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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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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Jason + Joanna

Traveling is in my blood, it’s something that I am so blessed to be able to do and I love when I can meet with others to capture them during their travels. Recently, I was in Europe on vacation (the post on my travels there is coming next week!), I was able to photograph Jason […]

March 25, 2015

Personal, Portraits

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Our Love Story

My first meeting with Dustin was not one of my proudest moments. It was actually during one of the worst and most infuriating days I had ever experienced, (or at least in a fit of teenage angst, I thought it was the worst day.) In order to make myself feel better, I stopped at a […]

January 19, 2015

Personal

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Our Anniversary Session!

Recently, my friend Shannon came into town to photograph a wedding with me and we decided to get our anniversary photos done a little earlier this year. This is something we want to do every year because it’s a chance to document not only our marriage, or how we change from year to year but […]

November 7, 2014

Personal

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This House We Call a Home

I’m normally so much better about handling life. But I will admit that I’ve fallen behind these last couple of weeks and here’s the main reason…(no I’m not pregnant) WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!  It was a crazy stressful couple of weeks while we were sending papers, having every ounce of our financial life inspected and getting […]

August 8, 2014

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The Memory Box

Taking a cue from one of my favorites husband/wife duo’s out there, Amy & Jordan who share stories from their life in “The Pink Slip Files”, (where they keep slips of paper with memories in a vase), Dustin and I decided to do this ourselves, because memories are fleeting and there are just so many things we […]

July 7, 2014

Personal

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The Memory Box: Mud Slinging

Taking a cue from one of my favorites husband/wife duo’s out there, Amy & Jordan who share stories from their life in “The Pink Slip Files”, (where they keep slips of paper with memories in a vase), Dustin and I decided to do this ourselves, because memories are fleeting and there are just so many things we […]

June 30, 2014

Personal

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Books, Books, Books: June

My goal for 2014 was to read 100 books, and I probably won’t hit that (ah, new years resolutions) but for now I wanted to share some of the books I’ve read recently and encourage you to check them out! I post reviews on my Goodreads page if you would like to see them and […]

June 10, 2014

Personal

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A Letter to My Wife on Her 26th Birthday

Hey everyone, this is Dustin and I decided to steal Julie’s blog today because it’s her 26th birthday and I’m not letting her work. I wrote her a letter last night after getting home from seeing X-Men, she constantly says that having a birthday that always falls around Memorial Day is great because there’s a […]

May 26, 2014

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