Julie Bee Photography: Blog http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog en-us (C) Julie Bee Photography julie@juliebeephotography.com (Julie Bee Photography) Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:43:00 GMT Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:43:00 GMT http://www.juliebeephotography.com/img/s5/v123/u983213994-o906636155-50.jpg Julie Bee Photography: Blog http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog 120 80 The Wedding of Anthony and Becky Kasinskas http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog/2017/10/the-wedding-of-anthony-and-becky-kasinskas I had such a great time hanging out with these two on their wedding day at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg, PA. I sincerely loved photographing this intimate ceremony at the top of the lawn of the Capitol, and the sun made a happy appearance near the end! The fountain is pink for breast cancer awareness month, which was really cool! We spent some time walking around the area finding beautiful spots to photograph the happy couple. I have many more to share of this fun day, but here's a few peeks for now!

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Engagement Session, Harrisburg Capitol, Jessica and Gene http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog/2017/10/engagement-session-harrisburg-capitol-jessica-and-gene Big throwback to my days of living in the Midwest - met up with my old BFF Jess to photograph her engagement to the tall and handsome Gene. Well done friend! 


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Ben's Senior Pictures Peek http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog/2017/10/bens-senior-pictures-peek Ben's mom is on pins and needles waiting to see some snaps from this fun day. It was H-O-T HOT HOT out and by the end we were all melting. But we had an awesome time and found some great locations in Johnstown to shoot at. I love that dad got us some ice time at the War Memorial, we have so many more from this session to share but here's a few of my favorites!






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Sarah and Mike Fisher Wedding Sneak Peeks http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog/2017/9/sarah-and-mike-fisher-wedding-sneak-peeks This wedding was seriously the most fun I've had with a bridal couple in a long time!  Mike struck a pose at every turn, he's fully ready for his modeling career. Sarah was a stunning array of sparkles and class and floated on air from the moment she stepped into her gown. This couple was so sweet, up for anything, completely having fun and enjoying every moment of their day. Photographing couples like this is what makes me happiest; I love working with fun, hilarious, and joyful people who are just truly living in the moment and well, whooping it up! 


Mike and Sarah chose to do a First Look at the hotel they were getting ready at. The quiet courtyard in the back gave us a beautiful backdrop of the Chestnut Ridge golf course; and we couldn't have asked for a sunnier day! 

Mike said his "allergies were acting up" here *wink wink*









We moved to the Country Club in Indiana to get some fun bridal party shots and some va-va-voom gorgeous images of the bride and groom themselves


Mike kept joking about how he and Sarah have been practicing their "dip" and he scared the life out of me when he pretended to almost drop her next to the pond at the club. I'm still recovering....



I was so excited to see their first dance. The couple told me they had never really danced in public before and they had been getting ready for the big moment. I think they killed it! Hi, can you say, epic dip?! Good job you two! 

Mike sang to Sarah the whole time they were dancing. Seriously. Girl, you got yourself a keeper!


Congratulations you two, from the bottom of my heart. It was fun, hilarious, sweet, joyful teary day, and I'm so happy I met you both.


May the wind always be at your backs

Julie Bee 

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Halfway to Home, Abe's 6 month milestone session http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog/2017/8/halfway-to-home-abes-6-month-milestone-session Remember sweet lil Abe? His newborn session was one of my favorites and we met up to do a baseball "Halfway to Home" session for his milestone. Mama brought all the kiddos who ran around with dad at the baseball field, while we snuggled up Abe and made him giggle. Nothing fazes this little guy, he's a smiler!





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Miss Presley turns 5! http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog/2017/8/miss-presley-turns-5 Well, I've been a-knowin' this little lass since she was a wee babe! And now look at her, she's 5?! I love seeing her every year, she's been one of my favorite little face, you'll see some of these images displayed at my new studio in Indiana. She's a ham, she's fun, sassy, and loves to model for her pictures. We've come a long way from our first session as a baby: i had to WORK to get her to crack a smile! Now, she's all grins! 




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Newborn baby girl and her awesome family http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog/2017/8/newborn-baby-girl-nad-her-awesome-family You might remember Marissa and Shaun from their gorgeous wedding last year 



Well, they have a new addition to their family! She's so beautiful and dainty and I really enjoyed catching up with these folks and chatting  about life after wedding! I hope you enjoy these images as much as I do!



