Who am I

Lifeworks Photography

For over 27 years Julie Ewing at 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, Julie offers a complete professional photographic service.

A creative, fun and highly experienced photographer.

Julie Ewing

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

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Owner of Lifeworks Photography since 1993, Julie, previously a Registered Nurse, has an Associate Diploma in Photography and is a mother of two highly photographed kids, Henry and Amelia.

Growing up with a Darkroom in her home, shooting film and processing her images from the age of 10 years seemed to be a sure step into a future career. However, after completing year 12 Julie trained as a Registered Nurse at Royal North Shore in Sydney in the final year of Hospital training before it was moved to Universities. A career of 8 years, though short-lived has given her a sound knowledge of the nuances of photographing pregnant women, newborns, and children of all ages. That, and being a mother herself helps her to understand what is possible, safe, and natural when photographing infants. Many of her Award-winning images have been of pregnant women and newborns over the years.

Julie traveled extensively in her early 20’s and whilst doing so realised her passion for photography and returned to Sydney to commence a 4-year Diploma at Sydney Tech in Ultimo. Primarily a Commercial photographers course, Julie was one of 22 who graduated out of 75 students, often with the highest scores for her portfolio and assignment work, photographing people, much to her tutor’s disgust. (they preferred shiny kettles and inanimate objects). Julie and one other graduate only have continued to work professionally full time in the Photographic Industry, since 1993.

Julie’s passion other than Portraiture photography is travel photography. She loves to experience new and diverse cultures with a camera in hand, taking her kids along for the adventure.

Julie has been a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography for over 27 years, earning her licentiate status in recognition of her years in the industry and as an AIPP member. She was made a Life Member of the AIPP in 2020. She has mentored photographers, judged state and national awards, and has been a guest speaker in the UK, Norway, and Australia.

Abiding by the AIPP governing standards of ethics and industry practice and continually challenging creativity by entering the annual AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards, Julie has received recognition with over 70 Silver, Silver with Distinction and Gold awards of excellence. She has also won some notable awards.

family portrait photographer

Authentically beautiful photography in any location

The scene is set for a relaxed shoot in a home-based studio in Northcote, where there is both an indoor studio and a purpose-built outdoor studio, or a location of your choosing. Spaces where you and your family can feel at ease in front of the camera and natural.

Family Portrait photographer

Expert at capturing precious moments in time

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

Family Portrait photographer

Attention to detail from consultation to delivery

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

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

Some of Julie's notable awards are Winning State categories 3x and Finalist in several more.

Finalist 2020, Abstract and Journey's

AIPP Silver Lining Professional Photography Awards

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

Victorian Highest scoring portrait Portrait of the Year 1997

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.

Julie has proudly supported the following charities through her Book and photography projects



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

“Our relationship with Lifeworks began over 7 years ago when we had photos of our 3-month-old baby taken. Julie was so friendly and so patient! Our baby looked serene and content, which she was NOT on the day. Since that day, Julie has taken all of our professional photos each year, of our family members and our pets. In these days of cameras being on us 24/7, a LOT of photos can be taken, BUT none are as good as what you get from a professional shoot ”     

– Meredith