Life has been so crazy lately and I have a ton of beautiful things that I can’t wait to share with you all! Including some insanely gorgeous weddings, that time my best friends threw Nick and I a surprise celebration, and all the pretty from the styled shoot I cohosted with @abbeykrysiak! Bare with me as I attempt to stay up on my social media without having any internet at my house😅. Living in the country is fun, I promise. ✨
“Marry your bestfriend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, and healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone you want to be with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep and dark.” ✨ We do - We did - We always will. I’ve waited what feels like forever to marry my best friend and the fact that we did it a couple months ago, on May fourth, and kept it to ourselves for this long makes my heart pretty full. It wasn’t anything fancy but it was us and that’s all we ever wanted. Nickolas, I am so thankful, happy, and excited that I’m your wife. I can’t wait to see where we are sixty years from now. Here’s to a lifetime of adventures, loving you endlessly, and spontaneous decisions. I love you, more than anything. ❤️🌲
Feeling rather lazy on this Monday. Who else is with me? 🙋🏼♀️ Lettering done by the insanely talented: @abbeykrysiak
I’ve been the worst at posting this past week because well, life. So here’s some pretty from Kelsey & Zach’s wedding yesterday! Don’t mind me if I go MIA for another week as I spend intentional time with my better half before he heads back across the country.✨ Enjoy your day of rest, friends!
@jennakutcher said it best when she said “Stop believing you’re not worthy, stop hiding because fear tells you to, stop waiting for confidence to find you, and start doing the work every time you look in the mirror.” ✨ Here’s to continuing to work hard even when my body doesn’t want to respond to what I’m doing, and waking up everyday reminding myself that I am worthy despite what the number on the scale says. ✨ A very very big thank you to @aliciakrahe. Thank you for helping me trouble shoot this body of mine, hugging me when I cry, listening to me when I rant, kicking my ass with each workout, and for being such a light in my life. 💗 If any of you are in the Erie area and have considered wanting a personal trainer, I highly recommend Alicia. She truly helps with mind, body, and soul. & She’s pretty fuckin awesome. ✨ 📷: @alyssaannphotographyy Obsessed with this T from my girls at @driftinggypsies.
Whether I get 10 minutes or 30, I’m thankful for each second I get to photograph bride and groom portraits. ✨
While we had our session “planned” we were still a little unsure if we were going to be able to pull it together. Alyssa and I are both the last minute type, the spontaneous type, the “let’s hope this works out” type. We drove a little over an hour to one of my favorite places and as we both saw the water, it was like a calmness immediately came over the two of us. This was just what we needed. We spent the next few hours, exploring, chasing light, and letting nature fuel our creativity. And I’m so glad we did. ✨🌲
I don’t have a cute quote or long story to share with this image, I’m just missing the Montana views. That’s all. 🌲❤️
I’m just a girl who adores capturing couples while they’re living their love story. A little front porch sitting, sipping on wine, telling stories, and lots of laughter. ✨ I’ve got the best job, ever.
I’ve got a thing for golden hour light, hands being held, and couples that welcome me with open arms. ✨ Yesterday I photographed one of my favorite couples, two people who I genuinely love spending time with. Two people who always inspire me and teach me new things when I’m around them. Erika and Mike, I am very grateful for our friendship, for the time spent front porch sitting, talking personal and especially talking shop. Thank you both for believing in this little business of mine years ago and for standing beside me today. ❤️✨
Another Friday, another intro because I’ve seen some new faces around here lately. Hey ya, friends! I’m Jessica, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Northwestern Pennsylvania, dreary Erie to be exact. Here’s some things you may or may not know about me! ✨ • I start a lot of my mornings on the back porch of the house I share with my mom, my brother, and our two crazy dogs. I normally have a cup of coffee in front of me as I aimlessly scroll through Instagram while listening to the dogs bark or play with a squeaky toy. • My better half, @nicksavoia, currently resides in Montana and while it’s pretty fucking hard living long distance I’d say we do a good job handling it. Can’t wait to see ya in a week, stud. • I really enjoy rainy days because it means I can actually sit down and focus on my tasks at hand verses worrying if I’m missing out on something when it’s nice out. • Confession: I haven’t shot my shotgun in awhile but shooting clays is one of my absolute favorite things to do! Thanks to my brother for getting me hooked. • I’m going to be traveling to some incredible places this year and I can’t wait to share them with you all when I actually arrive in said place. Somethings are just better kept a secret until it happens, ya know? 😉 ✨ I want to get to know YOU! Seriously. Drop a comment below, one random fact about you that I probably don’t know! ⬇️ I promise if ya play along it will be fun.