I'm in love with mama nad baby images, they are so my favorite every time! 

Isn't this headband the cutest? 

Mama loves the coral vibe and so did I, what a great summer color! 

This beautiful little bed was made by Logan Brothers Carpentry, I love it! Great craftmanship and so unique

Now they're a family of 4! 




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The Wedding of Alexandra and Stefan Moreau http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog/2017/8/the-wedding-of-alexandra-and-stefan-moreau This wedding. THIS.WEDDING.

Seriously, top five of my all-time favorites.

Alexandra has such an eye for detail, every bit of this wedding was her vision and dream and she carried it out to perfection. Stefan had all eyes on her, and how could he not, have you seen this girl?! She was a vision in her crystal draped semi-backless gown. Grace Kelly herself would turn her head to Alexandra's  custom headpiece and elegant mermaid gown. 

The ceremony at Zion Lutheran Church in Indiana, PA was followed by a butterfly release, and Alexandra's bouquet was too sweet to resist, with a few butterflies camping out on it for the duration of her family portraits. A reception followed at the Barn at Rayne Run, and the golden sunset took over the mood lighting, filling their first dance with sparkling glittery glow. You can't make this stuff up folks, it was magic. DJ Bob Rout with Third Wave Sound kept the night going strong and the bridal party made sure EVERYONE danced, laughed and stayed well past dark. 

I laughed all day with these amazing people and I'm really honored to have documented this momentous day for such a sweet and lovely couple. 

Alexandra and Stefan, may the wind always be at your back.


Julie Bee 



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Sneak Peeks of Lauren and Joe's wedding day http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog/2017/6/sneak-peeks-of-lauren-and-joes-wedding-day The day was totally sundrenched, a beautiful chapel wedding with a scenic outdoor reception. Lauren and Joe leaned on each other throughout the ceremony, happily in their own world enjoying every moment of the ceremony. 

They chose such a gorgeous location for their reception and i have so many fun and joy filled photos from their beautiful celebration at Burnhead Grazings, Indiana, PA. I can't wait to share everything; but for now enjoy these sneak peeks! 




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Sneak Peek of Stefan and Alexandra Moreau's Wedding http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog/2017/6/sneak-peek-of-stefan-and-alexandra-moreau A beautiful warm, white wedding. A bride so classic and elegant, a solid military man just out of West Point. She's a song you can't forget with a laugh like a bell. He gazes at her like there's no one in the room. His eyes lit up all day when she looked his way. 

Really, I'm so honored to have photographed the wedding of Alexandra Yamrick and Stefan Moreau today. I have sooooo SO SO many images to share. I loved every moment of the day. Their friends and bridal party were hilarious, sweet, helpful and the perfect blended vibe for this couple's wedding day. 

I couldn't wait to post a few, i really just couldn't. 

Enjoy, cool off, and have a fab weekend all,

Julie Bee 



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A sneak peek of Joe and Lauren! http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog/2017/6/a-sneak-peek-of-joe-and-lauren I had the true and honest pleasure of photographing Joe and Lauren's wedding May 20th and it was a beautiful balmy day here in Indiana, PA. 

I have been plucking away at all their gorgeous wedding images and could hardly pick a favorite, I have many more sneak peeks to upload for them this week but here are a few to check out! 

This wedding party was on POINT with their cheers! Got my favorite picture on the first try, they must have been practicing! 


This image was taken at Graystone Presbyterian Church in Indiana, PA 

I've always loved this beautiful stained glass window and the warm light throughout the church thrown off from the ornate hanging 

lamps and candles 



So much more to come! 

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The things they don't tell you.... http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog/2017/5/the-things-they-dont-tell-you  



They don't tell you that your heart will explode when you meet them, that you get teary when you think of them, that you smell their little heads when you hold them - breathing in all the *baby smell* Because *they* cant. You cant really put that  love into words 

That children are the most amazing part of life. Better than any sunset, any grand mountain, any thrill, period. 

Meet Chloe Jane, my little May Bell, my good luck charm

She arrived May 11, 2017. Mama went into labor in the best way ever *wink wink* Read about it here


I photographed her in two sessions, one at my home outdoors in the country, and under the same pink magnolia tree we photographed her mama under.

