Kind Words

“We chose Jessica to photograph our September wedding in Estes Park, Colorado, and couldn’t be more grateful for our experience with her. Amidst planning our Colorado destination wedding from our home in Wisconsin, my husband took a job that relocated us to Seattle, 4 months before our “big day”. To call it complicated is an understatement. But among our chaos we found Jessica, whose warmth emanated from the moment we met her. She was calm, confident, and capable throughout the planning process and helped us find our focus. Her communication before the wedding was just the right amount to keep us excited about our photos, but not overwhelmed. When our day arrived, Jessica was the perfect presence. She guided our guests and us in a gentle, thoughtful manner into position for pictures and captured many candids. After our ceremony, Jessica, my husband, and I drove to different sites in Rocky Mountain National Park that Jessica had selected to take portraits. She captured the most incredible memories for us. The time we spent taking pictures before the reception was my favorite part of the day, because Jessica made it feel like it was just my husband and I, savoring our first moments as a married couple. A few weeks after our wedding, we received our photos from Jessica. She is truly an artist. We are thrilled with the moments she photographed and the beautiful light she captured in each photo. The pictures turned out better than I could have imagined. We would recommend Jessica to our closest family and friends, and hope to work with her again for future milestones. Thank you for everything, Jessica!” -Emily + Tyler


“We hired Jessica for our wedding at The Pines at Genessee. We couldn’t wait to see our pictures, it was so much fun to look through them for the first time! Every special moment had been captured perfectly. If she had taken any bad or unflattering photos of us, we sure didn’t see them. We look incredible in every picture! I couldn’t believe that she had managed to make us look spectacular in every picture. Jessica has an extraordinary gift for capturing the right angle, light, and moments that create the most magical images!  Jessica took her time to get to know us before our wedding day, and asked important questions about ourselves. She really understood what we were looking for in our photographs, and what kind of images we would like from our wedding day. The pictures we got back were so much better than we had ever imagined!  Jessica was the best! She was so nice and sweet, and I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a photographer work so hard in my life! She has such beautiful energy, and that’s something that can really impact a wedding day. She got an idea of how we wanted our wedding pictures to look, and then ran with her own creativity and artistic abilities to create perfect images of our big day. You can completely trust her to capture all the right moments of the day. I would also say that she has special skills to make you look fabulous in all your pictures, and that, my friend, is talent. Wedding photography truly is a special responsibility, and Jessica takes it seriously. I never realized how intimate the moments of a wedding can be. Jessica will always be a part of our lives, because she was there when we became husband and wife. Not only was she there, she is the one who gave us the images of the special memories we have of our wedding day. She worked so very hard all day long, to get so many beautiful shots of us, our wedding party, and our guests. It was truly wonderful to have her there. Her images speak for themselves, and I completely trusted her to create beautiful pictures from the day. It was so wonderful to have no worries about the quality of pictures she was working towards!” -Gretchen + Paul


“Words cannot express how outstanding Jessica was at our wedding.  She was calm and encouraging the whole time, which made a warm atmosphere when taking our pictures.  She was never pushy and always made sure everything in the picture looked right from the background to how we looked to the way the dress was laid out.  Something I really enjoyed was that she wasn’t overbearing by making you stop mid moment to get a photo; she was great at anticipating moments so we are now able to relive those moments that mattered.  She was perfect.  I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer.  Everyone complimented how nice she was and how they were SO excited to see the photos since she was there to capture all the small details you don’t think about. A lot of my guests thought Jessica and I were friends already! The photos came out exactly the way I dreamed they would!  I plan to hire her whenever we need photos done from now on.  We can live our lives with no regrets with whom we chose as our photographer, thanks to Jessica!” -Shelby + Stephen


“The photos are SO AMAZING!! Thank you so much!! We’ve just barely started sharing them, but rave reviews are already rolling in! My cousin Hawley (the officiant) says: “OMG, I couldn’t stop myself – I sat here and looked at every single one!!! They’re FABULOUS!!!!! I love how she got formal AND informal AND totally candid AND art shots AND food shots AND nature shots…and everything!!! I’m really impressed – she totally captured all the different parts and feelings of the weekend.”
From Sarah, my college roommate: “These are beautiful, she did an amazing job! You and Erik look so amazing and happy! YAY!! She really did a great job capturing the day, from you showing off your shoes to Erik at your reveal to everyone mingling at cocktails- she even got a pic of me telling my weirdo story at dinner!” Erik and I, of course, wholeheartedly agree!! The light in all the forest photos is absolutely stunning. And you made us look so good!! And the candids are SO FUN.  We can’t wait to recommend you! And for a time when we need a photographer again!” Cheers! -Camille & Erik


