Julia Nance Melbourne Photography Studio

About Julia Nance

Hey there, I’m Julia – a professional headshot photographer based in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. I’m a qualified photographer, with a Bachelor of Photography degree from RMIT University, and I have nearly 8 years of experience with studio portraiture (and even more behind a camera in general).

I fell in love with taking portraits in my teens. There was something about capturing the beauty of people. I think it had a lot to do with watching their faces light up when they saw their beauty themselves too.

I love transforming people’s perceptions of themselves through the art of portraiture. I truly believe that we’re all beautiful, and it’s the little quirks about ourselves that make us special.

When I’m not photographing people then you might find me underwater, capturing the joys of the ocean. By far my favourite oceanic subjects are whales and seals – they have me hooked, and the encounters always take my breath away (pun intended).

And if I’m not photographing in the ocean, I’m probably taking photos of dogs on my phone. I love dogs.

But other than photography, I have a strong appreciation for pasta, I obsess over plants (yet I am a terrible gardener), and I enjoy ceramics, painting and other art.

That’s a little about me, now tell me a little about you, and get in touch about your next project.
Every portrait says something, so let’s create your professional image!


Qualifications & Expertise:

2014, BA Arts (Photography), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, graduated with Distinction.
Over 8 years of experience in studio lighting and photography.
Over 10 years of experience in photographing people and portraits.
Over 10 years of experience with Adobe Photoshop and retouching.

Awards and Achievements:

2018, Highly Commended in the Landscape Category, in the Capture Magazine Top Emerging Photographers competition, for series ‘Stillness & Reflection’.
2018,
 Launched Julia Nance Portraits
2017,
Highly Commended in the Art category in the 2017 Capture Magazine Top Emerging Photographers competition, for series Young Poise.
2015, Finalist Capture Magazine’s Top Emerging Photographer’s Competition – Advertising category.
2014, Winner Sally Brownbill Folio Consultancy Award.
2014, Winner for Two Girls Building, Abbotsford. RMIT Enchanted Competition.
2014, Graduated from RMIT University Bachelor of Arts (Photography) with Distinction.
2012, Runner Up in the Yarra Ranges Council Photographic competition.
2011, Awarded Dux of the Arts – Tintern Schools.
2011, Award for Studio Arts – Tintern Schools.

Julia Nance with fine art portraitPublications and Features:

2018, Image featured on the Nikon Australia Instagram and Facebook Page.
2018,
Written Article featured on ‘This Woman Can website. 
2018,
 Images and interview double page feature in Tintern Grammar School Magazine ‘Factis‘ (print and digital copies)
2017,
Images and written article featured in Fiji Airways in flight magazine Fiji Time May/June issue.
2017,
Image featured in the National Geographic Your Shot Daily Dozen, January 13, 2017.
2017,
Image featured on ‘Discover Ocean’ Instagram account.
2016,
Image Jonathan from the series Lovers chosen for inclusion in The Annual magazine by Capture (Emerging Category, published in Hard copy and electronic editions).
2014, Image Swan chosen for inclusion in The Annual magazine edition by Capture (student category, published in hard copy and in iPad edition).
2012, Yarra Ranges Council magazine front cover.

Collections:

2014, 2 pieces in the Tintern Schools permanent art collection – Swan, The Writer.
2014, 3 pieces in the Two Girls Building permanent collection, Abbotsford – Swan, Resignation, Lift.
2014, 1 piece in the private collection of Peter Cahill, art collector and Director of the Domain Hill Property Group – Swan.

Group Exhibitions:

2014, RMIT Graduate exhibition RAW.
2013, RMIT Second year photography exhibition.
2012, RMIT First Visions photography exhibition.
2011, Tintern Schools Year 12 Art Exhibition­.

Contact Information:

Mobile. 0402 001 533
Email. portraits@julianance.com.au
Other Work: julianance.com.au
Instagram. /juliananceportraits
Facebook: /juliananceportraits 
Studio: Located in Lilydale, VIC.

 


Testimonials:

Melbourne Acting and corporate headshot of Maddison
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!

