Julie E. Hedges
Owner & Professional Photographer
Julie Elaine Hedges owns and operates JE Hedges Photography. She is a Professional Photographer with memberships in PPA - Professional Photographer's of America, Young Professionals of Greater Columbus, GA, WPCV - Wedding Professionals of Chattahoochee Valley, Columbus Georgia Photographers, and Kodak's Promise of Excellence. Julie is honored and humbled by the many awards she has received by the voting public:
Awarded the Ledger Enquirer's Readers' Choice Award for "Favorite Photographer" six years in a row.
Awarded "Moms' Choice Favorite Photographer" by Muscogee Mom's two years in a row.
Awarded "Her Favorite Photographer" by "her Magazine".
Awarded “Best All Around Photography Studio” for the Columbus, Auburn, Opelika, Eufaula, and LaGrange areas by WTVM.
To be recognized as a leader among all the talented photographers in our area is truly an honor.
Julie has been a photographer for as long as she can remember, starting with a 126 Instamatic Camera (that used flash-cubes... remember those?) in her hand around the age of 7. "I would line up my baby dolls for portrait shoots... they were always good subjects!" says Julie. As time progressed, she of course had to move up and into a hot pink 110 Instamatic Camera with built-in flash. "I really thought I was something with that hot pink camera. (smile). I now had younger siblings that became my photography subjects. They enjoyed playing dress-up and posing for the camera." Into high school, Julie transferred over to the more widely used 35mm film cameras and photographed her first wedding. Friends, family, and special events became Julie's new photography targets. "I wanted to create a photographic journal of my life that I could look back upon 50 years from now." After high school, Julie started college and entered Corporate America. She worked twelve years with two Fortune 500 companies in her hometown moving into management. "I thought Corporate America was just the way it was supposed to be. I was making a good living but my creativity was being suppressed." Julie's creative eye in her personal photographs was noticed by others. She received an increase in requests to cover family, friends, and friends of friends special events and weddings. She purchased studio equipment, attended photography courses, and upgraded into professional-level digital SLR cameras. In 2000, Photography became a full-time paying hobby outside of her full-time corporate career. The love of photography began to pull on her emotions and she knew retiring in the corporate world was not what she had in mind for the future. "I knew I was too talented to sit in a 4'x5' cubicle for the next forty years". In 2003, Julie left management in Corporate America to manage her photography business full-time. "Photography is my true passion. I love what I do. I've never looked back. I enjoy working with my clients creating photographic memories they will cherish for years to come. I become not just a photographer... but friends with my clients."
JE Hedges Photography offers Family Portraits, beautiful Maternity sessions, Baby Panels, Business Headshots, has covered hundreds of events, numerous celebrities, and are regionally known for their unique, creative and fun approach to Weddings.
At JE Hedges Photography, we capture all the feelings of your wedding.... the Romance, the Excitement, the Fun. We combine a unique photography style and technique with a creative eye that assures that your wedding portraits will have your distinct personality in every image.
Your photographs will reflect the love you feel for each other, along with the friendships and family ties of special people. We want you to feel happy and relaxed. We are unobtrusive, fun, and easy-going. We take special pride in working with our clients to make them feel at ease and get the most from their portraits. Our packages are designed to cover every type of event from a small family reunion to a large corporate event.
Call today for a complimentary consultation and allow Julie to introduce you to a new photography experience!
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