Matt & Kailee

Jesse is just incredible, I cannot say enough amazing things about her as a photographer and as a person! She has done my graduation photos, engagement photos, and wedding photos and I have been beyond pleased with not only the photos, but also just the experiences with her as the photographer! She is so personable, which is extremely helpful if you are uncomfortable in front of the camera. I want to talk specifically about our experience with her as our wedding photographer. Although Jesse is based in Waco, Texas, she was willing to travel all the way to North Carolina for our wedding. She was always at like 100 places at one time throughout the whole wedding day, capturing moments we didn’t even realize were happening! She sent out a really helpful questionnaire a few weeks before the wedding to make sure she had everything straight and had a good idea of how we wanted our day to be captured and what was important to us on our wedding day. Honestly I could keep going on and on raving about how incredible Jesse is, but all I can say is that you should absolutely hire her for the event that you need captured, especially your wedding!

We knew from the first meeting Jesse would be a great fit for us and our wedding. She was well organized, incredibly patient, and knew how to make us feel comfortable. We are not photo people, so the gorgeous pictures she took of both our engagement and wedding will be treasured for a lifetime. I truly believe had we chosen ANYONE else it would have ended up a stressful wreck (thanks COVID) but she handled a pandemic and a nervous bride with grace. She is a joy to work with, and will make sure you end up with the photos you have dreamed of.


My Partner and I hired Jesse to do our engagements…and then our wedding…and then our 1 year anniversary! We love our photos every time we get them done. The colors are beautiful and our personalities shine through so clearly. Ryan and I hate getting our photo taken but Jesse made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and we look good too! Book Jesse now!!!!!! Her photos are fantastic and she instantly makes you feel like a lifelong friend.


Mia & Joe

I wish I could give Jesse 10+ stars! Where do I even begin?! As a photographer and creative, Jesse blew me away with her talent. Our engagement photo gallery and wedding gallery truly exceeded our expectations. Jesse has a way of making you feel at home in front of the camera – she effortlessly captures all the candid moments with each photo encapsulating genuine expressions and emotions of pure joy, and love – a perfect representation of our wedding day. Beyond her obvious talent and passion as a photographer, Jesse has become a lifelong friend. She is honest, sincere, and dedicated to her craft and her clients. You literally couldn’t ask for a better photographer. We are so lucky and thrilled. Thank you, Jesse.

There are no words to truly describe how thankful I am to have met Jesse. I knew within minutes of meeting her that we had made the right choice. She knows how to make you feel completely comfortable in front of a camera. She made me feel beautiful! I am still blown away when I look at our wedding photos. Her ability to capture the feeling and mood in a photograph is second to none. She is an artist and her passion for people and photography shows through in her work. Not only have I found our forever photographer, but I have gained a life long friend in Jesse. I absolutely adore her!


Jesse was a dream to work with. She took our engagement and wedding photos. Communication was effortless and upon meeting her we had an instant connection. It felt as though we had known Jesse for years, which made us that much more comfortable in front of the camera. Jesse’s work speaks for itself! The day of our wedding I looked to her to guide us to where we needed to be. She went above and beyond. My husband and I loved our gallery. Jesse has become one of our life long friends and highly recommend for anyone looking for a wedding photographer.


Anna & Jared

Jesse is incredibly amazing! She was one of the first vendors I chose to hire (well out from my wedding date), and she stayed in regular communication throughout the entire planning process. She thought of everything planning-wise so that I felt worry-free about my photos the day of. My main goal for my wedding day was to relax, slow down, and enjoy the moment – Jesse helped me to accomplish this! She helped me feel at ease. My husband and I are not super cutesy photo people, but Jesse made us feel comfortable – and the pictures turned out better than I imagined! Her funny comments while taking pictures made the process fun! She got all of the shots that I wanted without having to pull me away from my guests or the fun too much. My friends and family were also highly complimentary of her photos. Jesse knows her stuff! If you are looking for a knowledgable professional (that’s also a ton of fun) look no further! Jesse is your girl!

“Jesse Kay Photography was hands down the BEST part of our wedding!! Jesse is easy to work with, so kind, and extremely talented at what she does. We absolutely LOVED working with her and totally trusted that she would capture our day perfectly. Her photos are absolutely incredible and I would choose her again in a heartbeat!!”



“Jesse is the best! I don’t settle when it comes to photography, so the fact that this gal did our engagement, bridal, and wedding photos says a lot. I was so nervous when picking a photographer because of how much pictures mean to me (and if you are on a budget it is definitely a leap of faith!) but I am so happy we picked Jesse. She is so personable and talented and timely, and her candid style and natural editing make her a truly amazing find. My now-husband doesn’t like being in front of a camera and even he enjoyed taking our pictures! Our little apartment is has a photo on every wall because there are so many great ones, and we get compliments all the time. Book this gal before it’s too late (or at least meet her for a coffee to see if she’s a good match for you!).”



“What a time to get married! Over the past year+, the pandemic has thrown a real wrench in things. From planning a large wedding pre-COVID to pivoting towards an intimate 10-person family ceremony to again planning a large reception, only this time with fully-vaccinated guests one year later, it’s been a wild, emotional ride, and Jesse has been there every step of the way with calming ease, kindness, flexibility and professionalism. After needing to downsize our wedding in 2020, she was the only vendor that I held on to through it all, knowing that her beautiful work would be the key to our memories. My family had just gone through a shared traumatic experience the month prior, and we were unsure how our wedding would roll out. But Jesse was there as a welcome addition to our imperfectly perfect DIY ceremony, quietly and assuredly being exactly where she was needed and popping in to help with suggestions when she realized we could use another opinion or even pulling out another ribbon from her bag for my bouquet. Not only is her photography incredible, emotional and authentic, she’s a centering presence that made me and my family feel comfortable while we DIYed every minute up to the hour. She even helped us find our spot on the land where we’d exchange vows. Jesse’s been there from my engagement shoot in Austin to my ceremony in Hill Country and will be back in Austin again to take photos with all the guests we intended to celebrate our wedding with last year. My husband and I are a quiet match that sometimes need help showing who we are, especially having gone through a tough personal year. Jesse always helped us to feel comfortable and found ways to show our spirit. I cherish those photos so much. After a year+ of uncertainty and disappointment, Jesse made my wedding what it was, and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. If I were to book Jesse again, I would in a heartbeat, and I’ve already tried to spread the word. Give her a chance. She’s so worth it.”