Hey there. I’m Julie Hanna Laflamme. I started my business in 2006, and have photographed close to 200 weddings. From 2013 to July 2019, we were known as Mojo Weddings. We felt like we outgrew the name some time ago, and because I really do run this show, I decided to go in this new, more personal direction.
My husband, Maurice, a professional fine artist, showed a huge interest in photography early on in our relationship, and has been shooting alongside me since 2013. He has now photographed around 50 weddings as part of my team.
We work side by side on a daily basis while raising our daughter.
I knew early in my education that photography was my calling, and chose to go to a specialty photography school for a college degree. After graduating, I got hands on experience and six years of training while working closely with several different photographers before deciding to break off and start my own company.
From all my training and being in the photography business for over a decade, there are many services I offer besides just delivering beautiful photographs.
I create a step-by-step timeline of your wedding day, so you will see how your wedding day will flow, how much time you need for requested portraits, etc. It's a loose guideline, but also important if there are photos you *must have* with various friends or family.
I take the most boring part of the day, that part that everyone either dreads but everyone wants in the end, the family portraits, and do them super fast so everyone can get to cocktail hour and actually celebrate. If there's time and not too long of a list, it's nice to make these sweet and meaningful, too.
I always keep things light and keep everyone on track. I am able to take beautiful candid shots while staying in the background and letting couples live their true wedding day without it feeling like a photoshoot. I’ve also gained lots of knowledge of what clients want, as far as actual wedding photographs go, pertaining to posing and classic shots, and I make sure to mix it up.
I know you make many choices about every last detail of your wedding, and I make sure to photograph them all in a beautiful way.
Like the photo above, I have some clients who definitely want their wedding attire photographed before they put it on, and others who say they really don't need or want that photo. We discuss these things ahead of time and I do as you wish.
I could go on forever on this page, talking about how and when I started photographing love stories (I do love talking about this!), and how Maurice and I met and fell in love, but I like saving some stories to tell in real life. So for now I’ll say, thank you for your interest and for reading a bit about who I am and what I do; I look forward to the chance to sharing stories with you.
Ok here's one quick story... This photo below, that's Maurice and me on our wedding day. We were married in Mendocino at Big River in 2015 with a super mini reception (aka taco cart by Los Gallitos) on the back patio of the Beachcomber Motel, with these bluffs and ocean view in the background. My hat is about to blow off in the wind; there's no way I'd pose like that on my own. I myself am super awkward with a camera pointed at me. Maurice too.