MeetJulianna - JMP Photography

About me... 

Hi!  I'm Julianna ~ I am a single mom to the three most incredible humans.  I really am so lucky.  I have the best kids.  Two of them, now taller than me, High School and Middle School, and my baby girl, last but certainly not least (her brothers fear her), in Elementary School.  

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I was born in Kansas City, MO, near my very large extended family.  My mom is one of 13 and my dad is one of 9!  We moved to Kirkland, WA, just outside of Seattle where I spent my school years until moving to the opposite side of the state and attended Washington State University. GO COUGS!  Later, I moved to Arizona where I had my beautiful children and we resided for a little over ten years before moving here to the Bay Area in 2013.  Whew!  Where is home?  All of them!  

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While in Arizona, I had my own gymnastics program for the city that I lived.  I was the only coach for all of my classes and coached on average 200 students a week.  I grew very close to the kids and their families.  I loved every single second of it.  Thanks to social media I have been able to stay in touch with so many of them!  

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I started shooting just after my daughter was born and took up photography as a hobby alongside coaching and of course being a very busy mom.   It was after moving to the Bay Area, I realized I had to pursue my passion as a photographer.  Moments were passing me by much too quickly.  I wanted start capturing moments like mine and individual personalities, not just myself but for others as well~ especially the little ones before they turned into BIG PEOPLE!  And so my career in photography began.  I have the joy of meeting new families, making new friends and watching them grow year after year.  

The year before we moved to the Bay