testimonials - Juliebee


I love working with people from all walks of life. I work with small business owners, MDs and staff at big corporates, charities, PR companies, event organisers, musicians, happy couples and folk like myself who are owned by animals. Here are a few testimonials from my clients. 

Colette Reilly

"Julie is a brilliant photographer who uses her relaxed approach to build rapport quickly and bring out the best in her subjects with ease. She made taking business photos not only painless but enjoyable, with excellent results. I highly recommend her work."

Roz Malcolm, CBES

"Julie is extremely responsive and very professional. During the projects she has provided photography for me on, she interacts with the subject and/or event guests making for very natural and realistic shots. I would highly recommend Julie if you are looking for a photographer with a bubbly personality, to provide event or portrait shots."

Callum Ogden, Citizens Advice Edinburgh

"Julie worked with Citizens Advice Edinburgh to help us create a library of stock photos for use in our promotional material and annual reports. Julie’s friendly professionalism and relaxed approach enabled her to work very well in capturing a variety of photos our staff, volunteers, and indeed some of our clients in a range of settings with often challenging lighting conditions. Julie created a fantastic range of high quality photos from a variety of our locations over the course of a single afternoon - we would not hesitate at all in recommending Julie to other charities."

Susan Kynoch, The PA Exchange

"I would have no hesitation in recommending Photography by Juliebee. Julie has the ability to put everyone at their ease when doing her phenomenal photography and we love utilising her skills and photography expertise at our annual PAX in the CITY events. She simply is the best."

Charlene & Scott (wedding clients)

"Julie, these are fantastic!! We absolutely love them - exactly what we wanted!! Love the action shots and all the little details! Just perfect!!"

Veronica Regan, The Beardmore Hotel & Conference Centre

"Julie has done some great work for The Beardmore Hotel & Conference Centre, from large business conferences to individual head shots; formal and relaxed. She works hard to capture the right people images whilst almost remaining invisible!"

Dave Scott, Nil by Mouth (charity)

"Our team worked with Julie late last year. Made us all feel at ease - even when I had to have my photos taken in middle of Buchanan St! Quality and price hard to beat (and she even slipped me a Tenner to write this!). Couldn't recommend her highly enough."

[Oi! Cheeky client alert. Declaration to my accountant: no money changed hands for this review.]

Rhona & Simon (wedding clients)

"These are great!! I love them! Thank you very much! You have been a fantastic photographer and our whole family are really pleased with your shots. We both had a great day and you really helped it go smoothly."

Arlene McGorry

"In October, Julie came recommended to me as an excellent portrait photographer. I'd never thought of using a professional but timing was perfect as I wanted to rebrand my LinkedIn page with an appropriate photo so commissioned Julie with the unenviable task of photographing the real me! I was apprehensive at first as I hate having my picture taken, but when Julie arrived at my home, she instantly made me feel at ease, we talked about what kind of photo I had in mind, we shared info re our backgrounds and found a room in my house where there was good light. She then took some practice shots from various angles to ensure she was capturing the look I wanted. It was incredible how she could tell a forced smile from a real smile in a very short time! Turns out it was more fun that the chore I thought it would be and a great investment having a portfolio I can use for all social media occasions."

Marcus Dean, Abbey Mill Business Centre

"I have to thank you for an excellent range of pictures, by far the best yet and quite unexpected angles. Well done."

Madeleine O'Brien, Institute of Healthcare Management Scotland

"I was talking about you last night... we all agree your photos are amazing! Thank you for being so accommodating, helpful and professional. It was great having you on board for this year’s conference. Look forward to working with you again."

Clare McLeod, Intermezzo Arts 

Clare's headshots prompted many compliments on Facebook. This was her reply: "It's all down to the talented Julie Broadfoot and cheaper than surgery"

K&L (wedding clients)
"They are great; thanks so much! You've managed to get the best photos of my 4 year old nephew I've ever seen! Plus, it's great to see everyone looking so happy. A lovely reminder of a fantastic day! You are clearly a woman of many talents. Thanks again."

Kate McCheyne, Glasgow 2014

"We loved the pics and have used them already at our press conference."

Marianne Mair (children's photoshoot)

"Thanks so much for the photos – they are great and a lovely record of the Oz visit"

Claire Cunningham, The Digital Health Institute

"Julie provided photography services for our New Frontiers event in May 2014. Following a recommendation, Julie lived up to the positive comments and produced great work for us. She was punctual, worked well with our team and provided high quality work."

