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JK Life Stories

Oakland , CA
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LOCATION

Oakland, CA 94609 US (map)

PHONE

415-302-6437

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ABOUT US

Julie Kay is an award-winning journalist as well as a professional photographer. Going far beyond traditional wedding photography, her work combines imagery and storytelling with... Read more
Julie Kay is an award-winning journalist as well as a professional photographer. Going far beyond traditional wedding photography, her work combines imagery and storytelling with breathtaking results. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
No

REVIEWS

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Joey
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Julie was so wonderful to work with, she captured each moment with such beauty. Our pictures turned out so perfect and so spectacular!
Julie was so wonderful to work with, she captured each moment with such beauty. Our pictures turned out so perfect and so Read more...
Julie was so wonderful to work with, she captured each moment with such beauty. Our pictures turned out so perfect and so spectacular! Read less
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lynn s.
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Julie photographed our small wedding ceremony in Healdsburg and we are so thrilled with our decision. She captured the intimate moments of the day perfectly. The images are truly gorgeous and speak to her attention to detail and passion about her art. I love that she came to wedding photography following a successful journalism career (she studied at Columbia!), and this gives her a unique style that I love.
Julie was a joy to work with. From the first phone call, when we discussed expectations, goals and planning, to the follow-up phone calls and emails, Julie was professional, communicative and responsive. Her calm, professional and light-hearted demeanor on the wedding day was calming for me, and I think brought out the best in all of our photographs.
This was a serious investment for us (the rest of the wedding, cake, flowers, etc. was all done by friends and family) and worth every single penny. We will treasure the photographs forever.
Julie photographed our small wedding ceremony in Healdsburg and we are so thrilled with our decision. She captured the Read more...
Julie photographed our small wedding ceremony in Healdsburg and we are so thrilled with our decision. She captured the intimate moments of the day perfectly. The images are truly gorgeous and speak to her attention to detail and passion about her art. I love that she came to wedding photography following a successful journalism career (she studied at Columbia!), and this gives her a unique style that I love.
Julie was a joy to work with. From the first phone call, when we discussed expectations, goals and planning, to the follow-up phone calls and emails, Julie was professional, communicative and responsive. Her calm, professional and light-hearted demeanor on the wedding day was calming for me, and I think brought out the best in all of our photographs.
This was a serious investment for us (the rest of the wedding, cake, flowers, etc. was all done by friends and family) and worth every single penny. We will treasure the photographs forever. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
9/2/2006
5.0/5.0
As one of my bridesmaids said, Julie's photos at my wedding were "just stunning!" The photos captured the mood of the day perfectly and bring me back -- gentle, streams of sunlight, hopeful and anticipatory.

Two years later, Julie's photos of my pregnancy accompanied by an audio interview of my husband's and my early parenting thoughts are some of my most precious gifts ever in life. We will treasure them as a family for decades, even centuries, to come.

Julie helps people tell the stories of our lives. She helps us shape what we are becoming. What an incredible gift.
As one of my bridesmaids said, Julie's photos at my wedding were "just stunning!" The photos captured the mood of the day Read more...
As one of my bridesmaids said, Julie's photos at my wedding were "just stunning!" The photos captured the mood of the day perfectly and bring me back -- gentle, streams of sunlight, hopeful and anticipatory.

Two years later, Julie's photos of my pregnancy accompanied by an audio interview of my husband's and my early parenting thoughts are some of my most precious gifts ever in life. We will treasure them as a family for decades, even centuries, to come.

