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photographer, educator, Nikon® Ambassador, wife and mommy to my adorable little boy.

Julia Kelleher

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.

my family

OUR home

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.


Our Love Story...

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.



Mr Fix It, can remember everything, honest, kind, build-anything aficionado.


Artist, educator, ambitious creative, always looking at the big picture.


Sassy, feisty, sensitive-hearted, lover boy who's giggle makes our world go around.


Lazy, slow-moving, sausage dog who loves kids and cozy beds. He sleeps 20 hours a day.



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!

8 Years in the making.

follow our journey here


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! 


Beth brinston

digital media manager

i work best

at 10:00 am!

with a

coffee in my hand.

and often have

my twin kids in tow. I'm a proud single mom.

fact 01

I got the job at Jewel Images when I came to Bend to mentor with Julia. She hired me on the spot and I moved from California!

fact 02

My "other" job is in the corporate world where I protect big company data from disaster. Back up! Back up!

fact 03

I love photographing pets! Animals are my passion and I volunteer for the Humane Society as much as possible. We own 2 dogs, 2 cats and a bunny!

back to team

Chelsea Sheridan

client coordinator/digital marketing

i work best

with a detailed to do list


a coffee in my hand!

and often have

a podcast in the background and my puppy at my feet.

fact 01

There's nothing I love more than helping someone pic a killer outfit.

fact 02

I used to work in radio and I'm a licensed nail tech.

fact 03

I'm from Arizona, but I love a cloudy sky and a rainy day!

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. 

empower mothers and creative women to be confident in their dreams.



let's do this!

our core values

Hey, we believe!

work harder.
dream big.
perseverance pays off.
read. all. the. time.
always see the big picture.
serve with an open heart.
knowledge is SELF-EMpowerMENT.
accept everyone.
don't sugarcoat.
NOW is the only moment you truly have.

about US


Our goal is to take care of our clients from first phone call, to final display of their images. We always begin every session with the end product/result in mind, and cater to creating specialty art that looks magnificent and custom-designed in our clients homes. When you commission, us you know that every detail is taken care of.

Industry-leading education

Julia is a world-renowned photography and business educator, having taught almost half a million students worldwide. Endorsed by Nikon®, Inc. along with other prominent companies and featured in multiple publications, Julia's ability to help studios grow to profitability is unmatched and industry famous.

what we do

portrait art

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.

Julia’s courses are priceless. I remember the first time I caught her speaking and I only meant to watch for a few minutes and an hour later I couldn’t tear myself away.  I had so many light bulb moments watching her courses and have completely turned my business around.

brendan murphy

Julia’s passion is so inspiring. Not only does she create beautiful images technically speaking, she creates art. She’s absolutely amazing!

shannon rowe

I want to THANK YOU for your servant heart, and the gift that you were given, and that you so selflessly share that gift with us. 

jennifer fermaint

Julia is a special kind of teacher. She truly cares about the success of each of her students. I will take every opportunity that I have to learn from Julia and run with it!

molly meagher

where to
find us


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