Hey, I’m Julia Fenner of LeggyBird Photography. I have always had the nickname “Bird” and have long legs, so when my poetry major college roommate wrote a poem about me called LeggyBird, I thought that would make a fun, memorable company name!
I have been a professional photographer for almost six years, but have always had a camera in my hands at any big event or celebration. I started in engagement and family shoots as a college student, and those are still my favorite moments to capture!
My love and joy in photography is helping women feel beautiful and confident in front of the camera, especially for the first time. I hear people, especially women, say so often that they hate the way they look in photos or don’t feel comfortable getting their picture taken. To me, that is a delightful challenge to help bring them to a place where they feel confident with me, with my camera and ultimately in the final photos that we capture. Every woman has a unique beauty and the desire for that to be seen, and when I hear the words “Wow! I actually look good in this photo!”, it reminds me why I do what I do.
This wedding was one of my favorite shoots solely because of the amazing love between the bride, her daughter and the groom. Liz’s story is beyond beautiful and she is such a strong woman. Her and Ansley have what I think of as a Gilmore Girls mother/daughter bond; they are best friends and inseparable.
When Kenny entered the picture, he fell in love with them both and proposed to them both. On their rainy, whimsical wedding day, Ansley could hardly stop crying and smiling at the same time because she was so excited for Kenny to become her dad. These are the stories I remember and the photos I cherish as a photographer.
I love what I do because I am a part of some of my client's most important moments. I am a fly on the wall when mothers bond with their newborns in the hospital. I am an interactive goofball to get 4-year-olds to smile during family shoots. I am an all-in-one picture-taker, people coordinator and bff on my clients’ wedding days. I love my job!
COMPANY: LeggyBird Photography