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Sweetwater Portraits

Philadelphia , PA
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Philadelphia, PA 19147 US (map)

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267-626-9778

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ABOUT US

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We're Julie + Dutch. Together, we photograph wonderfully interesting couples much in love. And yup, we're married ourselves. Julie founded Sweetwater Portraits on... Read more
Hi there!

We're Julie + Dutch. Together, we photograph wonderfully interesting couples much in love. And yup, we're married ourselves. Julie founded Sweetwater Portraits on her love of art, beautiful imagery, and nice people. We find ourselves very fortunate to be doing what we love.

Sweetwater Portraits is located in Philadelphia, but Julie & Dutch will travel worldwide to photograph weddings.

Our goal?

A genuine approach to your loveliest day.
Wonderfully natural and gorgeous portraits.
Spontaneous candids, laughing faces, and teary eyes that say it all.
Fresh. Absolutely, dizzingly, fresh and fabulous and unique.

Call us. We'd love to meet you.

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Proofs

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Alexis
Wedding:
7/1/2017
5.0/5.0
When I started to look for a photographer, I knew that I didn't want anyone typical or the usual "wedding look". I wanted someone who took candid, genuine shots and really captured emotion and thats exactly what I found with Sweetwater! I just received all of my engagement session photos back and they are AMAZING! Julie is so wonderful to work with and I can't wait for my wedding with them!
When I started to look for a photographer, I knew that I didn't want anyone typical or the usual "wedding look". I wanted Read more...
When I started to look for a photographer, I knew that I didn't want anyone typical or the usual "wedding look". I wanted someone who took candid, genuine shots and really captured emotion and thats exactly what I found with Sweetwater! I just received all of my engagement session photos back and they are AMAZING! Julie is so wonderful to work with and I can't wait for my wedding with them! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
When I set out to find a photographer for my engagement photos and discovered Julie and Dutch's site, I was drawn to their work because none of the photos looked posed or unnatural; they exuded so much life and energy that I could almost imagine the sounds and conversations surrounding the moments they'd captured. I’m thrilled to say that I feel the same when looking through the photo gallery created for my fiancé and me—my fiancé, Ty, was especially happy about the nod-to-Wes-Anderson doorway shots! We truly love our photos and have already ordered several prints! Many thanks to Julie and Dutch for their wonderful work!
When I set out to find a photographer for my engagement photos and discovered Julie and Dutch's site, I was drawn to their Read more...
When I set out to find a photographer for my engagement photos and discovered Julie and Dutch's site, I was drawn to their work because none of the photos looked posed or unnatural; they exuded so much life and energy that I could almost imagine the sounds and conversations surrounding the moments they'd captured. I’m thrilled to say that I feel the same when looking through the photo gallery created for my fiancé and me—my fiancé, Ty, was especially happy about the nod-to-Wes-Anderson doorway shots! We truly love our photos and have already ordered several prints! Many thanks to Julie and Dutch for their wonderful work! Read less
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Anya
Wedding:
8/1/2015
4.8/5.0
As soon as we got engaged, I knew I wanted a fabulous photographer for our wedding day. Our wedding planner sent us a list of reputable photographers and the minute I came across Sweetwater's website, I was in love. We immediately put an email through to see if they were free for our wedding date. What struck me from the beginning were the vibrant pictures and the emotions that spilled off the page. I literally felt as though I was a guest at these weddings. As I continued to look through Sweetwater's website and blog, I was struck by the way each and every couple was photographed in such a distinct and unique manner. Simply put, each blog post was different then the next. All these other photographers simply put the couple in the same rote poses and clicked away. Yes, there were beautiful skylines, lighting, and editing, but the feelings were a tad muted.
After we got the great news that Sweetwater was available for our wedding, we went ahead and booked our "getting to know you" meeting with Julie and Dutch. Time flew and by the end of the meeting, my husband and I felt as though the four of us were all old friends. It hit me that this was the every reason why Sweetwater's pictures varied so much by couple! They actually take the time to invest and develop a relationship with their couples; in turn; the vein in which Julie and Dutch photograph is so reflective of the couple's love, interaction, and personality.
I love looking at out pictures simply because of the way my husband I were captured. Yes, Julie and Dutch managed to make us look so beautiful and handsome but they also did a miraculous job of capturing our spirits.
As soon as we got engaged, I knew I wanted a fabulous photographer for our wedding day. Our wedding planner sent us a list Read more...
As soon as we got engaged, I knew I wanted a fabulous photographer for our wedding day. Our wedding planner sent us a list of reputable photographers and the minute I came across Sweetwater's website, I was in love. We immediately put an email through to see if they were free for our wedding date. What struck me from the beginning were the vibrant pictures and the emotions that spilled off the page. I literally felt as though I was a guest at these weddings. As I continued to look through Sweetwater's website and blog, I was struck by the way each and every couple was photographed in such a distinct and unique manner. Simply put, each blog post was different then the next. All these other photographers simply put the couple in the same rote poses and clicked away. Yes, there were beautiful skylines, lighting, and editing, but the feelings were a tad muted.
After we got the great news that Sweetwater was available for our wedding, we went ahead and booked our "getting to know you" meeting with Julie and Dutch. Time flew and by the end of the meeting, my husband and I felt as though the four of us were all old friends. It hit me that this was the every reason why Sweetwater's pictures varied so much by couple! They actually take the time to invest and develop a relationship with their couples; in turn; the vein in which Julie and Dutch photograph is so reflective of the couple's love, interaction, and personality.
I love looking at out pictures simply because of the way my husband I were captured. Yes, Julie and Dutch managed to make us look so beautiful and handsome but they also did a miraculous job of capturing our spirits. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Our daughter and son-in-law (R&M) chose Julie and Dutch of Sweetwater (J&D) as they were paying for their wedding photography, so we didn't meet them until the wedding. We used Front & Palmer's vendor list for all of our vendors, a very wise choice. We had total confidence in R&M's choice, especially after R&M's first meeting and how excited they were to work with them (J&D). The engagement pix were perfect and beautiful, and my husband and I were so excited to meet J&D at the wedding. They brought Matt with them and he was terrific too. Not only were they warm, engaging, and attentive: they took the BEST pix! Now we have the task of choosing the best ones for our album, no easy job because there are so many great ones! Thanks guys for everything. Can't wait to see the super-8 video Dutch is producing! I sell wedding invitations, and as a wedding vendor I will be recommending Sweetwater to everyone who inquires!
