I’m Jess! And this is me and the most important fellas in my world!
I have been married to my husband Daniel for almost 10 years! We love to adventure, DIY the ish outta our house, marathon food shows then search out delicious food to eat, hang out in coffee shops and enjoy local craft brews while sitting by a fire in our backyard. We’re kinda connected at the hip, but I’m not complaining :) We have backpacked Europe, gone wine tasting in Napa, climbed a mountain in South Dakota and sat in the Mediterranean but none of that compares to the art we have made together. We are both theatre artists and have a deep passion for storytelling. Not only is Daniel my best friend and soul mate, he's also my IT guy, accountant, tax man, occasional second shooter and all around biggest supporter!
I am a proud boy mom to Charlie and Elliot. I still can’t believe God saw fit to send these precious little souls through me! Hearing them laugh, watching them play and getting to snuggle them are a few of my favorite weeknight activities. Watching their personalities develop is the coolest adventure I’ve been on yet.
Me? I’m a professional storyteller. I’m a family girl. I am a coffee addict, Netflix binge artist, lover of tacos, sunlight, rain and adventure. I have a theatre degree and teach theater classes to kids at Davenport Junior Theatre. I am naturally an introvert and recharge at home with my boys. I believe in trying to make a difference. I believe in love. I am obsessed with our 98 year old home and making it as cozy a place for my family as possible. I love slouchy shirts and black skinnies and fall weather. I am constantly going back and forth between chopping my hair into a pixie, growing it out and chopping it again. My word for 2019 is C R E A T E.
Really, I can't believe I get to call this my job.
How I work
There is a lifestyle approach in everything I do.
I use dark darks and vivid colors and have a love affair with moody black and whites.
I'm a fool for sunset and getting that last bit of golden daylight to shine on you for your photos.
I don't use props, I don't do sets and I won't pose you in awkward, unnatural poses.
I focus on how you play, cuddle and love. How you hold hands, the way your toddler blows kisses and the way your fiancé looks at you when you laugh.
I am always down to roll in the grass, play in the snow or splash in a creek. If you’re willing to play in the rain, I’m right there with ya.
All portrait sessions require a $100 nonrefundable deposit and signed contract.
Once you book, you will be sent several documents including a contract, wardrobe guide and questionnaire so we can better plan your session.
Portrait sessions include a gallery of 60+ images and a print release.
Let's get together and have some feels and take some pictures.