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the experience

"having her photograph our day was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding"

My husband and I used Jessica for our destination wedding in Charleston. She was so easy to communicate and coordinate with. Having her photograph our day was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. She was so pleasant to be around. It was like having another family member around except her presence was much more subtle haha. She is incredibly kind and puts a lot of thought into her shots. Our photos were stunning. Not only did she capture the most beautiful photographs, she went out of her way to do whatever needed to be done to do so. We would choose her again and again. Highly highly recommend her.

MONICA & NATHANIEL

" she has a talent unlike others" 

Jessica is such a great photographer! She has a talent unlike others that will make you say "wow"! She is very knowledgeable about the Charleston area on where shots should or could be taken depending on where you're looking to get that special moment captured! She is a person that wants to get to know you and is there to be apart of the moment. If you're looking for a photographer with high-quality standards, she is the perfect fit for you and your special day!

KARA & SEAN

" she captured everything we wanted " 

Jessica was fantastic! We’re so glad we hired her. She captured everything we wanted and was so easy to work with. Her photography is stunning! Hire her; you won’t regret it!

KARA & ROBERT

" she helped coach us on poses which ended up being some of our favorite photos "

I was thrilled with how the pictures turned out! The session was easy, fun, and relaxed. She helped coach us on a few poses which ended up being some of our favorite photos. I would 100% recommend booking Jessica. We could not be more excited with all the photos that we got back!

MEGAN & BRAD

inclusion

celebrating ALL loves

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how it works

CONNECTION

From the second you email me, you’re important. I'll respond to you within 24 hours and we can start talking about your needs and how I can meet them. We'll get to know each other over coffee, or a chat on the phone, or through email. However you want to communicate, I will get all your questions answered so you know we're a great fit!

MAKING IT OFFICIAL

 

Let's get your date on the calendar! To officially book, I just need a signed contract and a 50% non-refundable retainer. Then I'm yours, just like that. 

WHILE YOU PLAN

Ask me all the questions. Need vendor recommendations? Want to know what you should wear to your engagement session? Curious how to plan the timing for photos throughout the day? I can help with all of that!

 

THE BIG DAY

You just be present; I’ve got the rest covered. This is it, your wedding day! After all the planning & dreaming, it's time to enjoy marrying your person! And because I take care of you from the beginning, I'm fully prepared to take on your wedding day without you worrying.

On wedding days, I am both hands-on and a fly on the wall. Different moments require different things. I like to watch the day as it happens and document, but when I see a moment for a perfect shot, I will step in to make sure everything comes together for that timeless image.

THE PHOTOS ARE READY

I know you are anxious to see those photos! This is why I always try to send you a preview the very next week! While you post those on social media and relive some of the day’s best moments, I’ll be working on your full gallery. You can expect that to arrive in your inbox within 6-8 weeks of your wedding day!

You will receive all of your images through an online gallery where you can download both high-resolution & web-friendly versions as well as share with friends and family. You can even order high-quality prints!

ask away...

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

Home for me is Charleston, SC but I travel quite a bit for weddings and shoots! Don't let distance keep us apart, all of my collections list travel fees for the U.S.- I'm easy that way.

DO YOU INCLUDE SECOND PHOTOGRAPHERS?

I DON'T KNOW IF I NEED ONE OR NOT.
 

I have shot many of my weddings solo and feel super comfortable doing so. I offer seconds in some of my packages but I don't think they are necessary for everyone! If you're having a larger wedding (150+ guests) and/or there are multiple locations in your day (getting married at venue A, but your reception is at venue B) then I'd suggest adding on a second photographer. We can talk specifics about what might be better for your wedding! 

DO YOU HELP US WITH OUR TIMELINE?

We can talk about your timeline at any point during your wedding planning, and I love helping you put these together! I'll make sure the photo logistics fit well with the timing of your day.

HOW LONG AFTER THE WEDDING WILL WE RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?

I know you are anxious to see them and I am just as anxious to get them to you! I will send you sneak peeks the week after your day while I work on the full gallery. I deliver your images in 6-8 weeks after your wedding, if not sooner! You will receive all digital files through an online gallery where you can share with friends and family as well as order prints if you wish.

HAVE YOU EVER SHOT AT OUR VENUE BEFORE?

DOES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Even if I haven't shot at your specific venue, it doesn't matter - I promise! I travel and shoot at new places all the time! So I'm familiar with where I'll be shooting that day, I usually show up 30 or so minutes before my coverage time starts so I can scout locations for your first look, bridal party photos, family photos, etc. 

WHAT IF MY FIANCE AND I ARE AWKWARD

OR HATE TAKING PHOTOS?

I get this a lot! And I don't expect you two to know what to do in front of the camera. I give you just enough direction without disrupting the natural energy between you both.

DO YOU BACKUP OUR IMAGES AFTER OUR WEDDING DAY?

Yes, I do not mess around with this. As soon as I get home from your shoot, I back up to two separate external hard-drives and a storage cloud. 

DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?

Oh yes, some venues require that I provide a COI (Certificate of Insurance), if so just let me know and I can get that to them asap.

CAN WE MEET BEFORE I BOOK YOU?

It's always nice to put a face (or even a voice) to a name! If you are local to the Charleston area, I would be happy to sit down with you both over coffee. But I am always available for a phone or video chat! 

WHAT IS THE PROCESS SHOULD WE DECIDE TO MOVE FORWARD?

I'm ready whenever you are! I'll send you a contract to review and a link to put down the 50% non-refundable retainer. Everything is online which makes it super easy for all of us.

CAN I ADD ON ITEMS TO A PACKAGE AFTER I HAVE BOOKED?

Of course! You don't need every detail figured out so far in advance. The packages I give you can be added onto at any time during your planning process. Add-ons could be an extra hour or two for wedding coverage, a second photographer, an extra session, or an album. 

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