xoxo, jessica

My philosophy is that photography shouldn't be stressful. I do everything I can to make it an easy (and, dare I say... enjoyable) process. It won't take long for you to realize that I've never met a stranger and my clients are family. 

I believe in the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments. I believe in capturing these moments in images that will put in albums or placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls and admired for years to come.

I come from a family of personal historians. Growing up, there were always cameras and family albums around. Even at a very young age I loved looking at old family pictures and hearing the stories that went with them. 

With every session and wedding I work on, I strive to document this moment as a part of your family's story. My goal is to create the image that goes with the story that is told every Christmas. 

Your story is beautiful and I can't wait to capture it in images you will treasure for a lifetime. From proposal to parenthood, this is the story of your love: how it started and how it grows.

•Maternity • newborn • senior • Family PHOTOGRAPHER in Williamsburg, Va

MEET Jessica

I am a Midwesterner at heart, born and raised in America's Heartland. If a state touches one of the Great Lakes I've probably lived in it! (No, really- I've lived in five of the 8 states that touch a lake!!) My move to Williamsburg, Va is part of my epic love story with my husband Mike. When we moved here, right after graduating from high school, I hadn't ever been in "the south"! It was an adjustment, but we fell in love with our little host town & never left. 

These two magnificent regions have left their imprint on who I am today; the midwest imparted its humble and kind spirit and taught me about grit and determination. Crossing the Mason-Dixon Line taught me the beauty of southern hospitality and the art of adding a touch of charm into things! 

The rich soil that nourished
my  roots gave way to flourishing blooms

Naples, Florida

the  richardsons

“Jessica is amazing and makes the experience a joy- she connected with each family member to create a lifetime memory of that moment in time”



Kind of  a given right?! Like you, my family is everything to me! Life may be crazy sometimes but I wouldn't change it for anything!




Through the magical world of Disney, I grew up loving the idea of "Happily Ever After" and  knowing anything was possible. I am passing on the wonder and joy that Disney brings to my kids!


all things 


 It is no secret that I LOVE Starbucks. 
Iced or hot, I will never turn down a good latte!



We have our tried and true favorites (Orlando, NYC, Washington D.C and Chicago) but I am always looking for an adventure. My bucket list includes the UK, Alaska, Tennessee & Spain.


sneaking in
a little


I am that girl that could listen to the music year round.  I put my decorations up a little early and drag my feet in taking them down. I love the movies, the food and the merriment.



What I Love

Like any other photographer, I love capturing beautiful images.
I know that pretty pictures aren't what I was solely intended for on this Earth. My mission in this business is people over pictures... always! While the day-to-day tasks of the job are important I know that they aren’t the heartbeat of my business. My couples and families are!

I truly believe that the interactions and experiences that I give my clients are a special opportunity to impact lives! I feel so  blessed to have the ability to not only do what I love as a career, but blessed to add AMAZING people into my life in the process.  The relationships formed with my clients is, by far, my favorite part of my job! 

of the business

the heart

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