Hello Brides! We have a wonderful addition to the Wiltshire Bridal Boot Sale on Sunday 28th September at The Manor Barn. Photographer Julie Michaelsen will be joining us and we are super excited!
Tell us a little bit about you and how it all began...
Hello! My name is Julie, I’m Danish born but British bred. I started my wedding photography business last year. I became fascinated with the idea that to a certain extent we can all write our own chapters in life. Certain things of course happen which you can’t control but there is a lot you can control and I wanted to write my own chapters…So I left a rather high flying and complex world of finance in pursuit of a more genuine life. I had always wanted to run my own business, specifically within this wonderful wedding industry charged with celebrating love and curating happiness.
My style is firmly reportage and photojournalistic whilst still having an intimate and emotive approach. I adore being witness to those fleeting nano-seconds wherein life happens…the meeting of eyes, the knowing smiles, gasps of breath and delirious laughter...the moments you don't want to forget.
Being Danish, I have a very classic, clean and simple Nordic influence but with an ethereal and feminine accent.
You must get to shoot at some beautiful venues and locations - which are your favourite?
My favourite wedding venues are probably the walled garden at Cowdray, Hedsor House or the majestic Clivedon House… I’ve been so lucky with my brides and grooms this year and each wedding has been fantastic in its own way, my favourite from this year though was probably the last wedding I shot which was in the Bride’s family home’s garden and farm in North Hampshire. The thought, effort and help from friends, family and neighbours made it truly personal and it resembled a mini festival! Although I’m about to go shoot a wedding in Nice, South of France so that could be a pretty strong contender…
Have you spotted any bridal and/or wedding trends this season - could you describe?
I think the boho, paired back rustic look has been popular for some time but I have experienced recently a gentle come back of elegance and luxury, a bit more structure in the the brides’ dresses and a slight hint of classicism. Having said that what I love about my brides and brides generally is that I don't think any girl picks their dress based on whats trendy but rather on what suits them, who they are and what they feel good in. I always say that a bride should make sure she picks the dress/ look/ hair and make up which ensures that she still looks very much like herself but herself on her very very best day!
What can our visiting brides and grooms-to-be expect from your stall at WBBS?
Well, I’ll be there with lots of photos, big and small to show, an album or two and ready to answer any questions from brides and grooms to be or anyone who cares to drop by and have some homemade chocolate honeycomb (my speciality).
My lovely sister will be there to help and my boyfriend as my second shooter, designated lifter and all round brilliant human being!
I’ll be bringing along my stunning floral selfie board (courtesy of the talented Liz Jones of Blue Sky Flowers) which I hope will get a lot of use, I’ll be setting up my camera and clicker so that everyone can have a little complimentary portrait done, which I’ll send a digital copy to after the show!
I’ll also be offering an exclusive 15% discount for any brides and grooms who book with me on the day in celebration of my brand new website which will be up and running then!
I can’t wait!
Floral Selfie Board you say? See you there Julie!