Just Keep Growing
"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing" - Helen Keller
HAAAY you made it!
My name is Jess ( short & sweet, like me ;) ). I think its pretty dang cool that you’re here and exploring everything I’ve got to give.
So you want to get to know a little bit about me? Well, I’ll be the first to admit that I am the absolute worst at talking about myself. It’s just not something I often do! I am all about first impressions and showing you the real me, so from the moment we meet, whether it be through e-mail, DM, or in person, you’re going to get allllllll of me. Jess Diaz, in the flesh.
All of my 25 years on this planet has been lived in the midwest, but I am far from a city gal. I would choose a tiny house in the mountains over high rise apartment any day. There is a massive place in my heart for the beauty of nature and it all stems from my obsession with flowers and animals. I’M ACTUALLY HIGHLY SENSITIVE WHEN IT COMES TO ANIMALS I JUST WANT TO LOVE THEM ALL.
I looooove chipotle, hot chocolate, and Star Wars. And you know I’m a happy lady when I experience all three of those in the same day. We can throw my love for the Chicago Blackhawks in there too, because that is MY TEAM. Born and freaking raised y'a'll!
Music has always been a big part of my life. In fact, I was labled ‘that girl who always wears band t-shirts’ in high school. I also constantly had a camera in my hand and so, BOOM I combined my passion for music and photography, and began photographing concerts at local venues. It was such an amazing 4 year run; I had the opportunity to photograph artists like Nick Jonas, Simple Plan, The 1975, Underoath, as well as covering the Vans Warped Tour on a few select dates over the years. Opportunities for travel, to meet so many incredible people all came about and I will never, ever take those experiences for granted.
Now here we are today. I have recently transitioned from music photography to the photography of looOOOoove. But in all seriousness, I have grown such a strong passion for weddings, couples & elopement photography that there is no way I could imagine myself doing anything else. You may have read through all of this and decided that I’m not the photographer for you, and that is perfectly okay! I am for those who enjoy natural, raw, in between moments and who aren’t afraid to get a little dirty! If you prefer mood over traditional, then please do not hesitate to reach out! I care about YOU. I am here for YOU. I will be crying WITH you during your vows. That is one thing I absolute adore about love; if it’s in the air, everyone will feel it.
Honestly, I’m all about the ‘F’ word - which is FUN. Had you going there for a second huh? I want you to have a great time and feel comfortable with me. The more real we can be, the better content we can create together. That’s just something I truly believe in. You are not just a client, you are not just one of my couples or one of my brides, and I will not see you as a business parter. I will go hard for you. I will be open, vulnerable and upfront with you. I will view you as a friend, and we are out here venturing TOGETHER to create some photo magic, dangit! Let’s dive in, let’s get real and enjoy each and every moment.
Photo by: Amelia Charleen