Hey there! I'm Jessica. I am so happy you found me. Photography has been a huge staple in my life since the age of 11. I am now 24 years young and have been photographing people in love, families laughing, and many other projects for almost 6 years now. I consider myself the luckiest girl in the world to be doing what I do.
My style is always shying away from the dull, stiff, and awkward. Your photos should be full of rich and vibrant tones. They should show off the honest, authentic, and genuine sides of you... while still including soft and subtle direction. Your time is precious here, and I know you should be captured in your purest form.
I always walk off the beaten path and love to not only explore during our time together, but to connect on a deeper level. I want to get you to love the little things about you that you may not love.
I believe in never repressing yourself. I refuse to ignore my passions or life path. I wake up everyday with a heart ready to learn and grow. I always see new opportunities before me with hunger and drive. I prefer to open up to life, and to you, as if I have never experienced heartbreak or sudden loss.
I will always show up for you, smiling and ready.
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"Everything in life happens for a reason. As a newly engaged woman, I started the search for a photographer about a year and a half before our wedding day. I knew how difficult it would be to find a photographer who had a unique look to their work, who would capture the moments for our wedding day as they happened, and who wouldn’t break our budget. At the time, I worked at a home décor store and I was helped a customer purchase an umbrella. This customer noticed my engagement ring and we started to discuss the wedding. She asked me if I had a photographer yet. I told her about what I was looking for and how I was having difficulty finding a photographer that fits the bill. She immediately suggested her daughter, Jessi. She said she was young, but very talented. She was just starting her own business and she thought Jessi would be the perfect photographer for our wedding. When I went home that night, my fiancé and I took a look at Jessi’s website. Let me just say, her photos were beyond anything I expected. We immediately decided we needed to contact her and soon found ourselves on our way to meeting her. She was extremely pleasant and professional. Jessi listened to our story, got to know us and our relationship, listened to our hopes for our wedding day, and reassured us that she would do everything she could to make the day wonderful for us. We had her booked on the spot! Jessi was very easy to communicate with on the busy days leading up to the wedding. On the day of the wedding, she was a wonderful presence. Her and her assistant captured the day, moment by moment. She never forced or staged a photo, but let us enjoy our day and caught the moments as they happened. She finished editing our photos soon after the wedding. Her photos are absolutely exquisite. Everyone that we share the photos with fall in love with her work and many of our family and friends have already booked her for their special moments. I highly highly recommend Jessica Jay James Photography for capturing life’s special occasions. You will be so glad that you choose her! My husband and I consider one of the greatest blessings of our wedding day was that we had such a wonderful photographer that captured and produced the most amazing photos that will help us remember our wedding day forever. " - Jessica Kapuza
"I just received my package of photos in the mail and I don't even know what to say. I am speechless. These are by far THE BEST pictures I have ever seen!!! You captured our day perfectly. I am literally sitting on my living room floor in tears because they are so beautiful! This email is probably going to be all over the place because I can't even collect my thoughts after looking at these pictures. You did such an amazing job (not that I doubted you. I knew from the moment we stepped into your booth at the casino bridal show that you would do an amazing job.) So, a million and one THANK YOUs!!! You will DEFINITELY be seeing us in the future!" - Maggie
"Jessica, I got our package in the mail today! Oh my goodness they are just beautiful! You are truly gifted and amazing at what you do. It really shows how much passion you put into your work. These photos are so authentic, yet you made all of us look so flawless. Thank you so, so much. You were absolutely wonderful to work with, and I can't wait to work with you again in the future!" - Janelle