I Believe: As a Wedding Photographer

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We may all have heard these sayings a time or two throughout our lives; “Build a longer table, not a higher fence” and, “If you are the smartest person in the room, then you need to go into a different room.” They’re true, but what is also true throughout our lives is constantly evolving into the best version of ourselves. … Read More

Mr and Mrs Chenard: Our Wedding at The Hermitage Museum and Gardens

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Cory and I sat on our back porch, only twenty-four hours after our wedding day, each with a craft beer in hand. We sat in the two chairs, that happened to be my very first Christmas gift that I got him. We watched the sun shine through our trees and we talked about our wedding day and the beginning of … Read More

Jessica Ryan Photography Brand

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Today I am launching my new and improved brand for Jessica Ryan Photography. The reasons for creating this new brand for my wedding photography business were to incorporate the things I love, describe my core values for the company and brand, to serve my couples better, to define Jessica Ryan Photography and it’s style, and to introduce Brides and Grooms to a … Read More

An Open Letter to Me When I Was Younger

The things I would tell you but first, how do I address this? To self; Hey self? Hey girl or Dear Jess? I don’t really know how to get that part started so I will just say this letter is to Me when I was younger. Dear You, With life’s twists and turns, running a new business, finishing college, ups and … Read More

A Business Owner’s Organization Tips: Wedding Photographer

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Let me start this blog post by saying that I find it a little humorous that I am writing to you about organization tips! I do not think I am particularly great at it but I have come across things that make it a lot easier for me! We are coming to the end of another wedding season and this … Read More

5…4…3…2…JOY!

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I heard several of them shout with excitement, “Jess!” and as they did they waved their hands to usher me over to them. I put my champagne glass down on the table and went into the crowd of the dance floor. As soon as I got to all of them I grabbed Cory’s arm and glanced over at the screen. … Read More