Carefully curated collections
just right, just for you
Not a natural on camera? Worried it will be awkward? I am here to hold your hand
Actually, that would be awkward. I am here to tell you that you will look fantastic. I know this because I am very good at putting people at ease. We will hone in on what makes you light up and look genuinely, confidently, totally at home in yourself and with each other. It’s easier than you think. A little laughter, a little connection, a little guidance from me, and a lot of just being yourselves.
Whether you are celebrating a big wedding with all of your family and friends, an intimate luxury event or a romantic elopement, your day will be momentous. I will be there alongside you to celebrate and to beautifully capture all the moments you’ll be joyfully living, so you can forever remember this incredible day with photographs that truly show your love.
Each event is special, and every wedding is unique. Let’s get in touch so I can hear all the exciting details, and work to create the perfect collection just for you. We’ll make sure we’ve got everything covered - ensuring you have everything you want, and nothing you don’t need.
Running in the dunes on the beach, under a canopy of trees in a park, or in the heart of the city, Wherever the perfect place is for you to celebrate your love, that’s where we’ll go. Engagement sessions are a wonderful way for us to get to know each other, and to get you comfortable on camera in a no pressure, relaxed setting. You can completely be at ease, and I can show you how great you’re going to look on the big day. For this reason, I offer complimentary engagement sessions for all of my couples.
“From the moment we met Julie, we knew she’d be photographing the most important day of our lives.”
Melissa + Andrew
Continuing on with my couples as they welcome their first baby - or perhaps you’re coming to me with your newest little one - is so special, and speaks to the bond we’ve already formed. Whether it’s a family session or senior year portraits before leaving the nest, or branding images that really showcase you and what you offer….Portraits are the perfect way to capture who you are today and forever have a keepsake of this moment in time for you and your family.
Yes! And I love them. Combining my two favorite things - weddings & travel - I'm on board (the boat, plane or train). I've photographed weddings & events all over the world from Paris to Morocco, on Caribbean beaches & atop majestic mountains. Tell me your dream destination, and let's go.
I am one hundred percent digital now, even though I spent my first 10 years shooting with film. The creative latitude that digital gives is beyond compare. When I shoot, I not only shoot for the moment, but have a clear vision of what that finished image will look like. By shooting digitally, the possibilities are limitless!
I live in Lexington, just outside of Boston. I photograph weddings all over Massachusetts and throughout New England and New York, as well as throughout the US, and select destination weddings around the world.
I’ve been a photographer since I graduated from college with a degree in photojournalism. I started my love of photography back in the age of film. With film you couldn’t fix a bad exposure with fancy software. You had to get it right when you took the picture with the proper settings on the camera. I believe this makes for my strong ability to get the shot right in the moment and to be able to work fast to get incredible images. Sometimes, our planned time for your couple’s session & family portraits gets cut in half. And sometimes an unexpected, incredible moment happens, and you want to know your photographer will not only get it, but that she can be flexible and deliver in ever changing circumstances.
As a full-time wedding photographer I have photographed many weddings from intimate City Hall elopements to 400+ person luxury extravaganzas. I’ve documented myriad religions and cultural traditions, same-sex marriages and non-religious ceremonies. I can’t wait to see what you’ve got planned for your celebration!
I am a member of the Photographers Association of America (PPA), an organization recognizing professional photographers and providing them community, accreditation, and even insurance. As mentioned above, I am trained as a photojournalist, and that background informs the way I take pictures. I have a documentary style and like to let the emotions and ‘moments’ of the day happen naturally as much as possible.
I do traditional portraiture at almost every wedding. Even the most modern couples still want the heirlooms that family formals create. I try to keep those sessions as loose, fun, and comfortable as possible. I still like them to show off your personality. We will spend only 30 – 45 minutes on any “formal” posed family and group photographs out of a typical 8 hour day. Your couple’s session is a mix of candid and gently & artfully posed shots that really shows off your unique love.
I have been blessed to have photographed many different types of weddings. I’ve documented Catholic, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Episcopalian, Orthodox Greek & Russian, non-denominational, Cambodian and Thai, Korean, Indian and Persian ceremonies and more. If you are having a wedding that is not listed here, I would absolutely love to learn all about the customs and events. I love to see both the unique nature of so many cultures, while also marveling at common threads I see connecting nearly all marriage ceremonies.
Yes. For most weddings a second photographer is used so that I can ensure the most thorough coverage – we don’t want to miss a thing! Some weddings, usually very small, intimate affairs, do not require a second photographer, and several of the weddings you’ve seen on my website were shot solely by me. Once I understand your wedding and photography requirements, I can see whether a second photographer would be best for your wedding.
Yes, yes YES. While not required, an engagement session is not only another opportunity for you to have amazing photos, it’s the perfect way for us to get to know each other on and off camera. You’ll get to see what it’s like to work with me, in a relaxed setting. And the best part, you’ll get to see how fun and easy - and NOT awkward!- it is. I am practically allergic to bad prom poses. Jump shots make me break out in hives. I promise that knowing all this, and having seen just how spectacular you’ll look in your engagement photos will put your mind right at ease, and on the wedding day we’ll already know your best camera selves. This is why all of my collections include a complimentary engagement session.
Yes! And the albums we offer are GORGEOUS! I always recommend having an album as part of your collection, and albums are included in some already. And if it’s not, we can always create and add an album later at any time. It is such a meaningful way to have all of your most precious moments beautifully tied together to tell the story of your day. Bound in beautiful imported materials, crafted with luxurious papers, and available with overlay or flushmount, these always”lay flat” pages have no center breaks so you can see every piece of every photo. A true heirloom you’ll cherish and pass down to your loved ones; it will be in your family for generations to come.
Pricing is as varied as the weddings I shoot. Ranging from intimate elopements that are just a few hours to multi-day celebrations with hundreds of people, each event is special, and every wedding is unique. Let’s get in touch so I can hear all the exciting details, and make sure we create the perfect collection just for you. We’ll make sure we’ve got everything covered - ensuring you have everything you want, and nothing you don’t need. Collections start at at $4600.
Please use the “Contact” link in the menu at the top of this website. You can also send an email to email@example.com, and I can tell you if I’m available for your wedding date and also learn more about your wedding and photography needs. A signed contract and deposit reserves your wedding date. If I’m already booked for your date, I am happy to recommend another photographer you can trust.
Yes! It’s nice to get to know each other a little better and we can discuss your wedding in more detail and go over the day’s schedule and shot lists. You can also contact me via email or phone as often as you wish to discuss your wedding and photography needs. Don’t worry: we’ll feel like best buds by the time the big day arrives.
Your images will be available in a bespoke private online gallery within 4 weeks of your wedding. And sometimes I’ll give a sneak peak of a few favorites as I’m editing and can’t contain my excitement.
I use professional-level Canon digital cameras both mirrored and mirrorless, and Canon L-series lenses with backups. I also use Professional flashes and additional lighting when necessary.
Julie Lippert Photography is fully insured through Lockton Affinity LLC, and the Professional Photographers of America. Many venues require insurance in order to work on the premises.