PHOTO CREDIT: Vanessa Tellez, Daniela Loera, Joshua Everitt
It's so nice to meet you! Thank you for checking out my website.
My name is Jessica Labourdette. My husband David and I live in upstate New York with our puppy, a black tri mini Australian Shepherd named Mac, and have our firstborn son due this January 2019! We are so excited to be here and look forward to capturing precious memories for you and your family as our own family grows, by God's grace.
Before New York, we lived in Seattle, WA for a year and a half. I used my camera in a different way to take photos for friends or products while pursuing custom gifting through an Etsy shop. I'm eager to get back to photographing more full time- families, couples, children, and events. Engagement sessions are probably my favorite!
Back up before our time in Seattle and you will meet David and I in south Texas where we met, were engaged, and married. Most of my current portfolio is from families in the Rio Grande Valley. I worked for a missionary organization (ask me about it!) for almost 5 years and really enjoyed photographing families. I have to admit, I LOVED the weather there year-round because I'm a warm weather kind of girl, but the winter and snow in upstate New York creates a new beauty and challenge for me. Snow brings an amazing contrast in photos and you can't forget the beautiful fall weather we get in the Northeast!
Before living in Texas, I worked in Lewisburg, PA (Central Pennsylvania) for a photography studio, Lewisburg Studio. I'm so grateful for the almost 5 years I was there. I learned a lot about editing images, printing, the business side of creating beautiful portraits, and helped photograph some weddings. I also did design work like wedding albums, and learned how to edit family portraits so you still look natural.
PHOTO CREDIT ABOVE: Melissa Bateman PHOTO CREDIT BELOW: Jessica Labourdette, Melissa Bateman