Bio  Juliane Berry is an international wedding and portrait photographer based in Paris, France.  Trained classically in the art of film photography, she began her professional career in 1995 in Los Angeles.  Juliane has established clientèle throughout California and Europe.  She also specializes in hand painting black & white gelatin silver photographs – a dying art practiced since 1860.  She has exhibited her photographs in Los Angeles.  She shoots both film and digital.

Artist Statement   I photograph people.  With their many unique expressions and beautiful emotions.  I’m drawn to the elegant and timeless feel of black & white photos and I have a strong passion for film photography.  I absolutely adore the organic nature of film.  I put my heart and soul into every photograph.  My goal is to capture those perfect fleeting moments and make them timeless.  When I feel a connection with my subject, that’s when I shoot.  Those are the moments that are special, the moments that connect my viewer to my subject.

Paris & Los Angeles  I’m an American expat living in France.  I was born & raised in sunny L.A.  I lived there my entire life – until 2007, when I moved to Paris for the love of my Frenchman.  Paris has a magical ambiance that constantly inspires me as an artist.  Of course, j’ai deux amours – Paris & California.  I visit Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area as often as possible for photo shoots with my established clientèle and for weddings.

Film or Digital  You have the option of choosing film or digital or both.

Hand Painted Photographs  I custom print my b&w film photographs on gelatin silver paper, hand painting selected photos to express and invoke emotion.  I enjoy working with soft, pastel oil paints to create a whimsical and romantic feel.  I create this dreamy effect by applying photo oil paints directly onto a custom printed silver photograph.  The paint colors and saturation depend on the subject matter and mood of each individual image. Every hand painted photograph is an original one of a kind, no two are exactly the same.

This blog is where you can see photos from my recent engagement & portrait sessions, weddings and my personal work.  I will occasionally share photos of Paris, daily life in France and the lovely French villages and countryside that charm and inspire me.  I’m also mom, so I will frequently post photos of my sweet little boy, Henry.

My Film Gear

Contax 645

Carl Zeiss 80mm f2

Carl Zeiss 45mm f2.8

Carl Zeiss 120mm f4 macro

Carl Zeiss 210mm f4


My Digital Gear

Nikon D700 (x2)

Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 VR

Nikon 105mm 2.8 VR macro

Nikon 50mm 1.4

Nikon 85mm 1.8

Nikon 24mm 2.8


2008  “4260 Black & White Photographers Guild 2nd Annual Exhibit”   A Studio Gallery, Studio City, Ca.

2007  “La Vie à Paris”  A Studio Gallery, Studio City, Ca.

2007  “27 Photographers 27 Photos”   Mainstream Gallery, Burbank, Ca.

2007  “Paris Street Portfolio”  Eclectic, No Ho Arts District, Ca.

2007  “LARGE SHOW of small images”  A Studio Gallery, Studio City, Ca.

2007  “Group Diversity”  A Studio Gallery, Studio City, Ca.

2006  “A Group Show”  The Gallery @ Jacques Michael, Los Angeles, Ca.

The above photo is an advertisement for a photography exhibit in France.  I’m the photographer in the photo.  I was shooting Christina’s trash the dress.

Photo by Greg Burns


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