About ME/Prints - Jewels Photography

 hello . . . 

 . . . my name is Julie and I am the owner and main photographer of Jewels Photography.

I grew up in South Central Illinois, but my dream for many years was to live in South Dakota and that is where I once again took up the camera since my youth and started on this journey of photography.

Photography allows me to view the beauty of nature and meeting great people along the way. I love capturing the special moments of portraits and weddings and make lasting memories for the people I meet.

I love to explore in traveling with the camera.....what may be around the corner or down a dirt road is what keeps me pursuing with my camera

Ordering Prints


All images are available for licensing and as high resolution prints. If you’d like to acquire prints or license a particular image please contact me directly using the contact form

Archival high quality prints of various types of paper, canvas, acrylic, metal and various sizes for all my photographic images are available

Payments Accepted By : Checks (local only) and Credit Cards - Visa *MasterCard *Discover *American Express via Square Card Reader 

Thanks for visiting!

My Equipment


Nikon D5600 DX

Nikon  35mm f/1.8 lens

Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens

Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 lens

Yongnuo YN560 IV Flash Speedlite

MagMod Flash Diffuser System

Business: Photographic Imaging Contracts


Arcangel Images - 2015

Getty Images - 2018

Photography Journey


*  Digital Fall Photography Show at Avera Cancer Center ~  Mitchell, SD ~ 2015

* Yankton County Website Contest Winner ~ 2016

* South Dakota Public Broadcasting "Director's Choice" Contest Winner ~ 2016

* Award - Published Photographer: Minnesota in Seasons - A Photographic Journey Through Minnesota ~ 2016

* Juried Art Show - First Lady's Prairie Art Showcase ~ Pierre, South Dakota - October 28, 2017

* Juried Exhibit - Dakota Discovery Winter Photographic Art Show - December 14, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018 

* Open Art Exhibit -  Brookings Art Council, Brookings, South Dakota  -39th Open Photography Exhibition -  January 3 - 26, 2018

* Avera Prairie Center Gallery - Sioux Falls, South Dakota - July-September 2018

* Arts Night @  the Pub - Dempsey's in Watertown, South Dakota - July 13, 2018

* Mount Rushmore Image Purchased by Rainbow International Restoration to Auction @  Annual Convention – Dallas, TX - September 2018

* Brookings Art Council - Fine Art Competition and Exhibit - Brookings South Dakota -  Jan 9 - Feb 1, 2019