Serena Mariani, Mackay Hannah

"Great photos! Julie was the official photographer for conference for PAs in Scotland, ACES 2014, and she captured every moment of the event. Exceptional photographs of both our speakers, delegates and exhibitors. Thank you, Julie!"

Alison Finlay

"Julie was amazing at scouting out suitable locations that would contrast well with my website and corporate ID. She totally understood what I was looking to achieve. I am delighted with the results. However it was not easy to choose which ones to have as they were all so good. She was excellent at a mixture of product and head shots."

Elle Morrison

"I first worked with Julie in 2011 and have since had 3 shoots and have a 4th booked in. LOVE working with Julie, she makes me feel completely relaxed and really captures my personality in the pictures she provides. I've had studio shoots for head shots but I've also been to events where Julie has been the photographer, she produces great photos in the most unusual circumstances. Can't wait to work with her again, my only choice when it comes to getting pictures done. Julie has a unique way of making you feel relaxed in front of the camera quickly, cannot praise her high enough. See you soon Julie."

Lindy Irving Barrett

"Julie recently did a photo shoot with me so that I could get some new shots for my website www.lindyirving.com I'm really hard to photograph as I always grimace at the camera, but despite this Julie was able to get some great shots and I was very happy with the results. I've had shots done in the past with other photographers but Julie was much better value for money and I would have no hesitation in recommending her, or using her again in the future."

Tonya Macari

"I've worked professionally with scores of photographers over the years and Julie is one of the handful that I would personally recommend as a portrait photographer. Julie has a talent for bringing out the natural personality and best features of her subjects - without the need for photoshop etc trickery! She's really easy to work with and creates a comfortable environment as she understands that most people DETEST being snapped/papped and particularly having to 'pose'."

Stewart Lochrie, Caledonian Learner Driver Training

"I hired Julie to shoot the photography for my new website having got to know her through Twitter (as you do). The whole experience was fun, professional and stress free, and the results are fantastic. She was even happy to help out with a bit of editing long after the original shots had been handed over. I'd happily recommend Julie, and will definitely be using her services again when it's time to freshen things up."

Kev O'Neil, 29 Studios

"Julie was a delight to work with. A highly professional photography service from project brief to final delivery. On-time and excellent value. I would thoroughly recommend Julie to all my business contacts."

Thornton Hope

"Thanks to your brilliant photography we're never short of great images of the team or the office!"

Tricia Fox, Volpa (PR for St Andrews Aquarium and The Enchanted Forest)

  "LOVE Julie's work. She's not scared to take on snakes, spiders, meerkats, seals, or penguins - basically nothing sends her running! And her pictures are fantastic too. A gem of a photographer to work with." [NB I still shudder at the memory of hanging over an open tarantula tank... especially to photograph the spider I was told could jump high, very quickly.]

Ian Hembrow, Senior Consultant, Creative Bridge

"I worked alongside Julie on an extended photoshoot over several days for a housing association client in the West End of Glasgow. She completely 'got' our brief straight away, and delivered probably the best people and local scene photography I've ever seen. Apart from really boosting the quality of the publications, showreel and website we were producing, the client has been able to use her pictures in lots of other ways to promote their work.  Julie's understanding as a copywriter was invaluable - she really understood the link between the images and our words. Above all, she's a fun, flexible and really nice person to know and work with. I can't recommend her highly enough."

Morag Malloy, Fission Creative and Scottish Women in Business

"I've now commissioned Julie twice to take corporate shots and portraits at Fission Creative, as well as recommending her and working with her on shoots for some of Fission's clients and Scottish Women in Business. Julie's portraits are fantastic; I believe her when she says that she doesn't retouch the nasties out, but it still amazes me when she comes back with huge numbers of great images. I've often been spoiled for choice. Julie understands her photography clients, understands their objectives and then goes the extra mile to find imagery and compositions which support these. Not only can she manage to put awkward people like me at ease on a shoot, but she has a knack of making me smile when I see the finished results too."

Rosemary Mackenzie, Mellow Parenting 

"Wow! There are some really really good photos in there! What a fantastic job you did!"

Chris Connick, Prezi

"Thank you for making the experience painless, was bizarrely quite good fun."

