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I live in Central Virginia and photograph weddings and engagements in Charlottesville, Richmond, DC, and the East Coast. My style is bright, film inspired, and romantic, and I love to give couples an experience beyond their expectations!

I grew up on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania and Iʼm a great believer in the value of hard work, family, and community. I moved to Virginia in 2016, when I married my husband Steve. We strive for a simple, unhurried life and live out in the country in Central Virginia.

Art in any form has always been a passion of mind; as a kid I was obsessed with drawing, painting, and playing music, and when I picked up a camera at age 16, a new passion was born. I love the way photography combines art with real life, and Iʼm constantly looking to improve and perfect this art.

This job to me is more about relationships than anything else! I love hosting people and spending time with them over dinner or coffee. My home is always open, and Iʼd love to meet you!

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I love being outside and Virginia as so many places to explore! Nature is always place of inspiration and rest for me.



Steve is my best friend and my biggest cheerleader in business. He built me a little house in the country and we love spending quiet evenings and watching the sun set. We've travelled a lot together since we've been married, but at the end of the day, our favorite place is home.

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Music has always been a huge part of my life. I've been playing classical violin since I was 10 years old, and I listen to Bach & Mozart when I'm cleaning my house, going on a long road trip, or just want to relax.



I'm the second of 7 kids and if you think it sounds crazy, it is! But there really is nothing better than family, and my siblings are my best friends in the world. Our times together are a mixture of inside jokes and deep discussions about life/world issues.



Things I love!

– Ian & Samantha

I could not have asked for a better photographer for our wedding. My husband and I always feel so awkward when trying to take photos. When we met her, I immediately felt comfortable around her. Jess did an amazing job making us feel both natural and at ease during the engagement shoot and then at the wedding. Every photo turned out beautifully. Her style is classic. Itʼs a mistake if you donʼt book her!

– Daniel  & Jessie

I canʼt express my gratitude and thanks enough to Jess and her amazing photography for our engagement photos and our wedding photos! From the first meeting to the final gallery imagines, she was amazing to work with and SO personable to her clients. Her work speaks for itself: timeless, classic, light, and filled with so many emotions. She was always easy to get in touch with and answered any and every question I may have had.

– Trevor & Emily

Working with Jess was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day! She makes you feel confident, comfortable, and beautiful! She is very easy to work with and makes you feel calm on your special day! She is attentive to the values and needs of you, your future wife/husband, and your family! I highly recommend her if you're looking for a wedding photographer!

– Keven & Kirsten

Jessica is fabulous. From initial interview to wedding day, she is kind and easy to communicate about event logistics and listens to what the couple wants for their pictures. She offers beautiful suggestions and makes you feel like a relaxed star for the photos. Behind the scenes candid shots are taken and you never even know she's there.



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