Julia graduated from the University of Bristol in Modern Languages and subsequently moved to São Paulo, Brazil, where she studied Cinematography at B_arco, and worked as a camera assistant for advertising, fiction and documentary.  

After a job on the documentary Cine Marrocos (Golden Dove Dok Leipzig), assisting the cinematographer Carol Quintanilha, Julia decided to focus on this genre and went on to study Documentary Production at B_arco and Documentary Filmmaking at Academia Internacional de Cinema, São Paulo. Meanwhile, she continued to work closely with Quintanilha on a several other documentary productions for television. 

Since 2016, Julia has worked as camera operator for documentary, institutional films and branded content. 

In addition to her commercial work, she has consistently developed personal documentary projects as a self-shooting director. She co-directed and was DOP for the film Teranga (2018), screened at the São Paulo International Film Festival, co-directed the photography for The Closet Project (2019) and is currently working on a new film, A Journey with Sol in addition to other collaborations.