Three Region Photography
 
 

THREE REGION IS... 

unconventional, vibrant, and genuine wedding photography

Just like a fingerprint, I believe that no two couples are alike. Whether you are dark and mysterious, fun and flirty, romantic and quiet, geeky and awkward, or anything in between I strive to capture your authentic couple style through our documentary style of photography.  I don’t orchestrate moments but pay close attention as your day unfolds to make sure I capture every stolen glance, passionate kiss, and every booty shaking, dance party moment.

To me photography is more than a job it’s a passion and I want you to know I’m here to make sure you are completely taken care of. From your initial inquiry I will work with you to create a customized timeline that works with your vision (and of course get to know you better). My goal (besides giving you killer photos to last a lifetime) is to make sure you’re comfortable, having fun, and completely worry free on the biggest day of your life. You are more than just a wedding to put on a portfolio but a friend who I can't wait to celebrate with.  

My ideal couple is YOU.

There is NO discrimination at Three Region Photography. We proudly support the LGBTQ community and have a strict #loveislove policy.

Whether you're eloping on a mountainside, going barefoot at the beach, swapping vows in a backyard family style, or having an intimate courthouse wedding with a handful of friends and family - I'd love to work with you. 
Sounds good to you? Go ahead and fill out a contact form to see if we can make magic together!

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I'M JESSICA!  

 

I'm the girl behind the camera, the one answering your emails and questions, and the creative force behind Three Region Photography. 

I'm more than just your wedding day photographer - I am your coordinator  keeping you in pace with timeline you created, your stylist making sure  everything is exactly the way you envisioned, and I may get a little confetti in my hair or mud on my knees to get you the perfect shot but to me it's totally worth it.

When it comes to shooting and editing I am a sucker for candid shots with tons of movement, vibrant colors, and life within still frames.

You can typically find me at a coffee shop working on my computer; editing photos or working on my novel or downtown Raleigh sipping beer at one of Trophy’s many locations. When I’m not here I’m traveling for photoshoots, workshops, or following my favorite band (The 1975) down the east coast.

I love hot tea & strong whiskey (preferably together), reading books (real ones none of those digital copies), binging TV shows, loud music, pop culture (especially trivia), Halloween (I even got married on it), North Carolina, indie movies, Wes Anderson, tarot cards, staying up all night, and meeting new people!

So go ahead and say "Hello" - I'd love to get to know you too! 

 

 
 

 

Love Notes from Our Clients

 

We understand how difficult it can be to find the right photographer for your Wedding Day - and while we hope our body of work speaks for itself  - we thought hearing a few words from our clients might make your choice a little easier. 

For more reviews check out Wedding Wire or The Knot  

 

 

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MEGAN & MATTHEW

“Jessica was one of the hands down best decisions we made for our wedding. My husband and I wanted a very specific style and Jessica truly fit the bill. Her work is stunning, authentic, and everything we could have wanted when we envisioned capturing our wedding day. Her unique attitude when it comes to working with clients made us feel completely at ease with every step of the process. She was never unavailable to answer questions or address our fears of getting photographed. After an unfortunate tornado destroyed our first venue, Jessica was able to accommodate us and our venue change. Her flexibility allowed what could have been a tragic situation to be something that was low stress. I truly think her ability to be understanding and to care for her clients showcases what a truly hardworking and caring individual she is. I cannot say enough good about Jessica and her work with Three Region Photography. We will forever cherish our photos and memories that she so perfectly captured on our special day.”

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JESSIE & HUDSON

“I could write a book about how amazing Three Region is. I found her when I decided I wanted to do my engagement photos at the NC State Fair. I searched for photographers in the area that embraced color and shot well in low light. Jessica seemed more than capable. My husband (then fiance) was very uncomfortable, but Jessica helped him loosen up and make the experience enjoyable. Most importantly, the pictures turned out incredible and I am still getting compliments about them. She also gives you COMPLETE access to the pictures without having to pay to print through her, which is really nice. Full disclosure, I won Jessica's elopement contest, so she shot my elopement in Asheville for free (which was basically like winning the lottery). Again, she was extremely professional, joked around with us, and made us feel at ease. Sometimes she would give us weird instructions and said "trust me." TRUST HER. The only thing better than her professionalism and warmness during the event is the pictures you get afterward, which she somehow manages to get back to you in less than a week. Pick Three Region! You will not regret it.”

