Welcome! I'm Jessica of Myrtle & May Photography and I'm a lot of things. I'm married to an Englishman whom I met on a night out that nearly never happened. I'm the mother of three very small yet incredibly special people whom I love fiercely. I homeschool the older two which basically means they have a super busy social life that I facilitate. I love beginning craft projects (but I never quite finish them..) True crime podcasts are the bees knees, even though they scare me.. a lot. And I believe mothers aren't visible enough in their own lives.
I began my photography journey shortly after my first baby was born early 2015. I was determined to have beautiful images on walls that I existed in, after all I am pretty dang important. I took part in an online course which taught me how to properly use my camera and gave me the knowledge to choose my own style of photographing and editing. From there my passion for motherhood and family photography has only grown stronger.
Photography is more than just beautiful images. It's an emotion that forces you to pause even though a decade has passed. It's the scent you wish would hang around a little longer or the feel of a warm, delicate little body draped over your lap. And those giggles. Those giggles that echo in your head and heart.
We mothers, need this. We need to see our beauty. Time races far too quickly to worry about the perfect time. That perfect time to be seen is right now.
If I resonate with you, let's chat xo
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"I wanted to capture some close, connected and authentic moments between my three children and myself before they get much bigger.
We hadn't had a photoshoot since my 6 year old was a newborn.
Jess was amazing and she just connected with my children and treated them with such respect and patience. I have some beautiful memories on my wall that I will forever cherish and I am forever grateful to Jess for making my feel like a queen, and capturing such beautiful moments between me and my not so little babies"
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"I have been following Myrtle and May for quite some time but had decided against purchasing a maternity shoot as I am SO awkward infront of a camera. Not awkward at all, even getting some nude ones was on my wish list pending my comfort levels and those pictures are my favourite. Jess is so professional and makes you feel so at ease my insecurities were totally forgotten. I know I will have more sessions with Jess in the future, definetly a worthy investment to having such beautiful memories for a lifetime."
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"Jess has been our photographer for 4+ years. We have had family photos, maternity, Mother’s Day sessions, Mum and me sessions, 1st birthday, my absolute favourite self empowerment lingerie session. Jess is a very talented photographer and we have not been disappointed with any of our photos, she captures the raw moments effortlessly as well as the beautiful posed photos. She builds relationships with the kids and creates a safe atmosphere for them to express their individual personalities and it shows."
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