I am the daughter of a preacher, the wife of a firefighter, and the mother of two precious children. A few of my favorite things include a fresh new plant, college game days in the fall [HAIL STATE], and true crime podcasts. I live by the motto, "Less is more."
I went to college in Florida, where I took my first Photography class. I enjoyed learning a lot of the technicalities about the art of photography, but I fell even more in love with getting out there and being behind the camera!
Semi-sweet chocolate chips are WAY better than milk chocolate chips. It's what I use in everything-pancakes, cookies, banana bread, etc. Also, I will take a chocolate desert over a fruity one ANY day of the week.
Organizing things makes my heart happy! I'll turn on my Crime Junkie podcast and spend all day organizing my finger nail polish, filing cabinet, spice rack, shoe shelf, my kids' toys, you name it!
massive sweet tooth
21 indoor plants and counting!
I will literally listen to anything but screamo --->
Preacher's kid (rebel at heart lol)
Bachelor's Degree from SEU in Lakeland, FL.
With faith and family being of utmost importance (see above!), there are a few things following that, that I also value: simplicity/minimalism, cleanliness, grace, and loyalty. I love working with clients who are passionate about their story, who like to try new things, and have a love of neutral colors (not required, though!)
Having planned a wedding myself, I know that along with the major moments, the tiniest detail is just as important. In addition to capturing the must-haves, I also want to photograph the handwritten letter, the delicate lace in the veil, and the details of the groom’s shoes.
I understand this is your one and only wedding, so everything deserves to be documented! Furthermore, it is also my goal to capture you un-posed. Melt into each other's arms, forget the world around you, and allow me document it.
If it sounds like we would make a great team, click here and get in touch-I'd love to hear from you!
My photography philosophy and values
Photos by Emily Songer Photography
Jessie Newton, founder and owner of Jessie Newton Photography, has been in the wedding business for almost a decade!
Having served more than 145+ clients, she has fine tuned her photography and editing techniques, as well as her ability to serve her clients in a meaningful way!
Hannah Fennell, of Hannah Stewart Photography, is a recent Gulf Coast bride herself! She and Jessie are childhood friends, and in 2016, they photographed Hannah's first wedding together! Their slightly sarcastic humor and ease of friendship always help calm nerves throughout the wedding planning process, as well as on the big day.
Hannah loves all things "grand millennial" style, blue and white details, rose cold brew coffee with oat milk, and anything weather related!
John Reyes, of Take Action, is the best videographer around. John created his first wedding video as a professional in 2015, and has been full time with his business since 2016. He began working along side Jessie and Hannah in 2019, where they seamlessly served their clients in the best way!
The way to John's heart is chips and salsa, traveling, bourbon, and cool weather! He completes this dream team in so many ways with his humor, talent, and easy-going personality!