I do things a little differently around here. First and foremost, I want to make sure you and I are the right fit for each other. I am here to connect, capture, and create art for you. I gravitate towards couples who believe less is more, and who value quality. I invest in my clients as much as you invest in me. I'd love nothing more than to be your new favorite partner in crime, and most of all your friend. If you are looking for a fun, creative, totally cool weirdo to join you on your wild journey - you are in the right place!
Who could've imagined this would be the state of our every day life in 2020? Not me. Not anyone. For many of us, it’s a time of unrivaled stress. We are all experiencing hardships whether it be financially or emotionally. You have spent your whole life dreaming of this day, and now you are forced to reschedule, change your plans, or cancel all together.
First and foremost, I want you to know I am here for you.
This has undoubtedly been the weirdest year of my life so far. I was supposed to have my best year career wise, I got engaged myself, and I bought my first home. All. During. A. Pandemic. I have unfortunately lost all of my work through the Spring and now into the summer because Photographers have been deemed unessential right now. And that is okay. The silver lining is: It's given me so much more time to really connect with each of you and get down to the nitty gritty of what you really want out of your Wedding Day.
Some are realizing they just want to get married on that special date. Some are realizing that compromising their guest count will ruin their vision all together. All feelings are valid, and warranted. I am here to lay out what you can expect from working together, what you can expect if we need to reschedule, and what you can expect from me as a friend. Because frankly, we all need someone in our corner right now.
One of the most important and common questions right now! I am currently offering completely FREE rescheduling to all COVID-19 couples that are being effected in 2020 to ANY Friday or Sunday date. No catch. We just have to make sure I am open. I am currently almost fully booked for Spring & Summer Saturday dates, and so those are limited and only available by request. I want this to be as easy as possible. And hey, who said Friday weddings aren't fun? That gives you an extra two days to recover! Want to keep your day and party next year? I will show up for both. I want to be apart of your entire experience.
Well to put it simply. It's not. As long as your wedding is following ALL State Guidelines, the only difference is that I will be wearing a cloth mask to prevent any of my germs going near you or your loved ones. And, I will have to maintain social distancing. Luckily for us, I have the appropriate equipment to do just that, and it will not affect our time together whatsoever.
I GET IT. Believe me. This has been such a scary and weird decision for so many. You have spent months and months perfecting your small and beautiful details to make the day your own, and now you may not even be able to have your extended family or friends there with you. The defeat you are feeling is completely normal and valid. What I am trying to relay to my couples is simply this: You can still get married. Love is NOT cancelled. I truly believe that your loved ones will have zero problem waiting to celebrate with you until there are less/no restrictions because they want you to truly have the best day of your life. Not one that you have compromised for. So, if your wedding date is important to you, let's keep it! Let's runaway to a mountain top or go play in the ocean. Let's make your day still completely about you. I will bring the champagne and the pizza, and we will laugh until we can't breathe. I will do my best to make it better than what you could have imagined, and we can still keep that special date and have the party later. I promise I will show up for you. I will show up for your love, always.
I want to make sure that I’m exactly what you’re looking for. I pour my heart and soul into each experience and session. They are handcrafted to be specific to your vision, and I want to make sure that what we are creating is beautiful. That all starts with making sure that we like each other and developing trust. I value authenticity and true emotion. If you are camera shy, that is NO problem. You have stumbled up on the most awkward human on the planet, and during our time together I promise I will get you to belly laugh while creating something real and beautiful for you. I am here to SERVE YOU. I don't care what you look like, who you love, or what you want to wear. This is an experience tailored to you and you alone. If this sounds like what you’re looking for, then let’s get the conversation started.
I haven’t been without a camera attached to my hip since 2008. I started in high school taking film classes and learning photoshop/graphic design and found my love for it. Professionally (and legally!) I started my business in 2013 and I never looked back. As of 2018, I am doing this Full Time and it still shocks me every day that I get to do what I love as a career. I found my niche in more of a lifestyle setting and while I consider myself primarily a Wedding Photographer, I still love chasing your littles around and capturing their goofy toothless smiles during portrait sessions. I grew up immersing myself in every kind of art you can imagine. Being creative is my kind of therapy, so I truly am honored I get to do this every day.
