Hi, I am Jess.
Hello! My name is Jess and welcome to my little place in the world. I am so happy that you have found my website and that you are considering working together. I am a wedding and elopement photographer that resides in Alberta, Canada. Places that you will normally find me shooting are: Banff, Canmore, Jasper, Nordegg, Edmonton, Vermilion, Wainwright, Drumheller and Kananaskis. I love going to new places to photograph and some of my favourites so far have been: Iceland, Mexico, Newfoundland, Vancouver Island, Alaska and Nevada.
I am available to travel wherever your heart desires.
A bit more about me for those curious
I am a wife to Brendan and mother to two wonderful kids, Emily and Elijah. We have three pets in our home: a ragdoll cat named Norman and two happy-go-lucky golden retrievers named Poppy and Juno. We trip over them constantly and our house is often full of fur, but we love them dearly! I enjoy spending my summer days travelling around to explore new areas with my friends and family and my winters are spent with a good book. During the week, I am a mental health social worker working on Wainwright military base. I am currently taking extra classes so my evenings involve studying (and editing photos!) I enjoy being a jokester and try to bring light to those around me. Those that know me often say that I am quick on my feet and can stay calm, cool and collected under pressure (there once was a time that my friends and I almost got struck by lightning driving home from a fun day out. I got us out of there while talking us through it. No big deal!) I am friendly and personable and always looking to make valuable connections with those around me. You're into travel? Let's chat about that! You spend all day with your kids? I love kids and want to know more about your days! You like fishing? I know of some great spots to check out. All in all, I want to be not only to be your photographer, but a friend that gets to go on an epic journey with you and document some of your memories.
Various personal photos above done by: vanleeuwen photography, hue of blue photography, secret waters photo & myself
The photos that Jess captured on our wedding day are absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Jess was such a dream to work with. She is such a kind, genuine person. My husband and I feel quite awkward in front of the camera, but Jess took away all those insecurities. We can't thank her enough for all of her hard work and for taking pictures of all of these beautiful memories.