modelling photographer alise black


Model photoshoots that create a collection of natural and fashion images for your portfolio

At our studios in Sydney & Melbourne, we create professional portfolios for first step and experienced models, from diverse backgrounds aged 13-55+.

Alise Black has worked with many leading fashion brands and will always be booked as your professional photographer. We will create a collection of natural and fashion industry images, that help you stand out from the crowd. Being on the referral list for many agents in Sydney & Melbourne - we take the hard work out of knowing what an agency looks for. We provide you with our expertise and the professional quality you need, to start out in the industry or freshen up your existing portfolio. 

Your modelling portfolio is your visual CV. We will guide you every step of the way! We start with a 'no makeup look' for your Polaroids, then it's time to have fun with professional styling, hair & makeup and diverse photoshoots that will create a portfolio that tells a story and portrays a variety of emotions.

By choosing our studio you can be assured you'll receive the right look. We appreciate some clients are nervous when starting out and we are here to help. We offer transparent pricing, a private quality experience and we will direct you through the shoots. Our studio will make sure your images have the attention to detail that is needed in a professional model portfolio.


Before & After Model Transformations


Our studios offer a completely private experience for our clients for 3 hours during a Model Portfolio Photoshoot. Professional studio, lights, camera and digital retouching is included. 


Our spaces in Sydney and Melbourne are award winning warehouse conversions, with lots of natural light, lifestyle areas and professional studio backdrops. 

You will work with Treia, our highly experienced Stylist. Styling expertise, a colour consult, clothing consultation and lots of shoot preparation is provided.


We will design 6 outfit adjustments for up to 4 different photo shoots including changes to your clothing, photo style and locations. We help you create looks the agencies want to see and know what will photograph best.

Work with our expert hair and makeup artist. We understand how important it is to bring the photographic lighting, styling and makeup together. We use Kryolan photographic high definition makeup, to achieve a flawless look.

To diversify your modelling portfolio we change makeup and hair 3 times. Agencies will want a range of no makeup, natural, fashion and editorial looks. 


Alise Black is a formally trained professional photographer with more than 20 years experience. Alise will show you how to position yourself in front of the camera and coach you through a range of facial expressions to complement the shoot styles.

As Alise photographs each shoot, she edits your Collection of shots to your best images. Your model portfolio shoots will include headshots, half and full body images in a range of settings; studio, natural light, lifestyle and if possible also streetscape.

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The first edit of natural retouching is applied to the final Collection of model shots before you see them on the day. Providing a same day viewing is really rare in the industry and just another reason why people love working us.

Natural skin softening and removal of body marks is complimentary. We offer a retouching menu for personalised requests. It's important that the images have an editorial quality and not be over retouched. Agencies need polished, professional images for their websites. 

The edited Collection is presented for you to view and order on the same day. Photography is a personalised product and you want know what you'll want to order, until you see the results of what we create for you. You have complete freedom and control to order to your comfort. Contact us to receive our model portfolio pricing.

We offer models guidance on how to approach or change to a new agency. Attention to detail, great styling and direction, makes being professionally photographed easy.. and helps you take the next step in a dynamic career.



"I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Alise Black Photographic Studios on Friday and can't recommend enough the level of professionalism, passion and service provided! Alise and Treia have successfully created a safe, friendly and welcoming environment. I arrived at the studio nervous but quickly found myself confident and having fun...Thank you so much for such a wonderful day and fantastically diverse portfolio to walk away with!!!"  

Angelina Mirabito  Facebook – 5 Star Review 


Helpful Information About Modelling Agencies

What do model agencies do?
A modelling agency represents models to prospective clients. Put simply, they help models find work. Agencies earn commission when they book you.

How many images are in a model portfolio?
A portfolio is the most important investment in a model's future. High quality professional images are required. Reputable Agencies won't accept low resolution or phone camera images. Generally 12-25 diverse images are appropriate for a modelling portfolio. 5-10 if you have a smaller budget and are starting out.

Why do I need 'natural no makeup' photos in my portfolio?

These images are referred to in the industry as 'Polaroids' or 'Digitals'. They are essential for Agents to show your natural hair, skin and body shape to prospective Brands. How you actually look when you arrive to a job. Our Polaroids show how naturally gorgeous you are and will round out your professional portfolio to help you stand out.


How much do models make?

You can earn anywhere from $100 per hour to $1500 per day for catalogue work and for advertising agencies $250 per hour or $10,000 per day for top end jobs.

Should I pay an agency lots of money to sign up?
No. Agencies make a commission from you, expect around 20%, when you start working. You can negotiate this once you start getting a catalogue of work. Some may charge a small fee of $50-$200 to be on their agency database. This investment means potential clients can view your portfolio and book you! Included in fees paid to the Agent should be insurance and public liability to protect you whilst you are on a modelling assignment. 

Does height, size or age matter?
There is a wide range of agencies who embrace diversity in all sizes, ages and ethnicities. Yes, some high end agencies have very strict requirements, however many brands now look for a strong cross section of different models to appeal to their clientele.

Once you have a modelling portfolio shoot with us, we offer you a helpful step by step guide on how to get started in the industry. Most importantly, how to reach out to Agents professionally with your new portfolio.

We're here to help! Simply contact us.

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