Friday, July 30, 2010

Ava's Baby Announcements

Oooh, look what I got in the mail a couple weeks ago (I know, I'm backed up on blogging, its summer though)! Little Ava's announcements turned out sooooo perfect. Since her name signifies a bird, it seemed fitting to add a little pop of color on the modern yet whimsical styled card. I love the simplicity of it, but I think my favorite part of the whole announcement is Ava's waiving "Hello World!" to everyone. How cute is she?! These were printed 5x7, and were super glossy with a UV coating. You would really have to see it and hold it to get the full feel of these announcements, but here are a couple pics to share. Next week I'll be in Walla Walla shooting a beautiful wedding, and after I return home I get to do my very first twin newborn session! I cannot wait to meet Annie and Violet :) In the meantime I have some fun blog posts in the making, Madeline's birthday party and 7 year old photos, and a gorgeous senior! Can't wait to share it all. Have a great weekend!

Cheers,
jewels

Julie Harrell: Photographer

Julie Harrell: Photographer

Monday, July 5, 2010

Made in Oregon *Portland Family Photographer*

When I met Nina, and her sister Andrea (I did Andrea's family photos here), I was 15 or 16 years old. The three of us would hike together, sing together (they can sing, I can't), road trip together, go to church events together... we were all fast friends, and it was just one of those close relationships you felt would last a lifetime. As young girls we would talk about going to college together, living in the same neighborhood, growing our children together, vacations as the children grew older...you get the idea. We've finished our school (at separate universities though we all applied at the same one), and we have taken part in each other's weddings, and shared the joys of new life, and sorrows of lives not lived. After 15 years of friendship, I'd say we're on the right track of lifelong.

Nina and Matthew had their first baby, a sweet little boy Jude, last year. A few weeks ago we spent the weekend at their newly purchased first home to celebrate Jude's first birthday and to do some "1 Year Old" and relaxed family portraits. Besides the fact that Jude was a natural in front of the camera, and he had the best "made in Oregon" onesie on (yup, I think he was made there), I could not stop photographing his amazing eyes. Nina has these naturally turquoise blue eyes, and Jude was handed down the equally stunning eyes gene. You'll see!! So on our journey of lifelong, I hope we still get to do those vacations once the kids are older ;)

Cheers,
jewels

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

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Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

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Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July

We're heading to our friend's house for a very fun gala today... I think they are roasting a whole pig in the pit too... But I can't remember. So do you know what"boom town" is? Today I just found out what it was, if you can believe that. We live next to a reservation, and I guess its where you go to buy all your fireworks. Why I didn't put boom town in this context I don't know. I'll chalk that up to pregnancy brain. Since I don't know what to post that is super creative, I'll just share my inspiration board for Madeline's 7th birthday party coming up. That dress (its pretty small on the inspiration board) we got a few months ago, its made by the super cute company Tea Collection, and see those precious stripey straws, yes I picked some of those up to at Anthropologie. And I know I forgot to erase all my personal info on the invites. But whatever, it would all come up on a google search anyhow!! Now I just need some epic idea for 7 year old portraits, I'm open to suggestions, and some super sweet shoes for Madeline. And to that end, I'd love to say "be safe" today, but lets face it... the 4th is so much more exhilarating with a little risky risky ;) Tomorrow I have some of the cutest one year old photos to share. This little guy has incredible eyes, you'll see soon...

Cheers,
jewels

Julie Harrell