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Meet Me


Hi, I’m Jess. I’m so glad you found me!

I’m a natural light, and studio light photographer in Livermore, CA and serve the Bay Area. I’m a native to Pleasanton, but, as I left for UCLA, swore I would never come back. I met my husband in Southern California while finishing school. He says he knew the day we met, that he would marry me. I wasn’t so sold on him yet; with his snot green Doc Martins and crazy plaid pants. But we did just that 15 months later. And now, it’s us and our three wee ones.

Once upon a time, I’ve traveled to Egypt, Ireland, France, and Chile. And I’ve milked a cow, just because it was on my bucket list. I live for adventures, both near and far, and being near my dear ones. Life’s unforeseen adventures, like moving back home with your husband {whom you helped to donate some green boots and plaid pants}, are sometimes the best ever written.

I love both newborn and family photography– because these are THE best subjects to capture. Babies are the best way to start humans. And families bring to life all the reasons we do these things this side of heaven– the sacrifice, the messiness, and the hard work. They create utter joy and a deep satisfaction that cannot be replicated. Reflecting that in images is truly a privilege.

It is my joy to see people love each other; to capture those authentic connections you share. I take pictures in order to fill in those meaningful details surrounding your experience. My goal is to create a visual story of memories for you and your loved ones to treasure forever. Please, come just as you are…be it a car full of cranky toddlers, a six month baby who refused to nap the day of our session, and the joyfully exhausted new parents who just can’t. stop. staring. at their newest creation. I would love to capture those beautiful pieces of your story in all their messy, glorious, and giddy details for you.

I can’t wait to meet you!

Check out what kind words clients are saying or hop over to my style to see my portfolio work!

{photo credit: heart and seeker photography, edited by J Swenson Photography}