Bloom & Wander Co.

Bloom & Wander Co.

Based In: Gig Harbor, Washington
Photographer: Bloom & Wander Co.

Bloom & Wander Co.

Based In: Gig Harbor, Washington

Slow, Intentional and True. Wrapped up in each other and savoring every moment. THIS IS THE WEDDING DAY YOU DESERVE.

Imagine a day completely immersed in each other, each moment a thoughtful reflection of who you are together. You share your vows somewhere meaningful, or maybe wait until the moment is right. Maybe you share an intimate candle lit dinner with your very closest crew. You spend the whole day doing the things you love to do together. Sounds pretty sweet, right?

To me, life’s an adventure to do the things, in the places, with the people, who bring your spirit alive and make you, feel like YOU. Why should the day you get married be any different?

Hey, I’M JESS – A dream enabler and permission grantor, first – I help my couples get outside the proverbial wedding “box” and plan their best day ever.

Yes, I am photographer. But also, I’m your:

  • Elopement guide
  • Location scouter
  • Vendor resource
  • Adventure buddy
  • Story-teller
  • Cheerleader and friend

THE EXPERIENCE

…Is everything. It’s not about the images. It’s all about experience.

When I set out with my couples to help them plan their dream elopement experience – I set the dreaming in motion with one question: What does your best day ever look like? Like if you could do anything from the time you stepped outta bed until you got back in it, what would it be? The best elopement experiences answer that question, and place emphasis on heartfelt experiences over staged photo ops. When an elopement is a series of heartfelt experiences over an entire day, or even two, you’ll become fully present, and wrapped up, together, in each moment.

The day you get married should be full of heartfelt experiences that connects you to each other and the people you choose to spend your day with.

As a photographer, I value your experience together, over the images created, and as a result I capture your essence – your joy – your love and trust – your excitement for the incredible adventure you find yourselves on together. I capture all the simple, in-between moments that matter. The result is your true, beautiful story told through images.

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To Love & Your New Adventure Together 🍻

Jess

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Let me start off by saying that Jess is absolutely AMAZING! She is literally everything you would want in a photographer (punctual, attentive, funny, talented, organized, fun, inviting, patient, kind, and so freaking cool!). My husband and I were connected with Jess through a mutual friend November 2020 after we got engaged, and I am so incredibly happy that we did. We live in Berkeley, and Jess was very accommodating in scheduling a date that she could travel up and that we could take off work. To top it off, Jess suggested that we get drinks beforehand to get to know each other, and this was truly special and really helped my fiancé and I relax. We then ventured to Muir Woods for our photoshoot. My husband and I both insisted that we were not photogenic and would be "awkward" the entire time, but Jess assured us that it would be alright, and instructed us to act casual and gave us the best prompts to get us smiling and laughing- it was almost like there wasn't a camera pointed at us! We got the photos back so quick, and immediately fell in love with the photos, it was so hard choosing just one for our invitations! Last October (2021) when we got married, Jess was such a pivotal member of our team. She helped with the timeline, gave us advice in terms of florals and placements, she worked so well with the venue, and kept the day flowing smoothly. Jess validated my feelings when I was panicking, helped make sure details were in order, and kept the day light as we prepared for the first look (which was such a great suggestion). Jess captured so many wonderful moments, and took great shots of the details for us to remember. On top of all that- Jess made BEAUTIFUL jewelry and other products from my bouquet, and I am so loving them! She is all around talented. We cannot recommend Jess more highly as a photographer and a genuinely kind, thoughtful human. We are very thankful for Jess and the radiant spirit she brings to her work. I added some of my favorites (so hard to narrow it down!) and the gifts she made for us to show off her work. If you're searching for a photographer, search no further- Jess is your person.

Marisa + Jacob

Our Elopement day couldn’t have been more perfect and it started with Jess long before our actual day. During planning, Jess came along for a hike to help us pick the perfect spot. The day of our elopement, she felt like part of our family as she went room to room capturing moments as we got ready. She has such an easy, authentic, and natural way about her. Jess went above and beyond her role as a photographer by helping make sure our wedding party (our teenage kids) made it up the hill and were ready for us to arrive (on our bikes). Jess even made sure our music was playing just before we arrived. She sent us a few pictures right away because she knew how excited we were to see them and when it came time to view all of the pictures, we were blown away!  We felt like we were reliving our wedding day.  Jess is no longer only our Elopement photographer.  She has become our friend.  Jess made us feel that our wedding day was just as important and special to her as it was to us. She puts her heart into her work and not only did we see it, we felt it. 

Sarah + TJ

Jess was amazing to work with, easygoing, and prepared. She made our photo session seem more like a date designed to remind us of all the things we love about each other. The photos were beautiful and looked like images from a fairytale. I would recommend her to anyone who not only wants gorgeous photos, but a fun experience as well!

Julie + Noah

My husband and I had an AMAZING once-in-a-lifetime engagement experience in Paris with Jess. We absolutely loved working with Jess. She was so friendly to work with – she made us laugh and feel natural. She has such a unique eye and a wonderful amount of patience which was great, as we had no idea what we were doing! She found tons of great spots, and took such time and detail to get us engagement photos we will treasure forever! Jess even took the time to talk through which photos would be best to order for Save the Dates and for our home, which was incredibly helpful and appreciated. We would HIGHLY recommend Jess to all!

Scott + Rachel
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