I’m Jess, a film wedding photographer living in the mountains of Northeast, PA servicing PA, NY, NJ, and traveling wherever you’ll take me.
I grew up painting and drawing so I always saw myself having a career in fine art. I fell in love with film photography in the darkroom during my senior year of high school, and
In college I dual majored in fine art and photography, transferred to an art school in NYC, and graduated at Radio City Music Hall with my BFA in photography. I’m classically trained in fine art painting & drawing with a love for composition, color theory, and the nuances of film – all of which I bring into my photographs.
I still use film to this day.
During my college years, I started my business as a side hustle to make some cash while in school. By the time I graduated, I hit the ground running in my biz. I photographed my first wedding when I was 18 —god bless that couple for trusting 18 year old me— and loved weddings from the start. It squishes so many genres of photography that I love into one day; details & still-lifes, landscapes, editorial magazine-worthy portraits, candid documentary moments, and the PARTY. I’m never bored – especially since I specialize in non-traditional weddings. My job is truly so fun because none of my couples or weddings ever feel like a repeat.
I believe that every relationship is different from the last and warrants to be photographed in a way that feels genuine. You’re both loud, silly and affectionate? I’m on it. You’re both quiet, reserved, and a tad awkward? I got you. No formulaic poses or corny prompts....mostly. Sometimes the corny prompts get some great natural laughs while you feel ridiculous 😜
My drive behind my business really boils down to a few things; it makes me feel good to document love of all kinds in an honest way that reflects my couple’s unique relationship dynamics, I love to prove that folks don’t need to be suave society-standard models to look good in front of a camera, and my fervor to simply take damn good photos that are not only art, but a means to flood your senses with warm happy memories even when you're old and gray.
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Nothing in this world
makes me light up more than being around pets & animals...except
Ben and I live on 25 acres in the mountains of NEPA and I love it. Ben built us our home himself and it's my favorite place on earth. Our pets are living the life.
The Office is my favorite tv show of all time. A few other faves are Parks and Rec, Schitt's Creek, Arrested Development, Brooklyn Nine Nine, the list goes on.
My husband Ben is a wood worker and is 100% the most talented human I've ever met. He's my lobster, as Phoebe would say.
I'm a travel junkie, big time. Always feeling the itch to hop on a plane. Some of my favorite trips have been to Italy, Greece, France, Ireland, and Amsterdam.
I'm a lover of all things macabre. I grew up watching horror movies with my dad and it's still our favorite bonding activity. Any fellow Murderinos?
My husband and I have three dogs (2 Goldens and a Great Pyr), a white cat, and a bunch of silly ducks. I beg for more pets on the daily. I want a goat and donkey so bad.
I'm a huge book nerd and my favorite genre is SciFi/Fantasy. My bedtime routine ends with a book every night.
I'm a night owl. I've tried changing my schedule so many times but I embrace it now. High chances of me answering emails at the oddest hours ever, like 2am.