Hi again! Let me introduce myself. I’m Jess.
I stumbled across photography like most 90’s kids did; by buying a disposable camera before going on my first school trip.
However, unlike most of my peers, I savoured those twenty something pictures; carefully thinking about how each one was going to look before I took the shot. This of course drove everyone nuts as I was always dragging behind, but it made me so happy!
Keen to start my business as soon as possible, I launched Jessie M Photography during my second year of studying photography full time at college. After seven years of professional photography experience working with photography agencies, national newspapers and magazines, corporate businesses and hundreds of families, I still feel like that schoolgirl who got giddy with excitement every time she took her disposable camera in to get developed. I have the best job in the world and I feel so lucky!
I understand how uncomfortable it can sometimes be to have your picture taken, but to me, there is nothing more mesmerising than a natural smile or laugh. My main aim is to catch the natural beauty everyone has, even just the simple glint in your eye. It may sound cheesy to some, but trust me, I see it and so does my camera. I strive to put people at ease and help them feel comfortable around me, because my main goal is to get pictures that you’re going to love.
My other love in life are animals. At home, we have two dogs, the old and wise Dougal, who pretends to be deaf until, oddly, when you say the word “treat”; the utterly mad Maisy, who could probably lick a person to death if she had the chance, and Reginald, the extremely sassy guinea pig.
When I’m not taking or editing pictures, you’ll probably find me walking through the woods, or somewhere equally stunning, or catching the odd comedy gig – I love a good laugh!
I look forward to speaking with you soon.
"At one of our shoots, my nephew was less than a year old and extremely fidgety, but somehow she managed to make him sit still and do what she wanted, with the result being some amazing photos that we will treasure"
"The best way I can describe working with Jess, is to say it was an absolute pleasure. She is extremely professional, and definitely knows how to put people at ease."
"Sometimes having photos taken can be quite daunting, but Jess really did just make the whole experience so comfortable, and it made the whole day so much fun!"
"All our friends and family thought you were fantastic during our wedding day, and of course, so did we!"
"Working with Jess, in a nutshell, was a dream. Loved it! We will definitely be asking to use her services again and would recommend her to a friend."
"For our wedding, you listened to everything we asked for and your professionalism and friendly manner resulted in amazing photographs. Thank you so much again."
"Dear Jess, just a short note to thank you for the fabulous photos you took of my son Tyrese. You have not just taken great pictures; I feel you have captured his personality and essence in one."
"The whole experience was effortless and memorable. I gave you a general remit of what I was looking for. You quickly understood and got my seven year old to take direction from you without my help. You had his attention and focus for the whole time. This is a great achievement in itself!"
"You were professional, organised, fun and obviously enjoy what you do. The pictures you took will be an amazing keepsake of a special day with amazing family and friends. Thank you again!"
"Jess was asked to create some interesting images that could be used for websites, email marketing as well as standard print. The overall result was outstanding."
"Dear Jess, thank you so much for photographing my 40th birthday party. The quality of the final pictures were beyond my expectations!"
"Your communication and manner was professional and gentle."
"I was so impressed with the results. Everyone that has seen the pictures have been so complimentary and I would like to pass on my appreciation for your hard work."
"I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a photographer. It has been a pleasure. I plan on using you again in the near future."
"Jess, you've done an amazing job capturing the best moments of my life, thank you!"
"Dear Jessie, just to say a huge thank you for being part of our very special day. Not only did you capture the moments we wanted by many, many more."
"It was a great pleasure working with you. Thank you!"
"Thank you very much for the recent corporate photography work you did for us. The photos were so good that we subsequently commissioned you to take some professional shots during our rebranding launch event, which is the highest endorsement we can give!"
"You provided a highly professional service, a great quality product, and we will both recommend you to our clients and contacts."
"Trust me, when you work with USBs all day everyday making them interesting can be a real challenge, however Jess not only succeeded but also excelled in the brief she was given. I'd have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jess to anyone looking to do product shots."
"Jess has a real attention to detail, style and the ability to make something look exciting when it can very easily look quite dull!"
"I will not hesitate to recommend Jess to anyone looking for shots of products or people. Thanks Jess!"
"We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone looking for a great photographer."
"Jess came to take pictures of my cakes at a wedding fair. Jess helped with the layout and attempted to stop me flapping. She got great shots both overall and close ups of some of the cakes details, plus some of me hard at work - and laughing in between. The pictures have now arrived and they look great, thank you!"