Thanks for stopping by to check out my site! So, a little about me. I have been taking photographs for as long as I can remember. I started in the darkroom at the Durham School of the Arts, I received a Bachelors of Science in Technical Photography from Appalachian State University and I have now been working as a professional photographer since 2007. I spent three years in the Washington, D.C. area photographing weddings and working at a portrait studio. Most recently, I worked as the Senior Associate Photographer for Tamara Lackey Photography, before opening my own business, Jessica Arden Photography.j
My work has been featured in Carolina Parent, Our State Magazine, Durham Magazine, the Clarion Content and Endurance. My photography has also been featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and my fine art photography has been displayed in solo shows in North Carolina, Maryland & Oklahoma. I was also recently voted Best Event Photographer by Durham Magazine for the second year in a row thanks to my wonderful clients!
I love to photograph happy people, beautiful light, gorgeous details and the truth is, I still tear up at every wedding I photograph. When I’m not out taking photos, you can find me at home in Northgate Park with my wonderful fiancé and our hound dog, Moose. Find out more about me and what I’m up to by following me on Instagram or by liking my Facebook page!