• Wick, Thurso, Caithness & Highlands Wedding & Portrait Photographer

    Thanks for stopping by, I'm the Julie in Julie Fraser Photography.

    I photograph Babies, Children, Families, Couples & Boudoir either indoors in my Studio or outdoors in our lovely countryside, using the fabulous natural light that we have up here in the Far North of Scotland.

    I also offer Wedding Photography for discerning couples with prices starting at £650.

    As a Julie Fraser Photography session is an investment in the most personal work of art that you will possess, I offer a variety of beautiful Wall Art products that have been selected for their quality, ensuring that your custom art will be treasured for years to come. Classic Portraiture Sessions start at £50 and I offer a wide range of pricing packages and A La Carte options to suit many budgets. The majority of my clients spend, on average, £300 - £500 on beautiful custom artwork for their homes.

    Go get a coffee or tea and then sit, relax and look through my pages, if you like what you see and appreciate good photography get in touch so we can start planning your photography session together. If you want to jump straight in and ask some questions just click on Enquire in the header above.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Julie xx

Every little girl dreams of being a Princess, wearing a beautiful dress and feeling wonderfully special!

With our collection of beautiful occasion dresses we are absolutely delighted to announce the launch of a truly bespoke photography session for girls aged 4 to around 8 years old called “Fairytales”.

Lasting up to 2 hours, our Fairytales sessions start in our newly built summerhouse, where your Princess, with your assistance, will choose the dress or dresses she wishes to wear for her photography session.  Once chosen and ready we will start off the experience in the studio where its warm and dry to get relaxed in front of the camera.  Once this is finished we will then change into another dress and venture outdoors for a session down the riverside or to the beach where your Princess will have even more photos taken.

When deciding on how to market these sessions we decided that such a beautiful bespoke session deserves a beautifully finished product and with that in mind, these Sessions, priced at only £250,  include a beautiful 20″ x 16″ Wall Portrait of your choice ready to display in your home.  You will also receive the same image in digital format to share with friends and family.

Due to living where we do, the Fairytales Sessions will only be available May – September making the most of the warmth and light of Summer and early Autumn.  To book just get in touch with us.  All thats required at time of booking is a booking fee of £50 with the balance being due on the day of your session.

COMPETITION!! 

To mark the launch of our Fairytales Sessions one lucky little lady has the chance of winning her session and being able to choose her Wall Portrait for free.  All thats required is for Mummy to fill in the form below before 30th April.

The lucky winner will be announced on 1st May on our Facebook page during a LIVE stream to show that this truly is the luck of the draw, not a cherry picked winner.

We would be delighted if you would share this competition with your Facebook friends and if you haven’t already done it, please give us a LIKE as it helps build our business.  Information given in the form will not be used by Facebook and this competition is in no way affiliated to Facebook.  Get entering and Good Luck! I’m looking forward to making a little girl’s dreams come true.

Who am I?

Its a question I ask myself a lot.  I’m not meaning who am I as a person, it’s who am I as a photographer?  If I were to ask anyone who knows me they’ll probably say oh you’re a baby photographer or a children’s photographer and well yes I am but thats not me, its not who or what I want to be defined as.

Over the last 6 years of being in business I have been every type of photographer; events, commercial, pet, portraits, wedding, lifestyle, boudoir and yes babies.  I have been blessed in having continuous business and a busy diary, I have the most fantastic clients and repeat clients.  I’ve also been that person that was afraid to say “sorry no I can’t do that, its not for me” when a job came along that held little spark to ignite my creativity and also that person that couldn’t turn a client away so took on more work than I could cope with. This year however I decided that I was going to slow down a bit, enjoy life, not work all day/every day taking photos and then spend all evening editing them, never spending quality time with my husband when he was home or more importantly never having quality time for myself.  I spent this past summer working the weddings that were booked in and a few portrait sessions, the rest of the time I spent on myself and having that time has enabled me to reflect upon my business-self.

