Who is Behind All This




My name is Donovan Badrock (that’s me in the picture). I’m a Melbourne photographer based in the eastern suburbs, but I can travel pretty much anywhere (especially if you’re paying!).

For my portrait photography, whether you’re after shots of the family for the home or corporate portraits for the office wall or company website, my first goal is to have you relaxed. I have a very friendly manner and a good sense of humour (well, at least I think so!). I hope to have even the most nervous clients relaxed and losing their self consciousness. This results is more natural, less forced looking photos. The last thing you want in a portrait is to be looking like you’re a deer caught in headlights.

I have a great love for landscape and nature photography. I live not far from the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley, which are to the east of Melbourne. I’ve driven lots and lots of kilometres in those areas looking for great views, I can tell you! I also love the Great Ocean Road. But really, who doesn’t? Two of my landscape photos (The Hut, and Bell’s Beach) have been awarded ‘Highly Commended’ certificates at the Lilydale Spring Show.

I have two teenage children, and a loving partner who are not only a huge part of my life, but have also been of great assistance in my photography career by being practice subjects.

If you decide Badrock Photography is right for you, you will find I’m a happy and cheerful photographer who knows how to keep subject relaxed and feeling natural, whilst delivering beautiful portraits that stand out from the crowd.

To find out more or make a booking, contact us!


Hello! My name is Hathalie and you will often see me on location helping Donovan with the running of Badrock Photography. I’ll be assisting with the scouting of locations, switching camera gear and making sure you are relaxed, happy and looking your best!

When we’re not on location I run the customer service side of things, something I’ve had years of experience in. So you can rest easy knowing your enquiry with Badrock Photography will be handled quickly and professionally. I’ve also worked for years with children ranging from newborns to kindergarten, so if you book a family shoot with us to update the pics for the relos you can be ensured it will be a fun and happy environment with lots of laughter.

I want your experience with Badrock Photography to be enjoyable, professional and fun because we love what we do and we want that to come through on the photography and the experience we deliver.

To find out more or make a booking, contact us!

Our Services

Commission Photography

Do you have a favourite place or a present idea for someone? Let Badrock Photography capture your place with a photo just for you.

Family Photography

Do you need to update the family photos on your wall? Need an update to send to the relos? You can relax knowing that Badrock Photography can help with your needs and capture those moments in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

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Corporate Photography

Need to update your photo for work, your LinkedIn page or email signature? Badrock Photography can help you achieve the results you are looking for so you can put your best professional side forward.

Portrait Photography

Let Badrock Photography create beautiful portraits of yourself. Whether it’s to use to update a profile photo on social media, or something just for you, have the confidence that Badrock Photography will capture your best side and really listen to the type of photo and outcome you’re after.

Events Photography

Do you have a special event or celebration coming up? Invite Badrock Photography to capture the experience for you.

Wedding Photography

Capture your special day with the love, care, and attention that you deserve. We’ll discuss all your wants and needs and create a package that delivers photographs that you’ll be showing off for years to come.

Get in Touch with Us!

Book Badrock Photography now by sending us an email or giving us a call. We’re also here to answer any queries you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Bayswater, Melbourne

Victoria Australia

0414 317 396



  • How much does a session cost?
    $150. For this you get an outdoor photograph session and FIVE fully edited digital files.
  • How long does a session take?
    It really depends on many factors, such as how many people in your group or how many ‘sub-group’ photos you’d like. For example I’ve done photos for two sisters and their families. They wanted photos of every one, plus each smaller family group. Typically you can expect it to take 45 minutes to an hour.
  • What should I wear?
    Completely up to you. Some families love the classic white shirt and blue jeans. Some try to a least all be in a similar colour range, others like to be individual and different. As I shoot outside you’ll be amongst greens and browns. I recommend bold colours that contrast this so you stand out!
  • You shoot outside…what about the weather?
    Shooting in Melbourne does have its planning problems. But unless it’s very dark storm clouds or actually raining, we can usually find a suitable time. I also tend to not shoot when the temperature is above 30 degrees. You don’t want to be looking hot and sweaty.
  • How long until the photos are ready? 
    You can expect to have your beautiful, fully edited photos within 5 days.
  • Can I choose the photos that are part of the package?
    We can work together to make sure your 5 photos are beautiful and ones you love.
  • Do I get all the photos from the session, or just the 5?
    I provide up to 200 photos from a session. Five of these will be fully edited, high resolution, and yours to print and share as you like. They are copyright free. The remaining photos are NOT copyright free. They will be provided in low resolution and with the BADROCK PHOTOGRAPHY watermark. If you really love one of these additional photos it can be edited and have the watermark removed. This service is $30 per image. If you would like 10 or more *additional* images they are $25 each.
  • Why don’t I get all the images without the watermark?
    As fun as this is, and as much as I enjoy doing it, it is a small business, and giving away your work free doesn’t make good business sense!
  • What if I *really* want all 200(ish) photos from the shoot without your watermark?
    I will provide all photos in jpeg form, unedited, and no watermark for an additional $2,500.
  • What if I need to cancel my session?
    If you let me know more than 24 hours before your sessions, we can reschedule free of charge. Cancellations less than 24 hours before your session incur a $50 cancellation fee.
  • How do I pay?
    You can do a bank transfer (I’ll provide details once you’re booked in) or you can pay cash on the day. Please note – payment must be received prior to the session beginning.
  • This all sounds great, how do I book?
    We are working on getting a booking system integrated into our website. For now, you can email me, Donovan@BadrockPhotography.com, or send us a message via our Facebook page (Facebook.com/BadrockPhotography)