Beautiful, Bespoke, Beloved.
Creating fine art portrait experiences and stunning artwork in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs.
We bring families together and create timeless heirlooms that are treasured for generations.
Hello, I’m Julia Nance, and I’m a portrait photographer helping everyday people create beautiful artwork of themselves and their families.
Julia Nance Portraits is all about working with individuals, children and families to enhance self-love, create memories, and capture moments that become lifelong treasures. Photographs are among our most important possessions, and they only increase in sentimental value as times goes on. The artwork that I create with my clients is personalised and unique, and when it’s delivered I know it will be lovingly handed down to future generations. From our initial consultation to your very own design appointment, this experience is all about you. Are you ready to record your legacy?
How it works:
Want to see a little more about the Julia Nance Portrait’s process and outcomes? Watch our video below:
Your Local Family Photographer:
Do you want treasured family photographs that will last a lifetime? How about images of you and your partner? Gorgeous keepsakes of your children? An album of your moments together?
The moments we share together will always be some of our most important and treasured memories. With a range of bespoke artwork options, Julia Nance Portraits is all about designing heirlooms that you can display proudly in your home.
Has a beautiful photoshoot has been on your to-do list for some time? I get it, it’s hard to find the time, we’re all just so busy. Up until this point you’ve made do with the hundreds of phone photos that will never adorn your walls…
Photoshoots can be daunting!
But it doesn’t have to be.
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.
At Julia Nance Portraits, your experience starts with a personalised consultation either in your home or via Skype.
We discuss everything from the styles of artwork to suit your home, your outfits, what you really want from your session and any concerns you may have. You’ll be completely photoshoot-ready.
The personalisation doesn’t stop there. After your photoshoot, we’ll see each other again at your cinematic design appointment. At this stage, I’ll help you create the perfect artwork and outcomes from your images.
I’ll be here every step of the way to help you remember and cherish this experience forever.
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.
In an age full of digital devices, screens and distracting apps, it’s easy to forget to print your photos. Professional family photography and heirloom portraits will stand the test of time and be adored every single day. Don’t let your memories get lost in a sea of digital files.
After all, we shouldn’t hide beautiful photographs of ourselves on our phones and computers.
Watch some behind the scenes videos of recent sessions:
Why Julia Nance Portraits?
Here’s how I help & prioritise you:
Personalised Pre-Shoot Consultation:
Upon booking you’ll receive a complimentary pre-shoot guide and consultation (either in-person at your home, or via Skype – depending on where you’re located). You’ll have personalised one-on-one help to prepare you for your photoshoot and artwork.
No Outfit Limits:
No restrictions on you expressing yourself – change your outfit as you like!
A Beautiful Studio & Stunning 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 by hand, right into the little details. The results are picture-perfect.
We can book in your design appointment the very next week, so you can review all your images!
As a qualified photographer, with a Bachelor of Photography degree from RMIT University, I have nearly 9 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 true essence.
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
"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 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.
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.
An amazing photographer who captures the best of you. Thrilled!!!!
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 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!
I highly recommend Julia Nance Photography. Julia really takes the time to find out what you want from your session.