Jessica Wigington

My Story

“The days are long but the years are short.”

 

Though I have since found this quote is attributed to author Gretchen Rubin, it was first told to me by a kind woman while standing in line at a store with my three screaming boys.  How true is this statement!  Those words have stuck with me ever since, and I just can’t believe how much my boys have changed years later.

 

I love to look at our family photos, and like many of my clients, desire to have more of them printed out. Without photos all of the special moments and the changes in my life and children, I feel like part of those memories are lost.  We rely on photos to bring us back to the moments of our crazy and busy lives.  Photographs capture our family moments so we and future generations can cherish them.

My Photography

I started photographing families in 2013.

 

Through many hours of research, professional photography classes and a little bit of trial and error, I have become proficient at family photography. I’ve enjoyed learning to utilize technology and equipment that captures excellent photos for my clients. One aspect of my sessions I love the most — are the unique and fun props we can include! I collect these props and curate them to create fun and funky portraits. In fact, I might call it an addiction.

 

I like to use props to help capture the natural smiles and goofiness of the kids, and to make that unique photo that you and your family will love. We will, of course, do structured poses, but what I really enjoy are the natural, seemingly unplanned shots. I use creative ways to capture the parents and kids so that it doesn’t look posed.

 

I am looking forward to opening my own studio in the future, a dream that keeps tugging at me and continues to drive me forward.

MY LIFE IN PHOTOS

This is my life story… I would love and appreciate the opportunity to help capture your story.

Photos Capture Memories
I love seeing pictures from my childhood. Here, my brother and I pose for a picture taken by my mom. I’m so glad we have family photos like this that capture our age and that we can cherish memories like these!
Remembering My Mother
This picture is of my mom when she was battling cancer, it is still a hard picture to look at, but it reminds me of her, and how hard she worked to survive. My mom was so positive, and this might not have captured a “happy” moment, but a time in my life that defines who I am today.
Looking into the Past
I found this photo at a family member’s house — this is my great grandmother! It is amazing to me how we look alike and have similar interests, across an entire generation. Someday, maybe our great-grand kids will be thinking the same thing about us!
Priceless Moments
This photo from my high school graduation includes three generations: myself, my mother and grandmother. After my  mother and grandmother passed away, this photo became even more cherished; what a blessing to have pictures of all three generations together!
Picture ``Perfect``
You know, not every photo has to have the “perfect” lighting, styling and smiles. Sometimes a great picture just happens with your best friend, and then you get to walk back into that memory and smile again at childhood friends and all the crazy memories that accompany them.
Candid Happiness
Just like this picture of my mom and grandmother! I love that I have some silly photos of them, just being themselves. I really enjoy our posed family photos, but sometimes its even more fun to look back on the “imperfect” moments that are so joyful and genuine.
Simple and Beautiful
This photo of my dad and I.. I just love it! Do you ever feel like life gets overwhelming and complicated, but then sometimes a picture reminds us to slow down and remember the good times? That’s what photos from my childhood do for me, and that’s something I want for your family, too!
Classic and Cherished
Of course, among all the candids, I really do love professional photography. This photo from our wedding really captures who I am today: happily married, now with three crazy boys, whom I love and keep me very busy.