Hello, I am Julie

the gal behind the glass

I am a coffee obsessed, type A multitasking, high energy mama of 2 wild ones.

One Wild Life is my 3rd child, my passion project turned mid-30s career change....say what?! Yup, I up and did a total 180 from my 15+year science career and honestly, I couldn't be happier.

I love to interact with people, this has been the most unexpected perk of photography....here I was thinking I was an introvert but alas, i'm a chatter box with clients!


I created "OWL" based on the poem by Mary Oliver. I had a bit of a wake up call when I thought about what I wanted to do with my "one wild life" and realized I needed to make a change. So, I dove head first into making this dream job a reality and here I am!

The Summer Day

Who made the world?

Who made the swan, and the black bear?

Who made the grasshopper?

This grasshopper, I mean—

the one who has flung herself out of the grass,

the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,

who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down—

who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.

Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.

Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.

I don't know exactly what a prayer is.

I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down

into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,

how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,

which is what I have been doing all day.

Tell me, what else should I have done?

Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?

—Mary Oliver

Love what you do and you'll never work a day in your life

let's see the pretty pictures