Julie Elaine Hedges owns and operates JE Hedges Photography. She is a Professional Photographer and a member of PPA - Professional Photographer's of America since 2001. 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 E. Hedges
Owner & Professional Photographer
Julie has had an interest in photography since elementary school and began studying the art form in her teens. In high school, Julie was a photographer for the Yearbook Club (shooting club & pep rally events) and was commissioned to photograph her first wedding for a teacher's child. Photography at the time was only a hobby though as Julie's main focus was studying medicine. Julie took three years of Health Occupations classes, interned for two years at the Army base hospital as a Nurse's Assistant, and became CPR certified, which led her to teach CPR classes. Julie was recognized for her unique CPR lessons at the Georgia State and National level when she brought home a Gold Medal in the United States Skill Olympics.
After high-school Julie began a pre-med direction in college, continued her photography hobby, and entered Corporate America to earn money. The corporate bug bit Julie hard and before too long, she changed her major to Business Management. Julie quickly worked her way up from third-shift mail-room to management level. Julie's organizational skills and ability to motivate others with her zany personality landed her on multiple corporate Executive Event committees, organizing and planning events for over 4,000 employees. Julie worked a total of twelve years with two Fortune 500 companies in her hometown of Columbus, Georgia while continuing photography for friends, family, and acquaintances on the side. Over time, the demand for Julie's photography talent grew to the point JE Hedges Photography became an officially licensed business in September 2000. Julie left Corporate America shortly after to manage her photography business full-time focusing on special events & weddings while offering studio-style maternity, baby, and family portraits.
Fast-forward to 2011, Julie opened JE Hedges Photo Booths as an addition to JE Hedges Photography. JE Hedges Photo Booths was the very first Photo Booth Rental Service in Columbus, Georgia In 2017, JE Hedges Photography, Inc. & JE Hedges Photo Booths merged to become what is today, JE Hedges Photography & Photo Booths. The studio offers digital vintage & open-air style photo booths.
By the year 2017, Julie had shot a total of 721 weddings (averaging forty to fifty a year) which often took her away from her family each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the heavy wedding months. Julie's talents and interests had evolved over the years leading her to switch the focus of the business from weddings to corporate clients, school and sports volume photography, and military & formal events while continuing to provide headshots, maternity, baby, and family in the studio.
In October 2019, (after being involved with her family's nationally recognized "Ludy Christmas Light Spectacular" for many years) Julie was inspired to build an elaborate Christmas-themed living room set, partnering with "St. Nick of Columbus". JE Hedges Photography now offers Family Christmas portraits and magical one-on-one Santa visits each holiday season.
From Professional/Corporate Headshots, School/Sports volume photography, Formals/Special Events, Family in-studio/on-location Portraits, and fun Holiday themed portraits, Julie takes special pride in creating high-quality professional photography. Julie welcomes her clients making them feel at ease and ensures professional high-quality customer service is always at the forefront. Call Julie today and discover why JE Hedges Photography & Photo Booths has 5-Star Google Reviews. Julie and her team are ready to provide you and your family with a positive professional photography experience creating memories you will cherish for a lifetime. (706) 992-8233
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