July 2014

West Coast Road Trip

Back in March we went on a road trip on the west coast.  It was nice to go to different places. We drove from Seattle to Las Vegas, stopping by San Francisco for a few days and came back by Salt Lake City. In ten days we crossed seven states: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Idaho!

We came back home with plenty of memories from the lovely west coast: the people we met during our trip, the brakes of the car smoking because of the heat in Death Valley, the diversity of all the places we saw, the beautiful sunsets we were lucky enough to witness…

We had a really good time and can’t wait to do this again 🙂

Stop 1 – San Francisco

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Stop 2 – Yosemite

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Stop 3 – Death Valley

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Stop 4 – Las Vegas

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Stop 5 – Grand Canyon

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Stop 6 – Monument Valley

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Stop 7 – Arches

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May 2014

Wedding Portraits of Aline and Jesse

Usually I don’t shoot weddings, this was a choice I made when starting Julie Voss Photography. However Aline and Jesse are my Seattle family. We spent Christmas eve together, Aline came to both of our weddings in France and Seattle and I was a witness of their union at the city court. I was so excited about their union that I had to capture those memories and brought my camera.

The big day was in Fairheaven, WA next to Bellingham. They could not have chosen a better day. It was sunny and warm. The outdoor area where the ceremony took place provided a perfect setting for beautiful wedding portraits.

Here are a few of the pictures taken that day 🙂

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January 2014

New Year Resolutions For 2014

Happy new year to all of you! I hope you had a lot of fun during the holidays. I ate so much the pas couple of weeks ! Good food so I won’t be complaining 🙂

New year means new resolutions and goals. Last year I did not really have any but this year I decided to have several. I thought it would be fun to illustrate them with photos. So here are my goals for 2014:

1. Get Back to Shape

2014 resolution: go back to shape I know this one is coming back every year. Last year I did work out a lot. We did the Insanity workout with my husband. The first month was okay but the second was just impossible. We gave up a week before the end and postponed most of our work out hours.

This year I decided to eat less carbs. Currently I can eat carbs up to 3 times a day. I think this could also help me to be less tired during the day. I will try to keep track of my food with MyFitnessPal. Also, I decided to do ChaLEAN Extreme. This program looks more adapted to my goal. It’s only 5 times a week and mixing weight and cardio while Insanity is all about cardio.

2. Photography

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This year I have two goals with photography:

1. Improve my photography skills

I am one of those thinking that photography is a constant training. Trends are changing. New techniques are coming. New technology discovered. Software improved. There are so many ways to improve your skills. As long as you are passionate you will always have the need to learn more. For this goal I am watching CreativeLive and other videos on YouTube. I am also following several photography blogs. But the best way to learn is to practice over and over until you get THE shot.

2. Develop my photography business

I have been doing photography for several years but only got my business license in September. You can take the best photos in the world but if nobody knows about it well .. nobody will ask for them. So my goal this year is to put my name out there. Beware Seattle I am coming.

3. Write a book

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So this is my crazy goal for 2014, I am going to write a fiction, and in English please. Lately I have been reading a lot of books and I thought it would be fun to write my own. I am working on a young adult fiction. It’s not going to be easy as English is not my first language but my husband is here to help me to find my words. After telling him my idea he decided to write a book too. But his is totally different. I am happy we are doing this together.

If you want I will keep you posted in my progress so far I wrote the first draft of the first chapter and am working on the second chapter. I have so many ideas it’s hard to put them together 🙂 I am really excited about this project.

And you what are your goals for 2014?

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