Sweet Summertime | Winston Salem Photographer

I know, I know…it doesn’t quite feel like summertime just yet.  Grace and I went for a walk yesterday, and while we could see daffodils starting to poke out of the ground, there was certainly a winter chill still in the air!  However, it IS time to start thinking about summer photo sessions.  I am officially opening my calendar for June through September and booking summertime sessions.  I am also announcing my beach dates today in case anyone is interested in a beach session this year.

I will be at Oak Island, NC from July 12th through July 19th.  From August 1st through August 8th I will be in the Myrtle Beach, SC area.  And finally, from September 4th through the 7th I will be in the Topsail Beach, NC area.  If you are interested in a beach session please contact me and I will send you further information.

If you are interested in a local summertime session during June through September, I am booking those appointments now, so feel free to contact me as well.

To help celebrate the impending arrival of warm weather ( I hope!) I am having another blog contest as well.  Here’s how it works….we are going to see how many comments we can add to this blog post.  Everyone reading, please leave a comment and then pass this link (just forward the email you received announcing this post) and have friends, family, coworkers, random strangers, whomever you can convince to comment on this post as well.  If we can get at least 50 comments (only one per email address please) I will place everyone who commented in a drawing for a FREE summertime session.  If we can get at least 100 comments, I will draw for TWO free sessions!

***NEW UPDATE 2/24/09:  Myrtle Beach area sessions and Topsail area session are now full.  I still have session spots for the Oak Island trip.  You guys still have a long way to go in the comments, so email friends and family to help you out.  Even if you already have a session booked and you win, I’ll credit your session fee towards your purchase so it will still be free.  I will only conduct the drawing if we get to at least 50 comments, though. :)***

And just to get you in the mood, here are just a couple of my favorites from beach sessions in 2008:








Now get to commenting everyone!

March 2, 2009 - 8:03 am Amy Ryan - Julie- I love your photography. I might just have to book a beach session...

February 28, 2009 - 5:42 pm Donna Sova - Julie....you are an artist. Everytime you take Eden's picture I'm BLOWN away. How you capture what you do is beyond me. You are truly gifted.

February 28, 2009 - 1:48 pm Debi Mills - I love the amazing photos of your subjects, especially children. You capture just the most perfect moment of a child's expression when they are being themselves!

February 28, 2009 - 1:23 pm Shannon Brenner - I'm definitely ready for some warm summer weather!

February 26, 2009 - 9:00 am Jennie Marshall - I love the pictures. They look like so much fun. I really wish that we were closer to schedule more appointments with you.

February 25, 2009 - 9:11 pm susan landrum - I always love looking at the pictures on the blog. I hope to get my gilrs to you for some long overdue pictures!

February 25, 2009 - 7:24 pm Shelby Groff - Just Amazing!!! I can't wait to do a beach session one day! :)

February 25, 2009 - 9:34 am Leanne Marshall - You are so talented...and yes these make me long for warmer days!

February 25, 2009 - 8:38 am Marcia Hefner - Your pictures are beautiful! Makes me wish I was at the beach!

February 24, 2009 - 8:55 pm Karen Fridy - Beautiful pictures that remind us it won't be cold forever!

February 24, 2009 - 7:28 pm Lisa Alley - For the first time in quite a while I am looking forward to the summer weather. I can't wait to get my toes in the sand!

February 24, 2009 - 2:27 pm Lori Hoffman - I LOVE,Love,LOVE all of your work!! I cannot wait until our session in May!!

February 24, 2009 - 9:39 am Melissa Westall - Love the new blog Julie. Can't wait for Peyton's one year session in March!

February 24, 2009 - 9:06 am Jennifer Marshburn - Ihave seen the great work you have done for the Simmons family and would be interested in a summer session when you are at Topsail. Do the pictures have to be on the beach or can they be somewhere else in the area?

February 24, 2009 - 8:07 am Nikki - This just makes me wish I was at the beach!

February 23, 2009 - 9:51 pm Amy Leubuscher - Wish that you were going to be at the beach when my family is going to be there! Would love you to take our family portraits!

February 23, 2009 - 8:51 pm Angela - Great pictures! Can't wait until our next session!--Angela

February 23, 2009 - 7:47 pm Molly Simmons - Hey Julie- Count us in for a session during your Topsail trip and I will send this email around to my girlfriends. Thanks- Molly

February 23, 2009 - 7:13 pm Christy Leimone - I love the beach photos!

February 23, 2009 - 6:02 pm Jennifer Leary - Your work is just amazing. Each time I see pictures added to your blog, I am amazed again. You are so talented. Can't wait to come again this summer when Emory will be 6 months old! :).

February 23, 2009 - 5:40 pm amber peters - We are coming to N.C. late in the summer from CHicago and I am hoping to book something with you after we have nailed down the dates. There isn't anyone ;) in Chicago that takes wonderful pictures like yours. :) amber

February 23, 2009 - 5:02 pm Lisa Ziarnik - Beautiful pictures! Julie you do some great work :) Looking forward to seeing you in April :)

February 23, 2009 - 4:47 pm Heather Hall - Julie.....we think you are wonderful! Thanks for everything!

February 23, 2009 - 4:08 pm Kara Dail - I agree with Stef - our two favorites are also two of your favorites:) We had SUCH a good time with you during our beach session last year and cannot wait for another this August:)

February 23, 2009 - 4:06 pm Stef Geary - Your two favorites from our session are our favorites as well! We have these up in our foyer and living room and always get comments on them when people come over!

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