Who are we?
Lovingly referred to by our friends and family as ‘the Jesses’, ‘Jess Squared’, ‘J&J’ or, just Jess interchangeably (yes, that can get confusing in group settings), we are the business duo behind JLITZ Photography.
Now that we’ve piqued your interest...
He’s the face behind the camera and the one responsible for all of the awesome shots you see on this site. Jesse has spent years learning and perfecting photography as an art and a side business, to the point where he just became too busy with clients to work only part-time. Now, he’s taken the plunge and is working as a full-time freelance photographer.
If you’re looking for an expert in lighting, retouching and all the technical know-how surrounding photography, he’s your guy. Add in the fact that he spent nearly five years as a Creative Director and Graphic Designer for a leading Canadian paddlesports company where he perfected product shots, video 360s, and retouching, now you’ve got a force to be reckoned with. This is how he really began to realize the value in quality imagery for businesses when it comes to online marketing and sales.
Whether shooting products, rooms and buildings, or people, Jesse knows the importance of sharp photography and presenting a clear, high-quality final product in today’s digital age. He also has a way of making photography fun, whether you’re working with him as a business representative or you’re behind the camera for a headshot, you’ll probably sneak in a laugh or two. With Jesse behind the camera, there’s no way you’ll be disappointed with the outcome. He puts your business needs at the forefront of his photography style and creates beautiful imagery that works how you and your business need it to.
Next up, Jessica.
She’s the first to admit that she is not exactly useful behind a camera, but she’s slowly learning. Aperture! Lighting! Lense sizes! Oh my! Admittedly, it’s still a work in progress. Where Jessica comes in handy is with her understanding of business operations from small to large, background in organizational communication, and passion for working with people. For years, Jessica has been immersed in a fast-paced small business environment and understands the types of things clients value most to take their work and outreach to the next level.
Jessica collaborates with our clients to get to the heart of their photography needs. She’s usually the person at the computer, handling marketing, communications, and all things business development. She also has an eye for detail and assists with product set-up and placement and a strong knowledge of the real estate industry. She may not be a photographer, but she gets that a picture works best when it captures the message you need to share.