jesslancephoto is a natural light photographer specializing in fine art photography. Our goal is to capture real moments...all the smiles, laughs and joy, while making your photography experience as simple and fun as possible.
Photo Shoot Types
Bridal Portraits, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Photo & Video
Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums
Photo & Video Styles
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Lifestyle, Modern
Getting Engaged, Wedding
Pricing for jesslancephoto
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Jess and team were incredible--from the engagement shoot to the big day, Jess was professional, accommodating, and so much fun to work with. She really makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera and captures those special moments so well...
. Thank you Jess!
Reviewed On 11/06/2021 by Susan C
Jess was the perfect photographer for our wedding! She such a joy to work with and our photos turned out amazing! She really makes everyone feel comfortable both in front of the camera and with the day in general. She was so easygoing and calm ...
both leading up to and during the wedding, so we didn't feel rushed, but we easily got all of the photos we wanted. Multiple family and brutal party members have told us how much they liked her as well! Our photos perfectly captured our wedding day, so looking at them we feel transported right back! Hiring Jess as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made in our overall perfect day!
Reviewed On 6/27/2021 by Alison P
Jess was simply amazing from start to finish. We liked her immediately from the first phone call - she was easy to talk to and patiently answered all of our questions. She was quick to reply to every email or phone call. She took both our engag...
ement photos and wedding photos and we love them so much. We haven't taken any formal photos in the past, but Jess was able to make us feel as comfortable as possible throughout the process. I felt like she really captured the happiness and the energy of our wedding and that came across in the photos which is exactly what we wanted. There was a lot of stress leading up to our big day and our wedding didn't happen exactly as we planned (thanks, COVID), but our photos exceeded every expectation and turned out amazing. Thank you Jess!
Reviewed On 10/01/2020 by Lindsay L
Jess took beautiful photos of our small wedding ceremony this past September! Upon arrival, she immediately put everyone at ease. She has a very calming presence and knows to arrange everyone for the best shots. I'm very happy with how the ph...
otos came out and she made my day even more special. I could not recommend her enough. She's also very responsive via email and communicates well.
Reviewed On 4/09/2020 by Molly U
This review is long overdue! Jess photographed our wedding last June in Connecticut and we are so happy we chose her for our special day. Jess and her 2nd photographer, Margit, were professional, easy-going and made taking pictures fun (even f...
or my new husband who hates pictures!). They were flexible from start to finish, which we greatly appreciated and the pictures came out beautiful, they perfectly captured this memorable day. Thank you so so much Jess and Margit!
Reviewed On 1/07/2020 by Alicia B
We truly lucked out having Jess as our photographer. She’s talented, responsive, and professional, yet also someone you may want to consider a friend by the end of the experience. Jess takes the time to get to know you as a couple, and learn wh...
at matters to you in order to capture the memories of a day that truthfully goes by too quickly. You won’t even notice her doing it because she’s swift, highly organized, and keeps things fun.
We were fortunate enough to do a walkthrough at the venue beforehand which allowed us to plan photo ops and save us time the day of. I appreciate her interest in watching our choreographed dance ahead of time, so she could anticipate photos (and keep it a secret from the wedding party). Jess is knowledgeable and handles hiccups with ease. We couldn’t be happier with her, the photographs, or the DVD she put together that retells our beautiful day. She is fantastic to work with, and we are excited to recommend her!
Reviewed On 9/15/2019 by Jessica M
We loved working with Jess! She was so personable, and easy to communicate with, and flexible with our schedule (working full time and getting married about an hour from our home). We loved that she had lots of full galleries on her website, wh...
ich made us confident in her photography throughout the whole day, unlike some photographers that only show you their "best of" shots on their websites. I also went back to the galleries a few times, before our engagement shoot and wedding, for some ideas of what kind of poses and types of photos I liked. She delivered sneak peeks very quickly, which was exactly what a bride wants, and our photos were all ready in a reasonable amount of time--especially since she was probably trying to get out tons of work before her maternity leave. She did our wedding about 6 months pregnant and didn't miss a single beat the whole day!
Reviewed On 10/15/2018 by Alexandra M
Jess does a beautiful job capturing the light and the spirit of the moment. She's also so nice while still being firm enough to wrangle family members and wedding parties in to organized photos. We highly recommend working with Jess!
Reviewed On 9/29/2018 by Ericha O
Where do I even start?! Jess is the absolute best. I can honestly not say enough amazing things about her. When I started interviewing photographers for our engagement shoot and wedding, I knew right away that she was the photographer for us :)...
