I truly am so happy you found your way to me! Whether you're just shopping around or you think we'd make a great match, I hope you leave this site feeling like you're fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalms 139!!!)! I guess you need to know a little bit about me, so here's a little snippet:
I started photography when I was 16 years old, the summer coming out of my sophomore year of high school. I thought I was going to be a famous YouTuber at the time. Photography wasn't even on the table. It wasn't until one of my friends got on homecoming court and I took her pictures when I realized, "hey, this is kind of fun! And I think I might be good at this!?"
Fast forward 6 years (WOAH!) and here I am running a full time photography business! I've made mistakes, grown, and been stretched in ways I never would have guessed. I learn more and more everyday. If it wasn't for people investing in little 17 year old me, I would never be where I am today. The Lord truly gave me a sweet gift that I can use to give back to His people and to His church! Capturing core memories (hehe!) is the sweetest honor of my life! I am so thankful to do what I do, and that my job is the funnest (it's a word, promise).
Weddings. Ugh. They are the sweetest picture of Christ and His Church! It is a day you will remember for the rest of your lives; and if you don't remember any of it, that's why I'm there! ;) The greatest JOY of my life is capturing all moments, big and small, to give to you! From zipping up the dress, to Grandma wiping her tears, to a first look (or two, or three), to a ceremony, to your groom holding your train, to dinner surrounded by friends and family, to the best dance party you've ever had, to being swept away by the love of your life (cue Getaway Car by Taylor Swift!!!). It's the moments that become memories that I get to freeze in time just. for. YOU! (Seriously, I'm emo just writing this). Anyways, I hope you get the picture (literally lol) that I'm just a 20 something girl who loves her job and wants you to feel celebrated, loved, seen, heard, and SPECIAL! You trusting me with your day is such an honor, and I don't take it lightly. I hope you stick around and we become besties! You're welcome to sit on my couch and watch a movie with me any day (bring snacks!!).
Big Sur, California
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Charleston, South Carolina
New York, New York
Salt Flats, Utah
Colorado Springs, Colorado
I believe that your pictures should be true colored and should last a lifetime. They should capture how a moment looked and felt, and be sealed through time. I stay away from the editing trends and stick to true lights and darks. Editing styles should not get in the way of authentic images.
I want to capture your day the way it happened. Whether it was the hottest day of the year, the rainiest day after a long drought, the first snow of the season, or the brightest fall; your images should reflect your day perfectly and be a perfect time capsule.
I keep my skin tones natural, my lights white, and my darks black. This way your images will never go out of style or make you look like you had a spray tan gone bad.
We sincerely cannot write enough praises about Julia. Julia is more than a photographer. From the moment we hired her, she was all in. On the wedding day, she showed up with so much excitement and joy. She works with purpose, but it never feels rushed. She captured the big moments and small ones, ones I don't think we'd remember if we didn't have the photos to prove it. She handled situations that were outside of her job description, making sure we never knew about them. From the surprise congratulations box we got in the mail, to the secret book of polaroids she put together from our wedding, she made us feel so incredibly special. Our photos leave me breathless every time I look at them and I could not be more grateful for these captured memories we will have forever. Everyone cannot stop raving about our photos, but we cannot stop raving about Julia. She's the best in the business, y'all!
Emma & Kyle, 2022
We knew from the moment we met Julia at our engagement session that we had made the right choice! Julia is upbeat, funny, and just has a realness to her that makes you feel more comfortable. We are not naturals in front of the camera by any means, and she not only made us feel comfortable, but we felt confident! Our wedding day I was so worried about feeling awkward with all eyes on me, and she made me feel beautiful and at ease! After the ceremony when we took some couples photos alone, she captured such special moments and that will always be our favorite part of our wedding day. She handled our rowdy group of friends like a pro and had everyone laughing. She took a lot of stress off of my shoulders and I will forever be thankful for that. Highly highly recommend Julia!
Riley & Sergio, 2022
I am SO happy we went with Julia Stroud as our wedding photographer! Not only are her photos beautiful, timeless, and professional, her entire service was amazing! Julia helped create my wedding day timeline as she explained what would flow best as far as pictures go. This relieved so much stress! She is so prompt and punctual as well. Our wedding party was running behind schedule getting ready on the day of the wedding, and Julia helped us get us back on schedule AND made sure we got all of the photos we wanted! I seriously cannot brag enough about that. She made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and made us feel so special. Not only this but she has the most fun personality and we got our pictures back in no time. I will forever recommend Julia!
Eralise & Weston, 2020
Julia Stroud is the REAL DEAL. There is no one in the world we would have rather had capture our day than her! Not only does she take the best pictures, but she is just who you want there on your wedding day. She is fun and encouraging and so good at organizing people and getting every picture you want in a timely manner. We love Julia and you will too!!
Paige & Gregory, 2022
Julia did both our engagement and our wedding day pictures which all turned out stunning! Neither my husband or I are very experienced infront of the camera and Julia did an amazing job making us feel comfortable and you would never be able to tell in our pictures that we didn't know how to pose. Julia's personality is so welcoming! So much that everyone at the wedding thought that we had been friends with Julia for years and asked us how long we have known her and were shocked to hear that we met her in March. I would recommend Julia to anyone looking for a photographer and am so glad to have met her!
Ashtyn & Mitchell, 2022
From the beginning we felt like Julia was always on our “team”. She made us feel right at home when we met with her the first time. Leading up to the wedding, Julia was so helpful and accommodating to all of our schedules. She went above and beyond for us to make sure we felt prepared and at ease for all of the pictures we would have from our big day. On the day of the wedding, she was absolutely spectacular! She was so attentive to all of our needs. She may be tiny, but she is MIGHTY! She made sure that all of our family was in the right place at the right time, and as the bride and groom we appreciated that so much. We couldn’t have picked a better person to help us capture our favorite day. And we are so very thankful that she said yes to being a part of our team!
Amanda & Josh, 2022
I couldn't imagine a more perfect day, and Julia you were a huge step in making all of the magical moments special. From our first meeting to our exit on wedding night, your energy and excitement for Matt and I never left. You are truly such a joy to be around, and I cherish that you were apart of our most special day. You have a gift like no other, and your personality absolutely shines in all that you do. The images you capture perfectly represent every moment, and everything feels so natural. I've never felt more beautiful, more loved or more cherished than I did on my wedding day - and so much of that came from my hype women behind the camera. We love you so much, spunky cutie girly! Hugs to you always!
Ashley & Matt, 2022