoming personality made the experience a breeze and made the shoot all worth the while!
Rachel LeedingRachel Leeding
01:22 18 Aug 23
Amazing guy! Such a fun shoot, and you can tell Julian not only knows what he’s doing, but loves it as well. Absolutely recommend! Plus, two kelpies in the studio definitely doesn’t hurt 🐶🐶
23:33 04 Aug 23
Julian went absolutely above and beyond what was expected, giving me insight and advice on the acting industry. Highly recommended
Dylan ZanicDylan Zanic
07:36 30 Jul 23
Greatest photographer in the game. Creates an awesome environment to work in and leaves you feeling great about the journey you’re on.
Jody Lee HarrisJody Lee Harris
03:54 24 Jul 23
Jules is an awesome person and photographer who will not only make you feel relaxed on the day, but who will listen to your brief. I had a great day shooting with Jules and Amelia Mills (Millie) was awesome for hair and makeup. I’m more than happy with how my selected headshots have turned out. Jules smashed the brief and I’ll definitely be coming back to him for my next set of headshots. Book Headshot Photographer Julian Dolman, you won’t regret it!
Glen ThomsonGlen Thomson
01:23 17 Jul 23
Julian is a fabulous photographer and I highly recommend him. He was organised, professional with an overall chilled vibe that helped me relax. Overall a very positive experience, with a great result.
Kynen CoganKynen Cogan
10:34 14 Jul 23
Julian is an absolute phenomenon. For someone who was nervous about going in to get his first professional headshot photographs done, Jules made me feel incredibly welcome and respected. He’s genuine, gives fantastic direction, I felt comfortable and confident – he’s the best. Headshot Photographer is the way to go for a great result with your photographs. Thank you Jules!
Emily CharlotteEmily Charlotte
05:20 27 Jun 23
From start to finish Julian provided an exceptional service. We were looking to get some simple on brand headshots for our company and Julian provided exactly what we needed and even better! His level of service was what also stood out. Just a pleasure to interact with and made the process simple. Thank you so much Julian! Will definitely be recommending to people we know and coming back for future work.
Georgina De RossiGeorgina De Rossi
06:26 21 Jun 23
Julian is super cool, makes you feel so comfortable especially since it was my first time doing professional headshots, offers great industry advice, and definitely knows how to collaborate and give his opinions to work with the person in front of him rather than try to change them which i really appreciated. He is very experienced and professional while also having a great time and making you feel confident, overall a great and fun experience!
Tahnee JacobsTahnee Jacobs
09:45 07 Jun 23
10/10!!!! Julian is so easy to work with and gave me incredible direction on how to pose. He listened to me and brought to life my vision and captured the essence of my characters. Not to mention he has 2 beautiful doggos I got to pat so that was a bonus!! Would go back and shoot with Julian in a heartbeat! Thank you so much again!!
Move Plus ConnectMove Plus Connect
02:36 13 May 23
Julian is an amazing photographer, warm & friendly he works to make you feel comfortable so you can show your best. His space is chilled, and he works closely with you, listening before directing you in a fun yet professional way. He draws out your best look, & angle, and you quickly receive AMAZING photos! This is not my first shoot with Julian, and I will always recommend him!!!
Tony KeebleTony Keeble
02:54 09 Mar 23
Julian is a very effective, efficient and effortless photographer! He instantly knows how to get the right shot from you, making you feel confident and comfortable during the process. I particularly liked how he allowed you to be part of the photo selection process, with a system that gives you the chance to pick the best shots from the session.Great studio space, easy to get to. Also loved playing with his dogs at end of my session.My shots came out great, I had a great range to choose which is a true testament to the skills of the photographer. Thanks Jules!
Edan GoodallEdan Goodall
00:20 13 Feb 23
Working with Julian was not only a breeze, but a delight. Over two and a half hours, Julian created and maintained an atmosphere that prioritised my comfort, relaxation and confidence. He took my suggestions and melded them with his experience, and dedicated time to sitting with me and sifting through all the photos we’d taken. As a result, I now have a wonderful series of headshots and portraits that cover numerous bases and looks, shot and edited with care and an eye for detail. An enormous thank you, Julian.
Kylie MirmohamadiKylie Mirmohamadi
05:42 12 Dec 22
Julian was warmly recommended to me and it is clear why. He was wonderful to work with, and created a very relaxing and supportive atmosphere. He is a great communicator, and very generous with sharing his knowledge. He was strongly committed to making the experience a positive one, and he delivered a wonderful product, promptly and professionally. The makeup by Emily was also fantastic. Definitely 5 stars!
Robert Pham (RPham)Robert Pham (RPham)
21:42 29 Nov 22
Julian was such a great photographer! The atmosphere was chilled and friendly which I loved. He gave amazing direction and tips. Headshots turned out beautiful, excited to start using them! Thanks again Julian!
Trish KerinTrish Kerin
10:42 08 Nov 22
This was a fantastic experience,Jules made me feel at ease through the process and delivered some amazing photos. Sam was great with my makeup and hair, again making me feel at ease in what could be an uncomfortable process. Highly recommend them if you need quality head shots.
03:21 28 Sep 22
Look no further! Julian and his team are who you want for all your headshot needs. We were lucky enough to stumble across his studio some time ago, a stones throw from home, without reading a single review. No artsy pretence here. The whole experience is a joy. I’d say good, honest, relaxed, personable, professionalism; which is often hard to find and the work truly speaks for itself. Return clients, always happy. Shoot him a message, he’s super nice!Thanks again Julian for your great shots and Emily for the gorgeous hair/makeup. The teen in our house couldn’t be happier.
Phil EvansPhil Evans
05:44 14 Sep 22
Julian has been taking my shots for over a decade and they are always SUPERB! Book with confidence for quality headshots. He’s a true professional, welcoming, friendly and knows exactly how to take great photos – highly recommended.
Judith WallerJudith Waller
07:09 08 Sep 22
It was a wonderful experience getting author headshots done by Julian Dolman. He put me at ease during the strategy session, and created a warm and relaxed vibe on the day. I appreciated the way he checked in with me as we went along, to show and discuss shots and make sure I liked what we were getting. Very happy with the result. There’s an energy and aliveness to the photos that I love. Highly recommend.
Michael SakinofskyMichael Sakinofsky
05:03 30 Aug 22
It was an amazing, supportive and fun environment.Julian was the best!I was never worried or stressed about the pictures as I was well guided and encouraged.Would 10/10 recommend!
Janelle McKenzieJanelle McKenzie
12:57 04 Aug 22
Julian did some acting headshots for my 10 year old daughter recently and the whole experience was great. Easy process to book, quick responses to my questions, amazing hair/makeup by the very talented Emily, a really fun and relaxed shoot and absolutely gorgeous photos. And of course we can’t not mention Julian’s super cool dog, Col (a total highlight for Maddy). Thanks so much for making it such an easy and fun morning Julian.
