February, 2014 Archive
Maggie Evans {Boulder Wedding Dress Designer}



This fall my dear friend, dress designer Maggie Evans, created the most amazing opportunity.  She became an exhibit at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.  For one week, visitors to the museum could watch her design, cut and sew a wedding dress from scratch.  They could also choose to interact with the exhibit by adding their own words to the fabric that would be used for the dress.  Maggie’s designs are truly a work of art and this exhibit was a beautiful and thoughtful way to showcase her talents.  It was a such a treat to document her in this process and celebrate this huge accomplishment with her.  There is really no telling what’s next for this incredible artist.

Winter Boulder Portraits {Axel and his new puppy}



A sweet 4 year old and his adorable new puppy…in the snow.  I have to admit that I was a little intimidated, but it’s usually the shoots that are the most unpredictable that yield the greatest reward (and the most fun.) I have never claimed to be a pet photographer, but this relationship was certainly as endearing as capturing two siblings playing in the snow.  So, bring on your puppies, kitties, bunnies and pet frogs!

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Studio Maternity Portraits



A beautiful belly lit by a window. It’s a simple maternity portrait, but just right if you ask me. Thank you to this sweet mama who allowed me to use these photographs here.  What a gift to be a part of her wedding celebration and her transition to motherhood.  I am excited to meet her baby boy very soon.

Chautauqua Winter Wedding {Leah and Guili}

Leah and Guili planned one of the the most heartfelt, meaningful celebrations I have witnessed.  Held at the Community House at Chautaqua in Boulder on the Winter Solstice, guests gathered in a cozy, candlelit space that was transformed by the talented Ali Fortunato of the European Flower Shop and Three Leaf Concepts. On the back of their wedding attire, artfully crafted by Maggie Evans Designs, were the words “No Mud, No Lotus.”  This incredible couple reminded me what weddings are really all about…not the details, the location, or the food.  It’s about the union.  The words of commitment spoken from the heart.  The community of people who come together to witness and celebrate the enormous transformation that is taking place.  It’s about the love between the couple that makes them each a more vulnerable, fulfilled human and in turn makes the world that much greater. Leah and Guili, it was truly my honor to document your celebration. May there be many many lotuses blooming in your lives.


Wedding and family photographer, Julie Afflerbaugh lives with her husband and two adventurous boys in Boulder, Colorado. For more than 10 years, she has worked as a professional photographer in Colorado capturing natural images of weddings and families in beautiful outdoor locations. Her approach to photographing newborns, children, families and weddings is to encourage her subjects to be present in the moment and forget the camera is there. The results are images that are relaxed, playful and real. Julie has earned a reputation as a premier wedding photographer in Boulder, Colorado and is available for travel to her favorite destinations. Get in touch if you are planning a crested butte wedding, a steamboat springs wedding or a Lake Tahoe wedding.