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  • Welcome to the blog, I'm Julie. Here you will find some of my latest photographs and musings. I'm curious and intrigued by the uniqueness of life stories and how everyone is somehow connected. I'm inspired by people who are confident, sometimes considered quirky, passionate and in love and I'd love to hear about your upcoming wedding or celebration. Please reach out via the contact tab or directly at julie@julieharmsenphotography.com

    *photo by Amanda VanVels

Tom, Asher + Ainsley

The four of us found ourselves at Golden Gardens on a gorgeous Sunday morning. These two adorable kids love pancake breakfasts, playing in the sand, watching fireworks, and cuddling with dad. Asher is a lego enthusiast with a sensitive, thoughtful soul, and Ainsley is currently obsessed with anything Frozen related and can melt a heart in a single smile. Tom is a single dad, professor by day, and PhD. student by evening. It was a pleasure to watch the bond between him and each of the kids, sweetly adjusting Ainsley’s bow in her hair, and sharing secret whispers with Asher.

Julian + Co.

This little honey is affectionately called juju and we spent a morning together admiring the cherry blossoms at The Arboretum. Such a gorgeous family…


Bennie + Co.

This family is dear to my heart and I’ve been lucky enough to photograph¬†Joey and Rebecca during some of their most important life events including their engagement, wedding, and maternity photos. Little¬†Bennie arrived last year and they popped over to the studio for some playful photos of this soon to be toddler. It all happens way too quickly.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Hopefully yours is off to a great start and you’ve receovered from the holiday madness. We laid low here in Seattle without any travel and it was so nice to enjoy a lot of down time. I’m starting the new year feeling relaxed and ready for the excitement this year will bring. Wylie is 14 months old now and his sense of humor is really coming out. Sometimes we’ll be goofing around and he will fall over from laughing so hard. It’s pretty much the best thing ever. One thing I’m looking forward to this year are the funny things that he will say as he begins to talk more. Currently he’s signing his requests and says a few words, most recently acho if we sneeze.

Here’s a frame from the New Years wedding I photographed at the Four Seasons Seattle.

Heather + Zach // Mt Hood wedding