She prefers to go by Jess and is originally from Danville, Vermont. She is a certified professional photographer and a traveler. I first met Jess back in 2007 when we were both in photography school in Massachusetts. After graduating high school she set her sites on college and traveling to as many places as she possibly can. She has been to places such as Peru, Korea, Thailand and Nigeria as well as most of the U.S.

She moved to Tampa in April of 2017. What she likes most about Tampa is the beach proximity. The fact that you can drive right from Tampa to Clearwater in no time on the causeway is a great plus. Not only did she move here for the beaches, she also moved Dark Light Portrait Studios, a portrait and wedding photography company she co-owns.

Dark Light Portrait Studios was first created in Monroe, Louisiana three years ago. Since graduating from photography school she had been doing photography off and on. Although she enjoys landscape photography for herself she was being asked by friends and family to photograph some weddings and portraits for them. This was one of the driving forces in creating Dark Light Portrait Studios. Dark Light Portrait Studios is available for destination weddings, seniors, children and family portraits.

To view her portrait and wedding work you can do so at

For her landscapes you can view them at