“The day after shooting my first wedding, I made an appointment to show the images to the social editor at Town & Country. He didn’t believe I was a photographer -- until he saw the pictures I’d taken. He grabbed the images and went to show them to his boss, and two days later I was at the Save Venice Ball on the magazine’s behalf. I actually wore a ballgown, and then-Editor-in-Chief Pamela Fiori asked the social editor who ‘the woman in the ballgown with the camera’ was. He looked at her and said, ‘Oh! That’s our photographer!’ ”
Julie Skarratt has always dreamed of seeing the world, and of seeing it her own way. Born and raised in Australia, Julie began modeling as a teenager, and 15 years in front of the camera gave her an unparalleled opportunity to travel and explore. She graced the editorial pages of Vogue and the covers of Cosmopolitan, working in St. Barths, Tokyo, the hills of Italy, and anywhere else a photographer or designer might take her. She collaborated with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and famed fashion photographer Albert Watson, and it was the photographers capturing her likeness who encouraged Julie to pick up a camera herself.
When asked to assist in photographing a wedding, Julie fell in love with the intimate access it gave her to a day in a couple’s life, the chance to capture moments and share stories with images rather than words. What was once a passion project became a career. Julie has earned a reputation for her intimate, personal photographs and her singular ability to put her subjects at ease. Whether shooting a gala with 750 guests or documenting a bride as she prepares to walk down the aisle, Julie uses her calm demeanor and skill behind a camera to preserve beautiful, happy memories.
In addition to her work as a wedding and family photographer, Julie is the photographer of choice for the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, MoMA, the New York Philharmonic, and Carnegie Hall. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Vogue, Town & Country, Martha Stewart Weddings, People, and Quest Magazine -- where she currently holds the position of Photographer at Large.
Based in New York City, Julie rarely goes three weeks without getting on an airplane, and is available to work worldwide.