Jan Macleod, Women's Support Project

"I am writing to thank you for the absolutely wonderful album of photographs from our recent fundraising lunch for Women's Support Project. You really caught the mood of the event, including guests, hosts, raffle prize winners, and the impressive venue in Oran Mor. It is good to have the 'before' and 'after' shots, and also various images which we wouldn't necessarily have thought of capturing, such as the shot of the memorial card. Thanks also for your very flexible approach... it's not easy trying to organise group photos at such a busy event and we really appreciated your easy going and unobtrusive approach. Thanks again and best wishes in your work. We would certainly be happy to recommend you!" 

Cordelia Ditton 

"Thank you so much for photographing the Women's Support Project lunch.  Really fun event and great tribute to Janette de Haan."

Philip Coupar, Blacksnow Studios 

"Julie is a joy to work with. She effortlessly turns rambling and sometimes overly technical text into something that people will actually want to read. She has delivered every time even when deadlines have been tight or when the work has pushed outside her comfort zone."

Dougie Cunningham, Leading Lines Photography 

"Julie has proof read some recent copy for me on a tight schedule. She has the eyes of a hawk! She fixed my typos and suggested some changes: little things that made all the difference. Thanks a million!"

Sharon Miller, Joyworks

"Julie stepped in to help re-write and edit our promotional material. She asked fantastic questions prior which really made me think about my business.She worked quickly and diligently to get it just right collaborating with me every step of the way. She is a talented perfectionist and I would highly recommend anyone looking to re-brand/ rethink copy on websites,promotional material to hire her while you can! I thoroughly enjoyed the process and delighted with final result. Thanks so much Julie."

Amy McDonald, Creative Training Unlimited 

"MASSIVE THANK YOU for all your fab work today." 

"Big thanks Julie – they are aaaaamazing.  Thank you."

Kirsty Mac, Instant Achievers

"Julie recently provided me with profile photos for my business and I could not be happier with the results.  Her work style is personable, results focussed and on brand. She really takes the time to get to know what you are looking for as a result, what fits with your business and its brand energy. Would highly recommend Julie for work and very much looking forward to working with her again."

Enchanted Forest customer via Twitter 

"my enchanted forest 2013 calendars arrived. looking forward to 2013 now. thank you @juliebee absolutely awesome photo choices!"

Ruth Cameron, Armadillojam

"Like many people I don't enjoy being photographed however it was a relaxed and 'almost' enjoyable experience being photographed by Julie. Her informal and approachable personality on the day was backed by a professional attitude and creativity to produce exactly what was required. I have had no hesitation recommending her to other contacts and will be happy to make use of her skills for future projects." 

Elizabeth Bandeen, Massage by Elizabeth

"Hello Julie, I just wanted to write a long overdue 'Thank You' for the amazing photo session we did. It was one of the best investments I have ever done for my business as I use your pictures on all my marketing materials. Will arrange a personal photo session with you soon in a bid to get my parents to take down my 5th Year school photo. Thanks again. Elizabeth x"

Kristin Mitchell, Struve Photography

"Julie worked alongside me as a second shooter for a wedding in April 2012. She was fantastic - the quality of her work was outstanding, and she was fantastic at working hard within the time constraints of a wedding. She was brilliant at working alongside my client, she was personable and friendly and professional at all times while she represented my business. I would recommend her as a second shooter for future weddings and I would definitely work with her again."

Debbie Fraser, Ypeople 

"Julie has photographed two events for Ypeople and on both occasions the quality of the photographs and the unique way she tells a story of the event through the photographs has been of a very high quality and commented on by clients and colleagues. I would have no hesitation in using Julie for other events we are running."

Nicky & Aaron Hill 

"Thank you so much for photographer our special day. You captured so many special moments and we love the photos. Your website and the dropbox were great to access the photos. We both felt really comfortable with you on the day which really contributed to it being a relaxing and enjoyable day."

Kim McAllister, Impact Online

“I asked Julie to take some new headshots of me in February for use in my business. I really couldn't fault the service! She was flexible on dates, came to my house, brought plenty of equipment, was helpful and encouraging during the shoot and sent me the contact sheets online only a few days later. Once I had chosen my shots, they were available in a number of formats within a week. I am delighted with the standard of the pictures and it was refreshing to work with someone so efficient! I will be recommending Julie's photography skills to my clients and look forward to working with her again.”

Claire Welsh, Red Lamb 

“It was a pleasure working with Julie on a client project, she grasped the brief immediately and provided great photographs. I would definitely recommend working with Julie if you're looking for great service and great images.”

