|Hi, I'm Julie ... artist, photographer, potter, etc. I am so happy you are here! I consider this blog my creative journal where I can share my recent work, ideas and dreams, and lots of little details about my life. Please make yourself at home. Whether you are a bride-to-be, a photographer, or just a visitor, I hope you will find inspiration here and even become a friend.|
This past week has been a really awesome week for me. I had two weddings that both made me really happy. I enjoyed every single minute of both of these weddings. I have a few other things to blog before I can post the full previews from these. But I'm getting ready to go to Nashville for a few days and I wanted to leave you with these little sneak peaks.
I knew the moment I met Brooke Cenicola and Jonathan East that we were a photography match made in heaven. There were a few things that made it obvious that we were meant to be. First of all, they are both performers at Dollywood which relates me to them on more levels than you really want me to go into here. Second, we have tons of common acquaintances which made them feel like old friends from minute one. Finally, and most importantly, I could see their love all over the place. They way they looked at each other, the way they told their story to me, the way they prepared for their marriage, their sincerity, their super fun style ... I could go on. I feel like through the course of our consultation, their engagement session, my workshop (which they both participated in) and now their wedding ... they have truly shared their hearts with me and I am so grateful. This is the kind of couple that doesn't just make me want to take pictures ... but they inspire me to be a better artist. I don't mean to blow it all out of proportion ... I just really love Brooke and Jonathan. I am so happy they are married.
George Shirley and I were pals in high school. When I met with him and his fiance' Maria Bournakis, to talk about their wedding last year I was so excited for them. After spending time with them during their engagement session I could see they were a beautiful couple in every way. They have the sweetest relationship and its obvious that they are so in love. Both of them are full of integrity and they treat everyone around them with so much respect and love. Their wedding day began with some glitches that most people would consider a big deal (major storms, completely ruined flowers, etc). But the only thing that mattered to George and Maria was that they were marrying each other and that all their best friends and family were there to celebrate together. As a result their wedding day was smooth, fun, and the most fun dance party I've seen at a wedding. It was an awesome day and I can't wait to share more images!