Julia West of Julia and You, creates luxury wedding photography, beautifully capturing your day the way it happens.
I adore capturing beautifully styled fine art wedding photography, using my years as art director for leading bridal magazine WEDDING to very much influence my style – editorial (naturally) with fine art influences but always storytelling. I work on my own or as a duo with one of my amazing team of photographers who second shoots alongside me. I specialise in the creative and editorial storytelling, and when you opt for two photographers my second will be capturing so many candid and reportage moments you might otherwise miss. Creating a collection you will be showing off forever, and to future generations.
But dont just take my word for it head to my reviews to read what past brides have said…
"We really loved having Julia as our wedding photographer. She just put us so at ease and was amazing throughout! We defo felt that everything was covered with her and her partner on the day and didn’t have to think about a thing! And the photos all came out beautiful with the perfect mix of the natural ones that me and james love and the more traditional shots! Everything is catered to us as a couple! Would 100% recommend to anyone getting married!"
Roxanne and James
"I could not recommend Julia enough. She totally understood our brief and we felt completely safe in her hands. Julia has a way of putting you completely at ease and you forget the camera is there! Planning a wedding during covid was an incredibly anxious and stressful time but she checked in on us regularly and was always on hand to have a quick call to run through any questions and offer advice. We received a highlights album a few days after the wedding which was amazing to share with our family and friends whilst you are still in your wedding bubble. A few weeks later we received the full album and we were completely blown away. They are so precious to us and I am forever grateful to Julia for capturing our day so beautifully."
Charlotte and Luke
"I had been flicking through Instagram when I spotted Julia’s photographs and was completely blown away. When I showed Gordon, we knew we wanted her to be our wedding photographer. We just loved the natural and romantic feel (it was the first thing we booked after the venue, and the fact the date was available meant it was fate!).
On the lead up to the wedding we got to know each other over face time, calls, emails and our engagement shoot, and so when it came to the actual day it was just like seeing an old friend! Julia and Michelle made us both feel so relaxed, on the lead up and on our wedding day, and were just amazing with all of our family and friends.
We are totally in love with all of our photos. Julia captured all of the emotion, snapping moments that we wouldn’t have seen and it’s been so much fun looking back at reliving the day."
Phillipa and Gordon
"Using Julia and You was such a right decision. Before the wedding, I had two Skype calls with Julia and felt she was enthusiastic and straight away understood exactly what my wedding style was. Both Julia and Michelle helped us feel at ease, in the morning and throughout the day. Their unobtrusive yet efficient manner meant that I have hundreds of beautiful photos, so beautiful I cannot choose a favourite! I love them all. I feel the magic of the day was really captured. So many people have commented that they look like they have come straight out of a magazine shoot which is amazing to hear. I could not recommend Julia and You enough."
Amber and Brad
I couldn’t be happier with our wedding photos! Julia and Michelle captured all of the special moments so beautifully and were so easy, relaxed and lovely to have around. I really appreciated that they also captured lots of the little details and moments with friends and family which Hugo and I didn’t necessarily see and which made it a really special experience when looking back through all the photos. Julia was great to work with from the beginning, especially given the situation with Corona, and was so kind moving our date a number of times. We received our photos back very quickly and then she helped us with the design of our album too. We absolutely love all of the photos and the beautiful album, thank you again Julia and Michelle.
Katie and Hugo
One of the best wedding decisions we made, was picking Julia to photograph our day! Julia and Michelle felt like far more than just our photographers on the day, nothing was too much trouble for either of them, they were involved in helping us girls and the boys get organised on morning, they delivered presents, liaised with the venue staff, bought me Prosecco and taught Aaron how to wear his buttonhole.
Throughout the day they were a pleasure to spend time with and they both made us feel really at ease and relaxed in front of the camera. Myself and my partner hate being centre of attention but I really enjoyed all our couple photoshoots throughout the day, it was fun, easy and I felt like I was spending time with my new husband rather than posing for photographs.
Julia sent us photos within a few days of the wedding and we received our full gallery soon after. I have looked at the photos countless times and I just love every single one.
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Julia was also incredibly supportive throughout two postponed weddings and I just couldn’t recommend her enough!!
Gemma and Aaron
Not used to being in front of the camera, naturally both Ross and I were feeling a little nervous about how we would react to being behind the lens. Julia and Michelle completely put us at ease from the moment they turned up at the wedding venue, it was like having to close friends by your side to walk you through the day.
Their presence really put as at ease, they went above and beyond to make sure everything was on track, we were where we needed to be at the right times, whilst simultaneously navigating us around the grounds and making sure we had time to be with family and friends. Everything felt so effortless, there wasn’t any pressure being in front of the camera. We had complete faith in Julia, we were able to totally relax and just enjoy the day with her guidance. There is so much we would never have thought of that she had completely anticipated.
We particularly loved Julia’s fine art style. The photographs of our day are so detailed, the colours so rich, the shots framed so beautifully, and those caught moments so breath-takingly. We particularly love the garden photos for their colour, capture of the light and the stunning way the flowers and plants are framed around us. Your photography style is so creative and elegant.
Amber and Ross