Amanda Treend, Tullis Russell Papermakers 

“Julie's work is absolutely fantastic. I asked her to help re-write copy for our corporate brochure - and I couldn't be happier with the results. I've rarely been so pleased. But just as important was her whole approach, from a really thorough quote - that reassured me completely that she understood the job itself - to timely delivery of every stage of the project. I would highly recommend Julie to anyone looking for intelligent, fresh copywriting - whatever the purpose.”

Michelle Smith, ValueAdd Business Solutions 

“Julie was personally recommended to me and I can now see why - she has a great flair for writing web content. She is brilliant at taking the information given and reworking it into something eloquent and succinct, not a skill everyone has. She was extremely patient and even though I bombarded her with information left, right and centre she wasn’t fazed and amazingly kept control delivering what can only be described as a work of genius. I have great pleasure in recommending her on to others.”

Susan Grandfield  “I needed professional photos taken for my LinkedIn profile, my website etc. and Julie was recommended to me. I didn't really know what to expect so I was pleased to find that Julie was very friendly and professional and creative in her approach. The photo shoot took a few hours but I felt really relaxed the whole time and was confident in Julie's ability to get a great result....which she did! She took all of my requests about the kind of photo I was looking for, and turned them into a reality. I am very pleased with the result and would highly recommend Julie for any type of photography assignment.”  

Heather Alexander 

“Julie has been "official photographer" for my dog, Twiglet, for the last year and the pictures are fabulous. I've also bought prints from Julie (her puffin, seal and meerkat photos are awesome). Julie captures the essence of whatever or whoever she is photographing, with enormous patience and creativity about settings and poses. Julie has also covered events for Scottish Women In Business, where she has created some great images that feature on the SWIB website.”  

Twiglet Alexander 

"I’m a bit miffed that you asked Heather for a recommendation when, let’s face it, I was the subject of the pictures! Anyway, here’s what I think... I love getting my picture taken by my friend JulieB, because she’s great fun to work with. She throws balls and makes funny noises and crawls on the floor, all just to get a fabulous picture of my fabulous self! And the results are brilliant – I love the pictures of me with my ball and running around, and there are some nice gentle ones too with flowers in the garden.  I can’t wait for the next time!! *woof*"  

Heather Burns 

“Julie snapped a new series of portraits for me this summer. Far from being a chore, the session was great fun, especially the part where she blagged our way into a private and rather amusing location! As a mum I am appreciative of the fact that Julie used post-production technology very sparingly and only where it was specifically needed. We have an obligation to teach little girls that real women aren't Photoshopped, and Julie read my mind on that one.” 

Liz Taylor 

“Don't be surprised by Julie's modest claims about her skills as a photographer - she is a modest person but hugely skilled in her chosen field when it comes to capturing the moment. Julie was briefed to take a range of headshots by someone who is never keen on having her photo taken. Julie's ability to put at ease the nervous candidate and produce a variety of very attractive headshots (if I do say it myself) has left me a delighted customer and I am very happy to recommend Julie. She also takes great shots of puffins and meerkats, as you ask.”  

Marc Bowker 

“I've had Julie work as a second shooter with me for a couple of weddings this year (2011) and have been hugely impressed. She gets exactly what I aim to capture at a wedding which means I can just let her get on with it. Julie is a true professional and produces work of a very high standard and I wouldn't think twice of who to call when I needed a second shooter again.”  

Alan Dunipace

"Julie came to my house and spent quite some time getting to know our dog, Brodie an excitable beagle. She took dozens of shots and the outcome was a great collection of photographs, some traditional and some quirky. These were for a Christmas gift for my wife.They went down a storm with her and with everyone else who has seen them. PS as an extra she took a couple of great shots of our cat."  

Linsey Cox

“Julie does exactly what it says on the tin! Reads/understands the script and delivers the job without compromise. Great results and great value for money. Would happily recommend her for future work.”  

Angela McKillop, Top Spec Contracts 

“Julie, this is absolutely fantastic. You just sold me my own company!!”  

Jon Bolton, Focused on Learning 

"I have hired Julie as a photographer twice in the last 6 weeks - once for a major conference and once for new stock company photos. On both occasions, she just... got on with things! For the conference, she captured everything that we wanted and more - branding, displays, delegates, speakers, the venue etc. - which all added up to tell the story of the day and create a record of the event. I was very happy with the results, and will definitely use Julie again."

