Thank you for your interest in Jessica Kranz Photography! I live in Gahanna with my husband and my three energetic boys. I enjoy running, a good hot cup of coffee and watching junky reality television in the background while I edit photographs.
I gained an interest in photography when I was pregnant with my first son, 13 years ago. My husband and I made an investment in a DSLR, which were just starting to become commonplace among consumers. I chose Canon because I remembered that my parents had a great point and shoot Canon camera that took "amazing" 4 megapxel images. Little did I know that so much goes into a making a good photograph. It isn't the equipment that is purchased that makes a good photograph!
Over the next couple of years, I used my DSLR in auto mode, and got lucky once in a while with a "good shot". When my twin boys were born, I decided that getting lucky wasn't cutting it any longer, so I studied up on shooting in manual, proper exposure and composition. After many months of practicing and taking online courses and teaching myself what makes a good image and how to achieve it, I started taking on events and portraits for friends.
I've now been enjoying photography for 8 years (and I have come a long way since that initial DSLR, of course), and I am loving every minute of it. In my portraits, I seek to achieve a touch of drama, and I tend to prefer creative edits- sometimes using textures and overlays to make your photos pop and tell a story. Regardless of the art that we are able to create together, my favorite part of this job is meeting new people. Many clients have become friends <3.
I have won the Customer's Choice Award for 2014 and 2015 on Wedding Wire. I am a member of the PPA and insured. Although I no longer shoot weddings, I remember those years fondly.
I hope that you enjoy my portfolio slideshow. If you think that I am a good photographer match for you, please contact me and we can discuss your vision.