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


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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

Seasons: A Note to You

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  If I could live in a season for the rest of my life, it would be Fall! However, just like seasons continue to change so do our lives, and we aren’t in just one for the entirety of it. Think of it this way, if you are a business owner, with a heart to do what you create for a … Read More