Jessica Riehl Photography Blog » Ballston Spa, New York Children and Family Photographer

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The Official Blurb:

Jessica is a globetrotting modern lifestyle photographer with a special knack for capturing  intimate portraits of families and children.

Jessica’s passion for photography began when she was a curious child with a camera, exploring the countryside near her hometown of Monterrey, Virginia, population 53.  After graduating from college and many cameras later, Jessica was a Navy officer, photographing the world from the bridge of her forward-deployed amphibious ship.

Photography took on a new importance in Jessica’s life after her grandmother passed away, leaving behind boxes and boxes of cherished memories.  These were photographs that, together, compromised a complete photographic legacy of the family dating to the 1890s.  Fueled by the desire to give this gift of family heritage to others, Jessica became a full-time photographer.

“I love stories.  I love reading them.  I love telling them.  But I especially love photographing them.  This is my mission: to tell your family’s story through photographs.

I am deeply moved by purity, simplicity, and emotion.  I strive to catch the ‘in-between’ moments, the moments where I become invisible and I capture the true essence of your family.

I place a great importance on getting to know you so I can learn what you most want to remember about your family in their current stage of life.  And that, along with the in-between moments, are what I am going to preserve for you in photographs.”

In addition to photographing families and children, Jessica is a talented fine art, travel, and commercial photographer.  She enjoys savoring the simple things in life and is a self-proclaimed kid at heart who just likes to have fun.  Jessica’s home base is Ballston Spa, New York where lives with her husband and two tuxedo rescue cats.

Riehl Facts:

My Motto: Peace, Love and Photography

If I’m not photographing, I am studying for my masters degree in Environmental Science and Policy and working with Sustainable Saratoga.

We heart craft beer.

I think of my self as a storyteller more than a photographer.

Yes, I showed sheep at the county fair and dressed them up. I also liked doing the polar plunge at summer camp.

Books, farmer’s markets, and Rayban Wayfarers rock the world.

I like sitting on my front porch watching my cats attempt to catch a squirrel. They are city cats and not used to “the village”.

The Navy was hard, but I would do it all over again.

My dream is to photograph ice in Antarctica.

My parents are amazing.

My husband makes my world go round. We are the “Riehl” deal.


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