Official Show Photographer, Julie Fischer McCarter

We are thrilled to announce our Official Photographer for This Is My Brave, Julie Fischer McCarter of Shoot Photo Inc in Leesburg, VA. Julie and I met last year through a fabulous woman-business owner networking group called Femworking. We became friends, kept in touch and when Julie expressed interest in helping with cast photos, I jumped at the chance to bring her on board. She will be taking portraits of each of our cast members and will shoot candids during the show.Julie

Julie's approach to photography is different than most traditional portrait photographers. I asked her to describe her business so that I might be able to share her gift with you.

Shoot Photo Inc - Julie Fischer McCarter, in her own words:

I am both a professional photographer and a licensed therapist. My two careers may initially seem completely different, but each one greatly informs the other.
As a therapist, one of my most important tasks is to help my clients identify and get comfortable with their own strengths. A step further is to help them spend time with their hopes and dreams – even while tolerating life’s pain and struggle.
In a very similar way, as a photographer, I help my clients connect with the very best that is within them and in the process they become very comfortable in front of the camera. In fact, many of my clients walk into my studio saying that they “hate” having their picture taken and they walk away just a little bit in love with the process (and a lot more in touch with what I like to call their “inner light”). Believe me, the evidence is in the photographs...their eyes are lit, their energy is flowing and they are fully embodying their life in the moment.
I offer portrait photography to families and business professionals who are looking for images with an authentic voice and a joyful spirit. I also offer 1:1 photography education and group workshops help others master their cameras. My next workshop is on May 3, 2014 and is specifically designed for moms who want to take great photographs of their little ones. For more information or to RSVP please go to:
My therapy practice is in downtown Leesburg and I have an integrated approach to treatment that includes therapeutic photography (a form of expressive art therapy). I have successfully helped clients with issues related to depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, low self-esteem and codependency. I’m thrilled to announce my new therapeutic photography group for young girls (ages 10-14) where they will use their cameras to explore themes of self-love, family, non-judgment & beauty.

“The divine light in me sees the divine light in you” - Namaste.


Thank you so much, Julie, for being a part of this adventure with us! We appreciate your support.