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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 and mirrorless 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, tutoring kids, and of course taking photos. In the few free moments she’s not working, you can find her hanging out with friends, 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 her ongoing collaboration with cosplay artist Leah Spann.


You can either hire me for an all-expenses-included photo shoot package and/or for a la carte photography. All shoots include a complimentary Google Drive folder with two copies of each of your photos: one version edited to look more natural, the other more dramatic. If you have a certain look in mind, let me know! (Taxes not included in prices below.)


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

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 touch-ups (such as teeth whitening, skin softening, blemish erasing, etc.): $25 per selected image

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 an additional cost to make sure you look your very best (such as teeth whitening, skin softening, blemish erasing, etc.–whatever you want done). (I charge extra for this service, because I digitally paint these changes by hand, which is time consuming, skill-based work.)

*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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