The first thing was to really think about running a studio from a rented building, the pressure of meeting overheads each month focussing more on the money I HAD to earn to pay the bills more than the sessions I was booking in.  So having a perfectly adequate space at home the decision was easily made to give up the rented studio and go back to my home studio in the garden, where I first started off from before wanting bigger and better things.  This then led me on to what type of photography does ignite my spark and passion? What kind of photography makes me feel proud and eager to get back and start editing the files, what makes me feel like a proper professional photographer?

The answer was simple when I thought about it…….. I am a PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER!

Portrait Photography is the art of capturing a subject (or group of subjects) in which the face, facial features as well as facial expressions are the predominant feature – its about the person in front of the lens, pure and simple.  This is what ignites me as a photographer, being able to see how the light falls on a person, to have them turn so the light creates shadows giving depth, to see the catchlights in the eyes.  Its about collaborating and planning with the client,  what should you wear, do you need a make up artist or a hair artist  – this is what I love, producing top quality images for my client!

I decided to do a personal project and invited some past clients and some new ones to the studio and created some beautiful portraits.  There was no rushing as it wasn’t about getting lots of images for the client to choose from, it was about getting the best images for the client by perfecting the details before pressing the shutter button. A Portrait Session isn’t about buying a USB of digital files so you can put them on social networking sites, its about choosing an image and then creating a work of art by selecting a beautifully crafted product for it to be printed on and for it to be hung on a wall and admired or choosing a selection of images and having them printed and mounted on Fine Art photography papers to be placed in desktop frames, in other words to be shown off beautifully and proudly.

So there it is…I’m a portrait photographer! Now I know who I am I will be creating new collections for 2017, I’ll still be offering newborn and baby photography and a few others but Portrait Photography will be a huge part of my business going forward into 2017.  And if you would like to find out more about a Portrait Session for you, your family, your child then please just complete the form at the bottom of this post.

Before you get to the form, please spend a moment looking at these beautiful images, can you imagine you having your family or your child’s portraits similar to these portraits in your home?

 


  • 29/11/2016 - 20:01

    Christina smith - Could u please pm the prices please for myself. Hoping to get some pictures for my hubby. X thanks TinaReplyCancel

    • 29/11/2016 - 20:04

      Julie - Hi Christina, I’ll be putting together a new price list in the coming weeks so will get back to you once I’ve got it done. Julie xReplyCancel

NEW DATES RELEASED!!!! 

Can you believe its September OCTOBER already! It really doesn’t feel that long since the clocks went forward and the whole of summer was ahead of us, now the summer months have been and gone and the nights are starting to draw in.

I’m so excited that its the time of year that I can offer my Annual Christmas Mini Sessions and have just ordered new backdrops that will suit my theme for this years sessions, which while still fitting in with Christmas colours would be suitable to be on display all year round.

These sessions are for children from the ages of 4 months – 18 years as well as small family groups, grown up siblings, couples etc . Full terms of the sessions can be found below.

As sessions are limited to 10 per day I expect that they will book up quickly once people start thinking about Christmas. There are 3 packages available…all with downloadable digital images with the first one starting at the very amazing price of just £50, allowing you to get prints for all your family, design your own personalised Christmas Cards or maybe some wall art too from suppliers of your own choosing.

Now the boring but necessary bit, The Rules….

  1. Sessions must be paid in full upon booking
  2. As time between sessions is tight please arrive on time (don’t come too early).  If more than 10 minutes late you may forfeit your session
  3. No more than 3 children per session (8 months to 18 years)
  4. Babies must be able to sit unsupported or old enough to sit in a bumbo seat without head lolling
  5. For family groups no more than 3 children and 2 adults
  6. You are not permitted to take your own photographs during your session
  7. Digital Images will be delivered by download via a personal online Gallery, you will also receive the same images sized for optimal viewing on Social Networking sites
  8. Extra digital images and prints may be purchased after viewing your images at the rates of £25 each per digital image, £10 for each 7″ x 5″ mounted print, £15  for each 10″ x 8″ mounted print (e.g. if you purchased Elf package then decided to add on a further 4 digital images there would be an additional charge of £100 etc)
  9. Your Gallery will contain between 15 – 20 fully edited images for you to choose from
  10. It is not permitted to screenshot images from your Gallery as this is copyright theft
  11. In the event of illness, session will be arranged for a mutually agreeable date and time
  12. Please do not bribe your child beforehand or tell them to say cheese

