Dear Photographer Feature by Jessica Miller Photography


Circa August 2014


Dear 2013 Jess
You’re a new mom, can you believe it? You made an itty bitty baby and she has you wrapped around her chunky little finger. There’s no doubt that she’s going to be a sponge and absorb all that you teach her, but the most amazing thing is that she’s going to awaken your spirit in ways you never thought were possible. The fire has been lit, you’ve had this creative spark since you were a kid, but you never found your true passion. Little do you know, this 8lb squishy babes is going to inspire you to soak in every ounce of detail and make you hungry for any knowledge related to photography.

Truth: you have no idea what you’re doing. And that’s okay. Because, in fairness, you’re always going to be evolving. Failure is inevitable, but stick with it. When you’re feeling uninspired, go for an adventure with your littles, call a friend for an impromptu shoot, or simply go observe strangers in a coffee shop. You’re going to have some amazing ups and some low lows. It’s all part of your journey. You’ll meet some incredibly amazing creatives who will help you channel your inner wild, embrace it, let it push down your boundaries. Try not to doubt yourself, it’s really damn hard, but push past it. Never forget to be yourself and lastly, create what truly makes you happy.

2017 Jess

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Jess lives in Massachusetts with her stud of a husband and 2 crazy babies that keep her on point (or so she likes to think). She helps run a Planet Fitness empire by day, snuggles her babies at night, and documents sweet families whenever she gets the opportunity.




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