from intimate weddings to huge CELEBRATIONS

You deserve to remember your day as it happened.

The whole day - not just a few hours. It is your wedding day, ya know?

So when you look back at your wedding throughout your life, you can be transported back to those moments, that love, the tears. Ooooo, I'm getting chills just thinking about it! :D

WE'VE ALL SEEN IT...

That co-worker, friend, or family member who left their wedding photos to chance and were, at best, mildly disappointed. 

No way that’s going to happen to you - you know there is one chance and ONLY one chance to get this right. 

You need someone who is experienced at photographing weddings, and one who can adjust their style to meet you where you are in a fun and relaxed environment.

When we work together, you’ll feel like we’ve known each other forever. You’ll know that you are in good hands and that I will deliver memories that you will hold dear for a lifetime

IMAGINE

Finally feeling comfortable in front of the camera

AND having photos that you actually want to display, with a photographer who tailors their approach to your personalities!

Because you know these are more than pictures. They are memories of one of the most precious days of your lives. They are one of your first family heirlooms. They represent your relationship and will forever show you how much you have grown together. 

AFTER ALL, YOU GET TO KEEP TWO THINGS from YOUR WEDDING DAY:

Your marriage, and your photos.
That's really it. 

Take it from someone who's been married for over a decade...

WEDDINGS

Engagement Session

I’ve heard it over and over again from my past clients: their engagement session was key in absolutely upping their confidence for their wedding day! So, yours is complimentary with your wedding package!

Timeline Support

I know you don’t get married every day! So I will help you craft a timeline that includes every moment you want photographed with time to savor and enjoy your day together!

Sustainability Support

Weddings don’t have to be wasteful, but it can definitely be hard to know what to do if you want a more sustainable wedding.

I will share my best tips on how to reduce waste at your wedding, and be with you every step of the way! Find out more here!

Photography Coverage

Naturally :D You’ll be able to choose from several packages, depending on what will best suit your unique day!

Watermark-free high res photos in a digital gallery are all yours to download, print and share as you wish! 

AND you'll get a sneak peek within a couple days of your wedding to enjoy while you wait for your final gallery!

Boudoir Sessions, Albums, and Prints are available as add-ons

EVERYTHING YOU NEED

To preserve your perfect day

wHAT'S INCLUDED

PROPOSALS, ENGAGEMENTS & COUPLES SESSIONS

Photography Coverage

Obvs! 1-4 hours of coverage resulting in awesome photos in a digital gallery!

Anything from the traditional to the ADVENTUROUS!

Outfit Guidance

This is a big one! I want you to feel like yourself at your very, very best! So I will provide you with some guidance and you can take it from there! I am always an email away if you have questions or need help!

Location Guidance & Support

There are so many great places in the Twin Cities for engagement sessions.

From the iconic to the secret, we can find somewhere that has your vibe and where you will feel comfortable! I love contrasting seasons and locations with your wedding venue so you get the best variety!

Perfect for proposals, those having destination weddings, or if you're looking to test out wedding photographers!

wHAT'S INCLUDED

01

connect

Head over to that contact form and let’s meet over coffee or video! 

I’ll learn all about you and your wedding vision so I know how I can best serve you on your wedding journey!

If we are a great fit for each other, a 30% non-refundable retainer and signed contract will secure your date!

02

PREPARE

This is an awesome time to have your engagement session and to get to know each other!

I’ll send you a questionnaire a month before your wedding to get all the details: your timeline, family photo lineups, and more! 

We’ll have a phone call the week of your wedding to go over this info and make sure we are all set to go!

I’m so excited!! Are you??

03

SAVOR

Grab those tissues! A couple days after your wedding, you will have a sneak peek of your gallery to delight in as I prepare your final gallery!

4-6 weeks after your wedding, you’ll have all of your watermark-free images to download, print, and share as you wish - for a lifetime!

so, how does this all work?

It's easy as...

overheard:

"Jessica will work with you and deliver a product that reflects your authenticity."

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

LET'S TALK PRICING

Because let's be real, you have options.

