Twenty things about me

  1.  I create photos that celebrate families and all ages, portraits for all ages, the details and fun of gatherings large and small, business openings and operations, and anything related to design, love and nature.  Natural light photography is my passion.
  2.  I like how Minnesota weather is rarely boring.
  3.  Photos evoke memories.  My goal is to capture those moments that will part of a person's stories and their legacy.  
  4.  I'm a late-night thinker.
  5.  Go-to snack: Celery stalks with a thin layer of Skippy Low-fat Chunky Peanut Butter
  6.  Bringing kind and creative people together is one of my favorite things to do. 
  7.  I admire storytellers.
  8.  David makes me feel like a strong and intelligent princess, it is a blessing to be at his side.  We have a family that rocks our world including four grand babes.   
  9.  I tend to go all out at Christmas time. 
  10.  I've been caring for outdoor plants and designing outdoor spaces for 30 years.  I have one of the greatest part-time jobs imaginable working with vegetables, herbs, annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees through the summer months. 
  11.  Rainy nights with the window open.  Right?   
  12.  In the fancy beverage category, I love Veuve Clicquot Rose Champagne.  
  13.  As a kid, Autumn was my favorite season because I liked getting back to school and the change of leaf colors.  And what kid doesn't love the season their birthday falls in?  Now I look forward to Spring when I spend more time outdoors with my camera, gardens, grand kids and get in miles and miles of walking everyday.  
  14.  I'm not good at sitting for long.  
  15.  Maker of lists, I love to plan.  I really love to get things done well. 
  16.  It makes me happy to hear someone say they like my Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.  
  17.  A former Vice President for Mayo Health System, and immensely proud of what my teams accomplished to make significant positive changes in health care. 
  18.  I know one thing for certain, that everyone wants to feel they belong.  In any setting I keep this desire to belong in mind.  Making people feel welcome and that they belong right where they are at that moment is my personal and professional mission.      
  19.  At the encouragement of my high school vocal coach I tried out for a community theater production of "Fiddler on the Roof".  I was hooked after one week of rehearsals playing Tevye's 'little bird' Chava.  At the time I didn't have any concept of how theater and singing would form my life and friendships in wonderful ways.  It has been an honor to be a part of remarkable vocal ensembles and competitions.  I've performed roles in "The Fantasticks", "Sound Of Music", "Hello Dolly", "Cinderella", "What About Luv?", "Children of Eden", "Working", "Oklahoma" and various short plays.  The acting role that remains closest to my heart is that of Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker".    
  20.  Very, very rarely is my camera not at my side.   
Photo by David Lee Glasgow on the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge, Minneapolis (March, 2015)

Photo by David Lee Glasgow on the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge, Minneapolis (March, 2015)

All photos on this site unless noted were taken by Julie Oliver.  Copyright Julie Oliver Photography.