Creating your professional image.
Specialising in Actor Headshots, Corporate Photography
& Bespoke Fine Art Portraiture in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs.
I’m Julia, and I help everyday people showcase themselves as the professionals and beautiful people they are.
I specialise in professional headshot, personal branding photography and bespoke fine art portraiture in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. I’m based in Lilydale, Victoria, and I work with actors and business professionals, transforming their online image into something they can be proud of. I also work with individuals and families, capturing memories that are treasured for a lifetime, and turning these bespoke portraits into works of art. From the get-go, my process is all about getting to know you, your goals, and what you want your images to say.
How can I help you?
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 your 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. Just trust me, you’ve got this!
Thanks to Julia Nance Portraits. Finally someone took a great headshot and I can say that Julia has done a fantastic job !!
John Perthuis, Photographer & Videographer of Krysalyd Films
Great service, very happy with the results and would highly recommend to others.
Had the privilege of having my portrait taken by Julia. 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!
Julia is very professional and has the ability to capture great photos.
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!
Jane, Zed's mother.
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!
Maddison Falls Photography
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.
Alesha, Physiotherapist & Researcher
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.
H - Senior Accountant
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.
Gemma's Mother - Gemma is an aspiring model.
Super friendly and professional! Had a really great experience having headshots done by Julia
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.
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. Wishing you all the best Julia!
Aurelia - Business owner at Aurelia Yeomans Jewellery
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!
Founder & Teacher at Looking Inwards Meditation
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!
Lucie, Actor & Musician.
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 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!!
Joy - Director at True Blue Migration
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!
Julia takes amazing photos! She’s patient and creative, taking beautiful head shots! Would 100% recommend her! She won't rush you and her little studio is adorable!
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!
Loved the experience, the location and the relaxed atmosphere. And most of all, love the photos that were taken. So hard to choose.
Owner of VA Directory
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!
Vince Massara, Owner of The Content Friends
I highly recommend Julia Nance Photography. Julia really takes the time to find out what you want from your session.
Sharee, Owner at Wellness & Co
Your Local Headshot Photographer:
Do you want to make great first impressions and look at the top of your field?
Of course you do!
But let me guess: the thought of a professional photoshoot leaves you feeling stressed, anxious and awkward.
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 been using a poor quality image and you’ve found it doesn’t capture your essence at all…
I get it: photoshoots are daunting!
But it doesn’t have to be like this at all.
You need headshots and branding portraits that are authentic, professional and will ultimately lead you to more work.
Luckily, that’s where I come in.
Why Julia Nance Portraits?
Here’s how I help & prioritise you:
A Pre-Shoot Guide:
Upon booking you’ll receive a complimentary pre-shoot guide.
This will help you prepare for your photoshoot and achieve the outstanding portraits you want.
No Outfit Limits:
No restrictions on you expressing yourself – change your outfit as you like.
Studio & Outdoor Options:
We can explore a range of both studio and outdoor locations during your session.
No Strict Time Limits:
My sessions allow you to relax and achieve a range of on-brand imagery that captures your personality.
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.
I have a quick turnaround on my final digital images for actors and businesses,
you can use them within 3-4 working days!
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.
Portraits to turn your house into a home…
Have you always had ‘family portraits’ on your never-ending t0-do list? Life sure is busy, and it is so easy to let it pass us by. It’s only when it is too late we say ‘if only’.
Your portrait session is the solution to being ‘too busy’, to never having enough family time, to being stressed, overworked, exhausted. You see: your portraiture session will celebrate everything about you, about your children and about family. It’s time to slow down, relax, and indulge in the little moments that we’ll look back on and say: “those were the good days“.
My Bespoke Portraiture sessions are all about making artwork for your home, to treasure forever, and to pass down for generations. From beautiful wall art to heirloom keepsakes. All my bespoke portrait sessions include a personalised design appointment where you can order the right artwork for your home.
My studio is all about creating a relaxing atmosphere. 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 outdoor headshots or beautiful lifestyle portraits.
Of course inside 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 cheeky snacks too. It’s a relaxing environment where I create all my indoor headshots as well as my fine art portraits too.
You’ll find amazing opportunities here, and I can’t wait to bring you into my space!
Still not sure if you need a professional headshot?
Most people feel awkward and uncomfortable in front of the camera. You might have already taken some photos of yourself, or asked your partner to take one for you. Chances are, it’s not cutting it in the professional world.
A professional headshot needs to capture your personality, your welcoming smile, your brand, and your professionalism. All of that paired with great lighting, spot on composition, and at high resolution.
- With university training, I understand lighting, colour, and composition, and will utilise them for outstanding results.
- My gear is top of the range. You really can tell the difference between professional equipment and phone cameras.
- I’ll coach and direct you, and make you camera-confident. And I really care: I want you to love your photos too.
- You’re given professional knowledge to help you prepare. Pre-shoot guides covering everything from outfits to posing.
- Cutting-edge retouching polishes your final photographs – ensuring you look authentic, without blurred filters.
Take the Leap:
Put yourself first, and invest in professional images that you’ll treasure forever.
Click here for
Actor Headshot Sessions
Corporate and Personal Branding sessions
Staff Headshots and On-Site Branding
Lifestyle and Fine Art Portrait Sessions