Melbourne Fashion Photographer: Jess LaFrankie

A fashion photography workshop designed for photographers of  ALL  experience levels

Come and shoot in one of Victoria's most scenic destinations, The Dandenong Ranges. With some of the best views to offer, we've found a fantastic venue only 49 minutes from the city that will take your breath away and get your creative juices flowing. 


Location: Melbourne, Australia (49 minutes from CBD)


Melbourne Workshop Location

Mont du Soleil is situated in Kallista, in the heart of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. This truly unique property inspired by the buildings and grounds of Italy and France, sits high on a hill providing breathtaking views of the Yarra Valley. Brimming with charm, the Estate is surrounded by idyllic landscape and the house itself features stunning architecture and ambience. 

What's Included In The Workshop

  • Organised team of professionals to work alongside
  • A whole day at the stunning location at Mont Du Soleil
  • At least 9 different photo set ups both inside and outdoors
  • Models from the best agencies in Melbourne 
  • Stunning gowns to give the photos a beautiful dramatic feel
  • On-trend hair and make up
  • Delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea catering for special diets
  • One hour retouching for fashion images demonstration
  • Opportunity to ask the creative team questions during the Q&A session
  • A variety of lighting setups that are simplified and easy to replicate
  • booklet you can take home summarising a typical fashion retouching workflow.

We aim to show you how to plan your own fashion photoshoot, from pre-production to final product including how to source your team and communicate your vision. We'll teach you how to attract your dream clients and business essentials for photographers. 

It's our mission to get you in a room filled with the most amazing subjects and fashion to photograph with experienced professional there to answer all your questions.

On The Workshop Day

Come and shoot all day long at a glorious Estate in the outer region of Melbourne. Lunch is on us, with instructional tips close at hand, all the lighting gear you need to get amazing images, professional level models with top hair and makeup, props and the ultimate styling.

The location is a little way out of the city but we'll have coffee and tea waiting for you when you arrive. We'll introduce you to the the team and run through all the exciting things we have planned for the day. 

Our incredible location has so much to offer so we'll be shooting both inside the manor and then outside in the gardens and orchid. We'll have a combination of natural light and flash on the day so you have the opportunity to try both.

We will begin shooting inside the European inspired manor and you'll have the chance to shoot our models against the beautiful textured walls with gold paintings and quaint furniture to use as props.

After enjoying a delicious lunch, we'll move outdoors and focus on texture and natural light, there's a few secrets to getting the best out of natural light and we'll show you the equipment that so many pro photographers use to bring their images to a whole new level.

In the last hour of the workshop we'll use images taken on the day and run through a typical fashion retouching workflow and you'll even receive a booklet with all the techniques shown in the demonstration so you don't have to worry about forgetting something down the track. 

You'll walk away from this fashion photography workshop with knowledge on how to prepare for your photoshoot, confidence to execute your vision, photos from 9 different set ups, how to time manage on the shoot day, how to use reference images, collaborating with your team, uncovering your personal style, what to put in your portfolio and heaps more. 

What To Bring To The Workshop

  • Your camera 
  • Lenses - 85mm, 50mm or 24-70mm are recommended but not essential
  • Memory cards
  • Spare battery and your camera charger
  • Laptop to follow the retouching demo (optional)


Jess LaFrankie has worked in the industry since she was 17 and her images have been published in over 30 international magazines.

She graduated from PSC with a Bachelor of Photography and is an awarded member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and has been included in a number of exhibitions throughout her career including The Power of the Image at The Age Building in Melbourne.


Photography has been my greatest passion for the last decade and there's so many things I wish I'd known when I was in my first few years of shooting. At these workshops I love sharing the tricks I've picked up along the way and talking about shooting in a really honest and informative way, giving you the best possible insight into the reality of working in the industry.

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$1250 AUD


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