Summer Mini Sessions are Here!

This Summer Mini went fast, but there's still a chance to get in on it!

Things happen and sometimes a family can't make it after all. Because this session filled so quickly, and I know many more who were interested, but simply didn't act fast enough, I am starting a waitlist for possible openings. 
The Waitlist will open up in the order requests were received, so don't wait! Get your name added now!
If enough people are interested, I may add a THIRD date!
Email me right now at with "WAITLIST" as your subject-line.

Ready? GO!


How to Create and Buy Greeting Cards through your Gallery

You've got gorgeous photos in your galleries. Turn them into beautiful cards!
All cards come with matching white envelopes. All you have to do is sign, seal, and stamp.

What Are They Like?

4x8 cards are printed on high-quality card stock and are available in matte, felt, and pearl stock.
5x7 cards come printed on luxuriously thick card stock, folded in the middle. They're matte with a UV coating that gives the outside just a hint of sheen. The inside is smooth enough to pen a personal message.

Make Your Card!

1. Find your first photo.

Browse your gallery until you spot the photo you want. From there, click the Buy button, then choose "Create a Card."

2. Choose your card type.

Pick whether you want a 4x8 or a 5x7 card, then scroll through the carousel at the bottom to select a design. When you see one you like, click it and we'll open it bigger.
Don't forget to click "Designs" at the bottom if you want to narrow down your choices and browse designs for specific occasions.

3. Customize it!

The little "headshot" icons indicate the spaces where you can drag and drop photos from your photo pool on the right. Once you've assigned the photos a spot, you can click them again to zoom, rotate, scooch around, or even convert to black and white!
When you're finished zooming and scooching, click the little "X" in the corner to close the edit bubble. You can always undo your changes and start over.
The "T" icons indicate areas where you can click and enter text. 

NOTE: Some cards will let you customize the font size, type, and other options, but not all designs offer that choice.

4. Make it yours.

When your card's perfect, click the Save button at the bottom to keep your changes. 
Choose the quantity of cards you want from the section on the right, then click the Add to Cart button at the bottom. Now you're ready to check out!

Make a mistake?

You won't have the ability to correct your saved cards yourself, but I can do it for you. When it's ready, I can share the link to the corrected card so you can click the Buy button and check out from there. Simply hit the familiar Buy button. We'll display your available options:
Tip: Need to make more than one card? Exit the card builder and start a new session.
FAQ: What about the Watermark? They'll show in your online previews, but your cards won't print with them, don't worry.

Here's a quick video that shows you how easy it is to build your own cards:


It's my birthday!!

...and I'll have a sale if I want to!

I've never been one to be bothered by my age. I honestly have no problem saying I'm 45... my brain just doesn't always remember how old I am. In fact, since I started taking better care of myself following a two-surgery-summer three years ago, I feel more like I did when I was in my early twenties! In fact, I just went to my first concert, Sia, with my husband! Next we are going to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers this spring thanks to a gift from one of our daughters! So I really have no complaints when it comes to age. I just have no idea where the time went, and how in the world my kids got so old.

So to celebrate, I've got something special for YOU!
Till midnight tonight, Oct 29, 2016, receive 29% OFF ALL PRINT ORDERS of $29 and up, through your online gallery at
Simply enter the coupon code: HAPPYBIRTHDAY at checkout!

Need to regain access to your gallery from years past? 
Just EMAIL ME your session info and I'll send you a new private gallery invite.

The Santa Experience 2016 [Western Washington]

                                                               IN A WAY THEY'LL NEVER FORGET...

Kick off your Holiday Season with a full-on, memory making EXPERIENCE that will fill your hearts with joy.
The Santa Experience is a timeless fantasy concept that's sure to excite children of all ages...
even the biggest of kids (Mom & Dad).
It will be a very special, interactive experience, documented through professional photography all within the gorgeous, privately owned, historical, Hoquiam Castle.

During your Private Santa Session, your children will be able to warm up naturally to Santa and
enjoy activities such as…
  • Spending 1 on 1 time with Santa – no lines, no wait, no pressure. 
  • Santa may read your child a book 
  • Tug on Santa's beard 
  • Give Santa a letter or read him a wish list
  • Santa will help your child find their name on his "Nice List" 
  • Maybe even help Santa decorate his tree!
  • You even have the option to bring a personalized gift that Santa can give to your child! (We will schedule a gift drop-off day ahead of time.) 

******** BONUS GIFT ********

Pre-Book before October 16th, to receive a complimentary, Special Edition, Photo Ornament.

If you book one of our Fall or Winter Mini Sessions AND a The Santa Experience, you will receive
TWO Complimentary, Special Edition, Photo Ornaments 
(Your choice of images from either session.)


First, review the available times below:

Then CLICK THIS LINK, to view pricing, what's included, available times and to book your time choice. Following your paid booking, you'll receive an email from me within 24 hours containing your prep details and your Portrait Agreement to complete the process. 


Hey there!

I'm Juli Bonell - Beauty Photographer.

You could easily say that I'm a bit eclectic; an outgoing introvert who's obsessed with vanilla chai lattes, travelling, forensic science & zombies. I see beauty in urban decay, and I love yoga just as much as I love singing loudly in my car with the windows down. (Let's just say that last one's not pretty.)

Thanks for visiting my blog. Feel free to take a look around and connect and chat with me about your photography needs. Enjoy!

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