I'm Jessica, a thirty-something, red headed Mama to two beautiful boys Sydney Ray & Lennon Otis (yes, we're music lovers!). Sydney, my firstborn, has the most magical imagination. Lennon is utterly wild. When they were born, so was 'Magically Wild'. It's the epitome of my boys, and what I believe childhood should be.
I spend my days with a large coffee in one hand and my camera in the other as I chase my boys around the house capturing their most candid moments that they will be able to look back on in years to come. And when I'm not running around with a camera in my hand, you'll find me dancing, watching Friends, drinking red wine, watching Disney World Vlogs or creating Pin boards to redecorate my boys bedrooms (AGAIN!).
My passion to pursue a photography career only came after the birth of my first son in 2019 where I learnt just how quickly time goes. I knew I wanted to capture the everyday moments that can be so easily forgotten. The first time he walked to the park hand in hand with Daddy, those huge grins as he laughed at his older cousins, his tightly shut eyes as he naps for a very disappointing 25 minutes, his ever changing hair, foot size, smile and personality. The list goes on.
My approach is very child-led, natural and fun. Capturing raw moments of love, happiness and closeness. The best photos are unposed, those that you didn't even realise were being taken. By capturing these moments, when you look back, in years to come, you won't just remember what it looked like in that moment, but how you felt too, and that is so incredibly special.
Whether you want me to capture the special time as you settle into life with a newborn, or a moment of your feeding journey, some updated family photos, or a special birthday party or event, I would be honoured to come and spend time with you and your family and capture some special memories for you to treasure forever.
- Time is TBDLeyland
Jessica is a master of the camera! She did a maternity shoot for me on the beach and captured the most beautiful images - all down to her creativity and flare for photography. Most of all, Jessica is a lovely person - she will put you at ease and won't stop until she gives you memories in photos that will last a lifetime!
If you are looking for beautiful, relaxed and honest family photographs, shot using natural light in a location personal to you - then look no further than Magically Wild.
I was lucky to win a shoot with Jessica in the run up to my son’s first Christmas and I knew I wanted photos that captured both the magic of Christmas and showed my little boys growing personality. I was also really keen to include his four legged best friends (which was quite a tall order!) as it wouldn’t be Christmas in my house without including my pets too!
The photographs really let all the personalities shine, and Jess took her time to really listen to my needs and produce pictures which really matched my vision. It was quite a challenge to get all the subjects to behave (a lot of dog biscuits were consumed!) but shooting in my house meant everyone was more relaxed and Jess didn’t stop until she knew she had the images we wanted.
I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. (So much so that I purchased all of the images! ) and I am really grateful that my sons first Christmas has been captured so beautifully.
Wow! What a wonderful experience!! I must start by saying Jess made us feel completely at ease during the shoot, as first time parents letting visitors in the house was hard enough, however Jess remained completely professional and gave us space and time (as my baby needed feeding) to relax and enjoy the shoot as much as possible!
Magically wild is lifestyle photography allowing us to be in the comfort of our own home which reflects in the photos (aka relaxed baby!!!)
I would 100% recommend Jess to anyone expecting a bundle of joy!
Hannah, Alex & Baby Hugo
We had a wonderful photoshoot with the very talented Jessica in our home. She made us feel at ease and took very natural shots of us enjoying time as a family. I love her natural, yet magical, style. She brilliantly captured the love we have for our baby and cleverly let our baby’s personality shine through. We are struggling to find our favourite photographs, we are in love with them all!
Thank you Jessica. Can’t wait for the next shoot!
Gemma, Martin & Sia
"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."