Ciara & Tyler // Styled Engagement Session // Camping Adventure // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks // Jessica Patricia Photography // Norfolk Photographer

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

Pensacola!!

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

Ciara & Tyler // Camping Adventure Sneak Peek // Styled Engagement Session // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks // Jessica Patricia Photography

Guys, this was so much fun.

Ciara knew I was itching to do something a little more customized and was excited for her and her boyfriend to be the subjects.  The concept was for a “styled engagement session” with a camping theme and I think we did a good job!

Tyler (a Pensacola Beach fishing captain) shuttled us by boat to an island where we set up shop and had a great time.

Here is a sneak peek:

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Check back for more from their session :)

Interested in booking a session?  Shoot me an email and we can discuss the details!

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!

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:

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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 http://www.jessicapphotography.wordpress.com!  The new address will eventually become http://www.jessicapphotography.com and this address will revert back to http://www.jpbanksphoto.wordpress.com.  Crazy, crazy, I know! (EDIT! Update!  11/26/2014)

The new site is in the works – keep your eye on http://www.jessicapatriciaphotography.com!  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)

Nikki + Jon // Engagement Session // Pensacola Beach, FL // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks

I met Nikki & Jon for a sunrise beach engagement session.  We had the skies working against us – it had rained leading up to the session, but cleared up.  Only remaining items from the session: cloudy skies.  Sooooo, maybe we didn’t get the sunrise skies we were hoping for.  At least it was beautiful!  The beaches were clear, the water was calm and emerald green and the weather was nice and cool (well, as cool as it can be in the summer here in Pensacola Beach).

These two were a lot of fun and were up for just about anything, including getting in the water!

Take a look at their sunrise engagement session:

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Nikki + Jon, Engaged // Sneak Peek // Pensacola Beach, FL // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks

I met Nikki and Jon early early just as the sun was rising… well, when the sun should have been rising.  We got a cloudy morning, but the weather was perfect and the water was emerald green.

Their engagement session was a ton of fun!  Started out dry and posed and ended in the water with a little fun!

Here is a sneak peek at their session:

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And some bloopers as they were just getting settled in the water…

Brown Engagement Session Sneak Peek - Blooper Reel - JPB Photography By Jessica P. Banks Don’t be mad about those guys… they’re some of my favs! :)

Miss Mahner & Mr. Mallek // NAS Pensacola // Pensacola, FL // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks

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Mr. & Mrs. Mallek!

 

Mr. Mallek contacted me because his soon-to-be-wife was coming to town so that they can get married!!  I was thrilled :)  When I posted the sneak peek, I posted it as an Engagement session because I wasn’t really up to speed on what their family knew.  :)

I thought it was so sweet that they were getting married and that he wanted to capture it with a photo session!  Sadly, I wasn’t available on the day of their elopement, but we were able to get together the evening prior to capture all their joy and excitement as their were gearing up to commit their lives to one another.

Mr. Mallek is here for training while {the new} Mrs. Mallek is finishing school in Wisconsin.  They will soon reunite in North Carolina!

Here is a look at their engagement/elopement/almost married session:

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Mrs. Mallek had a contagious smile on the whole session, and Mr. Mallek was feeding off of her energy!  It was so great working with you two!  Thank you for the opportunity to capture such a special time in your lives!

And, of course, Thank You to Mr. Mallek for the service you provide to our country!  I appreciate your work and your sacrifices!

Simmons Hall Engagement Session // Fort Pickens // Gulf Islands National Seashore // Pensacola Beach, FL // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks

I met Ms. Simmons and Mr. Hall for an engagement session at Fort Pickens which is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore in Pensacola Beach, Florida.

We met just before sunset and scurried through the Fort to capture a variety of backgrounds and options for their engagement photos.  I think our mission was accomplished with success!

I will admit, there was one location I wanted to shoot, but as I was approaching a snake slithered through the grass.  I did a 180 and moved on to the next pose and location – sorry guys!  No snakes for me!!

I can’t wait for the opportunity to capture their wedding day!  They will be joining their families and blending their children into 1 family.  I cannot wait to meet the kids! :)

Take a look at their Fort Pickens Engagement Session:

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Acuff Gordon Engagement Session // Sunrise Session // Pensacola Beach, FL // JPB Photography by Jessica P. Banks

We had a fantastic time shooting their engagement session at sunrise on Pensacola Beach.

We had one location in mind, but had to move down the beach due to a large number of fisherman!  Usually there are a few, but at our original location there were almost a dozen – I was shocked!

Anyway, we moved down the beach and got to work!  We watched the sunrise and finished up the session just in the nick of time – the sun was getting high and the temperature was rising! :)  We went through some posed shots and moved on to some shots with props and then got some fun shots.

I have to say, I cannot wait to shoot these guys’ wedding!!

Take a look at the Acuff Gordon Engagement Session:

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