Jess Jackson Photographer »

When I was 15, I asked my dad to teach me how to use his camera – a Canon AE-1 Program that he’d had as long as I could remember.  The days we spent chatting about film, apertures and shutter speeds are some of my very favourites.  And I think they’re some of his, too.  Even after I graduated from a three year degree in photography, my dad would still proudly tell anyone who’d listen that he taught me everything I know…

And you know what dad, when I pick up that Canon AE-1 Program, and hear that familiar click of the shutter, I’m transported back to those teenage days in the darkroom, and I think…  My dad taught me everything I know.

I love this camera, and I feel so blessed to have it with me on my travels.  It’s the most beautiful connection to home.  x

I travelled way out west to Roma for the wedding of Harriet & Matt, and it was divine.  Wide open spaces, those big Australian skies, and one gorgeous, loved-up couple…  What more could a photographer ask for?  x

Elana & Kath!!!!!  I would type one million exclamation points after their names, but we’d never get to the photos…  That’s just how much fun I had with this pair on their wedding day.

I shot this gorgeous wedding just nine days before jetting off to Europe for six months.  The sun was shining, Sydney Harbour was sparkling…  Everything was so beautiful, it was as if Australia was begging me to stay.

So happy this beautiful city turned it on for such a special couple.  And so happy I was there to capture it for them.