• I’m Jess!

    LIFE. PASSION. ADVENTURE. JOY. Standing beneath streams of golden light, he’s telling you a secret, your arms are wrapped around his neck and that secret results in a burst of wide open LAUGHTER. This is my goal as a photographer, to constantly seek moments of beauty in light, color and emotion......to capture your colorful life.

    As a result of my love for people and art, I graduated from Sonoma State in 1993 with a BA in Psychology and a minor in ART. Living with my husband in Northern California, we’re recent empty nesters, resulting in two over-indulged, naughty hound dogs who enjoy running our show.

    Tell me about yourself... Are you a hard-working mama, putting everyone before yourself and needing a reminder of who you are; a little glimpse back into that inner SPARKLE? Perhaps you have a vision your family cuddled up on a blanket in a grassy, sun dappled field, knowing these moments together are so, so fleeting, wanting to remember things that are SIMPLE and pure. Are you starting your new life with THE ONE that gets your heart beating fast, who will one day know you to your core and be your biggest fan anyway? Write me a little note, share your vision and together we’ll help you REMEMBER. DISCOVER. CAPTURE.

Sweet, kind, friendly and so excited to be married… Morgan and Evan made their love official in January at the Sequoia Mansion Inn in Placerville, CA.  It was a beautiful, sunny, blue-sky day and the mansion was the perfect setting for a grand celebration. Wishing Mr. and Mrs. Burns a lifetime of love and happiness!

Enjoy these images from their wedding album. I love the clean design of Fundy album designs and use it for all my albums.

 

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All SHE wanted to do is create a photograph for her husband. He has a favorite painting and she had the brilliant idea to remake it with herself as the subject. We collaborated together trying our best to recreate it for him for his birthday. (more on that awesome project later) MY thought was … ‘hey… you’re already paying for hair and make up by the amazing Jill at Beauty Box Make Up Arts  and for a whole session, bring a few more things and we’ll take additonal photos.’  Talk about getting out of her comfort zone! We were completely laughing by the time we got the the “in the sheets” portion of her session because this is totally NOT what she signed up for.  Miss B is gorgeous, luminous and just an amazing woman; how could I not want to keep photographing her? She was a such great sport and I’m pretty sure her husband was appreciative of her extra efforts. Happy Birthday Mr. B.  Stay tuned for part 2. More about her incedible idea.

 

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All my photographer friends have such pretty Spring- time photos; I wanted some too!! The sun is shining and the flowers are just bursting here in California. BUT it’s so  hard to get myself in front of the camera… and photographing me …  it’s not a job I’d wish on many people. I get weird and awkward and stiff, and I always make this “sexy face”…  You guys, I don’t know. My honey buns, AKA Jim, although nervous about the task, was kind enough to help me gather my favorite things and spend this beautiful evening working his photo magic.  With Jim’s amazing skills, the make up genius, Lea Buehler  AND a little liquid courage, I too was able to reveal a little bit of my inner sparkle. (and note the accordion… a little bit of my inner dork)

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The trees are budding and things are blooming and if you’re a portrait photographer, like us, you’re feeling you MUST get someone in front of your camera before those amazing blooms disappear. My good friend and fellow photographer from Sweet Jean Photography was due for an updated profile photo.  Don’t you think the pink and white blossoms were the perfect compliment to her amazing hair and beautiful smile??

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I’m very excited to have sent off Sam and Kyle’s amazing, gigantic album to the printers. Renaissance Albums will create 40 pages of beauty, laughter, LOVE with  the cutest backdrop for a wedding one could imagine. These two were married right in the middle of  High Hand Nursery and had their pretty little reception in the old packing shed. Glitter, flowers and lighting complemented the corrugated metal and old barn wood perfectly. Each collection of images represent an album spread that will make up their album. I’m pleased to know they’ll have the memories of this gorgeous day bundled up in a one of kind keepsake.

Loomis Wedding High Hand Nursery Wedding Photographer Jessica Giblin

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