GRAND RAPIDS MICHIGAN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER • currently booking 2022 + 2023 weddings

The Wedding Experience

Your experience lasts a lot longer than your wedding day.

It started when you got engaged and ends with your ✨stunning✨ photos in an album. But right now? You’re in the middle of it and balancing a lot.


You want to find a photographer who is going to capture exactly what you hoped for, help you juggle the logistics of the biggest party you’ll ever plan, and help you have a good time while you do all of it.

Jessie completely blew us away. She has a personality that makes you feel at ease, she is quirky and bubbly and just sparkles. We did not just have a photo shoot, we had FUN. How cool is that?  Jessie captured moments that we can cherish for many happy years to come, and we are so happy that we got the chance to meet and work with her. We plan to use her for upcoming anniversary shoots and I sing her praises to anyone who needs a photographer for their upcoming wedding. Jessie is an amazingly talented and beautiful person inside and out! She was more like a friend than a business provider. My wife and I are so thankful for all she has done for us since the beginning of our engagement. Highly, highly recommend!

We did not just have a photo shoot, we had FUN!

- Jordan & Jewell

Let me be the yin to your yang...

I wanna ease these worries by answering any wedding-related question you have, talking you through every element of my packages, and ensuring that your ideas are the top priority.

You deserve someone who knows what they are doing, keeps you calm, and gives you everything you want and need for this day.

...Super excited to marry your best friend and have fun with everyone you love

...As excitable as a cheerleader named Homecoming Queen

i am...

A little nervous about getting in front of the camera

Equipped with expertly-timed “That’s what she said” jokes to help you loosen up

Struggling with organizing all the details of a wedding … when did “Bride” start to mean “Wedding Planner” anyway?!

...Director of Details, Czar of Communication, Sultan of Schedules and Titan of Timelines. (Please let me do this. I love to organize!)

Not a fan of cheesy poses with awkward hand placement

Someone with a decade of experience photographing couples who are 27x more awkward than you. There is no one I cannot make comfy in front of my lens

You are...

The Jessie Silva Experience includes:

• Coverage by Jessie Silva and a 2nd photographer
• One hour Engagement Session
• Custom Designed Wedding Album
• Edited Gallery of High-Resolution Images

MOST COUPLES INVEST $4900 ON THEIR PERFECT PACKAGE

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wedding COVERAGE STARTING AT $3500.

I feel like I’m not supposed to just tell you that I’m awesome, but who makes the rules around here anyway? 

Ok fine, I’m honestly just terrible at selling people on things. I don’t know how to say, “Hi, I’m Jessie. I promise I’m really good at taking photos. But also? I’m energetic, quite funny, and I’ll make sure that taking photos on your wedding day is one of your favorite memories.” See? It makes me sound really full of myself.

Don't listen to me. Listen to them:


"I can’t express how incredibly happy I was with Jessie as my photographer!!! She was not only a blast to work with but really took the time to get to know myself and my husband! She caught every moment without intruding on the ceremony and was even able to catch moments I would never have remembered. If you are looking for the best look no further! Jessie Silva is it!!!"  ~ Maggie & Chris

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"We love Jessie! She was incredibly fun and easy to work with. She put my camera-awkward husband at ease for our engagement pictures and we knew the wedding pictures would be great. Jessie had great ideas for poses and locations and when I started to worry about bad weather on my wedding day, she assured me that her creativity and resources were prepared in the event of inclement weather. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Jessie. She was flexible and supportive and an absolute joy to work with."  ~ Grace & Matt

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"Jesse is a phenomenal photographer! She captured our engagement and wedding flawlessly. She far exceeded our expectations and helped us to feel comfortable in front of the camera. We have so many prints from our wedding around the house and have 2 books full of photos she has done because we love them so much. She is incredibly fun and professional to work with!" ~ Mckenna & Jim

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feeling like ricky bobby

And don't know what to do with your hands?


I have no problem doing what it takes to get you to loosen up and get the shot, with easy natural posing, a handful of terrible puns, and a lot of creeping in fields and bushes.

I once had a groom that was so shy, he couldn’t make eye contact with me during our consultation. By the end of his wedding, he actually booped my nose! (Yes, seriously!)

I will be your own personal hype man, and get just as excited for you as you were the day you said “YES!”

There’s a high chance I’ll make some strange unintelligible noises when you’re freaking NAILING the shot.

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If you love what you see here and can envision yourself in these pages, we'll set up a time to meet and see if we're a good fit for each other!

01. let's chat!

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Now that you've signed at the X, we can get started with the fun stuff! My goal is to take as much stress off you as possible. Any questions you have — from which vendors to use, to the wedding day timeline, I'm here to help!

02. OFFICIALLY BOOKED!

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Welcome to the family!


We can schedule your session right away or wait for your favorite season. Locations include my favorite local parks, or places that are special to you! This is a good place to get as "you" as possible!

03. ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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Time to get used to my weird jokes!


Feeling overwhelmed? Let me help!

A few months from your wedding day, you'll fill out a questionnaire that outlines the VIPs, the locations and the people making your dreams possible. One month from the wedding, we'll meet up and finalize your timeline, discuss the list of family photos and make sure our ducks are in a row!

04. WEDDING DAY PLANNING

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Helping it go without a hitch (except to get you hitched!)

Whoohoo!! These are my favorite days — when everything you've spent months planning finally comes together! From the moment you put your dress on to that last kiss of the night, I am truly honored to help you celebrate!

05. THE BIG DAY!

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Relive the best day of your life!

About a month from your wedding day, you'll come over to my home office to view your images together for the first time! From here, you'll also see a proof for your album design!

06. GALLERY VIEWING

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A keepsake for the rest of your life!

Once you approve your album design, you'll receive your high-quality, custom, handmade album to show off to your friends and family!

07. THE FINISHED ALBUM

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The Process

St. Mary’s Catholic Church & Ballroom at McKay

KATY & BOBBY

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Robinette’s Apple Haus

JIM & MCKENNA

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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral & Industry in Indianapolis, Indiana

DAN & HANNAH

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Grand Rapids Public Museum

JEANNIE & ISAIAH

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market

NEKODA & TJ

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Grand Haven, MI

JESSICA & CHAD

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Love STories


With a decade of experience, you can lean on me for all of your questions! When should hair and make-up finish? When do we start dancing? Should I cut my own bangs the night before the wedding? (Answer: hard no.)

At our initial consultation, we’ll draft a wedding timeline that you can give to your vendors to help stay organized!

My wedding guide will help you decide if a first look is for you, or find a DJ who will honor your request to never ever play the Macarena.

when did "bride" start to mean

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"wedding planner"?