In case you’re ever curious to see what @hsneckersphotography is like during a session just swipe right. 😂 Thankful to always have the BEST times with this nugget. 🙌🏻
I think when you find your person, joy and happiness just radiates out of you so naturally. These two were full of energy during their session that we didn’t have a single dull moment! It was pretty dang hot & humid on this day too but you’d never know it with those big ol smiles on their faces. ✨
You know what always leaves me feeling uninspired? This app. I've been using Instagram for years and I always find myself feeling the same way about it as I scroll through comparing myself to others on the internet. Some I've met, some I haven't, but overall I normally feel uninspired while I'm on here. I know how important this can be for my business but I am going to start taking it all one day at a time. Maybe some of you have noticed that I don't post every single day like I used to, maybe some of you haven't, but either way I think this is whats best for me especially during this season of my life. I have days where I'm like what the fuck am I supposed to post next? Does anyone even pay attention to this shit? My feed is for sure not as pretty as hers. So here is to staying in my own lane, attempting to only worry about myself, and posting one day at a time, whenever I feel like it. If you've felt like this or have been feeling like this just leave your fav emoji below because you're totally not alone. & If you need some encouragement, I've got your back. ✨
“The day my life changed forever...the first day I saw you.” ✨ - Nicholas Sparks
Just over here counting down the minutes until @aliciakrahe kills me during my personal training session! 🏋🏼♀️🧘🏼♀️🚶🏼♀️🏃🏼♀️💪🏻 - Guys, I’m curious to hear about your favorite workouts or what you love doing to get active & moving! I’m always looking for new things to incorporate into my lifestyle so tell me what you love in the comments below. Seriously, don’t be shy! ✨ - 📷: @socialsquares
I’m so thankful for happy couples that don’t mind dancing and twirling whenever I ask them to, especially when they’re so damn in love with one another. ✨
My sweet girl, my heart is truly broken without you on this Earth. Thank you for allowing me to love you unconditionally for eight years as you did to me. Losing you unexpectedly is absolutely soul crushing. I wish I could have saved you. 🐕❤️ #alyeskathesamoyed
Sooo who else got started in photography by taking photos of nothing but flowers? It’s funny because I totally did and here I am so many years later still capturing the beauty they hold. This past Saturday while shooting Holly & Pats wedding I kept hearing everyone talk about how lucky they got with all the flowers, trees, and bushes in bloom and boy they sure were!
The mothers of the bride and groom couldn’t believe where I chose to shoot Shannon and Jesse’s details on Friday morning! I’m pretty sure Jesse’s mom was totally cracking up at me when she saw that I choose this location for them but I mean when the lights good, it’s good! Ya know? Swipe ➡️ to see where I shot this photo at! Yep, totally took this image on the toilet. 😂 - ✨ Photographers, what’s the oddest location you’ve ever shot in just because the light was gorgeous?! I want to hear alllllll about! Don’t be shy, tell me in the comments below! ⤵️
Guys, I still can’t believe I shot a gorgeous elopement at Cheekwood Estate and then the fact that we all drove into downtown Nashville to get a couple shots at one of the most iconic murals. 🙌🏻 I am livin the fuckin dream and so damn thankful that everyday I’m doing what I love most in the world, alongside the raddest people.✨ - Shannon and Jesse, thank you so much for allowing me to capture these memories for you! I adore you two and I can’t believe I’m lucky enough to be apart of your lives! ❤️
Callie was really motivated to catch a bug this morning so basically I’m trying to be as motivated as she was within that moment. I’m not sure if it’s working out for me, but I’ll give it a good try today. 😅
Saturday’s wedding was straight out of a fairytale 😍✨. Tiffany and Dave, you two are so stunning!
I'm a wedding and portrait photographer for the wild at heart. This doesn't mean you have to be as obsessed with the outdoors as I am, or have to love camping, hiking or anything like that! This just means you love wildly, you love freely, you have an appreciation for adventure, for taking it one day at a time, and for knowing that when you truly love someone or something you love with your entire heart. If this is something you're into, then I'm just the right girl for you. ✨ - @abbeykrysiak thanks for being so damn talented and lettering for me all the time! If anyone wants anything beautifully created, make sure to message her! 🖤
Hi friends, I'm Jessica! I'm a wedding and portrait photographer for the wild at heart and I just recently starting mentoring other photographers! I absolutely love what I do and I can't believe I get to live this dream of mine every single day! I wanted to share a few fun things about Nick and I that you all probably didn't know. ✨ We laugh a whole hell of a lot every time we're together, probably because I said something really dumb but that's besides the point! 🌲 I'm totally not the cook, he is. He loves spending time in the kitchen and right before I left to head back to PA we spent time making homemade meatballs and spaghetti sauce together. The recipes have been passed down from generation to generation in his family and I'm thankful the first time we got to do it together was in our cozy apartment. ✨ We're both really outdoorsy people, which is my favorite. We share the same passion for camping, hiking, hunting, and basically anything that will get us outside. I'm really looking forward to going back to Montana at the end of July for a couple weeks so that we can experience Glacier National Park in the summertime! 🌲 Long distance is hard on us but I wouldn't trade this life for anything else. Through this we've learned to really listen to one another, be there for each other with 1800 miles separating us, and learning how to truly love while remembering the time difference and our crazy schedules. It's not easy but I'm thankful to be in love with my very best friend. ❤️ - If you’re feeling up for it, comment below and tell me one or two things you love about your better half!! ✨
I’ll always love the Blue by Betsey Johnson bridal line of shoes. Liz might have only worn these for like a half hour but I’m so glad she decided to go with a gorgeous pair! 😍✨
This mornings in person mentoring session with Michaela was an actual dream. We met at the cutest coffee shop, Pressed, and I'm pretty sure it's now our new favorite place! Michaela and I chatted about so many different things but a few things being how to attract your ideal client, finding your tribe, Instagram tips, and how it's 100% okay to be a multi passionate person. The time we spent together today was full of so much laughter, vulnerability, and honesty. The three things I think a business should totally be built on! We wrapped up her mentoring session with some headshots and they're freaking adorable. This scrunchie loving, Office watching, sticker obsessed, adventurous photographer is going places you guys! I can't wait for you all to watch her journey alongside me. ✨