Hi! My name is Jess, and I'm a Connecticut Photographer with a passion for capturing heart beats and essences of the wild & adventurous. I'm based in Connecticut but have a relentless itch for travel, so just say the word and I will come to you!

As photography is an art built on vulnerability, I want you to feel seen and comfortable. While anyone can take photos, it's the connection between photographer and client that inspires a pièce de résistance. In an effort to connect with you virtually, I've asked myself some questions I'd want to know about a person before investing. Scroll below to read more!

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About jess

How would you describe your style/aesthetic?
Style: I would say I am an oversized sweater, tattoo loving, whimsical bohemian with a closet full of sweatpants and summer dresses. Just think cottage core meets tattoos & graphic T's! All flowy everything!
Aesthetically as a photographer: I love a raw vintage/grainy feel with a candid kiss of imperfection. I have always valued uniqueness and tried to be different or find extra special moments in small things that no one notices. But I can also be very ethereal or whimsical in my aesthetic at times (bringing that cottage core into the mix). I'm the ultimate fairytale romantic about both daily life and love.

What does your self-care/feel-good/pick-me-up day look like?
It starts slow with a date with my dirty chai tea latte. Maybe work on whatever knitting project I've got going at the moment. But my secret sauce is retail therapy with a side of self-love through a self-portrait session. Something about the thrill of finding treasure amongst "trash" and then turning it into art lights me up! There's nothing like getting a new outfit and then LOVING a photo of yourself! Perks me right up :) The day would ideally end with a stroll through the veggie garden picking out dinner with my partner that we make together. Followed with playing our never ending Rummy game by a fire. I'd top the evening off by bingeing whatever show we've been watching & dark chocolate with a glass of red wine.

What is your dream shoot?
I would freaking love it if someone came to me wanting to do a "Trash the Dress" shoot. Honestly, all the kinds of shoots where you feel like your inner child comes out to play are the BEST! The shots usually end up the most fun and the day becomes a happy memory in it of itself! Similarly, any and all untraditional engagement shoot ideas! I'm picturing a pillow talk moment or dressing each other up at a thrift store or a cheeky public changing room flirtation. Even a kitchen food fight! You get the idea. The more alternative and playful the better. It is a dream of mine to one day be known for and offer self-love shoots that get ugly and messy on-purpose to show how beautiful YOU/ME/WE all are when we just let go. 


personal interview:

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