December is over and so are 4x more portraits! 

You can follow my weekly progress (I post a new portrait every Sunday) on Instagram under the tag - #julias52portraits


Our Team

Meet my team, festive monopoly friday night edition. I may not be big on marriage (that's a separate portrait!) but I love having these guys around me always



I like to cocoon myself in blankets, duvets and baggy clothes whenever I am not feeling great; ill, low self esteem, bad day, when I'm cold or have a headache or just feel meh… cocooning solves all and any problem for me! It’s one of the few things I enjoy about winter; being swaddled and comforted by layers of softness, being warmed back up



I am totally a summer baby and not a fan of winter at all. No light, no colour, no sunshine... It's the worst! But - I can get on board with the smell of spruce, warm fires, homely food, and the clothes; hats, scarfs, mittens galore!



Wearing makeup fascinates me. It’s something I do almost every day and have done since I was a teenager. When my acne was at its worse, I wouldn’t leave the house without it and the confidence it brought me was invaluable. As I get older though, I am pushing my makeup comfort zone more. I often go to work without it. I never travel with it on. I wonder why I do it and why most men don’t. Why is it a feminine trait to change and distort our appearance?


"52 portraits is a photography course in self discovery by Vanessa and is hosted through Get Messy Art Journal whom I am an affiliate for. The course is a year long journey in using photography and words to turn your reflection inward and capture who you are at this phase in your life. Learn more and join the course here"