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Who Am I?

I’m an NYC-based, self-taught DSLR and mirrorless photographer. I edit in Adobe Lightroom. I learned shot composition and theory through my minor in Film from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.

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I specialize in taking portraits, professional headshots, and senior photos. I primarily shoot outside or in other publicly available locations around New York City. Message me for my availability. (Keep scrolling for my pricing!)

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Keep up-to-date with my portfolio and availability for shoots by following me on Instagram @juliabyersphotography.

About Me

Julia Byers is a New York City-based DSLR photographer. She spends her days working in the children’s book publishing industry and splits the rest of her time between running writerly nonprofit organization Chapter One Events, writing everything from YA novels to screenplays, and of course taking photos. In the few free moments she’s not working, you can find her jogging, cooking, reading, or watching too many movies.

Julia got started with photography while completing her minor in Global Media Studies (Film) from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. She fell in love with her classes focused on shot composition and film theory and was overjoyed to begin applying those concepts to her budding photography career.

Some highlights thus far have included shooting the official author photo for Annie Sullivan (A TOUCH OF GOLD), one of her photos appearing in travel guide NEW YORK STATE published by Moon/Hachette, and second-shooting a family wedding.


You can either hire me for an all-expenses-included photo shoot package and/or for a la carte photography and photo editing*. All shoots include a complimentary Google Drive folder of unedited copies of all of your photos, along with the edited editions of your selected photos. (Taxes not included in prices below.)

If you would like more photos edited than the quantities included in your chosen package, you can add more using the A La Carte pricing after your shoot.


  • Mini portrait/headshot session for one person: $50
    • 30-minutes of shooting
    • one outfit
    • up to 10 edited photos
  • Full portrait/headshot session for one person: $100 – great for senior photos or cosplay!
    • 90-minutes of shooting
    • up to three outfits
    • up to 20 edited photos
  • Engagement pictures for two people: $150
    • 90-minute session
    • up to three outfits
    • up to 20 edited photos
  • Maternity shoot for two adults and up to two children: $200
    • two-hour session
    • up to two outfits
    • up to 20 edited photos
  • Mini family photo session for up to five people: $100
    • 45-minute session
    • one outfit
    • up to 5 edited photos
  • Full family photo session for up to five people: $250
    • two-hour session
    • up to two outfits
    • up to 10 edited photos

Each additional person added to a package shoot is $50.

A la Carte:

  • For each hour of shooting for one subject: $50 (added $25 per additional subject)
  • For each edited image: $25

I use Adobe Lightroom to edit. On all edited photos, I do color grading and light correction. I am also happy to do more detailed edits at no additional cost to make sure you look your very best in each photo (such as skin softening, blemish erasing, and teeth whitening–whatever you want done). I do my best to give each client a minimum of two finished versions of each photo (one intended to look more realistic, one more heavily edited for a more dramatic look). If you have a certain look in mind, let me know!

*Discounted friends & family pricing: pay what you can. (Suggested rate: half off.)


Get in Touch

Interested in scheduling a shoot? Please contact me to find out my availability using one of the following methods!

Instagram: @juliabyersphotography

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