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Kalispell, Montana Portrait & Wedding Photographer bio picture

Welcome!

We welcome you! Jessica McCollam Photography is located in the beautiful Flathead Valley and is now serving the Kalispell, Whitefish, Bigfork and surrounding areas. This blog is a place you can find our latest news, information and previews of some of our most current and favorite sessions. I hope you enjoy your time here and thank you for stopping by.  God Bless! :)

An Update & Some News!

Hello!!  Wow! I know it has been a LONG time since my last post,  but I feel like I can now explain a part of my reason for my absence to all my wonderful clients, friends and followers.   I have some personal news to share!!!  I found out several months ago that my husband and I are expecting another lil addition to our family.  SHE will be here this summer and we are all looking forward to meeting her and welcoming her into our family.  This pregnancy has had some complications and so this has been the biggest reason for my disappearance.  Thankfully everything is looking good right now and I am continuing to focus on taking care of myself and our lil baby girl.

As of right now I am currently ONLY offering mini sessions until July 10th, then I will be on maternity leave until October 1st, 2010.  I will  not be photographing any weddings until after the new year (2011) as well.  If you are interested in a mini session and the pricing/details, please send an email to jessica@jessicasvisions.com and I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can.

Here are a few images (ok it is more like image overload) from the recent months:

Holliss turns 1!!!!

Ah! To be in LOVE!

Sweet Siblings

SMILE!!!

We have a few things coming up soon and especially the session with our Giving is Awesome winner! I am looking forward to that for sure!

Until next time, thank you for visiting! :)

Giving is Awesome

Giving is Awesome…… it is a wonderful program that I am proud to take part in this year.  Please read the details below to see how you can help give a deserving family the chance to win this incredible gift.  Details below:

In this struggling economy today,  chances are  you know someone. You know someone who’s experienced a tragedy, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is volunteering selflessly despite extenuating personal circumstances. You know someone who can’t afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season. You know someone who deserves a year-round reminder of their family’s spirit, love, and beauty.
You know someone. I guarantee it.
I want to know who they are, and I want to give them the chance to experience complimentary custom photography — $2,300 worth, to be exact. I want to give them a fun family photo session experience and will include a disc of all images from their session with a print release, and also the entire set of proofs as 4×5’s in a beautiful leather album.

Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a $300 print credit  to use toward a future session with Jessica’s Visions. What better reason to show some love could there possibly be?
The rules:
* You may not nominate yourself, and the person you are nomintaing must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-vacation-home in Paris does not qualify as sincere financial need.)
* The nominee must reside in or near Redding, California.   The session will take place in Redding.  So,  tell me who you know,  what they’re experiencing, and why they deserve my artwork. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well.
* You must e-mail me the full story :  jessica@jessicasvisions.com
The winner will be announced on Christmas Day— so get nominating!   I am looking forward to reading all of your entries!
Open your heart to someone this holiday season — and thank you for giving me the opportunity to open mine.
With love,
Jessica’s Visions

P.S.   I am sad to say that I have fallen behind on galleries and photo orders, but all links will be sent very soon and all packages will be shipped out today!!

And because a post without a photo is just plain wrong……

more to come soon!

Annie + Tim

Another stunning wedding to post here…this time it is Annie & Tim, a fabulous couple whom were married at the Heaven’s Peak Resort in West Glacier, Montana.

I am so glad I got the chance to be there to capture the laughter, the love and even though a storm blew through and changed

a lot of things for them, they kept smiling and danced the night away! :)

Here are just a few of my many, many favorites from the day…Enjoy!!!

Her Shoes…..I LOVE her shoes!!!  Annie has such great style.

Beautiful…..Annie

The first look.

Things are just now starting to fall into normalcy and I can totally see the light at the end of the tunnel.  (Thank you Jesus)

Thank you to my wonderful clients for being so patient with me during this time of transition.

It is an honor to know you, to photograph you and to work with you in creating art from your lives.

Until next time~

Victory, Angels and Family~Redding California Newborn and Family Photographer

Just playing catch up here on the  blog….

Sweet baby Victory….

Angels……(ok they look like angels, but we all know looks can be deceiving right??)

Family…

Nothing sweeter than a Mother’s love!!!

Have a fun weekend everyone!!!

Seniors ~ Redding California Portrait Photographer

I’ve been meaning to post these for a while now….Earlier this month I went back up to Montana to photograph a wedding and several portraits.  The last day I was up there we did a senior session for 3 girls who have been the best of friends for quite some time now.

