Behind the Lens…

This blog is to give you an insight into how I create my photo sessions, my personality and how it fits into what I do, how I do it and why. Also, what it takes to make it magical, help your vision come to life. A behind-the-scenes look at how I pull it all together, why photography costs so much money sometimes, and how much energy it takes to create unique one-of-a-kind set ups. This will also help give an idea of who I am behind the scenes: a mother, a US Navy mom, wife, photographer, Small business Owner, dental hygienist, coffee lover, domestic engineer cat/dog mom, friend, and the most important a daughter of a king. I am progress, not perfection.  I will show how Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned, and how I make it all work. Insight into a very creative part of me that doesn’t know what to do with herself most of the time. You will see all my craziness, family, kids, animals, clients, all my behind the scenes and finished products, shopping for props, and tips/tricks of how I create my props/sessions.

I hope you enjoy what you see, read and watch.

My Inspiration

For my first ever blog… I wanted to introduce you to the people behind the person, these two amazing souls are my grandparents. They have been married for 64 years, at what have should have been the highlight of their golden retirement years, they very unselfishly gave up to raise ...
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Testimonial – Samantha Newsom

Jessica managed to squeeze us in within a week for a NB session when this mama forgot to book one! She did an amazing job. Very patient and kind with our fussy newborn and the photos turned out AMAZING! Very creative and a lot of prop options to choose from. ...
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Testimonial – Alexis Theeck

I will never have another photographer again! I love every single picture that I get from Mae Ann photography! She is so good with my littles and is always up for trying something new, fun and exciting! You will not be disappointed if you book any shoot with her!!
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Testimonial – Katie Tannery

I’ve come to know Jess through dental in Ann Arbor. A genuine soul who loves to smile and loves seeing others smile. You can tell she loves what she does. She’ll make you comfortable even when you and your family don’t do photos!I look forward to booking a few more ...
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Testimonial – Jenna Boyce

AMAZING WORK. She is so sweet and patient with my one year old. Her set ups are so unique and adorable. I LOVE the hot cocoa and Christmas pictures she did for our daughter and family. The Easter shoot we just did was amazing with the real bunny rabbit. Great ...
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Testimonial – Tara Woloszyk

Jess, the owner & photographer, has taken my kids’ daycare, Christmas, & milestone pictures. She is great with my 2 year old son. He instantly felt at ease with her and was able to smile & be himself. He use to cry every time we went to our old photographer. ...
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Timing is


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.