Jessica Kay Photography

Northern California Photographer

Jessica Kay is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer based in San Francisco with a passion for capturing beautiful imagery and sweet, intimate moments.

While always having a love for the art of photography, my real passion for it began when I learned to develop my own film. Years later, I still find myself completely in love and inspired by the process and feel of film and printed photographs. There is beauty all around us, everyday from a beautiful sky to a genuine laugh, these are the things that inspire me to create timeless portraits.

When I’m not behind the camera, I enjoy spending time my husband, twin boys and our new baby girl. Together we enjoy all the good food, wine, and hiking trails of the Bay Area. When we aren’t on the go we are daydreaming of our next travel adventure together.

Jessica Kay Photography

Northern California Photographer

Jessica Kay is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer based in San Francisco with a passion for capturing beautiful imagery and sweet, intimate moments.

While always having a love for the art of photography, my real passion for it began when I learned to develop my own film. Years later, I still find myself completely in love and inspired by the process and feel of film and printed photographs. There is beauty all around us, everyday from a beautiful sky to a genuine laugh, these are the things that inspire me to create timeless portraits.

When I’m not behind the camera, I enjoy spending time my husband, twin boys and our new baby girl. Together we enjoy all the good food, wine, and hiking trails of the Bay Area. When we aren’t on the go we are daydreaming of our next travel adventure together.


Interview

IF I HAVE A FREE SUNDAY I WOULD SPEND IT… with my family. Cuddles in bed with the kids, maybe we all go on a walk together, a bike ride or swim in the pool. We love spending time outside, and take full advantage of the great California weather. We’d spend some time in the kitchen baking or cooking something delicious to enjoy together. It would be perfectly balanced, a little bit of me time with running or yoga squeezed in there somewhere. 

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS… our first family vacation together, which was to Maui. It was my first time visiting as well as my twins’, they were 18 months old at the time. Had never been on an airplane or to the beach. Seeing the excitement and discovering this new world was something I will never forget. 

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS… I don’t think I can just pick one! I really want to take several weeks to backpack through Europe. Just a small bag of belongings on my back and my camera in hand

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS… It’s going to sounds cliche but I love how every wedding is different. I’m not talking about the florals, colours and couples. But the moments. Each wedding has these special moments that are so touching and true to that wedding and that couple. It could be something the groom whispers to the bride, or something sweet in the vows...sometimes it’s Dad’s toast of the mother son dance, but there is alway one (or more!) moment that just tugs and my heart strings...and leaves my crying through the lens. 

IF I DIDN’T DO THIS FOR A JOB I WOULD BE/DO… I’d probably go back to nursing school and work in labour and delivery newborn care. Since having kids myself, pregnancy and birth holds a sweet spot in my heart.

IF I COULD GIVE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IT WOULD BE… hire an amazing planner to guide you to great vendors! A great planner will also absorb all the stress and work of the wedding day so you AND your family get to enjoy the way! 

I LOVE WHERE I LIVE BECAUSE… The Bay Area of California just the best. You are always just a little drive away from any adventure, big or small. You can be a the beach one day and the snowy mountains the next. I get the best of everything, Napa Valley, San Francisco, the beach, Tahoe...and don’t even get me started on all the amazing food options I have at my fingertips, delicious food from many different cultures. It’s the best! 

IF I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE…  I already live here! My heart is in California and I could never leave it. 

MOST MEMORABLE MEAL I’VE EVER EATEN WAS… as someone who eats their way through Napa Valley and San Francisco regularly I honestly cannot pick just one! I love to eat! 

THE PETS I OWN ARE… we have one crazy black cat named Turbo and hoping to add a puppy to the mix soon!