NYC Documentary Wedding / Elopement Photographer

Hi, I'm Jessie!

I’ve been doing this for over a decade, but my philosophy remains the same: The BEST photos are candid, and real moments are worth documenting and hanging on the wall.

I keep the process simple & the focus on your story to create honest and artful photos that remind you of how it felt.

Photographing in NYC, Hudson Valley, and all over the East Coast.

all welcome 🏳️‍🌈 ✊🏾
all races / all ethnicities / all gender identities & expressions / all relationship & family dynamics

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East Coast and Beyond


Whether it’s high in the mountains, on a beach near the ocean, in your favorite coffee shop, at your dream venue, or in your backyard - you deserve to get married however you want. Let's plan your favorite day in your dream location. Planning a ceremony is an act of love. Elopements, Small Weddings, 3 day events, I’ll help you plan and preserve your story, your way.

Documentary &
Fine Art Photography

Whether you're planning a big celebration, an intimate ceremony, or running away to the mountains, I want to be there to document it.

I'm your hype - up friend with a camera. I'll help you remember all the details that go by way too quickly...

nothing is better than real life

why documentary photography?

Documentary photography is about moments and memories. It’s about telling your story authentically. It’s how you will fill the gaps when your older. It’s not about perfection, it’s about feeling.

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"My work is mostly about memory. It is very important to me that everybody that I have been close to in my life I make photographs of them."

- Nan Goldin

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@jessie_watford_photography