Imran Abul Kashem

Headshot and Commercial Photography

Hi! I’m Imran Abul Kashem, an award winning, acclaimed Melbourne Photographer.  Based in Hoppers Crossing, my team and I specialise in Headshots, Personal Branding, Corporate Imagery and Events. We are passionate about people… particularly faces and love nothing more than being able to capture people on film and create impactful images that boosts their personal image and their business brand.  We understand the impact a powerful headshot or corporate images can have, and we work with companies and entrepreneurs all across Melbourne providing them with the best possible images they can incorporate into their marketing material.  Whether you are the head of a large team or a young cadet just starting out, we can capture your personality and style in finely-tuned images that you will be proud to showcase within your brand presence both online and offline.  Our skills with the camera alongside our extensive experience working with both corporate brands and individual business owners, means we are able to provide a fast and efficient service, while not compromising on the end result.  



17 Carling Court Hoppers Crossing
              Victoria, Australia


                     0433886969
info@westendphotography.com.au

I just wanted to thank you very much for the service you provided us.  All the staff are very happy with their headshots and the experience they had with you during their shoot.  The images provided are exactly what we needed for our new website.  Thank you for your time and professionalism during the week, I really appreciate you working with us and helping us achieve our end goal.  I look forward to working with you again soon. 

Danijela Daley

Practice Manager, Werribee Heart

Review for Westend Photography 'I had an incredible experience working with Imran and I would highly recommend him and Westend Photography. I approached him with a community project that he instantly joined and later on with a request for a professional photo for my LinkedIn. I didn’t get the chance to be in front of the camera in a studio setting before and I was scared. However, Imran’s knowledge and experience took away the worries and made me comfortable and confident that a nice shot was possible. It was a memorable experience at his studio but most importantly, the end result is the photo that I am proudly displaying on my actual profile. Thank you Imran for your patience, great sense of humour and miracle lenses. I wish you all the best!'

Luciana Manrique

Marketing and Business Development Manager, Telstra Business Technology Centre, Melbourne North West

Working with Imran was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend Westend Photography. Not having been in front of the camera in a studio setting before it was quite daunting at first. But we sat and chatted about how the shoot will happen what sort of shots I wanted to see and just having Imran’s input made me feel at ease and supported in what I wanted to achieve and absolutely comfortable and confident we were going to achieve it. We had lots of fun that day as Imran can be very funny when he needs to be. Now every time I’m in a photo I hear Imran in my ear saying ok that is good that’s a great pose now bring Deborah. I loved that what he saw through his lens was not going to get the best of what was needed for that shot. Thank you Imran, I do still wonder who it was that turned up to be in those photo’s but they are absolutely awesome and I receive so many compliments on the photo’s you took that day.

Deborah H Dickinson

Life Coach

Imran's photography is both stunning and unique, and he is ableto easily build rapport with clients to ensure a great result. Imran has a great sense of community goodwill, supporting many local community organisations and his work in the arts has a positive social impact.

Lisa Field

Werribee Hospital Foundation

I have recently enlisted Imran to take photos for my Point of No Return tour and he is just brilliant. Captures the mood, the attitude, the atmosphere - exactly what I wanted. He's part of my team now - I am proud to say.

Alaine Beek

Essences Production

It has been a delight working with Imran; he is very personable,friendly and gently directs his subjects to get the most effectiveand impressive shots. His interest and enthusiasm in theWyndham Learning Festival is much appreciated and valued - Ilook forward to working with you again very soon!

Diane Tabbagh

Wyndham City Council
Our studio location is at 17 Carling Court Hoppers Crossing, Victoria 3029. We can set up our on location studio in your place as well.

