I’m Jessamyn!

I live in Sonoma County with my family. I photograph people for a living, here in wine country, throughout the Bay Area, all along the West Coast and beyond.

I met my husband, Devon, in high school. We fell in love after being pen pals and making each other mix tapes, and have grown up to have an awesome daughter, Symphony.

We love living where we do, and getting to raise our girl to be a 7th generation Northern Californian.

I photograph portraits, weddings and companies as well as stock, assignments for publications, architecture and interiors, and more.

 I bring a respectful, loving and slightly silly approach to each photo assignment, capturing each subject’s essence, and creating unique, vibrant, and naturally beautiful images.

The best photos happen when everyone feels comfortable, at ease, and respected, so I work to create a joyful, gracious environment at every single shoot. You'll love the experience of being photographed as well as the end result.

(I am my own worst subject)

I believe that capturing a perfect, fleeting micro-expression is as important as choosing the perfect wedding dress – that newborn portraits should include not just the bliss and smiles but the crying and blowouts – that we can find beautiful backdrops and light anywhere and everywhere.

I started learning photography (a million years ago) originally in an attempt to get a photo of myself that I liked. Now I thrive on working with even the most camera-shy people like me!

No matter how awkward you might feel in front of the camera, you'll never be as awkward as me in front of the camera…

I work throughout Wine Country and the Bay Area, and I'm passionate about capturing and sharing the beauty of the West Coast, as well as traveling to new places and finding commonality in peoples’ lives wherever I go.

I started out in photography over 20 years ago, listening to too-loud music in a tiny, poorly-ventilated homemade black and white film darkroom (laundry room), and photographing my friends in bands just for fun.

My work has appeared in publications varying from Wine Spectator to Punk Planet, the Knot to the Onion, and countless other publications, business settings, websites, and happy portrait clients’ walls. 

Take a look at my commercial client list here.

I have tons of experience taking pictures of real people in natural light, with film and with digital gear. I've worked in just about every situation you can imagine, and find beauty and grace in it all.

Here's me at work… you can't see it, but I have a huge, happy grin across my face, whenever I'm shooting.

I'm in the flow, and I'm beaming support and care out to my subjects. I'm the loving mom that believes in you, the best friend who wants you to feel great about yourself, and the director working with your natural beauty so we can get the perfect shot!

I think my clients can feel my smile, even when it’s hidden behind my camera gear.

I love my job; the goofy grin is genuine.