2024 Faces of NOLA Family

2024 The Face of Photography

Julie Verlinden has been documenting moments and milestones in her clients’ personal and professional lives for over a decade.

Born and raised in Belgium, she is now based in New Orleans and has photographed family events, weddings, and portraits all over Louisiana and beyond.

In her connection with clients, Julie aims to approach everyone who gets in front of the lens, with compassion and an open mind and start every session with curiosity, compassion, patience, and an open mind.

In family photography, her goal is to create meaningful, gorgeous, and sometimes unexpected photos. Her favorite type of family photo sessions are the ones where she captures a “day in the life” of a family.

“When my clients trust me to spend a day in their own home, not worrying about some leftover dishes or toys on the floor, I walk into the space with gratitude and respect. I find this allows me to create images of the most touching moments and real connections. Everyone gets to be themselves, and personalities shine through in the final images. It almost feels like a treasure hunt for true human connection. Even a normal day at home is filled with magic, if you look for it,” Julie says, about her documentary-style family photography.

Ever since she moved to New Orleans eight years ago, Julie focused on documenting stories of family life and wedding days and creating meaningful portraits. On her days off, you can find her kayaking and photographing the Louisiana wetlands or other landscapes while traveling. “In New Orleans, I love to start my day with a walk in City Park and a coffee with a friend. In the summer, I visit friends and family in Belgium,” she says.

To look at Julie’s portfolio and find out more about her services, visit her website at julieverlindenphotography.com.

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