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Ladies, Jess will ensure your cleavage never looked better.

WE WILL DANCE!

75

the number of dresses Jess has bustled.

We love taking our clients out to dinner! We value, good food and great conversation, Oh, and wine too of course.

FOODIES AT HEART

Because we can't stop James's hips ... they cannot lie!

We only accept a limited number of commission per year to ensure each of our couples gets all the perks of our FIRST CLASS experience.

We ALWAYS take a selfie with our couples.

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the number of tie knots James knows by heart.

Jess is the calm, JAMES IS THE PARTY ANIMAL.

We believe your wedding is more than just a (awesome, amazing, super important) day, but rather, it’s also the first day of your marriage, your forever, your life as being one. And, well, we think that monumental firsts like these deserve to be documented with excellence, care, and artistry and that it’s important to cherish and keep sight of that beginning because it’s the foundation to building a life long adventure together worth remembering.

Days like these deserve to be celebrated in the utmost manner and we will celebrate with you. We will laugh with you in joyous moments, 

We believe your wedding is more than just a (awesome, amazing, super important) day, but rather, it’s also the first day of your marriage, your forever, your life as being one. And, well, we think that monumental firsts like these deserve to be documented with excellence, care, and artistry and that it’s important to cherish and keep sight of that beginning because it’s the foundation to building a life long adventure together worth remembering.

Days like these deserve to be celebrated in the utmost manner and we will celebrate with you. We will laugh with you in joyous moments, tears will roll down our faces as we document you vowing your lives to one another, and we WILL dance with you at your reception! We become emotionally invested to each James & Jess Couple and bring peace on the day which can--but never needs to be--stressful.

We become your eyes on your wedding day, capturing the details and filling in the cracks by partnering with your team to ensure nothing is overlooked freeing you to be present and captivated in the midst of it all as we capture a timeless enduring record of your wedding.

ALL ABOUT THE FIRST CLASS

tears will roll down our faces as we document you vowing your lives to one another, and we WILL dance with you at your reception! We become emotionally invested to each James & Jess Couple and bring peace on the day which can--but never needs to be--stressful.

We become your eyes on your wedding day, capturing the details and filling in the cracks by partnering with your team to ensure nothing is overlooked freeing you to be present and captivated in the midst of it all as we capture a timeless enduring record of your wedding.

JAMES & JESS EXPERIENCE

EARLY MORNING STROLLS ON THE HIghline,
arm-in-arm, coffee 
in hand

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Laughing so hard you begin to cry.

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Making everywhere we go "home" as long as we are with each other.

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Always dressing up for each other. James’ jaw drops constantly.

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FOUR hour dinners filled with deep conversations, drinks, and incredible food.

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Exploring places off the beaten path.

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Surprising HER with fresh flowers just because...even better if it's peony Season

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Swimming in the ocean and laying on the deck in the warm summer sun

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"James and Jess made us feel like we were the best clients they ever had"

Working with James and Jess is nothing short of incredible! From engagement to wedding day and everything in between, we really loved the energy and effort they put into each part of the process. We received the photos mind-blowingly fast, they look stellar, and James and Jess made us feel like we were the best clients they ever had. They are genuine, personable, amazingly talented, and truly love what they do—keep it up Wittmayers!!"

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JEFF & STEPH

"Working with James & Jess, you instantly feel like best friends from the very first meeting."

Working with James and Jess, you instantly feel like best friends from the very first meeting. Not only does their constant smiles and happiness spread to you like wildfire but you immediately see that you are in perfect hands with photographers for such a big event in your life. I trusted them to get every picture I would want without giving a specific list and they captured everything and more. Every single person who has seen the photographs has given the absolute highest praises of their work, and all of my siblings has now used them as well! We love James and Jess!! 

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NICK & NICOLE

"Jess & James are two of the sweetest people we've ever known, & can honestly not imagine our wedding day without them"

My husband and I were SO happy we chose James and Jess to be our wedding photographers! We did our engagement photos, wedding photos, and the witty photo booth with them and every part from start to finish was perfect. Jess and James are some of the sweetest people we've ever known, and can honestly not imagine our wedding day without them. Our photos turned out beautifully, and would recommend them to everyone!

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KYLE & KAyLIE

"You guys were absolutely amazing - truly visionary, so organized, adaptable, always willing to lend a hand & just a ton of fun!"

A big thanks to you James and Jess. You guys were absolutely amazing - truly visionary, so organized, adaptable, always willing to lend a hand and just a ton of fun to be around. We truly cannot thank you enough. You made our day so incredibly special - from helping us set the stage with a private first look, to taking the most amazing and special captures of us and our family members and friends before, during and after the ceremony, to whisking us away at sunset for some special moments that I know we will always treasure, to sticking around much later than planned for the hava nagila. Thank you from the very bottom of our hearts for sharing your beautiful light with us. You two are the most beautiful, genuine couple.

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NICK & AMBRA

"We seriously couldn't have imagined that we would have SO MANY awesome photos. You and James killed it! "

You guys are SO amazing! We are obsessed with these photos and will be going through them again and again. We really feel like you captured the emotion of the day- which is exactly what we were hoping for. We cannot thank you enough! We couldn't be happier with our photos and with how everything went. You guys were a huge part of our day. We are still in awe at how amazing the photos turned out. We seriously couldn't have imagined that we would have SO MANY awesome photos. You and James killed it! The wedding was something we'll always cherish, and we'll always have the photos to look back on!

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DAVE & MORGAN

"They are laugh out loud funny & amazing all at the same time!!! The pictures are everything we could have asked for."

