My name is Jessica. I am a wife and a mother. I am an award winning and published photographer based out of Chesapeake, Virginia that specializes in in-home sessions, carrying on a modern version of the grand Southern tradition of storytelling. I see beautiful stories all around me and I feel the need to tell them. I want them to feel timeless and to give you a feeling of nostalgia. I want you to feel something when you see them, I want to make your soul stir. My style is primarily of the documentary genre, meaning it's unscripted- I shoot it as I see it. My favorite things to shoot are Day in the Life Sessions- throw in a newborn and it's practically heaven! I am obsessed with catching memories and preserving our own histories. I wholeheartedly believe in legacy-building and telling the stories of our lives through a visual means. A few of my favorite things aside from photography are reading, being outside, gardening, hiking, visiting theme parks, and exploring new places with my family.
"Observe the life moving like a river around you, and realize that the images you make may become a part of the collective history of the time that you are living in." -Eli Reed
I want to get to know you. I want to know what stories you want to tell. You are here and reading this because you want more out of your pictures than the perfection of a posed, traditional portrait. You want pictures of moments that speak to your soul, something timeless. I get it. And you've come to the right place, my friend. Click here or the contact tab above to get the conversation started.
Check out my blog to see real life stories that I've had the honor to tell. And truly, it is an honor.
Awards, Features, & Publications
Check out The Virginian Pilot's article about me and my passion project by clicking here. The Williamsburg Yorktown Daily also wrote an article on my passion project and you can read it here! Check out my Instagram features and other publications by clicking on my "features" highlight cover on Instagram!
What Clients Are Saying
" 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."