Welcome To The Julia Nance Portraits Professional Portrait Studio.
Located in Lilydale, in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, you’ll love the beautiful natural surroundings of my professional photography studio.
With 10 acres of beautiful gardens, paddocks and Australian bushland, Julia Nance Portraits offers a studio environment with all the charm of a country setting – but right on the edge of the suburbs! With a backdrop of the Dandenong ranges, you’ll fall in love (and be relaxed) as soon as you arrive.
The Julia Nance Portraits Studio Location:
Lilydale – Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.
There is limited public transport, but plenty of free parking available.
Tea, coffee & hot chocolate.
Heating and air conditioning.
Professional lighting equipment.
Mirrors & clothing rack.
Various backdrops, props and studio wardrobe.
10 acres of beautiful Australian bushland, paddocks & greenery – you might even spot a kangaroo or two!
Eftpos/credit card (tap, swipe, chip) or cash (exact change only – no spare change facilities).
We also offer Payright on our range of wall art, wall collections, keepsakes and packages.
Have a look at some of the outdoor and indoor scenery at the studio in the video below:
About the studio:
With a country-like charm, you’ll find our rustic studio a sweet spot to visit. Overlooking the Dandenong Ranges, and surrounded by beautiful gardens and native wildlife, our studio experience is all about relaxing and enjoying each other’s company. The inside of the studio is clean and modern. I use professional photographic lighting equipment to create beautiful works of art. The best part: the studio is wonderfully private – meaning you don’t need to compete for car parks, worry about traffic, or passersby watching you have your photos taken! You can enjoy these moments all to yourself.
I can’t wait to show you around during your bespoke portrait session!
Click to book your session online, or contact me here.
Have a look inside…
Our simple space inside is a modern space where I create all my fine art portraits. With heating and air conditioning, you’ll find a comfortable space to be yourself and create beautiful memories. While you’re here, enjoy a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate, or a glass of water while we get to know each other.
Thanks to John Perthuis Photography for the beautiful photos of me above, showing some behind the scenes action!
You don’t need to worry about a thing while you’re at the Julia Nance Portraits studio. I’ll take great care of you – everything from helping style you and your family, working with lighting, props and backdrops, and prompting and posing you as we go along. The theatrical curtain is perfect for privacy when you or your family members need to get changed, and it doubles as a block out so we can have a unique viewing experience at your Design Appointment too.
Just outside the studio is an undercover area that welcomes you on arrival. We have a small table and chairs here that you can sit back and take in the scenery. This is great if you want to give your kids a little space while they get their photos taken.
The Natural Surroundings:
There is absolute beauty around the studio. With bushland, paddocks and garden’s, our surroundings are not only soothing to the soul, but attract plenty of native wildlife too. If you’re lucky, you might spot some kangaroos or local birdlife while you’re with us. Not only this, but there are endless beautiful settings for lifestyle portraits too. These areas create for stunning backdrops in all my lifestyle family portraits – especially in the early mornings and afternoon, when the light is just magical. Bring some sensible shoes – as there are slopes, mud, logs, undergrowth and all things wild here! It’s great fun, and gives a sense of adventure to all our outdoor shots. Of course, if you want something a little less adventurous, we can always stick to the flatter, paddock areas.
Explore The Yarra Valley:
I’ve written a guide about exploring the Yarra Valley! I would love for all my clients to experience the wonderful things the Yarra Valley has to offer, and so I’ve written a guide across at my headshot & branding website. Click through to read my top recommendations of things to see and do in the area. Have a read here.
Click to book your session online, or contact me here.
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!!
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!
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.
"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!
Loved the experience, the location and the relaxed atmosphere. And most of all, love the photos that were taken. So hard to choose.
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.
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 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!
Julia is a very talented photographer who goes above and beyond every time.
Great service, very happy with the results and would highly recommend to others.
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!
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.
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!
Super friendly and professional ! Had a really great experience having headshots done by Julia
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.
Julia is very professional and has the ability to capture great photos.
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
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!
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!
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.
An amazing photographer who captures the best of you. Thrilled!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Thanks to Julia Nance Portraits. Finally someone took a great headshot and I can say that Julia has done a fantastic job !!
I highly recommend Julia Nance Photography. Julia really takes the time to find out what you want from your session.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!