Get ready for a super colorful and fun brand session from June with chef Julie Hartigan, owner of Cooking with Julie!
I’ve been dying to work with someone in the food industry for quite a while now – dreaming of all the colorful ingredients we could use, and learning more about their passion for food and everything that surrounds it (bringing people together, healthy living, entertaining, etc.) And when Julie reached out for a session together after we met at a mastermind retreat, I literally found myself absolutely GIDDY with joy about the prospect of working with her.
And the thing I love most about Julie is her insane passion for what she does – it’s the reason why I love brand photography so dang much!!!
And because of that, I want to share a little bit more about this amazing woman with you!
Here’s a little bit about Julie’s story:
Julie Hartigan is a Professional Chef, Recipe Developer, & On-Air Talent about cooking, health, and entertaining who has developed and tested 1000’s of recipes with the home cook in mind.
Julie is all about wanting to help women feel good about themselves AND enjoy life – um, SIGN ME UP!
One of the things Julie said to me as we were preparing for her session was this: “While I think food and food culture is so fun…I really want to help make women feel good about themselves and enjoy life. As women we can struggle so much with body image issues, with messed up relationships with food, and miss out on the best pleasures in life because of that. I want to spread positivity and change lives by helping them find balance and ENJOY in a way that doesn’t sabotage their health. I want to make it easier for them to eat healthfully and show them that healthy food and a healthy lifestyle can be fun and delicious. That’s what I mean by “happy meets healthy.” – Julie Hartigan
I LOVE THAT! I love that she teaches with a “happy meets healthy” mentality, showing us all that you don’t have to have an all or nothing attitude when it comes to food and healthy living.
As for the session, it was important to Julie that we captured her modern, colorful and joyful vibe while capturing ingredients, food and lifestyle shots to broaden her brand from just sharing recipes and cooking tips to being a more healthy lifestyle and mindset.
During our session we captured SO many scenes and Julie wore the cutest outfits during all of them:
- Food prep and cooking in the kitchen
- Morning routine shots
- Detail shots of food in the kitchen
- Headshots in the kitchen
- Meal planning, prepping and healthy habits shots
- Working on the couch (including her adorable dog Harvey!!)
- Lifestyle shots on the beach and boardwalk
Julie and I are in a mastermind together, and our coaches say that we’re like two little golden retrievers – always happy and joyful and loyal. We kept joking about that during our session as we danced around her home, and couldn’t stop laughing and smiling about all the fun we were having while we were “working”.
I seriously had the BEST day with Julie – the day could not have been any better and I am obsessed with literally ALL of the photos!
Julie – thank you for spending the day with me, welcoming me into your home and strolling along the beach to take all of your photos! I cannot wait until the next time we get together to capture more photos of you and your amazing business!!
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