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Welcome to Life with Jess Photography

A sassy photographer who specializes in empowering people through words and pictures.
I’m a story-teller, an artist, and a lover of coffee and books.

Hi, I’m Jess!

 

I am the photographer who is going to be your next best friend.

Sure, sure. I’m prone to exaggeration. And copious amounts of sarcasm. And a lot of sassy eye-rolling when it comes to conventionality. But I’m also a ninja at what I do – which is equal parts amazing photography of humans + passion for empowering said humans to go forth in confidence.

Images have the power to speak to us on a deep level. My work will bring a smile to your face and a skip to your step. Plus we’ll have a ton of fun along the way.

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WHY DO YOU NEED TO HIRE ME?

Since empowerment is at the core of everything I do, you should work with me because who doesn’t want to have a feisty cheerleader on their team? I’m all about teaching people what it looks like to show the world the real YOU. Whether I’m showcasing beautiful female bodies giving birth to brand new babies or pulling true smiles out of local business owners for their headshots, I’m here to help my clients proudly show off who they are to the rest of the world. And that’s not the only reason you need to work with me…

I LOVE TO ARGUE WITH MY CLIENTS.

There's nothing I love to hear more than 'I'm not photogenic' or 'I've never had a photo of myself that I really liked.' Oh oh oh I am all over that type of attitude and I am so ready to a) wow you with my mad skills and b) teach you how to 'pose' all by your bad self so that you don't even really need me later. Just kidding, you should come back for more pictures. But still. I love to get in people's faces (with my camera, of course) and show them images later that make them say 'Wow! You were right! I AM amazing!'

I'M AN EVER-LOVING BLAST.

I love a challenge. And I love people. And sometimes people trying to be cool for a photo shoot turns into a challenge. Like when there's a toddler involved who's overdue for a nap. Or a Dad who's attitude is more like a cranky 15-year-old. Or when someone just really doesn't feel comfortable in their skin but their boss is making them take headshots. Don't take my word for it, I've had clients literally thank me for making what they anticipated being a terrible experience actually turn into a really fun time. People forget they're being tortured by my camera in their face because they're having too much fun. You're welcome.

I TELL BEAUTIFUL STORIES

It's my thing. I create stunning meaningful images of the split seconds that you will want to look back on and cherish forever. I see a story in every photoshoot. I love them all and I want to capture the essence of what I'm looking at. Human faces fascinate me. The details of hands and body language and the sparkle in someone's eyes are just amazing. Events are always a blast. A session with me is more than just a mug shot or a Christmas card photo. Let me tell your story.

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LATEST NEWS ON THE BLOG

Catch up on all the lastest news from Life with Jess Photography including recipes, fine art, travel, favorite products and more!

Recipe | Grilled Peach & Prosciutto Pizza
When I was in Texas visiting my bestie, we spent one evening doing something we have ALWAYS enjoyed together: the making and
Couples | Alex & Stacey Engagement Session
When your brother gets engaged to one of your best friends, what's the first thing you start
Fine Art Prints | Summer = Sunflowers
When I lived in Germany, I was exposed to a few new (to me) varieties of crops.     For example, I will
Creativity… Better Done than Done Perfect
I had a student say she had a former photography teacher tell the class that "Every photo should be a work of art." and she asked