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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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What do I love most about maternity portraits? It’s that pause before the overwhelming joy that this little person is going to provide to a family. Pregnancy doesn’t just signify 9 months of waiting in order to have a child, it’s so much more than that. There are days your heart cannot contain the unconditional […]

  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 guys, so life has been nothing short of crazy. In the last couple of months I was able to experience a new chapter in life for my sister, Kristan and my brother in law, Jonathan. THEY ARE PARENTS! Yes, I said it! In the cold month of January, we went out at the Family […]

The Pena Family is expecting a baby girl this December and I couldn’t be happier for these guys as they await the arrival of sweet baby Leah. Everyone is unconditionally in love with this unborn child as you could see Elizabeth glow when she arrived to the cattle ranch. Elizabeth & Phillip’s little girls, Delilah […]

      Our family could not be any more excited for the welcoming of this sweet little girl! My sister, Kristan and her husband, Jonathan couldn’t be any more excited and blessed to be welcoming a baby girl this coming February. Our hearts are so full and my son, Parker is excited to be […]

Meet parents to be Andrew & Kristen Moore on the blog today! I have been privledged to know these two for almost a decade. There’s been so many wonderful memories including my college duck, puppy play dates, and numerous adventures with Kristen’s ‘Paula’ pots and mini road trips to galore. We have all come a […]

Tim & Amanda are expecting a sweet baby girl!! I am so excited for these two as they embark the journey of parenthood and learn the ropes. Everyone always says, “Get plenty of rest!” or “It’s all over but the crying!” But what most don’t prepare you for or say, is the profound unconditional love […]

The excitement that a child brings to a family is such a heart-warming experience, I was honored to witness the happiness and anticipation that the Badillo Family has for Baby Rhyder and it was beyond beautiful. Rusty, Roxanne, & Logan were amazing to photograph in the midst of a summer sunset, the sun was glowing […]

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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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