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Julie Mikos

Berkeley , CA
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PO Box 5762
Berkeley, CA 94705 US (map)

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510-681-7616

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Since taking my first darkroom course in the sixth grade, photography has been a passion of mine. I took that passion and threw it into obtaining my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the... Read more
Since taking my first darkroom course in the sixth grade, photography has been a passion of mine. I took that passion and threw it into obtaining my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, focusing on photographic arts.

Immediately following my graduation in 1988, I became the associate photographer for a well-known editorial photographer. At 22, I was photographing and styling home interiors and gardens for national interior design publications. My work has been published in magazines such as: House Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens, HOME magazine, Country Gardens, Country Living, Woman’s Day and many others. My travel photographs have also appeared two consecutive years in the National Geographic Traveler calendar.

Although I was an editorial photographer for nearly seven years, I got out of photography for about the same length of time and went into advertising. As of August 2001, I’m back into photography and have chosen wedding photojournalism as my main focus. I still have a passion for travel photography, general portraiture (especially kids) and my editorial work, but have found that I particularly love telling the story of the biggest event in someone’s life: the Wedding Day. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
Add'l Hours, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, One Event/Day
What photography items do you offer?
Digital Files

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Julie was absolutely amazing! We had a very unique day with two ceremonies (one at 11am and one at 5pm) in two different cities (Palo Alto and San Francisco)! Julie's day with us spanned from 9am to 9pm!
Our international correspondence and prep went incredibly smoothly. On the day of, Julie was incredibly professional, friendly, and, most importantly, she seemed really excited to be there with us. After almost every photo, she would say "wow!" or "Beautiful!" and I told her I'd have to keep her around for a continuous ego boost from now on!
Julie handled our two large families incredibly well, a long photo list, and various settings (inside, outside, two cities, two ceremonies, morning, evening, etc). She was very flexible in working with us to tailor our package/budget and we couldn't have gotten the value and time commitment that Julie was willing and able to give from anyone else.
We recently got our photos back and they're absolutely stunning! Cannot wait to see them in print!
Julie was absolutely amazing! We had a very unique day with two ceremonies (one at 11am and one at 5pm) in two different Read more...
Julie was absolutely amazing! We had a very unique day with two ceremonies (one at 11am and one at 5pm) in two different cities (Palo Alto and San Francisco)! Julie's day with us spanned from 9am to 9pm!
Our international correspondence and prep went incredibly smoothly. On the day of, Julie was incredibly professional, friendly, and, most importantly, she seemed really excited to be there with us. After almost every photo, she would say "wow!" or "Beautiful!" and I told her I'd have to keep her around for a continuous ego boost from now on!
Julie handled our two large families incredibly well, a long photo list, and various settings (inside, outside, two cities, two ceremonies, morning, evening, etc). She was very flexible in working with us to tailor our package/budget and we couldn't have gotten the value and time commitment that Julie was willing and able to give from anyone else.
We recently got our photos back and they're absolutely stunning! Cannot wait to see them in print! Read less
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Margaux
Wedding:
4/25/2015
4.8/5.0
Photography was THE most important thing on my list. My mother and I both have quite a bit of photography experience, so my expectations were high but budget was strict.

Julie was lovely from the moment we first spoke with her. She was willing to work with us on exactly the package we needed for photography - nothing more or less. We SO appreciated this given that she is an outstandingly talented professional and did not have to go the extra mile for us. Here's how professional she was...she literally was being STUNG BY A BEE during our ceremony and pushed through it all day and into the evening. She made us feel comfortable and was very understanding and always sure to check that I was up for more photos rather than just assuming so. Her 2nd shooter, Amanda, was also wonderful and very organized. Finally, she dealt with the chaos of the large families during the posed shots very gracefully (in charge, but not rude).

We can't wait to see the photos and were very fortunate to work with Julie.
Photography was THE most important thing on my list. My mother and I both have quite a bit of photography experience, so Read more...
Photography was THE most important thing on my list. My mother and I both have quite a bit of photography experience, so my expectations were high but budget was strict.

