It was my 6th birthday when I received my first camera: a cheap, 110mm pink box (it was the '80s, after all)! I artfully lined up my stuffed animals and toys, and shot a roll of film in the span of ten minutes. Thus, my love affair with photography began.
Nowadays, I prefer live subjects to stuffed ones, but the joy of hearing the shutter click remains with me. I received my B.S.C. in video/film from the University of Miami in 2004, and studied still photography, first at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, and then again at Northern Virginia Community College following the completion of my Bachelor's.
As of 2018, I've photographed over 400 weddings, and worked with thousands of individuals, families, children, and organizations. JNP is based in the charming city of Winchester, Virginia, not far from Washington, D.C., but has photographed people and events from coast-to-coast in California, Colorado, Florida, and Maine, and even internationally in Galway, Ireland and Cancun, Mexico (tip: we love to travel)!
My husband and I, along with our two girls, were married at one of my favorite local venues, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley!
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Recommended by 99% of couples
Tara Tokar · Married on 01/08/2019
Julie was amazing!
Julie was amazing! She was willing to travel to our unique destination (in a treehouse) and had such a great attitude. Lots of energy and enthusiasm too! We loved having Julie photograph our special day and we would highly recommend her.Sent on 01/11/2019
Shannon · Married on 05/19/2018
I can't say enough about Julie and how amazing she was to work with. She is very patient and kind and she did amazing working with all of the children in our wedding, especially my daughters. She kept everything on track the entire wedding and made sure everything went as planned. I felt like she went above and beyond what a photographer would normally do at a wedding. And my pictures are AMAZING! She really captured the beauty of the day. I will for sure work with her again some day on family portraits. :) VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!Sent on 06/01/2018
Salm · Married on 04/07/2018
Julie is AMAZING! My husband and I are not big picture people...we were sort of dreading taking all these pictures. But, Julie did such a great job of making it feel natural and having that "eye" to capture shots we just couldn't envision and they are among our favorite pictures! She was quick and efficient so that we all made it to the reception with time to spare. She's incredible with KIDS! You know how hard it is to get the kids to cooperate, and we had a bunch, but she was quick and well-thought out about capturing their attention. Also, one of my favorite traits is how she captures those little moments you don't realize happened because it wasn't the "highlight" but turned out to be some of our favorite pictures. HIGHLY recommend Julie!Sent on 04/27/2018
Julie Napear is an experienced wedding photographer who has been contracted by many of the bridal couples who have their ceremony and reception at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. She has provided us with many examples of her work and it is very impressive. She frequents our venue so she is aware of all the best photo opportunities on our property which is always an advantage for the bridal couple.
Julie is indeed a fabulous photographer, professional and it is always a joy to work with her.