About Us

Top Shots Photography

Top Shots Photography is a Melbourne-based studio and for your convenience, we also offer a mobile studio option where we come to you.

Your Top Shots images will be amazing because of the creativity and experience honed over many years.

Our mission statement

Experience a fun photography session, Choose images which call to you, Enjoy memories which are easily affordable and well within your budget.

No obligation.

About John and Maria

John began his career as a photographer at 22 years of age with an international family and child portrait company. This gave him the opportunity for travel and photograph throughout Australia and overseas.

Many years later he found himself in advertising and print media photography (Fairfax Media)giving him the opportunity to hone his skills as a photojournalist.

Today, together with his wife and second photographer Maria they own and operate Top Shots Photography.

John and Maria are always looking for that unique angle in order to tell your story in a new way.

We work to brief and pay special attention to insure that your vision, personality, story and sense of fun is captured on camera.

When you trust us to capture your wedding, event, commercial or family photography, you can be sure of excellent customer care and beautiful photography.

We look forward to working with you and creating your vision


John and Maria


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Our History

How I became a child and family photographer:

Originally our specialty was child and family photography as we set up our studios in pharmacies all over country Victoria and Southern NSW.  Local mums would book to have their children and families photographed. This proved to amazing grounding in honing my skills as a family and child photographer. 

Learning about wedding photography:

I then began shooting weddings for the pharmacy assistants who were getting married.

It was so much fun. The opportunity to capture a couple’s special wedding day and be part of the buzz really appealed to me. 

I now photograph weddings all year round and love capturing those special memories as well as delighting happy couples with beautiful albums.

Becoming a photojournalist:

When I stopped photographing in pharmacies due to the strain of being away from my young family for weeks at a time, I began working for Fairfax News as an editorial and advertising photographer. 

This changed the way I photograph and added another dimension to my work as I now look for the story in everything. 

My time as a media photographer has given me the ability to capture candid organic images whiles still combining the valuable portrait skills from the early child and family photography days.