HELLO! IM Jess

Small town Indiana gal with the heart of a wanderlust wanting to travel around the world and document love everywhere I go! I truly love what I do. 

It all started when I was gifted a small pink camera by my father when I was in eighth grade, and that's when everything changed. I fell in love with taking photos, and I've been passionate about photography ever since. I know that this is what I’m supposed to be doing with my life – creating cinematic wedding photos and capturing sentimental moments for you!




It's nice to meet you!

NOT JUST A PHOTOGRAPHER,

A VISUAL STORYTELLER

FOR RAD PEOPLE LIKE YOU

MY PHILOSOPHY

BACK

As a natural wedding photographer, my job is about so much more than just snapping an image. I'm creating a piece of history for you to cherish for a lifetime. Photos that future generations of your family may see and hold on to. Have you ever treasured an old photo of a family member that you never got to meet? How about an image that you love of someone you miss? Someone captured that photo, and that's why it exists. Photography is part of something bigger than just a quick snap or two. It's memories made real.

I love creating a memory that sticks forever. When I'm capturing wedding photography in Indianapolis and around the US, I look for the moments that will tell a story. The ones you may have experienced and forgotten about until you see the image and remember it all over again. That's why I love being a candid wedding photographer. It brings my heart so much joy to create everlasting memories and keepsakes.

“There are few things that inspire and excite me more than photography!”

What inspires me

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One of the coolest parts about my job and why I love it so much is I can't ever predict whats next. That's the best thing about being an artist, is even if you can know a location or a general idea, you're never quite sure what magic will come out of it. It's what makes taking photos so much fun, and gives each session it's own unique experience each time. 

I'm heavily inspired by my community, walks through fountain square and the people I meet along the way. I think just interacting with people and other creatives sparks so much imagination and possibilities. Music and movies also hold a key role to my imagination. I'm in love with colors/textures/cinematic styled imagery. 


Every session is an opportunity for creating art, and you are the subject! We can create something wild together, or keep it clean and classy highlighting the most beautiful parts of you and your love.

“Every wedding, every shoot, I see the world through a whole new lens. Your story will be different from the last, and this ignites my passion all over again.”

BEHIND THE LENS

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Hiring your photographer shouldn't be a light task. You want someone who's going to be there for you, who you connect with and most importantly who cherishes your day just as much as you do. 

Prior to your day, I take care in learning about who and what's most important to you. Day of your wedding I'm prepared to seek out what's going on, living like a wallflower snapping all the the little behind the scene moments. I'm going to capture the cries (pretty and ugly ones), the laughs, the moment your grandma gives you the biggest hug, the goofy cousins doing their weird dance moves, your dad shedding a tear you've never seen him shed. That's what I'm here for, you. 

I'll be your wedding day bliss, I'm calm and collected while staying professional. I'll be the easiest breeziest gal around. Plans change from the timeline, I gotcha. I'm adaptable and understanding that not everything usually goes as planned. Rain or shine, I'm there. I pack two clear umbrellas with me at all times just in case. Have a surprise guest show up.. like a goat? I'll help ya remember.. haha. 

Point is, I'm around and always there for you while also capturing all the beautiful moments behind the lens.



Here for you and the memories..

MY FAV THINGS

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That's right, I was a scene girl. If you don't know what that is well.. give it a google search. I'm probably jamming out to some older emo songs on my way to your wedding to hype me up.. my favorite being Paramore to this day. Yet, I'm also into Taylor Swift so I really am all over the place with my music taste.

When I'm not taking photos you can find me checking out all the local restaurants in Indy, or at some of my favorite coffee shops spending time with my friends. I'm a huge foodie and my partner and I love to explore new foods. I'll try almost anything once. I have an extensive vinyl record collection, I like to sooth paint with watercolors, and spending quality time with my pets Theo, Kiki & Saga. 

One of my biggest passions and joys is traveling. I love exploring new places, trying the local food of course and better yet if I'm lucky.. getting to document a love story while I'm there! 

That’s a little sneak peek into my life and a few of my favorite things. No matter who and where we are, we’re all souls wandering this beautiful earth, with a different story to share. No tale is one and the same. And that’s why I LOVE documenting love stories (and hopefully yours too!)

I'm still a scene girl at heart...

Sheena & Amrit

She's kind, communicative, gracious, talented, open to ideas and everything you could ever want in a photographer, Jess has a way of making people feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera and capturing truly beautiful, genuine moments

Abby & Kevin

I really want to highlight Jess' kindness. Less than two weeks after the wedding, my grandfather passed away. I called Jess to ask if we could get some pictures of him sent early. Less than two hours later, I had the pictures. We displayed them at the funeral and everyone was so touched. I am legitimately crying as I write this. I cannot recommend Jess enough.

Elise & Christopher

She was always around when needed, but we never felt like she was in the way. We were so happy with our wedding and engagement photos! 

Amy & Eric

Jess is amazing. I felt like she was a close friend at our wedding, that’s how amazing she connects with everyone. Our pictures were more stunning than I could I imagined, after we received them back we had so many people reach out to us about how beautiful they were.

NOTHINGS

SWEET 

You're memories are worth being captured by someone who cares just as much as you do about them

TWO SOULS ONE STORY

No story is one and the same. Yours will be finessed to share your unique journey.