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High School Student Cassandra Lubin came into The Photo Studio Australia after seeing a competition on Instagram, deciding it was time to take the next step.

“Modeling and taking pictures has always been something I’ve been interested in and passionate about, although I had never had enough motivation or confidence to do anything about it until The Photo Studio contacted me.” Says Cassandra.

While her day-to-day style is classically modern one day and alternative the ... Read More

Primary School Teacher Ghazal Morad came into The Photo Studio Australia with the intention of creating a series of shots to empower her.

Describing her style as, “independent, unique, and sophisticated”, Ghazal worked to create a portfolio that was classical, playful and distinctive. As she explains, certain garments were chosen to express aspects of her personality.

“I love fashion, styling and looking my best. I have always believed that beautiful souls have positi... Read More

Whether this is your first photo shoot or your 100th, it can be hard to know what to expect when you come in and can be difficult finding inspiration for styling your shoot. We picked 10 of the most iconic photo shoots of all time to help you plan your shoot.

By Monique Courtney

10. The Power of the White Shirt, by Peter Lindbergh

Shot in 1988, this shoot featured six supermodels—Estelle Lefébure, Karen Alexander, Rachel Williams, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana P... Read More

Travelling to a new, exotic country every month, eating overpriced smashed avo and açaí bowls everyday, and never wearing the same outfit twice seems like a cinch, right? Not necessarily. Here's a list of things your favourite influencers aren't telling you about what it's really like being Insta famous.

By Monique Courtney

10. You can't just be photogenic; you also need to be business savvy

Despite how it may seem, influencers can't just sit back and let bra... Read More

There are tons of beautiful men and women on Instagram, but some tend to really stand out from the rest. Here’s our list of our favourite Instagram models of 2018.

By Monique Courtney

10. AJ Harris


AJ Harris is a male model from New York City. His Instagram is filled with selfies, photos from recent shoots, and memes—the trifecta of Instagram posts, if you ask us.

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University Student Catherine Chea came into The Photo Studio Australia after a split second decision to enter a competition that was running on Instagram.

2017 had been one of the hardest years of Catherine’s life, dealing with both mental health issues and an eating disorder. Catherine wanted to use her time at the studio to celebrate how far had come after recovering.

“I always hated the way I looked and I always hated taking photos. But that one day when I went to ... Read More

Mum of two Lucy Hbeiche came into The photo Studio Australia to encourage positivity and self-love in her daughter Evangeline.

Lucy says teaching kids the importance self-esteem at such a young age is critical in a world where people constantly compare themselves to others.

“I believe photography can increase self-esteem, and I often encourage my family and friends to get their professional photos done. I’m a mother of two girls, Evangeline is my eldest and I talk to ... Read More

Troy Cabuenas is a star in the making. He may only be 8 years-old, but he is already a child model signed with a major agency. How did Troy get signed? What qualities does he possess that makes him a great model? What advice does his Mum have for other parents looking to get their child signed by an agency? Read this article to find out.

By Meg Swain

This year, Troy was signed by JR Management. His mum, Jessica, used the photos taken of Troy at our Melbourne studio to g... Read More

We’ve all considered it. Laid awake late at night, partner asleep next to us, wondering what they’d think if they knew. What your friends would say once they found out. How your mum and dad would look at you differently. How you would muster up the courage to open your mouth and say the words “I want to do a photo shoot”.

Like it or not, there’s a million different excuses for us men to say we don’t, wont, and can’t do a photo shoot. But when you boil it down, it’s really about ... Read More

High School Student Tokaya Saunders first came into The Photo Studio Australia wanting to channel the British street style she had picked up from her time living in London.

Tokaya’s personal look is an eclectic mix of different decades. Taking the best styles from the last 40+ years, she really let her panache shine through the photos.

“I think my personal style is kind of a mix of all different aspects of the 70s, 80s, 90s, and sometimes even a little bit of the 2000... Read More

Working Fulltime in sales, and part time as a Barber in his own studio, Ashton Booysen came into The Photo Studio Australia to finally step into the world of modelling.

When describing his personal style, Ashton says he tries to create a mix of old meets new. Combining garments like tailored pants with pristine white trainers, he finds the perfect balance between dressed up and dressed down.

“My personal style would be a mix of old school and also new, influenced by s... Read More

Fashion Student Aleya De Leon initially came into The Photo Studio Australia to take her modeling skills to the next level. With a personal style she defines as ‘street and sporty’, she wanted to capture her relaxed but luxe look for the shoot.

“I’ve been doing fun photo shoots between my friends outside of the studio and thought it was time for a professional shoot to gain experience and have a glimpse into the industry.” Says Aleya.

“The styling choices of my outfit... Read More

Working a nine-to-five in finance as well as a musician, Temy Lantiyana was inspired to create a portfolio with The Photo Studio Australia after seeing work online.

“I had seen their work around the web and I loved the creativity and felt my vision could be brought to life with them.” Says Temy.

