Testimonials

My photographs have been featured in publications and on blogs such as People Magazine, Ceremony Magazine, Rangefinder, 100 Layer Cake, Style Me Pretty, Junebug Weddings, A Practical Wedding, Over the Moon, Joy Wed, The Huffington Post, The Big Picture Magazine, Newsweek, Real Detroit Weekly, Hi-Fi Weddings, Rock N’ Roll Bride, Opening Ceremony, Polka Dot Bride, Project Wedding, Inspired By This, Perfect Bound, Every Little Thing, California Wedding Wave, The Inspired Bride, Lemon and Lavender, Wedfully, and Ever After.

And what my clients have to say …

“We absolutely loved Julie, she was such a joy to work with both leading up to and including the wedding. We initially hired her after looking at her portfolio and seeing her unique eye – we were in awe of the photographs she took. On the day of the wedding she was a lot of fun. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and and Julie’s mellow nature suited that. She also was great at finding little improvised spots where the lighting was interesting. Some of our favorite photos were from times that she had us stop to grab a few more pictures. My wife was literally gasping at many of the photos when we got them back. Everyone has said they were some of the most stunning photos they’d seen.” – Kevin + Rachel

“I cannot say enough about Julie! First – and this is what you’re after – her photos are absolutely incredible. She captures what is real, spontaneous and honest, and yet they also have this gorgeous, light filled quality to them that makes them feel like they were plucked from a lovely dream. On top of that, having her at our wedding was so much FUN! We scampered barefoot through the grass, climbed over fences and danced into the glowing sunset. Aside from photographing us, she was somehow able to capture everything else that was happening as well. She was everywhere! I can see everything now from our wedding day that I didn’t even notice myself was there or knew was going on.
Having a great photographer was a top priority for my husband and me for our wedding. The talent we admire most about Julie’s is that she is effortless at capturing the moment instead of creating a moment to capture. If you love the photos you see in Julie’s portfolio, you can feel confident that this is what she is going to do for you – but also what you receive back from her will be even more beautiful, because it will be your own wedding day.” – Sonja + Gabe

“Before we started our search for a wedding photographer, we decided that we wanted someone whose photos were not as “traditional” as what we’ve always seen. Naturally, when we came across Julie’s portfolio, we were instantly drawn to her ability to capture light and color, her use of space, the angles and off center focus. What she sees behind the lens is a true talent. Moreover, she was an extreme pleasure to work with, genuinely listened to our interests, and executed on all accounts. We’re so in love with our wedding photos. Her photos not only captured the most memorable moments of our wedding, but are also beautiful pieces of art that we’re so proud to display.” – Audra + Amador

“Julie was an amazing wedding photographer, and we can’t recommend her enough. From start to finish she was great to work with. She was very easy to communicate with leading up to the wedding, and we really appreciated how responsive and open she was. We chose the two shooter package, and the second photographer she brought was also great and easy to work with. We were able to capture multiple angles and it allowed us to shoot the bridesmaids and groomsmen at the same time in separate areas, ultimately saving us time. We wanted first look photos, but not up close staged ones, and she was great at working with us to get natural shots from further away so we could have our moment. She captured great candid photos throughout the day, and made sure to take photos of the table set up and other details. We were on a pretty tight timeline because we did not want to spend very much of our day on photos, and Julie stayed right on track and captured so many amazing photos in a very reasonable amount of time. Julie shot photos that are very unique, artistic, natural, modern, and effortless, and everyone has raved about them. Her style is why we chose her in the first place, and she absolutely delivered. Her prices are extremely reasonable for such an amazing body of work. We received over a thousand edited photos of our day, and still cannot even narrow our favorites down because there are so many! I would encourage anyone looking for a wedding photographer to look at Julie’s work on her website and Instagram and you’ll want to book her as well!” – Lauren + Jack

“I was never the girl who grew up with a vision of exactly what my wedding would look like, but once I stumbled upon Julie’s portfolio on the Knot – I knew she could help us create the perfect dreamy, whimsical wedding of our dreams with minimal effort & that’s exactly what she did. I was very easy going with many aspects of the wedding ….except for photography! We actually booked Julie before we even got engaged to ensure she would be available on our big day. Hands down – the best decision we made throughout the entire wedding process.” – Christine + Andrew

