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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

Silas + Co.

Seattle’s winter light is short in terms of hours, but the shadows are long, which offer gorgeous light at almost any time of the day. Silas is 8 months old and the four of us spent a chilly morning at Lincoln Park, the place where his parents were engaged years ago. Those cheeks…




Gifts for the season

This year my heart has been especially heavy with how many people are suffering in this world. I’ve been brainstorming ways that little ol’ me can help, to contribute to something larger than myself. My family has decided to give away gifts to children in need instead of giving to each other this Christmas, because who really needs another sweater. We’re all in this together.

With that said, I wanted to share some links in case you’re looking for some unique gift ideas.

My friend Vicent is an artist and has put his art onto clothing in his new project La Loba Kids. We have one of his prints hanging in Wylie’s room.

There are a plethora of incredible organizations. Unicef is one that I give to as well as Kiva.

Handmade La Conner face scrub is amazing.

A card with a sense of humor for any occasion.

Friends John and Heather make adorable, tiny pottery.

Someone gave me this as a gift recently and they were the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had. Hands down.

We have several prints from Frida in our apartment and her Have a Little Pun book is witty and charming.

Corrie has been making some beautiful, moody, art the past couple years.

My mom turned 60 this year and we gifted her a family photo session with all 7 of us. She was over the moon happy and said it was the best present we could have given. Give the gift that keeps on giving by booking a family session with a photographer.

Happy Thanksgiving and please be safe this week.

A few photos from our family session with Amanda 




Seattle family photographer // 5 week old Stella

What a little peanut. So tiny, adorable, smushy, sleepy and soft. Babies are the light of the world. They embody all things good and it was a pleasure to spend a morning with 5 week old Stella and her parents.



Bella Luna Farm Seattle Wedding

Saturday was what dreams are made of. A pristine, blossoming farm, a couple who is madly in love, and friends and family who have gathered to support them. I couldn’t help but post a few photos from the day. Many more to come…

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.