Oahu Honeymoon at Marriott Ko Olina with Matt and Kelly-March Favorite

We had so much fun capturing memories of Matt and Kelly’s honeymoon. They were married on Valentine’s Day and celebrated their honeymoon at the Marriott Ko Olina on Oahu where we were both vacationing. The combination of sunshine, golden light and azure water was unbelievable.  While I wait for film scans, here is my favorite March image for Who We Become.  Photographing more weddings and couples in 2016 is part of who I want to become. I really enjoy listening and then telling their love stories in authentic photographs. This quiet moment beautifully reflects their love and feelings.

Congratulations, Matt and Kelly, on your marriage! It was so nice getting to know you! And Mahalo, beautiful Hawaii!

Matt and Kelly's Oahu Honeymoon

Please continue along our blog circle and see the gorgeous work of my friend, and fellow photographer, Sarah Roemer Davis. She beautifully captures her son’s childhood. I don’t know what image she will select, but I do know, there has been a lot of dancing and brotherly rough housing going on at her home! Life with boys!

Then continue along to Who We Become to see all of our work in a unique mosaic.

365 Film January Favorites

I started a 365 on film this year, but I am not sure daily shooting, especially with film, suits my personality, so I guess it will be more of a monthly post. Please don't expect perfection, as this is a personal project that I am doing for fun to help me document my everyday- the things I love or find pretty. 

Contrast of sunrise on Marco Island and then home to my back yard

Contrast of sunrise on Marco Island and then home to my back yard

I love how film captures golden light

I love how film captures golden light

I need to shoot more than my pets, but they are my most willing subjects

I need to shoot more than my pets, but they are my most willing subjects

Love my fur babies

Love my fur babies


The dogs like to go outside, but she is an inside kitty only

The dogs like to go outside, but she is an inside kitty only

Cotton Candy Sky February 2016 favorite Marco Island FL-February Favorite

It's time for our monthly favorite on Who We Become. My February favorite is from December, after the wedding, when we went to Marco Island for two days to really relax and rewind. It was perfect! The sky looked like cotton candy on our last night.

Marco Island Sunset

I cannot post this without posting this lovely sunrise as well. I had not been to Marco in many years and must say I fell in love.

Sunrise

Please continue on to see my friend and fellow photographer Sarah Davis' favorite. You may see all of our work in a mosaic at the blog Who We Become.

St. Pete Beach Florida | Postcard Inn | Julie Kiernan Photography | January 2016 Favorite

Our first family wedding! Our oldest daughter, Kelly, married her high school sweetheart just before Christmas! It was such a wonderful day filled with so much love and joy. I let the photographer's do their job, but had to grab my film camera when they started their first dance. Loaded with Ilford 3200, a big grainy film, I knew it was my only chance to capture the moment, in the dim light, under the twinkling tree lights. I held my breath, literally, and prayed they would turn out. I will remember this moment forever, as I am sure they will too. Canon 1v, 70-200 2.8 II, Ilford 3200 Photovision.

First Dance 

First Dance 

Please continue along and see the beautiful work of my friend and fellow photographer, Jill Cassara by clicking HERE. Her work always amazes me. You may also view all of our work in a mosaic at Who We Become.

 

Rice Park, St. Paul MN Engagement Proposal | Julie Kiernan Photography | Tyler + Annie

Who We Become is featuring our favorite image of the month and mine was definitely this engagement! 

Love was in the air again on the Friday after Thanksgiving when Tyler set it up to look like a normal family session.....until he proposed to Annie under the lights in Rice Park. It was so special! And so wonderful to have both families there to witness the engagement and hear Annie's excited "Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh" followed by lots of laughter and joy. Tyler described it as the happiest day of his life, so far. There was lots of hugging and gushing over the gorgeous ring. Annie couldn't stop looking at it. Then they all celebrated at the St. Paul Hotel and later with dinner in Minneapolis. This is going to be one fun wedding!

The Proposal | Annie + Tyler

The Proposal | Annie + Tyler

Please continue along our blog circle to see the beautiful work of my friend and fellow photographer, Kim DuPree.

You can also see all of our favorite images this month on Who We Become. Click to see more of my wedding and engagement work  or please contact me  for more information.