My ultimate goal is to create timeless images for you to cherish forever. I basically want to freeze THE MOST important time of your life. What a blessing it is to welcome a child into this world, and an incredible journey your about to embark on! Especially the first year. There are so many milestones drawing near.

My name is Jessica, and I am the principal photographer and owner of Jessie James Photography. I specialize in newborn, childrens', and family photography. I am located in Staten Island, NY, but also service the Tri-State Area.
Coming from a large family, I believe that family comes first, and that the wonderful memories of childhood are some that we cherish the most.

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One of my most favorite locations to shoot is at the beach.  Especially family sessions, I find myself, as well as my families, to be the most at ease and comfortable with the sand in between their toes, and wind in their hair. 

The beach is my happy place

FACT: Animals are way more difficult to photograph than people! 

ilove animals!

I haven't been blessed with any of my own babies yet, but my 3 nieces and my nephew are my most favorite people in the world.  They are usually the ones that are stuck being Aunt Jessie's "model" for the day.  But they're always spoiled with something after.  Thats what aunts are for. Right?

My nieces and nephew are my world

Obsessed with all things vintage!  My life has taken me in many directions before I found my true passion for Photography.  I am a lover of art and art history. Many of my ideas are inspired by the works of Old Master Painters like, Vermeer, Rembrandt, and DaVinci.  

i truly think i should have been born in the 17th or 18th century!


i could survive on acai bowls, and snickers ice cream! Is that bad?






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Your baby will only fit in your arms for a few weeks. It’s so important to me, for you, to have a beautiful remembrance of this monumental time in your life.

Each session is created with the help of you. So that your photo-session is solely yours, and so that the moments we capture of your baby, you will adore for years to come.

I really do feel so blessed to be able to work with all of your beautiful families, and honored to be chosen to be the one to witness, and document this incredibly special time. Being a photographer, your photographer, is sincerely the best job

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