Sarah PierceSarah Pierce
01:00 27 Jul 22
I recently had a headshot session with the amazing Julian Dolman and to say I was blown away is an understatement. I was so happy with how the photos turned out and I had the best time shooting on the day. Everyone was so nice and welcoming. Julian has created a great, comfortable, supportive environment to shoot headshots in.
n jn j
08:59 01 Jul 22
Julian Dolman is the best headshot photographer in Melbourne. You can tell just by his flawless reviews. The photos have highlighted my best features and captured my personality. That is something a lot of photographers can’t do very well. Julian has had over 2 decades of experience and it shows. The session was so easy going and relaxing. The venue is so convenient. The dogs are precious and chilled. Emily the make up artist was excellent! Julian, thank you. You will do all my headshots in future. NJ
Nolan SmithNolan Smith
07:16 15 Jun 22
Julian was great. He got the team relaxed and laughing, and best of all he got some great shots!
Vera IgnjatovicVera Ignjatovic
12:15 02 Jun 22
I very much enjoyed working with Julian and his team. The whole experience was extremely smooth and enjoyable, from the first email to the time the final shots were ready. The studio experience was a fun and relaxing experience and the Headshot Photographer team made me feel at home from the moment I arrived.
The May Eve ScreamThe May Eve Scream
06:06 10 May 22
Exceptional. Great experience all round, I’m poor af but as soon as I got there I realised I was getting more than my moneys worth. 🙂
Jacqueline WhitingJacqueline Whiting
21:05 28 Apr 22
My shots were gorgeous plus I had an awesome time on the shoot!
Tara CoulsonTara Coulson
03:21 28 Mar 22
Julian was wonderful to work with from start to finish. I walked into a very relaxed and professional environment and felt confident and supported the whole time. Julian’s assistant and makeup artist was incredibly lovely and talented and made me feel very comfortable in the shoot. Would definitely come back for more shoots in the future.
Anne GaskoAnne Gasko
00:00 16 Mar 22
Julian is wonderful! He created such a fun calm environment, and really makes you feel at ease. I had such a good time on the shoot day, and the photos are amazing
Bree EdwardsBree Edwards
02:13 02 Mar 22
My best experience having headshots taken yet! Julian made me feel comfortable, supported and had an absolute blast the entire way through the shoot and I love how everything turned out. Well worth it and will be back!
Annette HerdAnnette Herd
07:49 01 Mar 22
Julian is this rare find, relaxed and professional at the same time. He has an eye for the best shot, captures the vibe and personality of his subject. The end result are photos that are natural, look like you and still look a million dollars. Thank you!
Emma ViskicEmma Viskic
08:17 23 Feb 22
Great photos, manner and set-up. I HATE having my photo taken but Julian somehow manages to make the process painless. He’s done two sets of headshots for me and I’ve been thrilled with the results. Highly recommend.
Rosemary KellyRosemary Kelly
02:28 21 Dec 21
Julian is very engaging and puts you at ease immediately. Knows how you should stand or sit and how you should present to get the right shot. It’s a while since I had a ‘corporate head shot’ done – great work Julian I am very pleased with the results.
Dennis ManahanDennis Manahan
22:44 08 Dec 21
Jules is a great photographer. He’s very easy going and instantly puts you at ease. He makes the shoot fun and dynamic so you catch the shots between the poses to get unique results. He has lots of ideas but always checks in to make sure you’re getting what you want.
Howard WebsterHoward Webster
00:00 01 Dec 21
Excellent experience, having been shot yesterday and reviewing the proofs today. Professional, well organised, warm, engaging and quick.Would highly recommend without any reservation.
Majella DavisMajella Davis
02:42 27 Nov 21
Julian ?? Is ?? The ?? Man ??You don’t want to leave something like headshots to chance! Julian is so good at his work, from the moment I arrived and met him, I knew I was in good hands. Couldn’t be happier!
Michelle CooperMichelle Cooper
07:07 27 Jul 21
Julian’s headshot strategy session is incredibly useful. When I did my shoot I felt totally prepared, knew exactly what we were working toward and the results speak for themselves. If you are serious about good headshots, do a strategy session and then book in with Julian. HIs work is above and beyond any previous headshot photographer I have worked with.
Sangkyu KimSangkyu Kim
00:26 11 Feb 21
We had a company photoshoot with Julian & co. First n’ foremost we had a fantastic time, we appreciated the flexibility with different shots and were extremely happy with the final outcome. Highly highly recommended!
Zak MarrinanZak Marrinan
07:05 07 Jan 21
Julian takes his craft seriously and captures people at their best. A great communicator, a great eye for shots and you leave the session feeling inspired and excited. Julian will always be my number one go to for headshots.
23:27 12 Nov 20
Julian was an absolute pleasure to work with. This was my first time having professional headshots done, we came up with a clear and concise plan together for what I wanted to get out of the shoot and it exceeded my expectations in the end. I am so happy with my photos and had a great time during the shoot. Highly recommend!
Amelia HunterAmelia Hunter
22:22 03 Nov 20
I has an incredible shoot with Julian. From his first email, he made me feel so at ease and I felt in such good hands! Julian is an absolute pro at everything he does; not just his photos which totally speak for themselves, but also the way he interacts and directs his clients.I cannot speak highly enough of the experience.
Steven OktarasSteven Oktaras
07:57 22 May 20
Julian is excellent at making you feel as comfortable as possible in front of camera. Takes time and care in what he does and it is very much a collaborative easy going environment with him! Easily see myself going back to work with him!
Debbi ArpiniDebbi Arpini
12:40 21 May 20
Thank you Julian, my son had a great experience with his recent photo shoot. We not only found you very likeable, professional and efficient, but were extremely happy with the quality of your work and would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone needing excellent headshots. We will definitely be back again!
Raph de VietriRaph de Vietri
06:42 28 Nov 19
Julian is a true professional when it comes to the art of portrait photography. He invests a lot of energy and thought into his shoots, and makes the experience fun, engaging and tailored to meet your objectives. Highly recommended.
neepalm Rneepalm R
00:45 28 Nov 19
I had so much fun during this shoot. Julian makes you feel at ease and is a wonderful photographer. Would recommend him to every one
Jason SekulaJason Sekula
06:00 23 Oct 19
Julian is an amazing professional headshot photographer that made the whole process fun, relaxed and simple. He was able to provide great quality photo’s with a fast turnover time on the edited photo’s. I highly recommend him!
06:33 11 Aug 19
Julian is an absolute professional but quickly put me at ease with his relaxed and fun attitude. My shoot was seamless and rewarding, plus I loved the collaborative aspect of it, picking what shots and what we wanted to achieve made the process so much more personal. Highly recommend to any actor out there!

