A bit of a personal post here… I recently took a much-needed break, and drove up north to Lightning Ridge, a remote opal mining town in Northern NSW. I was visiting an old friend, Graeme, who I’ve been in contact with since I was about 10 or 11. It had been two long since I had seen him, and honestly this is a trip I had been meaning to do for years. How did I meet Graeme? Initially, Graeme and […]
Make a day of it! There are so many things to do in the Yarra Valley after you’ve had your headshots taken. I’m Julia, a headshot specialist based in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Most headshot specialists are found in more metropolitan areas, but I wanted to bring specialised headshot services to the suburbs and luckily for me, I live in such a wonderful part of the world. I focus on corporate headshots, personal branding, actor headshots, model portfolios, […]
When I’m not photographing headshots for actors or business professionals, I’m possibly taking portraits of children. I absolutely love this, and while it can be challenging at times, capturing a child’s personality while they are in their element at childcare or kinder is an amazing feeling. I work with a small team of amazing photographers: Jenny and Linda. Jenny has built up her business, Suga Snaps Photography, and refined her craft and the art of children’s photography. She brought me […]
The Facts! Want to get to know me a little more? Here are a bunch of fun facts about me. Be warned: I am a little dorky (but I am completely okay with that!). 1 – I am Harry Potter obsessed. This series of books took over my childhood. In primary school I had a harry potter club at the age of 9, where me and a friend sorted students into houses, ran classes, and gave out detention (all during […]
My journey since graduating University has taken many directions. I have worked as a portrait photographer for graduation ceremonies; as a photo retoucher, printer and restorer at a local camera shop; explored many areas of photography that I am passionate about; and travelled across sixteen countries.
Photo Retouching, Post Production, Image Manipulation. All these areas have captivated me since I was about 16. I remember researching and practicing on photoshop during my art classes in high school. When I went to university I was even more excited to be learning Digital Imaging from an Adobe Ambassador. It was here I really pushed myself into achieving more, and better results. This area requires discipline. It requires dedication and practice. I was retouching and restoring old photos for […]
I love underwater photography! It’s not a secret. I’ve written about it here and have another website where you can see a lot of my underwater work, and purchase prints too. I also have a dedicated Instagram account to my underwater photography adventures. The Challenge Of Photographing People Underwater: While there is nothing like photographing whales and seals underwater, photographing people is an interesting experience too. All underwater photography is a little more challenging. Handling the gear in huge housings, […]
My Studio is in beautiful Lilydale. So let’s take a tour: Picturesque Lilydale is to the east of Melbourne and located within the beautiful Shire of the Yarra Ranges. I grew up here, and I am lucky enough to have the studio at the back of my parent’s property within a historic Nissan Hut. It overlooks the Dandenong Ranges, and is surrounded by fields, gumtrees and Australian bushland. If you’re there at the right time, you might see some Kangaroos […]