ABOUT JESS

LOVE STORY GROUPIE FOR LIFE

Firstly, I should tell you that I am an artist.

I am a Hybrid Fine Art Film Photographer and I began my journey with a brush in my hand.  I compose my images from the standpoint of a painter, an observer, a mother and a wife.  Mostly, I am a total fan-girl-lover of stories with an honest desire to capture them.

 I especially adore capturing  romantic and adventurous couples who really love to laugh.

So what do you need to know about me?

I can tell you that every night when I tuck my little ones into bed I can feel the incredible weight of love. In that moment I wish  that I could stop time and hold on to the overwhelming burst of joy I feel all at once.  Being a Mother has fueled my passion exponentially.  The moment I had children I understood immediately the importance of stopping time in a photograph.

I can tell you that my husband and I got married with a promise to refuse that the “honeymoon stage” ends & if you and your honey get what I am saying here,  I just know we will be instant friends.

I’ve been called a hopeless romantic but I believe that romance is anything but hopeless. I’ve been called a dreamer, but I believe that dreams become reality if you work hard enough.

I was taught to cherish milestones and be fearless in my ambitions and these two things I strive for daily.

I think that love is the single most powerful emotion on earth. 

I am humbled every day that my job allows me to not only witness the most clear expressions of it, but also record it for other people. I take that very seriously and consider it an honor.

All that being said, do give me a call or drop me an email.

I would love to send you my current Wedding Catalog with pricing & FAQ or send you more information about Family Sessions that I am wild about.

 Lets make magic happen.

 All the best, XO,

Jess

A COMMON DOVE PHILOSOPHY

For the last 13 years of my Grandmother’s life she lived in our home. She spent most of her time in a dusty pink chair wearing simple shoes and clothes she made herself.  During the last few years of her life, as her mind slipped away before her body did, she would watch the birds out the window.  Every time I rushed by her, busy with my to-do list and eager to begin it, she would ask me to come over to the window and look at the birds. “Come here, kid,” she would say, “look at these birds…..the common ground dove….”  More often than not I rushed these moments to hear her, these moments to study her face and listen to her wisdom.  These moments will stay with me forever. I wish that I sat with her longer. I wish that I soaked her goodness in. I wish that I told her just how much her presence and love meant to me every chance I got.  These moments turned into my “Common Dove” moments.  The ones I will cherish for all of my days….the ones I wish I recorded more of. I believe that a heart that longs for a moment back is a heart that has been loved deeply.

My philosophy?  To be there during your Common Dove moments and capture them for you so you can be present in them.

I want you to put down your phone and hang up your to-do list for a while.

Hug your loved ones.

Kiss your new wife.

Study the way your husband holds your hand and touches your face.

Dance off into your forever or love on your family and know that I have my eye to the shutter and I will capture it all, with love, for you.