“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” – Ansel Adams
Thanks for taking the time to check out my website, browse some photos, and learn a little more about me. My business is Jessica Arden Photography, but you can call me Jessi. I have been taking photographs for as long as I can remember. Growing up in Durham, North Carolina I started in the darkroom at the Durham School of the Arts and continued my photographic education by receiving a Bachelors of Science in Technical Photography from Appalachian State University. After working as a professional photographer in the DC area for a few years, I returned to my home state of North Carolina and started Jessica Arden Photography. My work has been featured in The Knot, Our State Magazine & Brides.com. My fine art photography has been displayed in solo shows in North Carolina, Maryland & Oklahoma. I was also voted Best Event Photographer by Durham Magazine two years 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. I am most in my element with a camera in my hand and a smile on my face. When I’m not out taking photos, you can find me at home with my wonderful high school sweetheart/husband and our hound dog, Moose or out exploring our new city, Charlotte, NC. Find out more about me and what I’m up to by following me on Instagram or by liking my Facebook page!
Photo credit: Katherine Miles Jones Photography