I’m Jessica, the writer and photographer of Days of You and Me. A bit about me:
I talk a lot.
I love to tell stories. And crack jokes.
I am a mom. I have two kids: a girl and a boy. Annabelle and Levi. Their shenanigans are the inspiration for many blog posts.
I have a cat named Toby. He is fat and beautiful and cuddly. Lots of people tell me is like a dog. And I take that as a compliment.
I also have a dog. Phinneus. Phinny Phinn Phinn. Phinny Binny. The Phinn Meister. Mr. Phinntastic. Yes, my dog has lots of lovey dovey silly nicknames. Because I love him. I won’t share my kids’ and hubby’s nicknames and risk embarrassing them eternally on the internet.
I grew up in Derby, Connecticut, a little town alongside the Housatonic River. This is one of the prettiest places I’ve ever seen. Love the people there, the warmth, and the small town that I grew up in.
Ten years ago I relocated to Washington, D.C. (we’re in Ashburn, Virginia. Greatest place to raise kids. Love it here.)
I studied English and education. I’ve taught first graders, middle school, adult education and community college. Once upon a time I thought I’d grow up to be a professor of English or Comparative Literature. Life spun me around and I landed in the perfectly unexpected place: a fairly well read photographer and mom of two. And I’m kind of happy that life unfolded that way.
I read as much as I possibly can. I believe education is what will change the world for the better and love is what makes the world go ’round. I believe in being in the moment. I like to travel, see new places and meet people. I think that my being a portrait photographer is rooted in love. I do my absolute best to capture moments and create images that speak to who my clients are in their lives. I love my clients, whether they be professionals, families, high school seniors, kids or babies. I love getting to photograph people and help them tell visual stories. This is such an honor for me.
Thank you for stopping by, :-) I love getting to know my blog’s visitors, so please do drop a comment or an e-mail, okay? I would love to hear from you.