Avoid for ALL photography or any other business need! He is not trustworthy or professional. He took our money (over $4000) almost THREE YEARS AGO but did not give us the wedding album ($1500 charged value) and over $200 in prints -- both prepaid and promised products. He goes back and forth between telling us he spend the money, and can't refund us, or print the album and pictures, to false promises that he will get right on it, top priority, bottom line, he is a liar and an unprofessional cheat!We hired him for a 2010 summer wedding. He took our money and did not follow through with providing our printed high-quality professional wedding album and he still owes us for over $200 in prints and a 2nd photo session which we will NEVER get any value out of. We have contacted him hundreds of times. He doesn't return calls, or emails. He told us all sorts of excuses for why he hasn't given us the album and won't refund our money. First he says he's too busy.... then tells us that he spent the money on personal expenses due to his family throwing him out (not our problem!), then said he isn't a photographer anymore, yet he still has MULTIPLE active websites, is supposedly taking soccer team pictures, and his voice message says he is still a photographer with studio hours by appointment -- hard to get an appointment if he doesn't call you back! Don't bother calling him though, if you value your money!He closed the Barger 'studio' in 2011 and moved to River Loop but didn't tell us. We tracked him down, camped on his doorstep multiple times and caught him home, so he had to talk to us. He again promised the album and pictures (that was almost a year ago) and here we still sit without our PRE PAID products. We have turned him into his professional associations, who have told him he needs to take care of this. Do not take a chance with your money or risk your precious memories from this unprofessional business. He is a theft and he knows it!
My daughter had her senior photos done with Julie, and they turned out to be amazing and beautiful! Julie allowed for multiple clothing changes and venues. We even ended up on the train tracks, and Julie wasn't fazed by having to jump off the tracks when trains came by. Julie is easy-going and friendly, and puts her subjects at ease.