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SARA & ZAK

“Hiring Three Region Photography was by far the best decision we made for our wedding in Hillsborough. The team consisted of Jessica (who we initially contacted) and Emily for the wedding day. They were skillful and creative in the use of our unique venue, and were able to capture the whimsical nature of our wedding with ease. The final pictures turned out stunning, and the candid moments they captured throughout the night told an amazing story of an amazing day. Could not recommend them enough”

 
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NICOLE & DEAN

“I’m going to cut to the chase. This is going to be a glowing review of Jessica and her team in every way. I have a bad habit of setting vague, yet high expectations of things, and our wedding photography experience was certainly subject to this. Three Region Photography delivered and excelled in ways I couldn't have imagined. My wife and I got married at a farm thirty minutes outside of town about a little more than three weeks ago (we already have our photos, by the way). A short ceremony started at 3:30 in the afternoon, and a reception followed that sprawled all across the vast venue space on the property. Let me list just a few of the obvious challenges that this posed to our photographers: 1) From a photography standpoint, a short ceremony means there isn't a ton of time to find good angles and composition before the vows, rings, and first announcement. 2) That's a lot of space for two people to cover, and when the bride, groom, wedding party, and families are floating all over the farm, you have to make decisions about where to be at what times, risking missing something somewhere else. 3) In mid afternoon, the sun is shining through the trees on the foreground (and often uninhibited on the background) of every scene you look at. The contrast that this creates often leads to images that draw your eyes to the background, or some oddly lit object off to the side. My point is that it couldn't have been easy, but the beauty of the product that Three Region Photography delivered to us cannot be overstated. When I take a picture of something, I look at it later and simply say, "Oh yeah, that happened." When I went through the album that Jessica sent to us, the feelings, emotions, and sensations from each moment returned to me as clearly as if I'd been transported back. In the shoots that we did together, Jessica gave us a sense of comfort necessary to capture those intimate moments. She's hysterical, talented, has outstanding instincts, and will work long hours to make sure her clients get photos that are more than colorful rectangles. They are little portals back to those experiences.”

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Sarah & mario

“I can't say it enough, Jessica at Three Region Photography is AMAZING. It all started out in March 2017, when she photographed our engagement photos in Boston. Her personality and unique approach to shooting photos was a clear indication we HAD to have her shoot our wedding as well. She has a way of making you feel so comfortable in front of the camera! We loved our engagement photos, and also her and her husband! September 2018 rolls around, and she drives all the way from North Carolina to Rochester NY as a Hurricane Florence is hitting down south. No seriously! On the day of our wedding she showed up early, and was so wonderful to work with again. She made sure to ask us what WE wanted, and made sure she got every shot we had specifically requested. I just LOVE her approach to everything- from teaching us the "drunken stumble" walk to her "moody" golden hour photos, the day was such a blast and it will forever be captured in the beautiful photos she took. We had our photos sent to us just 10 days after the wedding. I can't say enough good things about Jessica as a person, she is truly wonderful and has an incredible eye for photography. You will not regret booking with her!”