. She stood out from the rest. She was personable, respectable, kind, and genuinely excited about the biggest day of our life! Her style of photography is timeless and beautiful. From our engagement shoot to our wedding day, she was organized, fun to be around, and made the photography process that some may dread, one of the most fun parts of our day. Every single person in our wedding party was RAVING about her. Before the day of the wedding, she knew exactly what pictures I requested and actually taking them on the day was, like I said, very organized and so easy! She was our photographer but she also had so much part in the timing and organization of the entire day. She was always there to keep me calm and ensure me that everything was going to be perfect. Not only was she beyond amazing on our wedding day, but when she sent our photos to us, it was honestly magical. They were so perfect and we couldn't have been happier. Needless to say we hired Jess as our wedding photographer, but we are leaving with a genuine friend. Our wedding day couldn't possibly have been as perfect as it was without her.
Reviewed On 5/20/2018 by Shannon C
My husband has known Jess since high school which made her a very easy choice for us. Jess photographed our actual engagement as well so we were familiar with her already. She has been amazing. We had an initial meeting with Jess to discuss dif...
ferent packages and items that she offered. We were able to make adjustments to our package prior to the wedding. Jess and her 2nd photographer worked very well together and made the day extremely comfortable and stress free for us. Jess was extremely responsive to any questions or concerns that we had and would answer emails very fast. Jess has a questionnaire that she sends you which really helps you organize your thoughts. It deals with the pre-ceremony timeline such as where and when the bride and groom will be getting ready and specific timing. The questionnaire also has a list of specific photos that the bride and groom want and Jess stuck to that list and made sure we got a photo with every person that we checked off and wrote down. If you have specific visions of how you want something, just speak with her about it and she will make it happen. Additionally we recommend going to her studio in person to see options of photo books and canvas prints. Jess went out of her way to meet us prior to the wedding at the venue (over an hour drive for her). She had wanted to come up with a contingency plan if it were to rain. The walk through was helpful for us and ironed out some last minute details. In addition to being helpful, calm, and kind, Jess is a lot of fun to work with. After the ceremony, she was so clear in her instructions and made it easy to take photos as a group. She directed us efficiently and made the portrait part of the wedding faster than expected. The next day, she sent us a few sneak peak photos. The photos looked incredible and we can’t wait to see the rest! We highly recommend Jess to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. She was a pleasure to work with and is such a sweet person at heart.
Reviewed On 4/16/2018 by Tessa G
Jess did nothing short of an amazing job capturing our engagement and wedding day. She was always on time and professional, plus she's got a great eye for photo backdrops. She is also such a sweet person, which really helps ease your anxiety!...
We had an unexpected delay on our wedding day and Jess was there for every minute, going above and beyond to make sure we still got the best experience. Definitely recommend her if you want a stress-free but exceptional experience!
Reviewed On 11/06/2017 by Sarah M
You want a photographer like Jess for your wedding, in fact... you want Jess to be your photographer- trust me. Jess was one of the first vendors that we booked for our wedding (booked in Winter/Spring 2015-16 for October 2017 wedding) and besi...
des the fact that our engagement and wedding photos are beautiful, she is genuinely interested in helping to make your vision and your day come to life. There were so many aspects of our day that I didn't even think of (running out of daylight hours for photos, places onsite to take specific photos, etc)... but Jess always had a solution. She is knowledgable in the industry and was able to direct me to two other vendors the we used for styling and videography. Jess will capture the candid, natural moments of your day-- and listen to all of your Pinterest ideas and peak at your board to see what inspires you so that she can capture the essence of you and your guests. She will bring with her a second shooter, if you choose that option, who is equally as talented and able to capture moments that would otherwise go undocumented with only one photog on site! Jess is a magnificent and talented photographer, professional, and fun-- everything you want in a wedding vendor. Also, props to anyone who can organize a bridal party of almost 20 in .5 seconds-- that alone deserves 10 stars.