To Book your Session please complete the Booking Form below, choosing your preferred date & time slot and under SERVICE selecting the Package you wish to book (choose from Elf, Rudolph or Santa), bearing in mind that its better value to book a larger package now rather than deciding you want more digital files after you’ve viewed your images. Once you’ve chosen your package, just click on CONTINUE. Full payment is taken upon booking your slot.

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So with that let me be the first to wish you all A Very Merry Christmas!

Photography trends are always changing so it helps to keep your eye on what the new trends in the USA photography studios are, as like most things it eventually becomes popular over on this side of the pond.

What I’m seeing regularly on the likes of Instagram, Pinterest and of course Facebook is the clean, organic look of an all white set up so being a bit bored with my normal set up in the Studio I got the paint tins and brushes out and transformed a corner into a set that can be used for my newly created Simplicity Sessions.

Simplicity Sessions are aimed at the sitting up baby’s to 2 year olds, not only is the set all white, the intention is to dress them in white, off-white or cream too so the look is simple but very effective. The sessions are only 30 minutes in length due to the attention span of the age group. We carry a range of white clothing in the studio for baby/toddler to wear or if you have something suitable clothes wise then its ok to bring that along too.

The Simplicity Sessions will become a featured photography session on our Price Guide starting at the fabulous price of only £125 for the session and 10 Hi-Res Digital Images with Print Release so you can print them off as often as you wish. There is also an Upgrade available for ALL Digital Images and a 20″ x 16″ Canvas Print Wrap

To book a Simplicity Session just fill in the form below

Michelle & Simon chose the beautiful Forss House Hotel for their small and intimate wedding ceremony and reception, a fantastic choice for couples who want to spend time with their guests after the speeches and meal and maybe taste some of the vast array of whisky’s they have in the bar. Not only did they have the perfect venue, they also had the perfect day with beautiful sunshine and a real promise of summer in the warmth of the sun.

Here are some of their images from their wedding along with a few Q & A’s from Michelle

Where did you meet each other?
We met as we were both working at same place, we were friends first and then we became a couple

Long engagement or short engagement?
We’ve been together 9 1/2 year and had 14 month engagement


Tell me about your dress…where did you get it, who was the designer, did you try on lots before finding “the one”, how did you feel seeing yourself in your chosen dress?
I got my dress from Wedding Belles of Alness, the first shop I went to. It was from the Romantica Collection and was the second one I tried on and just knew this was MY dress as it made me feel WOW.

Who designed your wedding cake – who came up with the design?
Cakes by Carrie Anne . It was her own design and it looked and tasted fantastic.

Who did your hair/makeup and why did you choose them?
Kayleigh at Hair@21 for my hair and Beauty by Sophie for my makeup.

Who did your flowers?
Bizzy l’izzy’s – Isabel Ross. She made a brilliant job they were beautiful, just what I imagined.

Where did you have your ceremony and reception – why did you choose that venue?
Forss House Hotel as it was perfect for what we wanted, a private intimate gathering with no dance

Why did you choose Julie Fraser Photography for your photographs?
I just loved her wedding photographs.

What was the most unforgettable thing about your wedding day?
Loved all of it we even had sun and all went off without a hitch.

Venue: Forss House Hotel
Wedding Dress: Wedding Belles of Alness
Photography: Julie Fraser Photography
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Carrie-Anne
Bouquets: Bizzy l’Izzy’s
Hair: Kayleigh from Hair@21
Make Up: Beauty by Sophie

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