TOGETHER, LET'S CREATE SOMETHING MAGICAL

Hey! I’m Katie, the creator of Catherine Julia Art + Wellness. I’m a mama, healer, and writer as well as a lifestyle and branding photographer based in Virginia Beach. I specialize in capturing the magic of childhood, military homecoming sessions, and creating content for brands of all shapes and sizes.

BRANDING | LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

Since 2014, I’ve dedicated my time to learning everything I can about both photography and spirituality. In the process, I’ve completely transformed my life and mindset, while answering the call to Shamanism. It’s now my mission to teach others to do the same.

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"You know what feels good to you - follow that."

RAVES & REVIEWS

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LEXY D.

COUPLES

“Katie took our couples photos at sunset cliffs and I can genuinely say that they are some of THE BEST photos we have ever had done! Not only is her work absolutely stunning, she has the most amazing personality and made our photoshoot so much fun! We laughed, joked around, and smiled the entire time!! Katie is very talented at what she does and she is SUPER helpful in posing you and making you feel 100% comfortable in your own skin. I will definitely use her services again in the future and I highly recommend you do the same!”

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ERIN A.

CHILDREN

“Her work is flawless yet seems so effortless. She has a true eye for the perfect picture!”

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NIKKI M.

FAMILY

“Katie is amazing to work with! She captured beautiful maternity pictures that I know I will cherish forever. She made my husband and I feel very comfortable in front of the camera. I highly recommend her!”

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HEIDI L.

CHILDREN

“The pictures I received from her brought tears to my eyes. Her and her work are incredible!”

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CRYSTAL M.

MILITARY HOMECOMING

“Katie did an amazing job capturing my husband’s first homecoming! She was super sweet and I had so much fun with her.”

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AUBRI N.

COUPLES

“Katie photographed my wedding in August and I cannot relay enough the wonderful experience I had with her. Not only did she take beautiful pictures despite the intensity of the sun overhead, but she enhanced the day itself. Katie left me with vivid, joyful memories and captured the smallest details I was too busy to notice on the day of my wedding. Thanks to her I am able to relive the greatest day of my life time after time. Katie’s joyful attitude and willingness to do anything to help make my wedding day wonderful was truly the cherry on top of her photography. I can not say thank you enough to Katie!”

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SAM D.

COUPLES

“She is simply the BEST!! Katie helps you feel super comfortable in your own skin, even when you may be feeling super awkward. She captures the perfect pictures when you least expect it! Loved every part of her process and of course, the beautiful pictures.”

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AUDREY KIM N.

FAMILY

“Wow! Katie exceeded all expectations with her talent and creativity. She was so easy to work with; she let us share our ideas and wishes but also directed us when we needed some guidance. Katie gave me exactly what I was looking for in the couples session/maternity photos, so we followed up with her for a newborn session. She ran a perfect operation with our week-old baby. Her ability to capture fleeting moments and turn them into stunning photographs has managed to win over my husband, too – no more resistance to photo shoots! Thanks for the memories, Katie, and we’re looking forward to working with you again and again!”

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MICHELLE E.

FAMILY

“Coming from another photographer, Katie is professional, patient, friendly and will help direct you to bring your vision to life. Lovely experience shooting my mommy and me session.”