Premier Southern California Photographer

meet jessica kaylene

the photographer


Photographer | Wife | Nurse | Creative



Hi there! I'm Jess, a sushi-loving, hazelnut latte-drinking, plane-hopping girl living the dream in Southern California. I'm married to my high school sweetheart, and when I'm not hustlin' hard to serve my photography clients or working nights as a Labor & Delivery RN, you can find me curled up eating guacamole and reading Harry Potter for the five-millionth time.

I want to tell your story through beautiful, timeless photographs that you'll love and cherish forever. My style is bright and joyful, capturing genuine laughter in the warm sunlight of Southern California. Serving Orange County and beyond, my goal is capturing your unique life stories and joy with images you'll treasure for years to come.

Southern CA Photographer


I started doing photography professionally over three years ago when one of my now best friends was seeking light, airy, and joyful engagement photos. After working with two different photographers and not loving her images, I offered to capture their love story down by the beach. After all, I'd been doing hobby photography since high school. We had such a blast trapezing up and down Laguna Beach capturing their love and feelings of elation during their engagement. After that session, I was hooked!

Since then, I've worked with clients from all over Southern California and beyond, shooting all kinds of portrait sessions from couples and anniversary sessions, to engagements and weddings, to lifestyle and headshots to maternity, newborn and family photography. I love celebrating milestones such as engagement sessions and maternity sessions. They say the days are long, but the years are short ¾ and every moment and milestone is precious. I specialize in lifestyle photography, capturing real, authentic moments of you and your loved ones to remember these times for years to come.

While I love capturing memories and creating beautiful galleries for my clients, my favorite part of my job is the people that I meet and work with every day. My goal with every session is to give you stunning pictures that capture the joy and adventure of this incredible phase of your life.

Ready to learn more? I can't wait to chat over a cup of coffee and craft a personal session just for you.