Hi Friends, let me introduce myself! Spoiler alert, my name is Julie. I grew up in the Kawartha Lakes and continue to reside here (I am a major homebody). I looooove to travel, and I love to come home. My friends are my family, and my family is my life.
Photography has always been a hobby of mine and my absolute dream job from a very young age. Now I’m living my dream with my eyes (and lens) wide open!
I am a lover of a great cup of java, the sound of rain in the middle of the night, wood-burning fireplaces, travelling anywhere and everywhere and any body of water brings instant solidarity to my soul.
How I Got Started
Full disclosure, I HATE, hate, hateeeee my photo being taken – which I think is what has led me here. For as long as I can remember I’ve always been the first to offer to take the picture to avoid being in it, and I truly love this role! However, as I’m getting older, I realize how precious time is and that photos are the only thing left for our loved ones to look at and feel us again once our time here is up… so I am consciously trying to jump in the photo and be a part of the memories, not just behind the lens.
There are people out there who love you and want to have your photograph on their wall, in their phone, and in their wallet…so lets chat and capture the moments of today, for the memories tomorrow!
I love, love and laughter lights my soul on fire! Whether it is between parents bonding with their new baby, families playing together or a couple cuddled up together, completely consumed by each others electricity.
I love being there to capture the day between you and the people who mean the most to you in the whole world. Ultimately, I want your pictures to represent you and who you are as a person in that candid moment as beautiful and as raw as it is to the naked eye. I want you to be yourself. Completely and unapologetically your beautiful pure self.
And heck, lets be friends on Instagram! @julie.a.photography
"I can't recommend Julie enough when choosing a photographer. The photos we received were truly amazing and she captured real and natural moments in our family with ease. Her personality and sense of humour helped everyone feel relaxed and made for a fun environment and photos that don't feel posed!"
"Julie is the very best at what she does, and I would recommend her to anyone. My fiancé and I were feeling uncomfortable before our engagement photos as we are not the photo-type. Julie made us feel comfortable the whole time and made it so natural. Her personality and laugh is contagious!!! She has an eye for capturing the best photos, we loved every single one of them!"
"Julie has an eye for drawing out images that are genuine and real. She gives you space to allow the authentic moments to shine through. When I think about my experience of doing newborn shoots for my baby girl, I'm brought back to exactly how I felt: pure joy, feeling safe and so comfortable. Julie's talent speaks for itself through her work but also in the stories of her client's experiences in how personable she is. I believe this makes Julie a perfect fit as a photographer - quality work combined with a quality connection."
"Going into my photo shoot with Julie I was very self-conscious about being in front of the camera. But honestly within the first 5 minutes of being around her I began to let my guard down. She knows how to make someone feel so comfortable with her positive attitude and warm and fun personality! She has such an eye for photography, she will capture a side of yourself you didn't even know you had. Please give her the opportunity to capture your family moments, your candid moments, and your vulnerable moments."
"Julie is an incredible photographer! She really knows how to capture the special moments. (The ones that you want to hold on to forever!) Her work is stunning! Her photos really tell your story... Julie's warm and bubbly personality makes the entire experience enjoyable. She feels like a friend from the very beginning. She easily establishes a positive rapport with the kids and makes them laugh. (We all appreciate her wonderful sense of humour!) Julie is able to make everyone comfortable and connects so well with others. The photography session feels natural... even for the people who are more hesitant about having their photos taken. I whole-heartedly recommend Julie as a photographer. Her photos are displayed in my living room. They are truly a work of art and remind me of the beautiful moments that make up our life stories."
"I highly recommend Julie Anne photography. I first used Julie when she was starting out last year to capture a beautiful set of maternity photos. They turned out better then I could have imagined. I've continued to use Julie over the past year including an entire family photoshoot consisting of individual group family shoots, the whole family, mother-daughter and niece and nephew combinations. Despite the rainy, cold weather, our pictures were amazing, and Julie's spirits were high. Recently we did a 1st birthday / Easter shoot for my daughter, which even included baby ducks! The laughter and fun we had while capturing these amazing moments will last a lifetime, thanks to Julie's amazing talents. Will continue to use Julie Anne photography as my daughter grows and our family expands."
"As first time parents we are so worried about getting our family pictures taken but Julie came to our house and made our pictures so fun!! I dont think we stopped laughing and she caught all the perfect moments of our little family. My husband isnt a picture guy but whenever I say who's doing them he is much more relaxed and actually excited for the pictures ! She will forever be our family photographer :)"
"I've known Julie a long time. She has always been someone who lights up a room. She is kind, laid back, and so easy to talk to, which is reflected in her photography. She took both our maternity and newborn photos and made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. The result was photos that were so genuine and candid, you can feel the love when you look at them! She captured such raw emotion in both shoots, the pictures ooze happiness. A treat to work with!"