Hi! My name is Jessica, and I’m a professional photographer and videographer. I first fell in love with photography in high school, and I followed that love through an art major at Lehigh University and a Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. For the last few years, I’ve worked throughout New England as a professional digital retoucher, an adjunct professor of digital photography, and a freelance commercial photographer and videographer. Now I’m focusing full time on my freelance business, and I’ve started this blog to share my story with all of you.
Starting this business has been a dream of mine for a long time. I’ve always been the one capturing special moments at my family’s events, but planning my own wedding really highlighted how important capturing those moments can be. I spent over a year planning our big day, from designing my own invitations to taking secret dance lessons so my husband and I could surprise our guests. The day itself was a whirlwind. I never imagined how quickly it would fly by. The pictures and video we have from our day not only remind us of all the details, but they allow us to see moments that we completely missed. Perhaps most importantly, I was able to share the pictures and video with my grandparents, who could not make the cross-country trip to be there for my wedding.
Now I have the incredible privilege of capturing the special moments of others’ lives. I get to capture the joy that a couple experiences as they embark on their marriage or parenthood. I get to put together a video that a couple will hopefully watch year after year. And, perhaps most importantly, I get to tell a story. As you’ll see from my work, I love to tell stories. I love to incorporate details of a couple’s romance in their engagement session and in the photos or video of a couple’s wedding. I also love to include personal details in family photo shoots to really make the session come to life.
With this blog, I hope to share some of those stories with all of you and to share a bit of my own along the way. I hope you’ll join me.
Photo by Anna Beeke.