Your story is important to me

Why you love and who you love matters to me. Documenting your love story and your love is why I am a wedding photographer. Because, as Wonder Woman would say...


“The only thing that can save the world is

I want to tell your love story through frozen moments in photographs. I want to hear about what you love to do and why. I want to know your passions and what makes your heart beat faster, so when you’re in front of my camera, we are creating real life IN-LOVE moments between you and your soul mate.

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I can’t wait to meet

I’m a big dreamer and a lover of all things coffee, purple, and photography-related. Oh, and I’m a Columbia SC wedding photographer serving wedding photography collections in South Carolina and world wide. I’ve been shooting weddings professionally for 7 years, and this job is my DREAM job.


Hi! I'm Jess,

Ever since I got my first little point and shoot camera at the age of 16, I've been in love with capturing moments we can never get back. 

Now, I shoot 20-25 South Carolina and destination weddings annually, and let me just tell you, I feel like I’m living the DREAM. And, really, I AM living my dream. Working as a professional artist and wedding photographer has been my dream since I was 17, and I’m still humbled to this day that THIS, incredible job, is what I do. 
 
My little family consists of one pup and two cats; I get along better with my furry friends than humans some days! I love to read novels and am always game for good movie. Oh, and also ALWAYS down for a craft beer from the tap!

READ ABOUT MY FAVORITE THINGS >

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Here’s a cute picture of my basset hound-lab mix pup, Ranger Danger. He is my best little friend and partner in crime. Waking up to his kisses and coming home to his excitement has brightened my life. He is totally my best friend in the WHOLE world!

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Ahh, there’s nothing like a good craft beer. Either straight from the tap or bottle from a local brewery in Columbia, I’m ready for either. I’m also always excited about happy hour and good beer! It’s five o’ clock somewhere, right? ;) 

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I’ve got a serious love for flowers, of all kinds. I almost always have fresh flowers in my house, and I test my light at every session and wedding on flowers before shooting my clients. It’s a great excuse to take pictures of pretty things, ha!

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I LOVE to travel and have such a heart for exploring new citites with my camera. I’ve been to New York City, Peru, Canada, and around the EastCoast of the United States, but I can’t wait until my camera takes me internationally for wedding photography! (p.s. If you’re reading this and having a destination wedding, contact me for special pricing for international wedding collections!) 

Not only am I a photographer, but I am also an artist with interests in printmaking, oil painting, and drawing. My degree from Columbia College is in Studio Art which means I spent a lot more time in the studio learning how to draw shadows than taking pictures some days! I love having my work showing in coffee shops around Columbia, SC, and I’m always working hard to stay creative. I’m definitely an artist at heart. But not to worry, I’m definitely best at photography! 

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Meet my momma, the most wondeful woman in the world. She is strong, funny, silly, and quite close to perfect. Her professional success inspires me daily to hold my business and myself to higher standards! She also love to go to the movies and get extra buttery popcorn, so therefor she is my fave. Duh.

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Here is my human family: (from left to right) my cousin, dad, mom, older, grumpy brother and me! These people keep my life interesting, that’s for sure. And I know my parents wonder daily about my purple haired choices! 

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Most of my friends know that I’ve got quite the interesting personality. I believe in being FUN and happy. I believe in good vibes. I also believe in purple hair in the professional world and sticking your tongue out for fun. ;)

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I. LOVE. COFFEE. No really, like all the time, any time. Every morning, every afternoon, sometimes even at night. Hot, iced, it doesn’t matter. I just love coffee, okay? And my family is from the northern US, so we believe in Dunkin’ Dounuts as the coffee holy grail. 

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There is no time during the day I love more than the 30 minutes before and after the sun sets. The light during that time is not only PERFECT for pictures, but also always creates a gorgeous painting across the sky. I’m captivated daily by the sky, the light, and the colors of the sunset. 

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The original members of my furr family came to me three years ago in the form of these two sweet kitty-lumps. Meet Arya (pronounced aR-EE-ah) and Maxine (aka Maxie, Max, Cat, or LUMP). These two girls are actually sisters from the SAME litter, just with different fathers. Google it, it can happen. They are my two closest friends, to be honest with you. They are my favorite two four legged friends I’ve ever had!

Every type of love is 

beautiful & meaningful

Jessica Hunt Photography serves same-sex, LGTBQ+, and heterosexual couples. I believe that each love story deserves beautiful images. That is why I'm proud to be one of the few same-sex wedding photographer in Columbia, SC! 
 
I joyfully celebrate partnerships of any and all genders, and I love documenting ceremonies, elopements, and other love parties inspired by all backgrounds, religious traditions (or lack/combination thereof), countries, and cultures!
 
Everyone is welcome here, come as you are and let's make something beautiful together.

my purple hair

I believe in being yourself, wholeheartedly. For me, purple hair represents who I am as a person and artist. I'm loud, bright, happy, and fun, about 95% of the time, so it just fits. 
 
I believe in self-expression. I feel like *me* most when I have a good face of makeup on and my hair as purple as can be; my best foot forward, you could say. So, why NOT purple, amiright?!

THE 'WHY' BEHIND 

“Her beaming personality made it super easy to be the bride I wanted to be.”

Heather, 2016 Bride

What couples are saying...

“She has the best attitude and loves what she does! You can definitely tell!”

Caitlin, 2017 Sister of the bride 

What COUPLES are saying...

“So AMAZING.. i can't say it enough. From the first meeting to the engagement session to the day of the wedding she was so professional and a joy to work with.”

Kaitlin, 2014 Bride

What COUPLES are saying...

“She responds to calls/emails right away, she provides suggestions when asked, and more importantly, she makes you feel comfortable!”

Heather, 2015 Bride

What COUPLES are saying...

“She is very professional, organized, prompt, and friendly. Her positive energy is contagious!

Natisha, 2015 Bride

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The "official" bio: 

Jessica has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis in photography from, the famous Southern liberal arts school, Columbia College. Jessica Hunt Photography was founded in 2011 and now serves 20 to 25 couples a year throughout their wedding photography experience.  
 
Jessica Hunt Photography's work has been published in both print and online publications over 30 times throughout the past two years. 
 
Jessica is passionate about couples and capturing genuine moments and is a member of both the Professional Photographers of America and the Professional Photographers of South Carolina. She has been named among the best wedding photographers in Columbia for 2016 and 2017 by Expertise.com, and Jessica has a passion for enriching the photography community by building real relationships with other business owners and pushing those peers to enhance every portion of their businesses. 
 
Jessica Hunt Photography currently serves couples throughout Southeast and is available for worldwide wedding coverage while specializing in naturally-lit, fine art portrait work and photographing classy, head-over-heels-in-love couples!

JESSICA HUNT IS A SOUTH CAROLINA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED OUT OF COLUMBIA AND HAS BEEN PHOTOGRAPHING WEDDING PROFESSIONALLY FOR SEVEN YEARS…

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