Hi, my name is Jess. I love life. 

I spend my days adventuring with my husband of 4 years and trying to keep up with our 2 year old son and brand new baby daughter. We share our home with a big, black dog and a ornery, orange cat. You can usually find me with my camera in hand trying to capture the fleeting moments of my children's lives, playing homemaker, spending quality time with my beautiful family and friends, or snuggled up with my hubby while talking about life. I strive for living a life of legacy. I believe that Jesus Christ died for our sin, providing us a gracious and amazing gift: the promise of heaven, freedom from bondage, and redemption, hope, and joy in this life. I believe that even though we live in a broken, hurting, angry world, there are so many sparks of good. Good that I hope to help cultivate, capture, and share with others.

I love imperfection. I love belly laughs over forced smiles. I love fun: reading a favorite book with Mom, jumping in a mud puddle with Dad, splashing in the bath, making snacks in the kitchen, jumping on the bed, and tickle fights on the couch. I believe that everyone needs an opportunity to have their memories frozen in time. Everyone needs photos to look back on, remembering good old days and reminded to make the time ahead count.  I believe that your story matters and deserves to be told. So if you would like a session that's just a little different, lots of fun, beautifully messy and imperfect, and completely unique to you and your family--let's chat.

I am based out of Palmyra, Mo and serve the surrounding Northeast Missouri and West Central Illinois area.

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