Wayfaring Wanderer is a Boone Photographer devoted to capturing life's most epic adventures for couples and families who love exploring the mountains in NC and beyond.
My name is Jessica (aka Wayfaring Wanderer) and I'm a wedding, engagement and lifestyle photographer based in the beautiful mountains of Boone, North Carolina. My hubby, Cody, 2nd shoots all my weddings with me! 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.
I love working with couples who are committed to travel, adventure, and laid-back lifestyles. I specialize in North Carolina barn, farm, and mountain destination weddings. My hubby and I love adventuring in the outdoors and our couples do too!
If you think we might be kindreds, I invite you to explore the website and learn more.
We had so much FUN with Jessica and Cody, her husband/back-up dancer/part-time comedian. Where to begin. Jessica is down for ANYTHING. She has such a creative eye and is willing to hike up a mountain to get the right shots. On our wedding day, my partner and I wanted to spend as much time with our friends and family as possible. Jessica made this happen. Last minute, we decided to take a bunch of family photos before the ceremony. Jessica rolled with it and everything else. She was so kind and brought so much energy to the whole process. If you're like me, it can feel very uncomfortable taking staged photos. But Jessica and her husband brought light and humor to the whole process. She could tell when we were getting tired/needed shade/etc and would not push us, which I think is HUGE. Some photographers may work you to get the best shots, which is fine for some. But my partner and I wanted to have a fun experience the whole day and Jessica made it happen AND got amazing shots. I truly felt like we made fun memories with Jessica and Cody that we will cherish along with our memories with friends and family.
"Words cannot express how much we loved our photos. Seriously! You have such a gift and we are so thankful that you and your husband were there to capture our special moment! Thank you soo much for all that you have done! Again, there are no words for how beautiful all of these are!"
"We are so happy with the photos. We love how you captured the whole evening and the essence of the event! There are so many wonderful photos! We loved working with you, you made us feel so at ease while taking the bride and groom photos. You really captured how happy we were, as opposed to more "posed" and forced smiling. Thank you again!" - JESSICA
"I am so incredibly in love with the photos and cannot stop looking at them. You and Cody did a wonderful, wonderful job and truly captured the emotion throughout that day! Thank you for capturing these beautiful memories from Jason and I's wedding day! Jessica was so very wonderful to work with and we will forever be thankful that our paths crossed with hers at this point in our lives." - ALLIE
"Ohh my goodness I love them all sooo much!!! We are so in love with all of our wedding pictures. Wayfaring Wanderer you've outdone yourself! These are simply amazing! You are amazing just in case you didn't already know!! They are all so gorgeous!!" - HALEY
"Jessica, the photos are fantastic!!!!
It was a joy working with you. We will definitely recommend you to everyone we know!!! Thank you so much." - GINNY
"You did such a great job!! Yay!! They are so great!! Thank you so much for capturing such sweet moments!!" - ALAINA
"We are thrilled with the photographs you took at our wedding. You were so easy to work with & you provide excellent instruction, which I have come to find is critical for a successful picture. We had a very long list of poses we wanted to see as well as specific items that we wanted captured. You got every single pose and every single item, you really nailed it! I would HIGHLY recommend you to anyone who is looking for a photographer. Thanks for everything, you and your husband were both awesome." - BLAKE