Describing her a look as a “blend of edgy and sophisticated”, Temy was able to craft a portfolio that showed a wide range in both outfits atmosphere. From classic black and wh... Read More

High School Student Amy Griffin always played with the idea of becoming a model. So when she stumbled across a promotion for The Photo Studio Australia, she knew it was time to give it a shot.

“I saw an amazing opportunity to kick start my dream. Their creativity and passion for modelling and photography drew me in straight away.” Says Amy.

Amy describes her fashion sense as varied and diverse, with her day-to-day style switching between casual streetwear and a refine... Read More

Site Manager Damian Manczal was already a budding Freelance Model when he decided to enter one of The Photo Studio Australia’s Instagram competitions, hoping it would help him build up his modelling portfolio.

“Contestants had to submit a direct message using 25 words or less to describe why they felt that they should win. From there I got a call with an offer to do a shoot and I was in.” Says Damian.

Damian describes his style as a mix between traditional and modern ... Read More

Hairdresser Andrea Machado came into The Photo Studio Australia to create a series of photos that expressed who she is a person. By using different clothes, Andrea wanted to create a story – something she has always loved about photo shoots.

“I really enjoy the way a photo can tell a story and, most of all, what you can transform yourself into for a photo shoot, whether it’s a costume or nice dress.” Says Andrea.

“I would have to say I do enjoy a lot of different styl... Read More

Professional Wheelchair Tennis Player Stephan Rochecouste came to the Photo Studio Australia with the goal of creating a shoot help make disability modelling more mainstream.

For the shoot, Stephan took creative nods from big name brands such as Dior, Louis Vuitton and Hugo Boss. Working with the team, his shots were used to tell a wider story involving the nature of disability and modelling.

“I wanted to show that both the model and the clothes could be on show in a ... Read More

Bar Hostess Christi Wescombe originally came into The Photo Studio Australia to create a shoot contrasting light and dark. By pairing bold hues with murky backgrounds, Christi and the team created something truly striking.

“I’ve always been interested in photo shoots and the whole fashion and modeling industry, so when I saw The Photo Studio was doing a competition I thought it would be a good opportunity.” Says Christi.

Describing her style as “anything but beige”, C... Read More

After being tagged in an Instagram post by a friend, Vyntana Black decided to step out of her comfort zone. The University Student, and now Freelance Model, has since gone on to work a number of modelling jobs since her initial shoot at The Photo Studio Australia.

Describing her style as “comfortable but still fashionable”, Vyntana normally wears a mix of streetwear and grunge styles. She wanted to change it up for this photo shoot, instead opting for a lighter colour palette to... Read More

With a lifelong passion for dance, Junior Dance Teacher Gabi Millen has dedicated much of her life to the art. Coming into The Photo Studio Australia, Gabi wanted to create a photo shoot that simply expressed who she was as a dancer and as a person.

“For my shoot there wasn’t a story as such, it more self-exploration. My studio stylist helped out with bringing my ideas to the next level and I really just wanted the photos to reflect me.” Says Gabi.

Embedded in her sto... Read More

Fulltime Student and Part time Fundraiser Gabriella Thompson came into The Photo Studio Australia after seeing a competition online. Thinking it would be great way to reflect starting a new chapter in her life, she entered.

“It felt a bit like fate, it was something that needed to be done and the universe gave me a sign. It was at a time when I was really trying to build a healthier relationship with myself, or my body rather.” Says Gabriella.

“I wanted to stop pickin... Read More

Store Manager Carmen Yammine came into The Photo Studio Australia to get in front of the camera and prove she was confident in her own skin.

For a long time, Carmen would hide from being in front of the camera, not feeling self-assured enough. She wanted to prove that she could overcome these fears and help other women with similar issues.

“I wanted to showcase and embrace my curves and in doing so I chose some clothing items that I felt confident and sexy in. For exa... Read More

Laborer Matthew Rossi’s family had been trying to get him to give modelling a go for years. However, it was not until a friend gave him the push he needed that Matthew thought it might be something worth doing.

“My Nan, like all grandmas, bugged me to do it for years but it wasn’t until a friend of mine said to give it a crack that I decided it was time. ‘You have nothing to lose!’ they said, so I gave it a go.” Says Matthew.

A skater at heart, Matthew says his skate ... Read More

By Monique Courtney

19-year-old Vincent lit up our Melbourne studio with his gorgeous smile and cheeky personality.

As well as studying, working, and building his network on
, Vincent aspires to be a fashion model, so he came into the studio to put a portfolio together; we think he's a total natural. Vincent describes his style as being "classy with a bit of street style". He was such a joy to have in the studio and had the entire team laughing the wh... Read More

University student Tegan Donald first came to The Photo Studio Australia to get started with some headshots for her modeling portfolio. What she ended up leaving with is a collection of photos that expressed who she is as a person.

“I wanted to create the beginning of a modelling portfolio, and thought that getting professional shots would be a good start. I also had friends who have done shoots at The Photo Studio, and they all looked so good.” Says Tegan.

Drawing cr... Read More