You could go with a big-box photo studio, meet your photographer on the day of your wedding, hope you get along, and bite your nails waiting for that final gallery. (Google "Glasser Images" if you want a real scare...)

Or, you could have your uncle with the “nice camera” follow you around all day while you silently wonder if he actually knows what he’s doing and if you’ll even have photos at the end of the day.

You'll actually be able to enjoy your day, soak in everything that you have created, and just celebrate together.

Or you could spare yourself a TON of stress and anxiety and

Hire someone who you know and trust, with a proven record of delighting couple after couple.

WEDDINGS

During Your Engagement

  • Complimentary Engagement Session
  • All the support: email, text, phone
  • Help planning timelines, family photo lineups, and details
  • Help creating a more sustainable wedding day

On Your Wedding Day

  • Me, with everything I need to capture your day
  • A friend by your side all day
  • An awesome, relaxed time!

After the Wedding

  • Sneak peeks within a couple days
  • Digital gallery with alllll the photos
  • Print rights
  • Lifetime memories and family heirlooms

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, HERE'S WHAT'S INCLUDED!

I only take about 25 weddings each year to make sure that my couples receive the absolute best service possible. Hey, sustainability is more than being eco-friendly!

Reach out to see if I'm available for your day!

NO WEDDING IS THE SAME, SO YOU'LL BE ABLE TO CHOOSE THE PACKAGE THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU

Most couples invest between $3000 and $4000

Look, I know wedding planning can be stressful.

But if you have a roadmap and awesome people to lead you through it and support you, then you can feel as though you have accomplished something amazing together as a couple - and you have!

I can’t wait to be there with you!

You're excited to grow closer as you plan your wedding.

You will plan as much as you can for your wedding day, but there is always some uncertainty - the weather may not cooperate or you may forget something at home.

But if you can acknowledge the bummer and tell yourself you’re STILL going to have the best day of your life, then it will be so!

Don’t worry, I’ll be there with you!

You're ready to go with the flow.

Very few items we will ever possess will bring us the joy that we feel when we are with those we love most, celebrating life and love.

Marie Kondo-ing your wedding will not only reduce your stress, but allow you to truly appreciate and enjoy your wedding day together!

Let’s go to that place!

You value experiences over material things.

You might be a JKP couple if

NO PHOTOGRAPHER IS RIGHT FOR EVERYONE

HOLD ON THOUGH...

Why should you even trust me?

I’m not going to lie to you, I haven’t been around as long as some photographers that you will find. (Hey, it takes 10 years to become a photographer with 10 years of experience!)

So even though I’ve only been photographing weddings for 3 years, I do have a unique perspective on wedding photos because I have been married, myself, for 13 years!

I never spoke to or met my wedding photographer before our wedding day. I don’t even remember her name! We did not agree on an amount of time for her to stick around. We did not come up with a family photo list. And because of this, I am missing small parts, but big memories, from my own wedding. 

Sadly, because some family members are no longer with us, I can never get those back. 

After 10 years of marriage, my husband and I celebrated with our closest family and friends at our 10-year vow renewal. This time was different - we hired a professional, talked about timelines and all the details, and had a couples session ahead of our day. 

WHAT A GAME CHANGER!! We have more memories from that day than I could have ever imagined. And I want you to have that too (but for your actual wedding day)!


What I'm saying is that I've been there, and I UNDERSTAND what these photos mean to you. AND I know how to make sure that you have both the photos and an amazing experience from your wedding day. 

overheard:

"Jess 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."

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 was also willing to work with us on dates, since our original date got pushed back a bit due to COVID. She went above and beyond on our wedding day and was literally everywhere.

SO many people remarked afterward about how great the photographer was! She did an awesome job of capturing candid shots and shots that didn't feel super staged.

The shots all turned out awesome, and for both the engagement shoot and the wedding day, she got us a sneak peek (which ended up being a ton of the photos!) within a week.

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, and that she provided both high res and web sized images so that we could easily upload to social media for all the people who couldn't be at the wedding.

