Hello there! I'm Jaclyn, and I've been a Vermont wedding photographer since 2012. In that time, I've photographed over 60 weddings all over Vermont and across Lake Champlain in upstate New York. I specialize in colorful, relaxed, and gorgeous wedding photography with an eye towards capturing beautiful details and fun candid moments. My prime focus is to capture your true personalities--fine art poses like you see in weddings magazines may look glamorous on the outside, but if that's not who you are on the inside, then you're not going to like the photos-- no matter how beautiful you look.
This is why at your consultation, I ask a variety of questions so I can learn more about your priorities for wedding photography. I also love to know what makes you cringe!
Your wedding is photographed as if I'm telling a story. You've spent countless hours planning for your big day, and your photos will reflect that with creative wedding detail shots of your decor, timeless and natural portraits that feature the outdoors, intimate moments during your ceremony, and all the hilarious and energetic hijinks that may befall the dance floor.
I'm proud to say that I've been featured in amazing online wedding blogs such as Artfully Wed, The Knot, Rustic Wedding Chic, and this June will have a featured styled shoot in the print magazine Vermont Bride! Upcoming features can be seen in Mountainside Bride, Glamour & Grace, and Every Last Detail.
Travel to Chittenden County, Addison County, the Northeast Kingdom, Stowe, Woodstock, Lake Willoughby, Shelburne, Craftsbury, Essex, Burlington, North and South Hero, Rutland, Waitsfield, the Mad River Valley, and surrounding areas are included in my wedding packages. I may have grown up in San Diego, but I feel truly lucky to be surrounded by such beautiful New England landscapes. I'm sure the gorgeous scenery played a teensy ;) role in choosing your venue, so I want to assure you that you don't need to worry about travel fees. As long as I'm not driving home after midnight, there is no extra charge for travel! I am very used to driving several hours and I have a whole stock of audio books to get my reading on and keep concentration. I listened to the whole Divergent series this way! Downloaded GPS maps on my phone means there's no risk of getting lost on the way to your wedding in the backwoods of Vermont.
I love photographing weddings in the Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Lake George, Keene, High Peaks, Plattsburgh, and surrounding Upstate New York areas. My portfolio includes many images of wedding photography in the Adirondacks, including wedding venues like Lake Placid Lodge, Camp Canaras, The Mountain House, Big Tupper Ski Lodge, Chapel Island, and the Valcour Inn. There is no travel fee, as long as I don't have to drive home after midnight! Crossing Lake Champlain on the ferry is one of my favorite ways to start a wedding day. Who can complain about such a scenic mode of travel?
If you've checked out my reviews on WeddingWire, then you've probably
seen a common theme: I'm a ninja when it comes to getting the shot! My work style is focused, relaxed, and unobtrusive. I have no problem stepping up and corralling family to get the important shots, but when that's not necessary, I like to fade into the background. There is so much going on during a wedding day, so I love when I get feedback from past clients like Lauren, who said "Despite people feeling
like she wasn't even there, she got some amazing pictures," or Bridget,
who wrote "Her quiet, unobtrusive movements left people referring to
her as the "photo ninja." Many
couples remark that they had no idea I was over there, or behind there,
or next to there, and I love surprising them with images of moments they didn't notice on the day of.
Fields and fields of wildflowers surround the barn and ceremony site at Mansfield Barn. Wedding photography in Vermont is an embarrassment of riches: I've photographed wedding days with rainbow-tastic sunsets on the lake, ceremonies among the green mountains, and portraits at grand estates that have multiple wings. But this portrait of Christy and Cal as the sun sets just behind them is one of my favorites. The way they are sinking into each other's embrace and gently smiling gives me goosebumps.
This classic red Vermont barn is brand new with tall, solid wooden beams and lots of pretty twinkle lights. This wedding couple was even able to park a tractor in the front for a fun photo op.
Christy and Cal's wedding theme was sunflowers (designed by The Pretty Petal) and the color navy blue, with a Fireman kissing a bride cake topper as tribute to groom Cal's profession. Stephanie from Jaclyn Watson Events coordinated all the wedding details, with SuperSounds DJ keeping the party going all night. Delicious Southern BBQ was prepared by Bill Wetherbee's Catering, and adorably cute cupcakes were from Cake and Crumb Bakery. Essence Salon and Day Spa gave Christy a beautiful side braid with lovely tendrils of hair framing her face that gorgeously blew in the wind.
Location: 3 Browns Trace Road, Jericho, VT 05465.