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.