Meet Katie!

I am so excited to announce that Jessica Claire Photography has it's first ever associate photographer, Katie! Katie will be accepting wedding commissions through the studio for the 2012

Stuff I Love: March Edition

Since this whole website is geared around "Stuff I Love", I figured I am way overdue for a new round of, well, stuff I love! I am also going to throw in some stuff I don't love, just for good

I Whip My Hair Back and Forth...

Since my blog posts are generally about what's going on in my head, It's only fair that I post this video, because this song is the only thing rattling around in my head right now. I kind of wish it

Things I Love

I was so overwhelmed with my last "things I love post" responses! With all the negativity that gets thrown around in the world from day to day, in the photography industry, and even between people

Ch ch ch changes....

When I decided to ditch my website and combine it with my blog into a "Blogsite", I did that because I was sick of having both a site and a blog to keep up with. I found myself never able to update

Winner & A Winner

The winner of the 2 bschool party tickets is... CAMERON SWARTZ CLARK! Cameron, email me and I'll get you hooked up :) Everyone else, there is LIMITED space at the venue and

Instax Winner!

Yay, it's WINNER time! I got so many entries, it was hard to pick a winner, and I just had to share a few of my faves with you first. Honorable Mention: This one is by

A Contest! Ooh ooh, a CONTEST!!

One of the things I've always wanted to do was be better about taking and printing personal photos. I always have the latest and greatest point & shoot camera on hand, but the truth is that I rarely

My little project: Film

I've been a digital shooter all along. I had a D30, a D60, 10d, 20d, and finally, 5d. But I did something kind of kooky early this year. I bought a film camera. A Contax

Jessica's Favorite Things

Today has just been one of those days that can't seem to get off the ground. Instead of heading to the nearest Nordstrom or more likely, Nordstrom Rack, I spent a little time online this morning in

The Bachelor--What???

Normally I don't post about this kind of stuff here, but WHAT??? Really??? Jason goes from being the sweet, nice, single guy to America's most hated man in 30 seconds flat last night--that's just


DIY=Do It Yourself This is not my motto. I've never been one of those people who could just be creative at the drop of a hat and find cheap and creative solutions, much to the chagrin of my

It's tough to lose, isn't it?

First of all, a big congratulations to President Elect OBAMA--isn't it weird to know that we're all alive on a day that kids will learn about in school for the rest of the future to come? I feel

What is going on with the world?

True confession: I am addicted to the stock market and the economy. I check stocks, like, 50 times a day on my iphone and listen to AM radio, and all that kind of stuff. Things aren't looking

People who are cool

One of the coolest things about this blog and about creating the shootsac is that both have given me the opportunity to meet and interact with people I wouldn't normally have the chance to do so

The Totally Rad: The Revenge!

A lot of you commented on Monika & Nicholas's wedding a few posts below this--all antique glamour and desaturated color. I can tell you now that EVERY single one of those images was processed with my

To thank Becker for coming with me to Andrea & Scott's wedding, I managed to rent him a Canon 1dsMkIII, Canon's newest brainchild. We've both been considering whether or not to purchase this piece

It's finally here!

Welcome to the new and improved Jessica Claire Blog!! I must say, it's been hard to wait for this day, but I'm so excited to finally share all of the hard work that has gone into this site with you.

Server Changing

This blogs (and all blogs hosted with my hosting company) are going to be migrating to new servers starting late tonight/early Saturday morning. It's possible that this blog could be unavailable for

Jessica Claire On Style

You may have noticed that I didn't do a Shoot the Sh*t episode this past week--I decided to do an episode where I talked about something photography related instead for once! Don't worry--I won't be


Well, it looks like the auction site had a glitch due to too many bidders! While this stinks, I am now back up there and ready to be bid on. I'll be up there until right about 6pm PST on Thursday,

Do you Facebook? Twitter? MySpace?

There are just SO many of these networking sites out now. I had quite a few people come up to me in Tampa and introduce me as my Facebook friend so and so. Although I am a member of these sites, I

Hey, where'd I go?

I'm still here, but I've been taking a little blog hiatus for the past few days! I decided not to go back to North Carolina for Christmas this year, and instead will be spending it in the next best


I have things in the works for next year....more than one, actually! So as a bit of foreshadowing, a CONTEST!First, The prizes:I will be giving away prizes to two winners.

Other Blogs I Like

Well, my NYC shoot was cancelled due to rain :(. This means I need to do a different post today instead!Since I became a card-carrying member of the blogging world, it has come to my

Special Special Birthday

Today is Becker's 5th anniversary of his 29th birthday! Although Christmas or Thanksgiving is probably his favorite holiday, his birthday ranks a very close second. Plus it gives us all a chance to

A Shootsac Contest!

Yay, a contest! I have decided to run a little contest to gear up for Photoplus in NYC next week, because SHOOTSAC has it's first, 20X10, big girl

New things are coming....

I've been in business awhile now and although I do try to keep things consistent as far as my brand and logo, in the next couple of months, there are going to be some updates around here! I've got

JCSPHOTO.COM is having issues

My regular website is having some issues because we're in the process of moving to a new server this week! If you are a current or prospective client, just sit tight, it'll all be worked out soon.

Shootsac Site Launching THIS WEEK

That's right folks, the shootsac site is launching THIS WEEK! The 4000+ of you who have signed up to be notified when we launch are going to be getting an email from me in the next few days with

People are getting their Shootsacs!

I am so excited that people are receiving their shootsacs!! If you ordered at WPPI, you should have yours today or tomorrow at the absolute latest. If you ordered in Chicago, yours will be shipping

A Shootsac Update!

This is going to be a very exciting couple of weeks! First of all, the bags are in their final phase of production so that means that everyone who pre-ordered in Vegas will be getting their bag

Speaking of Blogs...

Is anyone out there a self-proclaimed BLOG STALKER? My friend Liana did a great post on her blog last year defining the term and letting people confess

The Shootsac Debut

Well, I must say, the shootsasc launch yesterday was a HUGE hit! It was awesome that so many people I know stopped by to say hello and check out the bags, and I am so thankful for all the positive

The Shootsac Top 10

Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Shootsac Booth in Vegas10. you know you want one9. i want to see everyone who's out there looking at this blog right now!8. you know you can never have

And introducing...SHOOTSAC!

My BRAND NEW COMPANY, Shootsac! I've been working on this for a long time and it's not even entirely ready to go yet, but thre rumors are true--I have my own line of camera bags! Now, these aren't

Welcome to the JC Blog!

Welcome to my blog! A few tips for getting around: Navigation is in the drop down menu right above this post to make searching for particular categories or other items super easy and fast.