Julie Wilmes is an elopement photographer for those who live their lives to the fullest, love emotion, and believe in the deep power of marriage. For those who don't always follow tradition and want to forge their own path. For those who are honest, raw, vibrant and fearless. 


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Our Family is Growing!

I cannot believe I’m getting to type this – we’re going to become parents! Like to a baby human, that’s a mix of our DNA. It’s crazy! I’ve got a whirlwind story of how we found out (which involved lots of screaming “NO WAY!” and several trips to CVS at 3 am to get more […]

November 18, 2017

Personal

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Chris + Amy

A strong love for literature, music, family and each other – that’s the thing that I love about Chris and Amy. They formed a strong bond and life together and really pulled that bond into the details of their wedding. They married at Ashton Gardens and it was certainly a party to remember! So many […]

November 9, 2015

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Oliver + Morgan

It would seem that easiest love is that of a couple that can laugh together through anything life throws their way, and that is exactly what it looks like when you see Oliver and Morgan together. These two are down for a good time and I just knew their wedding day would be the same […]

November 6, 2015

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Alex + Shirley

Meeting during University and falling in love is a tale that many of us have heard but the way that Alex and Shirley tell it, you’d think it was an exciting adventure – it’s painted so wonderfully that you just fall in love with their story as much as they love each other. Their wedding […]

September 18, 2015

Weddings

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Why Being Emotional is My Strength

Look I’m an emotional person. I find an emotional vibe to connect to in every situation. Being an emotional person has served me well in the past, but it’s not been without it’s ups and downs. Yes, I may cry at iPad commercials (and Dustin laughs at me for it) but I am able to […]

September 15, 2015

For Photographers, Personal

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Kyle + Ashley

Childhood friendships usually fade over time; kids grow up, families move and interests change but sometimes they are lucky enough to be ones that last forever, I cherish the friendships from my childhood that have remained and those people are some of my favorite people on earth. But even luckier still, they can develop into […]

September 8, 2015

Weddings

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Jon + Jessica

I cannot tell you how excited my sorority sisters and I have been for Jon and Jessica to get married, they’ve been together since they were pre-teens and have developed a great life together. They are both so easy going and their wedding reflected their “go with the flow” lifestyle so well! I was honoured […]

September 1, 2015

Weddings

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Oliver + Morgan

Just how fun do Oliver and Morgan look?! They are quickly becoming some of our closest friends and I cannot wait for their wedding later this fall in Boston! Spending time with them while I’m in NYC (they live just over the river in New Jersey) is a blast and I’m honored to be a […]

July 30, 2015

Engagements

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Nick + Jessica

Seaside weddings, loving family and friends and just about the funnest reception I’ve ever been to – this is what makes a wedding something to remember! Photographing Nick and Jessica’s wedding at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Aquarium at Stern’s Wharf in Santa Barbara was so surreal and exciting! They were welcoming and […]

July 6, 2015

Weddings

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