I live in Vancouver, WA with my husband, five children, several animals and many plants (our home is our own personal jungle). My photography journey started when I was young; wanting to follow in my dad’s footsteps. Camera always in hand, I found a love for low light, textures, rich color and those fleeting “in-between moments” while observing our children and all their discoveries in each stage of their young lives. I’m a natural-light portrait, lifestyle and adventure photographer with a whimsical perspective and style.
I capture fleeting, in-between moments other people might miss in a moody, whimsical way. An artsy, emotion-focused, lifestyle way of shooting.
My children first, always. Their little joys at the wonderment of life are *everything* to me. After that, my life… we live in a very artistic way with music and fiber arts mixed in with a lot of travel. Always leaves me wanting to create.
Advancement in my career and more time with brilliant creatives – building friendships and connections that will last for years and years.
Hey! I’m Roxi – wife to a caring Nurse Practitioner, and momma to two crazy energetic loving littles. We come from San Diego, but have found our forever home in beautiful wine country Temecula, CA. Prior to photography, (what feels like a lifetime ago lol) I was a registered surgical veterinary nurse. I betcha never knew kitties, doggies, or tigers for that matter could have pacemakers, dialysis, or kidney transplants, eh? Lol. I loved the hustle and bustle of it, but when the littles were born – it was time for me to hang up my stethoscope and pick up my camera strap fulfilling my second dream job – Photography. I mainly capture families and maternity, however photographing children is where my heart is at. I never tire watching their little eyes and hands wonder and explore the world, or hearing their sweet giggles off the wall, where did that question come from lol. If you don’t find my hands full with camera equipment, you’ll mostly find it filled with wine, dark chocolate, iced froofy (yeah i made that up lol) coffee, chips and guac, or pickin’s from a good charcuterie board (not in any particular order! Lol).
A warm and creamy fine art portrait editor with a storytelling edge.
My favorite subject to shoot are toddlers. You can’t instruct them to laugh, cry, or sit for that matter (long anyways lol). I love the way they see the world, how they are always exploring and learning. Being able to catch that ‘curious’ look, or genuine laughter, or love for their parent(s) fills my soul. I also have a deep appreciation for macro photography, filling the field with bold and beautiful colors that can make any dull wall come to life.
Community and camaraderie amongst fellow creatives. I love inspiring others, and am an open book. I strive to continue to learn each and everyday new techniques, paths, and avenues of which develop my creative soul and my art. I feel becoming a Hello Pro will aid in all these goals.
Hi, I’m Jess! I am first and foremost a mama to two amazing tweenage girls. They are my heart and soul and my greatest teachers. I currently live in Louisiana just outside of New Orleans and our family loves to travel the country in our RV, we’re always looking for the next adventure! You’ll typically find me with either my camera or a book in my hands. A perpetual work in progress, I’m forever striving to grow as a person and an artist. I’m an INFP and an Ennanegram 9 with 4 as a close second ( if you’re into that sort of thing). Thanks for taking the time to re-evaluate my application, I did a poor job of reading the submission guidelines the first go-round. I have changed up the images that I decided to include as well as re-organized the portfolio to be more cohesive and flow more naturally.
I tend to describe my style of photography as “documentary done in an artistic way”. I don’t like to pose or manipulate my subjects much and I’m more like a fly on the wall, observing the scene as it unfolds and moving myself around to get the compositions I want and to make use of the light in various ways. I gravitate toward a dark and moody style ( I do love those shadows!) with emphasis on emotion, connection and details.
I am most inspired by what I call “the extraordinary everyday”. Aside from my own children, I’d say that my greatest source of inspiration is seeing what my work ends up meaning to the people I photograph. When a client see’s their images for the first time and something clicks in their brain, and they start seeing their own life in a new light. Things they once saw as mundane start looking like priceless memories, or even works of art! What an incredible gift we photographers have the ability to give to people.
To be immersed in this community of incredible artists and be able to collaborate, learn and grow alongside them. A platform where I have the ability to use my experience and knowledge in order to help other aspiring photographers grow in their craft and vision. To enhance my skills as an educator and mentor. I used to think I didn’t need a tribe. I’m kind of a loner by nature. But recently I’ve discovered how much community means to me and how much both supporting and being supported by other creatives enhances my life.
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