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STEPHANIE AND LOUIS

“As with our caterer, we also stumbled across Three Region Photography while feeling overwhelmed at the Raleigh Bridal Expo. Immediately, Jessica's work stood out from the rest of the photographers whose work was on display. They all chose classic posed portraits to adorn their displays. That's a great thing for some people, but my husband and I found all those posed moments to be missing the warmth and love you associate with a wedding day. Then we walked around a corner and saw Three Region Photography. Where others were muted and posed and used sepia tones, her display pieces popped from the walls. They had color. They had joy. She captured movement in a split second. And they had life. As my husband and I met swing dancing, we knew our wedding and reception would be full of motion. One meeting and we knew Jessica would be the one to capture that. We had an engagement session with her about 6 months before the wedding, and she was amazing. She was very receptive to the ideas we did have, and able to guide us where we didn't have preferences, or even have a clue. She took us to three different locations in 60 minutes, *and* turned the photos around in a crazy short amount of time, knowing that we wanted them for our save the dates since our previous photo didn't work out. The wedding worked out perfectly. She captured the moments as motion frozen in time, as well as the family portraits and moments that you imagine in your wedding album. There are pictures of my dress flying up off the floor as we danced, of family members hugging behind us, of our first look from afar, and some amazing pictures of the people who were there to make this our day. It's a wedding as we want to remember it, captured at affordable prices. Go check out her blog - you'll see what I mean.”

 
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Alyssa & James

"There are no words that can do Jessica and Three Region Photography justice! She was so much more to us than a photographer, more like a lifesaver. Since the first time we sat down for coffee, I knew this was going to be the perfect fit for us. 

1. She is a super hard worker! Jessica is extremely prompt in her responses whether they be coordinating engagement pictures or the silliest of wedding questions. 

2. She cares about her clients! From engagement pictures, until the wedding was a long and stressful process, it was extremely reassuring to have someone as talented and passionate as Jessica on our side. She gets to know you and your personality as a couple in order to capture your vision.

3. My husband and I are not what you would call “picture people.” We were extremely nervous about being in front of the camera, but Jessica’s laid-back demeanor and professionalism put our minds at ease.

4. Last but not least, you know how pictures never do the actual event justice? Not the case, our wedding photos perfectly document all the moments from our wedding day and continue to bring us right back to the best day of our lives over and over again. 

Hire her!"

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Heather & Parker

"How would I summarize working with Jessica? She made my husband, Parker, and me look cooler than we actually are ;) I found her by searching for a photographer who had shot in Oakwood Cemetery, where Parker and I got engaged. I immediately fell in love with her cinema-like aesthetic.

We shot engagement photos first, in Oakwood Cemetery of course, and they came out so beautifully! I was then blown away by the amazing photos she took at our wedding in April.

She is a great photographer to work with and will make you feel at ease in front of the camera. Her work is truly an investment in your wedding day.

She captured moments I didn't even know happened and I'm so glad she documented our wedding!"

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Amanda & Carlos

" We heard about Jessica from our friends and seriously feel like we won the lottery! Jessica is so talented! She has a talent for capturing memories perfectly! It is definitely an art and she does an amazing job! She traveled to Virginia, three hours out of the way, with us for engagement pictures at a family farm in the middle of no where. She was 100% on board even though it was freezing and she gave us incredible photos that I'll treasure forever. And the wedding! I couldn't pick handful of favorites if I love so many of them! She's so fun to be around and helped put us at ease for sure! She's got a gift and I'm so glad she's sharing it with the rest of us! She goes out of her way to create images that are not only beautiful, but reflect pieces of the people she is photographing and their relationships with one another. I've been telling all the folks in my life to use her for their special occasions!

 
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HAILEY & BRENDAN

"If there was an option for 100 stars, that's what I would choose. Y'all this team is PHENOMENAL. Jessica took our engagement photos and a few weekends ago, came to the Charleston area to shoot our wedding. From the very beginning she was easy to communicate with- always responding to me very quickly- she even gave me her personal phone number so I could text her if I needed her. She made my husband and I feel so comfortable in front of the camera, and we both feel as though she is not "our photographer" anymore, but our friend. During our reception, my bustle on my dress completely broke... Jessica saved the day- not once, but twice putting safety pins in my dress for me so I wasn't uncomfortable all night long. Later in the night, my hair started to fall- Jessica's second shooter pulled bobby pins out of her own hair so Jessica could put them into mine- so again, I wouldn't be uncomfortable. I truly cannot say enough about this team. Jessica will be my go-to photographer for any photoshoots I ever want. Book her!!!! You won't regret it!!!"

