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Julie did a terrific photo shoot for our startup pet company. We had to photograph cats in a variety of environments, which is never an easy assignment. Working with Julie was easy and fun. She is creative, patient, and has an innovative way of thinking about photography. We did shots in our yard, in our home, and at the studio to get a variety of themes and moods. The photos turned out beautiful. I would definitely work with Julie again!
As a new hire, I was sent to Julie for my official company photograph. I am the FIRST to admit that I am extremely uncomfortable in front of a camera, I am not the girl who does that whole “pose” thing. However, I had no say in the matter, the company wanted a head and shoulders shot, so off I went.
Julie was very professional with the undertone of a fun artist, coaxing me out of my stiff poses and far too teethy smiles with gentle suggestions, patience, and eventually much laughter.
She got the pictures she needed for the company, but also delighted me with a few that didn’t make the “professional-at-work” cut, needless to say, I purchased those for myself!
I can definitely recommend Julie Hughes.
We recently worked with Julie for my daughters’ senior photos. Julie was absolutely professional and meticulous in scheduling the photo shoot, provided us with excellent recommendations on sites for the shoot and she took a ton of beautiful photos, most of which required no photo shopping or touch up. My daughter was initially reluctant to have her photos taken, but Julie quickly established a comfortable rapport with her, and soon my daughter was relaxed and enjoying the shoot. We are so please with the resulting photos and the whole experience and would highly recommend Julie!
Julie made my son so comfortable; he doesn’t normally enjoy getting his photo taken. The photos came out amazing we could not be happier and her prices are very reasonable. Highly recommend her!!
Dermot Butterly- Professional Life Coach
I recently had the pleasure of working with Julie Hughes. I really appreciated her creativity with the different angles and shots she took. It was 3 different locations and each location she took time to get the right shots and gave me clear directions as she worked her magic. I did not feel rushed while working with Julie and that was important to me. Julie is very passionate about what she does and this comes through in her working style and approach. I found Julie to be professional and I would recommend her talents to all my friends.
Cheers Juile 😊
We have worked with Julie for several years now. She ahs been exceptional in all of our family shoots even when conditions or children (event pets) don’t necessarily cooperate. She always finds the right locations, the right pose and the right moment to snap a picture. She has created some wonderful memories for all of us over the years. I highly recommend her for any photography needs. She has perfected this are and if you want great pictures, priceless emotions or forever memories- Julie will make it happen.
Julie Hughes was the best! We have used her for our last few corporate photo shoots. She was always very flexible with us on planning around our team’s schedule and the weather. She kept us laughing and smiling the whole time so the photos felt really natural. Highly recommend her for any of your photography needs.
We hired Julie for my daughters’ senior pics and we could not be more pleased! She has great ideas for locations and the pictures were simply gorgeous. She takes many pictures so you have lots of choices. My daughter wanted pictures with her horse and Julie was very patient. These pictures will be treasured forever. So professional. You won’t be disappointed.
We hired Julie to shoot a couple dozen employee portraits for our website. We are pleased with the results and working with her was super easy. She arrived ready to work, she had a good idea how much time each portrait might take, she understood the lighting and together we chose a variety of interesting backdrops. Very qualified for the job, yes, but I was delighted to find Julie didn’t give up when a few of our employees couldn’t muster much of a smile. Julie Hughes is a real pro!
Having worked with Julie on two separate acting/modeling portfolio projects in the last year, I can see unequivocally that she’s among the best at her craft. From understanding the subject’s visions to guiding the creative thought process to actually producing incredible images, Julie is outstanding! The hardest part of working with Julie is choosing one’s final images from the pool of amazing photos! Looking forward to many more photoshoots with this talented and extremely personable photographer.
I found Julie Hughes with an online search for a photographer for updating my business profile photos. I chose the right one when I hired Julie. I found her to be very hard working, professional, dedicated and prompt. Highly recommend!
