Ummm….these two are just downright adorable. I was mentoring here in Nashville and put out the word that I needed a cute little couple to photograph and look who applied.  I LOVE shooting real couples at my workshops or mentoring, I just feel like it’s hard to really “learn” when you are shooting models. Well, […]

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  • dena - August 19, 2014 - 12:27 am

    What a gorgeous couple!!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Grady - August 19, 2014 - 1:00 am

    Love everything about this shoot. How you find these gorgeous real couples is beyond me! They are perfect. The barn and the tall grass. swoon. :) ReplyCancel

  • Leandra - August 19, 2014 - 1:32 am

    They are ridiculously adorable!! I love the delicious light!!ReplyCancel

  • Karly - August 19, 2014 - 1:54 am

    Stunning. And so sweetReplyCancel

  • shannon - August 19, 2014 - 5:51 am

    i love these. there is such a sweet calmness about them. they are intimate and romantic…and so beautiful. such a gorgeous couple. love her headpiece and love the b/w of them in the barn door.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - August 19, 2014 - 6:47 am

    These two are super stunners and I love each image you’ve captured of their sweet love. I love your processing, too – it fits the images perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • maike rinaye - August 19, 2014 - 1:03 pm

    I’m a sucker for some flowers in the hair… beautiful images!ReplyCancel

  • Megan D - August 19, 2014 - 1:22 pm

    This location and this couple are both GORGEOUS!!! I love these! Love the big open field shot. Great job!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Svoboda - August 19, 2014 - 2:43 pm

    ALWAYS amazes me that you can have SOOOOO many AWESOME shots all in ONE post! What a STUNNING couple and what a gorgeous session. These two must be ecstatic that they drove three hours for this. beautiful location, beautiful light and so many sweet sweet connections. xoxo amazing Julie! xoReplyCancel

  • LAUREN PATRICK - August 19, 2014 - 3:13 pm

    Gorgeous, love the simple and elegant poses.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - August 19, 2014 - 7:14 pm

    Amazing! Perfect light, location and style.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - August 19, 2014 - 10:47 pm

    Oh my gosh I am DYING over these. They are just the cutest couple! You did such an amazing job at capturing them!ReplyCancel

  • Maura - August 19, 2014 - 11:49 pm

    So perfect!!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Durham - August 20, 2014 - 12:25 pm

    What an adorable couple!!! They are soooo “Julie Paisley” clients, I’m sad you aren’t shooting their wedding!ReplyCancel

  • katie - August 20, 2014 - 1:16 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this shoot! Love the location, the light, and they are such a cute couple! You rocked this!ReplyCancel

  • Kerrie Forrester - August 21, 2014 - 2:20 pm

    this is amazing!! what a gorgeous couple and location!! <3ReplyCancel

  • Faye - August 21, 2014 - 7:15 pm

    These are gorgeous! The way you use and play with sun flare is outstanding. Not to mention your posing and all around awesomeness. Enjoyed viewing these beautiful images!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Yocum - August 22, 2014 - 6:30 pm

    SO sweet and lovely, Julie!! This session is like a breath of fresh air!ReplyCancel

  • Destinee - August 22, 2014 - 8:51 pm

    So pretty and soft and warm! I love these images so much! Makes me just fall in love!ReplyCancel

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There is nothing better than returning clients.  I LOVE being there when my clients get married and then get to continue to watch their family grow.  Although I do specialize in weddings, I love to build a relationship so that I can continue to capture their most special moments.  This is such a joy for […]

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  • Valerie Garrison - August 22, 2014 - 5:16 pm

    Hi Julie! I just came upon your blog today and your photos are absolutely stunning! I just put together my photography website yesterday and am waiting for the arrival of some business cards so that I can pursue my photography :) Looking through your family sessions I was wondering if you provide the clothing ideas for the family? Do they purchase items specifically for the shoot, such as all of the lovely dresses the girls are wearing in the engagement photos and the beautiful dress in this maternity session? Also would you be able to share what type of lens you are using in your see me in action video? I have a limited budget right now and want to make sure I pick the most important lenses…I currently have a 50mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4 wide angle, 70-200 (without IS but I have tripod) and the lensbaby composer pro with sweet 35 optic. Thank you so much in advance for your input and have a blessed day!

    Valerie GarrisonReplyCancel

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In May, I traveled to Hawaii to shoot a wedding.  It was magical and seriously one of the most wonderful experiences I have had in my career.  While I was there, I put out that I would love to take a few sessions.  Karin is also a photographer and since they were going to be […]

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I hope you can forgive my typos because I’m tying this through tears…please don’t judge. If you have been following me for awhile you know that my husband and I endured infertility for 7 years before we became a completed family.  Our daughter was adopted and then our son was our miracle baby.  During those […]

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  • Amy Fraunfelter - August 1, 2014 - 6:14 pm

    How wonderful ~ God has given you such a beautiful talent. This will be a blessing to so many. I also have a little angel so I know the hurt. God bless you Julie.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Coggins - August 1, 2014 - 6:18 pm


    I would be happy to share my story and my family with you and have you publish it if you are interested. I, unfortunately, have experienced my share of losses. I had 3 miscarriages before we received the blessing of our first son. I went through various treatments and testing, including daily blood thinner injections, to have the successful pregnancy. We then tried for our second and I had two miscarriages. After the second, we had trouble getting pregnant again. After multiple fertility treatments and the passing of a year, we were able to finally conceive our second son on a month we were taking a break from treatment. In that month before I got pregnant with my now second son, God kept speaking to me through friends’ Facebook posts. For a whole week, several friends were posting scriptures speaking of everything being in God’s time and not our own. It was that month that I was pregnant again. Our second blessing was just born in May.

