I have loved photography for as long as I can remember. The Christmas I was in third grade, my grandmother gave me a blue Fisher-Price camera (that really worked!) with 110 film and disposable bar flashes that I ripped through in an hour. I still remember my parents arguing about how much they would spend on my film, flashes and prints as I snapped picture after picture of my Cabbage Patch dolls.

So much has changed since that Christmas of 1984… photography has gone digital, I pay for my own prints now, and I am still ripping through hours and hours of shots. But those shots are now of people and places, rather than dolls. I earned a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from Northern Arizona University, and earned a master’s degree in Strategic Communication and Leadership from the University of West Florida 14 years later. In between those two achievements, I became a newspaper and television journalist, photographer, and scrapbooker, finding ways to best display the photos I took of friends and family, and teaching others to do the same.

I am an artist… with a photojournalist's heart. I enjoy taking shots of what I see that others might not, and reveling in the ones that are true slices of life that tell your story: A loving look between partners… a child showing his mother a bug he found… a woman celebrating who she is… even siblings jostling each other for “their turn.” Of course, posed portraits are important, too, so I will be sure to get plenty of those, reflecting your style and personality.

I am honored that you are considering entrusting me to capture your special moments, and look forward to working with you.



All the best,


Jessica


P.S. You can also find me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JessicaGuthriePhotography