Hello, I am Jess Dory! I am an *almost* Colorado Native with Midwest Roots.
I have a Bachelor of Fine Art and I have had the life long dream of being an artist. I have a long history with photography and gravitated towards documentary photography from the start.
I am married to a wonderful supportive husband, and am Mom to three great children (one is a teen!) My parents live close by and our family is so grateful for Nana & BopBop! I have red hair like my mom, grandma & great-grandma!
I spent many years working hard and fast in the service industry as a chef, baker, server, bartender, floor manager and wedding facilitator. I love interacting with people and problem solving. I love babies and could talk birth for a really long time. I love all the silly and yet wise things kids say.
I'm a Xennial, a tiny micro generation known for an analog childhood and a digital adulthood. I have a vivid childhood memory of finding a photo negative in a basement and marveling over the tiny person trapped inside. My first camera was film and I experienced the loss of many hours in the darkroom.
Family, community and connection are so important to me. Inclusiveness and appreciation for diversity are too. My hands are full, my sense of humor is strong and my love for images runs deep. I would love to meet you and your family and capture some moments with you.