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

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

    I photograph Newborns, Babies, Children & Families, in my cosy Home 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 £700.

    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. Family Portraiture Sessions start at £40 and I offer Session 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


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

Don’t worry you’re not alone, in fact you’re probably in with the majority of brides. Getting our photos taken for special occasions can be a daunting prospect for a lot of us and when its your own wedding day its not something you can avoid, after all you’ve got the man of your dreams, you’ll be wearing the dress of your dreams and you want the professional wedding photos taken so that you can look back on your day reliving the memories….however here’s the biggie…. you don’t need to have the photographer there with you from the moment you wake to the moment you and your new husband retire to the honeymoon suite – ok thats a bit exaggerated but you get the gist.

The old fashioned way of wedding photography was with a film camera, not a digital one and I think nowadays because we’re not using film we don’t have limitations on how many photos we can take at a wedding. Probably when your parents were married their “proof album” would have contained around 70 6″ x 4″ prints for them to choose their favourite 30 for their wedding album. So while advancements have been made in wedding photography and getting more for your money image wise, is it the best thing for you…the bride who isn’t keen on getting her photo taken, or simply a bride who doesn’t want to be followed all day long by a photographer?

Again, going back to your parents wedding, the photographer would have turned up at the church before the brides arrival, and would leave after the cutting of the cake, leaving the newlyweds to enjoy and celebrate the union of their marriage with their family and friends.

Julie Fraser Photography offers a similar old fashioned service with a modern twist. Our Half Day Wedding Service offers up to 4 hours of wedding photography, typically meeting with the Groom and his Groomsmen at the wedding venue, capturing photos of them, the ring, the Order of Service, Groom and his family, then the bridesmaids when they arrive, Mother of the Bride, and then the Bride and her Father or the person giving her way before they enter the venue for the ceremony. We take photos throughout the ceremony then your guest group shots before we venture off to capture some fantastic shots of your Bridal Party and then just the Bride and Groom by themselves. We then head back to the venue to take some photos of the room set up, the Cake and of course the Cutting of the Cake. If time allows we’ll also stay for speeches.

Of course because your wedding has been shot on a digital camera with a memory card instead of a roll of film you won’t be restricted to a final choice of 70 images, it will be more like 250-300 and you can choose 100 of those images to be put on a beautiful crystal heart shaped USB specially engraved with “Our Wedding”. The images will be hi-res allowing you to create your very own wedding album to look back on and relive your wedding day memories but best of all you will have had the majority of your day to yourselves without having to stop to pose for photos all day long.

The cost of our Half Day Wedding with the USB containing 100 images is only £650, so not only ideal for Brides who don’t want a photographer all day long but also for those on a tighter budget when it comes to wedding photography.

If you’d like to speak to me about your wedding and see some of my wedding albums for examples of my work then just get in touch with me for a no obligation consultation at our studio.

We are delighted to present our Super Tuesday Sessions, exclusively for babies who can sit unsupported and preferably not yet crawling (its easier work for Mummy if they stay where they are put and not chasing them around the studio)

Choose any Tuesday in April and pay a £30 deposit to secure your session, the deposit will be redeemed against purchases made.

Dates available are 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th April and the following time slots 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm or 2pm

If you wish to register your interest in one of these very popular sessions please complete the form below.

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