I'm so glad you've taken the time to visit my site!
It's been an amazing journey so far and I am so happy you are here to find out more about me. Take a few moments to read a little bit of my story, but please, get together with me so we can get to know each other better! I'll buy you coffee (or a beer!) and most likely, we will become great friends. :)
At a young age I found a passion for photography that eventually led me to create Jessica Painter Photography - the business you see here! It also led me to my husband Ed (he's a photographer too!), and the start of something amazing. Our first meeting was to discuss photography and the idea of working together. We both had things to learn from each other and as our relationship grew, so did our photography and we both found a new creativity come alive.
On September 10, 2010 we celebrated our own wedding, one of the most amazing days of my life! On April 20, 2015, we welcomed a beautiful little girl named Charlotte Grace into the world and our lives have changed forever. Then we found out we were unexpectedly expecting twins and on June 26, 2017 two handsome little guys Jackson Edward and Connor Allen came into our world. We have two beautiful dogs - a Basset Hound named Jack and a Lab named Jill, two cats - Olly and Jake and a fish named Fishie. Our home most days feels like a circus, but we love every moment!
As your photographer, my passion is to capture all the love, excitement and laughter that will be the story of you and your day. My goal is to do this without having to be in the middle of everything.
Behind the camera you will find a friendly and outgoing personality with the ability to make everyone, including you, comfortable in front of the camera. I like to describe my style as artistic photojournalism, photographing moments when they are most real and most times without you even noticing I am there.
I love what I do. There is no other way to say it. There is nothing like seeing a deep connection between two people as they become husband and wife and being able to capture those emotions through the lens of the camera - freezing a moment that will create lasting memories to remind them of the love they share.
As an animal and portrait photographer, I have the same passion. Year after year I am asked to come back and capture the changes and growth in families. Jessica Painter Photography has become a part of many families, watching them grow each year. I love going back and creating a new story of images!
I love Nikon and continually upgrade my equipment to the highest quality Nikon has to offer. My gear will work in any conditions you might throw my way; please, challenge me! I am always looking for new locations to shoot - if you ask if I've been there and I say "no"; what I really mean is "No big deal; I can't wait to check it out!" It will make your experience with me even more unique.
I have a passion in telling stories. I want to tell your story, your way, with just a little twist of my own and a unique style you won't find anywhere else. I can't wait to work with you.
First two Images by Matt Ramos Photography
Last two Images by Jenn Moak Photography