photographer, educator, Nikon® Ambassador, wife and mommy to my adorable little boy.
Your family is amazing. That's what we think at least, and we want to honor that with you. Professional, studio portraiture celebrates you and the legacy that you are making. Images of you in your home will bring to life the love you share and the adventures you have together. And when you walk by it everyday, you'll get an overwhelming feeling of joy, love, giggles and nostalgic purpose flowing through your veins. And our goal is to make those images be more and more valuable to you every year that passes.
And when professional imagery is printed and designed to coordinate with your home and its decor, all of sudden YOU are your art. An investment so worth it, you'll wonder how you could have ever lived without it. Especially when your little ones grow (mine is now 9! See images, sidebar.), change and discover before your eyes. Remembering those looks, grins, smirks, and
oh-so-them growth stages will seem like you want to keep a vise-like grip on the past. They grow too dang fast!
My own family started here in Bend, OR where we love everything outside. Camping, boating, the Oregon coast - it's all majestic here! Rob and I fell in love when he walked up to my front doorstep (more on that later). 16 years later, we are still madly in love and grateful for all we've been given.
Julia Kelleher, M.Photog., M.Artist., Cr., CPP is the ONLY newborn photographer in the world endorsed by Nikon, Inc.
The story of love; how Rob and I met and started this life together. And how I talked him into a child.
All "four" of us - personality quirks, silly habits and things you may not know. We are an odd lot!
We are knee deep building a custom home. Hear the story and see it all happen here.
I like to say that Rob romantically waltzed up to my doorstep and whisked me off my feet. The reality? Oh, he walked onto my doorstep alright, carrying a couch. How romantic! He was helping my girlfriend at the time, move into my basement. Hey, he still swept me off my feet!
We've been together 14 years, married for 10. We eloped to Mexico and it was dreamy. We got married on the premise that we would NOT have kids. Well, I blew that one didn't I? One day, I popped the question.
"Can we start a family?" I asked. I have a gem of a man. You know what he said?
"Sure! How many?"
And 3 weeks later we were pregnant with just one baby boy. And he's everything we need, and all that we love.
It all began with the dream of allowing our son Dean to grow up in the dirt - on a farm. For four years we searched for that perfect piece of property, finally Thanksgiving 2017 we found it. We bought it the Friday following the holiday and the work began to design our dream home.
Most people know I LOVE interior design, and if Joanna Gaines and Restoration Hardware had a baby, that would be my ultimate happy place. So here we are, framing our home with a completion date set for fall 2019.
I'm so fortunate to have a husband who is a builder. He is so talented and is giving me everything (well almost everything $$!!) I dream of. This home will be where I someday kick the bucket - a place of respite, dreams, peace and love. It will be filled with grandkids, goats and a greenhouse full of goodies.
And we can't wait!
We are a fun-loving, somewhat crazy bunch of women who LOVE working with children, families, mothers and each other. We are a mighty team of four here at the studio and we love what we do! Moms ourselves, we get what it's like trying to juggle the world with two hands while tiny hands are grabbing at your shirt, with a little voice that says "mommy! mommy!" That's why a portrait session with us is full-service, easy and actually relaxing. Let us do all the work, and let the creativity fly. We thrive on it!
Click below to get to know us a little better, Cosmo quiz style!
We believe in the miracle of family and the creative mom-preneur. You can have beautiful babies AND follow a creative career you love! Running a business is hard. And raising a family is the hardest job you'll ever love, but both make us into women with passion, pride and perseverance; growing us and our little ones into magnificent human beings. And having beautiful, artistic images to treasure that journey is priceless.
perseverance pays off.
read. all. the. time.
always see the big picture.
serve with an open heart.
knowledge is SELF-EMpowerMENT.
NOW is the only moment you truly have.
Your family is amazing! Your story deserves to be recorded in beautiful portraiture. Motherhood is a right of passage that forms who you are. Whether it's the very beginning with your newborn, or the middle of the road with crazy and a-little-naughty, siblings - artistic imagery designed for your home decor makes the portrait experience luxurious, memorable and exceptional.
Lasting heirlooms that make your family your art.
Easy, classic sessions that provide consistent, imagery. Every gallery is varied and beautiful.
Everything planned for you, from wardrobe, to location to how you display the final result.
Newborns are our specialty! The leading studio in Central Oregon for our genre. Safety trained, and love for babies abounds.
Professional photographers from all over the globe come to Julia to learn the ins and outs of running a creative business. Julia offers online courses, templates, tools and in-person mentoring, along with Mastermind workshops to help you make a living doing what you love! Our passion is to make your portrait business fulfilling
and marketing fun! You can do this!
Grow your clientele and your confidence running a business that thrives.
Market your business to your ideal client. Shoot with a style that's all YOU!
Learn to price your work for profit, and sell with a "service-oriented" approach.
Photographers: Every month we send out modern marketing advice for business owners with relevant strategies to grow your clientele. We save our best for Jewel Insiders, so hop to it!
We have daily conversations about business, marketing, sales, pricing and more. Our private Facebook group is a wealth of knowledge, camaraderie and fun. Pop on in and introduce yourself. We can't wait to meet you!
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