    This, certainly, is the short version of our story. I would be happy to provide you with the full story if you would like.


  • Becky - August 1, 2014 - 6:37 pm

    Love this Julie and love your heart! You know our story and through life and loss and now is a period of waiting trying to grow our family. I think this is such an amazing thing you are doing and I know God will bless you and what a blessing this will be for those who benefit from this. <3ReplyCancel

  • Heather Bowser - August 1, 2014 - 6:37 pm

    What a beautiful vision The Lord has given you. I have soon to be 13 children and 6 angel babies. The heart ache from our losses is so painful some days.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - August 1, 2014 - 7:01 pm

    What a blessing for you to be at such a place in your life to both understand and help other families with their ‘lives after loss’ – I imagine these will be the most special and important sessions you will ever do!ReplyCancel

  • rachel - August 1, 2014 - 7:35 pm

    Beautiful. This is something that has become so ‘common’ it seems, as more and more people are telling their stories. What a beautiful gift to give!ReplyCancel

  • Faye - August 1, 2014 - 8:02 pm

    Julie you are beautiful and I hope to have the honor of meeting you someday. I Love your vision here. One of my dearest friends and her husband had fertility struggles for years and they ended up loosing twins at 25 weeks (13 years ago). It was so hard to watch her go through so many highs and some of the lowest lows along the way. Fast forward to today and they have two beautiful healthy girls ages 10 and 7. I had one miscarriage (early…10 weeks) and even though it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever been through…..It was nothing compared to what some people (including you, my friend and your friend) have been through. I know God always has a plan for each and everyone of us and even though sometimes it’s hard to understand…I always tell myself with time we will see and understand what he has in store. Thanks for sharing this post and your plan to give back to those who are hurting. Big hug to you.ReplyCancel

    • Grace Hennessy - August 2, 2014 - 10:24 am

      Thanks Julie for making this website , it is as important in itself as Facebook. Mothers never get casseroles for miscarriage like with a death.
      And I think that motherhood begins at the time of conception if not at the time the baby is wished for.
      Like Walt Disney’s song “When You Wish Upon A Star” says, a dream is a wish your heart makes.
      I got one casserole for my husband’s death and none when I failed to get pregnant.
      I had to go to a grief counsellor and did some very painful crying.I am glad I did my homework, that is work I did crying in bed over 3 days at home. It was the death of many dreams as is losing a child no matter at what stage, month or trimester it happens in.
      And the fathers also need support. On the whole, men suffer in silence because it isn’t considered manly in our society to bust out crying. Look out for the silent ones.
      My husband committed adultery and suicide because he blamed me after God told him and me we were not going to have children in this earth realm.
      But, one day while watching TV I heard Him say, “Your children are here, they are named Grace, Daniel and Andrew”.
      He does give good comfort, and I know I will see them one day and see them grow up.
      My husband is up there and is reunited with them.

      I know another man who expressed he was sad he couldn’t have children. He didn’t have enough money and has emotional challenges, but, he does have a faithful wife.

      thanks again, Julie, and I love your surname Paisley. It is very elegant. Talking from the cold north, Grace in Kitchener Canada.ReplyCancel

  • Julie Hall - August 2, 2014 - 1:33 am

    Would love to share my story with you! It’s filled with joy, heartbreak, struggle, military deployments , loss and love! Where can I email you the full version? :) ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Bradley - August 2, 2014 - 1:45 am

    Julie you never cease to amaze me. You have a heart of gold and I am so thankful to have met you and learned so much from you. I love this idea that you have and cannot wait to see it unfold. I pray that God continues to bless you and your business for your willingness to serve Him. Love you!ReplyCancel

  • monica - August 2, 2014 - 1:19 pm

    love this! You are such an amazing person!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Cox - August 2, 2014 - 1:46 pm

    This is a beautiful project.ReplyCancel

  • Maura - August 2, 2014 - 3:21 pm

    Julie, what an amazing journey you are embarking on with this idea! Often times this is something that families don’t talk about – my sister had a full term stillborn and I didn’t know that could happen until she went thru everything. It was a devastating loss (with multiple miscarriages afterwards) that they have turned into something very positive for their community. I will be praying for you and the lives that you will be touching with this project!ReplyCancel

  • Chritstina Anderson - August 2, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    I love this, what an amazing idea! I am a fertility fighter myself, I was able to succeed after the primary fertility struggle but am 6 years into the secondary struggle. Things like this never go away, loss of someone and struggles like that change people. What a beautiful idea.ReplyCancel

  • April R - August 2, 2014 - 8:19 pm

    Hi Julie, I think this is a beautiful project and it’s so very important to share these stories. We have experienced 2 miscarriages (Dec.5 2012 and Dec 17 2013). We have 2 little girls (one who was discovered to have a congenital heart defect at her 3rd checkup) and our other precious daughter was diagnosed with Autism in March 2014. I think it’s very important to realize how these struggles bring us closer together as a family. Our 1st miscarriage truly affected my husband deeply as he was deployed overseas when it happened. The 2nd one broke his heart just as much because we thought we were just about “safe” when it happened. We are stronger though through it all. I would like to share a heartbreaking yet beautiful poem my husband wrote while overseas in Dec2012 right after our first miscarriage.

