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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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Spent a wonderful evening with Amie & Chance the other weekend.  Oh, yeah, and we shot their engagement session, too. :)  Can’t wait for their wedding this August!

Starting things off with my favorite!  I love finding random props…

I also love random alley ways in NE Portland!

  • Dognbird - May 27, 2010 - 12:14 pm

    What a charming e-session!

  • R.A.W. - May 28, 2010 - 10:33 am

    Sweet…I love the location.

If I learned anything from my family growing up, it was that relationships are the most important part of life.  I love that I have a job where I get to build close relationships with my clients, and so many of them have not only turned into acquaintances, but really good friends.  Here are some of the families I have been lucky enough to have gotten to know throughout the years.

I started shooting weddings in 2004, but Kelsey & Josh were one of my first couple’s to book with me after I started my own business in 2006.  Their wedding was also the first wedding Spencer helped me with.  I love that they came back after their first child was born, and then again this past weekend for his 1-year session.

I shot their engagement session, but I’m going to have to dig through my backup external hard drives to find the pics!

Here’s one from their wedding…

Here is Colby at about 9 weeks…

And, Colby at one on Saturday:)

Also, one of my earlier clients, and now good friends, Katie & Roy, on their wedding day in 2007…

Their adorable daughter, Grace, as a newborn…

Grace at 3 months…

6 months:)

And, here’s Grace at 1 year.  I’m sure you’ll see her on here again when she turns 2 this summer!

Jana & Jonathon were such a sweet couple, and I love seeing them for a session when they come back into town (they now live in Idaho).  Here they are on their wedding day Jan. 2008…

Their maternity session fall of ’08…

Their daughter, Evelyn’s, newborn session..

And, the adorable, Evelyn, and her 1 year session!

Jana & Jon referred me to Jon’s sister, Lorinda, for her wedding.  Lorinda & Gabe were such naturals in front of the camera.  Here’s one from their engagement session before their wedding in Sept. of ’08…

And, at their wedding…

Then, they came back with Jana & Jonathon to capture their new family…

Isn’t he cute!?!

I’m looking forward to having done an engagement session, wedding, maternity & newborn session with Candy & Dustin.  For now, though, I only have their engagement and wedding pics, because I’m shooting their maternity session on Friday!:)

I left Lisa for last, because, to be fair, we have been friends since high school.  But, I’m still grateful I’ve gotten to be there to capture these moments.

Lisa & Jason’s engagement session…

On their wedding day in August of ’08

Lisa’s maternity session

The birth of their son, Eli, Jan of ’09

His newborn session at their home a few days later

Here he is at 9 months

And, one year!

  • Katie - May 3, 2010 - 10:04 pm

    I might be a bit biased, but that Gracie sure is a cutie! Thanks for including us Jessica!!

  • Lisa - May 7, 2010 - 5:18 pm

    Thanks for including us too, Jess! I totally didn’t expect it as I was scrolling down and thinking it was just going to be your clients turned friends. :) I think it is so fantastic to have the wonderful pictures you’ve taken of my family (and same for all the other families who keep coming back to you!) capturing these precious moments. Your pictures tell the story of our life! I am interested in creating a book showing this progression from engagement to wedding to maternity to birth to newborn to 3 months (and I think we missed 6 months) to 9 months to 12 months to 15 months and on and on!! We should talk about it sometime so I figure out the costs. :) I’m looking forward to seeing you and the “new” studio tomorrow! XOXOX!!

  • [...] beautiful “baby Grace” (although she’s not a baby anymore!).  She was also in my “throughout the years” post last month.  Well, it was time for Grace’s 2 year portrait session, and I loved [...]

  • Kelsey Pairan - July 13, 2010 - 12:08 pm

    Thank you so much for including us! We always love, love, LOVE our pictures with you. Somehow you make Josh and I look great (despite our very unphotogenic nature); you REALLY are talented :)!!!Plus, Colby is pretty adorable!