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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 no secret, whether you know me personally or have been a reader to my blogs in the past I am a Mother. Yes, Mother. Also I go by, “Mama”, “Mooooooom”, “Mommy”, “Mom”, “MAMAAAA”… you get the picture. I have been the Mother to a fiesty, fun, and fabulous 2 1/2 year old boy… that […]

Mindy & Dustin ELOPED! I absolutely loved their Elopement it was the perfect vision for such a special couple. I have known Mindy for the past several years and I just adore her she can transform my hair into goddess ambitions and put a smile on my face! Oh this girl knows how to make […]

You’ve read right, being a Mom is downright tough. Now, Motherhood isn’t an easy task, if you have ran into me at the grocery store or out an about running errands you have likely seen the following. 1.) My hair is in a ballcap. Always. I have more ballcaps than my husband and I practically […]

Cally & Kevin’s Wedding Day at Rio Cibolo Ranch was the perfect vision of a Texas Country Wedding! The ranch where the wedding took place actually part of Cally’s family history. Her grandpa owned this land prior to it being known as a wedding venue in Marion, TX. Having wonderful memories of the ranch and […]

I have so much to say about this beautiful girl right here, my girl Maddie was a complete rock star at her session! From the moment I met her she was full of joy and just a ball of bubbly positive energy. And you know what? I ABSOLUTELY loved it! If you know me, you […]

Okay, this is such a fun and amazing color pallete for a maternity session and I am totally diggin’ it! Amanda took her infinite love for turquoise, squash blossoms, & Santa Fe pearls and took that inspiration directly into her maternity session. Super amazing and down right gorgeous! When she got out of the car […]

Today’s blog post is some what unconventional and has been on my heart for several weeks to write. So here it goes, perfection is a myth. I said it and I’ll say it again, “Perfection is a Myth.” The idea of perfection has been instilled into our minds as we are provided more and more […]

I am so excited to be sharing this AMAZING engagement session with y’all today on the blog! Krystal & John I have known for several years, and when I heard the exciting news of their engagement and being part of their big day I couldn’t have been any happier! I had their session completely planned […]

Father Alex is provided us with a tearful homily this past weekend at our little church of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Somerset, TX. In his last message he addressed parishioners to abide by 3 simple words when you feel lost or going through life’s numerous adversities. “Faith, Words, & Diligence.” He said that we […]

    Happy Monday! My heart is full and so is my cup of coffee. I am gearing up to take on the week and preparing for our upcoming launch at Under the Sun Photography, I can’t hint too many details yet, but there are going to be some great opportunities & giveaways for past […]


"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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