Hi! We're Jessica & Justin and we are so glad you are here! I opened the studio in 2010 and Justin joined the team in 2013 after we had been dating a little while. Now, we're married so maybe the Studio needs new name?! One day maybe, but for now, we remain Jessica Williams Studio and we would love for you to get to know us so that we can get to know you.
Justin & I love many things but we get our greatest joy from only a few, family, travel and capturing emotion. Justin married me and gladly took the job of becoming a step father to our son, Lennon. Together, we get into all sorts of fun including nerf wars and tickle fights. As a couple, we really enjoy camping and the outdoors and have become somewhat avid hikers, spending our honeymoon exploring the Pacific Northwest. We are slowing teaching our love of travel to Lennon and we watch him become more drawn to it every year. Professionally, we get some of biggest kicks from having unspoken competitions through our photos. Him showing me a mother in tears and me answering back with a child beaming with joy on the dance floor. It drives us to betterment and makes our job even more of a challenge.
I've always had an affection for photographs and the art of preserving precious life moments and beautiful landscapes. I remember some of the brightest days of my childhood were the days my mom would give in and allow me to rummage, for hours, through the boxes of old photographs she had tucked away in her closet. I would stare at faces of the people looking back at me, some I didn't know, and imagine stories of their lives, detailing, in my imagination, what their day had been like moments before the image was snapped, what songs they may have had playing in the background, who was on the other end of the telephone they were speaking into, etc. Each image a tiny little time capsule, each one bearing a story of it's own. I envisioned that my children would one day do just as I and would daydream about what images would be in my boxes, tucked away in my closet. Knowing that I am able provide the potential for this same experience and preservation of memories to others now, makes my heart full and pushes me ever toward perfecting the craft.
As for Justin, he comes from a family history of wedding photographers. His Father and Grandfather both photographed weddings as well and instilled in Justin a love for the craft. He is constantly learning and growing and surpassing my expectations and I'm honored to have him as a part of my team.
"Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words "make" and "stay" become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free."
- Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker
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Ren Long · Married on 02/23/2019
Amazing photos by amazing people
Jes was recommended highly to me from a trusted friend with beautiful wedding pictures, so we decided to book her. Best decision I made for the wedding, hands down (aside from picking my amazing husband, obviously). She and Justin were incredible photographers and just generally cool people. I was honestly a little sad when the wedding was over and we couldn't just hang out with them more, haha.Sent on 06/22/2019
They got the vibe of what we wanted to do and worked so hard to make everything work perfectly. Jes is very responsive, very organized, and worked so well with my coordinator before the actual event. She suggested doing a first look, which was such a perfect idea for us. She wrangled my very unwranglable family for photos and made everything go so smoothly. I just felt so comfortable with her and Justin, it really made all our photos look so happy and natural.
And everything came out so beautifully. So many people complimented our photos. People I don't even remember (or didn't even know!) on Facebook were coming out of the woodwork to go "Who was your photographer? Those pictures are incredible!" My mom hates having pictures of herself - a fact I told Jes ahead of time - so I don't have a lot of nice pictures of her. Jes captured my mom so naturally in so many great photos, my mom even thought she looked nice!! I can't stress how amazing that is. Jes and Justin got so many great shots of my friends dancing during the reception, it really felt like we had a picture of every single person there.
Wedding planning can be hard, and feeling like you made the right decision can be impossible. Let me save you the trouble - book Jessica Williams Studio. You won't regret it.
Rachel · Married on 09/15/2018
Jess is the absolute best!
I knew Jessica was supposed to be our photographer from the day we toured our venue. We were waiting for our tour and there were a few wedding photo albums in the waiting area. I had picked up a couple and sifted through them, but there was one specific album that caught my eye, but I didn't have time to look to see who did the work. When I called our venue to see who the mysterious photographer was, they gave me the names of 2 photographers whos albums sounded like the one I had described. Once I met Jessica and saw her example album, I knew it was her! Jess did THE most amazing job on our engagement pictures, rehearsal pictures, and wedding photos. Not to mention lifting me into the truck the day of the wedding to get us around the venue! We had so many compliments and don't know what we would have done without her. Her husband and her got everything on our list that we had asked for and were so incredibly professional and friendly. Not to mention the quick turnaround. There's not a bad picture in the bunch and we are forever grateful!!!Sent on 11/19/2018
Shayna · Married on 08/18/2018
Jessica was such an exceptional bonus to my special day. Being a Northwest bride, I knew that while my options were open- choosing a southern wedding photographer was going to be the BEST choice I could ever make. Everyone knows how seriously southern girls take their weddings. She was beyond professional- an absolute joy to be around. I said to my father later that it was like watching a master in motion. She made our entire family feel comfortable throughout the entire day- all through the heat of our August wedding. At one point I swear she was wading through waist-high grasses to capture our family at our very best. And by very best, I’ll tell you this- there was never a time she wasn’t sure to make small corrections - “Chin down,” .... or, “Shoulder Back,” etc. And never in a way that made me feel awkward or like the huge goober I usually am. She was herding an entire group of 50 single-handedly at one point like cats in a bag. I really cannot day enough about the caliber of professionalism and mastery and vibrancy she exemplified. Several people asked about her at the reception! Have confidence in knowing this lovely woman will only add steady, stable, magic to a day full of variables.Sent on 08/31/2018
Choosing a photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make for your wedding day. I have a select few that I refer to due to my core value of quality to my clients. Jessica Williams Studio is a wedding vendor I stand behind endorsing! Her passion for capturing the moments combined with an eye of getting that perfect shot is her gift in this industry. Jessica goes above and beyond to provide excellent customer service to her clients and always provides special touches of gratitude that speak volume. Five star rating!!
We love referring our brides to Jessica Williams Studio! Jessica is professional, talented, and most importantly, fun to work with! We highly recommend that Atlanta brides consider her for their big day.
Jessica is that rare item an honest and gifted artist. She can look at anything and see it from its best perspective and make it special. She is also truly professional and reliable in all areas of her business. Her work graces many vendors lists and all simply love working with her.Jessica Williams Studio will be your new happy place!