Founded by Jim Wilde and Sam Penninger in 2010, Rufus & Cooper was born out of a desire to create high-end imagery and photographic solutions, individually tailored to suit a vast range of clients and their specific needs, all at the best possible price. 

From humble beginnings spent in hired studio spaces, along with a homemade website to get the ball rolling, Jim and Sam quickly garnered a loyal following thanks to their combined years of industry experience, technical skills and a drive to deliver fantastic pictures and a full suite of services to their clients. 

With an ever-growing team of wonderful staff and an expanding roster of clients in tow, 2012 was the year Rufus & Cooper found its first permanent home. Then, after six successful years in cosy Cremorne it was time for bigger and better things, so the team packed up and relocated to their dream studio space in Hawthorn. Custom-designed and built from the ground up, this brand-new studio is just the beginning of Rufus & Cooper’s next great chapter.  

 
JIM WILDE  DIRECTOR

JIM WILDE
DIRECTOR

SAM PENNINGER  DIRECTOR

SAM PENNINGER
DIRECTOR

DEANNA NEUZERLING  SENIOR RETOUCHER

DEANNA NEUZERLING
SENIOR RETOUCHER

HALEY O’CONNOR  SENIOR RETOUCHER

HALEY O’CONNOR
SENIOR RETOUCHER

GEOFF HARRISON  RETOUCHER & VIDEO EDITOR

GEOFF HARRISON
RETOUCHER & VIDEO EDITOR

NURA SHEIDAEE  SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER

NURA SHEIDAEE
SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER

JASPER CHAN  PHOTOGRAPHER

JASPER CHAN
PHOTOGRAPHER

CATHERINE BAKKER  RETOUCHER

CATHERINE BAKKER
RETOUCHER

JESSE CORCORAN  STUDIO MANAGER

JESSE CORCORAN
STUDIO MANAGER

WILL RAMPLING-BAUER  PHOTOGRAPHER & ASSISTANT

WILL RAMPLING-BAUER
PHOTOGRAPHER & ASSISTANT

DAVE KULESZA  SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER

DAVE KULESZA
SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER

ALYSHA JAKOBI  ASSISTANT

ALYSHA JAKOBI
ASSISTANT

JAMES THORN  RETOUCHER

JAMES THORN
RETOUCHER

HANNAH NIKKELSON  RETOUCHER

HANNAH NIKKELSON
RETOUCHER

COOPER  CEO

COOPER
CEO