15/10 would recommend Jess to anyone looking for a great photographer!

— HAILEE & CORBIN

booking

How do I book?

Booking is super easy! 

After we meet, if we are a good fit for each other, I will send over a personalized quote with a digital contract and retainer invoice.

Once your contract is signed and 30% non-refundable retainer is paid, you are officially on the calendar! 

Every wedding is different, so I don’t promise an exact number of images, but you can expect 60-80 images per hour of coverage. I edit and deliver all images that are not duplicates, blurry, or otherwise unusable, so rest assured I won't be holding anything back from you!

I would not want my images watermarked as a client, so I do not watermark the final images that I deliver.

Instead, I kindly ask that JKP is tagged or credited if images I deliver are shared online. That way, I can find more amazing clients like you, and you can enjoy your images in their most perfect form!

Ah yes! The most exciting part (besides the wedding, of course!) is the final gallery delivery!! Sneak peeks are available within a few days so you can enjoy some photographs right away while I perfect the rest of your images!

For engagement/couples sessions, you can expect your final gallery within 2 weeks of your session. For weddings, your final images will be delivered 4 to 6 weeks after your wedding day.

Images will be delivered in a digital gallery, from which you can download to mobile and desktop, print, and share images.

I do not watermark the images, so the only thing I ask is that you tag me in images you post on the internet/social media. This helps me find more amazing clients like you!

Totally valid question!

I have never missed a wedding to date, but if there is an emergency or I fall ill, I will have a comparable and capable colleague cover your wedding day.

Your images will still be edited and delivered by me. 

I 110% understand this concern - anything can happen to digital media at any time!

For starters, when I photograph your wedding, I'll be using two memory cards which will be copies of each other in case one gets corrupted.

When processing, I use the photographer’s rule: if it doesn’t exist in 3 places, it doesn’t exist. 

This means I have a Synology NAS system with two external hard drives that are identical copies, as well as a third external that lives in another physical location. Lastly, I use the cloud service, Backblaze, to store your images in the extremely unlikely event that something happens to all three hard drives. 

I also will not clear the original memory cards until your images have been delivered.

In short, I am taking no risks! 

I definitely edit your photos!

What I mean by “natural editing” is that, while I do make adjustments, the final product will look like something you remember, with small but significant enhancements.

I think the best way to describe this is with images! Check out the before and after below!

Before

After

Throughout the wedding day, I will be using a mix of photographing styles!

For couples, I love to have you mostly interact with each other so your natural smile, laughs, and …other faces… are what you see in your images! This style, called “prompto-graphy” really does a great job of pulling true emotions and I LOVE IT!

Sometimes, I’ll be milling about taking candids, and at other times, we’ll have more posed group photos, like for your family photos. I still want all of those to look as natural as possible, so I’ll make sure everyone is having a great time and not there longer than they need to be :D

Beyond those, there are also details, like your accessories, shoes and stationary, as well as your table decorations and venue. All of this is part of your story too!

If you’re asking me, all of it!

I think there are some amazing, magical moments that happen from the time you are getting ready all the way through the first dance!

At the end of the day though, it's totally up to you! If you’re not into "getting ready" photos and would rather start at your "first look," that’s ok!

I do have a minimum of 4 hours of coverage for any wedding day. This is based on my experience with past couples and what they wished they had when they went shorter than that. 

I will always tell you the exact amount you will be paying in your quote - no extra travel fees, taxes, or other hidden expenses with me!

If you do have questions, or would like to request a payment plan, I am always happy to work with you!

After we meet, and if we decide we are a good fit, I will send you a personalized quote! It will include your package and a digital contract. Once the contract is signed, and a 30% non-refundable retainer is paid, you will officially be on the calendar! 

From there, we get to plan your engagement session, talk everything wedding, and get ready for the big day! Wooooo!!

I totally get it! Weddings are expensive and photography can feel like just another thing you have to pay for. I'm here to tell you that finding a photographer that you really click with, both in personality and style, will pay off ENORMOUSLY!

