Beautiful wedding photography that's painless, joyful & vibrant!

      I photograph real people in natural light and gorgeous settings, throughout Sonoma & Napa Wine Country, the Bay Area, and beyond.
      I have over 15 years of experience shooting weddings and portraits, and I love capturing timeless, colorful, quirky & loving images of people.
      I've photographed hundreds of weddings, and I come to every one both prepared for anything & everything, and ready to be surprised & spontaneous.
      Each year, I shoot a limited number of weddings (as well as lots of portraits, commercial work, and personal photographer), so despite my vast experience, I bring fresh eyes and a caring, individual approach to your unique wedding.

      Using humor, connection, and my calm & warm energy, I work with a wide variety of people from all backgrounds and perspectives (even/ especially camera shy folks!).
      I gently guide couples through very natural moments together, to capture their individual and collective personalities, in the most beautiful, & honest, way possible.
      No awkward posing, no overly styled vignettes, no trend-chasing photoshop actions, filters or presets.
      Just the full range of emotions and moments that come with celebrating being in love! 
      My clients can expect to have fun, feel supported, and receive more amazing photos than they dreamed.

      My wedding photography has been featured on Style Me Pretty, A Practical Wedding, Grey Likes Weddings, Green Wedding Shoes, Carats and Cake, the Wedding Chicks, Snippet & Ink, Glamour & Grace, Offbeat Bride, Southern Weddings, Brides, Ruffled, the Knot, & many more websites and publications.  

      I’ve won awards for my wedding work, but my favorite prize of all has been being declared an “honorary bridesmaid” -oh, yeah, and that time a wedding client named her daughter after me.  (No kidding!!)

      I’ve photographed well over 200 weddings (and probably a lot more, but I’m a little afraid to count), here in Sonoma/ Napa wine country, throughout the Bay Area and Northern California (from north of Mendocino to south of Monterey), up and down the West Coast, in New York (both upstate and NYC)…  and more.  I love to travel, and would love to shoot your out of the area/ state/ country wedding!

      I love photographing weddings of all budgets, sizes & styles – from secret redwood-forest elopements where I’m the witness as well as photographer, to lavish Napa winery weddings with hundreds of guests, to DIY backyard weddings with hay bales instead of chairs.  

      I’m passionately LGBTQIA-friendly! and I’m very respectful of any and all gender expressions.  I am thrilled when people find each other, no matter how that match comes together, or what it looks like to “the mainstream”. How boring my job would be if love always looked the same!

      I love working with clients of a variety of backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, traditions and values, and I’m always able to fit into even the most complex family dynamics and community vibes at play at weddings.  

      You have to feel comfortable with your wedding photographer – otherwise it’s no fun, and you’ll feel tense and awkward, instead of relaxed in yourself, in front of the camera.  I’m easy going, and adept at meeting everyone where they are, helping my subjects feel comfortable, and making the whole process a joy.

      Testimonials – kind words from past clients:

      Dana & Grant

      "We loved working with Jessamyn for both our engagement photos and our wedding day. Jessamyn has a great spirit and brought a lot to the table - she is both calm and excited, professional and fun, creative and organized. It felt like an old friend was taking our picture which helped make us more comfortable. Our photos turned out absolutely beautiful. She really captured the energy and beauty of our wedding. I'm having trouble deciding which ones to print because we love them all! We look forward to working with Jessamyn for other milestones down the road - new born baby pictures, family photos, etc. My family loved my wedding photos so much my sister booked Jessamyn for her wedding as well."

      Rachel & Giancarlo

      "Jessamyn, quite simply, is the best! The moments where you work with her are among some of the most intimate and important in your life (wedding day, maternity, newborn photos), and her cheerful demeanor immediately put you at ease and make you feel like you're working with an old friend. She's incredibly flexible and open to trying random ideas out for a shoot to see what sticks. In short, she's the ideal photographer you'd want to hire - we've done so 4 times ourselves (engagement, wedding, maternity/newborn shoots for both children) and will continue to do so as our family grows up over the years.
      When I look at the photos Jessamyn has taken for us, I feel intense joy. She captures the beauty in unexpected moments, which I love so so much.”

      Kier & Will

      "Obviously, I'm not the only one who thinks Jessamyn is amazing.

      The first thing people said to me when I started looking for a wedding photographer was to make sure that we felt comfortable with that person since we were going to be with them a good portion of the wedding day. The last thing you need is someone making you uptight. Among all her other wonderful qualities as a photographer, I think this is her best. She managed to put everyone completely at ease. I actually had my guests comment on how much they liked my photographer. 

      She manages to make the shots relaxed and natural. I didn't want the photos to look posed and rigid or to have that shimmery, fantastical, "this is the wedding from Cinderella" look. She made everyone and everything look amazing, but kept the real feel of the wedding. From her photos, our wedding was a group of our family and friends out at an awesome party on a beautiful day in an incredible setting having a great time, which is what it was (of course I might be biased). 

