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  • Hi there!

    Welcome to my blog! I'm so glad you're here. I'm Julie, the Jules behind Photo Jewels, and a Rockwall, Texas, based photographer. I specialize in creating a high school senior portrait experience for my client that will be remembered for a lifetime!

    Since 2008, I've been in love with what I do, and I think it shows!

    Grab a cup of coffee, take a look around and see what I've been up to!

Kyleigh!  This girl traveled all the way from Glen Rose for her senior shoot.  A few years back, she lived in Rockwall, and that is where she first heard about my senior work.  Even though they moved almost 2 hours away after that, she and her mom still came back to Rockwall for this special shoot.  And I’m so glad she did!  Kyleigh is pretty inside and out, and has a heart for worldwide missions.  In fact, last I saw, she was in Uganda!   I know this was a dream of hers, so it’s awesome to see it come to be reality for her.  She’s going to do amazing things!

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Madison is another one of my seniors who traveled from the opposite side of the metroplex for her senior shoot.  Most of the time, when clients make an hour or two drive, it’s because they tell me they’re wanting something different than what all of their friends are doing.  And I am always so flattered to be chosen, because there is no shortage of amazing senior photographers to choose from the DFW area!

Madison is one of those lucky girls with dark hair and light eyes… not a very common combination, but one that I think is so pretty!  Madison is always smiling and happy, too!  And I loved her clothing choices… lots of embroidery, lace, and some darker shades at the end that just make her eyes pop.  She’s off to Texas Tech in the fall.  🙂

 

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Ahhh, beautiful Jordyn!  This shoot was so fun… partly because her mom is a hoot, and partly because my hair & makeup artist, Amy, is too!  Between the two of them, I think we laughed pretty much the whole time.  Jordyn is a Wylie East senior who is headed off to play collegiate soccer this fall (so she’s like way talented!).  She has such a pretty smile & a sweet spirit too & ummm, check out her flawless olive skin!  🙂  So glad she chose me for her senior shoot!

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Meet Kayley! This senior had such a classy style about her & a beautiful smile!  We found this gorgeous park to begin our shoot, then we moved to a cityscape for her last 2 outfits. Each of her looks was so put-together and I think reflected her personality as well. I loved her hair for the last outfit… check it out!  She’s off to her dream school – SMU – in the fall!

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Carly Carly Carly!  This lovely girl is as pretty on the inside as the outside.  Another one of my senior models throughout the year, she always brought a smiley, fun element to the group and would always play up whatever I was asking the group to do.  Plus she has this sort of open semi-blunt candidness that would always make us laugh.

Funny story… During our shoot we saw a poor older man get drug into the creek by his dog.  He had cuts on his arm, his dog took off, and both shoes were floating away down the creek.  We tried to help him, but he insisted he was ok.  Then he proceeded to hang on to ivy and attempt to ascend the steep embankment.  Ummm, that was interesting.  We felt bad for him but it was also pretty funny too (once we knew he wasn’t truly hurt).  He told us that wasn’t the first time that had happened.  Umm, ok?!



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Just take a peek at this post, and you’ll see that McKenzie loves to laugh!  This talented softball player from Southlake (always love getting girls who are willing to drive across the metro-mess) heads off to college in Missouri on a softball scholarship!

Her mom totally impressed me during the shoot when she mentioned she had survived a snake bite!  Snakes are always my biggest fear while I’m out shooting, so to meet someone who had been bitten and lived to tell about it definitely caught my attention.  I would likely die of a heart attack rather than any venom. 

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I loved photographing Maddy!  Something about her was so captivating!  I loved that she brought along some burnt orange balloons to use as a little prop towards the end… and I think you’ll be able to easily see that she’s headed off to UT this fall.  Hook ’em horns.  (Don’t tell anyone I wrote that…. ummm, Sic’em Bears!)

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Meet Jordan!  This senior girl has a heart of gold and can always be counted on!  Not to mention, she has simply beautiful hair and blue eyes!  These were actually taken in February and we were super pumped to find some green grass already popping out at this park.  She had specifically requesting “something with water” for her shoot, which is the request I hear the most.  Since the day was warm, she just waded right in.

 

We wrapped the shoot with a soft sunset and her Arkansas tshirt.  Love how it all turned out!

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