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You are so, so beautiful.

So many of my clients struggle with insecurity.  Critical of the features that make them unique.  So many women have told me “I want to do a session with you, but I need to lose a few more pounds first.”  The incredible thing is that the way we see ourselves isn’t even remotely close to what others see in us.…



You have a wonderful way of making people feel comfortable and beautiful when you photograph them. When I look at our pictures, I don’t really see us, I see the emotions- so lovely.

I couldn’t love this more! Your words are so true, I wish everyone could read this! Love that Dove commercial :)


Two years ago, based on some ideas and thoughts of Karen Walrond, writer and photographer, I made a vow never to say negative things about photographs of myself. To at least find that one positive thing about me in the picture and focus on that. I’m not perfect at doing this all the time but it’s surprising how you view yourself differently when you aren’t constantly putting yourself down.


That was exceptionally beautiful and moving. Thank you Julie.

Jewels Plus Film. A Love Story.

I love film.  I would write sonnets about it if I could.  I feel like a teenager who is falling in love with the hunky captain of the football team, and wants to doodle J+F all over her Trapper Keeper binder.…


Beautiful film work!

love it! it really is amazing what a difference there is in the two mediums. very nice.

I love the side by side comparison with the VSCO presets. I, too, love the colors that film renders. Ahhh, maybe I’ll switch to film someday! Beautiful work as always!

LOVE LOVE LOVE this comparison post! The best one I have seen!! Your film work is creamy, dreamy, and to die for!

This may quite possibly be my favorite blog post I’ve ever read :) Love the comparison and love film!! Thank you for writing!


I agree – great way to educate clients. Film is awesome.


oh wow! Some1 whose as hopelessly/helplessly romantic as I am…luv the film too…its so much kinder to complexions…ur hubby must be really good w/ love notes…let’s fly away on our fairy wings & find the winged unicorns to take us over rainbows

Great post Julie! I heart film too and I’m so glad you took the time to write this love letter.

I love this post!! I totally agree, the film images are just intoxicatingly beautiful.

Felicia+David: A Garden Engagement

He picked her up at the airport.

Well…sort of.  Felicia was on her way back from a trip, and her ride from the airport fell through.  Exhausted, she called a friend to help.  That friend sent someone else.  That someone else was Dave.  …



I love every picture! They are wonderful! Felicia, you look gorgeous my love! You two are the cutest couple!


I love the b&w head embrace :”} These are all so great! xoxoxox

Mom and Tom

These are magnificent! Of course, so are the subjects!


I am profoundly touched by the way you captured the love between my brother and Felicia. Actually brought a tear to my eyes. Thank you for seeing inside their hearts and sharing a glimpse with the rest of us :)

Aw, such a great post and gorgeous images, Julie! Love their story too! :)

La Creme De La Creme

In early 2010, I made the decision to take a hiatus from blogging.  My business was just starting to boom and I was struggling with balancing all of my responsibilities of running a successful business while also being a full-time mommy.…


Some nice intimate shots!

I love this post Julie…Honest and beautiful! The images are amazing!

Pauline Palat

Sooo happy for you and all of your talents – and even more excited to now read about it all! You’ve got a fan in the Palats!!

Proud of you, sweetie! You have a real gift for writing in a way that speaks to people on a personal level. You ROCK! <3, Chris

Ooooh! Love! That second to last one, on the dock with the pretty light, completely took my breath away! SO beautiful! Thanks for sharing these Julie! What a beautiful set of images!

Well, Hello There!

I’m a perfectionist.

When I say this, I’m not referring to it in the way that many do…those who take pride in their work or like to get things “just right” often call themselves perfectionists.

My perfectionism laughs at theirs.

It laughs a mean, Disney-Villain-style “Mwahahahahaha” and then proceeds to kick their perfectionism’s rear end.  …



Oooohh…I can SO relate to the “do it myself then realize it is still not right” scheme. Been there…still there :)

I don’t remember who said it…but they say “if you wait till it’s perfect, you’ve waited too long.” I was so excited to see your latest blog posts pop up in my mail…I LOVE reading your stories and LOVE your blog redesign. If we lived closer I’d say lets get a drink and toast to you and your perfect blog:) xo


Very nice, Julie… and that little guy of yours… perfection!

I’m SO proud of you Julie! Your blog looks stunning and I’m so excited for you to find a happy balance in your blogging! Sending love! Oh, and by the way, loved the personification of your perfectionism! Too funny! xo

Julie!!! Welcome back!!! I have missed your blog but completely understand… I am so excited it’s back!!! Woop! Woop! Looking forward to reading up :) P.S. The blog looks BEAUTIFUL… way to go sister! :)


It’s beautiful and I love it.