Finding the perfect photographer is not easy. There are many photographers in the area and narrowing it down to one can be an overwhelming decision. You want to know that your hard-earned dollars are invested in the right person. Hiring a professional requires a certain connection between client and photographer, and most importantly, it requires trust. You have to trust your photographer with your memories and trust that he or she will get the very essence of you and your child(ren) just right. Jessica Souza connects with you right from the start. When you first meet her, you immediately feel her easygoing energy, her professionalism is unparalleled, and her passion for photography shows in each of her beautiful photos. She is amazing in every sense of the word. I had the honor to work with her at the Tampa Bay Moms Blog Bloom event for new and expecting mothers in April. She drove down from Sarasota to Carrollwood to photograph the event and stayed to the very end. You know someone is dedicated when she stays until the end of the party to help clean up.
Jessica and I first met at Pottery Barn in Hyde Park, where she held one of her first events in Florida to promote her business. She took beautiful photos of the children who visited the store. Jessica has the innate ability to make every child feel at ease in a matter of seconds. My little guy, Jax, smiled for her instantaneously and I was amazed! She also had the digital image sent to me THAT night – talk about efficient and professional. Anyone who knows me knows that I love efficiency. Not only is Jessica a phenomenal photographer, she is also a mother and believes in giving back to her community.
Jessica began her company as a military spouse at her family’s first duty station. Over the years, she has had to uproot and start her business over in a number of states, before finally settling in beautiful Sarasota. She has had the opportunity to photograph hundreds of newborns across the country and runs an online photography group, where she serves as a mentor for other industry professionals who wish to learn more about the art of photography. She specializes in Birth & Newborn and serves the Hillsborough, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties.
Because she believes in giving back, Jessica volunteers her time and talent for a variety of local workshops and seminars, and she is also a participating photographer for the Tiny Sparrow Foundation – a non-profit foundation that provides professional photography, free of charge, to families of children with life-threatening illnesses.
For more information on Jessica Souza Photography and to view her online gallery, please visit www.jessica-souza.com/.