Jewel Photography

Sacramento, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

My unique perspective and ability to capture natural moments make me stand out from the crowd. I go above and beyond client expectations, which people always appreciate. I take a client's ideas or location and really give them exactly what they want. I'm not afraid to try different things, and I absolutely love to travel. Clients have told me that my personality and customer service made them choose me over other photographers. I truly bond with my clients and we quickly become friends!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love meeting new people and capturing different personalities and styles. I use my clients as the inspiration for creating beautiful photos. I also love that I can use nature to make my clients stand out. My favorite thing is hiking and the outdoors, so when people want to take me somewhere new, I am definitely up for the adventure! I like taking someone's idea and making it into art.

Location

Sacramento, CA 95812

Background check

Complete

Years in business

6

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

14

Reviews

13 Reviews
  • David C. Jun 14, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Wonderful experience. Very friendly and very professional.
  • Elisa A. Jul 16, 2016
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Julie was a joy to work with. She made us feel very comfortable and took many beautiful photos in just one hour. She was also very accommodating to my requests. Highly highly recommended!
  • Bree S. Jul 8, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Julie is amazing. She fit right in like she was a part of the family. She made my husband and I feel incredibly comfortable in front of the camera and it shows in all of our pictures. Thank you for doing an amazing job!
  • Kristina R. May 17, 2016
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Julie is truly A M A Z I N G!! She went above && beyond with my vision an needs with our engagement shoot. I have had a bad experience with a different photographer before an I'm so glad I did my research && found her. She was so fun to work with also.. =]
  • Corrin H. Oct 24, 2015
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    I hired Julie to be my secret photographer to capture pictures of my proposal to my now fiancé. Julie is so sweet and so easy to work with. She met with me at the site to talk about logistics and make sure we had a good plan. She stayed and talked with me for so much longer than I would have expected her to! It was awesome! On the night I proposed I was so nervous and rushing to set up everything, and Julie made the flower bouquets I needed for me!! She is great; easy to reach and communicate with, got us our gallery of photos done pretty quickly, and we got some awesome shots of the proposal- and she did it after sunset and with no flash!! Awesome job :)
  • Jennifer R. Oct 13, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Julie and her team are fantastic. I couldn't have asked for a better person to capture our day. I can't wait to see the finished products as I know they will be stunning. She goes above and beyond and she is definitely my choice for any upcoming photography needs. Thank you Julie!
  • Melanie P. Sep 16, 2014
    Julie took my senior photos, and I was blown away by how they turned out! It's not often that I'm satisfied with photos of myself, but these were an exception. The photo shoot took place around sunset outside of an old, seafoam green painted warehouse near railroad tracks. I really appreciated how thoughtful she was in choosing this setting, as its character truly captured my personality. I have never been good at posing for photos (they often come out looking quite awkward and uncomfortable), but Julie was somehow able to direct me and capture me in flattering, natural poses. I feel genuinely beautiful when I look at those portraits.
  • Kayla L. Jul 18, 2014
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Julie was so much fun to work with! We took her to one of our favorite scenic spots and although we were a little nervous the hike might be too much for a photographer, she was all about it! She captured our love for the outdoors and made our engagement photos everything we hoped they would be! Hopefully we can steal her away for our destination wedding, I just can't see us working with another photographer now!
  • Rob H. Apr 22, 2014
    Julie was wonderful at our Holiday Party. She blended in with guests and took some really great pictures of us with our guests as the party was naturally flowing. Some pictures were candid and some were posed.
  • Bianca C. Apr 9, 2014
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Julie was so wonderful to work with. She did my engagement photos and made it feel so natural. The photos turned out so lovely. We could not be happier!
  • Katie C. Mar 11, 2014
    We have worked with Julie for years and will continue to exclusively hire Jewel Photography for all of our events/family photos. In 2013, we hired Jewel Photography in May and again in November for family photos. Our children are currently 1 and 3, and can be challenging subjects but Julie's patience and humor worked wonders. We treasure the resulting photos!
  • Ginger H. Mar 2, 2014
    Julie did our family photos. she was great. we needed to get them done and we had to change out location, time and all that and Julie was so accommodating. She worked with us, made it happen, put us at ease and we have wonderful family photos from the experience. we will be doing pictures again next year but this time with our dogs.
  • Bridget A. Mar 2, 2014
    Julie did my wedding. It was an outside event and she did a beautiful job capturing the best moments. I even had one of her photos of us made into a pastel painting that hangs over my fireplace. Julie is very professional, patient and friendly. I would highly recommend her for your special day.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I have pricing on my website, but I can work with your budget. If you are having a wedding, then you probably have a budget, so we can always work something out. If you want me to travel for your wedding, it is possible the travel fees will be very low if you are in Northern California.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Getting to know their likes and ideas, learning about their hobbies and background give me a good idea of their personalities. Once we are comfortable, then their true personalities can shine through the camera.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I constantly learn and develop as a photographer. I took film classes in college many years ago and then later on got my photography certificate. I attend workshops to stay current and learn everything I possibly can. I also enter contests and belong to several photography groups where I am always learning new things.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Since I was a child I have loved taking pictures. I took photography as a young girl in 4-H. I also took photography courses in college to obtain my photography certificate. I worked free-lance for years before I decided to start a business of my own.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with couples to photograph weddings, engagement sessions, proposals and couples sessions. I work with newborns and families, maternity, high school seniors, and headshots.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A recent project that I absolutely loved was an engagement session I did at a Northern California wedding venue in wine country. I had the most amazing and nice couple to photograph and the most beautiful views of the hills full of vineyards. We had so much fun and a lot of laughs. And the photos turned out perfect!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Find someone that you can easily talk to. Communication is key to getting a product you are happy with. You want a photographer that will listen to your needs and at the same time let you know what can be expected of them.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I would like clients to know how much time and effort I put into each project. It is not just a matter of snapping some photos and handing them over. I capture memories and I make sure the clients have quality photos they can enjoy for a lifetime.