I’m a mom of 3 but this was my first experience with newborn photos and it was AMAZING!!! Jessica was so so kind and gentle with my little angel. We came over during a snowstorm, the studio was so warm and inviting, with soft music playing the whole time. The pictures ... I just can’t get over how the captured such a short, sweet time of my life. Thank you a thousand times Jessica for the hours you put in, these moments are to precious not to capture them. I hope to see you again in the future, these are my glory days and I want to relive them through your camera lens.
Xoxo, One Super Happy New Mom: Melanie Hall
Our family has worked with Jessica for just over two years now, and wouldn’t go to anyone else! Our first session with her was our first maternity session. We didn’t really know what to expect. I had searched Pinterest for ideas and had vision of how I wanted my photos to look. Upon arrival, I showed Jessica some of my ideas and she was great about trying to incorporate them. During the shoot, she made my husband and I feel so at ease. She gave great direction on our posing and made it feel natural and not so staged. When we left, my husband (who hates having photos done) even said, “That wasn’t so bad”. Now, when I say it’s time for photos, his response is always, “As long as it’s with Jess.”
Jessica put our sneak peak on Facebook later that night and we were blown away! When we got the rest of our gallery we were even more awe struck. She exceeded all of our expectations and made us both look and feel incredible! My absolute favorites were without a doubt the ones that were her vision, not the “Pinteresty” ones I had her try to recreate. I knew then, she had a true gift!
Our next session was soon after...a newborn session for our sweet girl!Watching her work with our new little bundle was incredible! She is a baby whisperer and extremely talented at what she does. Again, my husband and I felt at ease, and didn’t feel too posed when it was time to shoot us as new parents. The images of course, were everything I dreamed they’d be and more! These photos are ones we will treasure forever, capturing our baby’s newborn features and our new family so perfectly.
Since then, we have done family seasonal mini sessions, an unbelievable Mommy and Me session (which I had won from an incredibly generous giveaway), another maternity shoot, and very soon will add another newborn session. Each time, Jessica has made us feel at ease in front of the camera, giving perfect direction on posing without making it feel forced. She’s also helped a great deal with our wardrobe choices, giving suggestions on color combinations, to ensure we always look our best. And as always, the images exceed every expectation!
Jessica has a real gift, and is definitely an expert in her field. She will forever be our family’s photographer, and I’m happy to now also call her a friend!
— -The Carpenter Family
We have had the pleasure of working with Jessica to photograph our family for the last two years. She has captured some of the most precious moments in our life, from maternity pictures to newborn pictures and odds and ends moments in between! Jessica makes getting your picture taken a complete breeze. She is invested in creating perfect images, whether that be in her beautiful studio or outside in nature. She spends the time to give you easy to follow feedback about positioning in pictures, what to wear, how to coordinate outfits, what schedule to follow to keep your baby extra sleepy for newborn pictures, and so much more. She knows that time is of the essence for most families, and exceeded our expectations for capturing pictures in a short amount of time for both maternity and newborn pictures. She also knows how eager parents are about seeing their little ones pictures afterwards, and gives sneak peaks within 24 hours after the shoot, which is so wonderful! She is truly invested in making you and your family feel welcome and comfortable, and is genuinely sweet and kind! Best of all, you leave with the most beautiful pictures to cherish for a lifetime!
— Maddie K.
Jessica always goes above and beyond with our photos. I count down the days every time we have a shoot because I always fall in love with our photos. Highly recommend. She will have our business for years to come!!
— Lexie A.
As a client for both my maternity and fresh 48 with our newest little guy! I can’t even begin to explain how beautiful and remarkable your photos are! I had never felt so comfortable behind the lense of a camera before! You made it easy to have fun, you made sure to make my toddler laugh, you caught smiles I will remember forever. Trucking through tall grass and big fields for my maternity pictures was so worth it, with the outcome! Our fresh 48 session was so calming in the hospital. Watching you swaddle our little guy to get him in his perfect position was beautiful! You truly take your time, and if I was too have another baby I’d do it all over again so you could do our photos! You’re a amazing woman and photographer! I’m so glad to have you apart of life in such a unique way! You gave us a life time of photos to always look back on! Those things you couldn’t trade anything for♥️
Picking dates and times for our photos was made easy and not stressful! I truly appreciate you making sure it fit both of our busy lives!

I can’t wait for our cake smash session for our almost 1 year old!
— -Megan M.
Jessica photographed our wedding in October and flawlessly captured the energy and feel of the most sacred day of our lives. I am convinced that we could not have been more fortunate as far as who we ended up with for a photographer! We’ll be calling her for babies, future anniversaries, family shoots, and any other excuse we can find in the future. Thank you Jessica! ❤️
— -Hallee P.
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Our family has worked with Jess twice now (newborn & holiday mini’s). We are a pretty private family and Jess has been great at respecting our privacy yet giving us amazing photos! She is very professional but we always feel our sessions are a personal experience with her as well!
— Asia A.
Jess is not only an amazing photographer, but person as well. You can tell she pours her heart & soul into her photography business and it shows through her photos. I was smiling and laughing our entire session- it was hard work to make a “serious” face because I was having such a great time. She had a plan when it came to the flow of the session so we got all of the shots we needed while the light was still perfect, while keeping time in mind. It helped because my boyfriend (along with most males) is not a huge “picture person” so he didn’t feel like we were just standing there posing for hours. I have canvas prints of our pictures covering my room- obsessed is an understatement. I can’t wait to book our next session!
— Annie B.
Amazing lady that does amazing work! We won a couples session from her through Facebook, which ended up being my engagement photoshoot! My fiancée didn’t tell her he was proposing, so she was just as surprised as I was! But the pictures came out absolutely STUNNING. Safe to say I will be hiring Jess at my wedding! Not only is she a great photographer but she is super easygoing and makes what could be kind of awkward, fun! 5 stars no doubt!
— Chelsey M.
I found Jessica Rae Photography after having my first baby. I went on a serious search through all top recommended photographers in Maine and was completely captivated by her work. You can really feel the emotion in every picture when you look through her photography, she captures newborns at their most peaceful, families at their warmest, and couples at their most loving moments. She really has a knack for catching “the moment.” We had our first session, and it went beautifully. No awkward feelings of posing in front of a camera, no rushing, just an extremely professional and friendly photographer navigating us through gorgeous spots she had chosen for us. Immediately after seeing our photos from our first shoot, I scheduled our second. And then she had Christmas minis and I snagged a spot there as well. All three sessions put off the best vibes and produced the most amazing photos, photos that are literally some of the most important things I own. She even sent me a preview right after a session because I was anxious about my fake eyelashes being out of place on our Christmas cards, and completely saved me a bunch of worrying for no reason. If that’s not a top notch photographer and business woman than I don’t know what is. Basically what what I’m getting at is: book with JRP if you want your family to look like they’ve been modeling for years :)
— Rachel H.
Jessica is incredible to work with! She’s done everything from our maternity pictures, newborn to family pictures and our daughters milestone pictures as well!! Jess brings a sense of peacefulness and calmness to her photo shoots and we can are blown away by her work every single time!! It’s an honor to have Jessica be the one to capture our family’s moments and milestones, and we couldn’t have chosen any better!!! ❤️
— Casey J.