BEHIND THE LENS

Hi, I am Jackie! Thank you for visiting my site. I love sharing the story of how I fell in love with photography. My photography journey began around three years old when I would spend countless hours carrying around a clunky, broken Polaroid camera and stage my Barbie dolls for fake photo shoots. I received my second camera – a plastic McDonald’s happy meal toy camera – when I was four. My camera couldn’t take “real” photos, but I still carried it everywhere I went for the next two years.

I received my first film camera at age six and my love for photography suddenly transformed into a hobby and a passion. I took countless photos of birdhouses, dolls with flashlights shining on them, my sister posed in awkward positions, and my brother playing baseball. I taught myself how to pose my subjects and use lighting. I knew by age nine that portraiture was my passion. I used my babysitting money to buy my first Nikon DLSR camera at age 9 and never looked back.

I have always been my happiest and most comfortable behind my camera. Photography has allowed me to travel to unique places and meet the best of people. Photographing families and couples is truly my dream come true. I love capturing timeless, classic, professional portraits for my clients to document their lives for years to come.

When I’m not behind the camera or editing, I spend my free time with my family. Hiking, kayaking, and traveling are some of my favorite things! I have an Australian Shepherd, Gus, who loves having his photo taken.