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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.

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…

Seattle family photographer // David, Celia + Addison

David, Celia and I first met on their engagement shoot at Rattlesnake Lake two and a half years ago, which can be seen here. This week we made more photo magic with their addition, the enthusiastic and cheerful little Addison. This little peanut had a smile on her face the entire time and was so intrigued with the shutter click of my camera. Clearly she loves her puppy Daphne, and vice versa. Maybe it’s my pregnancy hormones, but watching baby and puppy play and cuddle was just about the best thing ever. Here’s to love, family, laughter and snuggles.


A very Seattle portrait // SoDo wedding photographer

Yesterday’s SoDo Park wedding was all kinds of fun. For portraits, we ventured around Pike Place Market and included their adorable pup!