Hey there, I'm Jessica...
I’m a small-town Arkansas photographer, writer, educator, and professional caramel latte drinker. (But not from Starbucks, def from the nearest hole-in-the-wall coffee shop. #shoplocal) I’m currently based out of Okinawa, Japan for the next three years, but am originally from a town called Texarkana!
Most days you can find me dancing around at home, rockin’ the messy bun, oversized t-shirt and a pair of sweatpants from high school. I often make trips to the kitchen to reheat my latte for the fifth time because I cannot for the life of me drink the entire cup in one sitting. I am obsessed with Siberian Huskies, mine specifically. My babies, Koda & Keira, brighten my days while simultaneously giving me a headache and costing me and my husband a fortune. It’s complicated.
My husband is my biggest fan, and often tells strangers about how talented I am (in his opinion.) No, seriously. Right before I sat down to write this, he texted his friends on his new team and told them I was basically the “Dale Earnhardt” of photography. *face palm* – If you don’t understand that reference… well, it’s a southern thing. Moral of the story: ladies… get you a man who is more confident in your abilities than you.
I am mostly known for my deep love for capturing jaw-dropping images, aaaaaaand my inability to stop talking, like ever… even to strangers. Kidding. Kind of? (I come by it honestly, you should meet my mother.) Moving on…
I love serving the world by shining a light, and making my clients look and feel more beautiful than they ever have. You cannot put a price on watching someone bloom into a beautiful, confident creature right before your eyes. The only thing I love equally as much is capturing real, raw, messy, playful, all-encompassing authentic love.
The things I am most passionate about in life are Jesus, my husband, my family and friends, and capturing images paired with words that truly move people. Not only do I photograph fabulous people, but I educate photographers who need help with their businesses. Whether it be a creativity-crisis, specific skill struggle, blank branding, or a misguided message, I’m here to help.
I count myself lucky to be given the opportunity to not only teach, but inspire others to grow in their callings and chase their dreams. As a photographer, I’ve been awarded by Shoot & Share, published in House of Flynn Magazine and Pretty Presets Magazine, featured on Looks Like Film, as well as countless other instagram feeds and blogs.
When I’m not busy editing images, you can catch me exploring the tropical island I live on, attempting to train my headstrong huskies, working on my fitness, or reading anything and everything by Lara Casey, Lisa Bevere, Jefferson Bethke, Jess Connoly, Priscilla Shirer, or Lysa Terkeurst.
If you have made it this far and are still remotely awake, I applaud you. If you’d like to book a session, invest in some education, or simply email about whatever’s on ya mind, contact me and we’ll start an adventure! ;)