Mady C,
Actress

Julia Nance Portraits
5.0
2018-07-29T19:33:05+11:00

Mady C,
Actress

Melbourne Acting and corporate headshot of Maddison
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!
Maddison Falls Photographer - corporate Headshot
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,
Maddison Falls Photography

Julia Nance Portraits
5.0
2018-07-29T19:33:56+11:00

Maddison Falls,
Maddison Falls Photography

Maddison Falls Photographer - corporate Headshot
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!
Actor Headshot Melbourne
Super friendly and professional! Had a really great experience having headshots done by Julia

Daragh, actor.

Julia Nance Portraits
5.0
2019-02-28T08:49:05+11:00

Daragh, actor.

Actor Headshot Melbourne
Super friendly and professional! Had a really great experience having headshots done by Julia
Melbourne Corporate Headshot of mature woman
Julia is very professional and has the ability to capture great photos.

Anne Vogt,
Arbonne Representative

Julia Nance Portraits
5.0
2018-07-29T19:46:01+11:00

Anne Vogt,
Arbonne Representative

Melbourne Corporate Headshot of mature woman
Julia is very professional and has the ability to capture great photos.
Headshot of Veronika: Acting headshot and corporate Headshot
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.

Veronika Larson,
Actress

Julia Nance Portraits
5.0
2018-07-29T19:47:27+11:00

Veronika Larson,
Actress

Headshot of Veronika: Acting headshot and corporate Headshot
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.
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!

Tiina

Julia Nance Portraits
2019-01-20T10:40:10+11:00

Tiina

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.

Kathie Thomas
Owner of VA Directory

Julia Nance Portraits
5.0
2018-11-27T17:52:16+11:00

Kathie Thomas
Owner of VA Directory

Loved the experience, the location and the relaxed atmosphere. And most of all, love the photos that were taken. So hard to choose.
Lucie - Melbourne Actor Headshot
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.

Julia Nance Portraits
5.0
2019-02-28T08:51:57+11:00

Lucie, Actor & Musician.

Lucie - Melbourne Actor Headshot
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!
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!

Richard, Actor

Julia Nance Portraits
5.0
2018-12-23T16:07:07+11:00

Richard, Actor

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!
Melbourne Acting headshot of Michelle
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!

Michelle Box

Julia Nance Portraits
5.0
2018-07-29T19:48:10+11:00

Michelle Box

Melbourne Acting headshot of Michelle
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!
Melbourne personal branding portrait in studio
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!

Tracy Hambly,
Founder & Teacher at Looking Inwards Meditation

Julia Nance Portraits
5.0
2018-07-29T19:32:15+11:00

Tracy Hambly,
Founder & Teacher at Looking Inwards Meditation

Melbourne personal branding portrait in studio
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!
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

Julia Nance Portraits
5.0
2019-01-20T10:41:50+11:00

Vince Massara, Owner of The Content Friends

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!
Melbourne Outdoor Acting Headshot of Ben
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.

Ben P,
Actor

Julia Nance Portraits
5.0
2018-07-29T19:31:24+11:00

Ben P,
Actor

Melbourne Outdoor Acting Headshot of Ben
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.
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

Julia Nance Portraits
2019-01-20T10:45:03+11:00

John Perthuis, Photographer & Videographer of Krysalyd Films

Thanks to Julia Nance Portraits. Finally someone took a great headshot and I can say that Julia has done a fantastic job !!
Melbourne Portrait Photography
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.

Gerardo

Julia Nance Portraits
5.0
2019-02-28T08:50:40+11:00

Gerardo

Melbourne Portrait Photography
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.
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.

Luisa G,
Gemma's Mother - Gemma is an aspiring model. 

Julia Nance Portraits
5.0
2018-11-27T18:03:45+11:00

Luisa G,
Gemma's Mother - Gemma is an aspiring model. 

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.
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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.”
– Luisa
Julia’s photographic works are eye catching and stunning.
A talented emerging artist and consummate technician, Julia is destined to make an indelible mark on the profession
– Peter J Cahill, Managing Director Domain Hill Property Group. Developer of the 2 Girls Building, Abbotsford.
Julia Nance was lucky enough to win the Sally Brownbill Award from RMIT BA Photography degree at the end of 2014. This award is given to students who show a lot of potential in the commercial photography world. In Julia’s work, I saw a strong commitment to her image making and an attitude to match
– Sally Brownbill, Owner and Director of Sally Brownbill and The Brownbill Effect.