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Based in metro-Detroit, Michigan, Juliana Mary & Co. works with artists and brands internationally. Juliana's passion is styling, photographing, and animating products to grow your audience and business.

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Every August I’m shocked to see back-to-school items and Halloween decor appearing on the shelves, it seems like summer has just started, and then – wham! – we’re thrown right back into the daily routines of early mornings, breakfast on the run, and “don’t forget your homework!” as we run out the door. The lazy […]

Discover More Time, Creativity, and Balance

Building Your Business

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Weddings are a time to celebrate, and these stationers understood the assignment. Creating bright, bold, invitation suites can be a challenge and the line between gorgeous and garish needs to be carefully walked. To bring these two very different suites to life, I created a scene using neutral backdrops and props as to not compete […]

For the Love of Color

Photoshoots, Stationery, Styling

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New skincare brand, Aluril, needed images to showcase its extensive line of products featuring natural and good-for-you ingredients. The client faced several challenges including styling the 60+ products in a cohesive aesthetic while differentiating between product categories, appealing to their specific demographic, showcasing the high-end reflective packaging, and visually communicating what’s inside each product (high-quality […]

Fresh & Floral: Beauty Styling for Aluril Skincare

Beauty, Consumer Products, Photoshoots

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Grand Millennial is my *favorite* decorating style that I’ve been lovingly welcoming into my home decor and styling. If you’re unfamiliar with the aesthetic, it’s a combination of your grandmother’s wallpaper + antique oil paintings + a few modern pieces here and there to keep it fresh. When photo styling, keeping current design trends, color […]

Grand Millennial Style is Out, Coastal Grandmother is In!

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Inspiration for photoshoots can come from anywhere – books, movies, tv shows, and real life. For this shoot, I drew inspiration from a combination of my favorite stories and authors to bring to life what I imagine Jane Austen’s Secret Garden would look like. The result is a whimsical photoshoot that highlights the wedding invitation […]

Secret Garden Inspired Stationery Photoshoot

Photoshoots, Stationery

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French macarons have long held a special place in my heart – after living in France for a year the sweet treat became a favorite of mine. I’ve tried making them myself (with very little success) and rely on the experts for beautiful, delicious macrons like these from Maison Laduree. Macarons: Maison LadureeStyling & Photography: […]

Valentine’s Day Shoot with Laduree

Food, Photoshoots

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There are so many pieces that need to come together to create a beautiful flatlay, but it all starts with a strong foundation- the styling surface! Selecting the right backdrop sets the aesthetic and tone for your shoot, and can absolutely make or break your final images. When deciding on a backdrop, consider the mood […]

How to Pick the Right Backdrop for Your Shoot

Styling

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Flourish Photoshoot weeks are full of excitement and have quickly become a studio favorite. Each Flourish Photoshoot allows a select group of stationers from around the world to send their wedding suites, stationery, and art to my studio to be styled and photographed in a pre-planned theme with luxury props, backdrops, and florals. The inspiration […]

Flourish Photoshoot: Apple Blossom Sneak Preview

Photoshoots, Stationery

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As you may have heard, I have a lot of feelings about styled shoots. As a former wedding stationer and calligrapher, I participated in dozens of styled shoots and was on the receiving end of every scenario – the good, the bad, the ugly, and the completely forgotten (yes, sometimes the stationery is forgotten completely!) […]

Styled Shoots – When to Participate and When to Pass

Imagery, Marketing, Stationery

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Are you ready to have your best holiday sales season ever? You’re in the right place! Here are my top 3 tips to instantly improve your product photography and inspire potential buyers to click “add to cart” and become raving fans of you and your business. 1. Incorporate Your Personality If someone is searching Etsy, […]

How to Style Irresistible Holiday Product Photos

Consumer Products, Imagery, Marketing, Stationery, Styling

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Day 1: Styling a Floral Filled Envelope
Day 2: Styling a Wedding Invitation Suite
Day 3: Styling Wedding Shoes 

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Juliana Mary & Co. is a styling and product photography studio based in Metro-Detroit, Michigan creating scroll-stopping visuals for clients world-wide