Juliana Noelle Jumper

artistic & unconventional photography

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Inspiration | Mid Century Moon: Mod, Editorial, & Subtly Celestial

It’s currently the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon-landing, so it seems only appropriate to release my Mid Century Moon editorial. Yes, I totally planned this. Totally. Definitely not a coincidence at all…

Originally this project was a conceptual collaboration between me and another photographer, entitled 1960s Starfall. We had hoped to create an editorial that was moody, celestial, and dramatic; images which captured the style and volatile nature of the 1960s. We also hoped to in-cooperate a more literal celestial theme, but I was a bit apprehensive. Celestial weddings were top trending on the coasts in 2018, so naturally here in the Midwest everyone and their dog is hosting one. I love stars and moons as much as the next girl, but I’m about pushing ideas and getting ahead of trends so I opted for a more subdued celestial touch.

Like any editorial project we started with a lot of ideas and hopes and dreams and chipped away at things from there. We had started planning in March but as my Spring busy season took over, my interest in this shoot fell away. I’d signed on for two editorials that were entirely my own in a different city. I’d already done two collaborative shoots at the beginning of the year so I was okay with letting my collaborative partner take the reins a bit. About 2 weeks out I started getting a bad feeling due to various things, but mostly just a feeling. I’m extremely organized when it comes to shoots, and most things I typically had established had not at all been touched upon. I played with the idea of cancelling, but like any vendor I know how that makes you look. Most of the vendors that signed on to do the shoot had done so through my coordination and networking. Therefore, cancelling would only directly let down my friends and personal connections.

Two days before the shoot my collaborative photographer had a family issue and had to drop out. I shook it off, reached out to an incredibly talented and reliable replacement. The secondary photographer happened to be in Denver the morning of, but stepped off her plane and headed our way. I seriously cannot thank her enough. In my second wind of planning I had structured everything to compensate for two photographers. There is absolute no way I could’ve done it alone. The morning of the shoot another vendor had a major family emergency and could not make it. I was able to collect part of what was intended, but couldn’t get access to the custom backdrop that had been created. I was able to track down a replacement alter and also made some purchases of my own to complete the new look. In spite of the set backs and last minute cancellations, I am so, so grateful for the contributions of all the vendors involved. I guess it was because I did the coordination, but I really personally liked this team. I feel like I made some new friends in addition to getting to know some really talented people. I also expanded my network quite a bit with 4 non-local vendors.

Although I was beyond tired and majorly stressed after all the last minute changes, I’m actually quite pleased with how these images turned out. I can definitely see a lot of myself in this shoot. I know everyone looks at me like I’m the wedding industry’s soft goth cousin, but with this project I really wanted to focus more on a softer editorial approach. It’s still moody though. It’ll always be moody. After reviewing the images I decided to change the name to Mid Century Moon in honor of the stunning cake Emily at Sweet Soiree provided. I could tell when she dropped it off she was a little uncertain about it, as she had purposefully exaggerated the design for my photography style. I felt like it’s dramatic look encapsulated the chaos surrounding the shoot, the time period which inspired the work, and my style overall. Because while darkness and drama can be intimidating they can also be beautiful, delicate, and utterly poetic.

V E N D O R S
venue: The Delaware Space
photography / coordination: Juliana Noelle Jumper
photography: Lexie Penichet Photography
videography: Rushing Productions
vintage camper: Insta Fun KC
floral: Nephew & Co.
cake: Sweet Soiree
stationary: Ellipsis Design
arbor: Supply Event Rentals
select rentals: Belle Journee
gown: Grace + Ivory
veil: Veronica Couture
jewelry: Cydney Ross
hmua: Looks by Logan / Makaela Tillman
models: (in order of appearance): Maddie Dong / Jessie Corbin / Joey Bartsch / Jeff Pavalone

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Inspiration | Rustic, Boho Wedding Inspiration at Missouri Town 1855

Several weeks ago Jackson County was seeking photographers for two styled wedding shoots at historic properties. I threw my name into the hat not expecting much, since I tend to be a bit out of the box style wise. Low and behold I was one for the four photographers selected. After selection I was asked if I had a property I preferred to shoot. I had never heard of, let alone visited, either site but a large white colonial style home sealed the deal in one properties favor.

Missouri Town 1855 is the most gorgeous hidden gem of a wedding venue. The location has scenic views, historic structures, gorgeous lighting opts, charming reenactments, and all for a steal of a price. I instantly fell in love with the place as I was given the initial tour, and only wish I could’ve spent more time shooting. I don’t think there has ever been a location that has appealed to my aesthetic in so many ways as this space. I really could’ve wandered around all day.

V E N D O R S
venue: Missouri Town 1855
planning: Fiore Events
photography: Juliana Noelle Jumper
decor: Brossie Belle
floral: Posy KC
gowns: Lucia's Sarto
hmua: Erin Spurgeon | Sophia Binder
models: Stephanie Rohr + Patrick Rembecki | Angela Murphy + Ellis Wallace

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Inspiration | A Vibrant & Fun Paradise Park Wedding

What started as a bit of a joke and a little misunderstanding between Paper-Heart Events and myself, ended up becoming one of the coolest styled shoots I’ve been a part of. This shoot was more of a passion project, so to speak. I’d been really itching to do something entirely out of the box wedding wise, and this super fun, laid back, arcade/amusement park shoot was just the ticket. (100% pun intended.)

