Julie Kay Photography
Julie Kay Photography

Julie Kay Photography

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Introduction: My family is tired of posing for photos and forced me to start taking pictures of other people :) My goal is to have fun while taking beautiful pictures that you love to look at for years to come.

Hired 114 times

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4 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

77 reviews


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Lauren E.
Dec 14, 2019

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Oh my goodness I can’t say enough wonderful things about working with Julie! She was so accommodating for my engagement shoot and was extremely professional and quick to get our gallery back to us! She has such a natural gift and an eye for what will create a gorgeous photo. I could not be happier with our results. I will definitely work with Julie again in the future for my photography needs! Keep up the amazing work.

Details: Traditional posed • Candid • Natural or environmental • Artful composition and lighting • Outdoors • One location • CD / DVD • Online or digital proofs and prints • At the pro’s location

Engagement Photography
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Deitra C.
Oct 26, 2020

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Julie and her husband did such an amazing job!!! She was so helpful with figuring things out during a pandemic and made our day so special! They made taking photos so fun and easy. My husband and I couldn’t help by giggle the whole time ❤️ I cannot thank them enough for being so wonderful and making a stressful day stressless.

Details: Wedding • 100 - 149 guests • Indoors • Flash drive • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
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Sarah E.
Apr 12, 2019

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We had our engagement photos taken by Julie and it was a wonderful experience all around! We felt comfortable during the photos and absolutely ADORE the images we received. I couldn't believe how fast she got our images to us as well. Definitely an added bonus. I would be happy to work with her again for future portrait needs.

Details: Couples portrait • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Candid (captured in the moment) • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Outdoors • As recommended by the professional • Flash drive • The portrait photographer travels to me • I travel to the portrait photographer

Portrait Photography
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Jelissa M.
Mar 9, 2019

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Hired on Thumbtack

Julie was amazing! From the moment I messaged her she took so much stress off my shoulders! I was so clueless when it came to engagement photos I didn’t know where to take pictures or anything other than I wanted to be indoor and she instantly suggested her in home studio which was perfect! She made us feel extremely comfortable and was able to get some great shots of my finance and my children also!! I can’t wait til I get the photos!!

Details: Candid style (captured in the moment) • Artistic style (focus on composition, lighting) • High fashion style (highlights stylistic elements) • Indoors • One location • As recommended by the professional • CD / DVD • Online or digital proofs and prints • $$ (standard) • I travel to the engagement photographer

Engagement Photography
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Ashley M.
Aug 31, 2020

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Julie was just great. She was super friendly and the photos she took and edited were also phenomenal. I'm so glad to have a headshot I'm actually proud of. :)

Details: Professional / business • Outdoors • 1 person • No outfit changes • Digital or online download • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Headshot Photography
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    On Thumbtack, I do add on the thumbtack fee. All prices are negotiable. Just let me know what you had in mind!

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I gradually became more and more obsessed with the camera over the years and as I had more interested things and people I wanted to capture in fun and interesting ways.

  • Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?

    A beautiful woman wanted a 40th birthday cake smash, complete with tutu, crown, confetti, balloons, props, backgrounds, and of course...cake! We spent a few weeks talking about ideas, color schemes, and locations. Between setting up her set, costumes and shooting, the whole session was about 2 1/2 hours long. And we all enjoyed every minute of it!

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