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Hello!  I'm Julie!!  

My super fun photographer friend Kerry Gastley took this silly photo of me after an engagement session and it's just goofy enough to keep!!


My high school Cuteness, Bernie, proposed in 2002 and the first wedding plan I made was booking Kitty to photograph our wedding!  

Little did I know that when my oldest and "bestestest" childhood friend Gina got married in 2005, Gina would take me up on my offer to photograph her intimate and minimalist hometown wedding!!  



I've continued to capture moments for family, friends and short lived strangers ever since!!


I have always had issues with "change".  Don't like it at all and don't adjust to it well!  So to help me through life's, eh hum (throat clear noise) pleasantries, I take photos of how things are today so I can hold on tight!!  It's all I have to re-experiencing what my bedroom looked like before I moved out and got married, sitting in the chair with my dad even into my adult years and the view from the kitchen cut out while my mom made dinner.  


Daily life at home with your family is what you remember of your childhood!  Invite me over to preserve those Saturday morning cuddles; Tuesdays after practice when the kids are doing homework while you whip up dinner; silly bedtime routines and when grandma and grandson always play pirate on the living room couch! These are everyday moments that we take for granted and they are moments that shape our lives!  


Memories are important and a photograph is a priceless memory that can not be forgotten.   Sometimes all we have left of person or place is a photograph.  Our lives are full of moments that we wish we could have back, even just for a minute.



Seeing my photographs hanging in my Smilers' homes across the country and watching them pop up in my Instragram feed and Facebook wall, warms my heart!!   I have had editorial images published in the Frederick Magazine, Montgomery Life, Maryland Life and Hagerstown Magazine.  Fun Fun!