I have been in love with photography since I was 9 years old. I used to take the camera out of my parents’ dresser drawer without them knowing and run off and take photos of my sister and brother, which they would only know about later after they developed the film. In high school I took a photography class and I was hooked. I spent my junior year as a photographer on the newspaper staff and senior year as photo editor. In 1999 I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Photojournalism from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Over the years I gained experience working for the college newspaper and other publications as a photographer.
After an internship in New York City at HBO, I spent the next few years living and working on the East Coast before returning to Indiana with my husband. It was there we began to shoot digital and began shooting portraits of models, couples, bands and children. My love of portraiture grew intensely during this time, and I knew that I wanted to combine my love of telling stories with my camera, with fashion, glamour and art.
In 2006 I re-located to beautiful Portland, Maine with my husband where we started our business, Fidelio Photography. I also began shooting weddings professionally and continued my fashion and commercial work. My background and education in photojournalism is instrumental to my work now as a wedding photojournalist, and I love telling the story of the most important day in someone’s life with my images. I shoot a wedding with a documentary style, shadowing my clients in an unobtrusive way, capturing those candid, unexpected and emotional moments throughout their day.
My work has been published in Seacoast Bride Magazine, Portland Style Magazine, Theknot.com, Southern Weddings Magazine, Popular Photography magazine and Lightleaks magazine. Additionally I am an award winning member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA).
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Jessica. The following awards have been earned by Jessica from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.