Hi! I am Jess.
I am a natural light and studio photographer located in Homer, NY.
I am a wife and a proud Mommy to a 7 year old girl and a baby boy. They have been my inspiration since the second I found out I was pregnant. My daughter is super smart, funny, sometimes sassy, and so good, and my son is the best surprise ever, and such a good baby.
I love loud music, in all different genres. Hip Hop, Country, 80’s, 90’s, Today’s Hits. Give me a good song so I can listen to it as loud as I can and sing & dance away.
I do not like the smell of wet washcloths, or dried “after the shower” towels. I’m weird.
I don’t like the dark, especially in confined spaces - I sleep with a TV on at all times for the light LOL. That’s me!
I love going on vacations and mini trips. We frequent Myrtle Beach and Ocean City as often as we can. Water Parks are also some of my favs! I'm a firm believer in taking lots of photos, and giving my children tons of new experiences.
I don’t drink coffee - I know. Who doesn’t like coffee? This girl. Want to meet up to discuss your upcoming session or wedding? Let’s meet up for an adult beverage, a soda, or we can still go to a coffee shop! (They have more than just coffee ;))
Capturing memories for others is something I truly value. I get to meet all kinds of amazing people, I get to spend some of their most precious moments with them, and I even get lifelong friends and clients throughout the process.
FAQ - The answers to your questions!
Do you shoot destination weddings?
Yes, I am definitely available for travel! My passport is up to date, and I would love to capture your day no matter WHERE it is taking place. Let's chat!
Will there be a second shooter?
I have different packages you can choose from, in which most come with a second shooter, or the option to add one on! If you don't pick a package with a second shooter, I will bring a non-shooting assistant to help throughout the day.
Can I extend the session on the day of?
Packages can definitely be customized! Do you think you need more time? Let's create a package that specifically fits your needs.
What kind of gear do you use?
I have 3 camera bodies, and multiple lenses. The main camera that I use is the Canon 5D Mark IV. It is my favorite camera body I have owned. It has two card slots for photos to be written to at the same time. This means your photos will be copied to TWO locations at once, double ensuring a backup of all of your pictures we capture. I also have 2 backup cameras, multiple batteries, SD cards, and many different lenses, which helps create the look that you see on my page and throughout my portfolio!
Do I have to order prints through you?
You don't HAVE to order prints through me. You are welcome to purchase prints at a location of your choice. I do suggest you purchase your prints through me, because I do not guarantee print quality through labs other than my own. Non professional labs often don't match with the original edit of the photo you receive.
Do you offer lower prices?
To keep things fair to all of my clients, my prices are what they are. That being said, those who are signed up for my email marketing will receive special coupons and deals throughout the year. My prices are based upon my cost of doing business. As a legal business, a portion of my income not only goes to federal and state taxes, but also to my studio rent, updated cameras and lenses, business insurance, and new props, backdrops, and more. I love being able to offer different options and bring in what my clients wish for. The only time I offer lower session pricing is periodically with mini sessions. These are usually themed and happen just a couple times per year.
Where will we do the photos?
We can do the photos, really, wherever you wish! I do charge a travel fee for places a certain distance from Cortland County. We can do an indoor or outdoor session. I can give you a few outdoor suggestions, I can come to you, or you can come to my studio, located on North Main Street in Homer, NY.