Do you travel for weddings?
Not enough! No really, I enjoy seeing new places and meeting new people. I have traveled all over the country and enjoy it very much. I offer reduced rates to California since I travel there often for family.
Do we get the digital files?
Yes, you will receive all of the final edited images in a private gallery. There you can download and share your photos with family and friends. As an a-la-carte option you can purchase a USB separately of all your images.
Do you sell prints/products/albums? I sell prints, USB drives of digital files, heirloom boxes, leather and canvas albums, calendars and standing canvas photos. Just ask me for a sample so you can see how you would like to display or gift your photos from the most beautiful day in your life.
Do you offer engagement photos with your wedding collections? Yes, engagement sessions are included in most of my packages. I believe they are a great way to familiarize yourself with me and my style before the big day. They are also a great keepsake for you down the road.
What does it mean to shoot in “Natural Light”? I shoot primary in natural light. It is my personal liking and I feel like embodies my style. I will use a reflector if need be in shadows or dark light areas, but for the most part I shoot in the dusk, or early evening, as well as morning and late afternoon. Whenever the sun isn’t to harsh. But don’t worry, I am perfectly capable of shooting indoors and low light areas.
How long does it take to get my photos? I edit each of my photos my own and try to give you the best possible. So depending on wether its culling a small amount of images from a portrait shoot or a large amount from your wedding, delivery times varies. You will have a preview shortly after your session because I was a senior and a bride once, I didn't like waiting :) But on average you will have your images 4-6 weeks after.
When is the best time of day to shoot? For portraits or engagement sessions, I shoot around dawn or dusk. I prefer the look of natural light to flash, and most of my portfolio is made up of that look because it is what I love to shoot. I also recommend scheduling your portraits on the wedding day during an optimal time for lighting, and I'll save the flash for the reception events. I always work with my couples to come up with a wedding day timeline for photos, so no worries on having to decide that for yourself. Ask me about my lighting guid and I can email you the examples and outlines:)
How do we reserve you for our wedding or portrait session? To reserve a portrait or wedding date, 50% of the package is due at the time of booking. The 50% deposit is non refundable after paid.
Hello, I'm Jessie! I’m a wife, mother, sister and daughter and hopefully I will get to know you. Being a photographer is one of the most rewarding jobs out there! My inspiration comes from nature and the Creator of the universe. I aspire to inspire through work that is genuine and meaningful, glorifying God by using my work to show truth, meaning and purpose in our lives. I call Vancouver, WA home but would love to travel to where you are! Contact me for pricing and availability.
A few things you should know about me.... I was created to glorify God, He has given me the most incredible gifts in the form of my husband Chad and our sons William and Rowan. I get to spend every day learning how to be a wife and mother and it is the most challenging, yet rewarding, experience I have come across on earth. If you follow me on any of my social media accounts, you will more than likely see a staggering amount of photographs of my husband and sons. I am sorry in advance. :)
Photos courtesy of Olivia Strohm Photography