Julie was lovely from the moment we first spoke with her. She was willing to work with us on exactly the package we needed for photography - nothing more or less. We SO appreciated this given that she is an outstandingly talented professional and did not have to go the extra mile for us. Here's how professional she was...she literally was being STUNG BY A BEE during our ceremony and pushed through it all day and into the evening. She made us feel comfortable and was very understanding and always sure to check that I was up for more photos rather than just assuming so. Her 2nd shooter, Amanda, was also wonderful and very organized. Finally, she dealt with the chaos of the large families during the posed shots very gracefully (in charge, but not rude).

We can't wait to see the photos and were very fortunate to work with Julie. Read less
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Emilie
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Julie is AWESOME! She was so willing to accommodate our schedules for engagement shoots and phone calls. She was FUN and creative with pics. She and her assistant were everywhere at the wedding, but inconspicuous at the same time! I would recommend her to everyone!
Julie is AWESOME! She was so willing to accommodate our schedules for engagement shoots and phone calls. She was FUN and Read more...
Julie is AWESOME! She was so willing to accommodate our schedules for engagement shoots and phone calls. She was FUN and creative with pics. She and her assistant were everywhere at the wedding, but inconspicuous at the same time! I would recommend her to everyone! Read less
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Liz and Alex
Wedding:
10/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Julie is, quite simply, fantastic. Friendly, personable, energetic, attentive to your specific needs (and budget), flexible, and super talented. BOOK HER. If you are a happy bride, completely in love with your groom, and focused on all the right aspects of your day, then you will not be disappointed. Bridezillas need not apply.

We chose Julie because of the quality and character of her sample work, shown on her website. We were anxious about cost, but also wise enough to know that you get what you pay for. Photos of our wedding day would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, which we didn't want to risk messing up. After looking around and understanding what quality photographic work costs in the Bay Area, we knew that Julie's pricing was spot on for the incredibly beautiful results that she produces. I repeat: you get what you pay for.

She was at the top end of our budget, but was extremely helpful in tailoring the package in to what worked for us, using her extensive experience and understanding to give great guidance on the actual time required to get the photos we wanted, rather than a standard package of X-number of hours at X-price, no matter what.

And the results were outstanding. I only have to look at a few of Julie's photos from our day and I well up with emotion; she captured the spirit and feeling of our day with great insight and artistry. She was virtually invisible to us during all the main parts of the day, nonetheless moving around, getting shots from angles I hadn't even dreamed of, and details of our day that I wouldn't ever want to forget - but would have done, had Julie not been there to capture them.

My husband and I can be pretty cheesy when we're together, and we've never posed for photographs before, but Julie just let us do our thing, snapping us just as we were caught in beautiful, romantic, intimate moments - and not a piece of cheese in sight (well, no more than you get with wedding photos in any case!) We will treasure those photographs for ever.

Julie is easygoing, enthusiastic, and totally "in" to what she's doing as a photographer, giving her a slightly scatty air, which belies her true professionalism and which my husband and I absolutely LOVED about her. She was exactly what we wanted and her approach to the contract, delivery of the photos, setting up, meeting with us, and how she went about her work on the day was top notch.

If, however, you are an uptight, controlling, and demanding diva who expects a particularly stringent or conservative approach to your photography (and it's your wedding day, so you're entitled, and who am I to judge?) then you might want to consider someone other than the marvelously bright and breezy, open, friendly, and incredibly talented Julie Mikos.

Cool, loving, open and fun brides: book her now.
Julie is, quite simply, fantastic. Friendly, personable, energetic, attentive to your specific needs (and budget), Read more...
Julie is, quite simply, fantastic. Friendly, personable, energetic, attentive to your specific needs (and budget), flexible, and super talented. BOOK HER. If you are a happy bride, completely in love with your groom, and focused on all the right aspects of your day, then you will not be disappointed. Bridezillas need not apply.

We chose Julie because of the quality and character of her sample work, shown on her website. We were anxious about cost, but also wise enough to know that you get what you pay for. Photos of our wedding day would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, which we didn't want to risk messing up. After looking around and understanding what quality photographic work costs in the Bay Area, we knew that Julie's pricing was spot on for the incredibly beautiful results that she produces. I repeat: you get what you pay for.

