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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

Jenn // Seattle maternity photography

I love this woman. She’s a dear friend and we met years ago after I found her Pinterest page and thought we’d get along. We did. She’s a great listener, thoughtful, creative, encouraging and has a fiercely memorable laugh. She’s going to be an incredible mama and was glowing yesterday. Chelsea came over to add hair and makeup to Jenn’s beauty. Hurry up November so we can meet this baby boy!

I absolutely adore this lady. We met years ago after I saw her Pinterest page and thought we’d get along. She’s a great listener, encourager, and has a memorable laugh. She’s going to be an incredible mama and was glowing yesterday during our session. The talented Chelsea came over to do Jenn’s hair and makeup adding to her graceful look.

Selah + Lucas // Seattle family photographer

Seattle’s summer has been showing off this year and the afternoon I photographed Selah and Lucas was no exception. These two adorable kids were such a dream to photograph and Selah and I played games through the purple flowers while Lucas was all smiles. The curiosity in children is something that I never tire of capturing.

Big Island Hawaii wedding // Emily + Brandon


Seattle Family photographer // The Han’s

I’m well aware that the blog has been a little quiet lately. Being a full time mom and business owner is no joke and I’m learning the routines of baby and work to make it all thrive. Joining the mom club this past fall has given me a much greater respect for all mama’s out there, which has in turn allowed me to have a fresh perspective when photographing families. The selflessness of caring for a baby 24/7 was somewhat of a shock, but something that has only made me a better person. It has put so many things into perspective in the best way.

Spring in Seattle calls for much unpredictability in terms of the weather, so when our original photo shoot date was grey with light showers I was happy to hear that Rena was also willing to hold out for a day that would give us the sunshine and warmth we all wanted in the photos. Their four year old is quite the brave one and wanted to pet all the wildlife she could find. We chased bunnies, pet caterpillars, searched the trees for various birds and ran down Discovery Park’s hills. These four were a joy to photograph is Seattle’s gorgeous evening light.

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.