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  • Thanks for visiting my website! I'm Jessica Watson, a wedding and portrait photographer based in Portland OR, and traveling to lands abroad. Here you'll find all my work that's dedicated to you. To your life, your wedding, your kids, and all the beautiful moments of your life you want to keep as one-of-a-kind works of art. Below you'll see posts of all my recent adventures, and from the menu above you can get more info and see my whole portfolio. My direct email is
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I’m not gonna lie…I’m pretty proud of these images!!  As a wedding photographer, I’ve definitely had to “make the best out of a bad situation.”  I can make crap locations look pretty, and even pull emotion out of the most stoic looking individuals, but sometimes the location, lighting and the couple all are amazing, and I really get to enjoy myself!  Liz definitely knew what she wanted her engagement session to look like, and I had so much fun making that happen for them!  Unfortunately, I won’t be able to shoot their wedding, but I wish them luck and happiness for years to come!

What I learned about lavender farms:

1. If you are afraid of/allergic to bees don’t go into the rows of lavender!

2. They smell amazing:)

3. You can have your wedding there.

4. Farm people are so laid back and sweet!

We started out with a wine and cheese picnic…

Then played in the lavender fields…

They worked it out!!

Then had some fun on their bikes (this is harder than it looks!)

Beautiful light!

A few more just before sunset…

And ended with some sexy romance…

  • Ben - July 20, 2010 - 8:19 am

    What an especially lovely set! I have an amateurish question though: did you fire your flash in those shots that were backlit? or was everything done with natural lighting?

  • Jessica - July 20, 2010 - 9:32 pm

    Thanks! :) Nope, no flash, just natural light for all of them!

  • Liz - July 20, 2010 - 11:32 pm

    JESSICA! These are BEAUTIFUL! We love love love all of these photos! You did such an amazing job and were so awesome to work with. We can’t wait to see the rest :) These were definitely worth the wait (4th time was a charm)! Thank you so much for being so patient with us. We definitely look forward to working with you in the future :)

  • Talia Seabold - July 28, 2010 - 12:31 pm

    I LOVE these! Liz, you are gorgeous and look like a model!

  • [...] Or a rose garden, or a park with lots of lilacs.  I’m going for floral beauty and fragrance here.  If scent is one of the best memory triggers, then wouldn’t you want to be reminded of that special moment everytime you caught a whiff of lavender?  Or roses?  Or lilacs, etc?  If its winter in your neck of the woods, check out local greenhouses.  I have an orchid greenhouse by me that is toasty warm, open to the public and would make a great proposal backdrop.  Images from Jessica Watson Photography. [...]

Adriana & Paul are a super sweet couple, and what’s even cooler is that they both work up at OHSU where Spencer works!  So, I’m thinking there’s going to be a lot of science-y talk between them at the wedding this Saturday. LOL  I shot their engagement session a few weeks ago, after a LONG weekend (4 days!) of shoots, and it was great to be able to just hang out and walk around downtown Portland with them.

They are so amazing, they even braved the Hawthorne bridge traffic for me. ;)  Haha, no, but we were lucky enough to be walking over it when it lifted for a boat to pass.