There is a shared feeling among our crew that when you buy a headshot what you’re really doing is branding yourself, and it’s the little details that count most when capturing a great headshot. Whether you’re an actor, a CEO or run your own business you only get to make a first impression once and in a photography-saturated digital world your headshots and photographic branding count a great deal towards it.

We take great care and skill to create for you the best possible headshots and make your personal and business branding stand out from the pack. This starts, of course, with a high quality camera and lens with amazing light, but also through proper coaching and direction throughout the shoot. This makes your experience in front of the camera enjoyable, fun and relaxed while enabling your very best photos to be effortlessly captured.


Julian Dolman


With over 15 years experience as a portrait photographer, Julian captures a distinctive and highly sought-after brand of natural light headshots for actors, models, musicians and business professionals. An easygoing and relaxed shooting style coupled with a well-tuned eye for natural light while on the fly ensure his brand of headshots is both unique and genuinely engaging.

Josh Wayn


A highly skilled photographer across a broad spectrum of the portrait genre, Josh is our go-to guy for on-location corporate photography services. Using the latest in wireless lighting setups he produces a distinctive and high quality brand of headshots for clients Australia wide.

Nicholas Purcell


Currently on creative hiatus in Paris, Nicholas is one of the world’s best wedding and portrait photographers. His highly creative portfolio ensures he is always in demand wherever he has his feet on the ground and is available for bookings at Factory Five Studio on request when he is in his hometown of Melbourne.

tim herbert


Self employed as a freelance photographer since 2008 and delivering thousands of projects for over 100 clients he previously worked as a portrait and automotive retoucher. The majority of his work is shooting stills though he does provide some video and still retouch for other photographers occasionally. In 2018 he came onboard as the Headshot Photographer industrial Photographer.

Makeup Artists

Lidiya Kaplun


Originally in a HR / Business Management Career, Lidiya jumped into a parallel universe to fulfill a childhood dream of working in the creative field. Here came her love of working behind the lens as a hair and makeup artist and wigs stylist, working as both a freelancer and for clients such as The Photo Studio, Headshot Photographer and Balloon Tree Productions. Her experience also covers Musical Theatre in Wigs Styling on large profile productions such as My Fair Lady, Singin’ in the Rain, Strictly Ballroom the Musical, CATS and Grease, to name a few. 

Lidiya has an undeniable passion for the fashion world undertaking a world first course known as Mastered with Val Garland : Makeup Mastered. This fuelled her passion for editorial, high fashion work even further with work published online in International Fashion / Creative Magazines. Lidiya has also worked at VAMFF Fashion week 2016 as QT and at Fashion Week Gold Coast 2014.

Sam Pearce


This girl just never puts a foot wrong and is very talented to say the least. Genuinely warm and engaging she brings good vibes to shoots and is simply just a great girl to be around.

Her main gig is acting so she does particularly well when teamed with others actors. She naturally gets what is needed for successful acting headshots and easily creates a fun and relaxed vibe for clients.

Sam is very passionate about her work and will always ensure you look flawless with complete satisfaction. Specialising in runway, special effects (SPFX), cinematic makeup, weddings and photoshoots, Sam guarantees an eye for detail and a long lasting application that you are sure to love.


Our retouching team go to work finishing our images using the most up to date software and sophisticated editing practices. No filters and no shortcuts. All our images are finished by hand to the highest standard whether it be subtle skin smoothing, colour grading or adjustments. We place great pride in how your final images are presented to you. 

When you put them out into the world we want people to say “Wow! Amazing shots!”, which gives you great confidence and presents you or your business in a professional and elite manner.

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