Incredible shots. Stress-free service. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Hi, I’m Stefan –

a Melbourne photographer with more than 20 years’ experience and the one man band that is Chalk Studio. My love affair with photography started as a teenager. It began as a bit of fun, but it wasn’t long before my photos were being published in skateboard and snowboarding magazines. I decided to pursue a career in photography and, since then, I’ve clocked up thousands of hours behind the lens.

Over the past two decades, I’ve been fortunate to work with incredible clients across Australia and beyond. My work has been featured on the front page of most Australian newspapers, in major magazines, on gallery walls, and in powerful campaigns for some of the world’s most recognisable brands. I’ve worked with government departments, media outlets, corporate clients and individuals, amassing experience and knowledge across all areas of photography.

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There’s a massive number of Melbourne photographers with impressive portfolios. So why choose Stefan? I think it comes down to confidence. Having worked with hundreds of clients, I understand how daunting it can be to find the right photographer. Of course, you want exceptional shots – but you also want someone who is flexible, reliable, creative and efficient. Someone who can interpret your vision (even when you’re not sure what that looks like). You also want a photographer who makes the process easy and enjoyable. That’s what I deliver at Chalk Studio. Great photos and a stress-free experience you can rely on.

I work with you to tailor a strategy based on your goals, budget and resources. I understand that not everyone thinks visually, so I provide options and examples to ensure we’re always on the same page. If you have a large advertising project, I can even assemble a full team encompassing makeup, styling, art direction and props. All you need to do is show up – or leave everything to me.

When it comes to your final shots, I’m not satisfied unless you are. That’s how I’ve been able to build Chalk Studio on word-of-mouth and referrals. Here’s what some of my happy clients have to say about my work.

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“Stefan’s professionalism and skill have added so much value to my business. He has been responsible for much of my business portfolio photographs and is a complete joy to work with. His product is faultless and we are constantly getting great feedback from clients about his photos. I happily recommend Chalk Studio to everyone. Stefan is a true asset.”

“When I first met Stefan, the thing that struck me was how approachable and relatable he was. When you want the best out of a project, working with people who understand the objectives because they take the time to listen and then offer their best expertise for the job is invaluable. Stefan is an easy communicator, is genuinely engaged with the subject matter, and is an exceptional professional.”

Belle Chadwick - Owner - Chadwick Designs

Anthony Worm - Architect - Equitecture & Architecture Etcetera

"Cannings Butchers are all about quality. So whenever we need amazing, dramatic still imagery of our retail stores, we use Chalk Studio."

Sam Cannings - Founder - Cannings Butchers

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