Times like these really bring home the importance of

Family and Freedom

Our hearts go out to those affected directly and indirectly by the war in Ukraine. You may be asking yourself:

What can I do to help?

Our hearts go out to those affected directly and indirectly by the war in Ukraine. You may be asking yourself:

What can I do to help?

ย A friend of mine, Elly Alenka, was born and raised in Ukraine, moved to the United States when she was 17 years old and has been living here ever since. Her father was still living in Kyiv until just a few weeks ago when he was able to leave the city on foot with nothing but a toothbrush and an extra sweater to protect himself from the freezing wintery winds.

Elly’s father was brought to stay with her here in the U.S. through the tireless effort of many selfless volunteers working to help Ukrainians during these horrendous times.ย 
Elly is a professional photographer in New Jersey. She and a group of photographers across the country have banded together, working to raise money for those in need. Julie Collins Photography is also part of this group, called Photographers for Ukraine.


Want to help but don’t know how?

Photographers for Ukraine have done the homework for you and found what we feel is the easiest way to contribute. Direct Help for Ukraine assesses what immediate needs are crucial in the war-torn area and fills the need with gear and supplies based on that daily assessment. You are able to purchase the supplies/gear needed or monetarily donate.

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Two of Elly’s closest Ukrainian friends started DIRECT HELP FOR UKRAINE.

, featured on CNN, is a grassroots volunteer effort dedicated to helping Ukraine. With the help of many volunteers and companies who are shipping free of charge, 100% of donations are currently helping Ukrainians affected by the war with Russia.

Your Family’s Artwork, Helping Those in Need

Photographers for Ukraine are matching your donations to Direct Help for Ukraine with their portraiture
during the month of April.


Donate $250 in April

Schedule your portrait session anytime through
June 30*

*based on availability

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Julie Collins Photography Studio in Oconomowoc

175 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Ste. C

We are so fortunate to be living in the United States. Let’s celebrate the beauty that is your family and share with those less fortunate!

Our goal is help the Ukrainian families in need by raising $25K as a group. With your help, we can make a difference!


Are You Ready to Support the Families ofย 


Between work, school, and the kid’s activities it may seem like an impossible task to find a day when you can take time out to plan a portrait session and stop to “smell the flowers.” The problem is when you don’t make the time, the years pass by and your children grown up right before your eyes.

At Julie Collins Photography we have designed our sessions to not only capture your family’s portrait, but also to provide a fun experience full of memories that will last a lifetime. This is a great time to set aside and take advantage of this amazing offer.

Fill out the information below and let’s get started helping those in Ukraine and celebrating your family!

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How it Works

๐Ÿ’™ Make a $250 donation to Direct Help for Ukraine during the month of April after our in-person consultation.

๐Ÿ’› Schedule your photography session between April and June 30, 2022.

๐Ÿ’™ Send me a copy of your donation receipt and I will match your donation with a $250 credit toward studio products – wall art, custom designed albums or a folio box.
๐Ÿ’› Your experience includes an in-person design consultation, portrait session and view and order session.

๐Ÿ’™ Support families in Ukraine while celebrating your family.

What Happens Now?

Complete the Form Above
If you haven’t already, fill out your details above so that I’m able to contact you regarding this special offer.

There has never been a better time than today to celebrate your family.

Filling out this form will put you one step closer to that family portrait you’ve always dreamed of!

Donate After Consultation
After a phone call to set up your included design consultation we will meet to tailor the photo session to suit your style.

I will take the time to get to know you and get your portrait session officially scheduled.

After our meeting, donate your session fee ($250) to Direct Help for Ukraine. Please wait to do this step until after our consultation.

Enjoy Your Experience!
I have photographed hundreds of Lake Country families and know how to make this a fun experience you will never forget. So breathe, relax and trust that everything is under control.

Your hour long family portrait session will be full of laughs, hugs and memories to last a lifetime.

    Participating Photographers

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    Our collective goal is to raise as much as we can to help the families of Ukraine.ย 


    Please share this information with family and friends living in any of these areas:

    NorthLight Photography – Charlotte, NC

    Insley Photography – Fort Mill, SC

    Patti Looney Photography – Orchard Park, NY

    Elly Dream Photo – Middletown, NJ

    G and E Studios – Powder Springs, GA

    Del Mar Photographics – Solana Beach, CA

    Dultmeier Photography – Stuart, FL

    Maco Photography – Washington, D.C.


    Julie Collins is an award-winning portrait photographer and the artist behind Julie Collins Photography.ย  She is based in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.ย  Her images are characterized by bold color and authentic emotion.ย  Her work has been recognized by the worldwide photography community.ย  Candid “in the moment” photographs touch her heart deepest and what feeds her passion for storytelling through her lens.


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