Why Choose Me?

This is the work I was born to do. It’s true, the emotion and beauty of weddings brings my creativity to life.  I do love the dresses, the flowers, and the gorgeous locations.  But what I love even more is the personal connection – the feeling that I am a part of this incredible act of fearless love you are choosing.  After 12 years of weddings, it still takes my breathe away.

The relationship that I build with my wedding clients is what sets me a part.  I savor the chance to get to know you and how you came to be standing in this place, on the threshold of marriage.  My clients become my friends and I become forever invested in their lives. My goal is that I will photograph this chapter in your life, and the next and the next.

I bring a calm and quiet presence to your wedding day that allows you to stay grounded in the moment and forget that the camera is there. For the majority of your wedding, I will be a fly on the wall, capturing fleeting expressions and candid moments. I love real laughter and real tears and I will be probably be crying behind the camera!  For your portraits, I will choose locations and suggest timing to ensure we get beautiful results with ease so that you get back to what’s most important- being with your guests.

I understand that your wedding photographs are the most important investment you will make on your big day and that your grandchildren will treasure them.  To this end, my images are not overly processed or trendy, but rather romantic, classic and intended to be timeless heirlooms.

Collections are tailored perfectly for an an adventurous elopement, an intimate backyard affair, or a wedding weekend extravaganza. Please drop me a line and I can answer all your questions.

  • Julie, I love every singe one of these! You do incredible work. As a fellow artist I find it important to share that when I mean it. WOW. I love every single location. They all have such a great feeling and composition. Thank you.
    Tom
  • You did an amazing job capturing the emotion in the photographs and they were taken in a way that it felt like you were in the perspective of a guest not just the photographer. Thanks so much for helping us to capture our special day. It was a blessing to have you work with us.
    Nicole
  • You completely blew me away. I love our photographs SO SO SO SO SOOOOOO MUCH!!!! It was a joy working with you and your work is incredible. I just viewed the slideshow again and cried.
    Lindsay
  • I am overwhelmed. These pictures are beyond my expectations. They are so beautiful.
    Rachel
  • Wow. Thank you so much! We are extremely moved and impressed with your presence and photographic attention to our special wedding moments and experience. It was so refreshing to see these moments reflected back to us. So beautiful, real, accurate and validating somehow.
    Leah
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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.