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My name is Jessica (aka Wayfaring Wanderer) and I'm a Boone, NC photographer based in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. I'm known for capturing the spirit of the folks I photograph—the expressions, gestures, and details that are outward expressions of our innermost selves.

Short + Sweet Adventures are for couples and families that are looking for a fun alternative to formal photos. Instead, you want something that’s focused on capturing natural photographs that showcase your families unique dynamic.

These sessions are exclusively for adventurous folks that enjoy spending time connecting with one another in the great outdoors!

I focus on helping you create new memories with an adventure that is fun for everyone. I’ll capture real moments of you and your family as they naturally unfold. No posing necessary, just good ol' fashioned fun without the fuss!

If you think we might be kindreds, I would love to work with you!

"Thank you for capturing our first ever family photos! such a fun photo adventure - I can't thank you enough for making this possible & for capturing us so well!!"  
– Mandy southern

I believe that everyone deserves to have their story told with images that will bring them happy memories for years to come! But I know that tight budgets can get in the way of having memories captured, so I want to make it easier for you to do so by allowing you to decide how much you can pay for a photo adventure. That’s right, YOU GET TO CHOOSE

Capturing YOUR adventurous life is something that I love to do and I want to make sure my services are accessible to those who truly appreciate my work. This isn’t something that I can offer all the time but I like to when I can. It’s my way of giving back to the Boone, NC community that I absolutely LOVE to live in and be a part of!


"We absolutely love them!! you are so talented & thank you for giving us the opportunity to have our pictures with you at a price we could afford."
– cassidy hogan

everyone deserves to have their story told with images that will bring them happy memories for years to come

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Family photos are the memory keepers of your personal story. They are reminders of love, laughter, good times, adventures, and traditions. Most of all, they help us reflect and remember a life well lived with our top priority, family. 

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No matter how crazy the session might feel during our time together, I always manage to walk away with genuine images that will bring you happy memories regardless of how effortless the photoshoot was. Of course, we ALL want the session to run smoothly without any hiccups but that’s not the reality most of the time. 

Outdoor family photo sessions can be unpredictable when it comes to how your children might react or if the weather will cooperate, but I am incredibly patient and extremely flexible, and it’s my job to do whatever I can to make the most of any challenging situation we’re dealing with. Believe me, there's nothing I haven't seen in the 8 years that I've been a Boone family photographer.

It’s true, your family pictures might not go perfectly because there are a ton of factors that could potentially affect the outcome, but I can guarantee that it will be more fun than you expected and that afterward I will deliver images you will love!

Short + Sweet Sessions are geared toward adventurous families that enjoy spending time together outdoors making new memories. I’m taking the fuss out of getting your pictures made, 20-minutes is just enough time to capture the family and keep things simple. And with my lightning fast 72-HR turnaround time, you’ll have your family pictures back in time to use for holiday cards and photo gifts.

You were awesome to work with, honestly. My husband and I both commented after we left how glad we were it was not a long drawn-out process and you got the pictures you needed quickly. You were professional and had an easy going personality which made us feel comfortable. Thank you for offering this deal! I am so pleased with the photos we got.

~AMANDA WEBB

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I believe that everyone deserves to have their story told with images that will bring them happy memories for years to come! But I know that tight budgets can get in the way of having memories captured, so I want to make it easier for you to do so by allowing you to decide how much you can pay for a photo adventure. That’s right, YOU GET TO CHOOSE

Capturing YOUR adventurous life is something that I love to do and I want to make sure my services are accessible to those who truly appreciate my work. This isn’t something that I can offer all the time but I like to when I can. It’s my way of giving back to the Boone, NC community that I absolutely LOVE to live in and be a part of! Are you ready for an adventure?


"I was worried that my kids would have some sort of freak out tantrum last minute and we'd get 0 good pictures. I thought this was almost the reality at the shoot because my 5 yr old seemed to not be able to keep a decent face on for the camera. I was convinced there would be no good shots but of course Jessica worked her magic and got so many precious photos! Jessica gets what we want from a photosession and is so easy to work with. She's great with the kids too and professional always. She's just the best. She gets you the kind of photos you're proud to share, that really capture who you are." ~SAMANTHA WRIGHT

"We absolutely love them!! you are so talented & thank you for giving us the opportunity to have our pictures with you at a price we could afford."
– cassidy hogan

everyone deserves to have their story told with images that will bring them happy memories for years to come

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"I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures! I really wasn't sure what to expect because "J" was not his normal cheerful self so I didn't have very high expectations but you did a fantastic job! I was hoping for 1 or 2 that I loved but instead there are so many that I love!! Thanks so much. We really appreciate you allowing us to have some fantastic family pictures taken at a price we could afford. It was such a gift."

~ REBECCA HOOPER

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"I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures! I really wasn't sure what to expect because "J" was not his normal cheerful self so I didn't have very high expectations but you did a fantastic job! I was hoping for 1 or 2 that I loved but instead there are so many that I love!! Thanks so much. We really appreciate you allowing us to have some fantastic family pictures taken at a price we could afford. It was such a gift."

~ REBECCA HOOPER

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