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. I’m a people watching, INFJ who creates passionately or not at all. What that means is that I am fascinated by the world around me, and that includes you!

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 that set my heart on fire, and something you wouldn't be able to find just anywhere else.

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.


My heart is happiest when I’m hanging with laid back couples who know the value of time. How fleeting it is, how precious it is, and want to capture it in all its’ glorious chaos. I love families who aren’t afraid of mess and mud, and women who want to be photographed authentically. I live and breathe connection and emotion, and it’s my passion and my mission to photograph that connection transparently and artistically. I cannot wait to run wild with you!


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