Julie helps people tell the stories of our lives. She helps us shape what we are becoming. What an incredible gift. Read less
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mbrobbins
Wedding:
6/11/2005
5.0/5.0
Julie has been our family photographer since I was pregnant with our first daughter, I am writing on the wedding site since my one regret from our amazing wedding was that we didn't use Julie as our photographer. Our photographer was fine and we have good photos, but Julie has such a unique touch. We now almost 4 years of photos- our girls are 3 and 9 months and it would be so nice to have it consistant from our engagement/wedding through now. I love how Julie documents our life and we love her work.
Julie has been our family photographer since I was pregnant with our first daughter, I am writing on the wedding site Read more...
Julie has been our family photographer since I was pregnant with our first daughter, I am writing on the wedding site since my one regret from our amazing wedding was that we didn't use Julie as our photographer. Our photographer was fine and we have good photos, but Julie has such a unique touch. We now almost 4 years of photos- our girls are 3 and 9 months and it would be so nice to have it consistant from our engagement/wedding through now. I love how Julie documents our life and we love her work. Read less
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nikoeverett
Wedding:
9/4/2004
5.0/5.0
Julie has a gift. Her ability to show your life in its most stunning moments through images and your own words is amazing. When you work with her, you don’t even know that she is taking photos or recording your stories. She is so talented after years as a photographer and writer that she holds her camera at a low angle, her voice recorder is sitting gently between you on the coffee table and she is asking you about how you fell in love with the curiosity of a journalist (she was one for years), what it was like to give birth, find out you are pregnant. And it is not just the good questions, it is her deep listening. She is so interested in everyone she works with. I felt like my story was the most intriguing thing she had ever heard. I just went on and on and then finally remembered she was taping and photographing. It was so great because I didn’t feel self conscious about what I was saying or doing. And then the results are beyond what I could have imagined. Basically she created my best self on screen! I looked beautiful even at 9 months pregnant! I felt like a whale but looked totally graceful and glowing in her photos. And in the voice recordings that flowed with the story of my pregnancy I sounded so articulate. It sounded like I just sat down with her and told the most perfect story. But really she waded through an hour of me recorded talking and edited it to 5 minutes of what sounded like a perfect succinct, powerful, moving story. I felt like a genius but actually she is the genius!

Here are a few things I said after seeing Julie Kay’s work:

After Julie sent me the short documentary she did with photos and me and my husband talking about the birth of our baby.
“I don’t think I have the words yet to thank you or even tell you what I most love about the film. I watched it three more times and I hesitate yet to pick apart what I love. I cry through the whole thing each time when I watch it alone and I just want to let it wash over me in full with the full emotion of it all. Being able to remember the joy and intensity of Caleb’s birth with these early words and photos from me and his dad, it is the greatest gift I can ever be given.”

Comments I sent to Julie when I got to see a documentary she created for a young family.
“The sounds of the family in the beginning of this family documentary is like the song of everydayness that I imagine they will forget once the kids grow up, they are so lucky to have that forever.”

“This is pure magic. You have captured the pureness of young girls, the light of this family and the glee of a family young and growing. They will look back at this forever and remember how this moment in time felt.”
Julie has a gift. Her ability to show your life in its most stunning moments through images and your own words is amazing. Read more...
Julie has a gift. Her ability to show your life in its most stunning moments through images and your own words is amazing. When you work with her, you don’t even know that she is taking photos or recording your stories. She is so talented after years as a photographer and writer that she holds her camera at a low angle, her voice recorder is sitting gently between you on the coffee table and she is asking you about how you fell in love with the curiosity of a journalist (she was one for years), what it was like to give birth, find out you are pregnant. And it is not just the good questions, it is her deep listening. She is so interested in everyone she works with. I felt like my story was the most intriguing thing she had ever heard. I just went on and on and then finally remembered she was taping and photographing. It was so great because I didn’t feel self conscious about what I was saying or doing. And then the results are beyond what I could have imagined. Basically she created my best self on screen! I looked beautiful even at 9 months pregnant! I felt like a whale but looked totally graceful and glowing in her photos. And in the voice recordings that flowed with the story of my pregnancy I sounded so articulate. It sounded like I just sat down with her and told the most perfect story. But really she waded through an hour of me recorded talking and edited it to 5 minutes of what sounded like a perfect succinct, powerful, moving story. I felt like a genius but actually she is the genius!

Here are a few things I said after seeing Julie Kay’s work:

After Julie sent me the short documentary she did with photos and me and my husband talking about the birth of our baby.
“I don’t think I have the words yet to thank you or even tell you what I most love about the film. I watched it three more times and I hesitate yet to pick apart what I love. I cry through the whole thing each time when I watch it alone and I just want to let it wash over me in full with the full emotion of it all. Being able to remember the joy and intensity of Caleb’s birth with these early words and photos from me and his dad, it is the greatest gift I can ever be given.”

Comments I sent to Julie when I got to see a documentary she created for a young family.
“The sounds of the family in the beginning of this family documentary is like the song of everydayness that I imagine they will forget once the kids grow up, they are so lucky to have that forever.”

“This is pure magic. You have captured the pureness of young girls, the light of this family and the glee of a family young and growing. They will look back at this forever and remember how this moment in time felt.” Read less
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