Hey there, I'm Jess! Here's the first thing you need to know about me....I'm a bit of a nerd, but in all the best ways. I love books, nature documentaries, and 16th century English History. What that means is that I am fascinated by the world around me, and that includes you! I want the time we spend together to be about telling your story, and I can assure you, it's one that I want to get to know.

What is Valor & Vine?

Valor & Vine is the culmination of years of hard work building my photography business from the ground up. When I first picked up a camera, I had no idea what I wanted out of my photography. I thought I'd be happy snapping pictures of smiling faces posed perfectly in front of my lens. What I soon discovered is that my heart wanted so much MORE out of the images I provided. I wanted to make something truly beautiful and unique, something you wouldn't be able to find just anywhere else. I wanted you to feel something when you looked back at your prints and albums and be transported back to your husband's arms, or feel your children's hand in yours. Valor & Vine is a commitment to a little something more...

Valor in itself is a promise to be courageous in the pursuit of my dreams, come what may. Vine is representative of my faith, without which I could not be here doing what I am. Valor & Vine is courage & faith personified, the product of countless hours spent becoming me, in order to capture you.


Having 4 (totally angelic) kiddos of my own, I know how crazy life can get. I know what chaos looks like. I can't be scared off by husbands who aren't feeling it or toddlers who won't cooperate. Trust me when I say, I got this. Give me a little bit of your time and we'll create something magical together, I promise. It is my hope that in photographing you, I'll get to do more than take your picture. I'll get to know who you are, and show you what I see. I can tell you this, it's going to be beautiful.