Hey, I’m Jessi!
I don’t feel like I’m your average wedding photographer. When I first got started, I assisted other photographers to see exactly how “wedding photography” was done. I watched photographer after photographer go through their own ‘routine’ shots, use the same poses for every couple, and I gotta say…. I wasn’t really impressed. I didn’t want to ‘go through the motions,’ because I believe weddings deserve way more than that. I started to feel like this just wasn’t for me. Maybe it was selfish, but I wanted to be more than just a transaction on someone’s wedding day.
It wasn’t until I photographed my first elopement that my eyes were really opened! The couple had actually started off with plans of having a small, intimate wedding in a beautiful location. After tons of planning around their friends and family, they became frustrated that their plans had morphed into something they weren’t even excited about anymore. After several conversations, they decided to have a true elopement, and even chose their wedding date based on my upcoming availability! They decided on their own that a big wedding wasn’t for them, and were able to create a day that truly reflected them as a couple. Isn’t that what every wedding should look like? I was so grateful to be there not only to help with planning and logistics, and creating a timeline, but just to be their biggest supporter in their decision to do what was best for them.
Whether you choose to have a traditional wedding, or you choose to elope, your day is just as important as anyone else getting married. So who cares what people think your day is “supposed to look like.” This is your chance to dream up something that feels authentic to the both of you as a couple. And if adventure runs thick in your blood, then there’s a good chance I’m the photographer for you.