Jessica McHale Photography

Newport Portrait, Event, and Commercial Photographer

II absolutely love meeting - and photographing - people! People in love; growing families; small businesses and creatives putting their work out to the world. Getting to know my clients and producing images that add value to their lives is simply incredible.

I live with my family on Aquidneck Island, just minutes from downtown Newport and a bridge to Bristol RI. The island is an incredible place to live and work, surrounded by some of the most beautiful historic venues and vibrant small businesses anywhere. I love being able to give my Newport and Bristol clients extra attention - but with strong roots in my childhood hometown of Medfield, MA, and a passion for travel (my family traveled full time in a camper for over a year!), I'm always happy to meet my clients in the place they love.

There are a lot of images to explore on this site. All backed by 20 years of experience and amazing clients. I hope you stick around to browse a bit!

Based on Aquidneck Island as of 2022, I enjoy being only a few miles from some of the most incredible wedding venues and portrait locations in New England. I've always enjoyed events and assignments in this area and am so happy it's now my backyard. Walking along the ocean daily is such a treat. The small business culture here on the island is filled with incredible talent and artistry (and food! Oh my gosh the food!). I'm so happy to be here!
In southeastern Mass, Medfield is the quintessential New England town. I grew up here, and for years had my studio in the center of town. I got to know the local business owners through being a part of, and then on the board of MEMO (Medfield Employers and Merchants Association), and enjoyed being a part of town activities including Medfield Day. I adore my client base here and look forward to working with them for many many years.

Wedding Photographer

Experience matters in wedding photography, and with 20 years of it I'll create an incredible wedding image gallery for you regardless of rain or snow or scheduling snafus. I've got wedding day stories from these 20 years for sure! But more importantly a long history of happy couples who have incredible images to commemorate their wedding day, who then invited me to photograph their families growth and story for years. Wedding photographer turned legacy photographer by doing what I love for awesome people. Pretty simple!

Living near Newport I get the opportunity to photograph:

  • Historic mansion weddings
  • Black-tie weddings
  • Aquarium weddings
  • Museum weddings
  • Elopements
  • Barn weddings
  • Beach weddings
  • Private home weddings
  • City weddings in Providence and Boston
  • Lakeside weddings in the White Mountains of NH

Family Photographer

A family photographer for 15+ years, I specialize in relaxed, candid family photography that captures authentic moments. Family photography session offerings includes immediate family, newborn photography, student photography including high school seniors, and generational photography sessions. Clients adore the candid moments we capture during our photography sessions, but love the traditional images too. Almost everyone asks for a combination of both - yours is up to you.

Commercial Photographer

Commercial photography is where I started my professional photography career - my bread and butter! Relaxed business headshots, multi-day conferences and events, and branding projects are all a part of my portfolio. I love the idea that my photography helps another business reach their clients, tell their story, and ultimately their business growth goals.

Real Estate Photographer

I photograph homes and businesses in a way that captures the best light in the space, attracting more potential buyers to your listing and maximizing value for your sellers. I'm in the market for a new home myself and am relatively picky - I take that to the homes I photograph and make sure there's only reasons to say "lets go see it!" in your real estate listing.

Adventure Travel Photographer

We traveled as a family full-time for over a year. Adventure and travel are a part of my family's fabric and if they are a part of yours too, let's talk about how to incorporate a local photographer and adventure into your event!

JLM Studio and ChaosLoved

Fun fact! My original studio had two separate names and websites; JLM Studio weddings and ChaosLoved family and portrait photography. In 2019 I brought both of those - and all of my clients - under one umbrella; I am one photographer, one artist, one small business creating an exceptional experience and image collection for you.

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