As a Photographer + in Everyday life
My Approach - Keeping the vibes relaxed. this is your day, so grab a glass of wine + be you! Throughout the day I will never be too far, but will often take a few steps back to keep on shooting through all the moments you are having with loved ones, because all those feelings are what this day is about. I'll have my eye on the details, to document those too, and sure to people watch for all those candids! During sunset, we're going to grab a glass of wine, and head outside for a few minutes of quiet time just the two of you, before the party!
You've never done this before and don't know what's next, don't worry. I'm here to guide your through the day from setting up your first look to the family portraits that everyone wants to get done quickly, these are times of the day that I will step in with some direction so everything goes smoothly.
Your job is to take it all in + enjoy! I promise, I've got ya covered on the photo Part!
Oh hey there!
I'm Jess, a down to earth, twenty something year old living in the wrong generation. A ten plus year journey in photography, from Senior Portraits to covering Motocross at a National level, has led me to this place, where I get to do what I love each + everyday, always exploring new places, and getting to create with rad humans like you!
The Great Outdoors is where I feel the most alive, being raised in Northern California how could you not? Living not too far from the coast + a couple hours drive to the mountains is a dream! Summers spent camping in Yosemite, Kings Canyon + other parks through out California, turned me into a girl who cannot get enough fresh air + soaking up all this California sunshine. Real life has drawn me to the calmness of ocean, on random days off you can find me escaping to the coast with Huds!
Hudson - You've probably seen my four legged child running (or sleeping!) through my Instagram Stories. 100 percent - obsessed dog mama and not ashamed! I rescued Huds a little over four years ago, really though he rescued me. His spunky character + unconditional love brings brightness to quiet office days. He's the best companion on the trails, location scouting, and everyday life. The perfect end to any day is always catching the last sun of the day, with Hudson laying next to me and a glass of wine in hand.
Feelin' my vibe? let's chat over a glass of wine together!
Travel - A few of my favorite places in my home state - Santa Cruz, it's my favorite spot on the coast closest to home, and one day will be home, from the forrest to the coast, and the chill local vibes it's the best place to escape for the day. Mammoth, I fell in love with this little town my very first trip and also have the dream to call this place home at some point on this journey of life, the eastern side of California really is a hidden gem. If you haven't been GO! Next up - Yosemite, is just a jaunt back West over the pass, I grew up camping in the valley + Tuolumne Meadows. It's on everyone's list, as it should be, it lives up to it's expectations, x 100. Big Sur, this place really is a new found love in the past few years, how did mother Earth create this place? Every turn out off Highway One is breathtaking, it's one of those places that makes you feel so small in this grand world of ours.
Whether you are from here, traveling to the west coast, or another destination, you've wound up here on my site, as I'm guessing you have found your better half, and are on the search for someone to document your day. I'd be thrilled to be on this wedding journey with you, so send me a message telling me where your favorite place is + all about you two!