Where is home base? Park City, Utah. Great town, but I miss the ocean. The beach is too long a walk, so I fly there. I’ve racked up a lot of miles.
What is your favorite thing to shoot? I’m best at photographing people. I love the relationships formed while creating art with others. I really enjoy shooting people doing what they do best. I’ve shot Bode Miller and Ted Ligety going 80 down the Birds of Prey course in the World Cup. I equally loved the Youth Ski League little rippers who can’t quite find their way around the gates. I’ve followed Peter Sagan through the Tour de France and my neighbor learning to ride a 2-wheeler. I can do a formal portrait, a highly stylized lifestyle shoot or just meander through the streets of a foreign town and tell the story. My goal? Find the sweet light, that perfect expression, and frame it up.
What’s your favorite part of your job? I’m the main shooter for Chasing ATLAS, a kick-ass travel company providing custom experiences around the globe. I get to photograph cool places and awesome people, teach workshops, and even go along as a photo-journalist for those awesome people who travel with a private photographer.
Why photography? My Dad gave me a camera and I fell in love with it. And stayed in love with it. While I did years of formal post grad work (~ Go Blue Devils!), none of those hours in lecture halls or writing papers taught me much about taking pictures, so eventually, I bought lots of film and spent months shooting. I found a mentor, took a few seminars, and kept working. I got good. I opened shop. 18 years later, you will still find me with a camera (or two or three) hanging off my shoulder.
What else? Somewhere along the way I gave birth to three awesome boys and acquired two great step-daughters & their quirky dad. I learned to fly a jet. I love riding motorcycles. And, I’m in love with Charlie, my dog. It’s always an adventure.
Good Equipment and experience matters. Julie has been a professional photographer since 2005.
(2) Canon 5D Mark IVs
EF 300 f2.8 ISII
EF 70-200 f2.8 IS II
EF 24-70 f2.8L II
EF 17-40 f4L II
Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Location Kit with Air Remote
Profoto Compact 300/600 Studio Set