    Today I lost someone precious, a son, a daughter, a life,
    The celestial essence of an angel, whose absence makes me cry.

    After only eight short weeks, their life was stripped away,
    Another spirit in the heavens, or so I hope and pray.

    Something that amazes me, that truly blows my mind,
    Is just how much heartache and sorrow I now find.

    Thousands of miles away from me lies the nearest hug,
    The nearest shoulder I can cry on, a warm embrace of love.

    Living in a desert of misery, of loneliness and sand,
    No mom, no brother, no sister, no one to take my hand.

    There’s no one here to tell me that it’s going to be all right,
    No shoulder for me to cry on, or hold me through the night.

    I know it’s wrong to feel this way, a heart of selfish sorrow,
    When I still live and breathe, I still have tomorrow.

    I wonder who they would have been, a baby boy or girl,
    Could they know the love I felt, before coming to this world?

    Another sibling for my daughters, another child for my wife,
    Is now amongst the heavens, smiling down upon my life.

    I hope my child can see me, from across the celestial span,
    And know me as their father, a kind and loving man.

    I want them to know I love them, and that I always will,
    Given the chance to save them, my own blood I would spill.

    Unfortunately for us both, that opportunity came not,
    With the cruel sting of death, my heart has been wrought.

    Please know, my sweet angel, when you’re looking from above,
    That this current state of sadness can only come from love.

    I never will forget you for as long as I still live,
    From now and through eternity, to you, my love I give.”ReplyCancel

  • Holly and Brian - August 3, 2014 - 12:08 am

    Hi Julie,

    My husband and I lost our first born June 1st of this year. We have recently received the result from her autopsy. It turns out that she had two rare genetic diseases, or at least that’s what the results are pointing to. We are trying to make an appointment with the geneticist to confirm their results, but we have not heard back yet. We pray everyday that we will be able to have a biological child, we are the first in our families to experience this. There is a lot I’d love to share with you if you’re interested in hearing more. Everyday we try to wake up and make the most of our day instead of crying it away. You described very well what that pain feels like, it’s just awful and unbearable some days. My sister has created a website for our sweet baby girl. We’d love for you to check it out. Go to and you can read more about our loss. Thanks.
    Holly and BrianReplyCancel

  • Nicole Gulick - August 3, 2014 - 2:30 am

    Wow this has touched me beyond belief. Bless you for taking your pain and turning it into something amazing. I look forward to seeing this project come togetherReplyCancel

  • Kerrie forrester - August 3, 2014 - 5:13 am

    So touching Julie….so many emotional blog posts this week,
    I am reading with tears! So glad god blessed you with your beautiful children :) ReplyCancel

  • Caitlynn - August 3, 2014 - 6:38 am

    Oh, Julie. I adore your work, but I adore your heart even more. Your love for God and others just pours through your work and writing. It’s beautiful. You are such an inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • JennyBZ - August 3, 2014 - 11:47 am

    What a beautiful thing for you to do. Looking forward to hearing more of peoples stories. Just reading some of the above comments has me in tears.. Beautiful post.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Durham - August 3, 2014 - 2:05 pm

    What a wonderful way to help families, and share your gift. <3ReplyCancel

  • tracy - August 3, 2014 - 5:30 pm

    I always think your heart is so big, and then you do something like this and blow me away. Can’t wait.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Svoboda - August 4, 2014 - 4:56 am

    i love you more and more each day. you have such a tender giving heart. you have and will continue to touch so many lives as you minister to others just as you have ministered to me. xo you are a blessing! xo much love!ReplyCancel

  • Chrissy - August 4, 2014 - 3:39 pm

    What a beautiful project, Julie. My best friend has been struggling with infertility for the past 3 1/2 years. I’ll be passing this on to her.ReplyCancel

  • Jacqie - August 5, 2014 - 4:07 pm

    Hugs and love, mama!ReplyCancel

  • shannon - August 6, 2014 - 4:55 am

    you have a beautiful heart, julie. it’s pure, raw, real and so full of love an passion. what an amazing thing you are doing and what a huge, HUGE blessing you will be to so many families. prayers for you and your journey. xoReplyCancel

  • D Carlin - August 9, 2014 - 5:10 am

    Oh Julie, Having suffered a loss and having gone through infertility the last 5 years has been no easy task. I will be praying for you and really look forward to a book someday.ReplyCancel

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