kind words

“Jessica you are amazing! Always capturing beautiful and amazing pictures of both of my boys! Your work always amazes me. Thank you again for making me a very happy momma. Thank you for giving us the gift of memories that will last forever! Thank you so much for always including everyone of us in his sessions. Not every photographer does that and realizes how special that is. You are an amazingly talented photographer and even sweeter lady. THANK YOU! ”  ~Jodi Hartzler


“I’ve always been a fan of Jessica’s work since I first stumbled upon her webpage a couple of years ago. As a photographer myself, I am always drawn to others’ work that speaks to me in a different way. Jessica is good at a lot of things, but there was something about her lifestyle sessions that grabbed me from the beginning. The story she tells, the emotion that she captures. We became friends through the photography world and then it was finally my time to have her come and capture my family in our new home with our new baby for a “lifestyle” session. This type of session is one we have never done before and I was really nervous! However, Jessica made us all feel completely comfortable and it didn’t even feel like a photo shoot ☺ We talked, we laughed, we danced… my 3 year old changed into her spider man pajamas 😉 It was just like any other day in our house and yet when I saw the images she gave us.. I literally gasped. Tears welled in my eyes. I will never be able to capture those moments again….Jessica did it absolutely perfectly. She captured us being us. I am forever and ever grateful to her. I would highly recommend her to anyone!”
~Mandy Leonards
“My family was extremely lucky enough to be Jessica’s “models” for one of her mentor sessions. Although we weren’t paying customers for her service, she still treated my family as if we were. Being a stay at home mom, my family rarely gets the chance to get family pictures done, so the opportunity itself was amazing. My son, quickly approaching the age of 2, does not sit still very long, let alone smile on command. Jessica was able to capture some of the most adorable smiles by making him laugh uncontrollably. I also had a newborn with me and Jessica was very gentle and loving with her. It was also neat to see her mentor another photographer becuase it was clearly obvious how passionate she is about what she does. I couldn’t ask for better family pictures. They were our first family pictures of our new family of 4. I’ll cherish those pictures forever! I look forward to scheulding a session with her because I know they will be amazing! Thanks so much for wonderful images!! :)”
~Carly Edon
“I cannot say enough how thankful I am that my husband contacted Jessica to take photographs of our daughter Annika. After I sobbed one afternoon about not having any good pictures of our then-one month old, my husband contacted Jessica. She soon came out to our house and devoted a substantial amount of time to getting the most wonderful photographs of Annika. We immediately felt comfortable with Jessica, and she put us, still very new parents, at ease.  Each session since (we signed up for the one-year plan) has been equally wonderful.  Jessica gets the most beautiful smiles and giggles out of Annika and relates so well to her.  Jessica captures Annika’s personality perfectly, and we love sharing the beautiful images with family and friends.”
~Kirstie Anderson