Our daughter and son-in-law (R&M) chose Julie and Dutch of Sweetwater (J&D) as they were paying for their wedding Read more...
Our daughter and son-in-law (R&M) chose Julie and Dutch of Sweetwater (J&D) as they were paying for their wedding photography, so we didn't meet them until the wedding. We used Front & Palmer's vendor list for all of our vendors, a very wise choice. We had total confidence in R&M's choice, especially after R&M's first meeting and how excited they were to work with them (J&D). The engagement pix were perfect and beautiful, and my husband and I were so excited to meet J&D at the wedding. They brought Matt with them and he was terrific too. Not only were they warm, engaging, and attentive: they took the BEST pix! Now we have the task of choosing the best ones for our album, no easy job because there are so many great ones! Thanks guys for everything. Can't wait to see the super-8 video Dutch is producing! I sell wedding invitations, and as a wedding vendor I will be recommending Sweetwater to everyone who inquires! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
From the first day we met with Julie and Dutch, we knew they were the ones we wanted by our side on our wedding day. They made us feel comfortable right from the start with the ease of conversation and how they described their style of photography. Their love of what they do was clear, along with how much they care about the couples they work with. They really took the time to get to know us, so when the big day came-- we felt like we were spending it with friends we had known for quite some time. They captured every moment in a natural and organic way. Their sweet nature made us feel comfortable and at ease-- even when it started storming on our wedding day. Julie described to me how beautiful the indoor location would be and she was absolutely right. When we received our photo gallery, we were so happy with all the emotions and moments they captured that day. I realized that it didn't matter that we weren't in the vineyard on a sunny day because they captured the genuine feelings of love we have for each other. Had we picked another photographer who only relies on a great backdrop for pictures, we surely would have been disappointed. What these two do is not just photography, it's art. We are so thankful to have had Julie and Dutch as part of our wedding day!
From the first day we met with Julie and Dutch, we knew they were the ones we wanted by our side on our wedding day. They Read more...
From the first day we met with Julie and Dutch, we knew they were the ones we wanted by our side on our wedding day. They made us feel comfortable right from the start with the ease of conversation and how they described their style of photography. Their love of what they do was clear, along with how much they care about the couples they work with. They really took the time to get to know us, so when the big day came-- we felt like we were spending it with friends we had known for quite some time. They captured every moment in a natural and organic way. Their sweet nature made us feel comfortable and at ease-- even when it started storming on our wedding day. Julie described to me how beautiful the indoor location would be and she was absolutely right. When we received our photo gallery, we were so happy with all the emotions and moments they captured that day. I realized that it didn't matter that we weren't in the vineyard on a sunny day because they captured the genuine feelings of love we have for each other. Had we picked another photographer who only relies on a great backdrop for pictures, we surely would have been disappointed. What these two do is not just photography, it's art. We are so thankful to have had Julie and Dutch as part of our wedding day! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Sweetwater Portraits to any bride and groom. Julie and Dutch are such a blast to work with. They are a brilliant husband and wife team that truly know their art. Individually they bring their unique photography talents to the table but together they create masterpieces. Not only are they talented, but they are the sweetest people to work with. You go to their lovely home in South Philadelphia where they make you feel so warm and welcome for your consultation and meetings. They are not afraid to give their opinion if you ask them for honest feedback. Our friends, family and complete strangers are still continuing to stop us, 3 months after our wedding day, telling us that our photos look like they are right out of a bridal magazine. They are so talented! I plan on working with Julie and Dutch again for any future event we have! Thank you both for making our day so unforgettable and giving us the gift of relieving it whenever we look at our beautiful photos.
I would recommend Sweetwater Portraits to any bride and groom. Julie and Dutch are such a blast to work with. They are a Read more...
I would recommend Sweetwater Portraits to any bride and groom. Julie and Dutch are such a blast to work with. They are a brilliant husband and wife team that truly know their art. Individually they bring their unique photography talents to the table but together they create masterpieces. Not only are they talented, but they are the sweetest people to work with. You go to their lovely home in South Philadelphia where they make you feel so warm and welcome for your consultation and meetings. They are not afraid to give their opinion if you ask them for honest feedback. Our friends, family and complete strangers are still continuing to stop us, 3 months after our wedding day, telling us that our photos look like they are right out of a bridal magazine. They are so talented! I plan on working with Julie and Dutch again for any future event we have! Thank you both for making our day so unforgettable and giving us the gift of relieving it whenever we look at our beautiful photos. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
12/20/2014
5.0/5.0
You can't get any better than Sweetwater Portraits. Julie and Dutch really make your day special. They took the time to get to know a little about my husband and I which reflected in our perfect photos! Love love love!
You can't get any better than Sweetwater Portraits. Julie and Dutch really make your day special. They took the time to Read more...
You can't get any better than Sweetwater Portraits. Julie and Dutch really make your day special. They took the time to get to know a little about my husband and I which reflected in our perfect photos! Love love love! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I found Julie and Dutch of Sweetwater Portraits by accident, searching for photos of the wedding venue my (now) husband and I had just booked. Their photos were beautiful, natural, and seemed to really reflect the distinct personalities of the bride and groom -- I was immediately captivated and thrilled when I learned they still had our date available. After we met Julie and Dutch in person, I figured out how they are able to consistently produce such high-quality work: they took the time to get know us as people.

