Jessica Militello

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Photography was my first medium and passion ever since my parents handed me a camera as a toddler. My eye truly began to develop when I was spending most of my time in front of the camera though. During my career as a model, I worked with hundreds of photographers, companies, and agencies in several markets including my hometown of Detroit, San Francisco, Phoenix, Portland, and Los Angeles.

No matter what side of the camera I am on, I am constantly asking questions and learning from others. I truly believe that every person you meet knows something you don’t. Even as a professional, I never stop learning, experimenting, and defining the next level. Ultimately, it’s my goal to create an individualized portrait experience that encapsulates your raw moments in an authentic way. No two sessions are exactly alike, and I strive to create timeless photographs for you to cherish and pass down to future generations. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than to see the smile on your face when you see the moments I captured.  

Your SoCal portrait, Equine & wedding Photographer

Hey, I'm Jess!

Here's a snapshot into my world

A little behind-the-scenes of my life

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I recently received my 23andMe DNA results and discovered that my Maternal Haplogroup (H6) were found in the remains of the Yamnaya, one of the first groups of people to domesticate horses in Eurasia. I didn't get bit by the horse bug, it was already in my DNA! 

My Quarter Horse, Westley & I

Being a Horsegirl

In September of 2012, I married my best friend in our home state of Michigan. We both met in San Francisco after mutual friends from our high school wanted to meet up during their vacation to California. We both moved out here separately, ended up meeting and getting married!

Mr. & Mrs. Militello

My Family

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My Favorite Things

Jessica has been fantastic to work with and truly goes above and beyond to make clients happy! She has an amazing ability to capture the most perfect moments in time... that allows you to remember that moment forever. I highly recommend her and have used her services multiple times because I know I'll get exactly what I asked for. 

 Ojai, California

Hannah 

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Jess has taken nearly every one of my favorite photos- from my wedding to our beloved horses. No one does a better job or has a better eye for art and beauty. 

Carpinteria, California

Jonathan & Krystal

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Jessica was great, very easy to work with especially with my children. And pictures came out amazing.

Ventura, California

The MillerFamily

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Jessica graced our wedding day with the most wonderful pictures! She was easy-breezy to work with, kind, and fun. ... It will be very hard to narrow them down to the best ones because they are all beautiful. She understands light and composition. We would recommend her to anybody wanting to capture a special, once in a lifetime event on film. (digital). She truly cares about the work and gets emotionally involved in the event. An empathetic artist is she. Thank you, Jessica!

Santa Barbara County 
Courthouse Wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Gast

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Jess was referred to us to by a friend who could not stop raving about her work. So glad I listened. She has provided the photography for our prom pictures and graduation. They are spectacular. Cannot wait to see how our holiday family photos turn out. Would not use anyone else. Thanks Jess.

Ojai, Caliofornia

The Hickman Family

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Jessica is a wonderfully talented photographer. She has taken pictures of me many times and I am always happy with the results. She takes her time to make each and every picture perfect and the final images are gorgeous. The printed images are vibrant and have great quality. Whether you want pictures taken around horses, engagement pictures, or anything else you can take a picture of, she’s your girl!

California State University
Channel Islands

Rachel Williams

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Some Kind Words