Jess is an exceptionally talented Photographer. She captured the atmosphere of our wedding day more genuinely then we expected. My wife and I were almost without words at our sneak peak photos. It was like stepping back into our wedding.
Specifically, we were looking for a someone who had a strong eye in an outdoor environment. As well as having strong intuition for anticipating those candid moments. Jess ticked all the boxes. It spoke to her experience and talent that Jess felt comfortable in an unpredictable environment when only introduced to the site on the day of. She was professional, joyful, enthusiastic, supportive and fun to work with. As someone who is generally uncomfortable in front of cameras I felt relaxed and at ease with her direction.
To pass on the advice given to us, when planning our wedding, if there is one place that you want to spend money it should be on a fantastic photographer. The photos are what you'll always have to look back and remember. Jess is someone you can trust to capture the genuine tone and emotion of the moment. She was an absolute pleasure to share our day with and we couldn't recommend her more highly.
-Kaitlin + Aubrey
Jess Rankin was wonderful! She was super organized and professional from the moment I contacted her until 2 days after my wedding when I received my first round of proofs! I work in the photo industry and I am picky. Jess exceeded my expectations. She captured all of the moments I requested and more I hadn’t even considered. She was open to suggestions and great with all of the wedding party and guests. Most importantly- the photos she took were AMAZING! She took all of the traditional ones I needed for posterity, but lots of candid, natural shots that really captured the feeling of the day. I would give her six stars if I could!
-Andrea + Kevin
Having Jess photograph our wedding was one the best decisions we made. She made be feel immediately at ease and confident in her work. Jess over-delivered on the number of photos she promised and stayed longer than planned to capture all the special moments at our wedding. She also sent us all the pictures within weeks of our wedding, which was incredible, especially considering many of my friends waited over three months to get theirs from other photographers. When we were running short on time on our wedding day, Jess and her second shooter did an incredible job taking the reins wrangling family members and getting all of our requested photos, something I so appreciated. We also got so many beautiful pictures of our dog from our wedding! Jess has a pup of her own and knew how important capturing sweet moments with our 11-year-old Labrador meant to us. When I first got my photos back from Jess, I cried so many happy tears. If I had to do it all again, I would, without hesitation, book Jess again.
-Shannon + Jason
As soon as I saw Jess' portfolio, I knew immediately that I wanted her as our wedding photographer. Her style was perfectly compatible with what we wanted for our wedding - natural yet still very cool and casual. She was enthusiastic, professional and incredibly down to earth making her a huge pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. Everything felt so easy and seamless which is the most you can ask for from a wedding vendor. She captured all of the heart warming moments between our family and friends while still paying attention to all of the beautiful details of our venue. The final photo album was absolutely stunning and arrived on time! 4 months later I'm still looking at all of the photos. I can't recommend Jess enough!
I can't begin to explain how thankful I am that we stumbled upon Jess's work while planning our last minute elopement from across the country! I searched Instagram for a photographer in Northern California and once I found her, I knew we HAD to use her. Luckily she was available and our photos turned out even more beautiful than I could have imagined. She is so easy to get along with and made us feel super comfortable in front of the camera. She took SO many photos, sent us a few as a "sneak peek" THE SAME DAY and then got the rest to us quicker than I imagined. If you're deciding between her and someone else, trust me... go with Jess! You'll be so glad!
-Deidre + Jordan
We really enjoyed working with Jess for our wedding in March of 2018. She put us at ease from the beginning, is organized, and clearly has a lot of experience. She artfully carried out our vision and captured moments from our wedding while seamlessly blending in. The process of accessing and sharing photos was easy to do and it was exciting to open our “sneak peek” soon after the wedding. We couldn’t be happier with the photos.
-Kayla + Matt