Hi there! I am Jess and I am beyond thrilled you have made your way to my site. I'm originally from Little Rock, Arkansas and moved here 7 years ago with my little family to live at the beach. We came to Gulf Shores on a spring break vacation and 30 days later sold our house, purchased an adorable beach cottage and were moving down south to paradise! We planted our roots here and Gulf Shores will forever be home to us.  I am married to Tyler (Tyler Sells Paradise) who sells real estate along the Gulf Coast (if you need to buy a condo or beach house, he is your guy). He is one of the top realtors in our area and the best father and husband in the world! Together we have three sons - Cale, Baze and Axel. We spend almost every weekend at the beach as a family and I would not have it any other way. I have been a professional photographer for over a decade and absolutely LOVE what I do!  Want to get to know me and my family better? Follow along on my personal IG here: BEACHYJESS.  

XOXO - Jess



Mary Margaret D.

According to my husband, we get professional pictures taken a lot. I can without a doubt say our sunset beach session with Jess has been my favorite professional photo session we've ever taken. Jess was so laid back, organized (she contacted us beforehand to get a feel for our style and the types of pictures we wanted taken), professional, and easy to work with. We will cherish these images forever! 

Kimberly H.

Jess is so amazing! She is an absolute professional and such a joy to be around! We loved our maternity session shoot and look forward to going back this summer for a family session. She took so many photos and we loved every one! She's the best! 

Marissa B.

We did our maternity pictures with Jess last week and I can't even begin to express how obsessed I am with our images! Of course I booked with her becuase I knew she did good work, But she truly blew me away with how ours turned out. She is so sweet & super easy to work with! The process has been seamless from start to finish!

Susan M.

If you want pictures taken in the Gulf Shores area, we highly recommend Beach Portraits by Jess. We had a great time during the shoot and Jess handled three small children with ease. And the pictures, it's hard to express how wonderful the pictures are and how perfectly they capture the personality of each person, especially the children. Every member of the family loves the pictures. It's difficult to pick favorites because they are all so amazing. Our experience with Jess was perfect in every way. Thank you Jess. 

Brittany R.

Seriously, words can't describe! She was so sweet and so good with our baby boy! I know sometimes it's hard to get babies to cooperate but she did a great job!! I love all the pictures so much I bought them all! And communication about any questions I had was super wasy! Would totally reocmmend her to anyone! 

Marlee J.

If you haven't had Jess take your family photos you are missing out!! She is the best! She is laid back, so sweet and she makes it easy and fun! We loved every single picture she took of our family! Thank you Jess for capturing our precious Molly Kate's first time on the beach so well! We will cherish that moment forever! 

Carrifrances A.

Jessica is phenomenal! She was so easy to work with and did an incredible job at capturing precious moments with my children! Her photography is amazing and her awesome personality is a bonus! We will never use anyone else!!!!

Whitney P.

These are the best beach pictures we have ever taken. Jess is truly talented, very organized, super dependable, and patient with kiddos. SheThese are the best beach pictures we have ever taken. Jess is truly talented, very organized, super dependable, and patient with kiddos. She had our photos back in less than 24 hours and all images were turly amazing! We will definitely use her again in the future! had our photos back in less than 24 hours and all images were turly amazing! We will definitely use her again in the future!

Heather P.

Jess was AMAZING! She was so patient and sweet with our 3 kids at our sunrise session. It's never easy getting up that early, but totally worth it for the fantastic pictures Jess took. Did I mention her turn around time? I was able to see my proofs within 24 hours! Can't say enough wonderful things abotu Jess and we can't wait to do more pictures with her in the future. 

Vanna H.

We had a great experience! Jessica was so wonderful with my three boys. She was eager to help as we arrived and had such a laid back personality thorughout our session. We received our images the next day and were so happy with all of them. We will definitely have her take our family photos again when we travel to the beach! 

Amanda S.

Trust me when I tell you Beach Portraits by Jess is who you want to take your family portraits! Hands down. You absolutely get what you pay for, and you will be overjoyed when you see the final images! What a treasure! Jess was so down to earth, friendly and super easy to work with. What a flawless experience, from first contact to viewing the final proofs. I am so pleased with all of the stunning images she captured of my family! Definitely a worthwhile investment. 

Lauren G.

Jess was amazing!! Not only did our pictures come out fantastic but she was so sweet and patient! Especially with our little one not really being in the picture mood! Thanks again Jess! We had a wonderful time!

Kodi S.

I loved every single picture that Jess took of us! She managed to get great pictures of my kids, even when they weren't cooperating! I've had so many compliments on our proofs that people are wanting to vacation in Gulf Shores just to use her! She is amazing and I absolutely recommend her. Can't wait to see her next year! Thanks Jess :)

Kimber R.

If your looking for someone who will capture your families unique personailty and lov ein every picture, then Jessica is the one for you. Her wonderful artistic talent is bar none above the rest, she erases the stress of being in front of the camera by making you feel comfortable and secure! She puts so much time and love into your pictures, that when you receive htem they are so much better than you have imagined. I will continue to make a trip EVERY year just so Jessica can do my famlies pictures. We can't wait to see her this summer!!

Kimberly H.

You should not hesitate to book a session with Beach Portraits by Jess! She is very professional and the quality of work is second to none. These are lasting memories that you and your family will cherish forever. I appreciated the time she took to make sure our session was just right. What I liked best about Jess is that she managed to capture my family in a more natural, interactive way rather than the standard "posed picture positions". I loved the pictures of us walking, laughing and playing together because it respresents more what our family is really about. 

Joe Mae W.

Our family loved our photos by Jess! She was a pleasure to work with not only for the adults but for our 3 little ones as well! She was very patient and worked with us around all the bad weather we were having. We loved all our beautiful pictures so much that we couldn't pick out favorites and had to get htem all! I would recommend her for all your photo needs!