Photograph: Jessica Roman Photography
To say I love weddings would be stating the obvious. But a big part of that love is because of all the hard work photographers do to capture the very best, most memorable moments. Jessica Roman’s photos are bursting with rich tones and romantic energy, and have a simple and understated elegance. I am delighted each time I see Jessica’s work and wanted you to get to know the lovely woman behind the camera!
What led you to wedding photography?
I have always loved documenting life…memories are so incredibly precious. After my own wedding, I became passionate about this media of story telling and have been so blessed that my career has taken off so organically.
How long have you been a photographer?
What do you love most about being a photographer in the Sacramento area?
We have some of the most incredible sunsets—not to mention we are just a few hour drive from some of the most incredible scenery in the world. San Francisco, Yosemite, Carmel, Lake Tahoe to name a few.
What do you love most about photographing weddings?
I am preserving individuals’ most precious of milestones. When my clients look back on their images, my goal is to have them be teleported back to that precise moment—to feel the love, excitement, and pure joy.
If you only had 3 words to describe photography style what would they be?
Photojournalistic, authentic, romantic
If you could tell a soon-to-be bride and groom one thing about photography on their wedding day, what would it be?
Breathe–Pause and just “be in the moment”. I make conscious efforts throughout the day to tell my bride and groom to just breathe and focus on the emotion they are feeling right that very moment, and how they feel. I ensure that our photography time is efficient, yet delivers a gorgeous product, so our bride and groom can maximize the celebration with their loved ones! The day is so fleeting, so having a groups of professionals they trust is essential to enjoying each and every last drop of it.
Any favorite wedding trends happening right now?
I am moderately obsessed with flowers crowns, classic black tuxes, and “rat pack” style glam.
Do you have a travel policy?
I’ve got a passport in hand and a list of “bucket list” destinations I would be willing to shoot clients wedding complimentary in exchange for the travel fees.
What makes your photography unique?
I genuinely believe in telling the true and authentic story of my couple’s day. I do not like to “re-create” key shots like zipping the dress, seeing one another the first time, and genuine laughter. My clients are more than just another bride and groom—they are my friends and their trust and happiness in the investment is essential to my fulfillment in this career.
Do you believe in the “first look” concept and why would you recommend to a bride and groom?
I think it truly depends on the individual bride and groom—but I will say, weddings that do utilize a “first look” tend to go much more smoothly and have a much more relaxed feel. When you are able to have all the bridal party and family portraits done pre-ceremony, then even the guests have a better memory of their experience of your day.
For more of Jessica’s beautiful work or inquire about her photography services head over to her website:
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