While I know it’s called ‘Jessica Jones Photography’, there are actually three of us. I’d love to rebrand us ‘Paul, Jessica and Emily Jones Photography’, but it’s a bit of a mouthful. So I’ll keep it as it is for now, but just so you’re totally aware, It’s not just me running this show.
Paul and I have been married for over 20 years. We married super young so have pretty well grown up together, it’s been a fun ride! Along the way we added 6 children to the mix who have all had a part in making our lives that little bit more interesting!
We’ve been full time photographers since about 2007, we’ve shot over 200 weddings, bucketloads of portraits and commercial work and my personal favourite (and totally me and not Paul), births!
I could tell you I like long walks on the beach, exotic locations, chocolate and great cheese – but who doesn’t? Nope, I’ll let you in a little deeper. I like taking ugly selfies. Like, as ugly as physically possible. I know how to take flattering images of others, but with such power comes a dark side too, the ability to triple-chin myself at the drop of a hat. It’s a skill that I have not yet found a practical use for.
I am first and foremost a story teller, so photography seems to fit me like a glove. When I’m not taking photos for work, I’m still taking photos of whatever is going on around me, even if it’s just on my iphone. I actually can’t help myself.
While I do understand and use technical aspects of photography, it’s more about the emotional side of the story for me. I’m all about the moments, so give me anything with a face and I’m good to go!
Paul loves the technical side of things, he loves experimenting with new techniques and geeking out on equipment. Although he can shoot a wedding like nobody’s business, he’s great at commercial studio work and making inanimate objects look amazing! So when you call up asking about getting your wine bottle photographed, it’s Paul you’ll be dealing with.
Emily is the newest member of our team. Being our daughter she’s a pretty good mix of the two of us. She’s creative and fun and also has some pretty impressive technical skills. We call her our ‘office manager’ as not only does she do a good bulk of our image processing she also keeps us somewhat tidy and organised! She’s our assistant at most weddings and a pretty spiffy studio shooter in her own right. If you book in a studio mini session sometime, you may be lucky enough to meet her. She’ll win over your kids in 30 seconds flat.