Depending on your package. The shoot normally takes approximately 15 minutes to 4 hours from the time we start shooting.  The shoot is a process of learning about your face and your expressions and what makes YOU look your absolute best in a photograph.  You would appreciate that everyone’s face is different and hence your pose, the expression in your eyes and the angle of your face will be slightly different than the next girl or guy.
You will only need to think about Tops as its a Headshot shoot.  I would expect that you might bring up to 5 tops.  They could be shirts, jumpers, crop tops, tank tops, I only want you to bring tops that you really really like.  My theory is that if you really like the top you are wearing then you are going to feel more comfortable and its going to be easier for you to relax.  Obviously, if you are looking for Corporate Images you might need to wear a shirt & tie for men or a corporate type shirt or blazer for women.  The same thing applies though.  I would still expect that you feel comfortable in the outfit you choose.
Make up should reflect the type of look you want.  If you are a Model or an Actor then light fresh make up that allows casting agents & directors to get a feel for your face is important.  If you have scars or permanent blemishes on your face, its no point covering them over with make up because they will see them in a meet & greet anyway and they will be annoyed if they discover them at that time.  If you are looking for Corporate Headshots then I would suggest the make up that you would wear to a job interview or to a normal day at the office.  I have a professional make -up artist that works with me that can attend your shoot.  She can give sound professional advice as to the type of make-up that would suit you.  Please ask about make-up & I can include it in my quote.
Your choice of hair style should reflect you !  For those with short hair it should be clean & neat.  For those with long hair you have more versatility.  Usually during a shoot we do some some shots with it out, back, up, pony tailed.  This gives you a number of options to choose from when you go to select your final Images to edit. I have a professional hair stylist that works with me that can attend your shoot.  She can give sound professional advice as to the type of hair style that would suit you.  Please ask about hair & I can include it in my quote.
You will be accosted and mugged, then immediately invoiced for the full shoot fee. Just kidding! (or am I?) Fear not, the session is super-relaxed. We work hard, but we don’t work stressed. After a cup of tea and a chat, we’ll have a look at your clothes and talk about what you want to get from the session. Before the shoot starts, you will be given full instruction on what to do. Everything is taken out of your hands. there are rules to follow that make ANYONE look good in a shot. You get taught these rules, and then we’re ready to go. I’ll show you how to move, how to ‘look’, and how to express yourself, along with giving queues throughout the shoot on what to do. The one thing you won’t feel during the session is unprepared. This part of the session is super-important and useful to helping you understand exactly what a casting director is going to respond to, and how you can effectively communicate your casting potential to the camera, and ultimately, to the person booking you for an audition. The session progresses at an unhurried pace, although I do push the pace a little if the light is particularly amazing and looking like it won’t be around for long. In these instances, though, it’s not about pressure, it’s something fun. There’s never any stress in my studio, it’s about two people connecting as a team and getting work done without anxiety. We shoot approximately 100 images per clothing change, then we switch everything up for the next look. Deciding on the looks is a collaborative process, and before we do anything, a small discussion takes place to make sure we’re picking clothing and light in a combination that best represents your casting potential, your personal aesthetic preference, or both! We run through this process until the four looks are complete, and then we review what we’ve done. Throughout the shoot you will have full access to the laptop that displays all the images being shoot in real time, and although everything is out of your hands and my responsibility, you are welcome to have as much (or as little) input, direction, and control as you would want. Once the session is complete, I will sort through the images of the day, removing any that aren’t useful, and a gallery of curated images will be uploaded to a provide space and emailed to you and anyone else you specify ready to pick for retouching
OK, so this is the most important responsibility you have regarding your headshot session (apart from turning up alive). The clothes you bring are very important, so if you’re someone who only wears black, you’re going to need ot head out and buy some stuff and keep the labels on to return them after. Here we go: Bring lots of clothes – lots. You’ve got four looks, but that doesn’t mean you should only bring four things. We need a variety of options to mix and match, and also for fail-safes – not everything you own suits a headshot as much as it suits you in real life. Bring VARIETY. Don’t just bring 52 of the same tshirt, as so many often do. Bring shirts, t shirts, anything unusual (nothing “silly” or “ironic”). Make sure that whatever you bring is ironed. Don’t just bunch it up into a ball and stuff it into a Tesco bag. Please please try to avoid plain black and plain white, and also anything burgundy or royal blue. Avoid white shirts unless they’re absolutely essential. Only smart-casual. Anything grey is A-OK. Bring it. Denim shirts = excellent. Pastel colours = brilliant. That awesome tshirt with the cool picture: leave it at home. Collars – fine, but nothing crazy or too big unless useful for a casting.
Neither of these things means you can’t have an amazing headshot that you’ll love, and I’ll prove it to you. Taking a photograph is about acquired technique, not talent or looks. I’ll tell you in plain English how to look and how to move, and what to do with your face in order to create confidence and mask nervousness. It works every single time, and the best part is that you can see it on the back of the screen. I sit every single client down and I run through everything as part of a mini-workshop, so you’ll be comfortable before we even step in front of the camera. Everyone thinks they’ll be the one person my techniques don’t work on, well, I’m 1500 clients in, and I’m yet to meet that person!

