Juliana Noelle Jumper

artistic & unconventional wedding photography

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Couples | The Bold, The Beautiful, The Bronchial Tree

I’d been pondering about photographing Michael and Geena for a long time. I dug their bold style, playful nature, and great hair. However, it wasn’t until Katelyn of Treolo Photography approached me about mentoring that I decided to use the opportunity as an excuse to do just that. I choose two locations I knew would compliment them; both brightly colored areas with flowers and an urban vibe that suited them well. I wanted something more though, and when pictures of a pink glittering tree appeared on my Facebook feed I knew I’d found my last spot.

The pink tree is actually Tree, Broken Tree, an installation by artist Dylan Mortimer, as part of the city wide art’s initiative, Open Spaces. I saw the artist refer to the tree as a bronchial tree in lieu of it’s more poetic title, and I liked that so much I began calling it that myself. You can read more about it’s meaning in detail in this lovely interview with the artist HERE, but to summarize: the tree is a personal work about the artist’s life long disease, recent lung transplant, and being able to really breath again.

Not to subvert the intended meaning, but when finding out more about this installation I liked how that personal concept translated to the idea of love and commitment. How we find each other and relearn and reexamine ourselves, how we elicit harm and growth within relationships, and how a part of ourselves that existed before we found our perfect counterparts will always remain. A dying tree, a transplanted lung, a romance, a relationship; all things fragile, yet learning to survive.

It’s also a pink glittery tree, and that’s pretty cool just in and of itself.

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Couples | A Crisp, Contemporary Engagement for Stylish Lovebirds

When Miranda & Brian approached me about shooting their engagement photos they told me they wanted me because they enjoyed 'the modern, intimate energy of my work.' Based on their samples it seemed they wanted a crisp, contemporary location void of fussiness, with a modern edge. The Bloch Building and surrounding sculpture garden seemed a perfect fit. Then they showed up in the cutest, colorful outfits. They looked almost Kandinsky-esque against the stark backdrop of Bloch. It was perfect fit of a shoot, and as an aside, I totally would've worn either pairs of their shoes. 

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Couples | Monday Blues and Emeralds

This engagement session was a great way to start the week...three weeks ago. (Better late than never, amiright?) I had instantly hit it off with Lauren and Justin at their consultation a few weeks prior, so I was super excited for their engagement session. Better yet, they booked their session for a Monday morning. Not only was I stoked to create their images, but I knew all the locations would be basically abandoned at that time of day. We totally had our run of all the places on this particularly overcast Monday. I was completely worn out from the previous weekend's wedding madness, but this laid back session was exactly what I needed to refresh my creativity for weeks to come. 

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Couples | Fighting Crowds and Finding Light at Burr Oak Woods

In the words of the bride to be herself, I am obsessed with these! I seriously could not have asked for a more beautiful day to shoot at Burr Oak Woods. The sun was hitting the trees just right, my couple was way way cool, and there was dogs, you guys! DOGS. Plural! Anywho... in spite of how perfect everything came together this place was crowded as f, and man was I about to get after some people stepping into my frame. Thanks to the magic of Photoshop and a lot of patience to remove intruding figures, limbs, and trash (seriously pick up your trash, guys) it was as if no one else was there after all. I can't thank these two enough for letting me be apart of documenting their engagement, and I hope they have the best time at their destination wedding in Mexico! 

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Couple | Warm Hearts, Cool Weather

I really enjoyed my session with Shelby & Abbey. They seemed super comfortable in front of the camera, and were both really warm and interesting people. I was floored by how many images turned out from this short one hour shoot. This small selection doesn't even really scratch the surface, but I included a few of my favorites below. Also, remind me to always venture into Loose Park on cool days. No one is around, and it's amazing! 

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