“From the moment we started emailing back and forth I knew I had made the right decision of choosing Julie to be my wedding photographer. When I met Julie at my rehearsal my stress level went down. She was so calm and cool about everything, but also made sure that we got all of the right shots. I am SO happy with my wedding pictures. They are truly a work of art. You can really tell the amount of time, effort, and love that she puts into each one of the pictures.” – Alison + Joe

“We couldn’t have been more thankful that we picked you as our wedding photographer. Being in front of people and having pictures taken on our wedding day made us quite nervous and uncomfortable and you helped us through it so well. We were so impressed and in love with the pictures you took. You are extremely professional, sincere, and hard working. We feel quite awkward in our skin and that did not come across in any of our pictures. You gave us great direction. We liked that we didn’t look posed or fake in our pictures and that you captured us organically in our favorite setting — nature. We were sad you had to leave at the end of the night. We don’t know what else to say, but that we were so glad we found you. Thank you for making our day that much more perfect.” – Mary Anne + Jason

“Embarrassing as it is, I contacted Julie to be my wedding photographer before I was even engaged. I saw some of her photos and knew that she was the perfect person to capture our wedding day. Not only are her perspective and editing skills unique, she is such a pleasant person to work with. Julie was so sweet and assertive on the wedding day and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to have with us. Julie is talented and creates gorgeous wedding photos; I am so happy to have these memories to look back on and to display them in our home. Thank you Julie so much for everything!!” – Shanna + Ryan

“We just wanted to say a massive thank you for our engagement photos, they are EVERYTHING!!! So much better than even our highest expectations. Thanks for your relaxed and super friendly nature on the day, you really put us at ease and helped us to be ourselves. Maybe we should model for a living? Just kidding! 🙂 Not to mention, all of family & friends love the photos and we have received soooo many compliments. Seriously though, because of you, we truly were able to experience art magic! We look forward to working with you again very soon!” – Ingrid + Jaie

“We were absolutely thrilled with Julie, both on the day and with the photos. I met Julie when she photographed a wedding in which I was the Maid of Honor. My friend had an outdoor wedding in a secluded public park venue. The photos were gorgeous – the venue looked lush and green and I really liked how she set up the shots. We interacted with some of the scenery, and she had the bride and groom take some beautiful pictures just the two of them that were so romantic. Also, I’m a redhead and sometimes my hair comes out looking crazy in edited photos. But when I saw my friend’s photos, I was convinced and booked her as soon as I could.

I got married at UCLA, and Julie really took advantage of all of the beautiful architecture there. She set up some great shots in a covered walkway (very dramatic in pictures!). The ceremony sight was indoors up against a stained glass window and the photos came out absolutely amazing. Nothing backlit or too dark. She also had us sneak away from the reception for some shots during the “golden hour” – just the two of us. They are incredibly romantic and definitely the ones I show people first. Julie was great in staging the photos of our huge wedding party. And she totally captured all the important moments without being in the way or pushy at all. I also loved the “candid” shots of people dancing and having fun. Totally captured the vibe of the wedding.

Overall, I 100% would recommend Julie to anyone, for any type of wedding. In fact, my brother is getting married next year (on the beach in Malibu) and already reached out to her! Unfortunately she was already booked that, which was a huge disappointment to the bride and groom. She was wonderful and I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone planning an event.” – Jessica + Nick