Sonoma Clean Power
Since inception, Julie has been Sonoma Clean Power’s go-to photographer. Project after project she has continued to get us incredible photographs! From our staff headshots and editorial photoshoots, to the landscape photos that we use in our collateral and on our social media platforms, we always go to Julie as we know she will produce quality work in a timely manner. She is friendly, professional, and a delight to work with!
I needed a professional headshot for a conference and have to admit I was not looking forward to it. I have never been much of a fan of the camera but now that has changed! I always feel like I am the person who gets caught with a goofy look on my face or blinking lol. She is a skilled professional, who has a way of putting you at ease and the process is extremely easy and fun! I cannot remember a time previously when I felt so comfortable in front of a camera. In fact, it was difficult to narrow it down to just a few photographs because they all turned out so good. It really makes such a difference to have a professional photographer take your photograph. I am considering scheduling a time in the near future for a family photograph and look forward to working with her again soon!
Jeffery l. P.
Julie worked with our dental office to capture photos for our new website. She photographed both outdoors to capture bio/staff photos and candid shots in the office. We could not be more pleased with how our photos turned out. Julie was also a pleasure to work with. She is extremely flexible and responsive even allowing a complementary extra day of outdoor shooting due to weather constraints on our first day. She managed to keep 20 employees focused and having fun without being overbearing. She really has a great demeanor which makes a day of photographs a pleasurable experience. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for photos in the professional setting.
We love working with Julie! She is extremely friendly and professional while keeping things relaxed and fun. We have worked with her for several years now and every time I am blown away by the results. Julie is the best around!
Not only is Julie a highly skilled photographer, but she takes time with you before and during the photo shoot to ensure you are clear on the procedures and that you’re comfortable. She makes great suggestions about clothing and jewelry, and takes a wide sampling of shots so there’s ample photos to choose from. I felt completely at ease with Julie and appreciated her positive comments as we went through the photo shoot. I would recommend her for any photo shoot you’re considering whether it’s professional, family, or a special event. I will definitely use her services again.
I have been using Julie for our family portraits since my kids were little and now in their adult years. She recently took pictures for my business and I could not be more pleased. Getting 10 women together in one shot is not an easy task. She also did individual shots and was able to calm our nerves and make us feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. She pays close attention to detail making sure your hair is in place and your clothes are perfectly positioned all while climbing on a ladder or laying on the ground to get the perfect angle. Julie was able to conceptualize our marketing goals through her photography and I am beyond thankful to her! She is a perfectionist and it shows in her work.
Julie has been doing our company’s corporate headshots and group photos for a few years, and the pictures are always amazing. She is great to work with, giving helpful direction and making subjects feel at ease, which is so helpful because some of our people are camera shy but she makes it easy. She is very professional, always punctual and researching our grounds and optimal daylight hours ahead of time to help us plan the shoot. Since covid she has reassured me of safety precautions before each session, and her and her assistance both wear a mask and stay distanced from our subjects. I’m so happy we found her and will continue to work with her.
Julie truly put me at ease and made me feel comfortable to pose for my professional headshots. The outdoor locations she suggested were really perfect for the type of interesting backdrops I wanted so as not to have the usual “stuffy” business pics. And I couldn’t believe the number of really great pics I had to choose from when done. I was absolutely pleased and definitely highly recommend her. Thank you, Julie, for making me look good!
In short: if you’re in the Santa Rosa area and looking for a photographer, look no further; hire Julie Hughes.
I connected with Julie to help me with a fresh round of professional headshots (after a number of very disappointing experience with photographers selected by employers). Julie and her assistance could not have been more helpful or concerned with achieving the best quality outcome.
Julie provided advice and answered questions regarding (seemingly mundane but important details) such as the best colors to wear for a given shooting location.
Julie spent a great deal of time suggesting various poses/minor position tweaks, and providing feedback all while shooting. This really shows through in the final quality of the prints.
