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the real stuff

documenting

bold - authentic - unscripted storytelling

seattle wedding photographer

bold - authentic - unscripted storytelling

bold - authentic - unscripted storytelling

bold - authentic - unscripted storytelling

the real stuff

documenting

bold - authentic - unscripted storytelling 

seattle wedding photographer

Did you just breathe a sigh of relief? Yea..me too. What if I gave you permission to simply be present on your wedding day. What if I told you that all you gotta do is focus on each other, your people, and the party, and leave the rest to me. That when it boils down to it, real un-staged moments result in timeless photos - images you can feel, images that transport you back, images that don't just remind you of all the stuff you remember, but also, all the little micro-moments you missed. 

no forced smiles or staged scenes—just the honest story of how your dearest loved ones gathered to celebrate with you.

this is the real stuff

Grandpa bustin' a move, the flower girl catching raindrops on her tongue, parents wiping away tears, and quick gazes shared across the room, the way candlelight warms the table and so much love warms the room. 

Less posing. more of the 

Are you worried that your wedding might accidentally turn into a big production - where you spend hours taking photos instead of partying with your people? 

Truth is, that really happens, a lot. If you simply hire a traditional wedding photographer and follow the traditional wedding script, odds are good you’ll spend 4+ hours of your wedding day being directed for photos.

But what if I told you it didn’t have to be that way? That actually, there are no rules. There is no script, and you get to decide how you spend your wedding day (while still getting incredible pictures that tell the honest story of the day you married your best friend). Did you just breathe a sigh of relief, again?

REAL STUFF

you party

and leave the pictures to me

this is the real stuff

I'm after your real story. Perfect poses and curated scenes don't tell real stories, and so I don't do that. Instead I come into your day with the lens of a historian. I come wide-eyed, and curious. I come searching for what's real. Of course I document the big planned moments. But more importantly, I document everything in between. My goal is simple - through bold and artful imagery, tell your true story.

consider me your own personal historian. 

I'M JESS

hey there,

I'm a Seattle wedding & elopement photographer for couples who keep it real, who make their own traditions, who value the little things (that are actually the big things) and real moments over photo ops. For me, that's the stuff that matters. If it's the stuff that matters to you, then heyyyy - let's be friends!

Oh, and I'm a floral preservation artist too. I know, intriguing combo... But actually, it makes a lot a sense and it's a pretty fun story.

- Marisa and Jacob

"Jess is absolutely AMAZING! She embodies everything you'd want in a photographer – punctual, talented, fun, and incredibly cool. From our first meeting over drinks to the Muir Woods photoshoot, Jess made us feel at ease. She captured our love effortlessly, and the photos exceeded our expectations. When we got married last October, Jess played a pivotal role, ensuring the day flowed smoothly, offering advice, and capturing countless beautiful moments. Her talent extends beyond photography – she even crafted beautiful jewelry from my bouquet. Jess is not just a photographer; she's a genuinely kind and thoughtful person. We can't recommend her enough!"

talented. fun. incredible cool

- Valerie and Adam

Jess made my elopement truly special, and the photos speak volumes! The overwhelming process of choosing a photographer and planning my day became stress-free when I discovered Bloom & Wander Co. Jess' expertise in finding the perfect location, meticulous attention to details, and flawless timeline planning turned my dreams into reality. From our initial consultation, a strong connection and trust was established. Jess' dedication is evident in her efforts to understand my preferences, accommodate special requests, and ensure every aspect is perfect. Her creativity knows no bounds – from risking her cute sweater for unique shots to adjusting ceremony timing for optimal lighting. The photos exceeded my expectations, capturing the love and happiness of the day. If you want a photographer genuinely passionate about your special day, producing beautiful and creative photos, Bloom & Wander Co. is a must-book! No regrets, guaranteed!

beautiful photos, exploding with creativity

- Jess and Mitch

I can not speak highly enough of Jess. She was AMAZING every step of the way, from planning to the wedding day. Her communication and willingness to help with pretty much everything made planning our wedding (in a state we had never even been before) so much easier. The day of the wedding she was amazing to work with. She completely put us at ease and really let us enjoy our day while capturing every important detail so beautifully. I have received so many complements on our photos since I received them. I never write reviews, but Jess is amazing and she deserves any recognition I can offer! 1000% book your photos with her.

