Golden hour in Montana is unlike anything I’ve ever shot in. It basically wraps right around you like the best type of hug and then before you know it, it’s gone because it went behind the side of a mountain. I love every single thing about it but I love even more that these two literally chased light with me tonight. Rachael and Jake were some of the first people I met out here and I couldn’t be more thankful for that! Adventuring this evening was too much fun! ✨⛰
• Constantly, consistently, continually, you. 🌲❤️
I just had the best Skype mentoring session with @shaebfierce! We chatted about everything from shooting manual mode to session pricing and I’m hoping it left her feeling as inspired as I am right now! I truly love teaching and this has gotten me even more excited for my in person mentoring sessions this summer Photographers, I still have a few more spots available this year! If you’re on the fence about investing into education, send me an email because I’d love to chat, cheer you on, and just be there for you! - Shay, I cannot wait to see where your business goes! I am so beyond proud of you and I’m here every single step of the way. ✨
Fluffy flowers, pretty bridesmaids, warmer weather...I am so ready for it all! - Erie friends, I’m sorry about all the snow you’re getting. I hope you all stay cozy and warm! Meanwhile, I’ll be enjoying the sunshine here in Great Falls. ✨
Reasons I’m posting on Instagram right now... - It’s been 3 days since my last post. - Y’all haven’t seen this photo yet. - That seemed like a good enough reason to post it. - It’s also white so I feel it goes well within my feed (if you beg to differ, just ignore this little bullet point). - Pretty good Instagram posting strategy if ya ask me. ✨ Happy weekend my friends.
See how freaking happy I am in this photo? Well, that’s how I’m feeling right now realizing that in a few short weeks I’ll be back in Erie photographing weddings, portrait sessions, and hugging all of my favorite people!✨ I know in just about every post I’m talking about being back home but guys, I really can’t wait!
Things I cant wait for: To hug my mom in a few weeks, for my wedding season to start so I can hug all of my beautiful couples, and I reaaaaaallly can’t wait for all of the adventures I have planned this year that I’ve been keeping quiet. 😏✨
That one time I shot a gorgeous wedding in Mexico 😍✨.
I might miss these beautiful greens and warm summer days but boy, I love a good excuse to stay inside all cozied up. This spring snowfall here in Great Falls sure is pretty. ❄️
Just wanted to let you all know, it’s been a couple weeks since my big launch but I still really love my new online home. ✨ Okay, that’s all. Carry on 😌
Don’t stop, don’t give up. Do what’s best for you, best for your business, best for the life that you wish to live even if you have to make hard decisions. Always work towards those big dreams and goals. Keep going until you’re so so so proud! ✨
Hi 👋🏻 to every new face out there! I love doing #fridayintroductions posts, even though I don’t do them too often! So, I’m going to take a little snippet from my new about me on my website! ✨ I believe home is when you are with someone you love no matter where that might be, that cussing can be incorporated into everyday life, that big fluffy dogs make life happier (like way happier) and that giving a hug can change anyone. I live to love people. Fiercely. Intentionally. Uniquely. 🌲✨
If you would have told me a couple years ago that I would eventually be offering one on one mentoring sessions, I probably would have laughed and said yeah, right. It's amazing what a couple years can do and how much someone can change. When I first started into the world of photography, I had no idea what I was doing, let alone ever even considering teaching others someday. As I grew, I couldn't help but think how much I love showing others their way around a camera, or tips on how they can improve their business, and even how to find their own voice in this big world of social media. When I first started, I sadly didn't have anyone there for me. It was the scariest, most intimidating thing. Being alone in a world that I only wanted to know more about. I swore then, that I wouldn't let anyone else feel the way I felt back then. While this industry is not easy at all, it is so rewarding. Serving others by capturing their most important moments, freezing them in time, so that their legacy can live on for years to come. I am so honored that I've already had a handful of amazing women sign up for mentoring and I'm excited to say that I'll only be offering a few more spots throughout this year. If you're looking to learn more, get inspired, or find your way in this creative world...Let's do the damn thing! Let's link arms and together walk your business in the direction you've always wanted it to go in! ✨
I really just wanted a photo of pretty fluffy flowers on my feed. This one will do. 😍🌿✨ - Can’t wait for more weddings with you this year @hsneckersphotography!
I’ve been lacking motivation lately but I’m reminding myself that today is a new start to a new week! I’m ready to see what I’m able to accomplish in order to reach my goals. ✨ Tag someone who needs a little motivation if they’ve been going through a rough patch!
I am REALLY missing golden hour senior sessions with the happiest girls! I’m also so damn excited about being back home in May that I totally just decided I wanted to do a senior session giveaway! You can be either in the class or 2018 or 2019 (highschool or college)! The winner will be announced next Sunday, April 1st! ✨ To enter... 1. Must be following me on Instagram! 2. Like this post! 3. Tag 3 of your friends that would like to win too! ✨ Per Instagram rules, I must mention that this is in no way sponsored, administered or associated with Instagram Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use. - ✨Good luck, everyone!
