Creating Beautiful Heirloom Portraits.
Specialising in bespoke fine art portraits and stunning artwork
in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs.
I’m Julia, and I’m a portrait photographer helping everyday people create beautiful artwork of themselves and their families.
My beautiful studio is based in Lilydale, Victoria, and is situated on 10 acres of Australian bushland. I work with individuals, children and families to capture moments in time and create lifelong treasures. These photos of you will be adored as your family ages, and will be lovingly handed down to future generations. From our initial consultation to your very own design appointment, this experience is all about you.
What photographic style speaks to you the most?
You can relax when you’re in capable hands.
As a qualified photographer, with a Bachelor of Photography degree from RMIT University, I have nearly 8 years of experience in studio portraiture (and even more behind a camera in general).
At my studio, you’ll find a relaxing environment where you can be yourself. I’ll help direct and pose you (so you’re looking natural) and together we will review all the shots as we go. The result? Amazing images that capture yours or your children’s essence. For outdoor lifestyle sessions we take a relaxed approach, and go on an adventure. I’ll give you some prompts as well as capture the in-between candid moments as well.
I truly care about you and the results, and it is my goal for you to walk away with not only amazing photos but a great experience.
I was in need of a professional head shot. I googled search for someone who gave the right vibe and had diverse work. Turned out Julia was 1.5 hours away. 100% worth the trip. Julia listened to me - I asked for shots that make me look relaxed, soft and approachable. She delivered. She also has great expertise and knew that the slightest changes to hair, outfit and jewellery can make all the difference. She took her time, did not pressure me and turned to initial PDF's around in a matter of hours. The landscape around her studio is magnificent for outdoor shots. I am thrilled and will use her again when I update.
Julia is very relaxed and down to earth and fosters an environment that reflects this. The final portraits were just beautiful. Julia has a fine eye and a great capacity to capture her subjects essence.
Julia takes amazing photos! She's patient and creative, taking beautiful head shots! Would 100% recommend her! She wont rush you and her little studio is adorable!
I would give 10 stars if I could. Julia is a thorough professional with a remarkable ability to pay attention to details. She made me feel comfortable and allowed me more than enough time to try and perfect various angles. Her studio location is quite picturesque, ideal for outdoor photoshoot and my dog enjoyed playing in the outdoors too. Indoor studio is suited for professional shots. She took numerous shots and showed me the results to select. She advised me on how to improve my posture and get the right expression for the camera. If you are camera shy, don't worry she will make you relax. We also tried different outfits during the shoot. She tries to understand the client by knowing more about them and their needs through a questionnaire. I found that she was able to produce the exact results that I was looking for with a quick turnaround time. I got the final product within two days of the shoot. All in all, an outstanding experience. 10 stars.
Julia is very professional and has the ability to capture great photos.
Julia is an expert at her craft - it has been an absolute pleasure to work together with Julia Nance on a jewellery photoshoot. She is professional, has great knowledge and skill with photography and post production, and is very warm and welcoming. I would highly recommend her both for her art photography and her portraiture.
I thoroughly enjoyed this photoshoot. Very relaxed environment. Julia was quick & easy to take directions from. Im thrilled my final prints which have pulled in more work.
"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” Ansel Adams said that, and I thought it was germane to her work. Julia ability to grasp and understand not only the technical aspects of her photography work but also understand the other side of the lens. Her photographs are intended to generate an emotional response with the viewer. Not just a headshot, Julias empathic ability to capture a sense of place or evocative expression while maintaining a technically accurate photographic representation of the subject matter is uncanny. Every interaction with Julia is an enlightening experience. I can unequivocally recommend Julia Nance Portraits!
Julia is wonderful! She was engaged by my business to take corporate head shots and branding photos. She put everyone at ease and the photo quality is amazing!! Thanks Julia!!
Having my portrait with Julia was such an amazing experience. She was so easy to deal with and really made me feel at ease in front of the camera. Her studio is in a beautiful location and the set up is really professional which gives you a lot of confidence walking in. She has a really calming attitude and provided great direction, im not particularly comfortable in front of the camera but Julia made it feel really nice and easy. The final shots came out beautifully and I was really impressed with how quickly her turn around was. Great value for money!! Highly recommend
From the moment we met Julia, she made my daughter feel at ease during her photoshoot. Images were amazing and excellent quality! I would highly recommend Julia for portraits.
Julia was terrific to work with. As someone who hates getting photographed, Julia made me feel relaxed and comfortable and I never felt rushed. Weeks later, after the shoot, when I was trying to choose my final photos I had a fair few questions and Julia was always quick to get back to me with her very helpful answers. My biggest problem was that I had too many good photos to choose from thanks to Julia's skill as a photographer.
Could not recommend Julia more highly. A gentle soul who exercises her profession with such kindness, accuracy and a comforting warmth in her engagement with clients.
Not only does Julia provide top notch photos, but a unique and individualised approach to the shoot. Julia makes the process of getting headshots fun, relaxed, and easy, which only adds to the quality of the photos she takes. She has a keen eye and her touch ups on the final products are perfect!
Had a great time with Julia. My 2yr old daughter warmed to her straight away and it was a fun and comfortable experience. The photos were also amazing at her beautiful studio. Definitely recommend her.
