Being a mom is the coolest thing ever and my greatest joy. My family is my world.
My husband, Jason, is a busy contractor which means most of the day it is just me and Jax hanging out. Mom life is tough , busy and can be trying at moments. But I wouldn't trade it for the world.
Most days don't seem too different from one another. Occasionally I will stumble across a picture from a few months ago, or Jax will learn something new and its such a reminder of how quickly he is changing. How quickly what our family looks like is changing.
I love that I get to capture these moments for other families. Whether you are waiting on your first baby to arrive or watching your children become adults, each phase is so special and is ever changing. The moments won't last long but your pictures will last forever. I am so happy you have decided to document this time in your life.
Here's a snapshot into my world.
A Little Behind The Scenes Of My Life
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One of our favorite ways to explore new places is cruises. You probably won't find us lounging around on the beach though. We like to do more adventurous things. Some of my favorites have been swimming with whale sharks and hiking a glacier!
Getting to all 7 continents is on our bucket list but since having our son the jet setting has slowed down a bit!
My husband & I hiking on a glacier in iceland
So I am somewhat of a space nerd. I have a pretty sweet telescope and have always loved looking into the sky on clear nights. So far I've been able to see Saturn's rings, Jupiter's red spot and Orion's Belt!
I finally got to see the milky way in Oregon. We traveled there so see the solar eclipse in 2017. It was unreal and Oregon was beautiful!
My first time seeing the milky way
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"Julie did a wonderful job with my maternity/family photos! When I reached out to Julie initially, she was quick to respond, helpful in answering all of my questions, and accommodating with arranging a place and date/time for our photoshoot. We asked Julie to do our photos at our home -- she gladly trekked around our property up hills and through hay and soybean fields to get us the "harvest season" feel we wanted for our photos. She perfectly captured our vision! She sent us a sneak peek the following day and we were blown away. The rest of the pictures she sent later that week were just as beautiful. We plan to do annual photos for our family greeting card and can't wait to ask Julie to photograph our family again!"
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We could not be more happy with the photography done by Julie. From the beginning to the end, she was professional, kind and super responsive! She offered an extremely helpful outfit guide and bent over backwards to find a new time for us when the weather and COVID complications didn’t work in our favor. She made our first family photos a wonderful experience and sent our pictures over so fast! They are beautiful and will be cherished forever! Thank you Julie!
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"We had a great experience with Julie! She is very prompt, professional, and organized. She had us complete a questionnaire before our shoot so she knew what we were looking for and things our daughter was interested in, which I thought was so great and have never had a photographer do before! The location she suggested was a hidden gem and even though our toddler wasn’t being the most cooperative, Julie was able to trick her into “looking for bugs” to get some great shots ! Our pictures turned out beautiful!"
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Julie's down to earth personality and eye for photography and detail will complete any session. I worked with her for an hour for my maternity shoot on a hot day in May 2020 and it was a blast! It felt natural and comfortable just chatting away posing while she did her thing. She gives great direction on poses and even let me include my dog, Murphy! 5 STARS- Highly Recommend!
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I really enjoyed working with Julie for both my maternity and newborn photos. She is very professional and the pictures turned out amazing! She also has a lot of patience, my 5 year old had a million questions for her and she happily answered them all. I definitely recommend her and we will use her again for any future photo needs.
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Julie did a wonderful job! We are so pleased with the photos and she was great to work with. She handled working with our active toddler so well. She was professional and adaptable. She came prepared to the venue, had done her own research for shoot locations and made use of the lighting. Thank you Julie!
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