The Julia Nance Portraits Professional Photography Studio:

My photography studio is located in picturesque Lilydale, to the East of Melbourne. You will find plenty of nature to soothe the soul and will be stepping into a relaxing environment from the moment you arrive.

Located within a historic Nissan Hut, the studio feels rustic on the outside, while on the inside there is a modern feel. You will find opportunities for both studio and natural light photoshoots, and there is complete privacy here. You don’t need to worry about passersby watching you have your portrait taken.

Scroll down and have a look at the images on this page and see for yourself.
I can’t wait to share the space with you during your next session!

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Julia Nance Portraits professional portrait studio

Inside the Studio:

Inside my studio is a clean, modern space perfect for headshots and portraits. For your comfort, you’ll find heating and air conditioning, and on arrival you are welcome to a cup of coffee or glass of water while we go through our plan for the session.

While you’re here you’re in capable hands. You won’t need to worry about a thing! I’ll do all the set up and pack down, and all I’ll need is your patience as I tweak the set up. Studio headshot and portrait sessions can utilise both natural light and studio strobe lighting inside. There is a great theatrical curtain for privacy and to block out light if we need to, or we can use that for a pure black backdrop.

Outside my studio you’ll enter into a paved undercover area with plenty of charm and character. I’ve set this up as a welcoming space with plenty of potential. There are so many amazing textures and colours to work with for unique backdrops. It is also just a soothing place to be in: looking out onto the Dandenong Ranges and listening to the birds is all a part of its charm.

The Natural Surroundings:

You will be completely surrounded by natural beauty at the studio. It all makes beautiful scenery for both headshots and portraits. Here you will find both open paddocks (with the occasional kangaroo), as well as dense bushland. These areas make for unique and compelling backgrounds that are vibrant and engaging. Depending on the time of day, we often get beautiful light coming in through the trees, morning fog, and wonderful golden sunset lighting. Have a look at some of the images below:

The Background Options:

There are so many possibilities for headshot and portrait backgrounds both in the studio, and surrounding grounds. Have a look at some example images below to see what we can achieve.

Studio Headshot Backgrounds:

For my studio, I have multiple coloured boards that make for great headshots with a bit of pop. I tend to consider outfit, hair, and eye colour with these backgrounds to create cohesion and style. We can also use a neutral backdrop, such as white, grey or black in the studio. And have the option to use various coloured/textured fabrics as well. Below are some of my studio background options:

Outdoor Headshot Backgrounds:

For outdoor portraits and headshots, I use natural light and tend to explore the areas around my studio. I tend to look for light, and observe its direction and go from there. We pick backgrounds according to the overall look we are after. It can range from dark and gritty, to open and bright. There are endless opportunities to explore in the ten acres around the studio – from bushland to open paddocks!

Testimonials:

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+00:00

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.
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+00:00

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.
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+00:00

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 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+00:00

Anne Vogt,
Arbonne Representative

Melbourne Corporate Headshot of mature woman
Julia is very professional and has the ability to capture great photos.
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+00:00

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.
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+00:00

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!
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+00:00

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!
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+00:00

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.
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+00:00

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!
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