To create exceptional authentic photographs of babies, children, families, and real life for the people who will cherish them most, in a joy-filled experience; and to leave behind quality photographic products for families to keep forever.
Hi. I’m Julie. I live in Gilbert, Arizona with my husband and our four little ones. I primarily photograph families, with a particular soft spot for the littlest ones in the early stages of childhood. Becoming a professional photographer was never part of the plan, but what’s that saying about God laughing when we try to make our own plans?
As an artist, I feel I best serve my clients by creating authentic images for them that truly capture character and tell a piece of their story, and delivering photographic products that families will treasure forever.
I believe that all children are wonderful. That all people are interesting. And that everyone has a story to tell. I also believe that photography sessions should be fun, kids should get to be kids, and moms and dads are heroes.
I also believe that photographic art is the best way to preserve the things we cherish the most, and that photographs are meant to be printed, displayed, and kept forever.
I'm so glad you're here.
based in Gilbert, AZ
serving the east valley Phoenix area year round, Flagstaff often, and with an occasional trip to Southern California
What's in my big black gear case?
Canon 5D MarkIII camera body
Canon 50mm 1.2L lens
Canon 24-70mm 2.8L lens
Canon 100mm 2.8L macro lens
Canon 135mm 2.0L lens
Sigma Art 35mm 1.4 lens
Lollipops, fruit snacks, bug spray and baby wipes
What's in my office?
iMac running Adobe Creative Cloud
Basic image processing: Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop
Album and Book Design: Pixellu SmartAlbums
Advanced image processing for all large prints and art: Adobe Photoshop
Dell laptop running Microsoft Office
Samples of all wall art, books, card papers, print paper options that I offer
Too many newborn wraps and an embarrassing amount of other stuff
Why would I list my equipment? I'm surprised at how many people ask me "hey that's a nice camera, what are you usin' there?" Well, you don't have to ask. The curtain's pulled back. Now you know what I'm workin' with. I'm pretty much an open book about this stuff, so feel free to pick my brain, or if you've got a new camera or are a professional interested in something formal, I also offer lessons and mentoring and would love to work with you!