Our Story began in January 2000

Some people are naturally photogenic. They’re rare. Most of us need persuasion to pose for a photograph, and even then usually wince at the outcome. It was this awareness, from experiences on both sides of the lens, that in January 2000 brought The Melbourne Headshot Company into being.

For years, award-winning photographers Andrew and Robyn Campbell had been watching clients squirm their way through sittings as though in a dentist’s chair; they decided to take a streamlined professional approach to corporate portraiture that for clients would be all-gain and no-pain.

Andrew and Robyn wanted clients to enjoy the experience of having their photo taken. In a world of routine, run-of-the-mill pictorial clichés, an arresting or memorable portrait is a competitive edge – not to mention a personal affirmation.

Having your photograph taken shouldn’t be a burden, or a duty, or an irritation. It should be about bringing out your best, and showing it off to the world. It should be easy. It should be fun. The Melbourne Headshot Company is about giving you the best possible experience – and the image to go with it.

Come and see us, and see yourself in a new light!

Andrew Campbell is one of only 22 Grand Masters of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). He has been a professional photographer since 1983, specializing in Corporate, People and Fashion.

Andrew was the winner of the GRAND AWARD for Portraiture, WPPI USA 2012 (America’s Photographic Equivalent of the Grammy Awards). He also had one of his commissioned portraits exhibited by the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, in the prestigious 2012 Australian Portrait Prize.

A passionate astrophotographer, Andrew won the Deep Space section of the 2015 CWAS David Malin Awards, (the most prestigious Amateur Astrophotography award in the country), and the 2016 & 2015 AIPP Australian (and Victorian) Science, Wildlife and Wild Places Photographer of the Year.

He also enjoys Martinis, Cricket, Formula One and spending time with his wife and three young sons.

Robyn Campbell has been addicted to the darkroom and all things photographic since the age of 15 Robyn.

Originally studying photography in Townsville then working as a commercial assistant in Brisbane and Melbourne. In 2000 Robyn and her husband Andrew started their corporate portrait photography business, The Melbourne Headshot Company. In 2017 Robyn is launching another new business, Corporate Art Vault, introducing fine art photography to our corporate clients.

Now as a mother of three young boys and running two business’ life is never dull. She is constantly driven by her need to document the world. Fine art photography has allowed her to achieve her vision, as a medium where there are no boundaries to creative expression and where all things are possible.

With a folio of her fine Art portraits, Robyn was named the AIPP Victorian Illustrative Photographer of the Year for 2014.

Robyn enjoys creative writing, time with her family and planning her next holiday!

 

Between them, Andrew and Robyn have over 25 years experience as professional photographers specialising in advertising, fashion and people. They have won over 200 International, National and State, Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) awards, including the following titles:

  • AIPP Grand Master Award – Australia 2017
  • Science, Wildlife & Wild Places Photographer of the Year (Australia) 2016 & 2015
  • Science, Wildlife & Wild Places Photographer of the Year (Victoria) 2017, 2016 & 2015
  • Family Photographer of the Year – Victoria 2012 & 2011
  • Illustrative Photographer of the Year – Victoria 2014
  • WPPI (USA) Grand Award Portraiture 2012
  • GOLD Awards – Australia 2017, 2015, 2011 & 2010
  • AIPP Grand Master of Photography – Australia 2015
  • Fellow – New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography 2016
  • Commercial Photographer of the Year – Victoria 2003
  • Professional Photographer of the Year – Victoria 2000
  • Portrait Photographer of the Year – Victoria 2000

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