get to know jesse

Most people would call me a photographer.

Although I think of myself as more of an explorer,  an observer, a hype man, and an archivist for moments of goodness, meaning and purpose. 

(But yeah, I’m also a photographer.)  

Photography has taught me to see the world without a camera. To slow down, pay attention to detail, and be present – I use this gift to capture the most meaningful experiences in your life.

get to know jesse

Most people would call me a photographer.

Although I think of myself as more of an explorer,  an observer, a hype man, and an archivist for moments of goodness, meaning and purpose. 

(But yeah, I’m also a photographer.)  

Photography has taught me to see the world without a camera. To slow down, pay attention to detail, and be present – I use this gift to capture the most meaningful experiences in your life. 

This is the part of the journey where you meet your guide. I promise it won't take too long.

My Purpose

To document your most meaningful moments.

Between social media, our egos, the status quo, and our limiting beliefs, we’ve got so much *stuff* demanding our attention and taking up valuable brain space. All this noise can make it hard to stay present for the real shit, the stuff that’ll really mean something in 10, 20, or 30 years. 

Like how your person looks at you as if they’re drinking you in, basking in the glow of your existence. Or how your dad bawled like a baby when he saw you in the dress. These are priceless photos that can’t be replicated or replaced. 

And this is why I’m deeply invested in documenting your experiences, to support the stories you’ll be telling your grandchildren in 30 years (even if it’s for the 27th time that week).

My purpose

To document your most meaningful moments.

Between social media, our egos, the status quo, and our limiting beliefs, we’ve got so much *stuff* demanding our attention and taking up valuable brain space. All this noise can make it hard to stay present for the real shit, the stuff that’ll really mean something in 10, 20, or 30 years. 

Like how your person looks at you as if they’re drinking you in, basking in the glow of your existence. Or how your dad bawled like a baby when he saw you in the dress. These are priceless photos that can’t be replicated or replaced. 

And this is why I’m deeply invested in capturing your experiences, to support the stories you’ll be telling your grandchildren in 30 years (even if it’s for the 27th time that week).

a few random facts

 MY SON IS NAMED AFTER A VIKING GOD. WANNA GUESS WHICH ONE?

I can skip stones twice as far as anyone I’ve ever met. Feel free to prove me wrong. BYO stone.

We lived in the Canadian Rockies for 10 years. It definitely didn’t suck.

So, why photography?

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I‘ve already forgotten what I did last week.

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Our family and friends won’t be around forever.

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Our kids won’t always be kids.

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Our stories matter.

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It’s our legacy… and in the end, photos are all we’ll leave behind.

Here’s a perfect example of one of the only remaing photographs of my Nan & Pop on their wedding day back in 1945, surrounded by some of the hundreds of  telegrams sent by their loves. R.I.P Nan & Pop

Circle Contours - WEBSITE GRAPHIC Sage
Half Circle Contours - WEBSITE GRAPHIC Sage
Half Circle Contours - WEBSITE GRAPHIC Sage

So, why photography?

01

I‘ve already forgotten what I did last week.

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Our family and friends won’t be around forever.

03

Our kids won’t always be kids.

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Our stories matter.

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It’s our legacy… and in the end, photos are all we’ll leave behind.

Underneath this adventure-seeking, fun-loving guy beats the heart of a stone-cold nerd who geeks out hard over nature, human connection, and swapping travel stories over big plates of pasta.

All for the shot

Climb a tree?

Done.

Scale A mountain?

Sure.

Boogie with the bride?

It’s been known to happen

Let’s take this party offline.

I’m way more fun and three-dimensional in real life. 

  • 2 magical days making memories with these legends in Sydney
  • New website drop!!

The team and I have been busy behind the scenes building a brand new digital home to share some of our favourite stories and experiences. 

A space where adventure is the vibe, the journey is the reward, love is celebrated and epic stories are born. 

