Juliana Noelle Jumper

artistic & unconventional photography

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Couples | Light and Love and Ukueles

Abegail and Joe were really looking for an urban spring engagement, but timing and scheduling made that difficult to work out. So I came up with something a little different to make sure we could get all of the flowers in these photos even though it was still winter.

I’d only met with these two once prior, when their wedding plans were only first starting. I knew from their reaction to my work that they thought we’d be a great fit, but since their plans were so new I hadn’t yet gotten a good sense of who they really were stylistically. This shoot answered a lot of those questions, and oh my gosh they were definitely an ideal fit for me. Super easy in front of the camera, requiring very little direction, and they even brought their ukueles along.

This was an utterly magical shoot, and definitely woke me up from my winter hibernation. I am so excited for more flowers and warmth and spring and love.

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Lifestyle | Huskie Pups on a Snowy Day

I still can’t get over this shoot. It was perfection. I was approached by Katie way back in November, December maybe? She wanted to shoot with her husband and their two huskies in the snow. I was so down, but snow shoots require a lot of patience. For six weeks we waited and waited for the perfect opportunity. Boy, did we get it. I met Katie and her husband, Blaine along with their two pups at Cave Spring Park on a frigid afternoon to shoot. We opted to go the day after the snowfall, rather than during due to the difficulty in getting to the location. The snow was practically up to my knees in some areas. It was obvious no one had been in the park since the snow and it conveyed an ethereal untouched beauty. I don’t think I felt the cold the entire time I was shooting. This is easily my favorite pet shoot to date.

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Couples | Dark Romance and Dramatic Illumination

When I met with Danthea at her booking consultation three important things stood out: 1) Her and her fiance, Michael, had an affinity for Wes Anderson. They had even at one point dressed up as Wes Anderson characters. 2) Michael appreciated chiroscuro in drawing and painting. Otherwise known as tenebrism, which is a form of dramatic illumination that allows darkness to become the dominant part of the image. 3) Finally, and most importantly, that Michael did not particularly like having his picture taken. Stylistically we were a perfect match, but I would have to be quick. Lucky for them, I’m pretty quick.

We spent about an hour walking around Weston shooting. I tried to make a conscious effort to utilize both classically romantic backdrops and more modern symmetrical spaces. Being naturally drawn to darker settings gave me an upper hand. And as far as impatience regarding the camera: I didn’t notice any. The pair was nothing but agreeable regarding prompts and location choices, not to mention super photogenic. I’ve had some baaaad experiences with clients disliking the camera, but I wouldn’t have known at all if Danthea hadn’t mentioned it beforehand. The images came out lovely, and I feel like really reflect the darkly romantic, yet modern vibe I was trying to capture. With less than a month left before their wedding, I can’t wait to photograph these two again so soon!

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Couples | An Airy and Romantic Couple's Shoot

It was a cold autumn evening when my dad & Evonna arrived in Kansas City. We ate BBQ and chit chatted about the weekend to come. They were here for a visit, yes, but they had also booked me for a session. Colors, wardrobe options, and accessories were a big topic of discussion. The following day it rained and so we postponed, giving us more time to style and impulse buy. Evonna decided on a royal blue dress and borrowed a pair of my black riding boots, my dad was purchased a complimentary shirt.

Finally, on the grey morning of their departure we were able to shoot. I was a given a lot of freedom in location. I knew almost immediately where I wanted to take them when they booked. It was  a small island in Shawnee Mission Park. When I had shot there some weeks before I thought all the trees to be evergreens; however, the largest trees had turned a beautiful orange color and had littered the ground beneath them with their leaves. It couldn't have been more perfect. Their outfits looked stunning against the backdrop, and the scene was so perfectly soft and romantic. I dragged them around in cold for the entirety of their booking time to a different locations; an overgrown trail, a wooden foot bridge, an orange field. It was a very successful shoot, and I'm so happy the asked me to capture these images. 

Lifstyle | Magic House at Central Green with Knox and Family

Hayley, Justin & Knox made the sweetest little family. I met them at Central Green Park during golden hour one week day evening. I couldn't get over how cute and silly Knox acted; so calm and collected one moment, and then bounding off to excitedly greet other dogs with Justin and Hayley chasing after him. We had such a wonderful laid back shoot within this beautiful small park and gorgeous weather to match. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day to photograph this lovely trio.