Julia Zave Lifestyles

ABOUT ME


Curious About Me?

Here’s My Story.


It was an unused roll of film in my mother’s dresser drawer that first kindled my curiosity about photography.

When I learned that a sticky strip of plastic + chemistry + paper equaled a photo, my mind was blown. As a kid, it seemed like magic.
From that moment forward, cameras and photography were my thing. I found myself taking class after class up until college. Where I began to fully understand how powerful this artform really was: it evoked emotion, it captured humanity, and it brought us back in time.
I fell in love with the power and legacy that photographs had to give.
My true career as a photographer didn’t ramp up until a series of serendipitous opportunities landed in my lap. The first was being asked to photograph musicians and concerts. And I did for 9 glorious years. This experience sharpened my eye for perfect lighting, energy, and the ability to capture truly unique visceral moments on and back stage.
Shortly after I shot my first concert, I fell in love with a guy I didn’t think existed in the world until the day I met him. I was beaming with joy on a regular basis; being in love felt so freaking good! Naturally a dear photographer friend of mine would invite me to shoot a wedding with her. And just like that, everything clicked…weddings were what I’d unknowingly been looking to photograph for so long. When my brides and grooms became families I was hired to photograph their children. This was the biggest honor! 
I’m hired to see what you don’t see - the moments where people are totally present, captivated, and being their true selves. Those are the details I love capturing more than anything else.  From all of the love, the vulnerability, and celebration of life to the day you become parents, I will create memories that will take you back in time - wherever, whenever you want for the rest of your life.