Hey, there! I’m Jess!

So, let me take you on a little journey into who I am and why I do what I do. Picture this: East coast kid, disposable camera in hand, snapping away on family vacations. Yep, that was me! Those moments, eagerly awaited prints, and scrapbooking sessions with my Granny—they sparked something magical within me. Fast forward to today, and I’m living the dream as a wedding photographer, capturing love stories and creating memories that last a lifetime.

So… where am I based?!

Well, born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, and after several years out west, I’m back!

Family means everything to me, so being back on the East Coast, close to loved ones, is pure bliss. And let’s talk about Virginia’s landscapes—lush greenery, rolling mountains, and the coast—nothing feels more like home than this. I’m beyond excited to not only capture couples in these stunning backdrops but also to explore them myself!

Now, even though I’m firmly planted back on the East Coast, my heart still yearns for those jaw-dropping western mountains. With over 50 elopements in Glacier National Park under my belt and weddings booked well into 2025, Montana isn’t letting me go anytime soon—it’s practically my second home!

I’ve kinda got the travel bug…

Here’s the deal, my heart sings in beautiful landscapes, and lucky for us, the United States is brimming with them! From the misty Oregon Coast to the granite cliffs of Yosemite, and from the sandy shores of the Outer Banks to the tranquil beauty of the Appalachian mountains—I embrace them all. And guess what? I’ve decided I can’t choose just one to work in—so I’ve chosen them all!

Alright, let’s talk elopements versus weddings—what’s my preference?

Well, here’s the scoop: for a hot minute, I thought I had to choose sides. But you know what? I’ve come to realize I’m all about both! It’s not about the type of celebration; it’s about the sheer joy of being part of a couple’s wedding day and capturing their unique story.

Whether it’s an intimate elopement or a grand wedding bash, I’m a hopeless romantic so seeing two people head over heels in love and celebrating that love—that’s what gets me excited.

Now, weddings? Oh yeah, count me in! From those quiet, anticipation-filled moments in the morning to tearing up the dance floor at night, being part of the entire wedding journey? That’s my jam. Sure, they can get a tad hectic, but hey, I thrive in the chaos. Give me a timeline, and I’ll work my magic. And let’s be real, when things inevitably veer off track (because, come on, it happens), I’m the queen of bringing that chill, calming energy.

But hold up, let’s not forget elopements. Picture this: stunning landscapes, just you two lovebirds, and me, capturing it all. It’s like a dream come true! See, landscape photography was my first love, so blending that with capturing your love story against jaw-dropping backdrops? It’s pure magic. Plus, I’m all about being your ultimate sidekick, helping you craft the elopement of your dreams. Think of me as your trusty righthand woman, cheering you on every step of the way.

So, whether you’re saying “I do” in front of 200 guests or just each other and a mountain vista, count me in—I’m here to make your day absolutely unforgettable.

Some little things about me…

When I’m not in the mountains documenting beautiful weddings, I am the mix of homebody and adventurer. Camping, hiking, catching a sunrise, and exploring new places is always a blast. But more often than not, you’ll find me enjoying my go-to burger spot, re-watching The Office, or playing games with friends.

Think we would get along?!

Well let’s officially meet! I’d love to hear all about your vision for your day and talk way too much about our dogs while we craft the perfect photography experience for your wedding or intimate elopement. I’m all about building friendships with the couples I work with so if you’re ready to make some magic, let’s go!

Ready for more info?!

I’d love to send you all of the details and get your date reserved on my calendar! Simply fill out the short inquiry form below, and I’ll be in touch in 1-2 business days. I’ll even send you a quick text once I’ve received your inquiry to be sure nothing gets lost in the shuffle! I can’t wait to learn your love story and bring your vision to life!