She was at the top end of our budget, but was extremely helpful in tailoring the package in to what worked for us, using her extensive experience and understanding to give great guidance on the actual time required to get the photos we wanted, rather than a standard package of X-number of hours at X-price, no matter what.

And the results were outstanding. I only have to look at a few of Julie's photos from our day and I well up with emotion; she captured the spirit and feeling of our day with great insight and artistry. She was virtually invisible to us during all the main parts of the day, nonetheless moving around, getting shots from angles I hadn't even dreamed of, and details of our day that I wouldn't ever want to forget - but would have done, had Julie not been there to capture them.

My husband and I can be pretty cheesy when we're together, and we've never posed for photographs before, but Julie just let us do our thing, snapping us just as we were caught in beautiful, romantic, intimate moments - and not a piece of cheese in sight (well, no more than you get with wedding photos in any case!) We will treasure those photographs for ever.

Julie is easygoing, enthusiastic, and totally "in" to what she's doing as a photographer, giving her a slightly scatty air, which belies her true professionalism and which my husband and I absolutely LOVED about her. She was exactly what we wanted and her approach to the contract, delivery of the photos, setting up, meeting with us, and how she went about her work on the day was top notch.

If, however, you are an uptight, controlling, and demanding diva who expects a particularly stringent or conservative approach to your photography (and it's your wedding day, so you're entitled, and who am I to judge?) then you might want to consider someone other than the marvelously bright and breezy, open, friendly, and incredibly talented Julie Mikos.

Cool, loving, open and fun brides: book her now. Read less
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michellesf
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Julie Mikos photographed our wedding at Auberge du Soleil in 2011. She was amazing!! We love our engagement session and wedding pictures. She captured every detail of our day beautifully including pictures of our family and friends. Julie is a highly-skilled photographer whose pictures are artistic and elegant. And she is a lovely and nice person to work with. Her rates are very reasonable for the high quality pictures she produces. She books up quickly so contact her as soon as you can.
Julie Mikos photographed our wedding at Auberge du Soleil in 2011. She was amazing!! We love our engagement session and Read more...
Julie Mikos photographed our wedding at Auberge du Soleil in 2011. She was amazing!! We love our engagement session and wedding pictures. She captured every detail of our day beautifully including pictures of our family and friends. Julie is a highly-skilled photographer whose pictures are artistic and elegant. And she is a lovely and nice person to work with. Her rates are very reasonable for the high quality pictures she produces. She books up quickly so contact her as soon as you can. Read less
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walkerbp
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Julie is amazing. I could not be any happier with our wedding and engagement photos. She is so easy to work with and accommodating, as well as being a great value. You can't go wrong with Julie!
Julie is amazing. I could not be any happier with our wedding and engagement photos. She is so easy to work with and Read more...
Julie is amazing. I could not be any happier with our wedding and engagement photos. She is so easy to work with and accommodating, as well as being a great value. You can't go wrong with Julie! Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
7/2/2011
4.8/5.0
My husband and I are so glad that Julie was our wedding photographer. We now have priceless images because of her. Many of her shots have a "photojournalism" style that is much more fun than typically posed wedding pictures. When I see pictures that guests took, I'm amazed at how much better Julie's are. She is friendly, fun, professional and prompt. I have already recommended her to a friend who is already thrilled at the engagement shot Julie took for her. Book her!
My husband and I are so glad that Julie was our wedding photographer. We now have priceless images because of her. Many of Read more...
My husband and I are so glad that Julie was our wedding photographer. We now have priceless images because of her. Many of her shots have a "photojournalism" style that is much more fun than typically posed wedding pictures. When I see pictures that guests took, I'm amazed at how much better Julie's are. She is friendly, fun, professional and prompt. I have already recommended her to a friend who is already thrilled at the engagement shot Julie took for her. Book her! Read less
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annhamilton
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Let me start off by saying that I absolutely love Julie Mikos and our wedding photos! As a former, established wedding photographer in San Francisco for 10 years, I knew that when my day came to get married I wanted a photographer who shared a similar aesthetic and approach to photography as I, and I was very fortunate to have Julie capture my wedding day. I have always loved and admired Julie's work over the years. Having worked in the same industry together, I have been witness to Julie's professionalism and passion for photography as a colleague, and now as a bride and client. It's not easy to be in front of the camera when you're always behind it, I admit, but Julie has a very down to earth and wonderful way about her that quickly put me at ease on my wedding day. She goes above and beyond for you, always smiling, always willing to try something new, and always giving you her very best. Julie is a rare gem in an oversaturated wedding photography market. She is pure talent, delivering images that are timeless, distinct, elegant, and fun!
Let me start off by saying that I absolutely love Julie Mikos and our wedding photos! As a former, established wedding Read more...
Let me start off by saying that I absolutely love Julie Mikos and our wedding photos! As a former, established wedding photographer in San Francisco for 10 years, I knew that when my day came to get married I wanted a photographer who shared a similar aesthetic and approach to photography as I, and I was very fortunate to have Julie capture my wedding day. I have always loved and admired Julie's work over the years. Having worked in the same industry together, I have been witness to Julie's professionalism and passion for photography as a colleague, and now as a bride and client. It's not easy to be in front of the camera when you're always behind it, I admit, but Julie has a very down to earth and wonderful way about her that quickly put me at ease on my wedding day. She goes above and beyond for you, always smiling, always willing to try something new, and always giving you her very best. Julie is a rare gem in an oversaturated wedding photography market. She is pure talent, delivering images that are timeless, distinct, elegant, and fun! Read less
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Kaci
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
In a word, Julie is spectacular! I fell in love with her previous weddings, everything from the gorgeous candids to the elegantly posed portraits. Julie is talented beyond words and was a true joy to work with.

