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Hi, there! I’m Jessie Matteson, lifestyle photographer based in the Denver Metro Area.I started my photography career when I began working at a local photography studio who took a chance on me and my Adobe experience (thanks, high school yearbook club!). I got my first DSLR camera for my high school graduation and after that, I was hooked! I learned everything I could about taking pictures, learning the photography business and am forever grateful for Justin (By Kelly & Justin) taking me under their wing and helping me become the photographer I am today. From there, my friends and family started asking me to do pictures and soon enough, in the midst of working on my college degree, I found myself operating a full-blown business. This is my 10th year as a professional and I truly love every moment and am so thankful to be doing what I love.

I'm a wife to the sweetest man, Bryce, who happens to be a killer athlete, and ran 50 marathons through all 50 states to raise money for clean water in 2018! Together, we have two ornery kitties, Sox & Pedey, whom we absolutely adore. We love to travel and have a special place in our hearts for Boston. Our perfect date night includes some Fenway Franks and bleacher seats supporting our beloved Red Sox.

In 2014, we moved from Northern Indiana to Denver and have never looked back. From being a part of a church plant, volunteering and working with a clean water nonprofit, investing in our community and just recently purchasing a house, Denver has truly become our home and we couldn’t be more grateful to live in this beautiful state.

When I’m not behind my camera, you’ll find me grabbing coffee with a friend, at the park with my nephews and nieces or cheering Bryce on at a race!

 i'm Jessie.

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I promise to keep the session relaxed and fun, making it easy on everyone involved. Together, we'll create natural and candid images of your family that represent your authentic, real and [maybe at times!] wild life in the best light! We'll capture timeless memories that you can
 treasure for a lifetime. 

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- Lisa, family of four

Jessie has been taking our family photos for four years. As our family has grown, she has amazed us with her ability to capture the sweetest images of our children and family, when when the kids get a little silly and restless! We are so grateful to have someone we trust to capture these memories.

"captures the sweetest images..."

- Natalie, family of three

We found Jessie via a Google search as we were planning a trip to Denver and wanted to get family photos done while there. Jessie suggested the perfect location and nailed exactly what we were wanting! She was incredibly efficient with time and patient photographing our 6 month old. Jessie's photos are my favorite professional photos we've ever taken. I only wish we were local so we could use her several times a year! 

"Fun to work with, highly talented; strongly recommend!"

- Erica, family of four

Jessie has taken our family photos since just after my daughter was born, and now she's almost 9! A visit with Jessie is like seeing an old friend - when we we don't see her for a year, it's so comfortable once we get back in front of her lens. Her enthusiasm for her job is apparent and her talent is sky high. She gets better each and every time and we feel so blessed to her have met her (and Bryce!). 

"it's like seeing an old friend..."

- Natalie, family of three

Jess is an outstanding photographer with an inspiring creative eye. She has a vision for each photo shoot and knows how to have a good time so you feel comfortable! She sees beauty and knows how to make it naturally come to life through her photos! She's the real deal!

"you'll feel comfortable!"

- Kelly, family of four

Jessie has been taking pictures of our family for the last few years and she is absolutely amazing. She is so fun and great with kids. We always have such a good time getting our pictures taken, and the end product is always outstanding. We cannot recommend her more! 

"so fun and great with kids..."

- Josh, family of FIVE

Over the last few years, we've chosen Jessie and her thoughtful, sensitive and attentive attitude towards the art of photography to capture timeless moments of our family. It's difficult to describe how much her work means to our family. From newborn pictures to family shoots, Jessie consistently captures images that are simply invaluable moments in our story. We look forward to scheduling more sessions with Jessie and are excited to continue to document our family through her eyes. 

"simply invaluable moments..."

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