Meet Julian Dolman

With over 20 years experience Julian has a sought after headshots style and a well honed ability to direct and coach his clients to capture their best shots.

Highly skilled in the fine art of fast talking and inane banter Jules is easy going, friendly and creates a fun environment for being photographed.

Samuel Johnson

Photography for Individuals

Professional headshots are an important part of personal branding and will help make the right first impression in the digital landscape. Whether it’s on linkedIn or in presentations and marketing materials we can make sure you are seen as the go to person who is both confident and engaging.

Portraits for Authors

Whether it’s a book jacket portrait or a more general publicity style photo, Author portraits can vary in style and will ideally offer a nod to the writers genre.

Julian Dolman offers an easy going environment for authors to have photographs taken and can create emotive lighting scenario’s to suit a broad range of briefs.

Author Portrait of Don Watson by Julian Dolman
Behind the scenes

Workshops and Mentoring

Kicking off in 2023 will be the first of some introductory headshot photography workshops. They will be focused on studio setups and natural light photography as well as portrait photography posing and capture techniques.

Julian Dolman will also be offering 1 on 1 mentoring for emerging headshot photographers and for companies who need assistance with in-house photography setups and training.

Headshot Photographer

Welcome to Headshot Photographer. We are a leading melbourne headshot studio for professional headshots and portrait photography.

We offer studio and natural light shoots for actor headshots and portrait photography for creative industries including authors and musical artists as well as corporate headshots and executive photoshoots either in our East Brunswick photography studio or on location at your workplace.

With over 20 years of experience we are able to properly direct our clients to ensure headshots that are confident and engaging.