My name is Jessica, the creative brain behind Mae-Ann Photography.
First why name it Mae Ann if my name is Jessica. It’s after the two most beautiful and genuine souls I know, my daughters Gracie (Mae) and Lux (Ann) born 14 years apart (Crazy I Know). I have always had great passion for creating prop set ups, capturing my childrens quiet special moments, and their ever so sweet giggle and smile every waking moment of their lives. When Gracie was born in 2002 I would take her month picture every month (before it was popular) with a new theme, I couldn’t get the image quality I wanted from my camera so I hauled my stuff up to the locals Sears Photo every month and got the shot I wanted.
At that time starting a photography business was not in the cards for me, my son was born in 2003 and by 2008 I became a Dental Hygienist and I loved it. Life took many twists and turns and in 2012 I married my soul mate had another son who was born before I knew him, and in 2014 welcomed our son together and in 2016 our little Lux (Ann) Holy Moly 5 kids!! Yup and I love every minute of it, the office schedule doesn’t fit for a large family so my husband and I decided I would take on Domestic Engineering full time, it didn’t last but a week and the photography bug was itching in full force.
I truly believe timing is everything, and when your passion lines up with God’s will for your life amazing things happen, and that’s how this venture took off, a friend seen some pics I took and asked me to take her family pictures. I started taking friends family pics, then some one on one training to make sure my techniques were on point, lots of online classes to keep sharp , all while family after family kept calling, maternity pics, then in-home newborn pics, first birthday pics with smash cake, Christmas photos, boudoir pics (with customized books) , and business marketing pics for a local hair salon, all on word of mouth, so after all this and lots of happy clients, we decided to take it to the next level and here we ….I can safely say a successful business…..Huge shout out Thank You to My Hubby for supporting my talents, dreams, and hopes for the future of this endeavor every step of the way!!
When your passion lines up with God’s will for your life amazing things happen, and that’s how this venture took off, a friend seen some pics I took and asked me to take her family pictures. I started taking friends family pics, then someone on one training to make sure my techniques were on point, lots of online classes to keep sharp.