Monday, March 14, 2011

handmade monday: jessamae photography

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, I know we did! It was a quick transition back to reality with Chase pulling an all-nighter for his two midterms today and I fell asleep sending emails on the couch. It's going to be a busy week! Let's start it off with Handmade Monday, what d'ya say?

This week I get to brag about a shop I found via twitter called Jessamae Photography. Her shots are full of whimsy, gorgeous soft colors, and soft lighting. They seriously just make me calm looking at them.  

Here are some of my favorites in the shop, but you can go ahead and pretend that every single shot is in this post because I love them all.

Let's see what inspires Jessica:

What inspires you most?
oh my gosh, the question should be what doesn't inspire me! The delicate curve of a petal, the fading daylight on a summer evening, the elegance of a string of pearls draped in a jewelry box -- even the sweet prettiness of a little macaron catches my eye and causes me to reach for my camera. While nature and my garden initially led me to take more photographs, I've come to realize that inspiration and beauty can really be found everywhere. Photography has truly opened my eyes to the details of everyday life (and I sometimes get the oddest looks from people when I whip out my camera to photograph a bit of dessert at a restaurant or an old book at an antique store!)

What is your favorite color/color scheme?
I'd have to say that lately, I have been drawn to soft pastels, and I've just begun exploring working with film to further create that nostalgic, vintage-y feel in my photographs. I just love to escape into dreamy, whimsical images, and maybe because I'm a bit of a girly girl, I'm drawn to the soft femininity of pastel hues. 

What is your favorite part about running your handmade business?
I only recently opened my store, so I'm still just so overwhlemed by the idea that something that I absolutely adore doing is enjoyed by others! There really is nothing like having your work, which is such a part of you, appreciated by other people. It also is driving me to further explore my creativity, and I feel that even in the few months my store has been open, I've grown as a photographer. While a bit scary at first (and intimidating and wow, the vulnerability I felt!), I am so thankful that I did take the chance to share my work with others--the people I've met and the feedback I've received is just invaluable!

Thanks so much, Jessica! Make sure to check out more of her work here!



  1. The umbrella photo makes me think of Mary Poppins + lollipops. Lollipoppins?

  2. How gorgeous!

    Last night I definitely fell asleep on John's shoulder...watching Walker, Texas Ranger. There's no doubt in my mind that it was an auspicious start to the week!

  3. oh yes. those pics are gorgeous, and they all go so well with my lavender room... ;)

  4. she has a great eye and love all the colors of her photographs!

  5. Love this! I love the color tone in these pics.


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