Jessica Woods

Jessica Woods

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Hey there! My name is Jessica Woods, but you can call me Jess. I'm a commercial photographer who loves to capture love. I believe every love is unique and deserves its own story. But before I can capture your story, I want to be your friend! Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, spent celebrating a love that's brought two people together. You surround yourself with those who support you, who support your happiness. I want to be your supporter. I want to know how you met, who takes out the trash, what you want in your future, and what makes your love yours. I want you to know there's someone to help you. I want you to be comfortable with me and my camera, so on your wedding day I'm just another friend helping you into your dress, or pinning the boutonnière to your suit. 
I tell your story by capturing real, candid, joyful, and intimate moments. Your session or wedding should be a fun experience; one that you'll always remember. Not only do I want you to have fun, but in 50 years I want you to look back on your photos and see the happiness radiate through. I want you to relive those moments! 
Growing up next to a state park, I have a deep appreciation for natural light and beautiful locations. I've been to Europe multiple times, I've seen 19 different National Parks, and my heart yearns to see it all. Want to get married in a National Park? Let's go. Want to get married in your parent's backyard? I'm there. Want to get married in the church you grew up in? Count me in. Your story is unique, and not every story features a mountain top. 
In my free time you can catch me hanging out with my husband (Ry), cuddling with my puppies, reading Stephen King, binging Netflix, or training for a marathon. In addition to shooting, I freelance as photo assistant, retoucher, and digital tech at studios. I received my bachelor's degree in Commercial Photography from Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication, in the School of Visual Communication. 
Look forward to working with you!

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

I'm located outside of Columbus, OH. Travel Fees may apply outside of Ohio.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

I shot my first wedding back in 2011! I went to college for Commercial Photography and continued shooting weddings during school. After graduation I focused on getting a full time job, but soon realized it wasn't for my adventurous soul. I switched to freelance and have been in business full time for 2 years. Throughout the years I've shot over 30 weddings!

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

I'm very laid back, but know exactly how and when to give direction. I want your session or wedding to be fun! I'm adventurous, and try to get you moving as much as I can. I strive to find a balance in capturing candid, in-between, and posed moments. On your wedding day, I'm extremely organized and always do my absolute best to stay on time. At the end of the day, I want to be another friend there supporting and celebrating your love!

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

I offer three different hour based packages. My most popular is 8 hours!

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

I don't have a studio since my work is based on enjoying the outdoors, but I'm always down to meet for coffee or Facetime!

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

I received my bachelor's degree in Commercial Photography from Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication, in the School of Visual Communication. Outside of shooting weddings, I work in commercial studios around Columbus. I'm constantly keeping up to date with the latest technology.

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