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Hi and welcome to the UpperCase Photography blog!  This is where you'll find the latest images from recent sessions, news, contests, my random ramblings and more.  Take a look around and check back often.  You may also be interested in visiting my website through the link located above.  Leave a comment while you're here--I'd love to hear from you!  For more information about booking a session email me at julie@uppercasephotography.com


Winston Salem Photographer | In Between

Happy New Year!  Can you believe 2015 is already upon us?  I have survived another busy holiday season and am enjoying the slower pace January has to offer.  As I look back on 2014, I try to take stock of what I learned both personally and professionally to prepare me for a new year.  After almost nine years in business I continue to grow and change along with the business and my wonderful loyal clients.  One thing that I think really stuck with me about 2014 was learning not to forget the “in betweeners.”  I spend a lot of time photographing babies (which I adore and can’t get enough of) and  now many of my babies have grown into toddlers and big kids.  I really love when they come back for more portraits as they grow.  For some reason, however, we tend to stop having portrait sessions for children once they reach that “in between” age.  Maybe it’s because they have lost the baby teeth and cute baby chub.  Maybe now they have those grown-up teeth that look too big for their face at first or they have braces.  Maybe it’s because life gets super hectic with soccer practices, school plays and sleepovers.  Maybe it’s because they are old enough to put up a protest to the idea of the dreaded portrait session.  Whatever the reason, it’s so easy to let portrait sessions become a thing of the past for bigger kids, often until it’s time for those senior portraits during their last year of high school.  I hope that the session I am sharing today will convince parents of bigger kids to make time to have a professional photographer capture them.  These two beautiful girls are in sixth grade and ninth grade.  Their mom tells me that they made portrait session day a fun one by leaving school a bit early (gasp! but really, it was just one afternoon and look at the results!) and getting some pampering to get them photo ready.  By the time they met me at the farm for their session they were looking stunning and we had fun looking through all the outfits and accessories they brought along to choose just the right look.  The girls had input in what best suited their personal style and I had input into what would photograph well at our location.  Take a look at the gorgeous end result below.  If you are the parent of children who are “in between,” no longer little kids but not yet a high school senior, I hope this encourages you to make that appointment for a portrait session.  Your bigger kids are awesome, brimming with style and personality (not to mention they are old enough to stand in JUST the right spot for beautiful sunset lighting.)  Capture it!












Winston Salem Photographer | All In The Family

Fall has arrived and it’s family portrait season.  So many of the families I am capturing this fall are repeat clients (who knew to book early for their spot!)  Some of them I’ve photographed 4, 5, 6 or more times over the years as a family.  However, it never gets old.  Each year they have grown and changed and bring a new perspective to their session.

This particular family moved away last year to Georgia, but traveled back in late August for a family session.  I really wanted something special for them after their long travels so I arranged for them to be the first family photographed at a new location.  One of my most treasured client families just moved to the MOST adorable farm and being the sweetest people on the planet they are…they immediately welcomed me there for sessions.  After you see this gorgeous session, you’ll know why I can’t wait to go back again with more families to photograph.

This client ordered an album filled with these beautiful images.  I just shipped it off to them in GA today and I literally had to pry it from my hands to place it in the box.  It is THAT beautiful.  It makes my heart happy to know that the album and these images will be treasured for many years to come.  One day, these little cuties’ grandchildren may be sitting with this album on their lap reliving all the love and sweetness that we captured that late summer day.















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Greensboro, Winston Salem Newborn Baby Photography | What to Wear

My fall outdoor schedule is all booked up and I can’t wait to see so many of you outside in the beautiful fall scenery.  The most common question I get for outdoor sessions is “What do we wear?!”  And boy don’t I know that stress of dressing a family for a portrait session.  One tip I often give clients is to throw in a little unexpected accessory or two.  It doesn’t have to make an appearance in all images, but it can add a little something unique and bring some personality to your images.  For girls it seems easier…..add in a fun scarf or piece of jewelry, maybe a cute headband and your good to go.  But what about for boys?

Asher here is always super cool for his photo sessions and his mom does a wonderful job with his session outfits!  In his two year old session there were lots of things to love about his clothing.  I love mom’s choice of shades of blue that compliment all the summer greenery and her subtle use of pattern.  Too much pattern can be overwhelming but with the simple field background and the simple blue color choices, the pattern here works great.  And to top it all off with a little personality, the vest and the hat were absolutely perfect and unexpected.












Now are seersucker and shades of blue going to work for your fall outdoor sessions?  Probably not.  But the concepts are still the same.  Use some neutrals that work with the fall color (tan, brown, cream, olive green) and add in a touch of personality with a punch of sparingly used color (mustard yellow, orange, teal, red) or some fun accessories (scarf, hat, jewelry, boots.)


As I mentioned, fall outdoor sessions are all booked.  I do have spots open this fall for studio sessions and newborn bookings.  Please email me for more information.

I also have ONE spot on Friday, October 31st for a Holiday Mini Session and several morning and afternoon spots for Holiday Mini Sessions on November 3rd.  Currently, Saturday November 1st is fully booked with a waiting list.

Winston Salem Newborn Photographer | Tap, tap tap…

Tap, tap, tap…..is this thing on?  Summer has come and gone around here and my blog has been quite neglected.  There seems to come a point when you are so far behind in sharing beautiful sessions that it’s too overwhelming to even begin again.  But today I am giving it a try.

