Hi there!

We are Julie + Dutch and that’s our dog, Doc. We are passionate about good design, art, and of course, photography. We founded Sweetwater Portraits on the idea that we could photograph for people who are as excited and inspired by photography as we are. Being chosen to document someone’s wedding is not only an honor, but an enormous responsibility that we don’t take lightly. We pour our heart and soul into every one, and for that reason, we only accept 20 – 25 weddings per year and a limited amount of boudoir and portrait sessions.

We take the time to really get to know our clients and their style. We document, we create, and we laugh. A lot. It’s what we’d want in our own photographer; a great eye, a simple approach, and a whole lot of fun. Like a friend who happens to be your wedding photographer.

When we’re not photographing, we love to travel. We have a system down where we wait to see which weekends aren’t booked with weddings, book a last minute flight, pack a backpack, and find ourselves wandering around Asia without any plans. It’s a glorious way to travel.

Our approach to photographing is largely defined by our beginnings in fine art photography. If you have a minute, check out our personal photography projects:



Sweetwater Portraits is located in Philadelphia, but we travel worldwide to photograph.

Call us. We’d love to get to know you!

Julie + Dutch