Retreats | workshops | Lifestyle portraits




You’re a figure in the wellness space that doesn’t want to get lost in the digital world of stock photos and cliche imagery.

You want to express your message through your unique aesthetic.

Attracting an audience that resonates with who you are and how you show up in the world is of high importance.

Elevate your brand using bespoke imagery for your upcoming event


lifestyle portrait imagery for your blog and social channels.


Julie Magnussen Photography is an Event and Portrait Photographer for wellness brands. Based in Los Angeles, she is the visual storyteller for retreats and workshops along with portraiture for websites, blogs, and social channels.


I call California home, am an artist at heart, and wellness practices are my MO. I’m deeply committed to supporting wellness brands share their message and convey their authentic voice. Capturing real moments is what brings my soul alive and for the last 10 years I’ve made it my mission to create the most memorable, positive images for my clients. Your most true and authentic essence shines when you’re feeling free, laughing with friends, and being yourself.

Creating and curating those moments is my job.




Lifestyle Portraits

You are the face of your business! Create beautiful photos that are authentically you with a photoshoot full of freedom, laughter, and play time.

One-Day WOrkshops

Promote your workshops using compelling images that convey the emotion and true essence of your gathering.

Retreats & Conferences

Convey an experience that transcends images and offer your participants the lifestyle portraits they’ve always wanted.




Julie Magnussen Photography Los Angeles Wellness Brands Events, Retreats, Workshops, Portraits, Lifestyle

Carrie Farell, Event director, mindbodygreen

“We've had the pleasure of working with Julie on two very different events so far - one 30-person yoga class and one 250-person, 3-day wellness industry retreat - and she was awesome in both settings.

She's extremely thorough and cares deeply about getting things right for her clients. We've thrown her into some unusual settings and found her to be flexible, quick to learn, but also able to ask smart questions.

Julie is also extremely personable and genuinely enthusiastic, which is super important to us as we strive for a community feel at all of our events. We highly recommend Julie and look forward to working with her again soon!”

Susy Scheffelin, The copper vessel

“Working with Julie was easy and fun! I lead Sound Baths - guided meditation experiences- and wanted help capturing what I do. 

It’s a tricky event to capture  because the events are dark and people are resting quietly, the whole point is that they shouldn’t be disturbed. 

Julie arrived fully prepared and excited to make magic happen. She was very quiet and discreet and got beautiful shots that were better than I could have even imagined. 

She captured me in a beautiful and natural way, as well as the guests, and the space the event was being held in. The shots were beautiful and artistic, but still practical for use on my website and Instagram. 

Sometimes people have a hard time understanding what I do, so these gorgeous visuals are a huge asset to me in attracting new clients. 

Julie processed the photos quickly and got them back to me within a day. The whole experience was totally seamless and she definitely went above and beyond, even staying late after the event to take some more stylized shots. I highly recommend Julie’s work to anyone looking for gorgeous lifestyle and event photography!” 

Julie Magnussen Photography Los Angeles Wellness Brands Events, Retreats, Workshops, Portraits, Lifestyle

Julie Magnussen Photography Los Angeles Wellness Brands Events, Retreats, Workshops, Portraits, Lifestyle

Daniela rose, Daniela Rose CO

“There is something about Julie! She has an incredible eye for photography and being able to capture candid moments in natural light.

Julie exudes calmness and warmth, I truly felt at peace during the entire session. The images speak for themselves and I found it almost impossible to choose a favourite for my portfolio. Thank you for spreading your magic throughout this world!”


“When I needed to have new professional photos taken for my new website and social media, I reached out to a trusted friend and colleague who had recently had her photos done and asked who had done her amazing photography. My friend had nothing but rave reviews about her experience with Julie.

The entire process of working with Julie, from our initial consult via video call to delivery of the final product was wonderful. During our initial consult, Julie asked a lot of questions to get a feel for what my vision was for my photos and how I would use them, and really got to know me.

Being uncomfortable in front of a camera, I was a little anxious about the photoshoot itself, but working with Julie was simply amazing! We scheduled a half-day shoot, which took place in three separate locations with outfit changes. Julie had a creative vision that far surpassed my own in each of the locations, and made me feel completely at-ease in front of the camera, and I actually had a lot of FUN. I am so pleased with the final outcome of my photos because Julie captured the true essence of my personality, personal style and energy, which was extremely important to me for this shoot.”

Julie Magnussen Photography Los Angeles Wellness Brands Events, Retreats, Workshops, Portraits, Lifestyle



“After working with Julie on several critical projects, I would not trust the job to anyone else. 

To be able to relax and focus on running a high profile event and being fully immersed in the moment, completely secure in the knowing that Julie was there discreetly doing some of the greatest camera work you can imagine, is priceless.  

They say a photograph can speak a thousand words, but I do not have the words to express the magic of what Julie can create and capture with her camera. 

She's got it.  The results speak for themselves."


“I felt an instant connect during the first interaction with Julie. Her attention to detail, passion for photography instantly put me at ease and gave me confidence that my shots would turn out beautifully!

Julie has a knack for making you feel completely relaxed during the session, which really helped me let my true self shine during the shoot. I never felt awkward with myself or her. She gave me pointers for how to pose, brought music to help me get in the groove and her laughter is contagious - it all made for a great time!

I had a phenomenal shoot with Julie! She did an outstanding job. I was so impressed with her care, customer service and attention to detail. She really captured who I aspire to be as a person.

Julie Magnussen Photography Los Angeles LA CA Venice  Lifestyle Portraits



“We recently selected Julie as the event photographer for our high level mastermind, which included 15 minute Lifestyle Portrait sessions for our members.  

The results were incredible, far exceeding our expectations. Our members were blown away by what she achieved in such a short period of time.

Hiring Julie is a no brainer going forward - she dramatically enhanced the value we provided our members while delivering exceptional work.” 

Jennifer Ann, Priya Bliss

“I never knew taking photos could be so much fun! I am always a bit nervous in front of the camera but Julie was able to keep me relaxed and feeling playful the whole time. After seeing the photos, I am absolutely thrilled with the results!

I now have a huge library of visual assets for my business’ website and social channels. It’s such a relief to be able to just go into a folder on my phone to upload photos that I love, rather than searching everywhere for inspiration or the right look. It’s already there.

I can’t wait to do another session in the spring!”

Julie Magnussen Photography Los Angeles LA CA Venice  Lifestyle Portraits

Julie Magnussen Photography Los Angeles Wellness Brands Events, Retreats, Workshops, Portraits, Lifestyle


“Julie is a pleasure to work with. The nuance and warmth of her images capture moments that tell stories. Her lighting brings a beauty to all she shoots.

Julie has an uncanny ability to spot human moments that are uniquely emotional resulting in images that have resonance.”