I currently reside in Austin, Texas and serve clients here in Austin, as well as in surrounding areas. I'm also available (and oh-so-willing) to travel!
I’ve worked with Jessica a lot and every experience has been amazing. Her work is always perfect and she completely understands what you want to capture. I highly recommend her for family photos, projects, candids, all of it.
"She completely understands what you want to capture."
I am a lifestyle + documentary photographer and love authentic moments filled with beautiful light and authentic connection. If you're looking for the photographer who will get a lot of posed photos of everyone looking at the camera, I'm not the right fit for you. I like to capture authentic connection between my clients, which means that I'm directing and guiding you to interact in an organic way. I'm also really into details, like chubby fingers, baby lashes, and everything in between.
How would you describe your photography style?
I believe your photography session should tell your story. I strive to capture authentic connection and organic moments that show you how beautiful and unique your family is.
Clothes are my love language, so I also offer my clients access to my growing client wardrobe, as well as to my professional styling service.
As a person and photographer, I'm also incredibly patient, flexible, and kind. As a mom of three, I can roll with meltdowns, spirited kids, bathroom breaks, and everything in between. I'm here to capture your family's unique and incredible personality, and I can't wait to serve you!
What makes you different?
No, but I do sometimes use lights for indoor sessions that need an extra pop.
Do you use a flash?
All images have a 3 week turnaround time.
How long will it take to receive my images?
Sessions typically take place outdoors or in a client's home. I work with my clients to choose a location that I know photographs well and that also speaks to their personality.
Where do sessions take place?
Trust me, neither do I. I do ask that you let me know about any specific insecurities that you have prior to our shoot, just so I'm aware. I also want you to think back to how much you treasure photos of your mother and grandmother in their youth – I know I do! Some of my favorite family photos are ones of my mom holding me and interacting with me when I was little. Just remember how much your kids love you, how beautiful you are, and that you deserve stunning images of your family – and so do your kids!
I don't love the way I look in photos.
What should we wear in our photos?
Texas weather is admittedly crazy, and sometimes our shoot date doesn't go as planned. I am always able to reschedule your session and will work with you to choose a date and time near your original session date.
Once we book, I get you connected with my Styling Service and show you the pieces in my Client Wardrobe that are available for your use. I'm also here to help answer any questions about specifics!
What happens if we have bad weather?
I saw photos that I liked on Pinterest. Can we recreate them?
I love when clients show me a Pinterest board for inspiration. I just ask that you recognize that I am unable to copy the work of another artist, and that we are just using these boards as inspiration!
In my contract, I do have you sign a model release that gives me permission to share images on my website and social media. With that said, if you want to keep your images private, all you need to do is let me know at the time of booking. I have no problem with this!
What if I don't want my images shared on your social media?
Do you give digital files or prints?
I give digital files only with each session, and some of my sessions come with photo books. I do offer prints and products for additional fees.
My house is too small/dark/cluttered.
First, please don't worry about any mess or clutter! As a mom of three (plus a dog!), nobody understands more than I do. There is almost always a corner of natural light shining through your home, and I also have lights that I can bring if we need an extra pop. All I need is one good window. ;)
Do you offer mini sessions?
I do offer seasonal mini sessions throughout the year. Subscribe to my newsletter to be the very first to know!
I strive to make sessions attainable by requiring a $200 deposit to hold your session, with the balance due 24 hours prior to our shoot date. You are welcome to set up a payment plan to make smaller payments in this time frame – just let me know at booking! I also offer payment plans for Family Films.
I'm so excited to work with you! Please contact me below to book your session. I require a $200 deposit due upon booking to reserve your date, Payment plans are available upon request so we can spread out your payments, as well. I also ask clients to fill out a short questionnaire so I can get to know you and what you're hoping to get out of your session.
I'm ready to book/I sent an inquiry. Now what?