M. Julie Photo
Ten or twenty years from now, when my couples look through their photos, I want them to remember the love and happiness they felt for each other. I want them to remember real moments that occurred naturally, not moments that I coaxed out of them. I can promise you that I will never treat your most important day as photoshoot, but I will tell your story in a truthful manner, and I will help you remember all of the important people that were present and supported you along the way. If you share a similar vision for your wedding day, I would love to work with you! Please don't be a stranger, say hello!
“I wish I could give Julie one million stars! If you are at all unsure of who to choose for a photographer Julie is it. We had the best experience! Julie is extremely professional and an absolute artist. We originally were planning a November wedding but due to COVID decided to make a change. When I called Julie she was more than accommodating about a complete change of plans and we later found out that the new date we had chosen was her birthday! She said nothing because she is so good about making the day all about the bride and groom. The entire day was full of going with the flow. It poured rain during our outdoor portion and she captured the moment with such artistry. What could have been seen as a wrench in the plans became some of our favorite photos. She had a backup plan ready and kept the day entirely stress-free. Julie was joined by her husband and they were extremely organized. The formal photos flew by. She captured all the combinations we wanted and was great with the younger kids too. My husband and I had a blast taking photos together and instead of it being a formality it was such a fun part of the day. As someone who is not all that keen on being in the spotlight, I was so comfortable having my picture taken by Julie. I am not sure how she does it, but I felt such trust from the beginning. Not only was she one of my favorite parts of our big day, but also her artistic eye is unmatched. We will absolutely cherish her photos for a lifetime.” - Reviewed On 10/16/2020 by Annie T
“Hello to the excited, anxious, beautiful and all-deserving of good things bride. With all of the working parts that go into planning the perfect wedding (whatever that means for you), your photographer is the thing you truly need to go all kinds of right. I met Julie and her husband James of M. Julie Photo when they photographed my best friend's wedding. I was newly engaged at the time and loving this season of life where my friends were getting to receive the greatest gift of marriage. Julie and I had never met. Yet, the second she walked in the door, I felt like an old friend had joined our special circle of friends there to support our bride. Her gentleness and joyfulness wrapped our group in peace during the pre-wedding festivities and this continued throughout the entire day. When it came time to make decisions, adjust plans, and give directions, Julie approached these things with such grace and professionalism that truly made me feel like her only intention was to bring people together to form beautiful memories for her bride and groom. Soon after this experience, M. Julie Photo was the first vendor I booked for my own wedding. While there were so many incredible vendors that made our wedding what it was, Julie and James were the most special to me. Photos, and the memories that went into making them, live on forever. From our first planning meeting with Julie and James, I knew they were completely on our team. They focused on what WE wanted, and never guided us away from that for their own sake. For example: Do you know how much easier the wedding photo timeline can be if you do a first look? Many photographers may try and sway couples in this direction for the ease of the process. Julie and James showed excitement and support when we told them that we did not want this. They showed excitement and support for every decision we made. They got to know us as a couple, as people, and we now can call them friends. From a practical side for the practical bride (that was me!), the best part about booking Julie and James is the investment and what you get out of it. I adored having an engagement shoot included--one where Julie traveled to a place special to us and went above and beyond to get so many incredible shots. The flat rate investment with no extra conditions, gimmicks or slimy fine print meant that we got their full support and talent no matter what. Plus, getting full access and rights to our beautiful photos (as long as we do not edit them) after the wedding allowed us to make our own decisions about which we wanted and how we wanted to get them. Our wedding photos bring us so much joy. The people behind M. Julie Photo bring us so much joy. I can't wait to have them behind the lens for more exciting life stages to come. 100/10 would recommend M. Julie Photo for your beautiful engagement and wedding day.” - Reviewed On 11/04/2019 by Allison K
