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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.

Around the web friday…

Inspiring and beautiful! 

A very important job

This dress is cute and I just purchased this one.

Algorithms of love ?

I made this for dinner last night and for brunch this morning I’m baking a take on this one..homemade crust, of course.

We are listing our extra space in Kona, HI.

Happy weekend!


Jill + Gaby // Beach House Kauai wedding

Kauai’s Beach House Restaurant in Poipu offered a lovely location for Jill + Gaby’s wedding celebration. It was such a sweet and beautiful afternoon and was clear that these two adore each other. Documenting it was truly and honor and it reminded me how grateful I am to experience the deep love between others.


Beers Family // Big Island Hawaii family photographer

When Andy contacted me letting me know that the four of them would be enjoying a Kona vacation and wanted some photos with their new addition Theo, I was thrilled. We first met this past fall and Henry is a ball of energy and excitement. Shy at first, he warms up rather quickly with my silly games and coconut hunts. He even brought his red camera along again. Happy spring!

The Carter’s // Hawaii family photographer

I popped over to Maui to photograph this beautiful family. There will definitely be a longer post coming up from this one. Have a wonderful weekend!

Tara + Nathan’s Old Chaser Farm Vashon Island wedding!

Nathan and Tara are an absolute dream team. They are smart, creative, funny and know how to throw one hell of a party. They have an amazing eye for design and Tara, who helps create other bride’s dreams at Sugarcomb, beautifully combined the elements of a farm location, balloons and frill, as well as sophistication. Although their details were wonderfully executed, they also kept close the real meaning of the day- the marriage. She commented that as long as they both are there, the day is perfect. You can also see their beautiful day featured on Green Wedding Shoes.

photography: Julie Harmsen Photography // venue: The Old Chaser Farm Vashon Island, Washington // event design: Bride (Tara Lee) for Sugarcomb // event planning + coordination: Kelsey Eads, Sugarcomb // florals: Marigold and Mint // wedding dress: Vera Wang, Jessica gown // hairpieces: J. Crew // bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo // bridesmaid’s dresses: J. Crew and Nordstrom Wedding Suite // bridesmaid’s sashes: BHLDN // hair: Chloe Thomas, Charbon Salon // makeup: Cynthia Keene and Gaylin Roberts // groom’s Suit: Ralph Lauren from Barney’s // paper goods: Bride (Tara Lee) for Sugarcomb // balloons + frill: Geronimo! Balloons // catering: The Corson Building // desserts: Bakery Nouveau // music: iPod with playlist created on Rdio