Welcome to

The Julia Nance Portraits Studio

Located in Lilydale, in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, you’ll love the beautiful natural surroundings of my professional photography studio.

Time To Relax

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 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!

A Look Inside

Our simple interior 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.

Indoor Facilities

Tea, Coffee & Hot Chocolate

Enjoy a refreshment while we shoot, or during your design appointment. We have a range of T2 teas, coffee and hot chocolate on offer.

Heating/Air Conditioning

Being in Melbourne, we never know what the temperature will be! Don't worry, we have heating and air conditioning for your comfort.

Various Props & Backgrounds

All of the fun things we can use for our images! We have different coloured backgrounds, chairs, props and accessories to play with.

Studio Wardrobe

Choose from some of our favourite studio pieces! From pretty dresses, to faux fur coats. We've got items for a little extra glam!

Cinematic Projector

Our cinematic projector is here to give you the best photo viewing experience possible. View your images on the big screen!

Our Beautiful 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.

Find Us

Located in Lilydale, Victoria

At the base of the Dandenong Ranges, and on the edge of the Yarra Valley, we're located in the Lilydale/Montrose area in Victoria.

Here you'll find simply stunning landscapes. From a view of the Dandenong Ranges, to the sounds of birds. It's a place you'll fall in love with.

Our space is loved by all our clients. 
It’s a place to relax, leave stress behind, and explore creativity. And it is here you’ll fall in love with the portraits we create. 

While you’re in the area, why not explore the Yarra Valley some more?
You can view our top recommendations here!