My First Hot Yoga Experience

I’m not drunk in this picture, I swear. Today I took my first hot yoga class and it was amazing and so hard! I gave everything I had for 90 minutes. The instructor asked us to dedicate our practice to …

30 Day Health Challenge

Nine months ago I made a huge change in my diet and switched to being Vegan, however since thenI have gained a ton of weight (not literally, but it sure feels like it).  I am just not happy, and the …

10 Tips For Women Traveling Solo (Costa Rica)

PURA VIDA!!!! Recently I traveled to Costa Rica on my first solo vacation ever and…. I LOVED IT! Costa Rica was not only affordable, but full of adventure, culture and relaxation. I really enjoyed traveling alone and boy I did …

I Fell in Love in Costa Rica

I fell in love in Costa Rica and his name is Paco….. So day two of my trip, I’m still in La Fortuna, and I awake in the morning early to go for a run. It was hot, rainy and …

Rain Showers and Life Lessons

I wanted to share some thoughts about my first solo travel experience as I make my way through Costa Rica. I have a few hours to kill before my next tour, which is a safari trip on the Rio Penas …

My newfound love for Jazz

Recently, I have been becoming more and more obsessed with watching documentaries on Netflix.   It began with historical films about Italian artists, then I watched everything made on the food industry and changed my lifestyle to a plant based …

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Veggie ME!

This week I am going to digress from my photographer Friday Favorites and mix it up with another list I have, My Life List..  It’s a list of things I want to do in my lifetime,  I know with the …

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When one door closes

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end…  I have officially reclaimed my birth name of Julie Belton.  I was compelled to create an image to commemorate this moment in my life.

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My CreativeLive Experience

Julie Perez Photography

Checking off my Lifetime Bucket List.  Three days at the CreativeLive studios studying fine art photography with Brooke Shaden.  To say this was a life changing experience would be minimizing my feelings.  I struggled so much with finding inspiration.  I felt …

CreativeLive brings us Brooke Shaden

Flipping through facebook this morning on my way into work I noticed that CreativeLive made an announcement that Brooke Shaden was coming to teach next month.  I immediately burst into excitement, which btw the lady next to me reading her …

Getting Crafty – Cheap Upholstered Headboard

So this post has nothing to do with photography, but I just had to share my recent Pinterest Inspired project I did with my stepmom this weekend. I just moved to my new tiny studio apartment at Bradley Beach, and …

CreativeLive… Here I come!

Last week I got an email telling me that I was selected to attend the all-star photography event with creativeLIVE in New York City!  Eight professional photographers teaching workshops on all genres of photography over two days! So on October …

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Arizona Black Rodeo

Today I went to my very first Rodeo.  I know what you must be thinking.. this Jersey girl has gone Country!?!?!  Uhhh, NO… in fact, when I first arrived at Rawhide I felt very out of my element.  The cowboys …

Pay it backwards

Updating my 101 in 1001 list =) Yesterday I went to Starbucks and ordered my Grande Skinny Peppermint Mocha and Mozzarella Panini Sandwich… Yummm.  When I pulled up to the window to pay for my order, the barista told me …

Tempe Photowalk

Today I met up with some of my friends from the Phoenix Black Photographers Meetup group in Tempe for the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk.  We started off our day at 9:00am and shot for about an hour before breaking for …