“Amazing! Julie photographed my wedding and my sisters wedding. I love Julie's style and eye for design. She is a true artist! Her photos are amazing! They say "It's all in the details". So I want to highlight some little details about Julie that really made a difference for us. I mean let's face it, Julie's photos speak for themselves. I don't need to tell you how great her photos are. You can look at her portfolio and its easy to see how talented she is. So I want to speak to some of the small details that you don't get to see in the photos... Julie is really good at directing people and getting them to stand where they need to be without sounding stressed or bossy. Let's face it, people don't always follow directions even when they are told ahead of time. In weddings I have been in, photographers frequently have to yell to get the attention of people. Or they show frustration when not everybody in the group is cooperating. Julie remains cool as a cucumber the entire time and somehow is able to get people to where they need to go while remaining calm and pleasant. I feel that this really adds to everybody's enjoyment of the day. As many reviews have mentioned Julie was calm and relaxed on the day of my wedding. I didn't realize how much that mattered until the day of. Jitters and nerves are all part of the process but Julie's calm and upbeat demeanor defiantly put me at ease. That alone was so valuable. And again, I didn't realize how much that mattered to me until the day of my wedding. I was also really impressed with how she can make photos look beautiful with a less than perfect backdrop. Both my wedding and my sisters wedding some of the "getting ready pics" were taken in places where the backdrop is less than ideal for photos (think dark, dingy church basement/ bachelor pad) yet somehow she made these photos look beautifully artistic. Julie is incredibly professional. Her process is so well thought out. She is so well organized. It made things really easy on my. Everything was so slick. Communication was prompt and we even had a sneak peak of our pics waiting for us the morning after our wedding. That was a nice surprise! This sounds like an odd thing to comment on, but both Julie and James dress comfortably and professionally while on the job. Photographers are artists and sometimes artists can be a bit eccentric. I've been to weddings where the photographer wears flashy outfits or outfits where they are clearly trying to draw attention to themselves. James and Julie don't try to steal the show. They dress nice and professionally in a way that is not distracting. I feel that Julie went above and beyond the role of a photographer. Our wedding was March 28th. Because of Covid 19 we had to completely change our wedding plans. As restrictions were coming in, locations and plans were changing on a daily basis. Julie was a HUGE help with this process she offered us suggestions and feedback and even put in some of the legwork to secure photography location. All the while remaining very calm and helping to keep me calm. We could not be happier with our wedding photos! And we are so grateful Julie was such an integral part of our special day!” - Reviewed On 5/24/2020 by Valendena W
“Wanted to add my positive review to the stack of glowing ones that Julie deserves for being such a great photographer, and being so easy to work with. Julie met my now-wife (!) and I at a coffee shop near our home so she could get to know us a little better. I have to give her a big shout out because Julie accommodated my wife and I's wedding date, even though we had moved our date up, and would now be getting married...in less than a month. When you know, you know, guys. Anyhow, Julie was a great listener, and so fun to be around. It didn't feel like she *just* wanted to get to know us to take our photos. With the way she told us about herself and her own relationship, it felt like she was an old friend we had bumped into. We genuinely had fun chatting with her, and she asked a lot of great questions about what kind of photos we wanted of our big day and the vibe we were going for. While we were already familiar with Julie's photography - having done a bit of research beforehand - meeting her in person really cemented for us that she was the right photographer to capture our wedding. My wife and I both left the meeting with very good vibes. The day of the wedding, Julie and her husband were fantastic - running here and there to make sure they captured everything properly, and putting up with my family who is chronically late to everything. She expertly coached me through my groom photos, which I found extremely helpful because I'm not at all comfortable being the subject of a camera. The wife and I were boarding a plane to go on our honeymoon when we got the preview batch of photos from Julie (that's how ridiculously fast she was). I'm not embarrassed to say that I cried when I saw them. They were fantastic. She did such a great job capturing the joy and liveliness of our wedding day, and it confirmed for us that hiring Julie was the right choice.” - Reviewed On 6/08/2020 by Dan D
“Julie was AWESOME! We originally were looking to pay half the price for our wedding photographer, but when we saw her journalistic-style photos that revealed authenticity and unique moments for each couple, we decided her work was worth spending more. Let me tell ya, after reflecting on the planning process and our wedding day, I would have been willing to pay DOUBLE if I knew how much she would help with the day of schedule, her flexibility in light of a pandemic, and the amazing photos we have today. Julie was prepared, organized, positive, fun to be around (but not in your face or telling you what to do all of the time), and easygoing. My husband and I are not picture people but Julie was still able to help us feel relaxed, comfortable, and to just be us!” - Reviewed On 10/18/2020 by Anna S