Julia Kinnunen Photography

Julia Kinnunen Photography

I love people in love, it's as simple as that. I am absolutely crazy about sharing adventures with my clients. Getting to illustrate your story is the greatest gift I could have ever asked for — creating memories that will last for generations is always at the heart of my work. Your story deserves to be told, and these are the things I believe to be true: images should reveal the best possible version of you every time someone looks at them. A photo should represent true character and come fully loaded with personality. It should celebrate existing; being connected to other people.

Because I love what I do, I want to share that enthusiasm with my clients. Let's feel butterflies in our stomachs, and revel in joyful bliss. In doing so, we create the chance to capture lasting reminders of authentic and beautiful moments.

These are the things I believe to be important – at the center of it all is collaboration. Even the smallest, often over-looked details add up to create the visual imagery you will value and cherish. We will freeze those moments of enthusiasm, excitement, butterflies-in-your-stomach and sheer joyful bliss, and in doing so create lasting reminders of the most beautiful fleeting instances. My work celebrates love. Love for self; love for each other; and love for life.

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

If I've learned one thing from being a wedding photographer, it's that there's no right or wrong way to do a wedding. The only thing that matters is staying genuine to who you are as a couple. I meet people where they're at in their story. I never judge, and love hearing how couples got to where they are together.

No two couples share the same history, and everyone has different experiences that shape their world, which is pretty remarkable! I'm inspired by the things that make us all different and by creative personalities that aren't afraid to be authentic and true to who they are as human beings.

"Julia is freaking amazing and captured our special day so perfectly! From the first email and in person meeting (we met up for a beer!) to the big day itself, working with Julia was easy and fun! Her style and approach was exactly what we were looking for. True story, when I was looking for a photographer, I saw Julia's blog and looking at one wedding in particular that she shot made me teary eyed! If I can get emotional from wedding pictures of people I don't even know–then I think that's definitely a good sign! Julia helped make our wedding day a success and I absolutely recommend her!" – Melissa Pham

"Julia was an amazing photographer, I could not be happier with the photos she captured. I am not big into posed photos, I think they come off awkward and aren't as fun. Julia completely understood and I loved all of the candids that she caught. I love how rich her photos are in depth of color. We got married at the Seattle Arboretum and her photos captured the natural beauty of the venue, which is why we chose it in the first place. Am 100% satisfied with my decision to hire Julia!" – Gold Troung

"Julia did such an amazing job for our wedding! Not only is she relaxed and easy going (which is key when hiring a photographer you’re going to spend the whole day with) but she takes the most outstanding pictures! My husband and I decided to add on an engagement shoot with Julia which was so much fun! Neither of us have spent a lot of time in front of a camera so it was a chance to get comfortable with getting our picture taken as well as getting to know Julia. We had a blast running around the park acting like kids. Her turn-around time on the photos was fast and the quality was stunning. Julia put together a beautiful engagement album we used as our guestbook. On the Big Day Julia was relaxed and took charge. She was with us all day, taking fun and beautiful pictures. When it came time to do the family group shots, she corralled everyone in a professional and firm way so that we didn’t have to waste the whole cocktail hour doing portraits. I can’t say enough about how amazing Julia was! Thank you, Julia, for everything!" – Tessina Davidson

When booking with me, namedrop Offbeat Bride and receive a complimentary engagement or boudoir session, valued at $500!

Examples of my work

My website, Instagram, and Facebook are all great representations of my brand and personality.

My blog features each and every wedding I shoot, showcasing the different types of love I've been lucky enough to witness. I have had my work featured on blogs such as:

Rates

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