Helping you create images that showcase your personality and confidence.

Your DC Metro Area Headshot & portrait Photographer 

Meet Julie

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Your headshot is more than just a photo. It should represent your personality, confidence and approachability.

Whichever camp you are in, my goal as a portrait photographer is to create a session that is fun, enjoyable and comfortable.

I thrive on meeting and connecting with people and helping them create images that capture the best version of themselves.

Some people love being in front of a camera and some people dread it. 

Work with me

Collaborating with me means creating images that truly reflect your personality and help you tell your story.

Whether you're a business owner who can't seem to capture the essence of your brand or have a senior wanting to capture their momentous milestone of graduation, let's work together to create images you are proud to share.

But let's focus on what really matters: you

I have a BS in Biology and Chemistry and have spent most of my career working in various disciplines related to solid organ transplantation.  I started my career working in the transplant laboratory at Georgetown University Hospital.  After several years in the lab, I started a new career as a Drug Representative for Astellas Pharmacy US selling immunosuppressant drugs for transplant patients. I loved working in sales and it really taught me how to connect with people.

In 2011 I changed careers and decided to pursue my longtime love for photography. I spent a few years as an amateur photographer building my photography skills and my love for the art. I started my formal photography business in 2015 and, in 2022, I opened my own studio in McLean, Virginia.  I am always studying and learning new things with photography and editing.  I enjoy taking classes and attending conferences to keep up with and improve my skills. I especially love being a member of the Headshot Crew community and I am a proud member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

I am a wife, mother of two young ladies and a Headshot and Portrait Photographer in the DC Metro Area.

Hey There, I’m Julie!

He is a big part of family

Our Dog, Murphy

Local sports teams. Especially the Washington Nationals & Washington Capitals

Local Sports Teams

The Beach - Any beach, but especially Bethany Beach, DE

Playing and watching tennis


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Some fun facts about me

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I'd love to get in touch and learn more about you and see if we'd make a great fit for your session! Head to my contact page to get started.


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Julie Ciatti


MEET Julie

Julie Ciatti is a DC Metro based headshot & portrait photographer.