my story

I never know quite where to begin on this page so I’ll start with a ‘hello’. How are you?

I am Julia. I am a photographer. I work with brands – both large and small – creating content for social media and working on social media strategies.

I live on the south coast of England which is a lovely place to be. But I also love to travel and experience new things. I’ve been to a few and my list is long, so more will follow here.

Alongside my Instagram page, I regularly share Instagram and photography related posts for all here. I’ve gathered a whole lot of thoughts about the ways of the Instagram app and its community over the last 4 years. These I write alongside practical advice to help make the most of your photography and Instagram gallery.

I guess you could say my online journey began in 2013 when I started regularly posting to my Instagram account. I have always loved photographs and feeling creatively inspired by so many there I picked up my phone and started snapping. It is fair to say I adore photography. I find the immediacy of it immensely satisfying and capturing moments has become something I can’t imagine being without.

You see I am all about the moments in life. Even – especially – the simple moments are to be cherished as things move and change so fast don’t they?

I have 3 children aged between 14 & 5 and that time has flown by. I will always be thankful for the record of them just being them that I have gathered though photography. You can see the portrait project I undertook with my young folk documented here.

When not writing in my journal you may well find me on Instagram as @humphreyandgrace . As mentioned I also create content for brands both to use in my Instagram gallery and for brands to use for their own social media channels. For those who may be interested in working together, please read the footnote below.

Humphrey & Grace started life as a shop in early 2014, nothing big, just a small selection of the hand sewn items I make. However time and a toddler ran away with me so this space evolved into words and pictures, two of my very favourite things.

On this site you will find some more of the things I love, from family to travel to excellent people and things.

Oh yes, and if you were wondering who Humphrey and Grace are, it’s pretty simple. My husband has spent most of the last 18 years at – is now a partner at a company whose name includes Humphrey. Grace is my middle name. Him & me, H & G.

Whatever brought you to my website, welcome! Enjoy x

collaborations and content creation

I create photographic content for brand use on social media and websites. From styled product shots to lifestyle images I am happy to consider most briefs. I sometimes share content I create for brands and small businesses either here or on my Instagram page also. If you are interested in working with me please take a look here.

Occasionally my posts are sponsored by brands I love, who share my aesthetic, fit my lifestyle & whose ethos I believe in. I will always disclose these posts as sponsored. All opinions shared are my own and I will only work with brands I believe in.

Photographs on this website are taken by and owned by me unless otherwise stated. If you intend to share any please ensure you credit me or the original source where applicable.