Your Headshot and Portrait Experience:
There’s no need to be daunted by the idea of a professional photo shoot. My headshot and branding sessions are all about creating a great experience, getting to know you, having a laugh, and getting amazing results.
Professional headshots need to look like the “best you”. So if you have been in front of the camera for years or if this is your first time, my headshot sessions are relaxed and I will take you through each step of the way.
Have a read of how my headshot and portrait photography sessions run:
How My Sessions Work:
Before your session:
We discuss your ideas together to ensure you get the best headshots and portraits possible.
You will receive a pre-shoot guide via email to help you prepare for your session too. All the information I provide is to help you get the very best out of your experience.
I also use this time to get to know you and your goals. This helps us form a connection on the day, and helps me to create a mood board of images that can inspire us on the day of your session.
On the day:
I guide and direct you during your session at my Melbourne studio – based in the eastern suburbs. Together we will look at the images as we go so you can see what you like and don’t like. I’ll tweak the lighting and set up, and we can do various outfit, background and lighting changes. The more you know what you want or need from the shoot, the more efficient the shoot will be.
After your session:
You will receive a PDF of the best shots from the session. These will all be numbered so you can see what images you like the best. It is then your job to choose the final images you want me to edit. After you send me your final choices, I’ll edit them and within a few days, you will have high-resolution digital downloads! If you would like to know a little more about how I edit, and what to expect in your end result, have a read here.
Example of headshot retouching:
Find A Session To Suit You:
My headshot and portrait services vary, depending on your needs. I have packages suitable for corporate portraiture and personal branding, as well as packages that suit actors/musicians/models – and anyone who just wants some great images of themselves.
Each package varies in the number of final images, and suit various budget levels. To find out more information about my session types, follow the links below:
If you’re ready to go, you can book your session online at a time that suits you.
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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
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
Great service, very happy with the results and would highly recommend to others.
Super friendly and professional! Had a really great experience having headshots done by Julia
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
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
Julie - Actor
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 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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 is very professional and has the ability to capture great photos.
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