Moree of Paper-Heart pretty much took the wheel on this one since she’d worked at the location for several years in high school, and already had several contacts at Paradise Park. None of this would’ve been possible without the management’s generosity in use of their facility. Moree also joined forces with the gorgeous owners of Luxxe Apparel. The shop owners provided all of the styling and even joined us the day of the shoot as our models! Wild Peony Studio, Fowlerhouse Films, and Salon Chressin also joined the shoot to provide all finishing touches and a super fun video of the day. I can’t thank these guys enough for bringing this vision to life!

V E N D O R S
location: Paradise Park
planning: Paper-Heart Events
photography: Juliana Noelle Jumper
video: Fowlerhouse Films
balloons/floral: Wild Peony Studio
huma: Salon Chressin
styling/models: Luxxe Apparel

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Inspiration | Modern Meets Traditional Southern Wedding

This shoot was so beautiful and perfect for Spring. A big thank you to Brick and Ivory Events and Shining Stars Catering for letting me take part! I also got to stay for the tasting portion of this event, and it was delish!!

V E N D O R S
planning: Brick & Ivory
venue: Restoration 1894
photography: Juliana Noelle Jumper
videography: Rushing Productions
rentals: Supply Event Rental
floral design: Craig Sole Designs
stationary: Foxcroft Court Calligraphy
cake & sweets: Raspberry Rose
catering: Shining Stars Catering
bar tending: Top Shelf Bartending
entertainment & lighting: Icon Event Group
gown & accessories: Savvy Bridal Boutique
tux: Tip Top Tux

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Inspiration | Extra Moody and Ethereal at Pavilion Event Space

At some point in January I was enviously scrolling through a gorgeous styled shoot. It had been over a year since I’d self coordinated one of my own, and while I wanted to shoot something beautiful and a little out there, I also was aware of the amount of work it takes to put together such a shoot. I flippantly posted at about 6 one morning that I wanted to photograph a “super extra” styled shoot. I promptly fell back asleep thinking nothing of it, but when I checked my phone a few hours later everyone and their dog seemed interested and on board to take part. And so, this little jewel was born.

Going in I didn’t know exactly what this would look like. After a surprising amount of interest I was kind of pulling a theme out of thin air. Luckily I had Katelynn’s help in creating a vision. All I knew was moody and very over the top. I met with Kacie at Pavilion and she asked me the colors I was using and I just stared at her blankly. I had given that absolutely no thought. I tend to create things by feel, so coordinating these types of shoots is so puzzling for me. I never focus on little details, but focus on the overall mood and concept. Luckily everyone was very patient and accommodating to my lack of specific vision. After a lot of thought, I was finally able to verbalize that I wanted something moody, ethereal, and editorial. I wanted the shoot to feel almost like an enchanted forest: beautiful, but with a hint of malevolence. Even if I hadn’t been able to get that across I have no doubts these guys would’ve come through regardless. They are all kind of the shit.

I had shot at Pavilion a year prior at my first styled shoot ever. I adored the space and hoped I’d get brought back for a real wedding, but it seemed Kacie and I kept just missing each other; a couple who booked me ultimately decided on a different venue, a couple that booked her ultimately booked a different photographer, and so on and so forth. If it wasn’t going to happen naturally we were going to collaborate in this regard. She had some brilliant ideas, and alone suggested and designed our gorgeous head table structure, draping it with beautiful dove grey and ivory fabric. Matt with Botanical Floral Design, in turn created gorgeous pieces to adorn the space; arrangements filled with exotic blooms, a chandelier of greenery, and beautiful flowering branches to frame the structure. Chrystal with Petals and Pastries created the most perfect cake I could’ve ever dreamed up, and even Veronica gave us some say in her veil design. Which was absolutely, stunning by the way!

One thing which turned out so perfectly was our selection of models. I knew the second Ellis volunteered that we had our groom. Five years prior we happened to be studying abroad at the same time in Italy. We weren’t incredibly close but I remember listening to an elaborate tale he told me that literally took the entire duration of our train ride to Rome. The story? He’d walked into a fake wedding a restaurant had put together in order to “make money.” (I don’t remember a lot of details, but it was quite entertaining. You should definitely ask him about it some time, but make sure your schedule is clear for the day first.) Naturally, it seemed only fitting that as a model and photographer we should meet again to do the exact thing that had amused us so years prior. I mean, he’s also a kick ass model but the irony sealed the deal for sure. Ellis was the one who suggested we use Beth. I know a ton of amazing models, but I really like the two people I’m photographing to know each other and have some natural chemistry. It’s always great to have a real couple, but for a shoot I knew would be very editorial in nature I wanted pros who would just do their thing while I snapped away. And boy, did they. These two didn’t skip a beat. Even in the freezing cold they just dropped their jackets and didn’t so much as flinch.

There were so many other amazing persons involved: Evan with Pavilion who put together our custom cocktails, Jennifer with Brossie Belle who stepped in quickly when our original rental plan fell thru, and many more! You can browse those individuals, and see their talent below. I think our HMUA, Shani said it best when she wrote, “Dream Team Vendors right here! A great team can put on a dream wedding. It's what makes the difference between good enough, and spectacular. Find the right team to complete your vision!”

V E N D O R S
venue: Pavilion Event Space
photography: Juliana Noelle Jumper
floral: Botanical Floral Design
rentals: Brossie Belle
planning: Eleven Events and Planning
cake: Petals and Pastries
cocktails: Pavilion Event Space
stationary: Writefully Yours
veil: Veronica Couture
jewelry: Cydney Ross
gown: Beloved Bridal
tux: Tip Top Tux
huma: Shanelis, MUA
models: Beth Bedel and Ellis Wallace

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