kind words from my people
Jess certainly is a gifted woman; from start to finish she is prepared and has thought of all details. Her excitement is contagious and her passion for her work is clear in the end product. Our engagement session was hit with a number of hiccups and Jess was able to accommodate us despite it all. When I was nervous we wouldn't have an interesting place to shoot for fear of construction at Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend in AZ, she was confident there would be plenty of beautiful opportunities, and she was right. Jess has an incredible eye for not only the subject but also for the landscape around us, the lighting and mood of her photography is second to none; it's what drew me to choose her but I was nervous our pictures wouldn't have that same awe-factor I saw in her gallery. After a quick turn around, my fiance and I are absolutely blown away by the photos Jess capture; the awe-factor is there and we're obsessed. I was nervous to take photos because I don't feel comfortable in my own body right now and I wasn't sure my fiance would get into the shoot; however, Jess gave such clear directions and has a fun and sweet personality that we both were able to get in the mood and just have fun with each other and that joy was absolutely reflected in the photos. I don't look at the thing that makes me feel insecure; I only see the love and joy and that is something I will forever be grateful for.
ERIN + MIKE
"As a photographer, I had been needing a shoot of just myself. This terrified me! Trying not to be a hypocrite I pushed myself to find someone who would help me through putting myself "out there." I met Jess at an event where everyone was raving about her ability to talk women through posing in natural and feminine ways. Throughout my shoot with her I felt she HAD. MY. BACK. I trusted her, she led me, I learned, and I loved my images! As well, I am now blessed to call her friend. This woman is gifted."
Lucy + Ryan
"Jess has a gift. She took pictures of my fiance and I in California, and the entire experience was one that we will hold in our hearts for years to come. From the moment we started she knew how to make us feel comfortable in front of the camera- we never once felt like we were sitting for photos, we were just being ourselves and having the best time! She captured our love for each other through her lens in such a pure and beautiful way - we could not have been happier with the end result! Her photos are amazing. As a woman, Jess made me feel incredibly sexy and empowered during our shoot. Her energy and passion for what she does is contagious, and I couldn't stop smiling for days following. She is taking our wedding photos this September, and we are SO excited to work with her again!"
"Thank you for taking my senior pictures! You truly have a talent of capturing the best in people, no matter who they are. It isn't difficult to give a genuine smile when I'm working with someone who has such a bright and creative personality as you, and I wish you the best!"
Elisabeth + Danielle
"Having Jess take our photos was a no brainer! It never even crossed our minds to look at any other photographer when we got engaged. We had a unique request in that we wanted our photos done in our home so that we could comfortably incorporate our three dogs into the photos. She not only obliged, but was excited at the opportunity to do something unique! Jess made us feel extremely comfortable throughout the entire shoot, and managed to capture not only our personalities but the personalities of our dogs as well. We are so happy with how our photos turned out and would recommend Jess in a heartbeat to any couple!"
"Being photographed by Jess is an experience I will always hold close to my heart. While most people's favorite part of a photo shoot is when they receive their pictures, mine was the shoot itself. I had so much fun, and I can't forget to mention that Jess makes you feel like a supermodel.
Naturally, the thought of getting my pictures done made me incredibly nervous. But once I got with Jess, I felt a weight lift off my shoulders. It was so easy to be myself during the shoot. While Jess was taking pictures, she would walk me through poses and say compliments that made me feel so confident. It is easy to say that I have never felt more beautiful than I did at that moment. I am incredibly thankful I had the opportunity to get my pictures taken by Jess."
Jenna + Tyler
“We used Jess for our wedding in May 2016 and not only were her pictures amazing but she’s so great at making everyone feel comfortable (and look good) in front of the camera! She gives quality service not only on the day of, but the days leading up to the wedding. She’s willing to think out of the box to get the best photos and I would recommend her again and again.”
"Jess knows how to make you feel like you're the only person in the world while she takes your photos. It is awkward getting your photos taken when you don't know how to pose, smile, act, etc. She will direct you and make you laugh as thought you're effortlessly America's Next Top Model. Her personality is so easy to feel comfortable around, and I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. Her pictures are flawless and she captures everything you imagine during your photoshoot and more!"
Chloe + Taylor
"Jess is amazing! She has a consultation weeks before the weddings to make sure she writes down everything you want captured, very organized, and super amazing at photos!"
"Jess is one who makes you feel comfortable and beautiful in your own skin, no matter who you are, what you look like, what you do, no matter what age, size, profession...anything. This is the EXACT reason why I chose her for my newest head shots. I love her for so many reasons, by for me to feel beautiful in my own skin... that's hard. She accomplished that. Not only that, but her vision and creativity is like no one else I know.
I love you Jess Legaspi Photography, more than you know, and I truly feel amazing. Thank you."
Mary + Devin
"I couldn't recommend Jess more! Not only are her pictures amazing, she's a lot of fun to work with! She makes everybody feel comfortable and look beautiful. Our wedding had to switch venues last minute due to weather, but she was flexible and still make everything look awesome! My cousin was so impressed that she asked for a few extra family photos to be taken the next day with just her and her kids, and Jess was happy to help. You're going to be hard pressed to find a photographer of her caliber at this price range."
"Jess is amazing! Never have I ever been able to sit in front of a camera and feel comfortable in my own skin. The way she leads you through poses and the way she makes you smile is all the fun. I highly recommend spending time in front of the camera with this beautiful lady. She's truly talented in what she does."
Ashley + Rob
"I asked Jess to do my head shots in 2009 and was so please with the results, that in 2015, I asked her to do my wedding! Her style and vision are so unique. She's great at directing, helping you pose, and involving you in the process. She takes great care in editing and you'll end up with breathtaking, whimsical photos. You won't be disappointed!"
"Hey Jess, it's Misha! This is pretty random but I felt obligated to personally thank you for taking my senior pictures. They all look so beautiful, I am so so happy with how they all turned out. You're extremely talented and genuinely fun to be around, I honestly had an absolute blast! So yeah, I just wanted to say thank you so much for making this whole experience fun and exciting for me."
Emily + Chris
"Artistic, precise, approachable; those are just a few of the words that describe Jess Legaspi's photography. Jess did an incredible job capturing every aspect of our wedding day. She is highly professional from start to finish, and lends a listening ear to thoughts and requests, while adding her own creative spin to enhance what you may or may not have had in mind. I had specific ideas for the style of our photos, since I love fashion photography, and Jess rode the same wavelength. I highly recommend her. These photos made me feel beautiful on the most memorable day of my life. Thank you Jess!"