Last Call Pensacola! // We’re Moving // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks // Jessica Patricia Photography


It has been wonderful getting to know myself as a photographer and getting to know all of you! I am sad to say that we will be leaving Pensacola in early 2015.

We will be moving on to Virginia!  We will be spending a few weeks in the Dahlgren, VA area in the spring and then moving on to Norfolk, VA mid-summer.  And I’ll be spending time in Dallas, PA in the fall! It will be nice to spend some time at home! :)

The good news: We still have some availability for January 2015! Contact me today to book a session!

Something to always keep in mind:  I am willing to travel! :)  Just think: your destination wedding can be a destination wedding for me too!


Last Call Pensacola


Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We just wanted to take a moment to say Happy Thanksgiving!!!

We are so grateful for all of you – you have no idea!  Pursuing photography as a profession has always been a dream of mine and with your help you are making it a reality.  I cannot thank you enough! :)

I hope that you will be spending this holiday with family and friends!  Please take a moment to be thankful and grateful for all that you have – I know I certainly do not do it enough! :)

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you!

Channing’s Cake Smash Sneak Peek // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks

Channing is {almost} 1!!

In preparation for his upcoming birthday Mom & Dad scheduled a cake smash photo session to celebrate!

Take a peek:

Channing is 1 - JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks - Jessica Patricia Photography - Cake Smash

Big Changes // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks is becoming Jessica Patricia Photography! (updated)

Big BIG changes are coming!!!

JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks is going to become Jessica Patricia Photography!  Jessica Patricia Photography LogoThe official new logo is here!!!

Special thanks to my soon-to-be sister-in-law Amanda Heil for the design! She even incorporated my handwriting for the “Jessica Patricia”! :)

We are currently still JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks and will officially launch the re-brand at the start of 2015!  In the meantime, we’ll be using a transitional logo:


At the start of 2015 we will be changing our email address and blog address too!  The new blog-site is under construction – check it out at!  The new address will eventually become and this address will revert back to  Crazy, crazy, I know! (EDIT! Update!  11/26/2014)

The new site is in the works – keep your eye on!  The launch will come at the start of 2015 :) We will be changing our email address, but plan to leave the current one in place for a little while, so don’t worry you’ll be able to contact me! (EDIT! Update!  11/26/2014)

We are also gearing up to change our pricing structure!  The new pricing structure will go int effect on January 1, 2015.  So, book now to lock in our current rates! :)

Questions?  Concerns? Comments?  Feel free to shoot me an email – I would love to hear form you! :)

Stay tuned and check back for updates!!! (EDIT! Update!  11/26/2014)

Pierson’s Cake Smash! // P the Pirate // Gulf Breeze, FL // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks

I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to follow this little fella around for the last year!  He just turned 1 and I had the chance to shoot his pirate themed Year 1 Cake Smash!  His daddio built the most amazing ship for P to hang out on while we shot at the edge of the water, the cake was decorated like a treasure map, and P even had a trunk of treasure!

Here is a look at P’s Pirate Themed Cake Smash!

Pierson Cake Smash Blog Post 2 - JPB Photography  Pierson Cake Smash Blog Post 3 - JPB Photography

And before the smash we did some family photos:

Pierson Cake Smash Blog Post - JPB Photography


Happy Birthday P!  It has been great following you around over the last year!  Hopefully we’ll shoot some more together in year 2 :)

Pierson’s Cake Smash Sneak Peek // Gulf Breeze, FL // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks

Cake Smash!!!!

It is so hard to believe that I have known this little guy for almost a full year!  It feels like just yesterday that I was shooting his momma’s maternity session around Bartram Park.  Oh how time flies!

Here is a quick sneak peek at Pierson’s pirate themed cake smash (BTW – the cake was AMAZING! You’ll see a full view when the session posts in a few weeks):

Pierson Cake Smash Sneak Peek

How pretty is his momma?  Sorry I didn’t get you in the sneak peek dad.  But I do have to say, you did a pretty awesome job building the raft! :)

Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a part of such a fun session!!

J is 1!! // Children’s Photographer // Cake Smash // Bayview Park // Pensacola, FL // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks

I met J, his brother, mom & dad while they were visiting family here in Pensacola.  It just so happened to be {almost} J’s 1st birthday!  So, Mom & Dad set up a cake smash.

J was a little timid – he was the anti-cake smasher and had way more fun playing with the red dino garnishment that smashing his cake! :)  I can’t really blame him, he was probably functioning with some jet lag ;) He did get his hands dirty, don’t worry!

He is a little sampling from the session:

J is 1 - Cake Smash - Blog Post 1J is 1 - Cake Smash - Blog Post 2J is 1 - Cake Smash - Blog Post 3 How adorable is this lil guy?!

Thank you to the Rosenberg’s for having me along to capture J’s cake smash!  His Aunt did a great job on the giant cupcake!!

Rosenberg Cake Smash Sneak Peek // J is {almost} 1!! // Bayview Park // Pensacola, FL // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks

J's Cake to be smashed

Not too long ago I got together with J’s aunt, uncle and cousin to shoot his cousin’s cake smash.  Let’s just say that manners run in the family – J was a little timid to smash his cake… it was actually kind of adorable.  He LOVED the lil dino that topped his cake :)

Here is a sneak peek:

J and his cake Eating the dino, not smashing the cake

Thank you so much to J’s mom, dad and brother for coming out!  We had a great time and the weather was AMAZING!

More to come, keep your eyes on the blog :)

Yannuzzi Cake Smash // Bayview Park // Pensacola, FL // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks


I have had the pleasure of knowing the Yannuzzi family for the better part of 1 year.  I first met them for a 3 month session with their lil guy at Seville Square in Pensacola, we met for his 6 month session at Johnson’s Beach and I had the opportunity to capture L’s cake smash at Bayview Park in Pensacola.  

Momma is a culinary genius and made the most beautiful cake for her son to smash.  It looked delicious!!  I think my favorite part was how timid L was to dig into the cake – he clearly has manners!!  What a good kid! :)

Here are some favs from the session:

Before the Smash  1 year!


Loving it!  Me?

Thank you to the Yannuzzi Family for allowing me to capture these memories for you!  I look forward to working with you all again soon! :) 

Happy Days