I could not be more pleased with the final results (THANK YOU JULIE!). If you’re looking to do a photoshoot of any kind in the area, I can’t recommend her enough
I am grateful to Julie Hughes Photography for photographic expertise, kind heartedness, and down-to-earth customer service that connected me with a “me” that I was ready to make visible to the world!
Julie Hughes captured my essence and personality so well that when I posted my digital head shot on social media, I received more immediate and heart-felt praise than I had ever received with any other post in the entire time I have been active on social media!
I hired Julie to take 2 digital headshots that I could use professionally in my new career and life path. I trusted her to guide me and she did – from the personal service in our initial contacts – to identifying what I needed in the services and products she offered – to choosing a suitable option that fit my budget – to choosing background colors – to scheduling the session – to sending me brief instructions and reminders that gave me complete assurance – to helping me feel prepared, comfortable, and relaxed during the shoot. I felt cared for and excited. I had fun!
As a photographer, Julie is artful and intuitive as she sees and feels into what is needed. She is active, energetic and engaged. She is easy and approachable. She listens and understands She is highly experienced. She is specific and clear in her guidance on body positioning, facial expressions, and emotional connection.
I highly recommend Julie Hughes, and intend to work with her again. I am completely thrilled with my experience.
Julie was amazing to work with for our company headshots. She provided directions, options with different background choices, and most importantly had the ability of making everyone feel at ease and comfortable. Even with the volume of headshots, in the different cities, she managed to make it all very easy on us and the end results are fantastic. I highly recommend Julie for your photography.
Julie was wonderful to work with on a corporate headshot for my new job. I really hate taking photos, but Julie made me feel very comfortable and I never felt rushed. Julie was able to get lots of options to choose from and she explained how she could touch-up certain features if I wanted. Her pricing was fiar and her studio was very easy to find with ample parking. I highly recommend her services and I’ll be back next year for an update!
My experience was phenomenal! I came for a corporate headshot not 100% sure how to even pose for them and she had everything covered from the angles, lighting and poses. Was pretty shy walking in, but that goes away the second she snaps the first picture for she is incredibly personable. I definitely plan on coming back to her for any photography needs.
Great photography! Julie is super nice and does an amazing job! She always chooses great sites for the photos and they turn out fantastic. Highly recommend.
I needed a photographer quickly to make some corporate headshot photos for a new job I’m starting in a couple of weeks. While there are many photographers in Sonoma County, I didn’t see many who emphasized headshots in their work. Julie was my choice because I saw many great examples of what I was looking for on her website. Julie and her assistance were very flexible about finding a time for my photoshoot that worked with my schedule. She does require full payment up front, but I was confident I would get high quality photos based on my review of her website, so this wasn’t a problem for me.
The photoshoot was great! Julie is fun to work with and kept me relaxed through the shoot. She’s friendly and works quickly and gave me lots of encouragement as we went through different poses. The photos turned out great as well – U had a very large number of shots to review and select from the same night as the photoshoot, which really exceeded my expectations. After I chose my final pictures, she turned the touchups around very quickly and I had my photos ready to go five days sooner than I expected!
If you are looking for headshots for your job, website, social media profile, or some other purpose, Julie is an excellent choice – fast, friendly, and very professional!
We recently had Julie take some business portraits for our business. She was amazing! She was helpful and courteous, prompt and fun. Her warm and professional demeanor helped to relax everyone. I can’t wait to work with her again!
Julie Hughes is an amazing photographer. I had to have work photos taken. For me, getting my picture taken is up there with getting teeth pulled. My husband had professional photographs done by Julie a few weeks before and they turned out great, so I gave her a call. I arrived at her studio in the morning of the photo shoot and she put me at ease instantly. Within moments of taking the first few photos, she had me smiling and feeling comfortable. It was actually fun! I had a difficult time choosing just a few of the pictures – they were great. I will recommend Julie to all my friends. She will be my go-to photographer in the future.