About Us


National Photography is one of Australia’s most recognised photography brands.

Started by Peter Gillahan in 1991, National Photography has its head office is in Victoria, and employs 30 photographers across Victoria.


What has enabled us to grow, above all, is our commitment to the highest levels of service.

Listening to our customers has always been a priority of ours, and it's because of this that we've been the chosen ongoing photographer for many of our clients over 20 years.



Showing your School, Studio or Business in its best light

Anyone can take a picture. But it takes exceptional photography to make your school, business or event really stand out.

At National Photography, we know how to show things in their best light.


We've been producing quality images for over 26 years and many of our earliest clients are still with us today.

We use the best photographers and the highest quality products, but our formula is even simpler than that. For us, it's all about giving you the best service possible. That means listening to your needs and tailoring how we work to suit you.

So whether you want to reinforce your corporate image or give parents something they’ll treasure forever, we’re here to help.



National Photography at a glance


  • Choose from a range of services and styles
    Our photographers are skilled in corporate, dance, event and school photography
  • No fuss, no hassle
    From quick turnaround to online ordering, everything is designed to make life easy for you
  • One size doesn’t fit all
    We tailor our packages and our pricing to suit you
  • Satisfaction guaranteed
    If you’re not fully satisfied with your images, we’ll refund or retake



Our brand

Within the National Photography brand, we have five distinct operations, allowing us to focus on several key photography markets:


  • National School Photography
    Since 1991, National School Photography has been known as a reliable provider of School and Pre-School photographic services to schools and parents across Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales.


  • National Dance Images
    We have created our own genre in this discipline. Our photographers use their unique skills and artistic flair to capture the very essence of dance, calisthenics and gymnastics performances.


  • National Event Images
    National Event Photographers are well known for their outstanding photography at debutante / presentation balls, formals and graduations, as well as major sporting events.


  • National Corporate Images
    Our team of talented qualified photographers is available to take company portraits, architectural photographs, corporate functions as well as commemorative group photos of groups from three to three thousand.


  • The Studio at National Photography
    Launched in 2013, The Studio focuses on creating exceptional contemporary images. We tailor the photo session to suit your needs, whether you are after family photos, professional head shots or anything in between.



The equipment and technologies we use

It's always been our aim to be the best equipped photographers. We were early adopters of digital when it first became available. To this day, we make sure all our staff are up to speed with the latest techniques and technologies.


We’ve also spent a long time developing relationships with the right suppliers so that we can offer our customers the very best quality products.

From the prints themselves to the albums and folders that we present our photographs in, they’ve all been chosen for their terrific value for money.

We consider ourselves "The School Photography Company"


Supporting the community

We’ve had a lot of support from schools and businesses in Victoria and New South Wales over the years.

Our way of giving back is to support local schools through building and scholarship programs.  We are also proud supporters charities such as the Starlight Foundation, the Fred Hollows Foundation, Guide Dogs Victoria, Melbourne City Ballet Company and Melbourne City Youth Ballet. And more recently the Melbourne Indigenous School in Richmond
To find out more, call us on 1300 677 000 or email info@nationalphotography.com.au.



School PhotographyDance Photography
Events PhotographyCorporate Photography


  See some of our work by viewing our gallery.

Just a note to say thank you to yourself, Peter and all the staff at National Photography.

 Over the many years that we have been dealing with National everyone has always been extremely professional and accommodating of our requirements.  There are many events during a school year Deb Balls, Award Ceremonies, Graduations etc. all of these have been captured by your staff and we could not be happier with the results.  Nothing is every too much trouble. The quality of the photos that you provide to our parents is fantastic, they love the presentation of them and in fact we have many who contact us to find out exact delivery dates etc. as they want to use the photos for gifts for Grandparents etc.  

 One event that our Year 12 students always look forward to is the Year 12 Group Photo Day - organising 220+ students in 40 minutes for one photo is not an easy task but your staff have always achieved the impossible - 220+ smiling students arranged in ways that amazes me every year.  Thank you it is a great memento of their 13 years of school.

 Your suggestion a couple of years ago of incorporating a flat fee into our school fees for photos was such a fantastic idea and all our parents are delighted that this in place.  Not only does this ensure that every student can receive their photos (no matter what their family financial situation at the time) but it really helps our staff not having to collect the money from the students and it frees them up at the busy start of the year to do what they are employed to do - teach the students.

 The recent decision by our Parents and Friends Association to book National as our Debutante Ball Photographer is another testament to how highly parents regard the product you provide.  Having used a local company for more than 25 years, it was a big decision for the Association to make, however they all agreed the quality of your work, the affordability and your professional staff made the decision easier for them.

 Please pass on our thanks to everyone at National Photography and we look forward to working with you for many years to come.

 Thank you again and if you every need to refer a prospective client to me for clarification of anything please do not hesitate to do so.



Libby Bromiley
Deputy Principals' Personal Assistant

Libby Bromiley,
Deputy Principals' Personal Assistant,
Mount Lilydale Mercy College
Great School Portraits National Photography 1300 677 000
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