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Back Bay Engagement Session [Kelli & Chris] / Newport Beach Engagement Photographer

I had THE best time photographing Kelli & Chris’s engagement session filed with bikes, laughter and lots of love!

Kelli is one of my dearest friends and was a bridesmaid in my wedding last fall. When Kelli & Chris got engaged in the Bahamas (!!!!!!!!) and asked me to be in their wedding I couldn’t have been happier! Chris is the kind of guy you hope your best friend ends up with- her best friend.

He makes her so happy and in return, she makes him so happy. They are truly a perfect match. In less than three months these two will become Mr. & Mrs. at the Talega Golf Club in San Clemente!

Congratulations Kelli & Chris, I can not wait to witness you begin your new lives together!


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2013 Spring Mini-Sessions / Orange County Lifestyle Photographer



My 2013 Spring Mini-Sessions are in season! Whether it’s time for your little bunnies Easter photos or if you’re just over-due for family pictures, I’ve got you covered! Mini-sessions are only held bi-yearly and this time I am offering a select number of 30-minute sessions held over 3 weekends in 3 locations. All details are listed below. This special price is valid for these dates only and space is limited so contact me now to reserve your date!

949.292.4535 or


2013 Spring Mini-Sessions are $200 and includes:

30-minute session for up to 6 people

10 high-resolution images professionally edited on disc

online proofing & purchasing gallery


Saturday, March 2nd, at Flower Field in San Juan Capistrano:

  • 3:15 – 3:45
  • 4:00 – 4:30
  • 4:45 – 5:15

Saturday, March 9th, at Rustic/Natural location in Irvine:

  • 3:15 – 3:45
  • 4:00 – 4:30
  • 4:45- 5:15

Sunday, March 17th, at Beach location in Laguna Beach:

  • 3:15 – 3:45
  • 4:00 – 4:30
  • 4:45- 5:15


  • To book your session, contact Jessica at 949.292.4535 or
  • All sessions must be paid in full to book your date and time. Due to the limited number of sessions available, refunds are unavailable. If a cancellation needs to be made, you will receive a credit toward your rescheduled date.
  • You will receive your digital files by Sunday, March 24th. Although, they may be done sooner!
  • Only 1 family per time slot Please arrive 10 minutes early as sessions are booked back-to-back.
  • All times are scheduled around the best light available however, If these dates and/or times do not work for you, please contact me. I may have an alternate date or time available to you.
  • Session may be used for any type of Lifestyle session.

I look forward to capturing your family’s love!

XO, Jessica


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Balboa Island Engagement Session [Ashley & Adam] / Newport Beach Engagement Photographer

This is a session full of JOY…and a couple of ridiculously good looking people ;-)! I was so happy when Ashley asked me to photograph she and Adam’s engagement session. We have been friends for 15 years and it felt like such an honor to witness and photograph my good friend in one of her happiest moments. Ashley and Adam are the real deal. Crazy in love and so excited to be husband and wife. They will be married next month in Mexico! If their wedding is anything like them it will be full of love, lots of friends and a seriously good time! Congratulations, Ashley & Adam! I could not be happier for the both of you and I cant wait to see what the future holds. Hopefully I’ll be photographing lots of beautiful little model babies in my future (hint, hint). 😉

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Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Reserve Wedding [Erin & Mike] / Los Angeles Wedding Photographer

I’m finally getting a chance to blog Erin & Mike’s super gorgeous Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Reserve wedding! I met Erin years ago while in college studying photography. We were in a Photography 101 course and sat right next to each other. We talked projects, due dates and a bit about boys. We compared technique, composition and creativity against our professor’s trained eye… and somehow, he let us out of there alive ;-). Flash forward to some time after graduation and Erin contacted me to shoot her wedding. Turns out, she was marrying that guy she had talked about in class, the one she had been with since high school.

I first reconnected with Erin during their engagement shoot in San Clemente. It was then that I  got to see the very special dynamic between Erin & Mike. Having been together for 11 years, it was just plain obvious and inspiring to see how in- sync they were. They shared inside jokes, they were best friends and I swear they communicated without any words. Just the perfect team.

Their wedding was full of love, friends and lots of fun (Check out those “Jargaritas” )! Their friends and family spent months putting together countless DIY projects and the result was just lovely. Thank you Erin & Mike for the honor of capturing your special day. Your love for each other is beautiful to watch and I can’t wait to see where this new beginning takes you both. Enjoy!

Photography: Jessica Holley Photography  / Venue : Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Reserve, Los Angeles / Caterer: El Gringo (GUAC) Urban Assault Catering / Florist: Boulevard Florist; all flowers assembled by family and friends / Hair & Makeup: Andrew Tyler Sun / Lighting: Ambiance Party Lighting / Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal / Grooms Attire:  Jones New York / Bridesmaids Reception Shoes: Lady’s Luck / Guestbook: M-square Press and Design / Margaritas: Margarita Man LA / Photo booth: DIY by Bride

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Franciscan Gardens Wedding [Jeanette & Sean] / San Juan Capistrano Wedding Photographer

I had the opportunity to second shoot this beautiful wedding in the fall and I’m so excited to be sharing just some of my favorites today! Jeanette & Sean’s wedding took place at the always gorgeous Franciscan Gardens in San Juan Capistrano. I love this venue so much. The space is flawless and can be made into whatever your heart desires, not to mention the luxurious Bridal Suite which I could just photograph in all day! The surrounding area of the Los Rios District is every photographer’s dream with it’s rustic, fresh and natural open space. Brides-to-be, take note: You will definitely want to add this venue to your list of must-sees!

I loved working on this wedding with the talented Flawless Faces Makeup & Skincare Lounge and 24 Carrots Catering & Events! They made for a very beautiful and delicious day!

Congratulations, Jeanette & Sean!

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