I strive to bring that giddy wedding day dancefloor feeling into every stage of wedding planning—from the moment we explore possibilities on your consultation call until you receive that massive gallery no more than eight weeks after you’ve said, “I do!”
When I’m not kicking it with couples, I’m probably snuggled up for a rewatch of one of the Girls (either New or Gossip), humming along to the Midnights album on a neighborhood walk, or catching up with friends over Papas con Rajas tacos at Big Star Tacos! But enough about me for now—your story is the one I’m dying to tell!
So, whether your dream venue is in West Town or you’re planning to hop on a flight from O’Hare to Bali for your big day, I can’t wait to bring my unique spin on wedding photography to your remarkable celebration.
When you’re the child of mixed-race parents, you kinda get used to a life full of opposites. You adopt a mixture of cultures. You take on a blend of unique physical features. And most of all, you learn to adapt to just about anything and find common ground with just about anyone. That’s probably why I was so good as a Kirkland’s customer service rep, even though I don’t know a damn thing about home decor!
But the opposites don’t end there. I mean, I’m just as likely to be watching a rom-com throwback like Clueless as I am a Marvel movie. People tell me I’ve got “tall girl energy” despite barely being 5’3”. And even though I’m a Midwest girl at heart (give me those summers full of jean shorts and sweet corn, please!), I became my favorite version of myself in the big city.
Eventually, that soul-deep blend of opposites permeated the art I created as a photographer, a lifelong hobby I finally turned into a career in 2018. Inspired by Chicago (my favorite city and the one I now call home), I’ve crafted a style that seamlessly blends edge with elegance and beauty with boldness.
“From the first moment my husband and I talked to her on the phone, we both knew Jayde was the right fit for us. She is warm, kind, fun, funny, and so good at her job. You can tell how passionate she is about her work, and she is someone who will take your special day as seriously as you do! I can't tell you the number of people that have not only commented on how much they loved our photos but also how much they loved meeting and talking to Jayde!”
Seeing a wedding day vision go from words to a real life fairytale.
The people I meet and the places I see are second to none.
Wedding cake. 'Nuff said.
Nights at North Ave (the office) twirling and laughing until the sun goes down.
Getting ready moments before the day gets going.
Your signature cocktail, obviously.
Sneaking out for post-dinner portraits with just us and a city sunset and the city lights.
Seeing a couple get comfy in front of a camera.
Capturing the moment right after you and your person are pronounced married!
Documenting love stories for the most rad people
"We were so lucky to book Jayde for both our engagement session and our wedding and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results. Not only are the pictures amazing, but she is phenomenal at getting everyone comfortable and makes sure everyone has fun, which trust me, it shows in the pictures. You couldn’t ask for a better photographer who not only will take amazing pictures, but will lift you up the entire day (like fixing your veil right before you walk down the aisle)."
You’ve come to the right place! And better yet, you’re just an inquiry away from beginning the adventure of a lifetime. So, let’s get your consultation call on my calendar before another couple snaps up your date!