About me

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 shoot a mix of relaxed, authentic portraits and documentary-style candid moments. Read all about my approach on the curiously-named My Approach page.

That natural, candid style is the focus of my work, whether I'm photographing weddings, events, portraits, animals or performances.

Experienced professional photographer

I learned my craft shooting live music gigs and stills in TV/radio studios during a long career at the BBC. In 2010, I decided it was time to move on. 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, not just in wedding season.

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 herding your friends and family into group shots, crawling on the floor to photograph kids trying to taste the cake, 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 FacebookTwitter and Instagram to discover a mix of life, work, family, random behind-the-scenes stuff and plenty of cute creatures. Occasionally I remember to post 'proper' photos to promote my own business.

Get in touch

Tell me about your wedding plans, check my availability and request my pricing brochure, or send me photos of your pets. Fill in this contact form, call me on 07710 777121, or email julie@juliebee.co.uk. Thanks!

I found my calling in life when I photographed Joffrey’s birthday party and he rewarded me with cuddles. Please don’t tell Roxy. This picture was taken by his Mum, Briony Cullin.

I found my calling in life when I photographed Joffrey’s birthday party and he rewarded me with cuddles. Please don’t tell Roxy. This picture was taken by his Mum, Briony Cullin.

A rare picture of me, photographed by Liana Mitrea. Sunglasses are a near-permanent feature on my face but I have no delusions of being cool.

A rare picture of me, photographed by Liana Mitrea. Sunglasses are a near-permanent feature on my face but I have no delusions of being cool.

Roxy hates selfies almost as much as I do. 
Roxy hates selfies almost as much as I do. 
Five layers of clothing, wellies, gloves, bandy legs and an approaching storm that whipped sand in our faces as we tried to run from it. But there’s always time for one more photo on Skye. Picture by Andrew Woodhouse. I particularly like the fact you can’t see my face in this one.

Five layers of clothing, wellies, gloves, bandy legs and an approaching storm that whipped sand in our faces as we tried to run from it. But there’s always time for one more photo on Skye. Picture by Andrew Woodhouse. I particularly like the fact you can’t see my face in this one.