Why Bright Eyes?

It’s simple for me. It was love at first sight. And second sight.

My first sheltie, Mickey, looked at me with Bright Eyes.  I had 14 years of memories of that dog that I captured on film!

All of my dogs have had Bright Eyes. It’s how we’ve bonded with each other. Dogs are the most keen observers of humans and true companions as we travel through life.

Photographs preserve those memories.  That’s why when I had the chance to start my own business I choose to combine my two passions of animals and photography!  My style is documentary and journalistic as you’ll see in exploring my website.  My session packages are diverse and affordable.  And the goal is to bring out the joy and spirit of your pet while having fun! My approach is on location—I come to you—using natural light.


Julie Gould

Serving the Washington DC metro area, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Travel upon request.

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Happy Columbus Day! While in Baiona, Spain to start on the Camino Portuguese, we climbed aboard a replica of La Pinta, one of Columbus’s ships to sail across the Atlantic in 1492. America was first sited from La Pinta on October 12 that year. And La Pinta landed in Baiona to be the first to spread the news about the New World! See the ship outside the left arch. @marthaperego @atomic_cath @carmelamsw @susanfinkle #columbusday #lapinta #caminoportugues @caminoways #baiona2017 ... See MoreSee Less

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Day 6–after another 18 miles on the Portuguese Camino we arrived at our destination: the Cathedral of Santiago in Santiago de Compostela! And our day was just beginning...smiles, grateful, beyond exhausted, my first pilgrimage, 100 miles. #santiago #cathedraldesantiago #teamforza #caminoportugues @caminoways @caminoprovides @camino ... See MoreSee Less

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So proud of Baxter the Sheltie as he graduated from Advanced Obedience class today ‼️🌠Now we can go to Agility 2 for lots of fun on the dog walk, tunnel (his favorite), tire, weaves etc. how do you play with your dog ? #Agilitydog #shelties #sheltielove #shetlandsheepdog #dogphotographer #sheltiesofinstagram #sheltiesmile #vaphotographer #dcphotography ... See MoreSee Less

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Day 6 on the Camino Portuguese ‼️ Smiles all around as we begin the 25km/18mile sunny day. #caminodesantiago #caminoportugues #teamforza #galicia #thelastdaysofsummer ... See MoreSee Less

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