“Our wedding photography experience with Julie Pepin was beyond exceptional. She came all the way from California to Detroit to shoot our rehearsal and wedding at the Historic Gem Theatre. Not only was Julie professional, but she made our experience exciting and unforgettable. Julie set out to capture ourselves in the moment on our special day as well as to add a vintage and classic appeal. She incorporated the architecture around the Detroit area to add character and individualism to our photographs. Julie’s ability to capture the lighting, colors, dimensions, and vibrant saturation of the photographs taken at the Gem Theatre left us speechless!Julie paid very close attention to all the fine details throughout our wedding day. She spent a great deal of time with us, photographing our hair, attire, makeup, flower arrangements, emotions and so much more! After receiving our photographs, we felt as though we were reliving our special day to the fullest. We were blown away by all the creative details and could not have asked for a more amazing photographer!! After looking at all the incredible pictures, we had a difficult time deciding which photographs to place in our wedding album. Julie took the time to create a book with over 400 pictures to complete our album. We were thrilled that she was able to recreate our special day in the album and allow us to share our wedding day with our families and generations to come.Thank you so much Julie for photographing our wedding!!! You truly are the best! “- Quinn + Megan

“Julie traveled to my wedding in New York and I was blown away by our finished pictures. I chose not to do an engagement shoot, so our wedding day was the first time meeting Julie. She was incredibly professional and easy to work with. She made sure we got the shots we had specifically asked for while also capturing those intimate moments where we didn’t even know she was nearby. Our pictures truly captured the looks my husband and I were giving each other without seeming contrived. She included the beauty of our amazing venue while keeping the focus on us and our party. She was truly amazing to work with and I am so obsessed with my pictures, which give a true romantic and whimsical feel. The quality of art in Julie’s photography is not often come by. The real emotion she was able to pull from us was incredible, seeing as many times we were totally overwhelmed with the whole day. I thank her and her assistant for creating timeless photos that I will truly cherish all my life!” – Nichole + Rob

“Where do we even begin? The first time we met Julie was the day of our wedding, which was a fusion-Indian wedding with a lot of people and a lot of moving pieces (including Indian elements like a horse and a large Indian family)! We were basically strangers, yet we felt so comfortable with Julie, and the pictures show it. Julie captured the essence of us and our ceremony; she captured so much magic and love between our family and friends, and her photos paid tribute to the cultural details and personal elements of our day. Despite our ceremony being WAY behind timeline, and forcing her to take an unscheduled family photo that included over 65 cousins (!), Julie was gracious, patient and engaged in the festivities. Her talent and passion are apparent in her work, and at the heart of it, she has a gifted eye and takes stunning photos. We couldn’t recommend Julie more!” – Foram + Ben

“My husband and I were thrilled with Julie’s coverage of our reception in Pasadena, CA.  I’ve never thought of myself as a photogenic person, so I was so relieved and pleased that I looked great in the photos on my wedding day, and in Julie’s capable hands!  Julie came highly recommended by good friends, and after checking out her online portfolio, I knew she would be perfect for us.  We had our wedding in an outdoor garden setting and it was clear that Julie has a wonderful eye for lush, organic settings.  On top of this, many of our guests were dressed in traditional saris, and I was thrilled with how vibrant and beautiful the photos of our guests were. A major concern for us was the several children in attendance at our wedding, and not every photographer is good with children.  Julie’s extensive portfolio reflected a great deal of experience photographing kids, so this was yet another plus for us.  I actually had a lot of pleased parents compliment the candid photos taken of their children.  Julie definitely has a gift for catching spontaneous moments and delicate details, which is exactly the kind of photographer we wanted to capture our big day!”- Akilesh + Julia

“While Julie is an amazing artist, she is also very professional, and her many experiences on the Big Day really show through. She has a great sense of timing while allowing the moments to unfold. We are extremely happy that we chose her as our wedding photographer! Her work is truly unique and beautiful!” – Sheena + Adam

“Julie’s style captured our attention after she photographed a friend’s wedding. I was immediately drawn to her use of landscape and nature to truly capture the atmosphere of the day. Julie was organized and stayed on schedule, which was important since we didn’t build in a ton of time for pictures. She captured organic moments from our wedding, and didn’t force any awkward smiles – and now we have hundreds of amazing pics to remember our day.” – Laura + Brendan

“Julie is an absolute magician with the camera. She has an incredibly creative eye, making every image so unique. Our only problem is we don’t have enough wall space for the hundreds of prints we could easily plaster them with! We asked for photos and we ended up with art. Thank you, Julie, for capturing our wedding with such warmth and light. If I hadn’t been there to witness the day, I would mistake these photos for a dream!” – Kate + David

