Hi! I'm Julie.
I'm a rather quiet person who roots for the underdog, always trying to be helpful and empathic to others. I believe in telling the truth (even if it sucks). I have a slight addiction to The Big Bang Theory and donuts. I love adventures but like being at home. I believe God is our father and treats us as his children. I also believe you can be absolutely anything you want. You wanna be a rocket scientist who moonlights as a chef? Go for it!
Behind every locked door each of us has the ability to be whomever we want.
Determination is the key.
I grew up in Harrison, OH and now live on an 18 acre farm in Brookville, IN with my husband, Dave, and our four pups (Brook-the 1st on the left-past away this summer) We do miss her very much. She was 13 years old and was the best dog ever (don't tell the others).
I am, as my husband calls me, a 'tree hugger'. I recycle everything! If it can't be recycled, I try and either repurpose it, or donate it. We only have one earth. We need to take care of it.
I LOVE old stuff! Put me in an old barn with junk and I'll be there for hours. I am intrigued by the stories the old stuff has and if those old barn walls could talk! I'd listen forever. I'd absolutely feel like I'd won the lottery if we found an old home to restore. I can 'see' old dilapidated homes as they once were where others only see its ruins. I'd restore it (NOT renovate-never do that) and make it proud again.
My path to photography...
Staring into the creepy attic library of a 1920s tudor, I am rushing to find inspiration for my next college assignment before a ghostly finger taps me on the shoulder. Then it hits me (my idea, not a ghost) "Photograph my OWN images!" I went out the next day and took shots of my friend's brand new Chevy Silverado and created a storyboard commercial for it. My love for photography developed. No more creepy attic libraries for me!
After I graduated, I started shooting landscapes and nature (remember, I'm a tree hugger). One day my neighbor asked if I would take her family's portraits. I agreed. I was terrified, but, I wanted to try something new. I made it! and had fun! Then I thought...."let's see where this path leads." I photographed a few more families, weddings, kids.
Then I discovered seniors!!! OMG! Seriously love you guys! This is where I belong! Why? Your energy, openness, boldness, willingness to try anything. Also, your vulnerability. Your shyness before you open up and then bust out laughing at how awkward you feel posing. I show you a peek of the back of my camera and then it's on! You're ready for anything! THAT makes my heart happy!
I can't do this alone. Meet Lindsay, she will get you camera ready!
This is Lindsay. I was looking to add a hair and makeup artist awhile back and my sister-in-law introduced me to Lindsay. We, too, have been friends ever since. She is AWESOME with hair and makeup! Lindsay owns Hair by Lindsay K.
Sam: "I loved my photo session, it was amazing and Julie listened to everything I had in mind and truly brought it to life! The photos were amazing and she does a fantastic job! I recommend her to anyone! She is amazing, I loved it!"