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I'm Jessica, the owner of Under the Sun Photography, most days you can catch me chasing my lil' rock picking son on our family's homestead and fixing up a meal that'll stick to more than just your bones. I love everything about my rural South Texas, our heritage and way of life makes it one of the best places to live, raise a family, and practice photography! So sit back and grab a cup of coffee and feel free to scroll through my blog. 

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It’s a bitter-sweet time of the year, my sweet senior girls are days away from graduating from High School and taking on the next big life adventure, adulthood. It’s crazy to think that this year it has been 11 years since I have walked across the stage and received my diploma. I remember being excited […]

If you have followed me on Instagram, you’ll know that one of my passions is to support or local hometown and all it’s endeavors. Whether it’s from shopping small, fundraising for our local church needs, or our Growers & Ranchmen I love to see our hometown thrive and I want to continue this legacy through […]

It’s been a Spring full of amazing Seniors as and as each session approaches I feel for my moms! As a mother of one funny little boy,  I can totally relate to the “mom teary-eye” moments when I show them the first preview of their ‘babies’ on camera. Each of my moms do the heart […]

Can I just say one thing before I go on and on about Miss Brooke here?! I have been truly blessed to meet some of the sweetest, well-mannered, high school seniors this year! Some say the world has gone to heck but these young adults I have met are leaving their best mark. All of […]

When Jana, Dana’s mother asked if I could take her daughter’s senior portraits on their home place I was ecstatic! I love ranches and farms show cased throughout South Texas and love that was meaningful to them as this was a ranch where Dana grew up feeding cattle with her Dad and probably where some […]

This early morning I am taking it all in on the farm, drinking my coffee before heading into work and waking Parker for the day. When checking on the our new Guineas I heard them “cackle” in the back yard among Alex (my niece’s horse) trying to figure these guys out.  Puzzled, he started to […]

Natalie & John, where do I even begin?! The day was so much more than a beautiful celebration but to the start of a beautiful marriage. I love that I was not only able to capture these moments but also witness every smile and every tear of joy. And if y’all know how I feel […]

  Dustin & Carol are welcoming their first child, a sweet and precious baby boy! I absolutely love this phase for new Mommy’s & Daddy’s. During our session together we talked about Brody, upcoming flutters of parenthood, and also the variety of advice (some that were downright hilarious!) given anytime someone would see Carol. It […]

Okay so if you read my previous post from my sister, Kristan’s Maternity Session (link here)  you’ll see I get a little sappy about this sweet new chapter in her life and how amazing she looked with her little bump! But now the bump is gone and our sweet Lexi is here! I was fortunate […]

Okay, guys let’s be honest here isn’t this family portrait everything? So just a few months prior to this, I met The Badillo Family for the first time. Roxanne was several months pregnant with Rhyder and I immediately loved these guys! Rusty & Roxanne are the sweetest couple and their son, Logan is a ham! […]

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"Jessica is so passionate about photography, not only does she take amazing pictures BUT she also makes you feel so beautiful and comfortable while you’re with her! She’s very professional but FUN!! I used her for my engagement photos and my wedding, beyond happy with her! Will use her for years to come!!"

- Kailey Poth, 2018 UTS Bride 

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"Jessicas passion for photography radiated from her soul the moment I met her. When looking for a photographer, We decided that we would call a few to get a feel for the type of people they were and if they (the photographer) would fit into what we were looking for in our wedding vendors. We saw your work, we LOVED your work, but we didn’t know you. From our first conversation up until now you made us feel like you were meant to be apart of our big day! Day of you made me feel like the prettiest bride to ever walk this planet! Your photos blew my husband (I love saying “husband”) away! You captured the uniqueness and beauty of us, our surroundings and our guest! This review, nor my “thank you”, will ever be enough to show you how grateful we are for your talent!"

- Eliza Dusek, Past UTS Bride

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"I was so lucky to have Jessica as my photographer. I am absolutely thrilled with my engagement and wedding photos. The first time I spoke to her on the phone, I immediately liked her. It was important to me for me to actually LIKE my photographer because you really do spend a lot of time with them on one of the most important days in your life. The reason it is so important to be comfortable around them is because IT WILL show in your face if you’re not. My husband and I really enjoyed our photoshoots with Jessica. It can be kinda awkward to take a lot of photos but she is so funny and goofy that she kept both of us laughing and relaxed. As for the photos, they are BEAUTIFUL. Seriously, these are the nicest pictures anyone has taken of me. The pictures are light, bright, and airy. I feel like a beautiful bride when I look at them. They are so nice in fact, that the company that made my wedding dress, Jasmine Bridal, has featured my photos several times! Jessica is also a really creative person and will find ways to make your photos look amazing. During our wedding reception, I was kinda tired after a LONG day but she had a great idea to do these romantic night time shots. I am SO GLAD I decided to do them. They are absolutely gorgeous. It’s hard to believe it's me and my husband! Like, that’s us?? She made us look SO GOOD! And really, that’s all you want. You want to love your pictures and be happy with them because they are an investment. I know that I’ll look at these photos many years from now and still enjoy them - that’s how happy I am with them."


- Natalie Pearce, UTS Past Bride

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"I can not express how much I love our maternity pictures that Jessica took for us! Not only was she patient, but she also made it super easy to relax and have fun, which in turn, ended up giving us amazing photos and memories for a lifetime time to come. Jessica is such a sweet, kind soul and is sure to provide you with years of lasting memories of your family and life's most important milestones!! Thank you Jessica." 

  - Amanda Zuniga, Past UTS Client 

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