Julia Aue Photography: Blog https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog en-us Julia Aue Photography (Julia Aue Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:22:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:22:00 GMT https://www.juliaauephotography.com/img/s/v-12/u776531386-o662094573-50.jpg Julia Aue Photography: Blog https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog 80 120 Jackie :: Quinceañera https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2017/10/jackie-quincea-era I probably shouldn't admit this, only because now my Spanish is mediocre, but all throughout high school and college I studied Spanish. I still remember in high school being fascinated when learning about the Quinceañera celebrations - and maybe I was a little jealous, too. After all, what teenage girl wouldn't want to have a big party in her honor, get to wear a fancy dress and bedeck herself in rhinestones! Given this, I was thrilled when Jackie's family reached out to me about photographing her Quinceañera. And this day did not disappoint. In fact, it exceeded my expectations. From the beauty of the church celebration at Holy Cross Church in West Sacramento to the whirlwind photo session at the California State Capitol to the family and friend filled night of food and dancing at the Masonic Temple in Sacramento it was certainly a day to remember! 




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Nicole and Matt :: Married! https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2017/9/nic Nikki and Matt were married on a beautiful late-summer day in Northern Michigan. These high school sweethearts tied the knot surrounded by family and friends in a day filled with joy, love, and of course, a few nerves! The celebration began with an outdoor service at the beautiful Cross in the Woods Shrine in Indian River, from there we rode the rowdy party bus (emphasis on party!) to Matt's family's property for photos, and finally ended up at the reception where everyone danced the night away. The reception hall was beautifully decorated combining country flair with rustic elegance including incredible hand-crafted bar tables with their initial on the top, a reclaimed barnwood head-table front, and a handmade wooden signing plaque with Nikki and Matt's logo in the center. 

I've know Nikki her whole life and it warmed me inside to see her so radiant and beautiful on her wedding day and we are happy to finally officially welcome Matt to the family! Congratulations, Nikki and Matt!! 


Hair/Makeup :: Emily Alexander 

Flowers :: Lydia Parsons

Dress :: Renee Austin Wedding

DJ :: Ryan Rousseau

Caterer :: Sharon Jewell





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International Wedding :: Germany! https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2016/8/destination-wedding-germany Each wedding is special and each couple becomes dear to me the more I get to know them as we work and plan together for their wedding day. But this couple had a little piece of my heart before they even decided to get married. Roman and Ali are dear friends of ours - the kind of friends that will travel to California to visit you or send your kids sweet little gifts on their birthdays. Warm, open, and genuine people that you're lucky to have in your life. 

When these two asked me if I could photograph their wedding (in Germany), it was shortly after the birth of our 3rd child and I wasn't sure how feasible it would be to get us all over the pond with my equipment in tow but we knew we couldn't miss their wedding for the world so we started planning and made it happen! Ali and Roman chose the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wilhelmshöhe Palace for their wedding and Ali, not surprisingly, looked like she belonged in a castle! German weddings often include games or songs made up by the friends of the bride and groom and Roman and Ali's friends did not disappoint! They put together songs and clues leading up to a hilarious gift for the newlyweds - a first anniversary night in a shepherd's hut!

Thank you to another good friend and photographer, Anthony Caer, who came all the way from France to shoot with me and thank you Roman and Ali for including our family in your day in a very special way! xo


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Nicole and Ty :: Married! https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2016/7/nicole-and-ty-married I met Nicole and Ty for the first time at their engagement session in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge about a month before their wedding. I already knew from our phone conversations that I was going to like these two a lot: good sense of humor, travelers, easy-going. My kind of people! Meeting them in person confirmed this 100% and left me very much looking forward to their wedding! 

On the day of their wedding, the sun was shining warmly and Nicole and Ty glowed with joy and love for each other and the friends and family that were there to celebrate with them. Their wedding was held at the Cliff House in San Francisco and they exchanged vows with the sparkling Pacific Ocean as their backdrop. 

The wedding was gorgeous down to every last detail but, more importantly, Ty and Nicole seemed genuinely happy just to be with each other and their guests to celebrate life and love!

Wishing you many, many years of happiness and laughter, Nicole and Ty! xo

Hair :: Salt Spell Beauty

Makeup :: The Pretty Pretty Collective

Flowers :: Posey Design

Music/DJ :: Verducci Events, DJ Cedric Johnson

Venue :: Cliff House, San Francisco



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Half Moon Bay Wedding https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2015/11/wedding-in-half-moon-bay Fall in Half Moon Bay does not disappoint! Carl and Andrea celebrated their wedding with a beautiful and intimate ceremony and luncheon at never-disappointing, Sam's Chowder House on a sunny day in early November. We loved capturing the love, joy, and emotion-filled moments of this day for them. Here are a few favorites from their wedding!