“I just wanted to send you a message to convey how absolutely ecstatic I am about the photos. I understand the nuances that go into creating true art and not only did you do that but you captured the happiest day of our lives with the utmost perfection. Thank you for everything you did on our special day. You truly outdid yourself. OUTSTANDING.”- Darren + Amber

“We were immediately drawn to Julie’s photographs. Even though we thought we should look for a photographer who was local, we kept coming back to Julie–and we are so happy we did! Her availability on one of our two potential dates became the deciding factor in choosing what is now our anniversary. Julie was wonderful to work with–easy going, enthusiastic, and just enough guidance for setting up the shots. She has a creative eye and incorporates the entire space. When we received our photographs, we were stunned by their beauty; each one is a little different. The attention to detail and care Julie devotes to editing her photos is self-evident, and their cinematic quality lends them to printing. We could not be happier with our experience with Julie and her results!” – L+K

“Having Julie and her assistant photograph our wedding was just so dreamy. Similar to the images she creates, she is light, breezy, a calming presence and, needless to say, she really has her sh*t together! We didn’t meet to discuss details beforehand, but she was able to walk in, pick up the vibe and transfer that vibe to each and every photo that she snapped throughout the day. Drew (my husband) and I both knew that we wanted to invest in a really great photographer with the thought that our family, for generations to come, will have to look at our wedding picture(s) and the investment was 100% well-worth it!! The pictures came back well before we expected them to, and I was so surprised at the level of consideration she took when editing – from the filters, to the crops, to the angles – she seemed to capture everything through the beautiful lens of her inspiring and creative mind!!! We couldn’t have been happier!!!” – Molly + Drew

“When we were looking for a photographer I wanted to find someone who was really great about capturing the moments and the emotions. Corey and I are constantly laughing, and we wanted someone who would encourage that with his/her direction and above all, made us feel comfortable because we hate the “smile and say cheese” pose. Julie was this and more – she felt like a friend from the moment I emailed her, and a great friend during the whole session. It was important for me to find someone to tell us where to stand, how to adjust our poses, take full control. We are kind of awkward and needed someone to take the awkwardness away and capture the real love we have. We shot for about 3 hours, Julie did all that we asked for. She had some great places in mind and made us feel comfortable, and really happy! I know my fiancé wasn’t super thrilled to put on a suit in 80 degree- July weather, but she made it painless. Our photos turned out beautiful, a blend of some classy and elegant shots to some vintage style and also some earthy. I liked that she caught the laughs perfectly, caught the love spot-on, and made the session fly by and a day we will never forget. Can’t wait to see what she does for the big day!” Jasmine + Corey

“Julie Pepin, an astounding photographer with an eye like no other. My husband and I are truly grateful to of had Julie not only shoot the day of our wedding, but to also shoot the day after we said I do. Words can not express Julie’s talent as a photographer, it’s something you have to see and experience yourself. Without a doubt photography is her sixth sense. Thank you Julie and we hope to shoot with you again!!” – Miranda + Demetri

“My husband and I placed a lot of importance on our wedding photography. We knew we wanted someone who could capture the day with an artistic and timeless style. We searched high and low for a photographer and felt so relieved when we stumbled upon Julie Pepin’s amazing work. We were captivated by what she had done and hadn’t seen anything else like it. Working with her to get ready for the day was a breeze. She was always professional/on time. On the day of the wedding, she fit in wonderfully with everyone. When we got the finished photos, they exceeded our expectations! We’ve had countless comments about how stunning they are. Julie created the most beautiful time capsule in pictures of our day, and we couldn’t be happier!” – Stephanie + Chris

