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  • Welcome to the blog, I'm Julie. Here you will find some of my latest photographs and musings. I'm curious and intrigued by the uniqueness of life stories and how everyone is somehow connected. I'm inspired by people who are confident, sometimes considered quirky, passionate and in love and I'd love to hear about your upcoming wedding or celebration. Please reach out via the contact tab or directly at julie@julieharmsenphotography.com

    *photo by Amanda VanVels

Summer Family // Seattle Family Photographer

Lifestyle family photo sessions are one of my favorite things, and add to that lively kids, bright light and a warm, inviting home and we’ve got a home run. The Summer family were a joy to spend an Autumn morning with, and I just had to share a few of the photos from our time together


Seattle Wedding Photographer // Newcastle Golf Course

A few portraits from Matt + Ashley’s recent wedding…

Old Chaser Farm morning wedding // Tessa + Coyle

Tessa and Coyle love brunch so much that they decided to have a morning wedding at Old Chaser Farm on Vashon Island. It was wonderful and here’s what the day looked like…


The list of amazing vendors:

Wedding coordination and production: Perfectly Posh Events

Makeup and hair: Dedra Whitt and Jodi Johnson

Catering: The Corson Building

Cinema: Fitts Studios

Dessert: Mighty O Donuts

Florals: Diep Shippen

Stationery: Song Bird Paperie


Oslo + Co.

It’s been a wild year, whew. I’ve been so busy behind the scenes shooting and editing that sharing my work has taken a back seat, but I’m hoping to share more in the coming months. I want to jump in with a lifestyle portrait session of baby Oslo and his parents while we enjoyed the warm light at Volunteer Park. Maddie gifted Benj the photo shoot for father’s day-how thoughtful.


Bella Luna Farms Seattle wedding

Smita loves french fries, Black Tea Lemonade, Italy and the Seahawks. Johann loves the 49ers, Lakers, bacon, burritos and internet memes. Greater than all of those things put together is Smita and Johann’s love for the other. They could barely take their eyes off each other all day and it was such a delight to witness their adoration. The immaculate Bella Luna Farms was the backdrop to their celebration and they incorporated both Indian and Hawaiian traditions into the two ceremonies.  The morning began with a beautiful Hindu ceremony followed by an afternoon Western ceremony which incorporated some Hawaiian customs. The day was relaxed, enchanting, filled with joy, laughter and countless kisses between the couple.  Elegant Affairs was on hand to ensure everything flowed smoothly, Katie DeLorme was my right hand gal to guarantee no detail was missed, and Bamboo Beats kept the party going once the sun went down. This day was one for the books.