hi. i'm jessica!
Looking back, I've always had a camera on hand to capture life's beauty and moments I never wanted to forget.
But it was when I was 16, on my first visit to the high school darkroom, where I watched an image I had captured slowly appear on the "blank" page in the developing tray, that I fell in love with photography. Until that moment, photographs came from the local film developer, but this was creating, this was art.
I was further encouraged in my love for this art while in high school when I earned the Kenneth Keliher Youth Photography Award from the Photographic Society of America two years consecutively.
Following high school, I was seldom without a camera, always looking for magical lighting, an almost un-noticed detail, or a spontaneous moment to capture. This ever-readiness helped me hone in my skills and creativity earning me published works in such places as the Post Crescent Newspaper and Heritagemakers.com, a graphic design and scrapbooking website.
Launching Jessica Strike Photography in the summer of 2010 was a dream come true, it had long been my desire to capture life's important moments for others!
Then, in 2011 our first child, Melody, was born. Combine the fierce love of a new mama and all of the fleeting details of a precious baby and I found myself filled with a fire to capture it all, every first, every detail. While she'd nap curled on my lap I would scour the internet for tutorials and dream of little sessions with her to put into practice new skills learned. Not only were these little photo shoots fun bonding time, it helped my creativity and skills grow.
In the whirlwind of years since, I've learned so much more than technical skills. I've found my style, my voice, my passion.
Specializing in wedding & family photography, I serve Appleton and the Fox Cities, Door County destination weddings, Green Bay, and am always up for an adventure!
I strive for authenticity. I set out to capture genuine joy, tender moments, minute details you never want to forget. In a classic, warm style, I would love to make these treasured memories your favorite works of art!
If we sound like a good fit, let's chat! I'd love to hear your story and how I can capture this chapter for you!