About Me

A little about me…

I am located in Banner Elk, North Carolina where I live a simple life with my husband, three kids, and our fluffy Siamese-Himalayan mix sock-stealing cat. We eagerly left our fast-paced city life and moved to the mountains of North Carolina in January of 2011 with the goal of slowing down and being closer to nature. We achieved that goal and love living in this mountain forest we call home.

I love driving down our one-lane dirt road to get to our quiet area of the forest. I love picking the wild blackberries that grow all over our 6 acres. I love the cozy feeling our wood stove creates in our home during Winter. I love drinking a glass of blueberry wine from our local winery while getting lost in a novel. And I can honestly say: I love the life we have created here.

A little about my business…

I have been enjoying the world of wedding and portrait photography since 2007…but it isn’t what I’ve always done.

After completing two graduate degrees in Mental Health Counseling, I spent 11 years working in the mental health field and 2 1/2 years teaching at a private university.  It was time for a change.  I had always been drawn to the arts but never had the opportunity to really pursue it.  That is, until I discovered photography in 2006.  And I couldn’t let it go.

I focus on weddings, family and individual portraits, engagement sessions, and occasionally, other events.  I can provide on-location photography as well as portraits in your home (by bringing the studio to you) and am available for “studio-booth” setups for events (like class reunions or grand-openings).

I have 10+ years of experience photographing weddings and have had the pleasure of photographing well over 150 weddings in numerous states (such as North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia – and even New Orleans, LA!) and settings, but especially love weddings in the High Country of North Carolina because of the absolute beautiful surroundings unique to this area.

I strive to provide a pleasing photography experience, high quality images worthy of display, a diverse product line, and exceptional customer service.

I am a long-time member of PPA, the Professional Photographers of America.  I believe in giving to good causes.  That’s why I proudly participate in PPA’s Family Portrait Month, that helps raise money for Operation Smile. I am also a participating photographer for Red Thread Sessions!  A Red Thread Session is a complimentary photography session for adoptive families – held during the homecoming or shortly after the adoption.  Participating photographers in Red Thread Sessions have agreed to celebrate the adoption by completely waiving the session fee and offering edited proofs from the session at no cost to you.

Jean Moree Photography Banner Elk NC