I am a fine-art, wedding & portrait photographer living in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, with over 11 years of experience, numerous workshops, and features in wedding publications (both online and in print). Photographing individuals, families, couples, and weddings has been my full-time career since 2011 and continues to be my passion.
Through continuing education opportunities, I have learned photographic techniques that do not limit the time of day or location to accomplish beautiful results. I offer a diverse, high-end product line (that you won’t find just anywhere) that will delight those with discerning taste.
I live on six acres, surrounded by beautiful forest, with my husband, three wonderful children, and two crazy cats. And if you are wondering what kind of person I am...I love a good glass of wine, partnered with good conversation. I love dark chocolate and sharp, aged cheeses (though, not together). I love baking bread from scratch and love even more how the aroma fills the house.
I’m also a person who holds family portraits in high regard. The walls of my house are covered with portraits of my loved ones - and will continue to be filled even more as the years pass. My family is the most important thing in the world to me – and I know your family means the same to you.
Large weddings, intimate weddings, and elopements - I love them all - and I'm eager to hear all about yours! Because I work with a lot of couples having a destination wedding or elopement in the High Country, I have a great online system that makes it easy to book your date long-distance.
Family portraits are a gift you present to yourself, your children, and the generations that follow. We have many visitors to the Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, and Boone area here in High Country of North Carolina. Most of my portrait clients are people visiting the area who want invaluable and everlasting portraits to document their time spent in the mountains. It's worth it!
from our couples:
"We absolutely love our pictures!!!! They are beautiful and it was a joy working with you!!! We absolutely loved having you take part in our day and everyone has been RAVING about the pictures!"
"Did a fantastic job with our photos for our outdoor wedding in May. They turned out beautifully, absolutely stunning and looked like modeling photos from a magazine. Jean was able to work with varied bright and dark lighting conditions to make all the photos turn out great, and she was very easy to work with, reliable and maintained great communication and coordination throughout the planning process. Highly recommend."
“Jean was a dream photographer for our wedding and engagement photos. She did a wonderful job capturing the love we have for each other and from family and friends on our big day. The moments she caught are images I will always hold dear to my heart. I could not be happier to have found her.”