I am truly blown away by all the love and support I have received launching my new brand/website! To every single one of you who has texted me, snap chatted me, commented on my posts, and shared about my launch...thank you so so much. Your encouragement means the world to me and I really wouldn't be here without all of you. It is because of you guys that I am able to live my day dream! *There's also a giveaway still happening, peep my last post to enter if you haven't already! - Running a business is some tough work and I think that in order to truly survive the harsh world of being an entrepreneur, you have to have an army of really amazing people standing beside you. Thank you to my best girls who proofread my website, clicked on all the links and buttons to make sure they worked, and who were transparent enough to tell me when something didn't sound right. You girls are life savers and I'm so thankful for you all. To my handsome guy, god bless your sweet soul. I have no idea how you've put up with me the past couple weeks but I'm pretty damn lucky to have you. And to my momma bear, eighteen hundred miles away and you are still my saving grace.Thank you for always believing in my crazy dreams! - If you've got an army of incredible people beside you, helping you through lifes craziest moments and cheering you on through the happy ones...Make sure you remind them how much they mean to you and how thankful you are! ✨🌲 #jessicahustedbrandlaunch
✨ Giveaway CLOSED! ✨ One person will win a $25 giftcard to my fav place, @driftinggypsies! I will be announcing the winner on my Instagram stories, Wednesday afternoon! ✨ To enter... 1. Must be following my instagram and theirs, @driftinggypsies! 2. Like this post! 3. Tag your adventure buddy in a comment below! ✨ Per Instagram rules, I must mention that this is in no way sponsored, administered or associated with Instagram Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use. - ✨Good luck, everyone!
✨GIVEAWAY CLOSED✨ Guys, I am so damn excited to release my new brand/website to you all at 11:00 AM EST THIS Wednesday! To celebrate this new chapter in my business, I wanted to kick it off with some giveaways! One lucky winner will win this INSTAX Mini 9! I will be announcing the winner on my Instagram stories, Wednesday afternoon! ✨ To enter... 1. Must be following me on Instagram! 2. Like this post! 3. Tag 3 of your friends in a comment below! BONUS: Screenshot this post to share on your Insta Story, make sure to tag me! Profile must be public in order for me to see your post. ✨ Per Instagram rules, I must mention that this is in no way sponsored, administered or associated with Instagram Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use. - ✨GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!✨
“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” ✨🌲🏔 - If I’m being honest, I really wasn’t going to share this photo because I am so uncomfortable in my own skin. And please know, I’m not sharing this piece of my heart for compliments. I’m sharing about this because if you’ve been struggling lately too, just know that there is joy in the journey. That weight loss doesn’t happen over night and it’s hard, harder than hell. I have been working out and changing my diet because I love my body, not because I hate it. I am becoming a better me every single day and I’m pretty thankful for that. Thanks to one of my best friends for encouraging me to leave this image up when I really wanted to delete it. 🖤
I feel a lot more motivated now that I get to use this mug on a daily basis. Just figured I’d show you all my new fav daily mantra. 😏✨🖤
Yesterday, I drove to Missoula for a mentoring session with one of my favorite photographers and I loved every single second of it! I truly believe in continuing education and to never stop learning. I’m pretty damn pumped to implement new things for this year! Thank you @jacilynm for everything, learning from you was the absolute best! 🖤✨ - Lorissa & Derrick, you two were a dream to photograph! Thank you so so much! 😍
I want to keep it real for a second because I sometimes feel like these little squares are just hyping up life when reality doesn't actually appear to be like that. Today, I was chatting with a sweet friend about how people online can look sooo perfect. Their Instagrams beautifully cohesive, they're posting in groups about how they're about to launch something new, or they just booked one more wedding while you're sitting there thinking am I not doing enough?. While this is something so frustrating, I understand why online we all want to fall into the perfect category but I want you all to know that my little life is very very far from perfect. I might be launching a beautiful new brand within the next week and a half but I have worked my ass off behind the scenes on this for months. I also received an email this morning that made me so sad, it made me want to wrap the person who sent it up in a big hug. The point is, I don't post enough about the hardships within owning a business and I think that to bring myself back to my transparent roots, I need to start showing you all here and there that it's not all fucking rainbows and ponies. It's sleepless nights, it's frustrated mornings, and sometimes it's crying over a cup of damn coffee while sitting at my desk. No matter where you are in your business, remember that you can do this and you are doing your own awesomely amazing things! You don't have to try to keep up with the others around you because I know you're killing it and you're making your mark on this industry but most importantly on the hearts of the ones you serve!! Don't let everyones perfect squares get you down because each one of us is fighting our own good fight with our business and even our hearts. So, if you feel overwhelmed or like you're not good enough...please take a step back from your phone and look around at all of the wonderful things you are doing. I am proud of you, just know that. These little squares don't define you, don't let them. ✨
This new brand has been such a labor of love, I'm talking 8 months of figuring out every little detail. I am someone who wants things to be perfect before I show the rest of the world what I've been working on but I understand that there comes a time where it needs to be put out there instead! This is just a small peek (a blurry little screen grab) into whats to come and I really am looking forward to revealing it all to you next Wednesday, March 21st, at 11 AM EST. I feel like this new brand perfectly represents where I am currently at in my life and I love how my photography has grown as I have been growing up and growing into a business woman. With my new brand launch there will be some pretty awesome giveaways, you won't want to miss those! All the fun is going to start next Monday! - A big thanks to @juliestory for being the most patient angel on the face of this Earth. You are truly a blessing in my life and I can't thank you enough for creating the most beautiful online home for me. #jessicahustedbrandlaunch - 🌲- A very personal fun fact: The tree above is the exact little tree @nicksavoia and I have tattooed on us. ❤️
Let love grow. - Succulents are my favorite favors!🌿✨
Going through images to choose for my website and this one will certainly be making an appearance. I love being able to relive each wedding from last year as I peek through all of my sweet couples galleries! ✨