MICHIGAN_WEDDING_PHOTOGRAPHER

About Jess

I'm a coffee obsessed Mommy to a handsome little boy who lights up my world and honestly changed my perspective on life as I knew it. I felt a totally different kind of love the first time I saw him, and I have to say the best part is feeling it back. I feel blessed to be loved by his little heart. His name, Santino, means "little saint". Can I just tell you--this child climbs walls, looks you right in the eye and purposely does the thing you're telling him not to, and jumps off of furniture. He also gives the best hugs and kisses, and is the friendliest little guy--his name suits him.

His dad, E, and I have been together for 12 years and we started this adventure in the world of wedding photo + video together about 6 years ago. We've had so much fun capturing these memories together and now E is setting sail on some of his own adventures and dreams. I'm sure I'll blab about them and share them with you here. 

I have an associate's degree from Washtenaw Community College and fell in love with photography when I was in middle school. My mom let me skip school to go to the zoo with her friend and photograph the animals (her friend had the camera), and no--it still wasn't digital "back in my day", so I learned on film. I was so lucky to have inspirational teachers during high school, and an AMAZING photo program. I still like to shoot on film of fun, but I have to admit, I forget to develop it anymore! 

So, I'm really passionate about what I do. I love capturing moments, being creative, and meeting new people. I have so much fun with my brides, so many of them have become great friends. I'm a bit of an introverted extrovert. I'm sarcastic. My little sister is my  BFF. I love my family oh so much, and love watching couples turn their families into one. I love capturing families after the weddings, the newborns, and tots. I'm lucky to spend my life surrounded by love.