Portrait Photographer, Julia Kelleher, M. Photog., Cr. CPP, specializes in newborn and family portraits out of her boutique, Bend OR, studio. She offers her clients a photographic style that is organic, textural and artistic, and specializes in creating heirloom albums and custom wall art. In 3 short years of moving her studio from Portland, OR to the small town of Bend, OR, she has grown into a 6 figure business with 2 employees including a second associate photographer. In the last year, unique marketing efforts, a consistent branding message and persistent relationship building has doubled her client base and earned her studio the reputation for being the “newborn” photographer in Central Oregon.
A PPA International Gold and Silver Medalist, Julia has had 5 prints accepted into the International Loan Collection in just 4 short years of competition. Julia is a master marketing and sales expert. A Time Exposure approved educator for ProSelect Sales Presentation software, she helps photographers world-wide break into in-person sales and master their “soft-selling” technique.
Julia picked up her first 35mm SLR film camera at age 14. Putting it down after college to pursue her master’s degree in broadcast journalism at the esteemed Syracuse University- Newhouse School of Public Communications, she spent over a decade traveling the country covering general assignment stories for all three television networks. After working Portland, OR”s ABC affiliate for 6 years as an on-air anchor/reporter, she left television news to pursue photography full-time. Her experience with the news industry, and expertise in media relations and public communications have given her techniques to help other photographers understand their clients, and improve their businesses.