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Fossil   [ fosuh l ]:  any remains, impression, or trace of a living thing…

Thanks for stopping by!  Let’s tell your story.  Life goes by SO fast and I am in the business of documenting all the “feels” of the right now.  Everyone has a camera.  What I can bring to the table is a creative perspective and a passion to show emotion through imagery.   Full disclosure, I will not try to make you look perfect.  I will not tell you to move your chin to the left, look at the camera and smile a perfect smile.  I WILL do what I can to make sure you are focusing less on getting your photo taken and more on soaking up sweet moments with your loves!  I have been doing this for more than a decade and I cherish my clients and work with most of them over and over as their families grow and change.

Love is Love, by the way!

Ready to tell me about yourself?

(Some old photos of me and my family here. We have actually grown our gang this year through foster care! Life is crazy and wonderful.)


I am Jessica, the owner of Fossil Photography…some of my earliest memories take place in the woods of Illinois, marveling over moss, morels and may-apples and taking home bits in my fanny pack that I literally called my “treasure bag”.  I think this was the beginning of my cataloging of beauty in things that are small, things that can go unnoticed.  I bring a calm and open presence to all of my photo shoots.  I love being around people, especially when I get to see them in their own element where they are their true weird selves with the people closest to them.

Priest5-31-19-105photo credits: Jihannah Hogge