Imran Abul Kashem

Headshot and Commercial Photography

About Me

Hi! I’m Imran Abul Kashem, an award winning, acclaimed Melbourne Photographer.  Based in Hoppers Crossing, my team and I specialise in Headshots, Personal Branding, Corporate Imagery and Events. We are passionate about people… particularly faces and love nothing more than being able to capture people on film and create impactful images that boosts their personal image and their business brand.  We understand the impact a powerful headshot or corporate images can have, and we work with companies and entrepreneurs all across Melbourne providing them with the best possible images they can incorporate into their marketing material.  Whether you are the head of a large team or a young cadet just starting out, we can capture your personality and style in finely-tuned images that you will be proud to showcase within your brand presence both online and offline.  Our skills with the camera alongside our extensive experience working with both corporate brands and individual business owners, means we are able to provide a fast and efficient service, while not compromising on the end result.  



17 Carling Court Hoppers Crossing
              Victoria, Australia


                     0433886969
info@westendphotography.com.au

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Testimonials

I just wanted to thank you very much for the service you provided us.  All the staff are very happy with their headshots and the experience they had with you during their shoot.  The images provided are exactly what we needed for our new website.  Thank you for your time and professionalism during the week, I really appreciate you working with us and helping us achieve our end goal.  I look forward to working with you again soon. 

Danijela Daley

Practice Manager, Werribee Heart

Review for Westend Photography 'I had an incredible experience working with Imran and I would highly recommend him and Westend Photography. I approached him with a community project that he instantly joined and later on with a request for a professional photo for my LinkedIn. I didn’t get the chance to be in front of the camera in a studio setting before and I was scared. However, Imran’s knowledge and experience took away the worries and made me comfortable and confident that a nice shot was possible. It was a memorable experience at his studio but most importantly, the end result is the photo that I am proudly displaying on my actual profile. Thank you Imran for your patience, great sense of humour and miracle lenses. I wish you all the best!'

Luciana Manrique

Marketing and Business Development Manager, Telstra Business Technology Centre, Melbourne North West

Working with Imran was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend Westend Photography. Not having been in front of the camera in a studio setting before it was quite daunting at first. But we sat and chatted about how the shoot will happen what sort of shots I wanted to see and just having Imran’s input made me feel at ease and supported in what I wanted to achieve and absolutely comfortable and confident we were going to achieve it. We had lots of fun that day as Imran can be very funny when he needs to be. Now every time I’m in a photo I hear Imran in my ear saying ok that is good that’s a great pose now bring Deborah. I loved that what he saw through his lens was not going to get the best of what was needed for that shot. Thank you Imran, I do still wonder who it was that turned up to be in those photo’s but they are absolutely awesome and I receive so many compliments on the photo’s you took that day.

Deborah H Dickinson

Life Coach

Imran's photography is both stunning and unique, and he is ableto easily build rapport with clients to ensure a great result. Imran has a great sense of community goodwill, supporting many local community organisations and his work in the arts has a positive social impact.

Lisa Field

Werribee Hospital Foundation

I have recently enlisted Imran to take photos for my Point of No Return tour and he is just brilliant. Captures the mood, the attitude, the atmosphere - exactly what I wanted. He's part of my team now - I am proud to say.

Alaine Beek

Essences Production

It has been a delight working with Imran; he is very personable,friendly and gently directs his subjects to get the most effectiveand impressive shots. His interest and enthusiasm in theWyndham Learning Festival is much appreciated and valued - Ilook forward to working with you again very soon!

Diane Tabbagh

Wyndham City Council

FAQ

Our studio location is at 17 Carling Court Hoppers Crossing, Victoria 3029. We can set up our on location studio in your place as well.