Thank you so much for the photos and the shooting. It was super nice and easy to work with you and the photos are amazing! I don’t think I have ever had that good pictures of myself!
Julia is always so lovely to work with! She is friendly, relaxed, and makes the process so easy. Her studio is so lovely and relaxing, with views of rolling hills and beautiful music playing. Her headshots are so beautiful and natural, they're the best I've had. I've been to her twice and will definitely be going again!
It was really nice to get professional headshots taken by Julia, her studio set up is amazing and i am delighted with the final result! totally recommend her if anyone is looking to get amazing headshots taken.
Julia Nance Portraits was the single best experience I have had infront of a camera. I have avoided getting my headshots taken for years, often taking my own or using stock photos on my website. However Julia set me up with some amazing shots which have already generated more work!
I visited Julia's studio a few weeks ago for some headshots. Straight away she made me feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. She understood the style I was going for, and I am wrapped with the photos! Julia is a very creative and talented photographer, and just a lovely person all together, I 100% recommend her!
Loved the experience, the location and the relaxed atmosphere. And most of all, love the photos that were taken. So hard to choose.
Super friendly and professional ! Had a really great experience having headshots done by Julia
I highly recommend Julia Nance Photography. Julia really takes the time to find out what you want from your session.
Julia is such a cool person to work with, while simultaneously producing beautifully executed photographic work. I felt calm and really taken care of in her workspace. Her shots will be used by my business for a long time to come!
The level of skill and attention to detail Julia presents in her work is second to none. Her professionalism and charisma shines through and I would recommend her to anyone.
Great service, very happy with the results and would highly recommend to others.
An amazing photographer who captures the best of you. Thrilled!!!!
Julia is a very talented photographer who goes above and beyond every time.
Had the privilege of having my portrait taken by Julia a few months ago. She has a fantastic studio that's recently been done up in Lilydale which was a great space to get creative in - I love bright colours, and enjoyed playing around with her various backdrops. Julia was a pleasure to work with and I'm looking forward to my next session!
Jane D (Zed)
Julia is very professional, friendly and warm. My son felt so comfortable having his photos taken for his first photo shoot and really enjoyed it too 🙂 The photos are amazing! Thanks Julia!
Julia has been elegant and professional with her work and style in portraiture. She is kind hearted and makes you comfortable when having a portrait taken. A great natural experience to have given her experience and dedicated study in the field.
Thanks to Julia Nance Portraits. Finally someone took a great headshot and I can say that Julia has done a fantastic job !!
Your Local Family Photographer:
Do you want treasured family photographs that will last a lifetime?
Of course you do!
But let me guess: it’s hard to find the time, you’re just so busy, and you keep putting it off.
You might have told yourself you’d like to get into better shape first, or you just don’t feel ‘photoshoot ready‘.
On top of that, you’re worried about what to wear and how to pose.
Up until this point you’ve made do with the hundreds of phone photos that will never adorn your walls…
I get it: photoshoots are daunting!
But it doesn’t have to be like this at all.
You deserve a photographic experience that makes you feel awesome, brings your family together and allows you to create beautiful photographic artwork to turn your house into a home.
Luckily, that’s where I come in.
Treasured family portraits, beautifully printed and displayed, can turn any house into a home. You can turn your memories into stunning wall art, albums, and keepsakes as a loving reminder of your photo experience. We have a range of wall art, wall collections, desk prints, albums and portfolio boxes that will be the talking point to all your guests. I’ll let you in on a little secret too: they make for fabulous gifts to other family members as well!
Now is the time that you can get professional family photography and heirloom portraits to stand the test of time, and be adored every single day.
After all, we shouldn’t hide beautiful photographs of ourselves on our phones and computers.
Why Julia Nance Portraits?
Here’s how I help & prioritise you:
A Pre-Shoot Consultation:
Upon booking you’ll receive a complimentary pre-shoot guide and phone consultation.
This will help you prepare for your photoshoot and plan for the types of artwork and keepsakes you want.
No Outfit Limits:
No restrictions on you expressing yourself – change your outfit as you like!
A Beautiful Studio & Outdoor Setting:
My Lilydale studio is a beautiful space – plus, there are beautiful outdoor locations for lifestyle shoots too.
I don’t use quick, cheap filters on my photographs or blur any details in your skin.
Each image is professionally retouched right into the little details.
We can book in your design appointment the very next week, so you can review all your images!
Flexible Session Times:
I understand that taking time away from work isn’t always practical.
This is why I offer flexible session times at nights and on weekends.
My studio is all about creating a relaxing atmosphere for the perfect family photos. Based in Lilydale, Victoria, you’ll find a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. No traffic, paid parking, or crowds.
With surroundings of Australian bushland and a view of the Dandenong Ranges, it is simply a space to step back. It is in these locations that we can achieve amazing lifestyle portraits.
Of course inside the studio you’ll find a clean and modern interior, with high-end gear that allows me to do my job. There is coffee, tea and water on offer, and a few snacks too. It’s a relaxing environment where I create all my bespoke fine art portraits. This is also where we have your very own design appointment.
You’ll find amazing opportunities here, and I can’t wait to bring you into my space!
Take the Leap:
Put yourself first, and invest in professional family photography that you’ll treasure forever.
Book your family photos online now, or get in touch today!