I can not say enough amazing things about Julie! I am in the advertising field and work with photographers on a normal basis as well as art direct shoots and I must say Julie was amazing!! She had the photography eye that I look for when picking who I work with. Our pictures came out amazing and got more compliments than I can count. Most importantly I was impressed which is very very hard. ~ Kornelia
We commissioned Julie to photograph our daughter when she was 3 months old. We had never gone threw the experience of working with a photographer and didn’t know what to expect. Julie was a complete professional and was able to capture beautiful photos of our new born that we will cherish forever. To say she was patient is an understatement my daughter had a lil accident and acted totally cool about it. Having children of her own and photographing them has given her a lot of insight on how to get great shots for her customers. Taking the photos was just the first part of her expertise. After the photos were taken she presented each one and have us several options on packages and editing. Her prices are amazing for the amount of time she spends customizing each photo and each photo package. Not only did she edit our photos she even surprised my us with an iPhone case with one of the photos on it, actually two phone cases. That was an unexpected treat. I can’t express how easy and wonderful dealing with Julie was. I highly recommend her services. ~ Stephanie
Love our experience with Julie!! Our daughter was 8 days old even we met with Julie for a newborn session and she took the utmost care for her.
She is a true baby whisperer and so gentle with the baby.
Not only was Julie great with our baby, but with us as well. She had great communication beforehand enabling us to prepare properly and allowing for the best possible session.
She was accommodating with beverages and space to nurse before and during shot to keep baby satisfied and happy.
Loved working with her and look forward to future sessions. ~ Monique
Julie is absolutely amazing! We had not given a lot of thought to newborn photos but our friends kept insisting that we do it. We contacted Julie when we were visiting my parents in Southern California. She went above and beyond to fit us into her schedule on our last minute request.
I cannot say enough about how wonderful Julie is as a photographer, person and baby whisperer. She was so gentle and caring with our little girl, and on top of that, she gave us the most gorgeous photographs. She captured our little one’s beauty, as well as her occasional sassy & quirky looks. Those moments in time are priceless and we are so thankful that we have them.
Thank you Julie for everything! We can wait to book a mini-session over the holidays when our girl is close to her 1 year bday! We want some of those gorgeous beach shots on our walls!
~ Eryka & Brad
My husband and I brought our week old baby to Julie for a newborn session and it was amazing! The photos came out fantastic and Julie was so sweet and so patient with our little one. She made sure to comfort her and did not rush the time we were there so that she could get as many beautiful shots as possible. Her studio was fully equipped with so many different accessories and backdrops that we didn’t have to bring anything but the baby which was great and super convenient. I would highly recommend her and her work. When we decide to have another baby in the future, we’ll be bringing them to her for a newborn session as well! ~ Colette
We had our newborn pics with Julie and I’ve been raving about her ever since. She is the most talented photographer I have ever worked with and I love the pics so much. Her studio was perfect and she had so many adorable back drops and props to make it special. I can’t wait to go back and take more pics as my baby gets older. Julie is also so wonderful to work with and very sweet.
~ Jessica I.
Julie is nothing short of amazing. I knew long before my son was even born that I would want newborn photos. I found Julie and contacted her a few months before my son’s due date regarding timing. She thoroughly explained the whole process and was very accommodating with fitting is in her schedule after my son was born considering he was 10 days late and had a NICU stay making our photos a bit on the later side.
During the session she was so patient with our son and truly is a “baby whisperer.” Despite our son pooing, peeing, and almost crying his way through part of the session, the photos were great. She also has everything you need in studio – complete changing station, a small back area that allowed me to pump, water, etc.
Before I get to the photos, the other awesome thing Julie did for us is that she knitted an elephant hat specifically for our session when I told her on our first phone conversation that his nursery theme was elephants. Not many photographers would go out of their way lime that and the photos with the elephant hat were so cute.
