The beauty of photography is that it captures moments, snatches of time that won’t ever happen again. We live in an age where everything moves quickly, and on a wedding day especially, it's impossible to take in every laugh, absorb every tear, cement every cherished moment into everlasting memory; that's where the I come in. 

With elopements and intimate weddings, it’s even more important to document each one of these moments. You’ve already decided what’s important: each other, the select group of people who are with you, and the memories you’ll make together.

What couples find is that my unique photo-journalistic style, (emphasizing candid moments), fits perfectly with their wedding vision. Of course, you also want the timeless, classic portraits, and I’ll get those during your formal portrait time, both with family, and with just you and your partner. Then, during your romantic portraits, I will give you direction to ensure your bodies are placed in a flattering way, and I get to step back to capture the natural moments that happen when you and your partner are left to your own devices. These are the images most true to the essence of who you are, and they are the ones you’ll cherish most in fifty years, the ones you'll display in your home with pride.

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I am in awe of the simplicity that can be found in elopements and intimate weddings. The couples who choose to keep things effortless and uncomplicated on their wedding day are often the ones who most appreciate the unscripted moments that I aim to capture for you. 

For so many reasons, eloping can be the right choice for you. Many of my elopement couples want to escape from the stress of wedding planning; others are drawn to the privacy of eloping. Whatever your reasons are, I’d love to talk with you about how to plan the right elopement for you and your partner. I’ve been in your shoes and are here to help every step of the way.

If you are planning an elopement or intimate wedding, I have the resources to help you find great locations and vendors, and would love to ensure that you have the very best for your day. While I am based in North Texas and New York City, I travel worldwide to capture elopements and intimate weddings, and would love to be there to document your special day.


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The simplest things can really mean the most, and my goal for your elopement is to highlight your decision to begin your marriage in a  manner that is completely true to you both.

Elopements are 3 hours, we can add more or less as needed. This journey is one to be savored, so there's no rush.

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The act of bringing a life onto this earth is something that moves the world. Capturing this once in a lifetime story, the story of your child bring born, is something you'll cherish for the rest of your life. 

Let's talk more about how we can capture this journey for you.

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Relationships are to be celebrated, honored and cherished; our time together will do just that.

The photographic experience that we will go on together while celebrating your love is one to be remembered for years to come.

Cody & Jessica

We are so beyond thankful for Julie, she goes above and beyond for you, and it's because she loves what she does and she loves the couples that she works with. Basically, she's the bomb!

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savannah & walker

Julie was more than a photographer, she made it personal and got to know us, and it shows through the beauty of our pictures!

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rebecca & william

Julie did a TON more than I ever expected out of a photographer. The pictures she took are so beautiful and mean the world to us!

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shirley & alex

If you don't want a photographer who centers everything around boring poses, then choose Julie! Almost all of our pictures are candid and our friends and families loved the result.

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morgan & oliver

Our photos captured our wedding perfectly and I am so glad Julie was a part of our big day! Here’s to a new friendship!

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brittany & kane

There are not enough words for how wonderful Julie and Dustin are! She truly was a god send for our wedding and we were so blessed to have them.

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