Julie Kiernan

Making authentic, connected and joyful photographs in a Fine Art style.


Some pictures cannot be made again; I know that, and work to authentically capture your once-in-a-lifetime memories. When I ask a bride why she wants an album or a mother why she wants a family portrait, she will often reply, "Because I want to remember." 

Welcome! I am a Minneapolis Fine Art Wedding and Portrait Photographer working throughout Minnesota and available for worldwide travel destinations. I would love to tell your story with authentic and emotion-filled photographs and then design a beautiful keepsake album, box with matted prints and wall art prints that will decorate your home and allow you to relive and remember your most treasured moments forever. In addition to documentary styled, candid moments, filled with emotions, I will direct you into natural movements, and lightly pose you, so that you feel comfortable and look great. My favorite thing to hear at the end of a session is what a great experience it was. I want you to relax and leave everything to me. I love working outdoors, on location, during the golden hour. Especially during the winter months, I would love to pamper you for the day in my studio in Buffalo MN with hair and make up before your modern portraiture session.

My favorite things to photograph are weddings, women and couples, high school seniors and families in beautiful golden light near water, in forests or on mountaintops! While often this includes working with a group of people, I really enjoy my one-on-one time with just the bride and groom, high school senior or you, so that I can connect and focus on you individually. I love making modern portraits in my studio of women, couples for anniversary sessions, or executives for branding head shots.

As a hybrid photographer, I use modern digital professional cameras and vintage film gear (yes, those 1980s cameras with rolls of Fuji 400H or Kodak Portra film and negatives) to make amazing photographs of you!  All done in an organized, yet fun and relaxing manner, with a lot of laughter and maybe even a few tears.

I would be honored to tell your love story or make your portraits. I can't wait to chat with you.  

You can reach me here.