Lifeworks Photography

For over 20 years Lifeworks Photography has captured the memories and hearts of families across Melbourne with stunning photographic portraiture.

Renowned for balancing high-end photography with maternal warmth and understanding, our all-female team offer a complete professional photographic service.

The creative, fun and highly qualified all female team at Lifeworks Photography are:

Julie Ewing

Aipp julie Ewing

APP.L M.Photog III Assoc.Dip.Photog.
Artistic Director & Photographer

Owner of Lifeworks Photography since 1992, Julie has an Associate Diploma in Photography, and is a mother of two highly photographed kids, Henry and Amelia.

Julie’s passion other than Portraiture photography is travel photography. She loves to experience new cultures with camera at hand, taking her kids along for the adventure. Julie has been a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography for over 24 years, earning her licentiate status in recognition of her years in the industry and as an AIPP member. She has mentored photographers, judged state and national awards and has been a guest speaker in the UK, Norway, and Australia.

Tracy Macaskill

Photographer and Digital Retoucher

Tracy has a Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging from New Zealand, majoring in Photography and Graphic Design. Tracy has always had a love for photography and a passion and natural connection for working with children and animals. An experienced retoucher and digital artist, Tracy helps turn your incredible photos into stunning masterpieces.

The team abides by the AIPP governing standards of ethics and industry practice under the leadership of owner, Julie Ewing. They continually challenge themselves in their creativity. By entering the annual AIPP Australian Professional Photography Award, Julie has received recognition with over 70 Silver, Silver with Distinction and Gold awards of excellence. She has also won some notable awards.

Authentically beautiful photography in any location

We set the scene for a relaxed shoot in our home-based studio in Northcote, or a location of your choosing. Spaces where you and your family can feel at ease in front of the camera and natural beauty can emanate.

Lifeworks Newborn photography

Experts at capturing precious moments in time

It’s personal for us. Not many photographers have the privilege of following their clients’ journeys from the wedding day to pregnancy, to a family portrait. These are the types of clients we’ve built long-term relationships with over the years – telling their stories through photographic art.

Attention to detail from consultation to delivery

We guide you through the entire process, from the colour treatment to the artistic direction, to selecting the perfect frame. To us, there is nothing more precious than family. So we ensure your’s is portrayed in the best possible light. Using first-class equipment and the most impactful techniques.

Contact the team today for portrait photography
you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

Here are just a few awards Julie has won over the years

When you’ve been photographing families for as many years as we have you get to enter a few competitions and win a few awards.

Here are a just a few.

Book Finalist VPPY 2015

Victorian Professional Photography Awards

International B/W Spider Awards 2013, 2014 and 2015

Awarded x7 nominations in
People, Fashion and Wildlife categories

Victorian Travel Photographer of the Year 2012

AIPP – Australian Institute Of Professional Photography

Victorian Illustrative Photographer of the Year 2005

AIPP – Australian Institute Of Professional Photography

Victorian Portrait Photographer of the Year 2005

AIPP – Australian Institute Of Professional Photography
  • How We Do It

    Creative, personalised photography for the most personal family moments.

  • Our Process

    We provide a warm, relaxing setting for naturally beautiful photography.

  • The Experience

    Our talented team creates, refines, and delivers premium works of art.

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Read some wonderful words from our happy customers

“You have so perfectly captured my son’s personality. I’m simply blown away by the quality and number of great shots you took.”

– Scott

“Julie and her team are delightful, professional, yet personable who always make a photo shoot fun and enjoyable. The result is always a unique collection of stunning photos that we will treasure forever.”

– Fiona

“Staff were so friendly and so patient! Our baby looked serene and content, which she was NOT on the day. “

– Meredith