CLASSES | MENTORING | SPEAKING
For Professional Photographers
From mentoring & workshops, to online courses, templates and free tools, Julia strives to help photographers make their businesses stand out.
Julia offers online business coaching over a 3 month span. Students meet with her twice per month via video conference. The curriculum is tailored to your business issues. She holds you accountable and guides you to get tasks done right the first time. This opportunity offers incredible access to Julia as your coach and mentor. Arranged as Julia's schedule permits.
Students who need help with creativity, technical shooting skills, and baby handling should consider in-person mentoring here at our Bend, OR studio. 2:1 mentoring offers an intimate experience handling newborns first hand.
2019 dates below.
(per person for 2-days)
Watch what you learn over and over from home. Record video while you are here!
Get access to Julia's private email for your questions 60 days post meeting.
Meet-n-Greet pre-meeting webinar for all workshop and mentoring students.
Workbook to follow along and take notes during your newborn mentoring.
All mentees get access, and your questions are personally answered by Julia.
60-day follow up webinars to check in and make sure you're on track!
01. if you struggle with getting clients to inquire and/or book with you.
02. if you're pricing is not where you want it to be, but you don't know how to get there.
03. if you feel like you compare yourself to your competition constantly.
04. if you are "shooting and burning," but you want a better way to sell your work.
05. if you feel like your work is not "good enough" to charge what you are worth.
06. if you are burned out and need to go in a different direction to feel passion again.
07. if you need to stand out in a saturated market.
08. if you lack a consistent style to your work, but you're having trouble finding it.
09. if your brand isn't you, and prospective clients aren't responding to your efforts.
Julia has helped dozens of studios build their businesses into 6-figure empires. She can help you achieve your dream too!
The struggle is real. It is time to flip the script!
WPPI Las Vegas - Feb. 24-28, 2019
PHOTO PLUS New York City - Oct. 2019
More Dates TBD
MASTERMIND RETREAT Bend, OR - June 7-8, 2019
NEWBORN WORKSHOP New York City - Oct. 2019
More Dates TBD
Publications & Media Coverage
Julia Kelleher is a PPA Master Photographer, Artist, Craftsman, and certified with the organization. She holds the prestigious Diamond Photographer of the Year title - earning it twice in PPA print competition. She is also a Master of WPPI and holds numerous top national and international awards for her newborn and children's work. She is a Nikon® Ambassador and is the only newborn photographer in the world sponsored by Nikon®.
She operates a multiple-6-figure, retail studio in Bend, OR, specializing in newborn, maternity, baby, family and brand management commercial photography. She began her career out of her home studio in Portland, OR and quickly rose to a thriving retail business with 3 employees and a steady stream of new and repeat clientele.
Published in numerous magazines and online publications - like Professional Photographer, Rangefinder, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post along with major television news outlets like ABC and NBC news - she began teaching in 2009, and now speaks at events and conference worldwide, helping inspire other creative women to pursue their photographic dreams. She has been honored to speak at WPPI, Imaging USA, The Belly Baby Conference, Creative Live, PhotoPlus, and numerous PPA Affiliate Events. She also serves as a print judge for major international competitions.
Julia is master marketer and business guru, lending her strengths in business and creativity to other studio owners. She offers online classes, private mentoring and national workshops. She is married to Rob, the love of her life and has a 8-year old son, Dean. She is a passionate designer, decorator and figure skater!
A systematic approach
Julia's classes always offer actionable content you can put to use right away. She explains information step-by-step and is renowned for her clarity, and in-depth look at "why" you are learning certain information.
She's a no nonsense kind of instructor and says it like it is. There is no sugar-coating, but there is heaps of inspiration and motivation. She's been there, and she's not afraid to highlight her mistakes.
High quality materials
Our production values are top-notch. Classes have to be enjoyable to watch without bad audio, poor graphics and mediocre teaching. Not only that, graphics are concise and easy to understand.
And whenever courses offer bonus materials or worksheets, you can expect beautifully designed content that makes it fun to learn and enjoyable to study. An organized student is one who will get through the content easily and completely!
You gotta #dothework!
Julia is passionate about making sure her students complete the course and implement what they've learned. There's nothing worse than an online course that sits, waiting for you to dive in.
With our Facebook groups, a place for questions, course comments and reminder emails, plus calendars and assignments, our classes will motivate you to get the work done and apply it to your business NOW. A strong community makes strong students!
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 get 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!
Want to know what tools we use daily in our studio? Check out the software, hardware, paper-ware and companies we use to make Jewel Images run smoother. Plus, get free downloads to use in your own business!
Online mentoring allows you to stay home to learn! It includes bi-weekly live, interactive discussion with me (Julia) through online meeting software. It’s essentially a full workshop experience from anywhere! This course is only offered one to two times per year and only to a very select number of students. I meet with students in groups of 2 over 3 months. I'll helps you with your business issues, troubleshoots your areas of concern and walk you through solutions step-by-step.
Private, in-person mentoring is one-on-two coaching with me at my Bend, OR studio over a period of two days. It offers the maximum capacity to learn, as it is truly a “hands-on” experience. You will paired with one other student to learn shooting, handling babies, posing, post-processing and organizing your workflow–all with me at your side, helping you each step of the way. I also offering in-person mentoring to learn children's creative work.
In-person mentoring is only offered to those who have filled out an application. It is offered on a first-come first serve basis, and via a formal application process. The application allows me to see where you are in your business and assess whether or not you are in a place where I can effectively help you. Online business coaching is offered on a limited basis to ensure you receive the highest quality advice, assistance and personal attention. Please email us to inquire: firstname.lastname@example.org
At this time, I'm not accepting invitations to travel to outside studios, however if I happen to be in your city for a conference or major speaking event, arrangements can be made to offer private in-person caching at your business while I'm in your area. Please inquire!
Yes! Our short form courses are immediately downloadable. Our larger format courses which have money-back guarantee are available to download once the 30-day guarantee period is complete. All classes are instant access online and can be watched anytime.
We offer limited tech support for classes and template products. Unfortunately, our staff is not large enough to handle full 24/7 support. For example we will help you troubleshoot logging into your account, etc. If you are having download issues, we will do our best to help, however sometimes it is a problem on the customer end. We do not offer support for Photoshop or how-tos for customizing our products. All templates come with customization instructions and/or brief demo videos for certain techniques.