My name is Julie, and I’m a photographer (hence the name!). My goal is to make sure that everyone has fantastic portraits of themselves. Whether you’re looking for personal or business photos, put your best face forward.

I’ve got the equipment and the know-how to give you beautiful portraits every time. I’m a Certified Professional Photographer (through the Professional Photographers of America); I earned my Associate Fellow of Photography Degree from the Oregon PPA; and I’m fully licensed and insured.

I’ve been a photographer since 2009, and people have always been my favorite subject. I love meeting people and hearing their stories.

I want your portrait session to be easy and fun! I know it can be tough to be in front of the camera, so I am here to help every step of the way. I will tell you exactly what to expect, how to move and pose, and I’ll make sure you don’t have a cheesy, fake smile, either.

I usually work on location, though I occasionally do a studio set-up in my garage. I prefer making my own light, so I’m never too far from a lightstand. I might stand on a chair, or lie on the ground, or squish into a corner. I might ask you to jump, or sit in a window, or stand in a tree.

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My photography journey began with self-portraits in 2007. I’m beginning to dabble in fine-art series.

I grew up in the Seattle suburbs, spent eight years in New York City working in education, and then moved here to Portland with my husband and twin boys (they’re 9.5).

I love getting out of town: I’ve visited 29 states, and 18 countries on four continents. After my camera, my passport is one of my favorite accessories. (Sadly, it’s been gathering dust since I had those babies…) But I love exploring closer to home, too.