I never write reviews. Jess is that amazing

- Whitney & Josh

Jess is an absolute dream to work with! My wedding photos are BEYOND perfect and I could not have dreamed of a more beautiful album to cherish forever. She was very communicative in the months leading up to my wedding and was so helpful from the moment I entered my venue. Jessica and her partner truly helped make my whole wedding day feel so seamless and stress free and I will be forever grateful that I found Bloom and Wander Photo Co.

jess was a dream to work with

- Julie & Noah

Jess was amazing to work with, easygoing, and prepared. She made our photo session seem more like a date designed to remind us of all the things we love about each other. The photos were beautiful and looked like images from a fairytale. I would recommend her to anyone who not only wants gorgeous photos, but a fun experience as well.

like a date designed for us

30+              reviews on google

kind words

- Marisa and Jacob

"Jess is absolutely AMAZING! She embodies everything you'd want in a photographer – punctual, talented, fun, and incredibly cool. From our first meeting over drinks to the Muir Woods photoshoot, Jess made us feel at ease. She captured our love effortlessly, and the photos exceeded our expectations. When we got married last October, Jess played a pivotal role, ensuring the day flowed smoothly, offering advice, and capturing countless beautiful moments. Her talent extends beyond photography – she even crafted beautiful jewelry from my bouquet. Jess is not just a photographer; she's a genuinely kind and thoughtful person. We can't recommend her enough!"

talented. fun. incredible cool

- Valerie and Adam

Jess from made my elopement truly special, and the photos speak volumes! The overwhelming process of choosing a photographer and planning my day became stress-free when I discovered Bloom & Wander Co. Jess' expertise in finding the perfect location, meticulous attention to details, and flawless timeline planning turned my dreams into reality. From our initial consultation, a strong connection and trust was established. Jess' dedication is evident in her efforts to understand my preferences, accommodate special requests, and ensure every aspect is perfect. Her creativity knows no bounds – from risking her cute sweater for unique shots to adjusting ceremony timing for optimal lighting. The photos exceeded my expectations, capturing the love and happiness of the day. If you want a photographer genuinely passionate about your special day, producing beautiful and creative photos, Bloom & Wander Co. is a must-book! No regrets, guaranteed!

beautiful photos, exploding with creativity

- Jess and Mitch

I can not speak highly enough of Jess. She was AMAZING every step of the way, from planning to the wedding day. Her communication and willingness to help with pretty much everything made planning our wedding (in a state we had never even been before) so much easier. The day of the wedding she was amazing to work with. She completely put us at ease and really let us enjoy our day while capturing every important detail so beautifully. I have received so many complements on our photos since I received them. I never write reviews, but Jess is amazing and she deserves any recognition I can offer! 1000% book your photos with her.

I never write reviews. Jess is that amazing

- Whitney & Josh

Jess is an absolute dream to work with! My wedding photos are BEYOND perfect and I could not have dreamed of a more beautiful album to cherish forever. She was very communicative in the months leading up to my wedding and was so helpful from the moment I entered my venue. Jessica and her partner truly helped make my whole wedding day feel so seamless and stress free and I will be forever grateful that I found Bloom and Wander Photo Co.

jess was a dream to work with

- Julie & Noah

Jess was amazing to work with, easygoing, and prepared. She made our photo session seem more like a date designed to remind us of all the things we love about each other. The photos were beautiful and looked like images from a fairytale. I would recommend her to anyone who not only wants gorgeous photos, but a fun experience as well.

like a date designed for us

30+              reviews on google

kind words

let's tell your story