WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

established 2013

BASED IN OAKLAND, CA

available throughout the bay area

i’m jackie

I’m a Midwest girl running on iced coffee, chasing my two boys around with my husband. I believe in the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come.

When I turned 18, my parents gave me a video camera and I started capturing family moments before smartphones were in style. I moved from a quiet Ohio town to Hollywood, where I met my husband, Bob. After we married, we moved to the East Bay and I started my photography business.

Whenever I pick up my camera, I strive to create emotional images that showcase the beauty of both the people in the images and the world around them. Your story is beautiful and I can’t wait to create images to show that!  

My Family

I met my husband Bob in California, but we grew up three hours away from each other in Ohio. We have been married for almost ten years.

We live in Oakland with our sons, James and Calvin, who keep us on our toes. We are so thankful for them.

THE HEART BEHIND THE PHOTOS

it’s an exciting time

When I was little, I would rummage through a drawer of 4X6 prints in my parent’s dresser. It was full of moments captured of my childhood on film by different family over the years. I also remember how everyday I walked by a photo at the top of the staircase of my parents’ first kiss at their wedding.
Today, we have our lives documented by smartphones with pictures buried somewhere on a computer. How we take family photos has completely changed. The days of going to a mall studio in formal wear are almost gone. It’s an exciting time for the world of photography.
I can offer families and couples a truly unique photo experience, tailored to meet your wishes, that get your special moments off the computer and onto your wall or in an album to enjoy forever.