Lovely to meet you
Hi I’m Jess and I like to tell stories with my images. A little bit of me goes into every image that I take and I have built my business on what I personally feel is important to record as a woman, mum and a business owner.
The motivation behind my imagery
Photographs are very important to me. Don’t get me wrong I am not wildly vain. I am just forgetful. Days and weeks go by and people and places around me are constantly changing. Houses get renovated from rubble to home, baby follows bump and one generation follows another. Life flies by and so taking pictures, for someone forgetful like me is the only way to record moments… to spark conversations about years gone by when I’m old and grey.
I shoot for people like me. People who are after a natural and honest representation of how life is at this moment in time. Not just a cheesy grin but a piece of very personal art. Something that tells you about the people, their personality and their relationships with other people or places. This may be for family or for a growing business.
Whatever the subject, the story is personal.
I’m Shy Too!
As I mentioned above I am not a vain person. In fact I am really quite shy and am not massively keen on being on the other side of the camera. For this reason I am able to empathise with my clients who value the importance of photography but might not be very keen on the process. In my shoots, regardless of if they are a family shoot, a women’s session, musician or commercial lifestyle shoot, I go to great lengths to make sure you are relaxed and at ease. This is when the natural imagery is created that you will love.
A bit about me
I am a born and bred Devonshire lass. Mum to the little bundles of energy that are Josh and Josie and wife to the lovely Matt (who doubles up as my IT expert). My favourite place in the world is the beach. I have a hunger for travel but I can also be found on a weekend happily digging over the veggie patch, pottering in my greenhouse or having wheel barrow races with our neighbours children. In between the chaos of just living each day I love to shoe horn in a little time for cooking, baking and (when the little people go to bed on time) sewing. I know, very rock and roll!
I thank my Mum for recording my family story for me to keep and pass down through generations – first steps, the birthdays, holidays and all the little things (which are the big things) in between. In doing so she has instilled the importance of photography in me to record my own story and that of others. You can find out more about me in the ‘About Jess’ gallery below.
Jess is such a fantastic photographer. You can tell how much passion she has for her job as soon as you meet her, and her beautiful portraits speak for themselves. Jess is such a warm person who instantly puts everyone at ease on a photo shoot. She really cares about her clients and manages to capture people’s spirits in her pictures. She has that rare gift of finding the beauty in the everyday moments. Jess always goes over and above to provide a quality service from start to finish and has given our family truly precious heirlooms that will be forever captured in a frame. I am eternally grateful to her for that and wholeheartedly recommend Perspectives Photography. Thank you Jess x
In a word, wow! Jess takes such amazing photos and is great at putting you at ease in front of the camera. She’s photographed our wedding and both of our children as babies as has produced some truly lovely photos we’ll cherish forever. Thanks Jess!