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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Baxter the Sheltie had a wonderful 6 mile circumnavigation of the Washington DC Mall and Tidal Basin touching base at many #monuments including the #washingtonmonument shown here. He’s so happy to be outdoors in sunshine ☀️‼️🐾 Thanks to @adogphotographer for organizing dogs and humans as part of her #travelswithollie hikes. Can’t wait for the next one 🐾 #northernvaphotographer #sheltiesmile #sheltiesofinstagram #nationalloveyourpetday #shetlandsheepdog #doghikers #doghiking #capitalphotogcenter ... See MoreSee Less

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Salsa and rumba band Alabo! plays at the eco new town of Las Terrazas near Havana. Political expression for us too! #cuba #lasterrazas #salsadancing #northernvaphotographer ... See MoreSee Less

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Hanging with the pelicans at the fishing boat docks of Cojimar, Cuba. Four fishermen had lunch with us to discuss their lives. They fish all night for large open ocean fish like marlin. #cojimar #cuba #pelicans #northernvaphotographer ... See MoreSee Less

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Plaza Major, Trinidad, Cuba #trinidadcuba #cuba #northernvaphotographer ... See MoreSee Less

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A store in Havana for Cubans to use their ration books to buy staples like rice and juice. #cubanlife #havana #northernvaphotographer ... See MoreSee Less

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