hi! I’m Jessica..
I have been photographing newborns, children, families and seniors since 2012, and love every second of it. As a mother myself, I recognize the desire to capture not just family portraits, but real life and the joy that surrounds happy families. When it comes to newborns, not one session goes by where I’m not marveling over the miracle that is new life, and how they grow into curious little souls who I love to interact with to get their true selves in a image for you to cherish forever. Every part of my job feels like a blessing because I get to do what I love. Sometimes in the day to day of being a mom, I think about all these memories that we make and how important it is for someone outside of your family (or self in most cases, lets be honest) to capture these memories. That little scrunched up nose he makes when you kiss him at age 7, the Eskimo kisses he’ll only ask for for a few more years, how she sticks her tongue out when she smiles….this week, how when he meets someone new all he wants to do is snuggle up in mama’s neck…..THESE….these and so many more are the moments I as a parent want to remember, and we can’t capture those of ourselves and if we are capturing them of our own kids….are they heirloom professional quality images we can cherish forever?!? This is my life purpose to capture these moments for other parents in a way that you will be able to cherish for more than lifetime and for generations to remember. And lets be honest, how long can your newborn fit all curled up and naked into a bucket or on a tiny bed?!?! How much longer will it be “acceptable” for your 6 month to get photos in the buff, or your 1 year old to completely make a disaster and smash his cake all over a photographer studio and it been done with so. much. joy?!
One of my own biggest regrets as a mama, is not having professional newborn photos taken of my own kids (not the horrible hospital photos), I have precious few decent photos of my own sons when they were teeny and curled, please learn from my mistake. That newborn phase slips away so quickly, it’s often gone before you know it — over in a matter of days. Childhood is passes so quickly, as our elders always tell us, life moves quicker when you have kids....and it does. My goal with newborns is to capture the tiny face of your newest family member in a way that it will never be again: brand new. With children to capture those quirks, those big huge belly laughs, their curiosity, the way they snuggle you, and all the details that are lost in time if they aren't captured by a pro to remember. In families, the way you interact and LOVE each other in the best way you know, I get professional photos of my own family, because as a mom, I want to be in the photos, even when I'm unhappy with my own physical appearance, those memories can't be recreated!!!!!
So, come have FUN with me, allow me to capture your memories in HIGH QUALITY artistic images that you and your family for generations will cherish.