James and Jess!! You are so unbelievably talented! I can't tell you how much WE absolutely LOVE our photos!!!!!! There is so many perfect pictures to choose from and the ones of everyone else dancing are priceless!!!! They are laugh out loud funny and amazing all at the same time!!! The pictures are everything we could have asked for, you both captured such perfect moments. We can't thank you enough, they are outstanding!!!! I am gonna have a hard time picking my top favorites. It's crazy how many compliments we have received. Justin and I are also thrilled to be able to come out of this wedding and call you and James friends!

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JUSTIN & NINA

"The pictures are so FREAKIN incredible! We can't even put into words how amazing you two are!"

The pictures are so FREAKIN incredible! We can't even put into words how amazing you two are! You blessed us so so much with these pictures, it's unbelievable! Thank you so so much! We loved reliving those memories through pictures, and reliving the ones we didn't remember ;)We will cherish these pictures forever. No one could have made it as unforgettable as you two. We brag to everyone about how amazing our photographers are. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!

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KYLE & JESS

"You've captured so perfectly how the day felt for us, joyful and light and so full of love. I'm blown away with these photos! "

I've spent the last hour looking through these and I still haven't seen them all and can't even begin to pick my favorites! They're incredible!! You've captured so perfectly how the day felt for us, joyful and light and so full of love. I'm blown away with these photos! Thank you for playing such a huge part in our wedding day. It was amazing, you guys are amazing. Tons of love from a tiny island in the middle of nowhere.

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Levi &
Natalie

"They are amazing - I didn't even notice them at all during the event & then we received these amazing detailed shots of our wedding!"

Where to begin? Jessica and her husband James are amazing. I met Jessica in Washington D.C. many years ago and saw her beautiful work. I knew then that if I ever was fortunate enough to get married, James and Jess would be my photographers. They are based out of Santa Barbara and made the trip to photograph our wedding. They are amazing - I didn't even notice them at all during the event and then we received these amazing detailed shots of our wedding!

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Kyle & Katherine

"On a day where so much is going on, they quickly make you feel at ease and beautiful."

James and Jess are two of the warmest people I have ever met (on top of being amazing photographers!). I say this first, because, on a day where so much is going on, they quickly make you feel at ease and beautiful. James and Jess listened to all of our requests and created the perfect mixture of posed shots with candid's while always providing us the proper distance to be immersed in the moments. Best of all, the ease, the beauty, and the moments are all perfectly captured in stunning photographs for my husband and I to cherish, always.

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Kyle & Katherine

ALL ABOUT THE
JAMES & JESS COUPLE

They laugh more often than not.
They are always up for adventure & new experiences.
They are the best of friends with each other and love doing life together.
They are in love. Madly, Truly, Deeply.
They are foodies at hear whether they're cooking or dining out, it will always look and taste incredible, and they have an adventurous palette and are always willing to try something new.

LAUGHS TILL IT HURTS


ADVENTURERS



BEST FRIENDS



IN LOVE


FOODIES AT HEART




They laugh more often than not


They are always up for the adventure.


They are the best of friends with each other and love life together.


Madly, Truly, Deeply.


Whether they're cooking or dining out, it will always look and taste incredible, and they has an adventurous palette and are always willing to try something new.

ALL ABOUT THE
JAMES & JESS BRIDE

She appreciates classic style but always dresses with her own flare.
She cares more about the cerebration than the stress of planning the perfect day.
She is confident, sexy, and knows herself well. 
She believes in quality over quantity and is willing to invest in the finer things.
Whether for a party or a date night, she can’t wait to dress up for her best friend. 
She has a solid group of women who support her and celebrate her through every part of life.

MEET THE J&J GROOM >

CLASSIC STYLE



ALL SMILES




CONFIDENCE



QUALITY OVER QUANTITY


AN EXCUSE DRESS-Up




BESTIES




She appreciates classic style but always dresses with her own flare.


She cares more about the celebration than the stress of planning the perfect day.


She is confident, sexy, and knows herself well.


She invests in the finer things.


Whether for a party or a date night, she can’t wait to dress up for her best friend. 


She has a solid group of women who support her and celebrate her through every part of life.

ALL ABOUT THE
JAMES & JESS GROOM

He cares deeply for and loves all those he's surrounded by.
He is captivated by her beauty. 
The way he looks at her is as if she's the only girl in the world.
He's ambitious yet humble & of course, a true gentlemen.
He's fashionable & stylish and appreciates timeless looks with a modern spin.

BROTHERLY LOVE



CAN'T TAKE EYES OFF OF HER




SWAGGER



A MODERN CLASSIC





He cares deeply for and loves all those 
he's surrounded by.


He is captivated by her beauty. The way he looks at her is as if she's the 
only girl in the world.


He's ambitious yet humble & of course, 
a true gentlemen.


He's fashionable & stylish and appreciates timeless looks with 
a modern spin.

INVESTMENTS

From this day forward

We believe your marriage is an investment as is your wedding. We believe in a timeless, enduring record of where it all began. So you can look back on those moments--on your foundation--and build a life long adventure together worth remembering.




We have designed the First Class Wedding Collection to ensure your wedding day is documented with the utmost excellence, artistry, and care giving you warm, real memories of your day and timeless images to relive it again and again‪.‬

The First Class Wedding Collection begins at $5200

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hello@jamesandjess.com

805-452-4767

We're bi-coastal wedding photographers based in New York City & Santa Barbara and available for travel worldwide. 

To inquire about wedding photography, please complete the form below. All other inquiries can be directed to us via email. 

If you're interested booking an engagement or anniversary session with us, be sure to check out our travel itinerary on our blog to see if we might be in your neck of the woods any time soon.

We can't wait to adventure with you. 
Cheers, J&J

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