      She seemed to be in all places at all times. I mean this in a good way. She was never obtrusive, but she captured everything. Aside from when we were doing the photos of my husband and I, I hardly knew she was there. But when the photos came back, I realized that she had taken great photos of all the people at the wedding (not just the wedding party) as well as the location and decor. She even manged to take great photos of people dancing. For anyone who has tried to take photos at a club, you know this is virtually impossible. 

      Finally, she is extremely responsive. I don't think I ever waited more than a day to have a response back to an email. For those of you planning a wedding, you know how important that can be. It just gives you peace of mind to know that your photographer is on top of things and available. 

      Thanks Jessamyn! We are so glad we found you."

      Rebecca & Gerald

      "Jessamyn is absolutely amazing. We got connected by our wedding planner and I have become more and more impressed as time has gone on. She was an absolute delight to have at the wedding, very kind, blended right in, felt extremely natural and even volunteered to stay later when we got a little off schedule. The pictures are absolutely PHENOMENAL, and her customer service cannot be beat. The album options are fantastic. I have pretty high standards and I cannot recommend her more highly. You will definitely not regret it."

      Ivy & Karl

      “Working with Jessamyn was very enjoyable. She is a great photographer. She is very proactive in making sure things are well planned, and she is great at preparing you for your big day. She is very encouraging onsite, and fun to spend time with;. She is very considerate and easy to communicate. We and our guests loved her.
      When I look at our photos, I am often surprised at how beautiful my wedding was : ) “

      Jen & Andrew

      "Working with Jessamyn was FABULOUS. She's organized, friendly, easy-going, professional, and so kind. I personally did not want to spend a ton of time at my wedding taking contrived photos, and Jessamyn was amazing at efficiently capturing the portraits we needed and otherwise letting us enjoy our special day. She is a master at snapping shots without you realizing! She's unobtrusive and subtle, yet manages to capture all of those special moments!
      Looking at our wedding photos brings me so much joy. She beautifully captured what made our day so special. I've always hated photos of myself, but Jessamyn's are stunning. Jessamyn is also a master with candids and captured so many heartwarming and goofy moments!
      Jessamyn is thoughtful and will walk you through any questions or concerns you have. SHe's super easy to work with! She's also not too serious or stuffy, which makes photo sessions with her so much more fun!"

      Jenny & Mike

      "Jessamyn has taken our family pictures since we were just engaged, through our wedding and now as we having growing kids! We feel like she connects with her clients and takes time to find the beautiful, real images that are possible in any situation.
      I'm always impressed that she's found that bit of light, or that detail, or that expression. She sees something extra in each photo session and finds a way to share a little bit about who our family is through photos.
      Jessamyn is patient, supportive and incredibly creative! She has become a friend over the years and we have even traveled from our new home in Nashville, TN back to California so that we can still have family pictures with someone we trust."

      Style Me Pretty

      Some of the many features I've had published on Style Me Pretty had them swooning, and their editors & founder saying things like:
      "Jessamyn Harris is one of my favorite photographers!"
      "Jessamyn Harris's pics are too good for words..."
      "...forever amazing photographer Jessamyn Harris"...
      "the lovely and amazing Jessamyn Harris"
      "the photographer behind one of SMP's most popular weddings"
      "Jessamyn seems to be forever blessed with the coolest friends and clients"
      "The weddings she shoots are always so fun, so upbeat, and so natural... Jessamyn's weddings always look soooo fun!"
      "Anytime we receive one of Jessamyn Harris's wedding... we know we're going to be sharing it. She just doesn't shoot anything we don't love! Jessamyn's clients encompass the whole spectrum of lovers... worldwide. In her photos, you won't just see the love between two people. You will see the realness of the day... the respect, the awe, the wonder, the sheer joy ... an amazing sense of real life. An unpretentious, sincerity that represents the whole of the occasion. Not just images of dear friends and beloved family, but the innate sense of peace surrounding them all. Maybe it's Jessamyn. Maybe it's her gift to them for this one, very special day in their lives."

      They even once said "this might be 'celebrate Jessamyn Harris day' on Style Me Pretty!"...

      Cheri

      "I hired Jessamyn to shoot a joint 40th and 1st birthday party for me and my daughter on a summer day in the Barlow in Sebastopol. Communication was clear and smooth throughout, from our initial emails to after the event, and she was super-easy to work with during the party.
      I like how Jessamyn essentially documented that day so I could remember it, given that I was running around and didn't have time to take pictures myself! I really like her easy, unforced style; photos with bright, natural, yet vibrant lighting; and mix of naturally posed and spontaneous shots."

      Michele & Amos

      "Jessamyn was professional, joyous, organized, discreet, warm. She's wonderful to work with, and the results show it!"

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