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SIARRA & AARON

"Jessica did a phenomenal job on wedding and engagement photos! I haven't stopped looking through them and picking our favorite photos to print has been impossible. She is extremely responsive and easy to work with. Jessica was willing to work with us on any special requests we had. We even got her to fly with us! I can't thank her enough for capturing so many special moments for us. We would highly recommend and would use her again in the future!"

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LAUREN & MICHAEL

"I strongly recommend Three Region Photography for your wedding! Jessica and her crew blew me away with their talent and professionalism during my wedding and engagement shoot. The photos from my wedding are GORGEOUS and capture some amazing moments. They know how to be in the right place at the right time to get an amazing shot. I didn't have to wait long at all to receive the pictures after my wedding, which is great because so many friends and family will ask when the photos will be ready! The software she uses to send the photos to her clients is a piece of (wedding) cake to use and share with friends and family. Jessica is very, very quick to respond to any communication and is willing to answer all of a nervous bride's questions. She always showed up on time and knew exactly what was going on and where to go for my wedding. Thank you so much Jessica, you were the best!"

 

HANNAH & DANIEL

"BOOK THEM, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT! 
My friend was supposed to do our photography for free but canceled 3 weeks before the wedding. This clearly threw a wrench in our plans. We hadn't budged for a photographer and we only had three weeks to find one! THANK GOD WE FOUND JESSICA! Through a friend of a friend we got Jessica's contact information. I reached out to her and she immediately responded and met with me the next day. We got together and she assured me that I would be glad my old photographer canceled, and I was! Even though it was last minute Jessica made sure to capture every moment perfectly. Our pictures turned out wonderful. She also got the edited copies to us the very next day. She is a hard worker and I would definitely recommend her for any of your photography needs!"

STACIE & MICHAEL

"Thank you so much!!!! There are not enough words to describe how thankful we are to have you in our life as well as our wedding festivities!! 

You are absolutely amazing and everyone is super impressed with your work. You have a real talent!! Thank you thank you thank you!"

PAOLA & BEN

"Three region went above and beyond to make my wedding day exactly what I wanted it to be. Although she made me take my coat off in the freezing cold, I do not regret it because the pictures turned out amazing. Lastly, I have to admit that Three region shot my wedding for free but under different circumstances I would pay the price and then some! I'm so ready to blow up all my pictures and hang them all over my house!"

 
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JILLEN & JON

"I don't even know where to start to describe how amazing Jessica at Three Region Photography is! Jessica is a fantastic person to work with. I felt like I could talk to her anytime and she really took the time to get to know me and my significant other. She arrived early on our wedding day and was on top of every detail - and that's all with only one good leg!!  Both Jessica and her assistants we're sweet, accommodating, helpful, respectful, patient, and of course outstanding photographers! My husband and I have been in awe over every picture she's sent and the USB containing all of the photos is already in the mail! She expertly captured the joy and excitement we felt that day and her photos seem alive by the way she captured movement and not stiff poses. I would (and have been!) recommending Jessica to everyone I know and I can't wait to work with her again!"

GEN & CHRIS

"I cannot say enough good things about Jessica and the rest of the team at Three Regions photography. She was so easy to work with during the planning process, and despite having broken her leg a few weeks before the wedding, my pictures were absolutely stunning and totally exceeded my greatest expectation! I would highly recommend this wedding photographer and in fact I plan to use them again for family sessions in the future!"

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ALLISON & CHRIS

"I cannot say enough amazing things about Jessica at Three Region Photography. Not only did we hit it off during our engagement photos, but she really gave me piece of mind through the whole wedding planning process. She let me pick her brain about timeline structure, she worked with my limited budget, was super responsive to all my crazy questions, and when the day of the wedding arrived, she was happy to serve as my watch and keep me on time for all aspects of my reception. AND, she did all of that, plus the actual photography itself, while wearing a walking cast for two broken bones in her leg! My family fell in love with her during the day, and I can honestly say that the photographs were the aspect I looked forward to the most. Sure enough, we had a first photograph within something crazy like 6 hours of the wedding, and her favorite 25 photos got posted on her blog within 48 hours. All of our photos were ready for viewing while we were only on the second day of our honeymoon! We love all of them, I can't wait to print them and hang them everywhere so I can stare at them and enjoy reliving our special day."