Aside from that, photographs and your marriage are really the only things you get to keep after the actual day of your wedding, and those memories are truly priceless! I've been married for almost 13 years, and I still look at my wedding photos regularly ;)

I offer exactly one type of discount, but you're going to have to earn it! Find out more here!

Otherwise, I do not offer discounts. This is so that you never have to wonder if you could have gotten a better price if you had booked at another time, and so that I can make sure I have the ability to have a sustainable business!

What makes photography (and wedding photography in particular) come with the price tag it does? First is time. While I may only be with you for your 1 hour session or 8 hour wedding day, a lot of time goes into both prepping for your session and work post session.

Next is equipment and education. I have gear not only to capture your day, but backup gear to make sure that your most precious moments can be remembered, shared, and cherished, including lots of digital storage space. I invest regularly in my education to make sure that I can provide a better and better experience to you, from formal photography classes to business education. On top of all that, photographers and artists deserve to earn a fair and livable wage for their hard work!

If you really love my work and price is a barrier, I am more than happy to come up with a payment plan that works for you!

I sure can!

I’d love to help you find a unique place that is meaningful to you where you can commit your lives to each other, including support with permitting, timelines, and I can even officiate for you if you’re looking for an ultra-intimate elopement!

And remember, an elopement doesn't mean you are having a runaway marriage! You can absolutely include your closest friends and family, if you wish. 

Check out Kat & Liz's Cuyuna Cove Elopement here!

Absolutely! Intimate weddings have been some of my favorite weddings to be a part of! I am 1000% here to help you plan, execute, and capture an intimate wedding day with your closest family and friends - whatever that looks like for you!
 
Check out a couple intimate weddings I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of:
 

Yes!

I love helping couples build a comfortable and comprehensive timeline to make sure that you get all the photos you need of your big day!

For those with wedding planners, I will work together with your planner to make sure we are all on the same page!

I’m here to help you plan everything from getting ready to dancing away at the end of the night!

I’ve got your back!

I will send you a style guide with some suggestions and tips once you’re all booked up!

You've got questions, and I've got answers!

faq

Every wedding is different, so I don’t promise an exact number of images, but you can expect 60-80 images per hour of coverage.

I edit and deliver all images that are not duplicates, blurry, or otherwise unusable, so rest assured I won't be holding anything back from you!

I would not want my images watermarked as a client, so I do not watermark the final images that I deliver.

Instead, I kindly ask that JKP is tagged or credited if images I deliver are shared online. That way, I can find more amazing clients like you, and you can enjoy your images in their most perfect form!

Ah yes! The most exciting part (besides the wedding, of course!) is the final gallery delivery!! Sneak peeks are available within a few days so you can enjoy some photographs right away while I perfect the rest of your images!

For engagement/couple's sessions, you can expect your final gallery within 2 weeks of your session. For weddings, your final images will be delivered 4 to 6 weeks after your wedding day.

Images will be delivered in a digital gallery, from which you can download to mobile and desktop, print, and share images.

I do not watermark the images, so the only thing I ask is that you tag me in images you post on the internet/social media. This helps me find more amazing clients like you!

Totally valid question!

I have never missed a wedding to date, but if there is an emergency or I fall ill, I will have a comparable and capable colleague cover your wedding day.

Your images will still be edited and delivered by me. 

I 110% understand this concern - anything can happen to digital media at any time!

For starters, when I photograph your wedding, I'll be using two memory cards which will be copies of each other in case one gets corrupted.

When processing, I use the photographer’s rule: if it doesn’t exist in 3 places, it doesn’t exist. 

This means I have a Synology NAS system with two external hard drives that are identical copies, as well as a third external that lives in another physical location. Lastly, I use the cloud service, Backblaze, to store your images in the extremely unlikely event that something happens to all three hard drives. 

I also will not clear the original memory cards until your images have been delivered.

In short, I am taking no risks! 

I definitely edit your photos!

What I mean by “natural editing” is that, while I do make adjustments, the final product will look like something you remember, with small but significant enhancements.

I think the best way to describe this is with images! Check out the before and after below!

