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  • Welcome to the blog. We're Julie and Andy. Here you will find our latest photographs and musings. We are a curious duo, intrigued by the uniqueness of life stories and how everyone is somehow connected. We are inspired by people who are confident, sometimes considered quirky, passionate and in love. Our time is split between Seattle and Hawaii and we'd love to hear about your upcoming wedding or celebration. *photo by Amanda VanVels

Mauna Lani Hawaii wedding photographer // Emily + Brandon

Andy and I hopped across the Pacific this week with Wylie to document the wedding of Emily and Brandon. It was incredible and I couldn’t help but share a few images right away. I love how non traditional her dress was and those flowers…. so good.

Hawaii bound…

Hey my Hawaii peeps, I’ll be on the Big Island from April 30th through May 5th. Let’s bottle up that warm light and love into photo form. E-mail me at julie@julieharmsenphotography.com

Happy 1st Birthday Nolan!

Last year I photographed this beautiful couple on the beaches of Hawaii for some maternity photos. It was serendipitous to all find ourselves living back in the Pacific Northwest so Andy, Wylie and I drove down to Portland for the day to capture this sweet one year old at his birthday party! He sure is darling.

Dempsey Family // Seattle family photographer

Throw back to late summer in Seattle when I was a few weeks away from delivering a baby. We visited their favorite playground on the shores of Lake Washington to kick the soccer ball, monkey around on the playground, and capture the energy and enthusiasm of three playful kiddos.

Happy New Year!

What a year it’s been. In the past 12 months we’ve sold almost everything and moved across the Pacific to live in Hawaii with a “what if” in our hearts, became pregnant, realized Seattle was home so we sold everything again and moved back, had a beautiful baby boy and a few other things in between. I’m still trying to assign words to the feelings about this job called motherhood. It’s such a significant leap into something more important and challenging than anything else, but also feels so natural. Gratitude is the feeling I’m ending the year with. So much gratitude. Happy New Year from our family to yours. xo