Testimonials

“Our experience with Julia was seamless and delightful from beginning to end. We loved having her be a part of our special day! She was always there at just the right time and was able to direct our families as well as ourselves very successfully without being at all pushy; which is honestly a little hard to achieve! We loved how every image turned out, and to put it simply, Julia truly a delight and the product is just amazing. Olin and I couldn’t have dreamed of a better outcome.” – Rachel Reed

“I found Julia on Thumbtack and never would have guessed that on that very simple site I would find the most precious and professional personality of all my wedding vendors! When some things fell apart, as they sometimes do at weddings, Julia was a strong hold. She was like an old friend who was patient, flattering, compassionate, fun and more than anything, talented! Our photos turned out magazine style! She has a keen eye, a sweet smile, and an ability to follow the lead of the bride and groom’s energy – which for us was paramount. Julia, her camera, and her persona made my wedding and I am eternally grateful.” – Liz Vital

“Julia was incredible to work with from start to finish. She shot our engagement photos, wedding photos and even a sexy little boudoir shoot for me!  She always had an enthusiastic attitude and made us feel so comfortable. She is great at directing the couple and making sure we get those amazing shots, even if she has to get down and dirty. She isn’t afraid to work hard and spend every minute with the couple to get those priceless photos. Our Indian wedding ceremony was over an hour long, and she was front and center the whole time taking pictures. We were extremely happy and surprised at how many pictures we received after our wedding. Julia is a delight to work with and an excellent communicator. She is very experienced and knows ahead of time what the schedule should be like and what shots she needs to get. What we loved most about her was how at ease she was able to put us, and her professionalism and beautiful photography skills. We couldn’t be happier about our special day and credit is largely due to this wonderful lady!” – Meera Verma

“With so many things on our minds the day of our wedding, it was amazing knowing that Julia had the photos taken care of. I was never worried we were missing memories – they were all captured beautifully. Julia has a rare professionalism and candor, and we could not be happier with the way our photos turned out. Our wedding day – both its substance and its spirit – was captured perfectly.” – Matt and Tealah Click

“Having Julia as our wedding photographer was everything that I had hoped for.  One of the things I was most thankful for was that I didn’t have to think about the photography at all. She told us where to be, when to be there, and what to do; which is exactly what I needed! Creativity is definitely not my strong point so it was such a relief to have her do her thing and not have to think about it! Our photos turned out great – I always think I look awkward in photos, but I love our wedding photos!” – Kelsi Hurly

“Working with Julia was a great experience! I always thought that photographers just observed and documented the wedding through pictures. But Julia took great pictures AND added so much to our wedding day! Her great photo locations and friendly encouragement helped us relax and allowed us to appreciate the special day we spent so much energy planning. She is always prompt with communication, and always open to your needs. Furthermore, the editing on the pictures were uh-mazing! She fit our wedding perfectly and really captured the atmosphere of the day. Because of her pictures we will always remember our wedding day as it was: perfect.” – Grace van Herk

“Julia, Thanks so much again for perfectly capturing our wedding day!  You put everyone at ease and it really shows in all of the photos.  We especially love the candid photos of our family and friends enjoying the celebration.  After such a whirlwind of a day it was fun to look back at the photos to remember and savor all of the special moments!  We loved working with you, and are so happy with our photos!” – Sarah Coddington

“Hiring Julia was one of the best decisions I made in all of my wedding planning. After our first meeting I knew right away we were compatible and I had to have her for our engagement shoot and on our wedding day. I never had professional photos taken before so I was a nervous I wouldn’t look natural in the photos, but Julia made my fiancé and I feel so at ease, it really showed in the final product. Not only is she super friendly, she is professional and reliable. She really captured all the little details of our wedding day, as well as all of the most important and candid moments. Her photos tell a story of our entire day and I couldn’t be happier with the way they turned out. Amazing photos from an amazing lady.” – Anna Sexaeur

“My husband and I were completely underwhelmed by the photographers we spoke with and really felt like we weren’t being heard. We happened to catch Julia while she was visiting LA and met with her about the possibility of her shooting out wedding. We were instantly excited and felt so comfortable! Her ideas were exactly what we wanted. We found our match! When it came to the wedding, Julia was amazing. Beyond being one of the sweetest human beings alive, she brings such a cool and calm presence to a very not cool or calm situation. She was my right hand that day. We had such a beautiful day and the most wonderful pictures to show for it. We owe endless gratitude to Julia for making our day so memorable.” – Robin Oved

“My husband and I are beyond thrilled with our decision to have Julia Kinnenun capture our wedding day. During the somewhat hectic pre-ceremony hours, Julia jumped in with an extremely relaxed, confident attitude and starting snapping pictures right away. I felt as though I had another friend in the room who simply happened to have a camera with her. As discussed in our pre-wedding meetings, Julia knew that we preferred candid moments to posed shots. She followed through completely, having a keen eye for the numerous special moments that occur during such a special event, making sure to capture them naturally as opposed to having us ‘smile and pose’. Post-ceremony, she was quick and efficient in taking photos of the various family/bridal party combinations. Once it was down to just John and myself, we felt couldn’t fight the urge to smile and celebrate together with Julia simply clicking away. The rest of the evening went terrifically. Even when she took John and I outside to capture a few more shots as the sun was going down, she did so extremely quickly and a perfect post-dinner moment. All in all, for having such a crucial job, Julia was arguably the calmest and most fun-loving person I interacted with on my wedding day. I would highly recommend Julia Kinnunen Photography to anyone who is looking to capture joyful, peaceful moments on his or her special day. I can’t wait to keep in contact with Julia for future opportunities to work together. She is the best!” – Justine Scott

“Julia’s work speaks volumes. She listened to what our vision was and nailed it effortlessly! Not only is she extremely talented, she’s down to earth and will make you feel at ease. We will definitely be recommending her services to family and friends! Thank you again Julia! You were able to fill in the blanks of our day and capture moments we’ll be able to treasure forever, and that is priceless!” – Tracy Halvorson

“Julia Kinnunen Photography photographed my wedding this summer. She captured my fairy tale wedding and I was so very thankful to have her there that day! Very talented, easy going, and a passionate photographer.” – Samantha Jordan
“We can’t tell you how grateful we are for our beautiful pictures. They will be a staple in our home for years to come. We had an amazing adventure doing the shoot, thank you for making us look our best and capturing US. They are perfect.” – Lauren Nordvig