Before

After

Throughout the wedding day, I will be using a mix of photographing styles!

For couples, I love to have you mostly interact with each other so your natural smile, laughs, and …other faces… are what you see in your images! This style, called “prompto-graphy” really does a great job of pulling true emotions and I LOVE IT!

Sometimes, I’ll be milling about taking candids, and at other times, we’ll have more posed group photos, like for your family photos. I still want all of those to look as natural as possible, so I’ll make sure everyone is having a great time and not there longer than they need to be :D

Beyond those, there are also details, like your accessories, shoes and stationary, as well as your table decorations and venue. All of this is part of your story too!

If you’re asking me, all of it!

I think there are some amazing, magical moments that happen from the time you are getting ready all the way through the first dance!

At the end of the day though, it's totally up to you! If you’re not into getting ready photos and would rather start at your first look, that’s ok!

I do have a minimum of 4 hours of coverage for any wedding day. This is based on my experience with past couples and what they wished they had when they went shorter than that. 

I will always tell you the exact amount you will be paying in your quote - no extra travel fees, taxes, or other hidden expenses with me!

If you do have questions, or would like to request a payment plan, I am always happy to work with you!

After we meet, and if we decide we are a good fit, I will send you a personalized quote!

It will include your package and a digital contract. Once the contract is signed, and a 30% non-refundable retainer is paid, you will officially be on the calendar! 

From there, we get to plan your engagement session, talk everything wedding, and get ready for the big day! Wooooo!!

I totally get it! Weddings are expensive and photography can feel like just another thing you have to pay for. I'm here to tell you that finding a photographer that you really click with, both in personality and style, will pay off ENORMOUSLY!

Aside from that, photographs and your marriage are really the only things you get to keep after the actual day of your wedding, and those memories are truly priceless! I've been married for almost 13 years, and I still look at my wedding photos regularly ;)

I offer exactly one type of discount, but you're going to have to earn it! Find out more here!

Otherwise, I do not offer discounts. This is so that you never have to wonder if you could have gotten a better price if you had booked at another time, and so that I can make sure I have the ability to have a sustainable business!

What makes photography (and wedding photography in particular) come with the price tag it does? First is time. While I may only be with you for your 1 hour session or 8 hour wedding day, a lot of time goes into both prepping for your session and work post session.

Next is equipment and education. I have gear not only to capture your day, but backup gear to make sure that your most precious moments can be remembered, shared, and cherished, including lots of digital storage space. I invest regularly in my education to make sure that I can provide a better and better experience to you, from formal photography classes to business education. On top of all that, photographers and artists deserve to earn a fair and livable wage for their hard work!

If you really love my work and price is a barrier, I am more than happy to come up with a payment plan that works for you!

I sure can!

I’d love to help you find a unique place that is meaningful to you where you can commit your lives to each other, including support with permitting, timelines, and I can even officiate for you if you’re looking for an ultra-intimate elopement!

And remember, an elopement doesn't mean you are having a runaway marriage! You can absolutely include your closest friends and family, if you wish. 

Check out Kat & Liz's Cuyuna Cove Elopement here!

Absolutely! Intimate weddings have been some of my favorite weddings to be a part of! I am 1000% here to help you plan, execute, and capture an intimate wedding day with your closest family and friends - whatever that looks like for you!
 
Check out a couple intimate weddings I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of:
 

Yes!

I love helping couples build a comfortable and comprehensive timeline to make sure that you get all the photos you need of your big day!

For those with wedding planners, I will work together with your planner to make sure we are all on the same page!

I’m here to help you plan everything from getting ready to dancing away at the end of the night!

I’ve got your back!

I will send you a style guide with some suggestions and tips once you’re all booked up!

PHOTOS!

Portfolio

Check out some of my very favorite moments from past weddings and engagement sessions!

GET IN TOUCH!

Contact

Whether you're in the baby stages of wedding planning or well into it, I'm excited to hear from you!

learn more!

About

What's the deal with Jess, JKP, and the maple leaves? Find out here!

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