Echo Photography

Echo Photography

Based In: North Carolina
Photographer: Echo Photography
Echo Photography
Wandering Since 2020

Echo Photography

Based In: North Carolina

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.

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My fiancée was in secret contact with Jessi for months before our proposal. We were out of town guests and she went above and beyond to help my fiancé find the perfect location and time of day. He was so impressed with her communication before hand and also the day of the proposal. She could not have picked a more beautiful spot at sunset! We got engaged at Craggy Pinnecles in Asheville NC. We took a short hike to a beautiful overlook where Jessi was waiting with her camera pretending to be shooting a friend. My fiancé says he truly could not have done the proposal without her! Once he proposed she spent a couple more hours with us taking pictures where she made us feel comfortable and excited as she gushed over us while taking our pictures! She even went as far as to bring us champagne and glasses for a romantic and fun cork popping moment. Her level of excitement during the entire photo shoot made our moment so special and sincere. As she led us back down the hike, continuing to take our pictures as we walked, she surprised us with a nice box of chocolates which we enjoyed afterwards. My fiancé and I couldn’t wait to see our pictures but based off of our friends and families experience with other photographers we expected it to be weeks or months before seeing a single shot. However, Jessi sent us a huge sample the very next morning!!! We were so excited and In love with every single shot. While the pictures did not need much editing due to the beautiful scenery, we could tell how much time Jessi had spent making them perfect and her attention to detail was excellent! We received the rest of our pictures a short couple of weeks later and received more pictures than we could have ever hoped for! We will continue to look back at this moment through the pictures for the rest of our lives and could not have done it without Jessi! I would highly recommend her for ANY photography needs. Her work is above and beyond and I’m even hoping to sneak her away to our wedding in Kentucky!

Katie Arnett

Jessi - just absolutely incredible. My husband and I have always been so awkward in front of a camera, a ton of engagement photos with another photographer would prove that to you! When Jessi arrived, she was so relaxed but also ecstatic at the same time. Her energy and direction were exactly what we needed. My biggest worry going into a COVID wedding was that we were literally getting married in our garage, with photos in our backyard. Somehow Jessi was able to find the perfect lighting and backdrops even in these conditions. She is by FAR the best photographer I have ever worked with, and can't wait to hire her again for our maternity shoot (someday)!

Tirzah Boyle

Where do I even begin? Jessi came into our lives in the summer of 2019 in Washington State. My fiancé at the time had hired her for an adventure/engagement shoot a few days after we got engaged. I was very nervous about being photographed with someone I never met and having to be affectionate on camera. From the second we met Jessi all those nerves and fears went away. She said “think of me as your hiking buddy and just be yourself”. There were no expectations and she just allowed us to be “us”. That day we hiked mount Rainer in Washington state and she captured some of the most stunning photos on that foggy evening. We chatted with her throughout and she learned about our journey and lives as we did hers. After an amazing evening hiking we could not wait to see what she would capture . We received our photos within a week of our shoot. They were pure magic. Fast forward to 2020 and we are planning our wedding. We contact Jessi and plan to use her for our upstate NY wedding. Covid hits and our large wedding plans changed. We scrambled to wonder what type of wedding we would have and if we would have to wait a year for every thing to blow over. Jessi from the start always emphasized how special elopements were and that we should consider it if we could envision something outside the traditional box. After thinking it over we decided why not road trip to North Carolina (where Jessi currently resides) bring our dog Loki and elope! Jessi was with us every step of the way. She helped us navigate from a far and even checked out the area prior to, to check off any boxes we may have missed. The day of the wedding she arrived right on time to our Airbnb in Asheville and the photos began! She always captures us in the most authentic ways that truly tell a story when you look back at the photos. She kept us on time, looking fresh, and even helped us get ready when we arrived on top of the mountain. Jessi always has unique ideas throughout day that will make your jaw drop when you see how it appears through her lens. We are so grateful to have found her and have her in our lives. We will continue to find ways to use her in the future and will always recommend her over and over again. Jessi thank you for all that you do and being there for us throughout all of our changes. You are truly the best❤️

Traci and Kay
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