We ended up having such a blast, did we girls??? You girls had lots of wonderful ideas and even though we didn’t get the rain, we still ended up with some amazing photos…(trust me!)

So the long awaited sneak peek…….

and this is how the session ended! :)

Coming up we have lots of Babies, Families and more Weddings!!!!

Oh and watch for our Fall Mini Session special in the next couple of days! :)

Breanna + Zach ~ Flathead Valley, Montana Wedding Photographer

I am so happy to finally be able to share some photos from the exquisite wedding for Breanna & Zach at the beautiful Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork, Montana. My good friend and fellow photographer Jill Tagliareni came along with us. We had a blast!!!

B & Z, thank you so much for allowing us to capture these moments of your life together. What a celebration it was and an honor to be there for both your wedding and the special vow renewal of your parents as well.

Enjoy this sneak peek everyone! This is a BIG post! :)

Breanna’s amazing Monique Lhuillier wedding gown:

Getting her hair done.

They met each other before the ceremony, and this was their first glance.

And they surprised Breanna’s mom with a special vow renewal service immediately after the ceremony.  It was a beautiful surprise!

The details were just so fabulous, I had a difficult time choosing which ones to post so I chose to post more than usual this time.

Her calligraphic artist was her maid of honor.  She designed the logo for Breanna and Zach’s special day, along with the table numbers and name cards.    She does amazing work.

Breanna’s Fabulous shoes!

Thanks so much for looking! Feel free to let me know what you think!

On a personal note, we have finally found a home here in Redding and will be moving over the weekend.

I apologize in advance for all the delays lately, but all orders, galleries, blog posts & emails will be delayed by at least 1-2  weeks more.

After we get settled in, I expect to be back in the FULL swing of things and I will be able to get things done MUCH quicker.

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend! :)

Busy Busy…Redding, California Portrait Photographer

This little cutie bug whom I have been photographing since he was just a few weeks old….Now he just turned ONE last month!!! He was so funny to watch.   He DESTROYED his cake!!!! Seriously the biggest mess any one yr old has ever made with his cake, all the while he was laughing with his little “evil genius” laugh that I can still hear!! :)  He is such a handsome little dude!!

see there is nothing left at all….

and my FAVORITE of the day…He was trying to share some cake with me..

he needed a bath after THAT mess!!! HA! I LOVE this tub!  I love when little ones splash in the water…..makes for some great photos! :)

Little birthday boy’s Momma in the middle and her gorgeous sisters……

and a beautiful family from Libby, MT…….

And FINALLY a little preview  for Breanna & Zach!!

I will be posting several from this beautiful wedding in the next couple weeks, but for now I have just a few of my (MANY) favorite images from their day!!

On another note…….we have officially moved to Northern California!!!!!!

until next time………………………………….

Jackie + Dan

So, first, I am sorry to disappear on everyone! The busy wedding/Summer season is in full swing and I have been trying to do my best just to keep up!!!

I have many images to post, but tonight I am posting the beautiful wedding of Jackie & Dan! This couple was so in love with each other which is always a good thing, right?? Dan couldn’t keep his eyes off of her and he just totally beamed everytime he looked at her. Here is a sneak peek for now…..

The event took place at the Swan River Inn in Bigfork, Montana.

I love these next few “silly” photos.  They were so much fun.

Queen for a day! :)

Isn’t she a beautiful bride?

This one was captured by my lovely assistant/2nd shooter…a.k.a. my daughter! :)

And finally leaving you with a favorite of the day.  This was a little later in the evening as the sun was about to set. I love the lighting & sun flare here! :)

Jackie & Dan:

THANK YOU so much for allowing us to be apart of your day and for trusting us to capture these moments that mean most to you.

I will have your gallery up soon!!!!

Feel free to let me know what you all think.

Getting Married

This awesome couple will be getting married in September this year!  (Can’t wait!!!)  We recently shot their engagement session in Glacier National Park.  We had a a great time waiting for the sun to set.

Annie + Tim…I hope you love these as much as I do!!!

OOPS! Forgot about this one… I love it!!

A Rodeo Princess and Her Family

This STUNNING  young girl is not only beautiful,  but she is a Rodeo Princess.  We had so much fun during her senior session at one of my favorite locations.  “C’s” family came along for a few family portraits and they were brave enough to withstand the crazy wind we had that day!    I know “C” and her mom are dying to see a few from the session, so here is sneak peek for them!

Let me know what you think……