Photos by: Nikki Gould


life inspires me to document stories.


Hi, I'm Jess. I'm a photographer, a graphic designer, a lover of noodles and chili cheese fries. I grew up eating crawfish and beignets in New Orleans, later moving across the country, living near the beaches and mountains of SoCal. I'm now residing minutes outside of Houston, sharing a roof with my husband & amazingly talented daughter, not forgetting my furry companions.

Music and Art were my childhood influences growing up in the 80's and 90's. I listened to David Bowie and danced to M.C. Hammer. However, my passion was in sketching. My dream was to work for Disney as an illustrator and 2D designer, but then my creativity took me down a different path. In college I discovered editorial and advertising design working as a graphic designer for about 15 years. During my journey, my love for photography grew.

So here I am, figuring out what more to incorporate on this creative path. I'm constantly learning and evolving in new mediums and I doubt I'll ever be ready to slow down. 

random facts

I have unpredictable curly hair.

I stuck a bean up my nose as a kid.

Love the beach but scared of the ocean.

I prefer driving rather than flying.

Adopted 4 dogs, 2 cats and 2 gerbils.

I spend hours watching cat and dog videos.

Allergic to Caffine. Addicted to Topo Chico.

I'm not a morning person, but I am a night owl.

I fall asleep in movie theaters easily.

I love the smell of fresh cut grass.


I shoot raw/unpose/authentically.

Moody/contrast/vibrant colors appeal to me more.

I aim for more cinematic.

I'm inspired by street photography.




Prime lenses: 24mm, 27mm, 35mm, 85mm and 24-105 telephoto