Now for the photos and their presentation. Julie was prompt with having them ready on time. We made our viewing session appointment during the shoot for 3 weeks later. My husband and I expected to sit down and look at some proofs and pick out a few of our favorites. What Julie did was beyond words. She presented the photos in a video set to music. It was beautiful and I still tear up just thinking of it. Not only that, but every photo was great and truly captured the innocence and love of our little boy. Needless to say, we purchased all the digital images and we even got the video, so we can enjoy for years to come. ~ Elizabeth
My wife and I were thrilled when were able to work with Julie for our daughter’s newborn photos. She was able to capture the sweetest and most memorable moments of our daughter that have been seen by countless family, friends, and others who all have the same reaction with nothing but glowing comments and high praise for her extremely professional and beautiful images! I have had a lot of people ask who took the amazing pictures and I always recommend Julie to capture those moments you will always cherish being frozen in time forever. Thank you for the time and effort it took to produce all of the beautiful shots and the slide show complete with a perfect song choice! Julie, you are amazing! ~ Jeremy
I couldn’t be more happy with Julie Irene Photography! She is so truly talented at what she does! Not only is Julie an amazing photographer but she is so patient, calm and gentle with a newborn. She is able to put the baby at such ease during the photography session. Julie’s studio is 100% newborn friendly. She works really hard to make the baby happy the whole time; which results in the most angelic pictures you’ll ever see. I feel so lucky to have found Julie during the time that we were having our little girl. You would be lucky to use her services. I just can’t wait to grace the walls of my home with the beautiful prints she designs! Added pluses include Julie’s super sweet, accommodating personality as well as her promptness with communication, flexibility with schedules and overall welcoming demeanor. My family gives Julie a 10 out of 10!!! Look no further!!!! ~ Elyssa
We are so thankful that we found Julie Irene Photography- we absolutely love her! I had thought about newborn photos for our second child but put it on the back burner, and after he was born I regretted that I did not make an appointment. I contacted Julie and although she books her newborn sessions months in advance, we were fortunate that she was able to get us in for a last minute session. She is professional with a great personality, and made us feel comfortable from the moment we walked into her studio. The studio itself is a great space and she had props and backdrops all set up for us based on our phone consultation. Little extras like tons of hats(lots made by Julie!) to choose from to dress our little man in was fun and such a nice touch. We did not need to bring anything other than ourselves.
Julie has a magical touch with babies and kids and this shows through in every pose and photo. In addition to newborn shots Julie made sure she got plenty of sibling and family shots. Our session lasted about 2 hours but the time flew by, and the results were incredible. When we came back to view our photos, Julie started off with an unexpected, but beautiful video she put together with all of our photos from the session- this was an amazing extra, and definitely made us tear up. We were more than impressed with all of the work she put in from photo shoot, to editing, and the amazing final products. Picking out photos can be overwhelming but Julie was very patient with us and super helpful in giving her professional insight on photos we had difficulty choosing between, leaving us with a great assortment of photos that we will treasure forever. Julie is very talented and was the perfect choice of photographer for our newborn and family photos. We have had so many compliments on our photos and especially the video that Julie put together. We highly recommend her for your newborn or family photos. We lucked out having her studio near us, but even if you do not live in the area, it is definitely worth any drive to have Julie as your photographer. ~ Nikki
Julie Irene Photography is the best! She was incredibly patient with our newborn as well as our large family. Her eye for the perfect photo is spot on! She has a wide array of fun props for babies that truly add something really special. Our family will forever cherish the beautiful photos she has taken for us. ~ Alicia
Julie is an amazing photographer who has captured the first 18 months of my son’s life in 4 sessions with a variety of options including in-studio and on location shots in San Clemente (beach, Pier, park, etc.)
In addition to being a big sweetheart from the Midwest, Julie is fun and talented; her storefront is the perfect size for her business, displaying her work (babies, engagement, pregnancy and family shots – not necessarily in that order!) Her studio provides an intimate setting to view pictures taken within a few short weeks. The process to review and order prints was easy with many options to select for size, framing and style.
I found Julie to be flexible with scheduling and a pleasure to meet.
My friends and family regularly comment on how great our photographer must be when they see our son’s picture books and hanging photos in our home. I would definitely recommend Julie to others seeking an excellent photography professional in the San Clemente area. ~ Kathy D.