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Gina and Mickey :: Married! https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2015/5/gina-and-mickey-married I'll admit it, I haven't been very good at blogging lately. Okay, I've been horrible actually. (It may have something to do with the arrival of Baby #3 in January.) But in any case, I couldn't resist blogging about this glorious wedding in Sausalito. Yes, the wedding was in one of the most beautiful, historic homes I have EVER been in (The Pines, in case you're wondering) complete with a widow's walk offering a view of the Bay, and yes, the details were simply gorgeous, and most definitely the bride looked completely stunning. But what made this wedding so memorable was that Gina and Mickey are two genuinely wonderful, intelligent people who both have a great sense of humor and compliment each other perfectly. The wedding day was a celebration of their relationship and their commitment to each other above all. That promise to each other wasn't lost in the shuffle of having the 'perfect wedding', and in the end, that's what made it a perfect wedding. Congratulations, Gina and Mickey, so happy for you both! And thank you for letting me be a part of your day! 


Gina's beautiful dress made by Ivy & Aster from Something Blue in San Francisco. 

Gorgeous Dress from Something Blue in San Francisco.

Makeup and Hair by the talented Katie Nash of Katie Nash Beauty

Flowers by Angela Wildman and cake by Krumbs Cakes

Here Comes the Bride!

I love the First Look! 

This scrumptious spread was created by Sean Saylor. So. Darn. Delicious. 

Dancing the night away to tunes provided by Luca Sirianni

Thank you, Sarah Maren, for second shooting with me and giving us this beautiful shot!




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Abbey and Preston :: Married! https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2014/7/abbey-and-preston-married Abbey and Preston celebrated a nothing less than joyous wedding weekend at the Sequoia Retreat Center outside of Santa Cruz in the quaint mountain town of Ben Lomond. Surrounded by towering redwoods, the two exchanged vows in an emotional ceremony that didn't leave many dry eyes in the crowd! Throughout the weekend, I got to know a few of the guests and wedding party and by the time the reception started, it was hard to tell that some of these people had never met before this weekend! Abbey and Preston's family and friends came together in an epic celebration of the couple's love and unity in marriage. Oh, and speaking of emotional moments, scroll down for one of the sweetest moments I've ever witnessed at a wedding! 

This was a tear-jerker: Abbey's grandpa surprised her with a photo of the two of them dancing together when Abbey was a little girl. He still had the same suit and wore it to Abbey's wedding to recreate the moment! SO. SWEET. 

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A.J. and David :: Married! https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2014/6/a-j-and-david-married A.J. and David celebrated their beautiful wedding in true Up North Michigan style! So many parts of the day came together perfectly to create truly joyous celebration; the details that were beautifully handcrafted, the picturesque outdoor shrine of Cross in the Woods for the ceremony,  a lovely home on Mullet Lake where the family and friends gathered for food and fun! And we even got to make a stop at David's family's old farm - which made an amazing backdrop for our photos!  


The Awesome S'More Bar! 

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Jerrie and Joey :: Married! https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2014/5/jerrie-and-joey-married I'm so excited to FINALLY share Joey and Jerrie's beautiful wedding in Tiburon, CA. They were married at the quaint but beautiful historic St. Hillary's Church on a hillside overlooking Tiburon and the Bay. After we braved the wind for some photos before heading to Servino's Italian Restaurant for the celebration that included some great tunes sung by Jerrie's dad and an incredible view of the San Francisco skyline. 



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Ralph and Martha :: Married! https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2014/5/ralph-and-martha-married Ralph and Martha joined together in marriage last week at The Shrine of Our Lady of Peace in Santa Clara. After the Mass the family and friends gathered at Triton Art Museum to celebrate in the beautiful gallery and on the grounds where they could enjoy the perfect May weather! The wedding was a unique combination of Polish and Indian customs; Indian food for dinner, Polish snacks later in the evening and lots of music and dancing that were unique to each side- oh and some hilarious games put together by Martha's side of the family to round out the night! Coming from a Polish background myself, it was so fun to see some of the traditions and hear some of the songs that I  haven't experienced as much now that I've moved away from my childhood hometown. Thank you Ralph and Martha for asking me to photograph your wedding and letting me be a part of your day! 



And thank you to Darin Reyes and his videography crew for setting up this beautiful shot! Can't wait to see the sure-to-be gorgeous video from the day. 


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Dawn and Scott :: Sneak Peek! https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2014/5/dawn-and-scott-sneak-peek Dawn and Scott were married in Moraga, CA this past week! Dawn is classic beauty from the South marrying her sweetheart, Scott. They celebrated in Scott's hometown of Moraga, CA, first at a church nestled among the hills and then a lovely gathering at the bright and open Veteran's Memorial Center in Lafayette. Here are a few photos from the day - more to come soon! 

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Michelle and Heart on Wedding Chicks! https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2014/5/michelle-and-heart-on-wedding-chicks It's always exciting to photograph a wedding; the emotions, the beauty, the party! But what may be even a tiny bit more exciting is to see the wedding featured a great blog! Michelle and Heart's amazing DIY wedding at the Putah Creek Lodge on the UC Davis campus was on Wedding Chicks this week. Check it out here!


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McMackin Family :: Davis Family Photographer https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2014/4/mcmackin-family-davis-family-photographer Sisters! These girls were adorable: a little sugar and a little spice!  During our session tromped through fields, I got shot at with a bow and arrow (pink and purple nerf ones, thankfully!), and I got some lovely bouquets of flowers from the girls! 


