A few years ago I remember looking through social media and wondering why my photos weren't turning out the way so many others were, regardless of whether I took them with my smartphone or my expensive camera.
I didn’t have the funds to buy the most expensive gear or hire a professional every time I wanted photos of my family. The day-to-day, in-between moments are so precious - I didn’t want to miss any of them - so I took matters into my own hands.
I started learning everything I could about taking a good picture. I spent years teaching myself and seeking out as much information as I could. I didn’t do it to grow a huge photography business or become the next big local photographer. I did it because I wanted to take pictures of my babies.
I've realized that like me, most moms want to document their family's story - they just don't know where to start or how to use their camera/smartphone to take images they're proud of.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A PROFESSIONAL TO TAKE BEAUTIFUL, STORY-TELLING PHOTOS. THE PORTRAITS OF US COURSE WILL SHOW YOU HOW.
WHAT OTHER STUDENTS ARE SAYING
“So I bought the big expensive camera and had the latest and greatest smartphone but the photos I was taking of my kids were still not coming out the way I wanted. I'm so grateful that each lesson covered struggle after struggle in a way I would understand. There is so much valuable information in this course, it is worth hundreds more than Jessie is charging. I cherish every photo of my kids now because I realize the years are flying by. My only regret is that I didn't find this earlier.”
— Krissy E.
I cannot recommend Jessie’s Portraits of Us course enough! After taking her course, it feels like I’ve unlocked a whole new level. The Portraits of Us course has been immensely beneficial and I’ve learned so much. The course is definitely worth the money - it costs less than a mini-photography session and I’ll be able to take our own pictures this year.
— Tracy N.
I've always had an interest in photography, but to be honest never had the time or finances to put into super long detailed classes and expensive equipment. Taking Portraits of Us has been a literal game changer! I'm a working mom, so I honestly don't have hours upon hours to delve into intricate photo classes and Jessie's course isn't that at all. It is so well tailored to moms like myself and has some of the best tips I've ever come across for shooting and editing photos of our family. Jessie covers it all in such a simple and easy to understand way. I cannot say enough great things about how amazing the course is and how much of a difference it’s made in my photos!
— Brittany I.
I started the Portraits of Us course and I'm blown away by the amount of things you touch on...it's literally everything I've been wanting to learn about my DSLR, editing, and using my iPhone camera to the fullest!! Thank you so much for taking the time to put this course together and making it SO affordable!
— Nicole P.
Hello, I’m Jessie!
I am a wife + mama and self-taught photographer. Im passionate about empowering fellow moms to to see how incredible their everyday is and to take beautiful pictures of their kids (regardless of their camera equipment – I’m lookin’ at you, iPhone moms). I teach moms how to apply the same techniques I use as a professional photographer to their own personal photography.
On April 30th, 2017, I took my first picture of my newborn rainbow baby.
My eyes filled with tears and I had this overwhelming feeling that every picture I had ever taken was in preparation for this – for him. He is what this creative part of my heart was made for.
I want this for you, mama. My heart is for you to have beautiful images of your babies to look back on so you can step into those moments over and over again & someday show your kids the story of their childhood.