“Jessica was our wedding photographer. She also did a fantastic engagement photo shoot for us. Our engagement session was at Chautauqua Park in Boulder, CO in the late summer of 2015. Our wedding was in Breckenridge, CO in July 2016. We have not had much experience with other photographers, but compared to photographers at weddings of friends and family, Jessica was wonderful. She seemed to be everywhere snapping pictures, but she was completely non-intrusive to guests.  Jessica created beautiful images of our wedding day. They way she captured us, our friends & family, and the beautiful Breckenridge scenery was amazing. We were very pleased with the results and have had many photographs framed already. We receive many many compliments from family and friends. Jessica created a nice mix of traditional poses as well as fun photos that fit our personalities perfectly. I would definitely recommend Jessica to anyone looking for a professional photographer. Jessica is kind, communicative, and very easy to work with. She made us feel totally comfortable on both days we worked with her. She will capture your day or event in an artistic and creative fashion. Jessica was wonderful and fun to work with for our engagement session and wedding! She was fantastic! We can’t recommend her highly enough. Jessica responded to emails quickly and listened to all of our requests. She was fun to spend time with and was thoughtful about the photographs she took of us on our wedding day. We have so many beautiful photos, but we also had plenty of time to enjoy our family, friends & guests!” -Joanna + Drew


“I first met Jessica at our daughter’s wedding in Boulder. She did an amazing job capturing the perfect day. She was easy to work with and the we were very pleased with the many photos. Christmas 2016 was special for our family as we were gathered in the same place which is hard since we don’t all live in the same state. The only thing I wanted for Christmas were family portraits. Jessica was our girl and made it happen. We had six adults and four children ranging from 3 months to 5 years. I couldn’t be more pleased with the many photos she took. They are amazing and wonderful memories were captured! Thanks Jessica! Great job and we look forward to our next session.” -Jeff and Cheryl


“I ended up booking my wedding with Jessica Alventosa as our photographer. We did our engagement session and she is THE BEST! :) She made us extremely comfortable and took absolutely amazing pictures! I can’t wait for our wedding day and knowing that we are in good hands with our photographer is a really good feeling! If you book with Jessica, you won’t be disappointed.” -Tabitha + Keven


“We hired Jessica for our wedding which was held June 2016 at the River Bend in Lyons, CO. Jessica was professional, organized, and very personable. She made my family and I feel at ease as we were getting ready to walk down the aisle. Her photos were stunning. We were so happy with the outcome! Definitely recommended in our book!” -Gracie + Dan


“Our wedding photos look absolutely fantastic, THANK YOU so very much!!!! You are a joy to work with and made Mike and I feel so at ease.” -Bonnie + Mike


“I hired Jessica to photograph my wedding and got my pictures back yesterday, two weeks earlier than expected. They were FANTASTIC! Jessica contacted me a week before the wedding to make sure that she had a clear list of all the shots that were must gets. We ended up having a lot of last minute changes and Jessica was so patient and easy going. She was super professional, never turned down an idea, and got the best pictures!” -Jessica + Brian


“Thank you so much again Jessica! They look AMAZING!!!! My family loves them  :)  What an awesome photographer you are!!!!!” –Stephanie D.


“After our last ‘commercial’ family photo experience was so unpleasant and rushed, I decided I wanted to do outdoor pictures. After looking around for over 2 years, I  finally met Jessica! Her pictures speak for themselves but she is amazing, very patient, and professional but still very personal. The whole session felt natural and fun, not forced. You can tell this isn’t just a job for Jessica, it’s her passion, something she really enjoys doing. Definitely recommend her as a photographer and a friend, I see many more sessions in our future.  :)” -Lynelle P.


“Working with Jessica was one of my most positive experiences to date! I’ve never been with a more passionate and patient photographer! I’ve been to so many weddings with rude and impatient photographers, and Jessica is exactly the opposite! She prioritizes capturing your memories. I absolutely love the photos from our photo sessions!! When I first saw them on her blog I literally started to cry I was so happy and excited to see such a special time in my life so perfectly captured. Totally in love with Jessica and the whole experience! Already planning 6 and 12 month photo sessions for my 3 week old! A++++!” -Jamie L


“Thank you so so much for the pictures! I absolutely love them! You did such a great job capturing our relationship :)” –Jennifer B.


“Jessica was the photographer for my wedding on July 27th, 2013. She is friendly, professional, and easy to work with. She is very good at taking both traditional and unique wedding photos. Highly recommended!!!” -Randi R.


“Awesome photo session. Jessica is awesome and will capture every moment. She shot our family photos this year. Loved them! -Sheri D.