I'm Julie Broadfoot, a freelance professional photographer based in Glasgow. Most of my shoots are in Scotland but I am available for work across the UK and worldwide.
My style of photography
I take natural, relaxed, authentic portraits that flatter. I don't believe in Photoshop fakery. I love the reactions my clients get when they update Facebook and LinkedIn with their new photos... and seeing my images on billboards across the city is pretty special too!
Then there's the work I do at events - candid storytelling in a documentary style, watching people and capturing moments, anticipating action, whether it's at a conference, charity walk, family party or a wedding.
Experienced professional photographer
In 2010, I decided it was time to move on from a long career at the BBC. I walked away from producing websites for River City and Radio 1 to become a full-time photographer.
Self-employment makes for an interesting (and challenging) life but I now work for individuals, small business owners, famous faces, charities and big commercial clients. This means I’m experienced in working in many different environments and I'm shooting all year round.
If you’re interested in geekery, I shoot with Nikon D750 bodies and a variety of Nikon pro lenses, and I could talk about camera bags all day.
Hiding behind the camera
I'm a proud Auntie, a runner, a reader, a wannabe health freak with a crisp addiction, and I'm older than I look. I'm obsessed with animals and my rescue cat, Roxy, does her best to manage my working hours. My most commonly-used phrase is "please may I speak to your dog?".
Trust me, I’m a photographer
I'm discreet, trustworthy, friendly and approachable so you can trust me to fit in, whether I'm working at a high profile event, in your office, herding award winners into group shots, grabbing a few precious seconds for a celebrity photo-op, or lurking with a long lens across the room.
I have full insurance for my camera kit, along with public liability and professional indemnity insurance, and a basic disclosure from Disclosure Scotland. Visit my LinkedIn profile for more background information.
I'll help you get over your nerves
I'll get natural, happy photos even if you think "there's no way you'll get a good photo of me!". Most people feel like that but I'm great at making people comfortable in front of my camera. It’s my superpower. I honestly wish I could photograph myself the way I photograph other people... but my own dislike of being photographed feeds the empathy that helps you.
Natural light and symmetry
When it comes to visuals, I'm a sucker for symmetry and clean lines, natural light and white walls, fairy lights, patterns and reflections. But I also love cloudy skies, old brick walls, bokeh, negative space, abstracts and oddities... whether I'm at a shoot or grabbing iPhone pics on the move.
Find out more on social media
Follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to discover a mix of life, work, family, random behind-the-scenes stuff and plenty of cute creatures. The daft stuff is usually limited to my Instagram Stories. Occasionally I remember to post 'proper' photos to promote my own business.