Reviewed On 9/16/2017 by Katie M
I met Jess at the Mohegan Sun bridal expo and within the first 5 minutes of our conversation, I felt as though she saw the exact vision of what I wanted and from that moment, I knew she had to photograph our wedding!! Jess is very knowledgeable...
with weddings and was truly so helpful throughout our whole wedding process, not only with photo related information, but we also got a lot of general wedding information from her. She gave us recommendations on other vendors based on her experiences and she was the one who recommended our JP and he did an amazing job! What we really loved about Jess is that she managed to take the most stressful day of our lives and ease that stress right from us. An example of this is that Jess met us at our venue about a month before or wedding ceremony for a walk through to make sure we had the best spots for our pictures. This was helpful for us because it relieved a lot of stress I had on where we would take photos at our wedding. I have not heard of many photographers taking their own time to do such a thing for couples. Another reason is that at our wedding when we taking portraits, she was very attentive and made the process for my husband and I completely stress free. She was very professional while directing where and when our family members would be taking pictures with us. She also followed the portrait list exactly like I had filled it out prior to our wedding, so we got all the photos we really wanted with all our family members. After our wedding, many of our family and friends told us how kind and professional they thought Jess was and they were very pleased with her work. As for our wedding and engagement photos, my husband and I are completely happy with the way our photos turned out! You want a photographer that you can feel comfortable with because your engagement, wedding, and family photos are something that you will cherish for the rest of your life. Jess did a wonderful job making sure that our experience and our photographs were nothing less than the best and exactly what we asked for! She is a kind, professional, and skilled photographer and we are so pleased with the work that she did for us! We would, without a doubt, recommend Jess for ANY of your photographing needs!
Reviewed On 9/07/2017 by Kelley S
We cannot say enough great things about Jess! She is a pleasure to work with and is so refreshingly down to earth! We had so much fun at our meetings talking for hours as she made sure all of our concerns were addressed. She and her second phot...
ographer (Mike) did a fabulous job capturing all of the moments of our day. Our photos were edited SUPER quick as well as the unedited versions being uploaded the same weekend!! The shots are wonderful and we are so happy we trusted Jess and her creativity to capture every moment :)
We would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs a photographer!
Reviewed On 8/06/2017 by Erin P
Jess made the entire photography process easy and stress free from beginning to end. She was a true professional, but still knew how to have fun with my crazy wedding party! She captured such beautiful, hilarious, and special moments of the we...
dding that we will cherish for a lifetime. We can't thank her enough!
Reviewed On 11/22/2016 by Roxey C
Jess is an phenomenal photographer and an amazing individual to work with. She's very professional and truly gives you 100% on the day of and leading up to. Everyone felt so comfortable around her and that lead to some beautiful photos (both ca...
ndid and posed). Having such a positive experience with her, I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to hire her services for other major life events as we move forward in our marriage. I can't express my gratitude to her enough in helping make our big day perfect and for capturing such memorable moments.
Reviewed On 10/26/2015 by Ashley
Jess Lance is amazing! Not only is she kind and sweet, but she has amazing ideas and takes the most beautiful pictures! On our wedding day, we got ready in our small apartment and I wasn't sure how the pictures would come out, but Jess came up...
with so many creative ideas, I ended up being so happy we got ready there! She was also responsive to any ideas I had for pictures and helped us execute them beautifully! I know these pictures are going to be something we look back at and cherish forever! She's the best photographer around and we will be using her for any photography needs in the future!
Reviewed On 10/12/2015 by Shayna M
Jess was the photographer for our rustic barn wedding on 9/25/15. Everything about her and her business was perfect! She was always very organized, easy to get in touch with, and awesome to talk to for ideas and managing details. On the day of ...
the wedding, she was SO calm and relaxing that it made it near impossible for me or my bridesmaids to stress out about anything! She assured and reassured us that everything was handled, on schedule, and if anything came up she would help take care of it. I genuinely felt like I was taken care of with Jess and never had to worry about a thing! She made us all feel so comfortable and relaxed during pictures, and they came out so good!! She has such a natural eye for this and the result is stunning photographs. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Jess, she helped make our day absolutely perfect!!!
Reviewed On 8/06/2014 by Elizabeth C
So glad we found Jess and hired her to take pictures of our special day. Jess is great to work with and is very professional. She had our proofs available online in 24 hours which was very exciting because we were able to look at them before we...
left on our honeymoon!
We will definitely be using jess again for our holiday pictures etc.
Reviewed On 9/16/2013 by Michele S
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Jess this past August. She did a fantastic job capturing our wedding day. She was professional, and fun to work with. The photographs we have from that day are something we will always treasure....
Jess does beautiful work at an incredible value. I am very happy to have found her and look forward to working with her again.
Contact Info for jesslancephoto
1069 Voluntown Rd, Griswold, CT | New London County and New England