Hello & Welcome

My name is Jess and I’m a believer in true love, passionate living, and grand adventures.

I’m a Richmond, Virginia wedding, newborn, and portrait photographer specializing in capturing your life’s new beginnings - and all the big and small moments in-between.


I live for what passes to most people as the mundane happenings of everyday life - watching my little dudes giggle endlessly, feeling the warm breeze in the spring, or wiggling my toes in the grass.

I am most myself in an oversized sweatshirt, watching Friends reruns with my husband, Jonathan.


Our three little dudes, Ry-Guy, Aus-the-Boss, and Great Nate keep me ON MY TOES! Being a boy mom is the best but man these little dudes are nuts!


You will rarely see me awake before 10, but can typically find me at my desk well past midnight.


Jonathan is the reason I believe in laid-back, *stay-in-with-Netflix* love and also *seize-the-day-and-live-life-with-no-regrets* love.

capture the moments that define your life

When I meet my couples and see that same love reflecting in their eyes, that “I love you when life is boring and also when we choose our own adventure” love, that is when I know that I want nothing more than to help you capture your love story - whatever that may be.


If you're looking for more than a photography experience - if you truly want to capture the moments that define your life - drop me a line - I’d love to hear from you <3.

a little more…

HistoryJonathan and I are high school sweethearts! Together we've weathered AP classes, long distance, parenthood, and THOUSANDS of embarrassing pictures.__________________________________
TravelsI've traveled to 43 countries on 6 continents! Favorites so far include Guatemala, Australia, Brazil, Malawi, and New Zealand :)__________________________________
FoodiesGuacamole is my signature dish (the secret ingredient is cumin - shh - don’t tell!) And while fall is my favorite traditional season, I really prefer "avocado season" ;-)__________________________________
Love BugOur cuddle monsters are the center of our world. Jonathan and I have two kitties, Stella and Josie, who found their way (literally) into our lives. We can't imagine life without our hog-the-bed, jump-on-everything, shed-everywhere, rule-the-roost, snuggle bunnies.__________________________________
Bilingual¡Sí, hablo español! A year volunteering at an orphanage in Guatemala helped me cross becoming bilingual off my bucket list!________________
Down timeMy happiness is curling up on the couch with a carton (yes, a carton) of mint chip, my hubby and little man, and some Parks and Rec reruns. And yes, I *am* lactose intolerant...________________
EssenceI love capturing the essence of people. Their true selves. I love encouraging people to feel so comfortable in front of the camera that their fears and anxiety melt away and their care-free, joyful, inner selves have the opportunity to break free.________________
TraditionI come from a loud, talk-with-your-hands Italian family. For as long as I can remember, my favorite nights at home were filled with family meals around the table and slurping spaghetti and meatballs doused in the tomato sauce recipe handed down through generations.________________
ExclamationI believe in living boldly and happily. It’s why my emails (and website!) are littered with exclamation points and smiley faces :).________________

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Jess Capozzola is a Richmond, Virginia based photographer specializing in wedding, newborn, and portrait photography.