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Black and White Engagement photo of couple in Cafe Du Monde New Orleans
Bride and Groom kissing outside of church
A wedding reception table at The Cannery. Photo: Jessica The Photographer
From a photo editorial for New Orleans Weddings Magazine: Bride and groom in the Art Deco inspired lobby of the Higgins Hotel in New Orleans. Photographer: Jessica Burke | Menswear: John’s Tuxedos | Bridal gown: The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe | Hair and makeup: Tina Rodosta for Verde Beauty
First Dance Loews New Orleans Hotel Ballroom
A wedding party in New Orleans City Park | Photo by Jessica The Photographer
Bride in Limo
An Indian couple dance on a fog covered dance floor at their wedding reception.
Winter Ceremony Decor | Photo: Jessica The Photographer
Hi there!
I’m Jessica Burke. I got into the world of professional photography in 1996 and I’ve photographed so many weddings since that I’ve lost count. Ok, I never really kept count, but it has to be approaching 1,000, if not more. Bottom line I’ve been doing this a long time and I’m pretty good at it, if I do say so myself (insert winky face emoji here).
ABOUT MY WORK: I love bold color and intense black and white. I love discovering gorgeous natural light and capturing the textures it creates. If the natural light isn’t gorgeous, I have no problem using lighting to get it where it needs to be. I shamelessly embrace a good lens flare whenever possible.
When I photograph a wedding, I tune in to the tiny details while also making sure I get the big picture. I believe capturing the ambiance is incredibly important. I shoot with an editorial eye, honed by over 14+ years work in the magazine industry, both in shooting and creative direction.
I look for those moments – you know, the embraces, the tears, the smiles that light up a room – I have almost a sixth sense about capturing them. I also know how to read people and this helps set them at ease. I always work to show my subjects in their best light and this creates trust that melts stress and calms nerves. I am also not above pulling out a corny dad joke when the situation calls for it. You’ve been warned.
After more than 20 years of shooting, my brain thinks like a camera and I can see the finished image before I even press the shutter. The creative high of capturing the interplay of light and the world around us into photographs is one that never gets old for me.
If my kind of art sounds like your kind of art, let’s chat.

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