1. Arwen Rose

2. Ember Darcel

3. Jayna Jo

4. coming soon!

Jess here – you might be able to tell, I like to talk a little more than Tyler. He’s quite an introvert, whereas I am what I would describe as an extroverted introvert. We still love him though, and know you will too. ;) 

Tyler and I have been married for over 5 years. We've been together for 11+ years. He was my first boyfriend. I knew I would marry him pretty much from day one, and he felt the same. 
Fast forward… aaaaaand we now have three little girls under the age of 5. Yes, you heard that right. It’s quite the girl powerhouse over here!

What’s up, buttercup?

MEET THE LITTLES

We’re just your average friendly Midwestern neighborhood family, here to be your new BFFs. 

I discovered photography shortly after our first daughter, Arwen, was born. I picked up an old DSLR Ty had laying around, and began learning manual mode and settings.

I quickly fell in love with the art.

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When I do something, I’m the type of person that has to do it 100%.

I was soon obsessively learning everything I could about photography. Shooting, editing, styling — all of it. Ty could tell this had lit a fire inside of me like nothing ever had before. 

I wanted to do whatever it took to create the beautiful images I saw in my mind’s eye.

We then began actively investing in my dream, and upgraded my gear all at once (no big deal, just dropping literally $7k on the chance of making a hobby a business) so that I could become a legitimate business owner in time to shoot a friend's wedding, who, at the time, I thought was crazy for asking me. But looking back, I guess I’m thankful because it all led to this!

 After losing my job in 2020 (thanks, COVID!) I threw caution to the wind and went full-time with my photography. Then Tyler showed interest in joining me, but we wanted to offer something extra… and so he started filming, and was soon just as in love with it as I am with photography. The motion style storytelling was like opening up a whole new world to him, and as a tech geek, he enjoyed the mechanics and process even more. Thus, he became my second shooter and videographer. The fact that Ty started pursuing photography, and later videography for me, in order to join me in my passion (which is now something he’s equally passionate and excited about) is quite literally the SWEETEST THING EVER. 

More than anything, we want you to know that Ty and I work not only as a business, but a united front, and just as our family means everything to us, so does yours. 

JESS fun facts

  • Loves cottagecore, Middle Earth, and Pacific Northwest aesthetics
  • Crunchy mama who's had home births and loves natural medicine and all things homeopathic
  • Loves literary classics like Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and Little Women
  • Coffee lover. Favorite local spot is Grace in Yorkville, IL
  • Has read Harry Potter over 17 times. Not sure if that’s a flex or not… but I’m a Slytherin girl, hands down
  • Lives in black leggings, cardigans, and hiking boots no matter the occasion. It’s a staple uniform
  • Theater junkie. Can and will rap EVERY SINGLE WORD AND LINE of Hamilton and countless other musicals on command
  • Hopeless romantic
  • Lover of tamales

tyler fun facts

  • If there was a brewery for Dr. Pepper, Tyler would live there. Forget water, even alcohol, he barely drinks anything EXCEPT Dr. Pepper
  • Ranch goes with EVERYTHING. Pizza? Ranch. Tacos? Ranch. Burger? Ranch. Chick-Fil-A sauce is also appropriate for everything
  • Speaking of food, fancy restaurants are fine and all, but give Tyler burgers. Always burgers. Burgers are life
  • Knows football stats like he’s paid for it
  • Gryffindor
  • Loves chick flicks and sappy movies probably more than Jess does
  • Casually builds computers for “fun”
  • Loves to camp with the girls, A.K.A. “Fort Night” (not the game!), EVERY. SINGLE. FRIDAY. It’s their tradition! Best freaking girl dad ever

Outside of working weddings together and Ty working as a lab tech, we both spend most of our free time raising our girls. Our girls are our WORLD.

We're both musicians as well! I sing and play keys, Ty plays guitar.
We’re both into all things nerdy and fantasy related. Lord of the Rings is our second bible, and we’re big fans of Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones of course. 
Annnnnnd, when the girls are tucked in bed and the editing is done, you can find us playing video games together on the couch like a couple of teenagers. That’s our kind of playtime!

WHEN WE’RE NOT SHOOTING FEELS AND REELS

Life can be messy, but it’s so, so worth it.

AMAZING!

We just got our engagement pictures back and couldn't be happier. Coming from a couple that has never gotten professional pictures done before this, she was super easygoing. Made us feel so comfortable and guided us through the entire thing." 

- Lindsay 

10/10 would recommend!

Used her for our engagement photos and we were blown away. Very easygoing and very responsive.

- Jasmine

I cannot say enough about Jess and her team! 

From our engagement photos to our wedding pictures they have been nothing but beautiful! Our wedding day ran so smooth and we got all the pictures we wanted while staying on time and having videography thrown into the mix. I highly recommend!

- haley

There aren’t enough words to describe how amazing Jess is!

The communication was excellent from the start and the photoshoot was casual and FUN! Her work is high quality, her laughter is contagious, and her ideas are unique. I can’t recommend her enough and I can’t wait to book another shoot with her!

- Jessica