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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

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Bennie + Co.

This family is dear to my heart and I’ve been lucky enough to photograph¬†Joey and Rebecca during some of their most important life events including their engagement, wedding, and maternity photos. Little¬†Bennie arrived last year and they popped over to the studio for some playful photos of this soon to be toddler. It all happens way too quickly.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Hopefully yours is off to a great start and you’ve receovered from the holiday madness. We laid low here in Seattle without any travel and it was so nice to enjoy a lot of down time. I’m starting the new year feeling relaxed and ready for the excitement this year will bring. Wylie is 14 months old now and his sense of humor is really coming out. Sometimes we’ll be goofing around and he will fall over from laughing so hard. It’s pretty much the best thing ever. One thing I’m looking forward to this year are the funny things that he will say as he begins to talk more. Currently he’s signing his requests and says a few words, most recently acho if we sneeze.

Here’s a frame from the New Years wedding I photographed at the Four Seasons Seattle.

Heather + Zach // Mt Hood wedding




George + co.

George wins for best hair. He’s also a happy little guy who gives smiles easily. I photographed his parents’ engagement photos, wedding and now the growing family. It was a numbingly chilly winter morning for our shoot, but that didn’t keep a grin off of this babe’s face. Also, how cute is his nursery? It helps to have a mom who is an interior designer, I suppose.


In studio // fashion

Fashion photography is another world to me and while I admire it, I’ve never really pursued it. A friend invited me to join her in the studio to have a chance to play around. It was a fun challenge to break away from my usual cheery photos to more serious poses, with some laughter mixed in. Incorporating movement was something I still wanted to do and I’m happy with how the images came out. Jenny of Lu lent us some of her pieces and the black dress is her creation. Ingalisa is the beautiful model and is represented by SMG. Here are a few…