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Hello World :: Abner https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2014/4/hello-world-abner This sweet baby was welcomed into a very special family recently. His mama has been a big supporter of mine in helping me my business started and more than that, has been one of my dearest friends and like to family to me. I can't wait to watch how Abner grows into his role as little brother and baby of the family!


I have a special spot in my heart for old barns so last but not least, a photo taken on scene of a beautiful worn and weathered barn. 


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Park Winters :: Simple Country Luxury https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2014/4/park-winters-simple-country-luxury It was love at first site: from the very first time I laid eyes on Park Winters, I knew I wanted to be there with my camera as much as possible. The owners, John and Rafael, have done an amazing job at creating a place that truly lives up to it's motto "Simple Country Luxury". Every last corner and detail of the Inn and property have been meticulously thought through and beautifully arranged. From the serene and inviting pool to the spacious and luxurious guest rooms to preservation of the beautiful old barns on the property - everything is there and you just can help but ooh and ahh as you walk around the Park Winters Property! 

I've been lucky enough to photograph families, engaged couples, and weddings there and I'm excited to share Alexandra and Dave's wedding with you that was recently featured on Borrowed & Blue.  


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Liz :: Expecting! https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2014/3/liz-expecting My dear, dear friend Liz just recently had her third baby. A beautiful baby boy who came into this world surrounded by the love of his family and friends who had been excitedly awaiting his arrival! 

A week before giving birth to little Abner, we got a chance to go out and do some beautiful springtime maternity pictures of Liz and a few with the rest of the family too! 

Watch for pictures of Abner coming soon! 




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Ralph and Martha :: Engaged! https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2014/3/ralph-and-martha-engaged A beautiful spring evening, a bottle of wine, a fabulous dress and a couple in love. These things all played a part in a romantic and carefree engagement for Ralph and Martha! I love their pictures and how in love they look in them. In just a little over a month these two will have their wedding in Santa Clara and I am so very much looking forward to the love, traditions, and happiness that will be woven together in the celebration of their marriage. 


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Jerrie and Joey :: Engaged! https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2014/3/jerrie-and-joey-engaged Jerrie and Joey met years ago at UC Davis (you'll see exactly where in a minute!). Life has moved them around a bit but they decided to go back the beginning with a an engagement session at UC Davis! I loved how much they laughed and the fun ideas that they brought to the session! I have a feeling their wedding is going to truly be a celebration of their life that they have built together. 


Here's where they met! Long ago in English class. :)

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Jesus and Katie :: Engaged! https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2014/3/jesus-and-katie-engaged Jesus and Katie are getting married this summer at the Putah Creek Lodge on the UC Davis campus. They met at UCD so it was befitting that we did their engagement session there and they even brought some fun props to tie in their college days into their session! So looking forward to this wedding; I think it's going to be laid back and fun, just like Jesus and Katie. And don't you think Katie is going to make a beautiful bride?! 

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Mini Sessions :: Davis, California Family Photographer https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2014/2/mini-sessions-davis-california-family-photographer I'd have to say that this Fall was probably the busiest time I've had so far in my business. For the first time, I offered holiday mini-sessions and I ended up booking them completely! I got to work with so many great families; some came back from past years and others were first time clients. In order not to spill the beans for those hoping to use their photos on holiday cards, I didn't post to Facebook. But I'd say it's safe to say that since it's almost Valentine's Day, I should be in the clear. Here are some of my favorites from my sessions this year (and believe me, it was hard to choose just one favorite!)! Thank you to all the wonderful people who came out for them!

Such a sweet lil guy! And he's going to make a great big brother soon! 

Such a sweet lil guy! He's going to make a great big brother!


Look at these two adorable faces! 


Another set of brothers! And seriously, don't they look like they could be in a magazine? 



More brotherly love.  And these handsome guys made my job easy! :) 


Happy Baby!


Another handsome guy.  This family comes back year after year- oh and they're also pretty nice to have as friends, too! 


Finally, a set of sisters! And with the cutest dresses to match their cute (and happy) faces! 


Love this family. I have so much respect for how they raise their family! These kids are so fun and I can't tell you how loving each brother is to that very lucky little sister! 


So, so sweet. Big sister has the most adorable curly hair and freckles and little brother has amazing blue eyes and an unmatchable personality! :) 


Another set of brothers! And a lot of energy here! These two gave me a workout but it was so worth it! 


I did a special mini-session for these two cuties visiting from out of town! I have a feeling big sister's going to be watching out for her little brother for awhile! 


Hope to see you all next season! xo 

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Welcome to the Blog. https://www.juliaauephotography.com/blog/2014/2/welcome-to-the-blog A few years back, I ventured out into the world of photography and used a blog to post my pictures. In the process of building up my Facebook page and website, my poor little blog got neglected. Well, dear friends, I'm happy to tell you that I'll be back at it again! I also want to thank my lovely and talented friend, Dottie Zimmerman, graphic designer extraordenaire and blogger at Domestic Slice, for designing my new logo and print materials earlier this year! And the perk of working with your friend? You get to take photos of their beautiful family!  Dottie's beautiful daughter, Lola.

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