Julie was the first vendor that we booked, even before the venue, because we knew that no matter what the weather was like, what venue we chose or what mood we hoped to evoke that she would capture our wedding day perfectly and she did!

After the wedding, Julie created a slideshow for us that told the love story of our wedding day, capturing all of the details that make a wedding truly beautiful. We just love Julie and all that she has done for us. Though the day is over, our wedding will live on in the gorgeous photos that she took.

Julie also set-up a photo station for our guests which was a total hit! Everyone was raving about how much fun they had in it. Plus, the pictures show all of our guests having an amazing time!

If we were to get married again tomorrow, there is no way I would do it without Julie to capture the day! She is not only an amazing photographer, but a truly wonderful person. Thank you for everything Julie!
In a word, Julie is spectacular! I fell in love with her previous weddings, everything from the gorgeous candids to the Read more...
In a word, Julie is spectacular! I fell in love with her previous weddings, everything from the gorgeous candids to the elegantly posed portraits. Julie is talented beyond words and was a true joy to work with.

Julie was the first vendor that we booked, even before the venue, because we knew that no matter what the weather was like, what venue we chose or what mood we hoped to evoke that she would capture our wedding day perfectly and she did!

After the wedding, Julie created a slideshow for us that told the love story of our wedding day, capturing all of the details that make a wedding truly beautiful. We just love Julie and all that she has done for us. Though the day is over, our wedding will live on in the gorgeous photos that she took.

Julie also set-up a photo station for our guests which was a total hit! Everyone was raving about how much fun they had in it. Plus, the pictures show all of our guests having an amazing time!

If we were to get married again tomorrow, there is no way I would do it without Julie to capture the day! She is not only an amazing photographer, but a truly wonderful person. Thank you for everything Julie! Read less
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goldengatebride
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Julie and her assistant are amazing, she is so organized and well prepared. She even scouted our location TWICE before the ceremony and knew exactly where to take photos. We did all our photos during the cocktail hour and were not late. Her photos are amazing and Im so happy we picked her to remember our special day with. Highly recommended.
Julie and her assistant are amazing, she is so organized and well prepared. She even scouted our location TWICE before the Read more...
Julie and her assistant are amazing, she is so organized and well prepared. She even scouted our location TWICE before the ceremony and knew exactly where to take photos. We did all our photos during the cocktail hour and were not late. Her photos are amazing and Im so happy we picked her to remember our special day with. Highly recommended. Read less
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