Meet Julie Pepin, one of the most recent additions to our list of Los Angeles wedding photographers. Raw, organic, and intimate wedding photos are just a few of the ways Julie describes her photography style. Above all else, she wants to create photos that make you feel.
Tell us a bit about yourself. There are a lot of things I don’t have to do on a daily basis, but taking photos isn’t one of them. to be able to make this my work pretty much makes me feel like the luckiest person on the planet. The photos that I create are made out of love, general jubilation & good vibes. Above all else, I want to make photos that you can feel. Inspiration comes from my first home, detroit. My adopted home, Los Angeles. Hot & humid weather that you can feel all around you. Bright colors. Hot concrete at dusk. Postcards on the fridge. Animals. Movie trailers that make me cry. Music that makes me want to dance. Grey skies. Lonely palm trees. Coconut water. Sparkly things. Watching people. Taking photos of you.
Why did you choose to become a photographer? I’ve always ALWAYS taken photos so it wasn’t really a choice that i made. it just happened.
How long have you been a photographer? I started taking photos when i was in second grade. i sold my first fine art photograph when i was 20. and have been taking wedding photos for the past 4 years.
How would you classify your style of photography? Raw. intimate. truthful. organic. photojournalistic.
Who or what are some of your influences on either a personal or professional level? My first influence was linda mcartney’s photography from the 60’s and 70’s.
Do you have any good wedding stories? Oh I have a lot ; )
What’s your preferred type of camera equipment? Nikon
What would you recommend for a couple just starting their search for a wedding photographer? Just to go on visual’s. i don’t know what else would be more important than feeling inspired by your photographer’s work. if you aren’t thrilled with their previous work then what would make you think that your wedding would look any different?
To view more organic, intimate wedding photos from Julie Pepin, visit her at her website: http://www.juliepepin.com/