Every experience is so different from the other, which is why I don’t set a “specific” number of images delivered. I have set guaranteed amounts to avoid confusion, but anything more than that is at my discretion. For weddings there are so many factors that contribute to what the final count is, and it can range anywhere between 300-600 images delivered. I encourage you to prioritize quality when searching for your photographer and remember that a well captured wedding doesn’t always mean every single image taken. I curate my galleries to tell your story exactly how it was, and I value clients who value “better” instead of “more”… and who also realize that these precious moments in their lives are fleeting and deserve to be captured and preserved in the most beautiful way possible. Therefore, I do not deliver every single wedding image or portrait image to you, and I do not sell my RAW files. That is another common question that I feel needs to be answered. I want you to have the best quality from me, and trust in me that I am providing you with the quality you hired me for in the first place.
Ahhhh, the most crazy answer to a simple question. Are you looking for your Wedding Photographer? Do you love my work and want to see if I am available? You should inquire …. yesterday. I am not kidding! I only take a certain amount of Weddings per year, and right now I am booking almost 2 years in advance. When it comes to Wedding planning, I really encourage you to secure your vendors as soon as you have a date. There is nothing worse than having your heart set on something and being told that they are already booked. For portrait sessions, I recommend 1 month in advance. I have very limited availability on the weekends (especially during wedding season!) so if that is something you need, don’t hesitate to send me an inquiry!
HECK YES I DO. I travel a lot. I have been very lucky that my Wedding Photography takes me fun places. When chatting about your special day, please include the location so I can send you an accurate quote. As of 2020, I have a flat rate Destination Wedding Package & a Flat Rate add on for PNW Wedding Location. I don't believe in tacking on hidden fees or surprising you at the last minute. I want our planning to be the easiest part of your process.
I do have very specific locations I'm dying to work at and concepts I'd love to add to my portfolio. If any of these locations sound appealing, please contact me for an incredible rate in 2020 & 2021.
Glacier Nat'l Park
Lake Louise, Canada
Friday Harbor - San Juan Islands (WA)
Joshua Tree Nat'l Park
Key West, FL
Yes and no. I photoshop to make your blemishes go away or adjust lighting, but I will not alter how you look in a more specific way. I want my images to bring you happiness and lift your spirits. You are beautiful the way you are, and if I changed that – I would be doing you a disservice.
Absolutely! I have galleries ready to share with you so you can see what a typical day with me includes. I know the candid moments and details are important, and I promise that I will showcase them just as much as you two, I just don't add them to my website portfolio so I can have a more curated view of what my style is. Please just ask, and I can email them right to you! I love sharing my stories!
Nothing is set in stone, because life happens! But my common and promised turn around time for portrait sessions is 2 weeks, and my regular promised turn around time for Wedding Photography including all product is 3 months. Now, during peak wedding season, I sometimes extend that to 4 months with written communication ahead of time to ensure that I am spending the appropriate amount of quality time on your specific wedding. It matters to me. You matter to me. I do not want to rush through your images, nor do I want to give you something I am not proud of. Currently I am serving 40+ couples a year for Wedding Photography, and generally have 10-12 Weddings at one time to work on. Please be patient, it is worthy of the wait.
At this time, I do not. Sometimes I sporadically post Mini Portrait sessions on my Facebook business page & Instagram, so make sure to be following that for your chance to snag one!
Of course you can! I offer a personal use release with every session and wedding that I photograph. I just ask that you please credit me as your photographer. On Facebook, you can credit me or my website anywhere in the caption area. On Instagram, you can tag me in the image and/or in the caption area. Crediting your Photographer is so important for both the recognition of their art and their business. Because I feel that is highly important - it is a clause in my contract. I encourage you to read through it carefully so you know what you are signing, and so we are both on the same page! :)
On September 28th, 2019 I was scheduled to photograph a Fall Wedding atop Mt. Spokane. What followed I would have never imagined. Driving to the venue, a blizzard came out of nowhere. My couple & I braced the 30mph winds and 20 degree weather in the freak storm and created magic. Less than 24 hours later, my photography of my wedding couple went Viral. I never imagined in a million years my work would be seen internationally, but it did and that is the coolest thing that has ever happened to me. If you google "Spokane September Winter Wedding" you can see the hundreds of articles it was featured in!