Working with Julie and Dutch on our wedding day was one of the best decisions we made in the entire wedding planning process. They helped us come up with a shooting schedule that minimized stress and maximized the time we could spend with each other, showed incredible poise and expertise managing our enormous bridal party for group shoots and keeping us on schedule with the family portraits (no easy feat since we have huge families), and may actually be wizards because they basically appeared out of thin air when our maid of honor speech somehow happened too early, making sure they didn't that miss that special moment. Most importantly, we felt comfortable and at ease around them, and our photos reflect that. It took me months to decide which I wanted to frame, and even longer to make selections for our album, because there were simply so many photos that I absolutely loved. I can't recommend Julie and Dutch at Sweetwater Portraits enough, and I'm so grateful that we have these incredible images to commemorate the best day of our lives.
I found Julie and Dutch of Sweetwater Portraits by accident, searching for photos of the wedding venue my (now) husband Read more...
I found Julie and Dutch of Sweetwater Portraits by accident, searching for photos of the wedding venue my (now) husband and I had just booked. Their photos were beautiful, natural, and seemed to really reflect the distinct personalities of the bride and groom -- I was immediately captivated and thrilled when I learned they still had our date available. After we met Julie and Dutch in person, I figured out how they are able to consistently produce such high-quality work: they took the time to get know us as people.

