It’s February and thinking about Spring portraits makes me happy as I’m unpiling the 7 inches of snow off my car. In an effort to make you equally as happy, I’d love to extend this one-time-only offer to you and your families. Up until February 28th (OMG that’s a whole month!), I’m offering $300 off my complete portrait sessions. WOWZA! That’s only $200 for a 45-60min session, online ordering, and the digital files of 40-60 images (in black and whaite and color). Think Pets, Family, Gifts, Engagments, Portraits, Senior Sessions, Children, Maternity, etc. There is no minimum order, so contact me today! Sessions must be used before September 1st, 2014. Travel additional if outside Columbus. XO Jess
So in honor of this being the first week of the new year, I’m going to skip ahead some sessions and do a best-of 2013 post. I will continue to post 2013 weddings and session blogs in the coming weeks so keep checking back:)
At the end of it all, all I can really say is WOW! This has been Jessica Miller Photography’s busiest and most successful year to date. It has been such an honor to step into the lives of so many incredible people. I feel like my life has been so enriched by getting to know and share in the memories of my clients. I am a better person for having all of you in my life. I can’t thank you enough.
In early 2013, I traveled to WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) with a few friend-tographers and spent three days in some intensive business classes. I had wanted to attend this conference for the last 3 years, so it was very exciting to finally get there. I came home with a laser-focused drive that I’ve never felt before. It has definitely propelled me forward in not only my business, but also my everyday life. My work was published a few times in 2013: once in The Knot Ohio, once in Curve Magazine, once in Business First, and a photograph I took is now on the back of over 10,000 bottles of Via Vecchia wine. I was able to branch out and team with other local vendors for three fashion editorial shoots- two in the spring, and one in the summer. In 2013 I was the contributing photographer for Craftin’ Outlaws and I also established my own booth to sell prints at both their spring and winter shows. I acted as the in-house photographer for Bartha, a national events and production house, where I photographed over 25 live events. Jessica Miller Photography expanded in 2013 and now offers photography for high school Seniors looking for a more fashion-forward and creative experience with their Senior Photo shoot. Something that I’ve been so grateful for here in Columbus is my family of fellow wedding and portrait photographers. In business and in life, they have been there every step of the way. This year, I was able to have some insanely talented people shoot along side me as second shooters. A special thank you to Nick Fancher, Carmen Hall, Melissa Jones, Sarah Williamson, Mike Stempler, Zak Kelly and my husband Scott Ingraham for your beautiful work!
So without further ado, here are just a sampling of my favorite photographs I took from 2013. I’m so excited to turn the page on another year! Happy 2014 everyone! XO Jess
For those who follow me on Facebook, (which you should!) you already know that I’ve been the official photographer for Columbus’ Craftin’ Outlaws for the past three years (I can’t believe it’s been that long!). Craftin’ Outlaws is a local alternative craft show which sells off-beat, creative and inspiring products. I also like to describe it as a living, breathing ETSY. This year the event was a little more exciting for me on a personal note, as I was able to have my OWN booth to sell products as well as a photo booth, and of course, shooting the event as well. I sold fine art prints, canvas prints, cards, card sets, matchboxes and gift tags. I have always loved making things since a very young age, so this process was very time consuming, but so fulfilling in many ways. It was also nice to get out from behind my computer, which is were I feel like I spend most of my days…and nights. It was also the first time I’ve ever been able to sell my own personal work. The top photos below are from my booth and the products I sold. If you would like any more information on anything you see, please don’t hesitate to write me a note at [email protected] The rest of the photos are of the talented vendors and some of the wildly creative products they sold. Here’s a fun fact- the guy that makes the birdhouses below, Jeff, is my landlord! Please mark your calendars for November 16th. This is when Craftin’ Outlaws will be back. It also happens to be a perfect time to holiday shop. Thank you to all my friends and family who came out and joined in the festivities. I know this show keeps getting bigger and better and the next three years are going to be even better than the last three! Enjoy the photos! XO Jess
Here’s some photos of my booth!
And here are a few photos of the many AWESOME vendor booths you can spot at this event: