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    Hi and welcome to my blog! I’m Julianna and I’m the owner of my own Seattle Wedding Boutique Photography business. I'm also in LOVE with anything handmade, hair, makeup, fashion, filmmaking and of course my business partner, (aka my husband) Nathan. In this blog you find the latest in my work, life and some insight into running a wedding photography business from my point of view. I also hope to inspire you with the love stories of my couples and my "How To" video tutorials.

    Enjoy! ;)

Seattle Wedding Photographer | The Edgewater Hotel

To a beautiful person inside and out. Amber has been nothing but a blessing to work with. I met her and Aaron after they contacted me at Starbucks for a consultation. Amber had express to me her interest in working as a wedding planner and shortly after that meeting she ended up working for one of the best wedding planning companies in Seattle, Vows weddings and events. I was so proud to see her accomplish her dream.

As for the connection between these two I have noticed it from day one. At the time I was going through some personal struggles but watching the way these two interacted with each other made me smile and be hopeful that I would be sitting one day having someone look at me the way Aaron looked at Amber. To this beautiful couple, I wish you both endless times of happiness throughout your marriage.

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Destination Wedding in Orlando, Florida| Lindsey + Alan

I met Lindsey when I was 22 in Breckenridge, Colorado before I moved to Seattle, WA. I had hired her to model for me for my first promo video I created for my wedding website. We just clicked and five years later I received a very special email asking me to photograph her wedding in Orlando, Florida. Of course I didn’t hesitate to say, “HELL YEAH!” With all the excitement I flew down, spent a few days getting to know her family as they welcomed their home to me during my stay and documented the wedding that has inspired me to fall in love all over again with my work. I received one of the sweetest letters from both the mother and bride telling me to never quit, ensuring me I have the talent and to believe in myself.

I’m not going to lie and say 2014 was the best year because for me it wasn’t. In fact it was toughest year in both my personal and professional life. What I have learned from it is don’t be afraid to take time off if you need it. Find ways to make only yourself happy without depending on other and a personal for me….TRAVEL ALONE because there is nothing like learning more about yourself then being stuck in a place you have never been and dealing with the silence that once scared me.

So with that… I leave you with the final wedding of 2014 that inspired me to look forward to a much more, positive, happy and successful 2015.

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Here are some boudoir photos I took for Lindsey the day before the wedding.

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Lindsey talented mother made her flower crown.

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By far my favorite moment of the day…was when Alan decided to say hi to his daughter after seeing his bride for the first time.

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January 7, 2015 - 10:30 pm

Hannah Nielsen - Beautiful as always! LOVE that last shot!!

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Alex - What a beautiful wedding! Those lights in the barn are amazing and that sparkler exit shot is stunning. Lovely work!

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Jete Devisser - Oh wow!! Your work takes my breath away! These are absolutely beautiful! I’m sorry you had difficulties this year, and hope 2015 is everything you are hoping for and more!

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Chasity Noel - Savvy Images - Their wedding photos are just precious! Great work!

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Jenny - This is such an amazing wedding! 2015 will be a great year!

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Alina Thomas - The last image is amazing! They are such a cute couple, and that little bump.. so precious.

“HITCHED” = Nicole + Paul – Sanders Estate

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Our wedding:

We loved every bit of our wedding. The time spent with just our bridal party and family just before the wedding was special to me because it was at that time that it felt like Paul’s and I worlds had officially collided. Our friends and family are so important to us both and it was so special to have them not only come together but enjoy each other. Our entire wedding day was spent laughing, loving and enjoying the company of our closest family and friends.

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Favorite fun memory

Paul and I had NO idea what to do or how to cut our “wedding cake”. Paul hasn’t been to many weddings and I tend to panic when I feel like everyone is looking at me. Paul was nothing but himself and took matters in his own hands by cutting our cake, which was not dense enough to pick up with our hands and fed me a huge piece of cheesecake with the pie cutter and then fed himself the second bite. The room filled with laughter and completely lightened the mood  as we both laughed off our utter confusion of how to “properly” proceed with the tradition. 

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Special thanks to everyone that worked hard on Nicole + Paul’s wedding day!

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“HITCHED” = Amy + Mike – Chicago Backyard Wedding

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Favorite Wedding Day Memory:

My best wedding day memory was our ceremony.  My husband and I exchanged our vows under a huge willow tree that him and his dad had planted about 20 years ago.  The sun hit the tree perfectly and it was such a serene and magical setting.  As we spoke our vows it felt like it was just the two of us there in that moment.  Walking back up the aisle, it was so great to see all of our family and friends there to share in our happiness.

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Our entire wedding was all about family and friendship.  We are so blessed to have so many talented people in our lives! Our theme was “professionally homemade”.

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All of our details were DIY, which was really important to us.  It made the celebration so special and we have many great memories from our wedding.  It was truly the day I had always imagined.

Special thanks to everyone that worked hard on Amy + Mike’s wedding day!

  • Reception | Groom’s Private home
  • Ceremony | Groom’s Private home
  • Catering | Portillo’s
  • Cake or desserts | Bride’s mother DIY
  • Hair & Makeup | Mario Tricocci
  • Coordinator | Shelby Manore
  • Dress & Attire | Melissa Sweet
  • Jewelry | Borrowed from Mother-in-Law
  • Florals | DIY
  • DJ | DIY Bride’s Brother
  • Invitations |  Graphic Giraffe

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December 30, 2013 - 4:14 am

David @ AiP Creative Photography - Very lovely pics!

“HITCHED” = Megan + Nick – Swan’s Trail Farm



Nick and I met at a 4th of July party. I asked him to make me a hot dog, and the rest is history! After many fun-filled years, Nick finally popped the question. We were snorkeling (one of our favorite activities), and Nick told me he wanted to show me a “crab.” Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I have seen thousands of crabs, so I wasn’t too interested, but followed along anyway. I looked to where he was pointing, but couldn’t see anything (since there wasn’t anything there, he was just trying to make his move), so I decided to head into shore. As I was snorkeling into shore, I felt a little tug on my fin. I turned around, and to my surprise, Nick was holding a beautiful diamond ring. Long story short, he proposed underwater. It was absolutely perfect!


Snohomish has an abundance of stunning wedding venues, and since I grew up there, I knew right away that was where I wanted to get married. We fell in love with Swan’s Trail Farm immediately – it was the first, and only venue we looked at. Everything else fell into place quickly after that. Nick let me take care of the majority of the planning, which definitely worked out in our favor! I had a clear vision of what I wanted the wedding to look like, but since I’m not a very crafty person, I turned to Etsy and other online vendors to take care of all my detailing needs!


It turned out perfectly. It was such an amazing day, that it would be impossible to narrow the day down to a few favorite memories. Nick and I seeing each other for the first time was definitely a highlight – I couldn’t believe how nervous I felt beforehand. We also loved spending time with our families and friends.


It was so crazy to have all the people we care about in the same place at the same time. During the year and a half we were engaged and planning, we felt like the wedding couldn’t get here fast enough. Looking back, it’s unbelievable how quickly our wedding day and the events surrounding it went by, but it was definitely the BEST DAY EVER.


Special thanks to everyone that worked hard on Megan + Nick’s wedding day!