Melbourne Fashion Photographer: Jess LaFrankie


A Fashion Photography Workshop designed for photographers of ALL experience levels

Join us at this truely unique photography experience in Melbourne with Jess LaFrankie at one of Melbourne's mansions.

Come and shoot professional models against jaw-dropping interiors and fill you photography portfolio with stunning images. You'll gain on-set experience where you'll learn the tips and tricks of being a fashion photographer while getting amazing photos for your portfolio!

Date: 1st of December, 2018

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Behind the Scenes from the Labassa Workshop

Go behind the scenes with me on my first fashion photography workshop in Melbourne, Australia. We showcase 9 different lighting setups in the glorious location of Labassa Mansion.

Melbourne Workshop Location

Labassa is a stunning Victorian era mansion with opulent architectural features.

Hidden just 20 minutes from Melbourne's CBD, the striking facade and opulent interiors make the mansion a photographers dream location and perfect for a photography workshop.

Just like this event, this location is exclusive and only a fraction of Melbourne's photography have utilised it for photoshoots. You'll be able to wow your clients and audience with images in this European inspired location.

On The Workshop Day

Come and shoot all day long at a glorious mansion in the inner suburbs 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.

Upon arriving at the workshop you'll be welcomed into our location with coffee and tea available. We'll introduce you to the the team and run through all the exciting things we have planned for the day. 

We start off in the most luxurious room in the mansion with setups that even Vogue photographers would envy.  With an expensive European feel, these setups aim to fill your portfolio with images that all your clients and followers will go nuts over. 

You'll then move outside and capture dramatic images with windswept dresses. We'll be taking studio lighting technique outdoors by using lighting outside and working with the elements. We focus on movement shots and getting dramatic and cinematic images.

After enjoying a delicious lunch, we'll move to the next location and focus on texture and beauty using both natural light and flash. Using 2-3 models, we’ll cover the importance of getting variety in your series.

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's Included In The Workshop

  • Organised team of professionals to work alongside
  • A whole day at the stunning location at Labassa
  • At least 9 different photo set ups both inside and outdoors
  • Models from the best agency 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
  • A 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 some 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.

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 


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.

Jess was an incredible photographer. From the moment I found her, everything was easy. She was incredibly professional and down-to-earth. She went out of her way to make sure that things ran as smoothly as possible and helped provide a shoot location and run sheet. I knew the vibe I wanted to achieve and she certainly delivered. I have received so many compliments on my beautiful campaign shots for my jewellery brand. In addition, to a full day campaign shoot we did a second day focussing on social media style photos and she was excellent at both styles of photography. 

I will be booking Jess and in-fact flying her from Melbourne to Sydney for our next photoshoot because we loved working with her so much. I can’t recommend Jess highly enough.

Ash Golinelli  

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