Julie Cannon

Hope is my Anchor. Christ is my Savior. @ccannon is my Rock. Life is a Journey.


I am a small town girl from the Pacific Northwest who left home at 20 and spent the next 13 years zig zagging the country. After six moves in those 13 years, I had the opportunity to meet so many people who let me in on their stories. I started seeing life differently with each conversation and realized my photography was the perfect way to not only connect with people, but also tell their story in a way that was true to who they are. So I started Thrive Photography in San Diego, CA in 2008 where I spent five years building my business around documenting people in their every-day lives. As goes, with anything in life, it has been a journey of discovering my own purpose and passion within a field so broad and packed with opportunity.

A recent move to Nashville with my husband Chad only affirmed my love for this work and the clients who are brave enough to allow me to capture them as they are and journey through life with them.

If I were to be completely honest, I am continually humbled that people trust me to capture them in their intimate and vulnerable milestone moments in life. As a self-professed introvert, I have found that I place a value on small group settings and getting to know people to their very core. This is truly the setting where my creative expression and story telling through photography Thrives.

I believe the purpose of my work is to give people a clear picture of who they are, through my photographs. Recognizing that it looks different for every person is what keeps me going, and challenges me to see life in new ways with each day. I am constantly learning and am inspired and challenged by people around me to continually move forward. I would love to meet you, get to know you and get some amazing images along the way! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look around!