Meet Jessica Billings
PHOTOGRAPHER. ADVENTURER. YOUR ELOPEMENT DAY HYPE GIRL.
SO ABOUT THAT WHOLE JUMPING OUT OF A PLANE THING…
They say every journey begins with a single step. Well, mine began with a 6,000-foot leap.
As a child, I was the good kid. The rule follower. The cautious, firmly-grounded keeper to my comfort zone. I always felt there might be something more for me outside the lines I’d drawn around myself, but I wasn’t about to go messing with a good thing! It wasn’t until a friend asked me to go skydiving (something I’d never do in a bazillion years!) that I wondered seriously for the first time if there might be another way to live. Although I gave an emphatic “hell no!” to that idea at first, I felt a tug inside me pulling me toward that leap. So, I told her, “yes.”
Oh. My. Gosh! Honestly, I still can’t believe I did it. And while taking that leap was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, it taught me that I could not only face my fears, I can conquer them. Atticus probably said it best when he wrote: “She was afraid of heights, but she was much more afraid of never flying.” And that day, I decided to live a life that chose flight over fear. When it came time to launch my photography business officially, book my plane ticket for my first destination elopement, or even *gulp* take my business full time in the middle of a global freaking pandemic, I knew I had what it took to face those challenges head-on.
Today, I help couples like you take their own 6,000-foot leap. Not from a plane (unless you want to!), but from what’s expected to what could be. With a style that’s adventurous-yet-cozy, sweeping-yet-intimate, I turn one-of-a-kind love stories into art. And with an experience that’s all about effortlessly turning your unique vision into a reality, I hope to leave you feeling understood, valued, and inspired every step of the way. My husband calls me the Leslie Knope of adventure photography (he’s such a Ron Swanson…opposites attract, right!?), and I kinda love everything that title implies. I’m wildly passionate about what I do, and I’ll never rest until I give the people I serve 110%. It may shock you to hear that I play a much more significant role in the planning and celebration than just camera-clicking, so don’t forget to explore the experience I offer while you’re here!
When I’m not out exploring the wilderness with genuine, down-to-earth couples like you, I’m probably heading out on a hike with some friends, cozying up with my husband for a night of pizza and The Great British Bake Off (or some seriously heated Mario Kart battles!), or walking our dogs Scout and Oliver. And yep, you’ll still catch me on occasion trying something new and totally outside my comfort zone just to keep things spicy! So, if you have any fun challenges or hobbies you think I should try, definitely tell me all about them during our consultation.
Speaking of that consultation, let’s get yours booked! I’d love to trade travel stories and Parks and Rec quotes while we craft the perfect photography collection for your day. Ready to make some magic? Let’s go!
“JESSICA IS THE MOST KIND-HEARTED, DOWN TO EARTH, QUIRKY, LOVING, HARD WORKING PHOTOGRAPHER I’VE EVER WORKED WITH.”
Ready to take the leap?
Whether you’re counting down the milliseconds until “I do” or just looking to update the photos on your walls, let’s get your session or celebration in the books! Simply fill out the short inquiry form below, and I’ll be in touch in 48 hours or less to keep the conversation going. I’ll even send you a quick text once I’ve received your inquiry to reassure you that it didn’t get gobbled up by the monster that lives in my Junk mailbox! I can’t wait to learn your love story and hear your unique ideas for your photos. Let’s bring your vision to life!
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