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Words cannot describe how happy I am with Jaime and her work. Photography was literally the most important thing to me about my wedding and she made every photo and every moment worth EVERY penny. Her work is priceless and her personality and professionalism was the icing on the cake. All of my bridesmaids and groomsman have commented on how amazing her work is and he ability to capture the most important moments. She also is GREAT with kids. I could go on and on but if you’re looking for any type of professional photography, look no further. You will not be disappointed.
Jaime is a true artist. We have been getting pictures taken with her for nearly 10 years and my walls are covered in her work. She is down-to-earth and genuine and will always make sure you look like a million bucks. She even makes my kids look like they actually enjoy each others’ company!!! She’s a wizard, I tell ya. Jaime is talented and honest and has a true eye for capturing the moments you didn’t even know you wanted to capture. We love her and will continue to book Jaime whenever we can!
Jaime was by far one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. From the beginning, she was willing to meet with us to go over ideas, clarify questions and even met me at the venue as I requested before the wedding to go over what pictures would be taken where. The day of the wedding, Jaime was always where I needed her to be, always communicated what she was doing or what she was planning on doing over the course of time and always checked in with us on how we were feeling. Not only is her work absolutely incredible, and I mean INCREDIBLE, but she is a genuinely kind person. The entire time I felt as though she cared just as much as I did about my wedding day and the pictures. She truly went above and beyond to make our day flow and keep us from focusing on the most important thing, each other.
Jaime is truly one of a kind! She adventured with us to do our engagement photos up in the mountains last fall & then adventured with us to Leavenworth to shoot our big day. Months leading up to our wedding, she went the extra mile in finding extra beautiful spots to get some great photos the day of, offered advice, or even helped find certain vendors. Day of the wedding she was nothing short of amazing, and captured our family so beautifully. We cannot wait to get all of our pictures back! Her and her team were a dream and it felt so natural to have them around. It was like they had been our friends for years! Thank you for everything Jaime!
Jaime is simply amazing! Jaime was to photograph our special day but unfortunately it was postponed due to covid19. As just my photographer she has been by my side, listening to my concerns, something I would never expect for her to do. She has gone out of her way to check in on me and it has been so nice having someone by my side who understands it all! I am so thankful she has been able to work with me in all of this covid crap and can’t wait until the day she gets to capture our special day. She was able to do a few engagement pictures for us and they turned out so beautiful and capturing exactly what I was going for. A photographer that cares about her clients and not just how the picture is going to turn out is truly what Jaime is. Her work, her mindset and her caring attitude is what makes me so happy and thankful I was able to have her photograph my upcoming wedding. I can’t say enough good things about her I’m just so excited for the day I get to see her work her magic on my wedding day!!!
Absolutely loved how comfortable Jaime made my girlfriend and I feel during the entire shoot. She had us laughing and smiling the entire time. We had so much fun during this shoot, and the photos turned out amazing! It's so wonderful to have fun memories captured by a true artist! I would hire her again in a heartbeat! !
Here is our journey with Jaime. 📸✨
From our engagement session in the fall, to an amazing Kaanapali session in Maui, my boudoir session, and to be there for the long haul for our wedding. Also I should side note in here that we had NEVER got professional pictures done and were so nervous too, but when we got there for our first Fall Engagement session Jaime was the best at helping us pose and making us feel comfortable like we were just hanging out! I would recommend Jaime Denise Photography over and over again. Jaime is AMAZING at what she does✨ Not only are her pictures are unreal, but she is one of the most genuine, caring, and talented people I know. If you are looking for someone who is there with you each step of the way, makes you feel comfortable, and has great advice she is the photographer for you!!