OH HEY THERE SUNSHINE, I'M JESSICA!

the girl behind the camera

I am a twenty-something year old ball of energy who loves a fresh manicure, Taylor Swift, and brunch dates with my girl friends.
*cue the mimosas*
Before becoming a photographer I spent 5 years in the Navy, because really who knows what they want to do with their life at 18 years old? I sure as hell didn't. Being in the Navy made me realize that not only did I want to be my own boss, but I also wanted a career that made me happy each and every day. I happened to own a DSLR at the time and thought I'd give photography a shot.




but you can call me jes

*with just one S*

a few things you should know about me 

three years later...

Here I am running my own photography business! I started out shooting anything and everything so I could practice my skills and decide what I liked and didn't like. I came to the conclusion that I LOVE love, so that's primarily what I shoot: couples that are madly in love. Big weddings, small weddings, intimate elopements, and adventurous couples sessions are my jam. I want to learn your love story, and capture it in a way that you will remember forever. 

In addition to hustling hard for these big dreams of mine, I am also a full time college student, graduating in August 2019 from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. From there I plan to just keep that degree in my back pocket, because photography is really my only passion, and it's what sets my soul on fire.

I am in love with anything and everything glitter & sparkles.

I firmly believe if Blair Waldorf was a real person and not a character in a TV show, we would be best friends. 

I am pretty much an open book. I generally talk waaay too much, and sometimes a little too loud, especially when I'm a few drinks deep.

I also have 10 tattoos, and yes, I read the disclaimer...I am well aware that they're permanent.





matt, my main squeeze.

I LIVE FOR...

WE MET BACK IN 2016 WHEN WE WERE DEPLOYED IN BAHRAIN TOGETHER. HE'S DEFINITELY THE BRAINS OF THIS RELATIONSHIP. HE GRADUATED WITH HIS UNDERGRAD DEGREE IN FINANCE WITH A MINOR IN MSCM FROM ODU, AND NOW HE'S GOING TO THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY FOR HIS MBA. I AM SO INSANELY PROUD OF HIM, AND HIS DRIVE AND PASSION FOR BEING HIS BEST SELF MOTIVATES ME TO DO THE SAME. 

TOGETHER WE LIKE BINGE WATCHING WAY TOO MANY SHOWS AT ONE TIME, VACATIONING TO NEW AND EXCITING PLACES, CHEERING ON OUR FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS (THE PATS AND THE RED SOX), CATCHING SOME SUN ON THE BEACH, AND HITTING UP HAPPY HOUR ON A WEEKDAY BECAUSE WHY NOT?

HANK, MY FUR BABY

I LIVE FOR...

Loves: giving kisses, going on car rides, rolling over, people food, belly rubs, AND DOGGIE DAYCARE.

Also answers to: Hankins Pankins, Angel Boy, That Baby, Sweetie Pie, and Shnookums Wookums.

THE AWESOME COUPLES THAT CHOOSE TO HIRE ME 

I LIVE FOR...

NOT ONLY ARE YOU SUPPORTING ME AND MY FAMILY, BUT YOU ARE KEEPING MY DREAMS ALIVE. YOU'RE NOT JUST CLIENTS TO ME, YOU'RE FRIENDS, AND YOUR FRIENDSHIP MEANS THE WORLD TO ME. I WOULDN'T HAVE THIS BUSINESS WITHOUT ANY OF YOU AWESOME PEOPLE WILLING TO GET IN FRONT OF MY CAMERA AND TRUST ME WITH YOUR MOST PRECIOUS MEMORIES.

I FREAKING LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH.