My name is Julie, and I’m a photographer (…duh). 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 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’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 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 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.