You could say I've always been a bit of a creative individual. It all started with crayon doodles on restaurant napkins when I was in elementary school.  Many years (and art classes!) later, I focused on studio art in college.  My passion for art flourished during my senior year film photography class.  There was something magical about developing rolls of film and then watching the moments I had captured reappear right in front of me.  I was hooked!

My love of photography grew even more when I finished photographing my first wedding in 2007.  All of the emotions, moments, the lavish details and finery, and being able to share in someone else's most joyful day - I adored it.

As JWP has grown from just wedding photography in 2007, with the addition of senior portraiture in 2011, and now lifestyle & family portraiture, it all goes back to my love of art and people. I love coming alongside people during all the seasons of life. As a photographer, my clients trust me to preserve their most treasured moments and turn them into family heirlooms. I'm continually humbled and honored when people choose me to document some of the most important moments of their life.  

my loves
My Husband The love of my life, biggest cheerleader, and my best friend. My husband and I married in 2008, and other than choosing to follow Jesus, it was the best decision I ever made.
my boys Becoming a mommy changed everything. It's the greatest joy and greatest challenge all at once. Love these two little guys!
My Savior Knowing God and following Jesus shapes every part of my life. It's all because of Him and for Him.
JOURNALING I've kept journals since I was in middle school (well, I suppose those were diaries...it's all the same really!) THere's just something I love about getting my thoughts out and putting pen to paper.
The Great Outdoors My love for God's beautiful creation knows no bounds. Camping, backpacking, biking, running, canoeing, snowboarding - I love it. Favorite trips have included backpacking the Appalachian Trail, a 21 day canoe trip in the BWCA, and countless family camping trips.
Red Wine Sometimes a the end of the day, a good glass of red wine and a cozy place to snuggle is the best thing ever. I'm particularly a fan of Malbec and Cabernet.
GOOD FOOD I'm a total foodie and love to try new things. While I don't have as much time for elaborate meals as I used to we still find tie for made-from-scratch meals most nights of th week. Favorites include Indian, Thai, and Sushi.