Life goes by at warp speed! One minute you’re counting down till baby, the next you’re helping your middle-schooler with impossibly difficult math. In the whirlwind of it all, it can be so easy to put off booking a family portrait session. “I’ll do it next month,” you tell yourself, while juggling a billion tasks. But then “next month” turns into a year, two years, or more.
Instead, let’s capture your family moments today, so that you can look back on them tomorrow and beyond with a smile.
Creating treasured family heirlooms.
My custom portrait sessions preserve your family’s history and ultimately become a treasured heirloom. Your photos can also serve as artwork for your home – a beautiful, daily reminder of the love within. Studies show that when family photos are displayed throughout the house, children feel more loved and grow up with better self-esteem. Also, seeing family photos instantly brings everyone back to fun times and fond memories.
You bring the family; I’ll bring the fun.
I believe there is beauty and magic in every family, and I can’t wait to capture yours! My sessions are meant to be easy, enjoyable, and interactive. If you have young children, I can guarantee that there will be some silliness and smiles as I get your kiddos in on the action. Plus, having a photography session is a great excuse to get dressed up, spend time together, and have a fun day out. (Hey, do the whole matching-outfit thing if you want, too!) No two sessions are alike, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
If you’re a parent, you know this for sure …
Moms, you deserve some spotlight.
You’re probably used to taking everyone else’s photo, and maybe your go-to response is to hide or cover your face with a pillow when someone wants to take yours. But you deserve to be in the picture and your family wants you there too! So, no more ducking out or being hard on yourself. I’ll showcase your authentic beauty and capture the wonderful, tender, and vulnerable side of motherhood.
Relax, you’re going to love this!
It’s completely normal to feel nervous or awkward in the first few minutes of a photo session, but once you relax, I know you’ll love the experience. I’ll help you prepare for your shoot and will keep things stress-free throughout. If you’re like most of my clients, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is. Best of all, you’ll finally have beautiful, professional photos worthy of printing. Because while scrolling through your phone’s camera roll is fine, having something special to hold, print, and frame is even better!
A. My most popular service is family sessions with parents and young children. However, I also do maternity, newborn, and even engagement sessions.
A. I love shooting outdoors and using nature as a backdrop! With that said, we can discuss the setting that’s right for you.
A. My sessions include a combination of posed and unposed shots. I find that the in-between shots are usually the best!
A. After your session, you’ll receive a password-protected online gallery, where you can view and share your images. I also believe in the value of printing your photos, so make sure to check out my print shop. It features prints, canvases, photo albums, framed prints, and more.
“Jessica is such a talented photographer. Not only are her photos perfection, but she is so patient, kind, and easy to work with. She has so much patience to work with my very active toddlers who refuse to sit still. Even with their high activity level, Jessica still managed to get amazing photos.”
“My husband is not one for big, staged smiles. Getting such a genuine display of his happiness without forcing it, was one of Jessica’s major accomplishments in this shoot. She was fun, engaging, relaxing and amazing. Thank you again for capturing such an important moment in our lives.”
– Jenny Rose