What to Wear Wednesday

Here's a few outfit ideas for two boys and a girl. Lovin' those cute hats. Speaking of hats, you can find some really cute ones on etsy. I love colorful knit hats, and you can find them for girls and boys, in all different sizes. They look SO adorable in pictures.

On another note, can you believe it's October?? I only have one more weekend open this month - the 17th and 18th, but I also have some weekdays available. If you'd like fall pictures, contact me soon!


Kids Clothes Connection - fall edition

Look for my table near the exit at this fall's KCC! I sure do wish I could have gotten those stinkin' wrinkles out of my fabric beforehand, but other than that I think it turned out nicely. I must say that I really do love all the pictures that are up, they are all very special to me. Thank you so much for all the wonderful people who've let me photograph their wonderful kids this year. It's been a great start for me, and I've had so much fun. I hope to continue on this path, and meet more and more new friends. :)

If you've gotten my info from KCC and you're interested in setting up a session, feel free to e-mail me at juliecphotography@gmail.com for more information, and let me know of any questions you have. I look forward to talking with you! I do a limited number of appointments each week and things are filling up fast, and if you'd like a picture for a Christmas card you should book an appointment date by early November!


What to Wear Wednesday

A lot of people ask how to dress for family pictures, so I've decided to start this new weekly blog feature. I like casual clothes with texture, pattern, and bright colors (my favorite two colors in pictures - hot pink and orange). The key is to mix all these elements without going overboard, and to coordinate colors without matching. Fall is the perfect time to play with layers and textures, and it's also great for adding some fun accessories like scarves and hats (kids always look soooo cute in hats. browse etsy for some unique ones... more on this next week). Here's a sample look for a family of three, all clothes are from the Gap. Someone please dress their little girl in this adorable knit sweater dress and tights!!


Christmas cards!

This might be the earliest I've started thinking about Christmas. Ooh, I cannot wait to put up our tree and decorations and see the look on my daughter's face when she sees it all. I have half of my shopping done, am planning a holiday party near the beginning of December, and I even have mine, my husband's, and my daughter's outfits picked out for our Christmas card photo (that's right, I got us some shirts to wear for Christmas pictures in August! I got a pretty green Chaps sweater from Kohl's for $8 and got my husband a green plaid button up there for $4...is there anything better than a good bargain?). I have turned into such a planner in my old age. ;) Mostly because time has started moving SO FAST. But I am realizing that it makes it so much easier on the wallet and my sanity to be prepared.

I am looking forward to taking pictures of some adorable families this fall, and putting those pictures on Christmas cards. Here are the designs I'll be offering this year. Most colors and fonts can be changed if desired. Cards can be ordered as 5x7 prints, but won't come with envelopes. However, you can get cheap envelopes from Hobby Lobby. I'm gonna go check them out this week and will update this with how much they cost. You can also find cheap envelopes online with a google search.

If you haven't scheduled a fall session, do so soon! It will be October before we know it, and my appointment book is filling up quickly. Speaking of October, I have one more appointment left for my mini sessions in downtown Birmingham on October 3rd - at noon. Let me know if you're interested in that.



Grace just turned two a couple of days ago. She is my daughter's BFF,and I just love watching the two of them grow together. Grace so sweet and smart. And FUNNY! She kept me laughing the whole time. I love two year olds because they are such little comedians. This first picture might be my new favorite ever. Right after I took it, I told Grace's mom, this is THE shot!


My mom and dad

I have the best parents. We went out for a Labor Day photo shoot, and I think we got a couple of really good shots. Mom hates being in front of the camera and always complains that she can't take a good pictures, but that's just not true - she's beautiful!


Ben and Jessica's wedding

The adorable and talented Lisette Price let me second shoot with her at Ben and Jessica's wedding last month. It was my first wedding and I was a ball of nerves and excitement, but I couldn't have had a better time. It was the best experience - Lisette was so sweet and put me at ease, Ben and Jessica were totally in love, not to mention GORGEOUS, the weather was perfect, the chapel was so pretty... I could go on, but I will just say it could not have been a better day and I can't wait to do more weddings in the future. Please note Jessica's beautiful perma-smile and the way it lights up the room (as if you could miss it!).

Thanks for letting me join you, Lisette! I learned so so much.

See Lisette's pictures from Jessica and Ben's wedding on her blog.


Mary and Radcliff's rehearsal dinner

I was delighted to be apart of Mary and Radcliff's rehearsal dinner in Brewton, Ala. Mary is so pretty and sweet - see?

Everything at the dinner looked great, and everyone had a good time!