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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.
~Jess

Testimonial – Loni England Dau

Jessica at Mae Ann Photography is an amazing photographer!! We have done several shoots with her: Valentine’s Day minis, a glitter session, photos with my wedding dress all for my daughter as well as family photos and branding photos for my small business.Every time she has been so professional, but …

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Testimonial – Kathy Ringwelski

Our family of five went for spring photos, and to capture some “3” pictures for our daughter who just had her birthday. We had a wonderful session, and I truly appreciate the memories made! We will definitely be back for more sessions. The backdrop, accessories, props were all amazing! Thank …

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Testimonial – Roseline Emadamerho

I’ve worked with Jess (Mae~Ann Photography) on a couple of shoots to capture my little ones and i’ve been nothing but pleased with her work. She is very accommodating, professional, easy going, timely and patient. The first shoot with my son was a little challenging because he was not interested…lol, …

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Testimonial – Kristy Jenkins

We have used this company twice for our kids pictures and have not been disappointed. She was always super paitent and great with both my young kids. The pictures turned out amazing and I would 100 percent recommend her in the future.

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Testimonial – Jessica

Jess has always done an amazing job with our photos, starting back with a maternity shoot 3 years ago, followed by newborn photos, monthly pictures for the first year, and now family photos! She has great vision for doing outdoor shoots, but all the backdrops and themes you could want …

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Testimonial – Shakira W

Jess, was super accommodating to my needs and very professional. She is an amazing person to work with and she did an excellent job with turning around my photos quickly. I recommend her. Thank you so much.

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Timing is

Everything

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.