Douglas Harkison 

"Julie produced an excellent set of headshots and took the time to meet the needs of a subject who hates being photographed. She produced a broad and varied contact sheet of photographs to choose from that helped get exactly what I needed. Great flexibility, patience and value for money."  

Rosemary Mackenzie, Mellow Parenting

"Never having hired a photographer before, we didn’t really know what to expect when Julie covered our conference; she was very friendly, put everyone at ease, unobtrusive and took some remarkable shots, fully capturing the essence of our event. We were delighted with her work and would thoroughly recommend her to others (we have already!)"  

Peter Aitken

"Julie joined me in the field, literally, to take photographs of my dogs, Jack and Sam. Throughout the walk Julie was professional, friendly and personable. I believe it is her genuine love of animals coupled with years of experience behind the lens that allowed Julie to capture such magnificent pictures of Jack and Sam."  

Sheila Kane

"As a rescue dog from The Dog's Trust, Jess can still be a little bit timid, but Julie's calm and relaxed  attitude really put her at ease.   I just love the picture of 'Pudsey Jess' that Julie took of her.  It's my favourite picture of Jess as it captures her cheeky personality in a nutshell."  

Brian Barnes, Online Business Manager/Owner of Time Assistant

“After years of avoiding the camera, it had become necessary to have some marketing head shots done for my business. I couldn't believe how nervous I was about having pictures taken, however, with Julie's professional but calming approach, she made the shoot fun and enjoyable. She continually communicated well with me from the set up to the final deliverable product and would only use photos I was happy with. I am now looking forward to the next set of staff shots that we will be doing very soon. Thanks Julie”  

Laura Boyd and Kirstin Lynn, Rock Chic Event Organisers 

"It was an absolute pleasure to have Julie shooting at our grand scale charity fashion rocks event. She was incredibly organised, reliable, enthusiastic and met our needs entirely whilst allowing her own creativity to shine. The event was a hectic affair and regardless of an incredibly busy night with the crowd at capacity, Julie captured mini-moments from start to finish, perfectly encapsulating music, colour, fashion, emotion and creativity in her imagery as visual keepsakes. We would most certainly love to work with her again in our future ventures."

 Jamie 'Afro' Archer, X Factor pop star

"Julie's photos are amongst the best I've seen of me. Loved them and her. Amazing work!"  

Maeve MacKinnon, Singer

"Julie Broadfoot is one of the best live photographers I have ever worked with. She has a unique talent and is able to capture ambiance, warmth and light in her pictures, always unobtrusively. She is a joy to work with."

Carrie Mac, Singer

"Julie was a real pleasure to work with - she really knows how to capture great live photos,  has a great understanding of the person she is working with and what kinda photos they want!"  

Patricia Panther, Singer

“I asked Julie to take some photos of me whilst performing, after seeing pictures she took at Celtic Connections. I found Julie to be a highly creative individual, with the confidence to communicate her ideas and passion for photography whilst maintaining the utmost professionalism! She has the ability to spot and frame a beautiful shot, utilising the lighting and the surrounding environment for her subject. She put me at ease and snapped away discreetly whilst I was singing on stage. The results were fabulous and will be used on forthcoming promotional material.”  

Helena Gibney, OneKind 

“We hired Julie to photograph two very different fundraising events [firewalk and live gig]. Aside from the quality of her work being fantastic, she is punctual, professional, puts her subjects at ease and delivers her work speedily following the event. Highly recommended.”  

Lisa Whytock, Active Events

"Julie shot some amazing photos for us at Showcase Scotland 2010. The brief was difficult and involved crowd shots, a music industry Trade Fair as well as receptions and seminars. She was great and worked under pressure, as well as understanding exactly what we were looking for."  

Andreas Thut, ex-BBC Technical Project Manager 

“Julie has a rare combination of strong skills in both the journalistic and the technical realm. She is a dedicated and passionate web producer who stands out for constantly keeping abreast on any new development in her field of competence and a profound understanding of online audiences.”  

Wil Freeborn, Web Designer

“It was a pleasure working with Julie, she has a real understanding of how to get the best out of a website and has a rare gift of communicating well with an online audience. As well as being very professional, her enthusiasm for the field she works in means she's up to date with new developments.”  

Gill Davies, ex-BBC New Media Editor 

“Julie has excellent writing skills for web and has extensive experience in managing user-generated content.”  

Amanda Verlaque, BBC Producer (River City) 

“Julie's passion and enthusiasm for her work was always a delight and I enjoyed working with her. She is an immensely talented and dedicated individual.”

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