Outdoor Headshots In Melbourne

Headshot of lady in denim jacket on gravel pathway in forest


Resigning from my career of 15 years and launching Kate Cashin Photography in the midst of the covid pandemic was an interesting time. It meant many, many long months of being unable to photograph clients. It did however give me the opportunity to work behind the scenes on the business itself.

One thing that helped immensely was joining my local female business owners’ network. During Winter 2021 we did a weekly group Zoom call on a Friday afternoon as a way to stay connected and debrief our week.

As restrictions lifted and life began returning to normal I wanted to meet these women in person and give something back. I therefore decided to offer them discounted outdoor headshots in a mini format.

These sessions were held in Olinda over two mornings in February 2022. We laughed, danced and chatted in the late summer sunshine and it was so incredibly good for our souls.

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  • portrait of lady in white tshirt and green and white skirt
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  • headshot portrait of smiling women in red shirt
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  • bold headshot of lady in red and black with red lipstick

Who participated?

1. Jo Carney of By Audrey And Grace

I’d previously met Jo through our local playgroup, pre-pandemic. Little did I know that is a talented seamstress who has previously worked for Cirque du Soleil and the Australian Ballet. These days she operates her own small ethical clothing business sewing everything from masks to childrens clothes to bespoke wedding outfits.

2. Amanda Freeman

Amanda is an energy healer, mentor and business coach. She meets clients exactly where they are and supports them to achieve personal and professional growth and expansion.

3. Virginia Lawrence

Virginia is a wedding and funeral celebrant. She also offers commitment ceremonies, vow renewals, baby namings, dignified divorce ceremonies, house warmings and everything in between.

4. Sarah McLachlan of Akeso Healthcare

I first met Sarah at an ABA meeting 6 years ago when my daughter was a tiny newborn. She is a naturopath with a special interest in helping women in middle age navigate the changes their bodies go through during these decades. Covid saw her move her practice completely online and this has now allowed her and her family to relocate to Adelaide and we wish them all the best in this new chapter.

5. Sally Orr of Smelly Drawers Homewares

Sally creates one of a kind cushions and wall hangings. Her products are on trend with a touch of individuality creating a feeling of sentiment and memory.

6. Elle Carter Neal of Seal Lane Media

Elle is an author who has published five books. She has edited over two million words and worked as a ghostwriter and now offers coaching and mentoring to aspiring writers.

7. Cat Martindale-Vale of Red Ink And Coffee

Cat is a virtual assistance. She offers data entry, website maintenance, social media scheduling and proofreading. Her aim is to help businesses keep running things smoothly.

8. Lisa Hawkins of Life Balance Essentials

Lisa’s business offers corporate and personal concierge services. They can take care of tasks that reduce client’s productivity and quality of life. This can include managing emails and your diary and they customise a plan to get each individual’s workload back on track.

9. Kimberly Boswell of The Forever Agenda

Kim has worked in community engagement and fundraising for almost 20 years. Through her own business she now offers training, facilitation and support solutions for not for profit organisations and community groups.

10. Fiona Wernke of Intrinsic Midwifery

Fiona is a local mother with over 15 years experience in midwifery. She has recently launched Intrinsic Midwifery. She provides holistic pregnancy and postnatal care and education to women in their own homes.

11. Christine Rice of Christine Rice Creative

Christine is the driving force behind Ranges Women In Business and loves all things marketing. Amongst other things her business provides audits, mentoring, social media strategy and sales funnel development. She especially loves working with creative and unconventional women and supporting them to become online entrepreneurs and world-traveling digital nomads.

12. Tash Turner of Digitalyst

Tash was the only one who I had previously photographed, having taken family photos for her in Janaury 2022. Tash offers help for businesses to nurture and grow their online footprint. She offers services including web design, digital marketing, social media strategy, business automation and business coaching.


Whether you are an individual or have a whole team if you are interested in having headshots taken outdoors in the beautiful forests or gardens of the Dandenongs please get in contact.

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