hi, i'm jessica.
I'm a mommy, a marketer,
and a memory-maker.
I am a lover of special moments.
Like the way he looks at you before he leans in for a kiss, or the look she gives you when you're not paying attention. The face your baby makes when she hears your voice, the way you feel when she snuggles in close, and the dimples she gets when you make her laugh. It's during these moments that you forget everything around you and fall in love with the life you have. It's at these times when you forget to check the time, or pull out your phone for a picture. It's your life, and it's a great life. My goal as your lifestyle photographer is to capture those moments for you to help you keep the memories alive.
I hate reading, but I love stories.
I was definitely that kid who flipped through the book just to look at all the pictures. Give me a picture, I'll tell you a story. One could say this was where my passion for photography came in. As far as I can remember, I've used pictures, drawings, and visuals throughout my life to communicate. From helping my family from the Philippines learn English, to majoring in Advertising, teaching my kids how to walk and tie their shoes, through freelance web design and running a blog...I used visuals. Visuals have played a huge part in helping people see, feel, and act. I find it my job as your photographer to help you remember the moments you will never want to forget.
...behind the name...
See that pretty lady with her hand on her hip and that handsome guy with the nice tan? Those are my grandparents: ELY & ROSE. The O.G.'s of creativity in my family.
Spending time with them was a big part of my childhood, and as far back as I can remember, we were always coloring, drawing, traveling, and cooking. I also remember watching my grandmother sew. She is a talented seamstress and currently hand-sews large blankets for the homeless made from plastic grocery bags. Their kids can play any instrument by ear, they used to sing in a band, my dad's a painter and a graphic artist, my uncle is a sculptor, and my other uncle designs cycling bags in San Francisco.
Today, I've taken up photography, my cousin creates music, and my 8 year old son is creating his own athletic clothing line.
Their creativity has inspired generation after generation.
And I am so very thankful for it.
I was also inspired by the word Elysian, which, according to Google, means beautiful or creative; divinely inspired; peaceful and perfect. I am a firm believer that we all have a purpose to fulfill and in living your purpose, you find peace. This, coupled with my grandparents' names, brought forth Elyrose.