Hey there!  I'm Jess and it's so nice to meet you! 

What started my love for photography?  It started when I saw a photographer working and not wearing any shoes…  I thought how great of a job that must be to not have to wear shoes! I was 8 years old, and I hated shoes.  What has continued my love for photography was realizing that the moments I get to capture, are now turned into a forever keepsake.  Those moments won't be long forgotten memories.  They will hang beautifully on your walls so you can re-live those moments for a lifetime!

 

I am a mother of two crazy little boys and a wife to one hell of a man who has always supported me.  During the week I get to be a stay at home mom with the littlest boy.  I never intended to be a stay at home mom, I went to St. Ambrose University and earned my Bachelors in Business and Marketing, and was on my way into the corporate world.  However, when my son was born and needed two open heart surgeries, we decided I needed to be home with him.  And now, i am grateful I get to hang out with my boys all week, and then on the weekends, i get to spend it with you, on the best day of your life!!!  The best part of my job is that it has never felt like a job.  I truly love what I do!

 

I have photographed babies, families, food (have you seen the Barrel House menu, yep I did that!) Maternity, seniors, real estate, headshots, you name it I have taken its photo.  But it's you two, as a couple, that has made me decide to focus solely on LOVE.  I believe in raw, silly, over the top and passionate love. I want everyone to see you with your best friend, laughing, smiling, and just having the best day ever!

 

I am down to earth, loyal and not afraid to be silly to get that genuine smile out of you!  I hear all the time how my couples think, “But I’m not photogenic!” I hear you, I understand. I hate being on the other side of the camera myself.  But I have a little bag of tricks I like to use, to help bring out the authentic and genuine you!   I don’t like to do stiff poses, it’s about connection to each other. I help you let loose to be your genuine self without fear of how you’ll look. Because I promise you, when you are authentically yourself, you’ve never looked so good. And best of all, it makes being photographed FUN. Yes, I said the f-word. If you’re ready to be vulnerable, real, honest & brave, scroll through my work and see if it speaks to you...then email me!  And lets get this conversation started.

 

 

p.s.  I am way better with a camera than I am at writing.  So don’t judge me based on my grammar ;P

xoxo Jess White

Testimonials

Amazing photographer and an absolute please to work with! I have done engagement photos, wedding photos, and family photos with Jess and all of them have been incredible. On my wedding day she came to the salon with us and stayed with us all the way to the reception. She is very laid back but will also give you her expert opinion! And the best part of all is that her prices are very reasonable for her amazing work. If you need a photographer, definitely hire Jess!

-Warner

Oh my gosh thank you so much!!!!! Choosing you as our wedding photographer was easily one of the better decisions I have made in my life lol I cannot thank you enough for capturing our day so perfectly!!!

-Prusha

Jess did the most phenomenal job! My husband and I have known each other nearly 11 years. We married in fall of 2017. Together we blended our families and added our newest addition, our German Shepherd, Cubbie. Jess did an exceptional job capturing the love and joy on our wedding day. It was the best day of my life, and every photo makes the memory of my wedding day live on and on. I highly recommend Jess for future brides! Everything I could have wanted and more Jess delivered!

-Stegall

The entire process was a blast, and we couldn’t be happier with the way the photos turned out!

- Koch

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