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"Not only did Jess establish an almost instantaneous rapport with both of our kids during the shoots, her apparent effortlessness captures the fleeting moments that we never would be able to replicate - pensive, joyous, raucous - all within the confines of a shoot! And she provides options that many other, equally gifted, photographers don't - for us, two things stand out: the ability to buy the JPGs and her willingness to combine shoots through the years into photobooks."Shery K.
"The time Jess spends in your home is very relaxed, natural and fun. Children warm up to her immediately and she is able to get some truly amazing photos. We love how the candid shots totally capture our oldest son's personality and look forward to many more sessions to document our boys as they grow up!"Anne D.
"Jess has been my go-to photographer since my daughter was born over 8 years ago. Jessica's style is as warm as she is - my children are drawn to her every time she steps in the door. Everyone has a digital camera or a smartphone now, but not everyone is an artist like Jess."Rebecca S.
"I still (6 weeks later) can't look at the slideshow without weeping, as you captured such a beautiful moment in our lives. I am so aware of how fast their childhood goes, and I am grateful that we captured a snapshot of this precious time."Michelle O.
"Jess has a way of bringing out a smile in everyone, even the most stubborn older sibling. She immediately bonded with both our kids and they had lots of fun together, and the pictures are AWESOME!"Hank A.
"She has an amazing way with children and babies, putting them perfectly at ease and making them laugh. She listens to her clients' needs and desires and is incredibly patient with the unplanned happenings (and delays) that come with having young children."Alison B.
"Not only are Jess' photos amazing and beautiful, she really captures the moment, and her pictures evoke the 'feelings' of the moment as well."Salina G.
"Jess is a genius and captures all the spontaneous joys of a 4 1/2 and a 1 1/2 year old. Can't think of a better gift for a distant grandparent."Sharon E.
"Jess developed an immediate rapport with my child and didn't even flinch during the inevitable meltdown! My daughter had a ball and we absolutely LOVE our photos!"Sue B.
"Jessica was gentle and blended right in to our home. My son and his two cousins just played among themselves and she was able capture each of their unique personalities without forcing them to pose. The pictures were natural and beautiful."Kim R.
"Jessica McDaniel comes to my house and in 45 minutes, gets more awesome photos of my little ladies than I do in the hundreds of snaps I take all year.… Along with the terrific candids - Jessica can always catch that smile that I perpetually miss - she is very easy to work with and is affable and accomodating."Julie R.
"I'm just staggered by how many amazing pictures you took, all beautifully composed and lit."Amanda L.
"Jessica McDaniel is somehow able to set the children at ease, work amidst much chaos (thus achieving the impossible) and take the most beautiful photographs all at the same time. Her work is timeless and classic.… She just has a way of capturing the kids' spirits and personalities - it is truly a gift."Pam S.
"Jessica instinctively knew how to remain in the background while capturing all of the important moments from perfect angles. Her use of natural light is an amazing talent."Jessica L.
"It is crazy how different Hadley looks now compared to how she looked when she was only 12 days old. I am so glad that I had you come by to capture those early days. They change so fast!"Tracy W.