Jay & Jess, 2016

Jay & Jess, 2016

Hi! We're Jay & Jess!

We are so happy you're here! We are photographers and musicians with a wild love for life, people, creativity and art. When we first started Jay and Jess (formerly known as Session Nine Photographers) in 2009, we knew that we had a deep infatuation with great art in photography. The way light is captured still in an image. Great composition that draws the viewer in to the picture. Color and contrast. Subject and style. But what we didn’t realize at the time was the unbridled power of STORY that would inherently come with sharing people’s lives through pictures.

That’s where we truly fell in love.

We believe that sharing stories is the real heartbeat behind what we do. We long to share light, fun, fashionable moments alongside powerful, emotional moments. All intertwined. Real. Needless to say, we’re extremely excited about people, life, love, art, and story….if you’re here, it’s probably safe to say you are too.

If you're interested in finding out more about our pricing and packages for Weddings or Lifestyle Sessions, shoot us an email at hello@jayandjess.com and let's chat!

We have been married for 12 years now and have two of the most adorable boys in the world named Cruz and Rider, and one beautiful little girl named Bravery. What can we say, we’re biased. We have a dog named Audio and a cat named Louie, but no white picket fence. And Scottsdale, Arizona is our landing pad, aka home. But most important of all, we are filled with hope and rescued in grace because of Jesus Christ’s great love for us and our faith in Him.

Jason is a full time worship leader at Heritage Church in Phoenix, Arizona and together we lead our congregation every Sunday in music. We love what we do there and have been asked on occasion to lead at other churches or events around the valley. If you're interested in more information about what we do musically, please click HERE.

Truth of the matter is, we could write up a whole bunch of funny, quirky, endearing things about each one of us here, but we love a good conversation even more. We’d love to trade stories and laughs with you and let’s hook up for some evening coffee soon! 

Contact us and let's make it happen!

We live in a world where bad stories are told, stories that teach us life doesn’t mean anything and that humanity has no great purpose. It’s a good calling, then, to speak a better story. How brightly a better story shines. How easily the world looks to it in wonder. How grateful we are to hear these stories, and how happy it makes us to repeat them.

- Donald Miller, “A Million Miles In A Thousand Years”

*Photos by Mike Olbinski