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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.

Zoe, mom + dad // Seattle family photographer

Isn’t this little pig tailed lady adorable? She has such fun, exuberant expressions and we enjoyed playing around at Carkeek Park. Zoe absolutely loves playgrounds and swimming with fishies, which we didn’t get to do at this session. Here are a few charming frames.


An Emerald Dress in the emerald city // Seattle wedding photographer

Gotta love a woman who wears an emerald dress at her wedding.

Seattle kids studio photos with Calder + Claire


These two kiddos joined me in the studio for some silly games and a jams to Aphex Twin yesterday. There’s something amazing about capturing a kid’s personality in a clean space with just a few of their favorite toys. It leaves much more room for the authentic nature of them, which kids are always willing to share. It’s one of the reasons I adore photographing children-there’s no facade, just their pure, untarnished emotions. As the Seattle season grows colder I’m offering in studio sessions like these for kids, and shoot me an e-mail at julie@julieharmsenphotography.com if you’d like to set up one for your little one.

Peter + Tina’s Sodo Park wedding photo booth



Hawaii bridal bliss

One of my favorite landscapes of Hawaii is the lava grass growing out of the dark, hardened lava. In the Kona afternoons, often the clouds roll in and offer a moody backdrop to a sunlit horizon. I borrowed a few dresses from Bliss in Bloom, and since the resources are slim there, I played stylist, hair and makeup artist as well as photographer to capture a few looks. Here are a couple images from the evening…