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Featured Client Review ~ Somer ~ East Bethel, MN

Photography is a fast paced profession, and I strive to keep up with the world around us, always. The best way for me to keep up with the demands of modern technology is to get feedback from my clients. Every once in a while I’ll post a review from a client, to give my blog-readers another point of view. I can talk about myself and what I saw all I want, but for some people, they want to know what others think, so this is my Featured Client Review!

Somer writes:

“Since this is my first baby I had no idea what to expect for a newborn shooting. To say the least, it was super cool to see how Jessica works her magic. She comes in with backdrops, pillows, wraps, headbands, a bunch of other stuff for the session and the fun begins. She’s so good at picking out what looks good and everything was so cute!!! My daughter Georgia had some pretty extreme poop accidents during the shoot that she’ll definitely be reminded of when shes older… We were all laughing so hard and Jessica had the best attitude about it. Even though I had just met Jessica that day I felt so comfortable with her handling my brand new baby… I could just leave the room and let her do her thing. It was an awesome experience and I would recommend her to anyone.”

~ Somer

Behind the Scenes, Wedding Style ~ Red Wing, MN

I was adding finishing touches to this gorgeous wedding session that I shot in March at the St.James Hotel in Red Wing, MN and found this gem. The moment I saw it I giggled to myself because it brought me right back to that day, to that moment I clicked the button on my camera. I smiled as I thought back…

I was trying to figure out how in the world do I fix that curtain way up there. Stand on a chair? No… its not high enough. Stand on a table? No….. its still not high enough. So the monkey in me was like, “should I jump up there? But what if I fall and break a wrist? I won’t be able to shoot this wedding then!” Normally, I don’t get scared to do stuff like that but do you see how small that ledge is?!

All of a sudden, one of her bridesmaids says “watch out, I got this!” She then proceeds to kick off her slippers and shimmies her way up there like a pro! Seriously, I love moments like this! One, I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this shot of her in mid motion going to fix the curtain. She did it with such elegance and grace (two things I wouldn’t have had jumping). And Two. We got the perfect dress shot with out me having to Photoshop the curtains. Win win for everyone!

I just had to share that little fun tid-bit of a behind the scene at this fabulous wedding!

Congratulations again to Chris and Katie!

Take a look at my Wedding Gallery for more amazing photos from their special day!