Working with Julie and Dutch on our wedding day was one of the best decisions we made in the entire wedding planning process. They helped us come up with a shooting schedule that minimized stress and maximized the time we could spend with each other, showed incredible poise and expertise managing our enormous bridal party for group shoots and keeping us on schedule with the family portraits (no easy feat since we have huge families), and may actually be wizards because they basically appeared out of thin air when our maid of honor speech somehow happened too early, making sure they didn't that miss that special moment. Most importantly, we felt comfortable and at ease around them, and our photos reflect that. It took me months to decide which I wanted to frame, and even longer to make selections for our album, because there were simply so many photos that I absolutely loved. I can't recommend Julie and Dutch at Sweetwater Portraits enough, and I'm so grateful that we have these incredible images to commemorate the best day of our lives. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Julie and Dutch are the absolute best! Aside from being total professionals, they are both incredibly nice, laid back, and easy to be around, which are important qualities to find in a wedding photographer. They are unbelievably talented, which is obvious when you see their work. They both had a soft, easy way of giving direction, which in turn, created the most natural, beautiful photos… more beautiful than we could have ever hoped for. I truly cannot say enough great things about Julie and Dutch. We were so lucky to have them shoot our wedding, and would choose them all over again if given the opportunity!
Julie and Dutch are the absolute best! Aside from being total professionals, they are both incredibly nice, laid back, and Read more...
Julie and Dutch are the absolute best! Aside from being total professionals, they are both incredibly nice, laid back, and easy to be around, which are important qualities to find in a wedding photographer. They are unbelievably talented, which is obvious when you see their work. They both had a soft, easy way of giving direction, which in turn, created the most natural, beautiful photos… more beautiful than we could have ever hoped for. I truly cannot say enough great things about Julie and Dutch. We were so lucky to have them shoot our wedding, and would choose them all over again if given the opportunity! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hired Julie and Dutch of Sweetwater Portraits for our wedding photographers and it was one of the best decisions we made throughout the planning process. I found their work online and was immediately enamored with their photography. It was some of the most beautiful wedding photography I had seen and we knew we had to meet with them. When we met with them, we were immediately at ease - having a cold drink on their roofdeck overlooking the Philly skyline - doesn't get much better. The next day, we met with a different photographer and left the meeting and immediately emailed and booked Julie and Dutch. We came to the realization that our photographer would be with us ALL day during the wedding and we would want someone that we liked to be around. Julie and Dutch were great to work with - fit right in with our family and friends and made us feel completely at ease having our picture taken a million times. They were extremely easy going - despite the fact that it was unusually hot and humid for September and despite the fact that my now father-in-law ran over a bag of camera lenses with his car prior to the wedding (!). My husband is not the most photogenic, but they were able to make it work and got so many great pictures of us. We have recently gotten all of our photographs and we are completely overwhelmed with how great they turned out. Everyone we show them to is so taken aback by how beautiful they look. We have no idea how we will narrow them down for our album and certainly not for choosing which to frame. Certainly a good problem to have. Julie and Dutch are seriously talented and a ton of fun to work with. You are making a mistake if you do not hire them for your wedding/engagement photos/baby photos or anything else. I (almost) cannot wait to have children so we can have Julie photograph them!
My husband and I hired Julie and Dutch of Sweetwater Portraits for our wedding photographers and it was one of the best Read more...
My husband and I hired Julie and Dutch of Sweetwater Portraits for our wedding photographers and it was one of the best decisions we made throughout the planning process. I found their work online and was immediately enamored with their photography. It was some of the most beautiful wedding photography I had seen and we knew we had to meet with them. When we met with them, we were immediately at ease - having a cold drink on their roofdeck overlooking the Philly skyline - doesn't get much better. The next day, we met with a different photographer and left the meeting and immediately emailed and booked Julie and Dutch. We came to the realization that our photographer would be with us ALL day during the wedding and we would want someone that we liked to be around. Julie and Dutch were great to work with - fit right in with our family and friends and made us feel completely at ease having our picture taken a million times. They were extremely easy going - despite the fact that it was unusually hot and humid for September and despite the fact that my now father-in-law ran over a bag of camera lenses with his car prior to the wedding (!). My husband is not the most photogenic, but they were able to make it work and got so many great pictures of us. We have recently gotten all of our photographs and we are completely overwhelmed with how great they turned out. Everyone we show them to is so taken aback by how beautiful they look. We have no idea how we will narrow them down for our album and certainly not for choosing which to frame. Certainly a good problem to have. Julie and Dutch are seriously talented and a ton of fun to work with. You are making a mistake if you do not hire them for your wedding/engagement photos/baby photos or anything else. I (almost) cannot wait to have children so we can have Julie photograph them! Read less
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