HELLO! I’M JESSE

I believe life is beautiful.  I love the outdoors, creativity, and people. I enjoy strong coffee, dark beer, and Mexican food. I am a creative thinker, a tinkerer, and craftsman. I am optimistic to a fault, and have been told Golden Retrievers are my spirit animal. I am most likely to be found with a huge smile on my face, but what can I say, there’s plenty to smile about.

I grew up in a log house in the woods, enjoying the sun shining through the Cedar trees, the world as my playground. In the years since, life has expanded, but I haven’t lost the wonder of a life lived outside. I enjoy activities like skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and surfing, but am equally at home lying under the stars, taking in the vastness and wonder of a larger universe, a creation to be awestruck by. You’re probably reading this, wondering, “What in the world does this have to do with wedding photography?” Nothing, yet everything. My love for nature and people have fused in my photography. I am so incredibly blessed to be able to photograph such amazing people in such gorgeous locations. Imaginative thought, incessant creativity, and attention to detail manifest themselves in the photographs I craft. The journey made all the difference in where I am and what I do today.

I believe we are born adventurers, figuratively given a blank map and a life as cartographers. I believe life should be lived boldly, in the company of great people. As a husband, I have experienced how sweet it is to share life with my best friend. I have learned that many of the best moments are found in the mundane events of everyday life. I believe marriage is one of the most difficult, beautiful things we can experience on earth. I photograph weddings because I believe they are one of the most, if not the most, important days in the life of a couple together. I photograph weddings because I believe in the beauty of marriage and the adventure of life together.

Photography is not merely a game of technical image-making, but of relationship, emotion, and storytelling. Remember that smile I told you about? I leave weddings with sore cheeks from incessant, joyful grinning. I am so grateful to not only offer my couples great images, but an experience, a story faithfully told; emotion, fun, and romance captured and portrayed through images.

If you have read to this point and thought, “This dude sounds miserable,” then I am not the right photographer for you. If this section has allowed you to connect with who I am, or think that we’d be a [photography] match made in heaven, I would encourage you to reach out to me. I would love to get to know you, answer any questions you may have, and talk about your wedding dreams.

I am based in Boise, Idaho, working in the Northwest and beyond. It is my joy to capture the beauty of life’s moments for you to keep and cherish.

Photographs tell a story of life, beauty, adventure, and love.

How can I tell your story?

– Jesse