Jess is absolutely incredible! She goes above and beyond to make our family feel special and capture every precious moment. She always takes the extra mile and you can see her shine through the camera while seeing her do what she loves. She has taken our family photos for years along with special life moments life pregnancy announcements, first birthday cake smashes, and family photos to capture our family growing through out the years. It is a true blessing if you get the chance to work with her.
Jess was so awesome to work with! Very easy to communicate with and incredibly flexible. It rained the morning of our shoot and she was totally open to rescheduling if we wanted but we decided we’d play it by ear and she was overwhelmingly positive about everything – she even arrived early! We did a family shoot at a beach and I wanted to be sure our dog was included and she was able to work with us to get him in a couple of shots. Jess was so great during our session – she even had the cutest dinosaur for her camera to grab our baby girl’s attention! She knows the location well and brought a blanket that complimented us. I’ve had photographers turn around photos in 8 weeks and she did hers faster than that which was so great because I can now enjoy my photos sooner. They all came out beautiful. Hoping to schedule another session with Jess soon for headshots since her portfolio is awesome.
I can’t say enough great things about Jess and the photos she took for my family. From the start she communicated throughly with me and really helped me prepare for the shoot. She has so much information available about each location she offers, outfit ideas, and photo shoot tips. During the shoot she was extremely friendly, professional, and overall had such a calming nature it really helped us to feel comfortable and relaxed. One of the things that stood out to me the most was how well she did working with my son, (who was a year & a half at the time) as a parent it can be really nerve wracking to try to get a toddler to cooperate for photos and thanks to Jess we got great shots of him with each of us. I am beyond thankful for Jess and her patience working with such a large group. After the session, we did not wait long at all to receive our photos especially for how many she sent us. Overall I would (and have) highly recommend her to anyone looking for beautiful photos.
We booked Jess for our maternity and newborn shoot and could not be happier with our decision! She was super responsive from the start and assisted with location idea, outfit vision etc. She arrived early to the shoot location which was so helpful because the tide was too high and was quick to make an easy/quick recommendation for a different beach. During the shoot, my husband and I felt so comfortable with her- she was so fun playing music and giving us direction with how to pose, move etc. Pics were delivered and she gave us SO many beautifully edited photos! It was overwhelming in the best way and we couldn’t be happier with them. We absolutely loved working with her and cannot wait for our in home newborn shoot! Definitely plan to book her in the future for family shoots as well!
Jess is absolutely AMAZING!! Talk about carrying our your vision. My husband and I were blown away with how perfectly Jess captured exactly what we imagined for our maternity shoot. She is an instant friend and makes you feel so comfortable. I’ve done quite a bit of shoots over the last 2 years and she is by far the most personable photographer I’ve had. She also got our photos back to us SO FAST! We will be using her for any and all photos from here on out and can’t wait for her to continue capturing our little family as it grows. I give my highest recommendation to Jess. We just love her!
I would recommend Jess Philips to anyone and everyone! She has shot everything from our holiday cards, engagement shoot, our baby’s birthdays, and time and time again I couldn’t be more thrilled with the photos!!! She does it so naturally and effortlessly that you feel no pressure…she just captures amazing shots every time! We do not typically feel comfortable in front of a camera, but she puts you at ease and becomes your friend in the process. She helps if she can feel you struggling and always makes sure everything is on point! She is my go to photographer, and plan to use her for years to come. Thanks Jess:)
A professional newborn shoot wasn’t something I had even considered until I came across Jess’ work. Once I realized her ability to capture life in a way that transforms you back to the feeling of a moment in a single shot, however, I knew I needed her to help us commemorate the first moments with our baby girl. Jess is a true artist. She has an eye for detail, but the kind that matters. Rather than being overly concerned with finding the perfect pose or flawless set up, she makes time to understand and capture the atmosphere, the vibe – those aspects of everyday life that have meaning, that define a family. Her perspective allows Jess to tell a story in a single photo. To make things even better, her easy-going, down-to-earth personality make for an incredibly pleasant experience, start to finish. Nothing feels forced, uncomfortable or contrived. Instead, it’s like having an old friend come over for a visit. It just so happened Jess had a camera and took some of the most amazing pictures EVER (I might be biased so I added a few for you to make up your own opinion). And we couldn’t be more pleased and grateful!
Jess is professional, yet relatable, quick to respond, and offers valuable and helpful guidance on outfits, how to prepare the baby, and what to expect, making everything easy as can be. If you’re looking to have some special life moments tastefully captured for eternity, your search is over. You’ve found your girl!
TLDR – Hire her now!
Jess gets it. She’s one of those photographers who instantly feels like a friend. She knows how to get the shot without making it feel contrived / posed and has a knack for making her clients feel comfortable in front of the camera. After having our first child, I was searching on google for a newborn lifestyle photographer but kept coming up empty handed as each page I stumbled upon just didn’t capture what I was looking for. These are precious moments and I knew how important it was to capture them. It didn’t take long after finding Jess’ page that I knew I had landed on the one. She was extremely quick to get back to me and provided so many great tips on outfit choices, styling tips, and more. Her communication is on point and the girls got major talent. Her work speaks for itself, so I dropped some photos below. I can’t recommend her enough.
Absolutely the best!! I feel so lucky to have found Jess to photograph my family of 3 and soon to be 4. Every time we have done a shoot she has been so creative, unique, patient and really caught the personality of each of us. I am so happy to have the memories saved and excited that she will be here to photograph our future. I thoroughly recommend her to everyone!
Jess is the absolute BEST photographer in OC. I recently graduated from high school and she took my senior pictures. I already knew what location I wanted to use, and she went above and beyond to get me in at the perfect time with the most perfect lighting, she took so many pics and they all turned out AMAZING. She even took a couple of family pictures for us. She got a whole bunch of the pictures edited and sent them to us the next day (all in a Dropbox file, so you don’t have to buy the individual pictures) so that I could send out my graduation announcements in a timely manner. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about my experience with Jess as she made me feel comfortable the entire time. If you have any need for a professional photographer, USE JESS!!! I promise it’s the best decision you’ll make!!
Jess thank you for being the best! You’re work is amazing and you take your time to make sure we felt at ease ; which is hard especially having twins ! She took her time to capture beautiful photos that I cherish everyday. Thank you for allowing us to be ourselves and getting the best photos of my little ones ! I definitely recommend hiring her for family photos or any special event in your life !
Look no further! Jess Phillips is the photographer you want! Her photos are beautiful, so the shoot will definitely be worth the money. Jess makes sure to take plenty of photos, edits them beautifully, and gives them to you in a timely manner. We have used her skills for holiday photos, baby gender reveal, maternity, and we hired her to photograph my son’s birth. She will also be taking photos at my son’s first birthday. Jess Phillips does it all! She is so comfortable to be around, will suggest poses, let’s you pick the scenery, and her personality makes the sessions go so smoothly. Book her! You won’t regret it!
We love Jess! She has been photographing our family for about 5 years now and has been there every step of the way. She is responsive, easy to work with and provides us with the most beautiful pictures. I have two young boys who don’t like to sit still, yet Jess always gets gorgeous shots that shows the beautiful side of their personalities. We love her classic yet modern style. Highly recommended.
Amazing!!!! She captured the love in my maternity shoot with my hubby and son. Absolutely adored her energy and these photos that I have for a lifetime. Thank you Jess!!!