Hit up the link in my bio so we can document the experiences that matter most to you. Plus, while you’re there discover some behind-the-scenes facts about yours truly. 
#websitelaunch #aboutme #newbranding
  • “What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” — Karl Lagerfeld
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Me too Karl, me too! 
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#melbournewedding #melbourneweddings #melbournebride #melbourneevents #melbourneweddingphotographer #melbourneweddingphotography #australianwedding #melbournephotographer #weddingmelbourne #melbournestyle
  • Pat + Sam drenched in the last rays of the day. 
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“In quiet moments when you think about it, you recognize what is critically important in life and what isn't.” - Richard G. Scott
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#photographyeveryday #photographyislife #photographysouls #photographyart #photoart #coolphoto #photoftheday #photographerlife #photoposes #photoaday
  • For reals, get weird!
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#positivevibes #inspirationalquotes #lifequotes #motivationalquotes #quotesdaily #quotesaboutlife #melbourneweddingphotographer #melbournephotographer #adventurephotographer
  • @j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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#photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
  • “The people who make you smile from just seeing them, those are my favorite people.” – Koi Fresco
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#heyheyhellomay #TogetherJournal #TheLane  #StyleMePrettyweddings #PolkaDotBride #ModernWeddingMagazine #CosmoBride #HoorayMag #TheBridesDiary #RealWeddingsMag
  • Erica’s fall wedding details 
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#melbournewedding #melbourneweddings #melbournebride #melbourneevents #melbourneweddingphotographer #melbourneweddingphotography #australianwedding #melbournephotographer #weddingmelbourne #melbournestyle
  • If it means something to you, if it’s part of your story, let’s get it on the record.
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#newbornphotography #maternityphotoshoot #newbornphotographer #melbournematernityphotography #melbournematernityphotographer #newbabyphotographer #newmum
2 magical days making memories with these legends in Sydney
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New website drop!! The team and I have been busy behind the scenes building a brand new digital home to share some of our favourite stories and experiences. A space where adventure is the vibe, the journey is the reward, love is celebrated and epic stories are born. Hit up the link in my bio so we can document the experiences that matter most to you. Plus, while you’re there discover some behind-the-scenes facts about yours truly. #websitelaunch #aboutme #newbranding
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“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” — Karl Lagerfeld
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Me too Karl, me too! 
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#melbournewedding #melbourneweddings #melbournebride #melbourneevents #melbourneweddingphotographer #melbourneweddingphotography #australianwedding #melbournephotographer #weddingmelbourne #melbournestyle
“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” — Karl Lagerfeld . Me too Karl, me too! . . . . . . #melbournewedding #melbourneweddings #melbournebride #melbourneevents #melbourneweddingphotographer #melbourneweddingphotography #australianwedding #melbournephotographer #weddingmelbourne #melbournestyle
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Pat + Sam drenched in the last rays of the day. 
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“In quiet moments when you think about it, you recognize what is critically important in life and what isn't.” - Richard G. Scott
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#photographyeveryday #photographyislife #photographysouls #photographyart #photoart #coolphoto #photoftheday #photographerlife #photoposes #photoaday
Pat + Sam drenched in the last rays of the day. . “In quiet moments when you think about it, you recognize what is critically important in life and what isn't.” - Richard G. Scott . . . . . . #photographyeveryday #photographyislife #photographysouls #photographyart #photoart #coolphoto #photoftheday #photographerlife #photoposes #photoaday
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For reals, get weird!
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#positivevibes #inspirationalquotes #lifequotes #motivationalquotes #quotesdaily #quotesaboutlife #melbourneweddingphotographer #melbournephotographer #adventurephotographer
For reals, get weird! . . . . . . #positivevibes #inspirationalquotes #lifequotes #motivationalquotes #quotesdaily #quotesaboutlife #melbourneweddingphotographer #melbournephotographer #adventurephotographer
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@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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#photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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#photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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#photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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#photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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#photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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#photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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#photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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#photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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#photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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#photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula . . . . . #photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
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“The people who make you smile from just seeing them, those are my favorite people.” – Koi Fresco
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#heyheyhellomay #TogetherJournal #TheLane  #StyleMePrettyweddings #PolkaDotBride #ModernWeddingMagazine #CosmoBride #HoorayMag #TheBridesDiary #RealWeddingsMag
“The people who make you smile from just seeing them, those are my favorite people.” – Koi Fresco . . . . . #heyheyhellomay #TogetherJournal #TheLane #StyleMePrettyweddings #PolkaDotBride #ModernWeddingMagazine #CosmoBride #HoorayMag #TheBridesDiary #RealWeddingsMag
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Erica’s fall wedding details 
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#melbournewedding #melbourneweddings #melbournebride #melbourneevents #melbourneweddingphotographer #melbourneweddingphotography #australianwedding #melbournephotographer #weddingmelbourne #melbournestyle
Erica’s fall wedding details 
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#melbournewedding #melbourneweddings #melbournebride #melbourneevents #melbourneweddingphotographer #melbourneweddingphotography #australianwedding #melbournephotographer #weddingmelbourne #melbournestyle
Erica’s fall wedding details 
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#melbournewedding #melbourneweddings #melbournebride #melbourneevents #melbourneweddingphotographer #melbourneweddingphotography #australianwedding #melbournephotographer #weddingmelbourne #melbournestyle
Erica’s fall wedding details . . . . . #melbournewedding #melbourneweddings #melbournebride #melbourneevents #melbourneweddingphotographer #melbourneweddingphotography #australianwedding #melbournephotographer #weddingmelbourne #melbournestyle
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If it means something to you, if it’s part of your story, let’s get it on the record.
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#newbornphotography #maternityphotoshoot #newbornphotographer #melbournematernityphotography #melbournematernityphotographer #newbabyphotographer #newmum
If it means something to you, if it’s part of your story, let’s get it on the record.
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#newbornphotography #maternityphotoshoot #newbornphotographer #melbournematernityphotography #melbournematernityphotographer #newbabyphotographer #newmum
If it means something to you, if it’s part of your story, let’s get it on the record.
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#newbornphotography #maternityphotoshoot #newbornphotographer #melbournematernityphotography #melbournematernityphotographer #newbabyphotographer #newmum
If it means something to you, if it’s part of your story, let’s get it on the record. . . . . . #newbornphotography #maternityphotoshoot #newbornphotographer #melbournematernityphotography #melbournematernityphotographer #newbabyphotographer #newmum
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