“I stumbled upon Julie’s work purely by accident one day as I browsed wedding blogs, and was immediately impressed by her unique and artistic style. Julie was incredibly patient with my fiance and I from start to finish. At the outset she carefully walked us through the process, prepped us on what to expect, and set my nervous husband-to-be at ease. As questions came up through the planning process, she responded clearly and without delay. On the day of, Julie struck an incredible balance – she made is feel like she wasn’t there, and was able to capture the raw, emotional moments that came from feeling like we were alone, but also provided firm direction, so we never felt awkward or unsure. She was great with our family and friends, and showed great flexibility in terms of taking requested photos and extending her coverage. Once we received the pictures, they took our breath away. We feel incredibly fortunate that we get to view our wedding through Julie’s lens forevermore.” – Erica + Bryce

“Julie! What can I say?! You made our day look so awesome! Your kind nature made us feel so relaxed. You really captured the vibe of the day, our guests commented on how you were so covert! You captured so many candid natural shots. We are over the moon with our amazing photos, you made us look and feel like rock stars.”- Lori & Tom

“I could not be more pleased with our choice in photographers for our wedding day! Julie is the true definition of an artist. I met Julie at my best friend’s wedding as she was her photographer. After I saw the pictures of their special day I just knew I had to hire her to capture ours. I am so thankful I did! <3 Julie’s creativity is such a gift and it was an absolute pleasure working with her! We are so in love with all of our photos and I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for a photographer to capture their most precious moments.” – Matt + Kathy

“Julie was our luckiest accident. I was searching online and just happened to come across a wedding website which showcased Julie’s work. What caught my attention was her artistry and use of subject and land scrape. I very quickly fell for her work when I came across a photo of a couple in a small boat with the beauty of nature all around. This I said to myself is the true work of an artist. Both my husband and I were not interested in photographers who had their subjects poising and staring at the camera–yuck. Julie was what we were looking for—a fine art photographer. We wanted hidden moments and Julie certainly went above and beyond what we expected. Having not met Julie we were nervous, but I trusted that all would work out. She was easy to communicate with, very relaxed, had ideas and made an effort to scout out the area before we began shooting. It felt like a dream. The experience was not only fun, but also magical. I can now tell a soon to be bride—your photos will last you a life time and you want to have someone you can trust, someone who is creative, and someone who gets your style. I looked at so many sites and the more I looked the more Julie’s work stuck in my mind…that photo of that couple in that boat. I wanted photos as memorable as that one. I thank Julie and her awesome assistant for helping us preserve our memories. We are forever grateful. We are now the couple who have the awesome photos under the willow tree.” – Jessica + Doug

“Thank you so much for being our wedding photographer.  You made an awesome wedding at a drab location seem like a fabulous wedding at a destination wedding in the clouds!  Thanks to you we can make everyone that wasn’t there jealous of our intimate ceremony.  We look forward to having you there again at our ten year reunion! Cheers. Thank you Julie for doing such an amazing job on our photos! We love our wedding photos and we just can’t stop looking at them. We love how you manage to capture the mood of our wedding day, the depth of details, and the incredible colors. Our wedding day felt like a blur, but thanks to your pictures, we can look back at the beauty of that day all over again.”- Fi + Andy

“Our wedding is still half a year away, but my fiancé and I already know that choosing Julie to be our photographer was one of the best decisions we made during the wedding planning process. Her ability to turn seemingly ordinary landscapes into ethereal and otherworldly images is a testament to her skills as an artist. All our friends and family have been blown away by her photos, and it is so easy to see why. Julie was also the consummate professional, going above and beyond her duties to make sure our shoot covered a variety of images. We loved working with Julie and are so truly excited to work with her again for our wedding.” Brenda + Emanuel

“Our photos came out better than we could have imagined. Julie and her assistant were so much fun and awesome to work with. Julie has an amazing and unique eye which created incredible scenery. Everyone that has seen the photos have been blown away just not by the look of them, but the feelings they create. Everything was organized and planned out causing for a stress free day.” – Thao + Eric

