photo credit: Cheyenne Rickley Photography 2016

photo credit: Cheyenne Rickley Photography 2016

 

hi there!

I'm Julie! I'm a Carolina girl living in the green foothills of the Adirondack Mountains with my husband Kevin, 2 kitties-Katie Mae, Sally Ann, and Lea Jean the Carolina Plott Hound. A few of my favorite things are house plants, sunny, 75-degree days with a slight breeze, and a good cup of black coffee. Oh, and a good Instant Pot recipe. I love to eat. ;)

The day I was born, my dad went and got himself a new Canon film SLR to celebrate. After all, I was his first born. You've gotta document these things. I grew up with my dad's camera bag going everywhere with us. Almost 30 years later, those photos my dad took of my brother and I are still at my dad's somewhere. From then on, I went to college to pursue a degree that has nothing to do with art, did finance/marketing work at my first job (a corporate dental office nonetheless), then in 2016, I bought a Canon 6D camera and a 50mm lens to start taking photos of food instead of my iPhone 6.  I guess that's how it all started. 

 
 
 photo credit: Lafferty Photo 2016

photo credit: Lafferty Photo 2016

I specialize in lifestyle family portraits, birth stories, and military homecomings- I was born to be a story teller. I'm here to document things as the 3rd person. Capturing raw emotions is what I do. 

My favorite subjects are small children in their natural environment. I will chase them, play with them, ask them questions about themselves throughout our session, because I believe EVERYONE, even the littlest person has something to say. Same goes for older children, and couples. If you are looking for those 'perfect' portraits with perfectly set up poses, forced smiles and intricately coordinated outfits, I might be the wrong girl for you.

I want you to leave our session feeling like we are friends. My job as your photographer is to document your happy moments with the people you love more than anything in the world, and turn them into tangible art. So that even years later when you look at these photographs, you will be filled with happy memories and nostalgia. I'm a lover of all things living. I want you to see beauty, the way I see them.

Welcome to my world. I can't wait to get to know you!

With love, 

Julie Johnson