I am located in Central New York (Homer to be exact). I photograph in studio, outdoor, and in home.
I am a wife and a proud homeschool Mommy to 3 kiddos. They have been my inspiration since the second I found out I was pregnant. We began our homeschool journey in 2021 and it is absolutely amazing, tiring, rewarding, and such a blessing.
I love loud music, in all different genres. Hip Hop, Country, 80’s, 90’s, Alternative. 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 don’t like the dark, especially in confined spaces.
I love going on vacations, camping, and mini trips. We frequent Florida, Myrtle Beach, and Ocean City as often as we can. 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.
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!
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, credit card processing fees, 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 Main Street in Homer, NY.
What is the turn around time?
Wedding turn around times are generally 6-8 weeks and will be delivered in a 90 day online gallery as well as on a USB which comes with your wedding package. All other sessions are generally a 2-4 week turn around (depending how long it takes for you to choose your photos, if you take a week to choose your photos, add a week onto the turn around time.) You will receive your link to choose within 7-10 business days. I try to get Christmas sessions done between 1 & 2 weeks!
What payment methods are there?
I accept cash, Venmo, PayPal, and Credit Cards!
Do you have clothing suggestions?
I have a whole client guide for you to view after your session is booked and your retainer is paid and contract is signed :) I even have some pieces you are welcome to use from my client closet! I provide many different wrap and headband options for newborns - as well as props!
“Jessica was absolutely amazing with the kiddos. Her assistant was also great in trying to get our ten month old to smile! Such a warm welcoming atmosphere!”