Depending on your package. The shoot normally takes approximately 15 minutes to 4 hours from the time we start shooting.  The shoot is a process of learning about your face and your expressions and what makes YOU look your absolute best in a photograph.  You would appreciate that everyone’s face is different and hence your pose, the expression in your eyes and the angle of your face will be slightly different than the next girl or guy.
You will only need to think about Tops as its a Headshot shoot.  I would expect that you might bring up to 5 tops.  They could be shirts, jumpers, crop tops, tank tops, I only want you to bring tops that you really really like.  My theory is that if you really like the top you are wearing then you are going to feel more comfortable and its going to be easier for you to relax.  Obviously, if you are looking for Corporate Images you might need to wear a shirt & tie for men or a corporate type shirt or blazer for women.  The same thing applies though.  I would still expect that you feel comfortable in the outfit you choose.
Make up should reflect the type of look you want.  If you are a Model or an Actor then light fresh make up that allows casting agents & directors to get a feel for your face is important.  If you have scars or permanent blemishes on your face, its no point covering them over with make up because they will see them in a meet & greet anyway and they will be annoyed if they discover them at that time.  If you are looking for Corporate Headshots then I would suggest the make up that you would wear to a job interview or to a normal day at the office.  I have a professional make -up artist that works with me that can attend your shoot.  She can give sound professional advice as to the type of make-up that would suit you.  Please ask about make-up & I can include it in my quote.
Your choice of hair style should reflect you !  For those with short hair it should be clean & neat.  For those with long hair you have more versatility.  Usually during a shoot we do some some shots with it out, back, up, pony tailed.  This gives you a number of options to choose from when you go to select your final Images to edit. I have a professional hair stylist that works with me that can attend your shoot.  She can give sound professional advice as to the type of hair style that would suit you.  Please ask about hair & I can include it in my quote.
You will be accosted and mugged, then immediately invoiced for the full shoot fee. Just kidding! (or am I?) Fear not, the session is super-relaxed. We work hard, but we don’t work stressed. After a cup of tea and a chat, we’ll have a look at your clothes and talk about what you want to get from the session. Before the shoot starts, you will be given full instruction on what to do. Everything is taken out of your hands. there are rules to follow that make ANYONE look good in a shot. You get taught these rules, and then we’re ready to go. I’ll show you how to move, how to ‘look’, and how to express yourself, along with giving queues throughout the shoot on what to do. The one thing you won’t feel during the session is unprepared. This part of the session is super-important and useful to helping you understand exactly what a casting director is going to respond to, and how you can effectively communicate your casting potential to the camera, and ultimately, to the person booking you for an audition. The session progresses at an unhurried pace, although I do push the pace a little if the light is particularly amazing and looking like it won’t be around for long. In these instances, though, it’s not about pressure, it’s something fun. There’s never any stress in my studio, it’s about two people connecting as a team and getting work done without anxiety. We shoot approximately 100 images per clothing change, then we switch everything up for the next look. Deciding on the looks is a collaborative process, and before we do anything, a small discussion takes place to make sure we’re picking clothing and light in a combination that best represents your casting potential, your personal aesthetic preference, or both! We run through this process until the four looks are complete, and then we review what we’ve done. Throughout the shoot you will have full access to the laptop that displays all the images being shoot in real time, and although everything is out of your hands and my responsibility, you are welcome to have as much (or as little) input, direction, and control as you would want. Once the session is complete, I will sort through the images of the day, removing any that aren’t useful, and a gallery of curated images will be uploaded to a provide space and emailed to you and anyone else you specify ready to pick for retouching
OK, so this is the most important responsibility you have regarding your headshot session (apart from turning up alive). The clothes you bring are very important, so if you’re someone who only wears black, you’re going to need ot head out and buy some stuff and keep the labels on to return them after. Here we go: Bring lots of clothes – lots. You’ve got four looks, but that doesn’t mean you should only bring four things. We need a variety of options to mix and match, and also for fail-safes – not everything you own suits a headshot as much as it suits you in real life. Bring VARIETY. Don’t just bring 52 of the same tshirt, as so many often do. Bring shirts, t shirts, anything unusual (nothing “silly” or “ironic”). Make sure that whatever you bring is ironed. Don’t just bunch it up into a ball and stuff it into a Tesco bag. Please please try to avoid plain black and plain white, and also anything burgundy or royal blue. Avoid white shirts unless they’re absolutely essential. Only smart-casual. Anything grey is A-OK. Bring it. Denim shirts = excellent. Pastel colours = brilliant. That awesome tshirt with the cool picture: leave it at home. Collars – fine, but nothing crazy or too big unless useful for a casting.
Neither of these things means you can’t have an amazing headshot that you’ll love, and I’ll prove it to you. Taking a photograph is about acquired technique, not talent or looks. I’ll tell you in plain English how to look and how to move, and what to do with your face in order to create confidence and mask nervousness. It works every single time, and the best part is that you can see it on the back of the screen. I sit every single client down and I run through everything as part of a mini-workshop, so you’ll be comfortable before we even step in front of the camera. Everyone thinks they’ll be the one person my techniques don’t work on, well, I’m 1500 clients in, and I’m yet to meet that person!