Professional Photographers of the Ozarks - Child Photographer of the Year 2015

Kodak Gallery Award - Twice Honored

Fuji Masterpiece Award

Voted Best Photographer - by Springfield's News-leader four years in row from 2008-2011

Honored with Missouri's Excellence in Business Award

Member of Professional Photographers of America and Professional Photographers of the Ozarks


Hi! I am Jess

For more than half of my life, I have had the pleasure of being a professional photographer. I have come to the happy realization that photography is going to be a life-long career for me, which is super cool because I love, love, love being a photographer. I think it is funny when my clients say "She's a real photographer".  I know what they mean but I can't help to think to myself ...opposed to being a fake or invisible one?!

All kidding aside, I have photographed over 10,000 plus photo-shoots and more than 600 weddings. Despite all of this experience, everyday I continue to strive, explore and refine my craft. Photographers have a tendency to find a niche and stay within that groove, I prefer to keep reaching beyond my comfort zone.

At one time or another, I have focused on being the best wedding photographer, then the best high school senior photographer, then best children and family photographer. I love that with all of my experience,  I have reached that point in my career where I am able to focus on what I enjoy.

I am not the photographer for everyone. I wish I could be, but my time is limited. Those who commission me are looking for photography that has a certain artisan quality. I have a creative process where together we plan and organize your session a few weeks prior.

You can trust that I will lead you down the right path because I know when, where and how to create the photography that you will truly love and desire. So much so, you will want it for your real walls and not just your Facebook wall.



For those, who want to remember or be remembered beautifully.