Jaira + Jesse

Jaira + Jesse

Based In: The Great Smoky Mountains
Photographer: Jaira + Jesse

Jaira + Jesse

Based In: The Great Smoky Mountains

Documenting Honest Love + Crafting Intentional Unforgettable Experiences In Appalachia + Beyond

We’re Jaira + Jesse, a wife + husband team who photograph and film destination adventure elopements + intimate weddings. We are here to help you plan and craft a wedding day experience that’s true to who you are, centered around your relationship, and accurately reflects the love + connection you two share whether that be here in Appalachia, cliffside in Big Sur, or kicking up red desert dust in Moab.

So what does YOUR intentionally crafted day look like? The day that you commit yourselves to each other forever. A day that can and will never be recreated. The day that you’ll celebrate every year for the rest of your lives.

 How do you want it to feel? When you look back, what do you want to remember?

If a romantic, intimate, adventurous, down-to-earth and meaningful experience is what you’re envisioning then you’re in the right place. We got you. Even if all you know is the date and the fact that you want SO MUCH MORE out of your day than a traditional wedding can provide. That’s all we need to start the process of creating your unique + unforgettable experience.


Our first and foremost goal will be to truly connect with you as a couple, (we’re not vendors, we’re fam and we mean that), that way we can help you create a day that reflects who you are to your core and an experience  that has meaning weaved through every part of it. We wholeheartedly believe having an adventurous elopement or intimate wedding is not something only for people who are super outdoorsy. It’s not something to do only for some cool factor. The whole purpose is having an experience that’s meaningful and intimate to you. That’s why it’s so important for us to get to know you and honestly talk about what your day looks like.

Once you’ve inquired with us through our inquiry form on our website, we’ll set up a call so we can get to know both of you, chat about your story, and your vision for your day. From there we’ll answer any questions you have, discuss how we can help you make that a reality, and talk through all the logistics and investment details.

We don’t cater to one aesthetic or vibe or type of person. Adventure is different and means something different to everyone, which is why we help you create a meaningful luxury experience that best reflects both of your definitions of intentional and adventurous. 


Our goal is for you to:

1. Enjoy the ENTIRE experience from being stoked about being newly engaged, planning your dream day and including all the meaningful details to you, to finally celebrating and actually experiencing your wedding day and/or wedding weekend.

2. After you’ve celebrated and started your marriage off in the most intentional way possible you’ll be able to relive your dream experience in a way that tells the complete story – visually, with sound, and tangibly to hold in your hands. To do that, we offer photo, video (including vintage Super 8 film), and heirloom albums that you’ll be able to pass down for years and years, so you and your family can always be transported back to that day. For the record, that is SOOO much better than trying to re-experience your day by eating a frozen dried out cake on your one year anniversary, trust us on this one lol! Just call us the Delorian and you’re about to hit 88 mph. Fam, this is flux capacitor kinda power.

Ready to go back in time? Reach out via our inquiry form and we’ll get this thing started!

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Jaira and Jesse were absolutely incredible. My wedding was anything but normal thanks to Covid... they both stuck with me the entire way and went above and beyond to make sure they would make it (now to another state) to capture my wedding. They even helped me day of and did more than I could’ve ever expected to help make sure it all ran smooth just because that’s the kind of people they are. Their character speaks volumes for their work and their love and passion for photography speaks for itself in my pictures. I would recommend them time and time again as they were such a memorable part of my special day. Thanks guys for everything!

Tori + Parker

Jaira and Jesse have been 2 of our favorite people for a long time and to have them take our engagement and wedding photos was such a dream. The engagement pictures felt like just going on an adventure with our best friends on top of a mountain. For our wedding photos we were able to be ourselves and they captured all of the best moments. We look back at all our photos at least once a month and are always in love. They are truly incredible at what they do and I can’t recommend them enough. If your looking for a laid back, down for anything photographer these are your people too!

Elise and Stephen

Jaira and Jesse made us feel right at home! My husband is not a fan of pictures and always seem to come out looking very awkward and uncomfortable, but Jaira and Jesse were able to get him out of his shell and really capture his personality. They were able to capture the love we share for one another in the most amazing way. We couldn’t have asked for better photographers! They have been in our lives for our engagement, newborn baby , and marriage and each time they presented to us the best pictures and Best experience! I highly highly recommend them!

Alicia & Jacob
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