I'm your guide to an intentional, intimate wedding experience that is authentic to you.
An intimate wedding is one that includes the two of you and only your absolutely closest friends and family. How many people is that? It truly depends, but I would say it is most certainly less than 100 people. Most importantly, an intimate wedding is centered around celebrating your relationship and entrance into marriage with those who support you most.
After you have your people, you get to reshape expectations about what weddings are. Your guests will be excited for you and say your wedding is “totally you!” More importantly, you will truly love your celebration and remember it always.
You have the freedom to include what you would truly want as a part of your wedding day - but what does that even mean?
Here is a list of traditional American wedding events and details - find out what is right for you (and what is not) and start imagining a day that will *actually* make you excited for your wedding day!
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A huge benefit to intimate weddings is that you can easily reduce the amount of waste created from your one-day celebration.
Consider that by simply including only what you want on your wedding day, you have, by default, erased a huge amount of waste normally associated with weddings. How much money and fabric are saved by having a reduced or non-existent wedding party? How much easier is it to have recycled decorations when you only have 6 tables to decorate, if that?
Small weddings allow you to be mindful about how you can reduce the impact of your wedding celebration on the environment, and we’re all better off for it, so thank you!
leave room for Mother Nature
You and I, we're just a little different. We like to question the traditional and make things our own. We have a core group of people that truly support us. And we LOVE our partner - like REALLY LOVE THEM.
And I'm absolutely pumped to help you create and relive an intimate wedding day that is 100% you, with just those around you that you could not live without.
What can your intimate wedding day look like? Anything you want! Sound like choice overload? Don't worry, I'm going to help you sift through the noise and pull out what means the most to you!
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Jess was amazing from the first contact all the way to our actual wedding day and throughout the follow ups afterwards!! From the first time we spoke, it was clear she was the perfect fit for our special day. Her approach was very structured and transparent, so we knew exactly when and how the process worked as well as what we could expect on the day of. We were coordinating everything from abroad, and Jess was always available via email or video chat to go through any questions we had. She offered great advice, and helped us to create a perfect timeline for the day. Once we actually met on the day of the wedding, it felt more like meeting a friend! She made us feel so comfortable and I was 100% confident about all our special moments being captured. Jess was great at keeping us on schedule which in turn helped us stay calm and really get to enjoy all the moments throughout the day. She was so great about suggesting different poses and helping us feel comfortable in front of the camera, even in cold Minnesotan winter! We were so surprised to already get a sneak peek of our photos two days after the wedding, and we were blown away by the photos. Each moment was so intimately and expertly captured, and we will cherish these memories forever!! I would 100% recommend Jess to anyone looking for an amazing photographer!!
-Lauren & Nico
I contacted Jessica three days before I proposed to my girlfriend on Valentine's Day 2021. Jessica took the opportunity without hesitation. She took incredible proposal pictures in the freezing cold of February. My fiancé and I decided that we wanted her to do our engagement and wedding photos. She was very proactive in her communication. She told us what to expect from her and she delivered on her promises. Our families were very appreciative of her quality pictures and how she included so many beautiful details about our wedding day. My wife and I recommend Jessica without reservation. Book Jessica, you won't regret it. She will work with you and deliver a product that reflects your authenticity.
Hubert & Kathryn
Jessica was incredible during both our engagement shoot and the day of the wedding. She made a point to sit down with us and get to know us a little bit before having any sort of shoot, which made the day-of feel like meeting up with a friend instead of just a photographer. She went above and beyond on our wedding day and was literally everywhere. SO many people remarked afterward about how great the photographer was! ... Very happy with our time with Jess and with the finished product! I also love that she is conscientious about where to get photos printed so that it is a local company that is environmentally friendly... 15/10 would recommend Jess to anyone looking for a great photographer!
-Hailee & Corbin