Category: Downtown

Lifestyle Maternity & Newborn Session | The Gibbie Family

Since rebranding to Jessie Silva, I have shifted my focus entirely to weddings in the Grand Rapids area and beyond. But every once in a while, I’ll still do extra sessions for a select few special past clients! Today’s lifestyle maternity & newborn session is one of those special clients! In October of 2019, my cousin Katie was at the perfect point in her first pregnancy for maternity photos! Her and her husband live out in the country, so their backyard was the perfect spot on this cloudy day!

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Glam Grand Rapids Public Museum Wedding | Ryan & Sarah

Today’s post is a throwback to 2017 for Ryan & Sarah’s glam Grand Rapids Public Museum wedding! They were such a sweet couple to work with, and their families were just as incredible! From the bridesmaids’ gorgeous gold sequined dresses, to the carousel photos at the end of the night, to the beautiful weather we had all day, their wedding was perfect from start to finish!

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5 Reasons Why Two Photographers Are Always Included | Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer

Whether you’re having a 300 person ballroom wedding or an intimate elopement, there can be a lot of moving parts and plans when it comes to weddings! You want to trust that your photographer is ready to capture whatever happens. Experience and good intuition are definitely required tools to have as a wedding photographer, but I am still only one person. So for today’s post, here are 5 reasons why two photographers are always included in my wedding packages!

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Misty Boston Beach Session

Misty Boston Beach Session | Ling Family

Last November, my husband and I decided to head out to Boston to spend Thanksgiving with our friends in Boston. Leann and I often have grandiose ideas for styled sessions. I’m not sure I could ever pick a favorite from all the sessions we’ve had together, but I think this one absolutely nailed the vibe we were going for! The morning was frigid, and peppered with freezing rain. We all bundled up as best we could and bared the weather for a few minutes to get these downright dreamy photos!

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Meet Jessie

I’m obsessed with cats, the color purple, and weddings! I absolutely love photographing weddings, and I love having fun with it. I know that having your photos taken isn’t the most exciting thing, but it’s my main focus to make sure you have fun every step of the way! Easy, natural posing, and a lot of awkward jokes help me to get the true happy in-love best version of you!

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Calvin College Chapel and Grand Rapids Public Museum Wedding


Cozy Fall Engagement at Grand Ravines