Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bellevue Photographer - December 2012 Photo of the Month

I've been seeing this little guy since he was a cub back in September and he stopped by earlier this week.  As a former nature and wildlife photographer, I'm so blessed to see wildlife right outside my office most any given day.  These gorgeous creatures do not pose, so I have to be quick.  However, "cubby" as I affectionately call him, actually did pose for a half a second and was promptly on the move!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Bellevue Portrait Photographer | Morning visitor

Woke up this morning to snow, which didn't stick around long.  I was sitting in my office editing when I saw some antlers poking right above my monitor.  I grabbed my camera and was thrilled to see this buck.  He doesn't come around as much as the other wildlife I get here and he sure doesn't pose for portrait either!  He just sauntered through.  Like I always say, "I am blessed" to live where I do!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Bellevue Photographer | November 2012 Photo of the Month

Once a month I try to photograph something for myself, a personal project.  I started out as a nature and wildlife photographer over 20 years ago and in 2007 started my portraiture business.  I find as much as I love photographing portraits of women and children, it helps to break away every now and then get out in the solitude of nature and shoot something for myself.  These are just a few of the mushrooms I found in my yard during the month of November.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Bellevue Portrait Photographer | Miss M. Session Favorites

Four locations and a pretty young lady up for anything!  We wanted to take in some of the gorgeous fall colors, a water backdrop and even a little retail and vintage fun.  She likes Justin Bieber ( do I!) We talk about our favorite colors, YouTube videos, clothes, school and sports. I really enjoyed our afternoon together talking and laughing.  I shared a hair trick from my old hairdressing days (eons ago,) which we practiced no less than thirty times and by the end of our session, she became a hair trick pro too!

Click on any image below to open a slideshow.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bellevue Photographer | October 2012 Photo of the Month

The beautiful fall colors make great backdrops for holiday family photos.  The rich hues of burgundy, orange and yellows with a splash of green add a lot of punch and texture this time of year.
For more details on holiday mini-sessions, please visit here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Bellevue Portrait Photographer | The individual portrait

When was the last time you had a professional portrait taken of yourself?  I'll bet it's been a very long time.  A portrait makes a nice gift for the loved ones in your life and more importantly a wonderful gift for yourself.

Almost everyone has a social networking profile on the internet or are involved in groups like, if so, how old is your profile image?  I'll bet it's over a year old, or in some cases maybe three years...  When you meet people, you want them to recognize you right away and not question if that's actually you they saw in your profile image.

Consider updating your image, for yourself, for your family, your grandchildren, your children, or that online dating site you've been thinking about joining!

For women out there of any age, consider an elegant glamour portrait, (these sessions in particular are incredibly empowering regardless of your age.)  You cannot imagine the woman you are who has been been hidden away between work, shuffling your kids from school to soccer and all the other demands on women.  I cannot stress how making this special time for yourself can leave you feeling.  A  fresh image speaks a thousand words...

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bellevue Portrait Photographer | September 2012 - Photo of the Month

Athena is moving soon and she came to me before she leaves for some images of herself at this wonderful stage of her life.  She is in love, happy and excited for the new adventure and journey ahead of her.  We headed into the studio to create images that show this beautiful, sexy and confident woman.  

Monday, September 24, 2012

Bellevue Portrait Photographer | Best Friends

These two beauties have been best friends for ten years and one is moving soon, but nothing will keep them apart.  They are connected at the heart and so endearing with one another.  It was a pleasure to photograph them.  Such a fun session!

If you have one true friend, you have more than your share ~ Thomas Fuller.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bellevue Family Photographer | Fall Mini Sessions

With the fall colors right around the corner, now is a good time to think about your holiday cards.  You will receive three high-resolution files and 20% off any Collection or print products.  

I will also come to your home and show you what your images selections will look like on your walls when you purchase a Collection or wall display.   

Click here to see what we can do with your wall displays!

To see the Lifestyle Collections, please click here.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bellevue Photographer | August 2012 Photo of the Month

With the end of summer approaching, I'm already missing the longer days for evening photo sessions and fabulous light, but that only means we have to schedule a little earlier :)

Gearing up for Fall holiday sessions when the leaves start changing into their beautiful hues of golds, yellows and reds.  Look for mini session details on the blog after Labor Day!

A fun underwater image from summer 2012.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bellevue Lifestyle Photographer | Introducing a New Service!

Introducing a new way to see your wall displays before you place your order! 

No more guessing, or trying to visualize what your images will look like on your walls.  I provide you with image choices from your session that you'll want to display in different parts of your home and they are all able to be previewed to scale.  All gallery wraps and standout wall groupings come "ready to hang" when delivered. 

Together we can choose a wall display that best suits your home or office.  I am pleased to provide this new service at no additional charge with each session.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Bellevue Senior Photographer | Ocean Session

Well this was a tricky session, strong winds, wrangling a reflector while maintaining camera focus, but it was a joy too.  Miss E. and I collaborated on ideas before the session and she was flexible and open to trying new things, including getting down in the trenches in sandy and windy conditions.  She is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside!

Don't forget to nominate a deserving high-school senior in the Bellevue, WA area for a complimentary photo session for senior pictures, there is only one week left to get your nomination in!  Click here for details.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bellevue High School Senior Photographer | Paying it Forward

Bellevue Photographer | Paying it Forward

There has been a time or two where someone really helped me out when I needed it, so I want to do the same for a deserving high-school senior in the Bellevue, WA area.  I am offering one complimentary senior portrait session. 

Please follow the steps below to nominate a deserving 2013 high school senior:
  • Head over to Julia Brown Photography Facebook Page and "like" my page.
  • Share the "Paying it Forward" post on your timeline.
  • Click on the "Contact Me" on my Facebook page or click here and nominate a high-school senior and why you believe they would be deserving of a complimentary custom photo session.  Please only share their first name and none of their personal information in your message, if they are chosen, I will e-mail you directly for their contact information.  
The person that nominates the senior chosen will receive a $100.00 gift certificate toward a photo session with me. I'm looking forward to reading your nominations!  

Stay tuned for details on my Facebook page in August.