Then we moved to my studio in Indiana, PA to finish her studio portraits. There will be many, many, MANY to come. This auntie brags like whoah ;)



A few images from the hospital:

The Chloeworm and her cousin Gracie just hanging out in Sophia's bedroom. This was the first time Gracie held a baby. She was so proud, they cuddled for a good long time together. My heart exploded just watching her gaze down at her little cousin. The girls love calling her their little ChloeWorm. 



These photos were taken under my pink magnolia tree, surrounded by little Lily of the Valley's or *May Bells* and hosta

Holding her little May Bell sprig


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My proudest moments; introducing Chloe Jane http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog/2017/5/my-proudest-moments-introducing-chloe-jane A pretty special thing happened: My *sister* Courtney and brother Joel made something pretty incredible. I cry writing this. Courtney has been a pretty huge part of my life for a long time. Her smile, her infectious giggle, and her amazing homemaking skills put me to shame. My brother is really the luckiest man to have found her. She has helped me in raising my own little girls for years, when I went back to work she was stand-in mama. And now she's got her own little bird to watch over! 


We took Courtney's maternity images in less than an hour on a warm night in the beginning of May at the Ghost Town Trail, Heshbon Bridge area.  My littles zoomed around us on their scooters as we desperately tried to capture some quick images.

A big pile of old railroad ties made a dimensional backdrop


And just a couple images under my pink magnolia tree. These are my favorite, this tree makes my heart happy. I'm so blessed to live in a place I love, surrounded by the beauty of this area. Spring magnolia blossoms, the smell in the morning, it's truly peaceful.


If you know me, you know I'm a Pens fan, a big one. They were in game 7 of the series with the Capitals. This was a critical game. We spent the evening like any other, watching the game and screaming our lungs out when they won. Courtney did the same at a friends house, and ten minutes after the big win; her water broke. Chloe Jane was born the next morning *gah!*


Did I mention the Pens are on their way to the Stanley Cup Final? Yeah, she's a little bundle of good luck *wink wink*

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Newborn Cream Dream Baby Girl http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog/2017/4/newborn-cream-dream-baby-girl I've been truly dying to share these images, like, dying to. For serious. How can you get any sweeter and cuter than this little love? She was so alert and peaceful this entire session, I couldn't believe how chill this girl was! A touch of green was a tip of the hat to her "almost" St Pat's birthday. Mom wanted to keep it simple with creamy neutrals and soft purples and pinks. I couldn't have agreed more with this simple palette. It keeps all the focus on those big beautiful peepers she has! I could snuggle her up all day! 


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Birthday Studio Session Peeks http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog/2017/3/birthday-studio-session-peeks I have SOOOO MANY images from this session, i couldn't choose! I needed to share the sweetness with all of you while I'm editing. Seriously, these two are just so gorgeous! And their mama is such a sweet friend. I can't wait to share more, we have such good ones of big brother!!  Here's a few peeks, and more to come this week!! 



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Spring Set and peachy newborns http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog/2017/3/spring-set-and-peachy-newborns How could i go one day without posting a sneak peek of these two beautiful little girls?! I was really excited to share this image of miss Ellie because this is one of my new spring backdrops for petite sessions in April. Isn't she beautiful? Look at those pigtails!!

And her new little sis rocked the peachy light as she snuggled up in the studio yesterday. We had a great session! I'm so excited to share all the images we made together but this will do for now. 



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Fall Family Mini Session` http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog/2017/3/fall-family-mini-session We had to dodge some rain the first session we had planned and rescheduled for this gorgeous crisp fall day at College Lodge, Indiana, PA. WE met up for a quick session to photograph the family and their coordinating outfits were FAB! These kids were seriously so well behaved, so accommodating, and excited to get their pictures taken. I think they practiced their posing beforehand because they totally blew me away! 

Enjoy Loves!

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Fall Family Sessions, Indiana, PA http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog/2017/3/fall-family-sessions-indiana-pa I really enjoyed meeting up with this wonderful extended family to take some beautiful images this past fall. We took advantage of a beautiful fall, frosty morning to gather the family and get some awesome images. MY favorite is all the grandchildren together!

Enjoy Loves!




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First Birthday for sweet petite! http://www.juliebeephotography.com/blog/2017/3/first-birthday-for-sweet-petite This little one came in for a mini-birthday session with mum and dad and brought all her buddies! We had a great time reading, playing, and rocking! 

Enjoy loves!



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