"We take photographs as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone." {Katie Thurmes}

My name is Julie. I live in Portland, Oregon.

I am a sun chaser, a grad-school student, a mother to three, a story teller, and a dreamer. Photography has been my way of joining these four together.

I love details. The toddler with snowflakes in his eyelashes as he stands in wonder of the freshly fallen snow. The tween who gets lost in music as she starts humming while strumming her guitar. The little boy who picks and presents his mommy with the most beautiful bouquet of weeds. The husband who glances at his bride as lovingly as he did on their wedding day, three moves and four kids and five jobs later. The baby boy with mud on his jeans and berry stains on his shirt.

I want to document the details that fill your life in this season, for you to remember for many more to come. I want to retell in pictures the life story you know all too well in words. I want to create a return ticket for your family to the "right now", for all too soon, these days will be gone.