“Julie is probably one of the most talented people we have ever worked with. She not only exudes creativity and passion for her craft, but also a professionalism and flexibility that can calm even the most stressful of situations. We had a very large wedding, over 600 guests, and there were many logistics involved. While the entire day seemed like an absolute dream, there were times when things got a little off schedule and rushed. Julie was very cordial and accommodating throughout our day. She made sure we took plenty of pictures that captured our happiness of being newlyweds, even when we were being pulled in different directions from our hundreds of family and friends. She reminded us that those first few moments as a married couple are so important to capture, and now as we reflect on our wedding day, we realize that she could not have been more right. We will always be grateful for her guidance during that time because those are our most cherished photos that we have ever taken. We absolutely love our wedding photos, and could not have chosen a more wonderful person to share our day with us.” – Christoph and Sonia

“My husband and I really loved working with Julie. I was drawn to her photography from the first moment I came across it online. I knew that she had to be the one to photograph our wedding. Our engagement photos were shot in Los Angeles while our wedding took place in Brooklyn. I was quite nervous about the process. I’m a perfectionist at heart and I wanted everything to go well. Turns out I had absolutely nothing to worry about. Julie is a talented artist, generous with her time, and went above and beyond our expectations. She made me feel beautiful, is easy to talk to, and finds inspiration everywhere. Our experiences with her provided us with so many amazing memories. We love her, and highly recommend her.” – Kristel + Jason

“Finding an amazing photographer was a major priority for me when planning my wedding. I wanted photos that would be unique and creative but still timeless. When I found Julie’s work I fell in love and thought she was a perfect fit. Julie was great to work with the day of. She gave great directions and quickly made us feel relaxed and comfortable even though we weren’t able to meet with her in person beforehand. When I saw our photos for the first time I was overcome with emotion and happiness. They look like works of art and there are just so many that I can’t wait to print and hang all over our home. It’s 100% true what they say – your wedding day FLIES by. I am so grateful that I have the gorgeous photos Julie created to relive and remember what was an absolutely magical day. Thank you so much Julie!” – Grace + Michael

“Yeah, getting married is exciting, but planning the wedding can be crazy at times. There are so many decisions to make. Vanilla or chocolate? White or Ivory? Inside or outside? Choosing the photographer is one of the biggest!  My grandparents still have their wedding pictures displayed on their mantles. Those are your reminders decades after the big day (one day!) comes and goes, so you want a photographer who is going to capture both the set-up and candid moments. Perhaps more important, someone who can capture the feeling, the tone of your wedding in a still photograph. Julie Pepin can do this! She was the photographer we had dreamed of. In fact, Julie went way above and beyond my expectations. Not only is she a pleasure to work with, but she is one of the most talented photographers I have ever seen. When you meet with wedding photographers, it’s not just about their pictures, it’s about their personalities because they’re close to you and your family on the wedding day. It can be hard to tell who’s fake and who’s real, but I can tell you that Julie is genuine; genuine, professional, creative, kind and much more!” – Marlowe + Josh

“True art captured on our most memorable day!!!! My husband and I are speechless, ecstatic, and extremely happy with our exceptional photos. Julie photographed us in the most natural setting, and turned our photographs into a captivating work of art. Julie, when photographing reminds us to be our self, and have fun. She has great eye for detail and uses lighting, color, and the surrounding to create truly amazing photos. She then diligently goes through each photograph turning them into fine work of art. We are in-love with our engagement and wedding photos!!!!!” – Tim + Maria

“Love, joy, amazement, happiness…none of these words alone can describe how we feel when we look at our photos, but maybe somehow together they can begin to say thank you for an amazing view into our amazing day.” – Jessa & Nate

“I was able to sit down and go through almost all the photos last night and I am absolutely and completely impressed. To tell you the truth there are very few times I have been this satisfied with someone else’s work on something that is my baby. I always have such high standards and you really blew them away. Not only your photography but your ethic and attitude as well. The processing you did to the pics is so perfect to complete the vibe. For Alex who always claims to be so un-photogenic you captured her in such delicate and absolute beauty….really just how I see her everyday. The pictures of the dancing turned out so rad and really captured the spirit of it all. A lot of them look like clothing ads in the front of GQ magazine. We went through and looked at the whole photobook last night and was equally impressed with the layout and narrative to the whole thing. You did such a rad and complete job telling that story. Anyway thank you so much for your talent and lending it to such an important day of ours.” – Brandon & Alex