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Thanks to my friend Desiree for pointing me to this week’s blog post from Decor8, about the current and future status of blogging.

“Let us all remember WHY we started blogging, and consider what you can bring, but also consider that people love YOU and what YOU are doing and saying. And they want more of that. More of YOU. What you REALLY love, what you are doing, what makes you tick.”

Truth is, I’ve struggled to keep up the motivation to blog, and with the new year and the Decor8 article, I think I’m realizing why. I originally started a blog for MY wedding, just like many of you! Once our wedding came and went, I continued writing, enjoyed the sharing, grew in my learning of blogging and social media, and eventually brought all of this knowledge into my career in marketing strategy. It was only through a blog contest at my PR agency in 2009 that I ever took the plunge into a photography business!

Even still, I was blogging from the heart – sharing not only my clients’ photos and stories, but my own as well. I need to get back to that. Maybe a blog post about coffee – or, let’s be straight, bourbon – will turn off a reader or two, but I have always believed my online transparency to be the biggest factor in how much I love EVERY SINGLE ONE of my clients! We love dogs, we shop local, we spend time by the ocean AND the mountains, we finally just got to pull out our Bean Boots for the winter… and we always end up as friends!

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My biggest New Years resolution for 2016 is to bring a real camera with me everywhere! I’m obsessed with Instagram and “iPhoneography,” sure (above is admittedly iPhone), but I want to be better about keeping my real camera close. Not even my film cameras, but being able to enjoy and share my [digital] perspective on a more frequent basis. I hope to see you more around here!

And yes, if you follow me anywhere else on the web, you know I’m a true Gemini with my toes dipped in a LOT of different pools. I have a running brand, I’m a yoga teacher, I photograph dogs, and I’ve maintained a corporate marketing background as well. That’s just some of what makes me who I am! That, and the bourbon.

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  • January 7, 2016 - 5:13 pm

    jess - i LOVE your resolution to carry your camera with you more often! i OFTEN curse myself for not having my camera as i’m driving by a pond/field/cool old cemetery etc. but i find my camera bag to be…. annoying! do you have a suggestion for a smallish, comfortable camera bag that i could also tuck my wallet/essentials into so my camera can safely tag along with me wherever i go??

    thanks!!

I had the absolute honor of capturing Tanya’s fall jewelry line in the gorgeous September light – here is a collection of favorites with Trust Jewelry‘s Autum Elixir Collection!

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These gorgeous models are friends of Trust Jewelry and obviously LOVE rockin’ their best for the camera! We ventured out to the hidden gem of Spohr Gardens in Falmouth for the afternoon. It was such a refreshing and creative shoot for me, and I look forward to more such collaborations in the very near future!

Shop Trust allllll over Cape Cod, New England and beyond! Click here for locations or the online shop.

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Tanya herself was hands-on the whole shoot, and her eye for beauty and style is magnificent to witness. She’s taken her show on the road to the West Coast right now, and I love keeping up with her visually on Instagram!

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Such a wonderful collaboration and great conversation with these strong women all afternoon! I love the creativity and entrepreneurship that flows through each new generation of women I meet, and I’m proud that our little peninsula is grabbing the reigns on our future. It’s not all ice cream, t-shirt shops and trades any longer. There are so many inspired new ideas, motivators and artists, both within and around us!

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This one’s a record-breaker. Kristina and Andrew chose THE most perfect October weekend to get married in the Catskills of New York, and they broke records for the insanely perfect blasts of foliage on any wedding day I’ve been lucky enough to capture! Today is their one-year anniversary! I love thinking about where we were, and how extremely welcoming their friends and family were to us as Alicia Swedenborg and I rolled into the adorable town of Andes, and specifically Tunis Lake!

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Alicia and I have photographed in some incredible places together! She’s from Stockholm and lives in New York City. I’m technically her agent, but she’s also now one of my closest friends! She brought me to Candice & Justin’s wedding in South Africa, and I brought her on a crazy snowstorm adventure to Sandy & Craig’s Woodstock, Vermont wedding. We also enjoyed a little retreat with a few other film-loving pals in Sonoma and San Francisco. Anyway, peak foliage season in the Catskills was right up there with the BEST of our adventures! We stopped along the way to photograph cows and pick apples… it’s what you do.

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Tunis Lake, a hidden gem where Andrew’s family has visited for years. It was the perfect backdrop as the rain cleared and the sun came through in all its glory!

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Sending out lots of love today to Kristina and Andrew! Happy anniversary, and thank you SO very much for including us in your memorable weekend!

Wedding Planner: Jane WilcoxCatering & Dessert: Quarter Moon CafeDJ: JTD ProductionsHair & Makeup: Jackie Schneider BeautyOfficiant: Emily Van LaeysTransportation Co: Rolling VDressmaker: Nicole MillerShoes: J.CrewSuit: Brooks Brothers

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Annie and Matt are two of the sweetest lovebirds I’ve had the pleasure of working with – from photographing their engagement photos in the foliage of Worlds End in Hingham, to standing in the sunshine on their wedding day in Chatham last September. I’ve gotten to know their friends and family, scratched their dog’s ears, and loved every minute of it. It’s such an intense joy to walk into a wedding day with those connections in place, and even sweeter walking away from a wedding day with those connections and friendships forever in tact.

Come join me in celebrating Annie & Matt on their one-year anniversary! It was a spectacular day in Chatham!

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Congratulations Annie & Matt, and Lucky too! I hope you’ve had a beautiful year together!

Venue: Chatham Bars Inn | Wedding Planner: AE EventsFlorist: J. Smith FloralInvitations: Inviting Company | Catering & Dessert: Chatham Bars Inn | Band: FlipsideCello: Miriam Bolkosky | Officiant: James F. David | Hair: Blo Seaport Boston | Dress: VowsShoes: Kate Spade | Suit: Banana Republic

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  • October 2, 2015 - 4:22 pm

    Mel Schneidman - It was a beautiful day and part of that was because of your presence and your beautiful photography! Thanks for the gorgeous pics!!!

Just popping in with a little peek of Lauren & Mike’s wedding day last weekend! These two own Reebok CrossFit Bare Cove in Hingham, MA, and it was such a blast to swing by the “box” for a few photos!

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Happy October!

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