nostalgic. unscripted. home. virginia modern storytelling & documentary photography
An alternative to tradtional family portraits for families that crave more.
Hey you- If you're here in my little corner of the internet, I know you are looking for something more. You're looking for something beyond the generic family or newborn photos. You're looking for something deeper, something meaningful. Connection. Emotion. Something real. You've come to the right place and I'm here to help. I serve clients and families all over Hampton Roads, Virginia including Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Yorktown, and the Outer Banks.
Your memories matter. You deserve more than blurry cell phone selfies.
I'm Jess and I am a documentary photographer located in Chesapeake, Virginia (and serving the surrounding Hampton Roads area) specializing in all things family- from maternity sessions anticipating the arrival of your precious babe, to newborn sessions celebrating a new beginning, to families wanting to document the time passing together. I'm here for it all. And I want to help you tell your story, right from the comfort and intimacy of your home. If you're ready to start documenting your family in an organic and authentic way, let's talk about it. I want to get to know you and your family, understand what your needs are, and help you preserve these memories for them and the generations to come. Browse around my website, learn a little more about me, read the most recent blogs to get a feel for who I am and how sessions work, take a peek at some recent sessions in the gallery, and when you're ready- contact me, we will get your session booked. And the best part? Each session is zero stress and comes with a set of 10 professionally printed, archival 5x7 keepsake prints of your choice. And if you're booking a Day in the Life Session, you'll get a gorgeous 8x8 keepsake photo book from your day. I can't wait to work with you. -Jess
" Jess came into our home and captured beautiful memories for us that we will cherish forever. She made us feel at ease and just captured us as we are- you could actually see everyone's true character in the shots. These are the moments that make up the good stuff of life. It's what's real. It's what matters."
"Jess, I appreciate you more than words can express and I thank you for always capturing my family in the most perfect, honest way, so that people who don't know us, see who we are."