 

FAQ

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Have a question that isn't answered here - let us know via our Contact Form. 

 

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

Three Region is based in Raleigh, North Carolina - but don't think I only shoot wedding's here. I've booked sessions in Boston, New York, Charleston, Atlanta, Seattle, San Francisco and more. I love to meet new clients in person but have also utilized Skype and Facetime to schedule consultations for out of town couples.

 

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SHOOTING WEDDINGS?

I created this company in May of 2015 and have been shooting wedding's ever since. In our first year we shot 5 weddings, then 27. (WHEW) then 32. This is my full-time gig and my clients will tell you I know what I’m doing. With over 5 years in the wedding industry and a background in Film Production I bring professionalism and an artistic eye to your wedding. 

 

why do you RECOMMEND an engagement session?

I believe that an engagement session helps us get to know each other a little better, gets you familiar with being in front of the camera, and lets you have a little fun before the big day.  Plus who doesn't want fun photos to show off. 

 

CAN I SWAP MY ENGAGEMENT SESSION FOR SOMETHING ELSE?

You know what - you do you! A lot of my couples swap out their engagement sessions for bridals, day after sessions, holiday sessions, or if you’re out of state it can be applied as a discount. Just ask and I’ll make it work for you.

DO YOU TRAVEL?

Yes. As mentioned above I LOVE to travel. I have quite a few out of state wedding's booked each year. If you're out of state or even out of the country all I ask is that you pay for my plane ticket and lodging fee's and I'll be there at our normal rate. 
 

DO YOU SHOOT LGBTq WEDDINGS?

You bet your ass I do!

We do not discriminate at Three Region and believe love is love. We are happy to shoot any wedding within the LGBTQ community.  

 

HOW SOON WILL I GET MY PHOTOS?

Industry standard is 6 weeks - however I've been known to get them to you a little sooner. Your photos will arrive via email with High-Res, Digital Copies link that never expires.
 

 

 

HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL I RECEIVE? 

I believe in quality over quantity which means you will receive somewhere between 50-100 photos per hour of coverage. My main mission is storytelling and creativity so your album is curated to reflect your special day.
 

 

WHAT IF I WANT THOSE AWESOME ADVENTUROUS PHOTOS? 

Just go for it!  If you want to climb that waterfall, sneak into that abandoned building, run in the rain, or fly on a small plane, we are game - just remember you may get that dress a little dirty but it will be worth it. 

 

What should I wear for our engagement session?

Comfortability is key. These photos display your personality and I've found that when you wear those heels they hinder your ability to walk, run, and have fun! So ditch them for cute sandals or sneakers. Also make sure you leave the graphic tee's at home and choose something plain, with a nice texture or pattern, or a dress with movement. But hey - if you wear heels everyday I'm not going to stop you. You do you - and I will capture it! 

 

HOW CAN I BOOK YOU FOR MY WEDDING?

First send us an inquiry here. If your date is available we will schedule a consultation to meet with you & your partner to discuss all the wedding details. Once you sign a contract I ask for a 1/3 deposit and then it's time to start planning! 

 

HOW far in advance should i book?

Most couples book within 6-12 months in advance. May/October bookings are sometimes even longer than that (its the busiest months in NC). When you send me an inquiry I will let you know ASAP if the date is available. 

 

DO YOU OFFER ALBUMS?

YES! We host our photos through a site called Pic-Time which allows clients to purchase prints, albums, and other goodies. Once you receive your password, protected digital gallery you’ll be able to access all the album and print options.

 

DO YOU OFFER VIDEOGRAPHY?

Nope. No video here. But we can totally recommend Jon Warlick Media or Shadowpoint Media for your video needs.