A life well-lived is rooted in love, connection, and family.
These days are short, these moments are fleeting, and you know that in the end what matters most is the joy that we experience in our lives with the ones that we love most.
An exceptional photo can make you feel exactly how you felt in that moment the camera shutter clicked. When the lighting, the emotion, and composition all align, they tell a story that can take you back in an instant. But I know that’s not all you want.
You want to remember how beautiful you felt, and it’s my job to deliver that experience for you.
The number one thing that I hear from my clients is that I made them feel comfortable.
Clients book me because they love how natural my images feel. They love that they can relax and be present in the moment and know that I will take care of the rest.
Through creative vision and clear instruction, I vow to create a worry-free and fun environment for the most enjoyable experience.
That feeling of romance in my images? That comes from marrying my high school sweetheart, my one and only love, Matt.
Each moment is seen through the lens of a beautiful dream, shaping every facet of my art.
My keen eye for what looks flattering comes from my experience working with women in all stages of life - women who are about to get married, women who are about to have babies, and women who are in their postpartum journey.
I am one of those women, so you can trust me when I say that I get you. I get that you want to look back and remember these remarkable moments feeling beautiful and confident. I see you and this life you are cultivating for yourself and your family.
I'm going to tell your story with images that you will cherish for a lifetime
I’ve had a lifelong love of photography, but it became a burning passion when I was in graduate school. Searching for an artistic outlet after endless days in a biomedical research lab, I would bring my camera with me everywhere. I would explore Southern California finding beauty in nature, and shoot events for my graduate program. Word got out and pretty soon Matt and I were photographing weddings for friends and acquaintances.
I was completely hooked. What started as a fun hobby, blossomed into a full-blown side hustle. As my business grew, I had to do some deep soul-searching. I thought I knew the path that I was on to becoming a research professor, but I didn’t expect to find that my values and purpose aligned elsewhere.
In the push for women to reach the top in their careers, we forget that it can come with a sacrifice in other areas of life. I discovered that building this business of mine gives me joy and freedom to have my time and flexibility back. I learned how gratifying it is to serve others in a way that I’m wildly passionate about. And most of all, I found pride in what I have been able to accomplish for myself. To share my gifts with the world and empower women to preserve their legacies has truly been fulfilling.
We have since moved back to Seattle, our hometown, where we have settled in with our son Arthur and our two funny cats, Cosmo and Lorne.
I truly could not be where I am today without the support of Matt. He is a Renaissance man in every way. Matt can be seen cooking with a scotch in hand, reading Arthur bedtime stories, teaching high school chemistry, spouting random historical facts, and writing his next fantasy fiction novel. Matt is making his next move currently in law school.
Matt has been there from the beginning as a second shooter on wedding days providing his impeccable eye for candid moments. He thrives off the energy of people and dives right into the crowd on the dance floor. There’s nothing better than to have a seamless partnership with Matt, who truly deserves the title “dad-of-the-year”.
my favorite things:
These kiddos sure keep me on my toes, but aren't they just so adorable?!
The country is romantic and beautiful at every turn. Can’t wait until we can return to explore more.
Whether it’s a latte, cappuccino, or macchiato - espresso in any form is a necessity.
I may not have a green thumb, but I am flower-obsessed and love attempting to garden.
I wish I were a cool French girl, but I will settle for gorgeous Sézane sweaters.
Working out is fun again with my fav instructors Cody Rigsby and Jess Sims!
"Jackie always manages to capture that beautiful space between tender, real-life...moments and fine art editorial photography. I feel so beautiful and emotional after receiving our galleries. We've had her take photos for us for multiple milestones in life and I'm already looking forward to the next time we can work with her!"
“Jackie and Matt are not only amazing photographers, but such wonderful human beings who care about the couples they work with and are unbelievably kind and patient throughout the whole wedding process. We are so lucky to have them capture our wedding day because their work is so classic, timeless, and amazingly beautiful. Their talent and kind hearts are the reasons we just booked our one anniversary session with them as well! Thank you so much for all that you do Jackie and Matt!”
"Jackie and Matt are an all-star team - couple goals right there!! They are so calm, cool and collected and they make you feel the same...They captured our day perfectly. The emotion, the beauty, the FUN! If I got to marry my husband every day for the rest of my life, the first call I would make would be to Jackie and Matt. They will be the best decision you ever make. Worth every single cent."
"I highly recommend Jackie... she is a true professional and genuinely cares about her clients!...I had never done a boudoir session and self-confidence is most definitely NOT my strong suit, but...she made me feel incredibly comfortable...The photos came out better than I could have imagined and I know my fiance will love them as well...I can't thank her enough for making what is a very vulnerable experience for most, a great and fun memory in the wedding planning process and for beautifully capturing the essence of this time in our lives for my fiance (and I) to cherish forever!"
"I highly recommend booking Jackie and Matt for your special day! From start to finish, the communication and experience was so professional. They are the friendliest photographers and really made me, my husband, and everyone in our wedding so comfortable. Their style of photography is absolutely gorgeous. It's whimsical, timeless, and just straight up beautiful. They shot in both film and digital and thoroughly did their research to learn exactly what type of photos we were looking to leave our day with."
"Jackie & Matt are truly exceptional photographers and modern day artists...Every photo they deliver is truly a work of art. From start to finish, they were extremely organized, professional, and caring. They were by far my favorite vendor because they knew how stressful it was to plan a wedding, so they cherished every detail...On the day of the wedding, they made us feel comfortable and fully captured the raw emotions of our love despite the chaos of the day."
"Jackie and Matt...are absolutely incredible. Their whimsical, natural light photos speak for themselves, but what you can’t tell from the photos are how kind, engaged and conscientious they are as people and as photographers...They made us camera shy folks that we are, at ease in front of the camera with their calming and reassuring presence...We were so thrilled when our gallery was ready; we couldn’t have asked for more beautiful photos to remember our special day!"
"We recently did a fall family photo shoot with Jackie and she was a dream to work with! Our 1 year old son was so difficult the entire time but Jackie was so patient and professional. We just got our images back and they are absolutely gorgeous. I am obsessed, I can't stop looking at them! She captured the sweetest moments in the most beautiful lighting. Her artistic vision is so ethereal and timeless. I'm so thankful to have these memories for a lifetime."
They are genuine people with kind hearts who have an eye for beautiful design and refined details. They are close with their families and want to look back on their lives full of love and meaning knowing that the stories they cherish most will never be forgotten.
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