I love the story behind the newborn session I am sharing today.  The expectant mommie’s sister gave me a call from New York City and said she was searching online for the best newborn photographer in Winston Salem for her sister.  What an honor that when she found my website, I received the call.  She purchased a gift certificate for her sister for a digital newborn session.  I thought it was the most thoughtful and perfect gift for a mommy-to-be.  I mailed one of Uppercase Photography’s lovely gift certificates (did you know I offer gift certificates?) and waited for the arrival of a sweet, little man.

On session day, the sister who purchased the session was visiting and able to attend for a while.  It was so nice to meet her and this entire lovely family….including their “first furry baby.”  We had so much fun marveling over this handsome new addition to the family.












Let’s Talk about Fall availability:

*There is still time to take advantage of the September newborn special.  If you are due in September, contact me about the special and you may waive your session fee for your newborn session.  Email me at julie@uppercasephotography.com

*Outdoor sessions for this fall are all booked up in the weeks that I anticipate fall color (mid October through early November.) I have one or two early October/late September spots left but otherwise that’s a wrap on booking outdoor sessions for the beautiful fall season here in NC.  If you would like to be put on a waiting list in case of cancellation you may email me.

*I still have spots left for Holiday mini sessions at the Uppercase Photography studio!  All of the Saturday, November 1st spots are booked.  There are two spots remaining on Friday morning, October 31st and several spots both morning and afternoon remaining on Monday, November 3rd.  If you would like more information on booking a holiday mini session please email me at julie@uppercasephotography.com

*I have been asked already if I will be having the annual Snow Babies Special again this year for babies due December 2014-March 2015.  I DO anticipate offering the special again…it’s traditional after all!  If you are due in these months and would like information on the special, email me.

Greensboro Newborn Baby Photographer | September Special

Did you feel that hint of a chill in the air this morning?  Soon the kids will begin school again and my time in the studio will increase as I prepare for the busy fall season.  To celebrate,  I am offering a special for all September due dates. Book your newborn session now and your session fee is waived. Email me at julie@uppercasephotography.com to book.


As announced in the previous post, I am also booking all types of sessions for the remainder of 2014.  If you would like a fall outdoor session, the spots that will enjoy fall color are filling very fast.  Email me to grab a spot.

Holiday Mini Sessions

Back by popular demand!  I will be offering in studio Holiday Mini sessions on October 31 (morning times only,) November 1st (morning times only,) and November 3rd (morning and afternoon times available.)  These mini sessions are 20 minute sessions on a special holiday set in the Uppercase Photography studio.  Clients order their images online after the session with four packages available.  These short but sweet sessions are perfect for capturing images for your holiday cards or to use as gifts for the family. Spots filled quickly last year so email me to hear more about the planned set and grab a spot for your little cuties.

Now Booking for Fall 2014 | Winston Salem Photographer

Yippeeee!  Uppercase Photography is now accepting appointments for the remainder of 2014.  All outdoor session bookings will be full sessions. I will be hosting in studio holiday mini sessions on October 31 (morning times only,) November 1 (morning times only) and November 3 (morning and afternoon times available.) Holiday mini sessions are child focused, but I can capture a family image if desired during the session. Email me for more details.


Greensboro, Winston Salem Baby Photographer | Rhett

You may have heard of “The Most Interesting Man in the World.”  I like to think of this handsome little guy as The Most Interesting Baby in the World. He doesn’t always give the smolder for his sessions with Uppercase Photography, but when he does….you will not be able to resist him. ;)  Even as a newborn, he was the ultimate in cool for the camera.  His coolness factor only increased (along with his completely awesome hair) as he approached his first birthday.  Thank you, Rhett and family, for a whole year of awesome.  I can’t wait to see you again this year!









There are only a few days left to take advantage of the Snow Babies Special.  Book your newborn session before the end of March and apply your entire session fee toward your order.  Email me for details…but hurry!

I am also booking sessions for May and June.  Contact me for details.

Will the weather ever warm enough for beach sessions?  I sure hope so!  If you are interested in a session at Topsail Beach the week of July 14th, please email me for further details.

Winston Salem Photographer | Mommy & Me Mini Sessions

I am excited to announce Mommy & Me Mini Sessions are now booking. I KNOW all you mommies out there are the ones capturing everyday memories for your family. I know you look back at the pictures from every vacation and every birthday party and wonder….will my kids even know I existed when they look back at their photo albums? Well now is the time to make sure you have some beautiful, cuddly, sweet images of you with the best thing that ever happened to you..your kids! Mommy and Me mini sessions are perfect for capturing you with your children, create a great Father’s Day gift for the hubby, or even capture you with your mom/siblings. They are short, simple, affordable and sweet and I promise you I will make you look your best! Email me at julie@uppercasephotography.com for more information.


Last Chance for Snow Babies Special

March is quickly coming to an end, though with all this winter weather it hardly feels like is it going “out like a lamb.” There is just a little more time remaining to take advantage of the Snow Babies Special.  Client booking  a newborn session before the end of March may apply their entire session fee toward their order with the special.  Email me at julie@uppercasephotography.com for more details.

Spring Outdoor Sessions

Outdoor session spots for April, May and June are now booking as well.  Please email me for more information as spots are filling quickly!