Julia Maruyama Photography
Julia Maruyama Photography

Natural lighting is my jam. I love to capture and create honest, natural emotions and moments. In my photos, I try to balance posing and allow raw and real moments to come about, capturing them as they come.

I have created my own presets and consistently change them to fit each individual session! I would describe my editing style as light and airy with hints of shadows and cool tones.

I am super blessed to have worked with so many wonderful families, couples, and individuals.

Matthiessen State Park Engagement Photographer, Matthiessen State Park

   A few, non-photo related, things that I love..

+ First and foremost - Jesus
+ My Husband Nick
+ Tacos & Burrito Bowls from Chipotle - all day everyday please
+ Tea + Dark Chocolate are my loves
+ The Office & Parks and Rec
+ Painting & Woodworking
+ Goodwill & Thrifting finds
+ Amazing race (I dream about being on the show all the time!)
+ Exploring, rock climbing, & adventuring!



I also LOVE traveling!! Here are some of the places I want to visit in the next few years, and if you happen to want to elope, get married, or have a session at one of these places, contact me and I would love to photograph you in these beautiful spots!


  • Cave Point County Park (Sturgeon Bay, WI)

  • Devils Lake State Park (Baraboo, WI)

  • Garden of the Gods (Herod, IL)

  • Warren Dunes State Park (Sawyer, MI)

  • Isle Royale National Park (MI)

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park (OH)


  • Hawaii

  • Zion National Park (UT)

  • Redwood National and State Park (CA)

  • Grand Canyon National Park (AZ)

  • Joshua Tree National Park (CA)

  • Yosemite National Park (CA)

  • Yellowstone National Park (MT & ID)

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (TN & NC)

Outside the U.S.A: 

  • Thailand

  • Iceland

  • Greece

  • New Zealand

  • Banff National Park, Canada

  • Bali

Roatan, Honduras
Red Rocks, Colorado Mountains, Red Rocks Amphitheater