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I am an

Entrepreneur. Artist. Creator. Mom. Nature-Lover. Ukelele Player (sort-of, and only around the campfire). I am a wedding, family, and commercial/small business photographer based in Medfield, Massachusetts. I specialize in photographing people - people in love; growing families; small businesses and creatives putting their work out to the world. Clients appreciate that I learn what they want and use nineteen years of experience as a professional photographer to create images made just for them..

experienced professional photographer

A fine-art degree in photography, training as a photojournalist in Boston in 2000, and experience running a studio with seven photographers. I learned in the darkroom, was a professional before digital cameras were a thing. I spent 6 years photographing weddings on Hassleblads, and continue to use that knowledge to my clients benefit today.

in Boston and Providence,

Photographing throughout these two amazing and historic cities, I have had the honor of getting to know the architecture, layouts, and staff of many properties including the Boston Public Library, The Taj, Fairmount Copley, Westin Copley, Boston Museum of Science, the State Room (a Longwood venue), The Providence Biltmore and Waterplace Park to name a few.

on Cape Cod shores,

The only thing better than a Cape Cod wedding is the Cape in the off-season. What a treat to cross the bridge for clients and capture sandy, sun-filled moments for them! I have been photographing clients on the cape from the bridge to the tip, and love every one. The Chequessett Yacht and Country Club is one of my favorite places for an outer-cape Wellfleet wedding, of course stopping at Uncle Tim's Bridge for photographs first. The Cape Cod Museum of Art, Captain Linnell House, Kalmar Village and Nauticus Marina, Seacrest Beach hotel and of course Wychmere Beach Club are all favorites.

in the White Mountains of New Hampshire,

I love this area and know it well. A summer retreat on Squam Lake and favorite campground on the Kangamangus means traveling the windy un-lit back roads of the White Mountains is something I look forward to. Church Island weddings are some of my favorite; with reception venues as varied as you can get in New Hampshire. A rustic barn, a sunset cruise aboard the Winnepisauke Belle from the Wolfeboro Inn, and of course stunning private locations. Have you seen Church Landing events or the new Preserve at the Chocorua? Stunning!

in elegant and rustic venues from Newport to Worcester.

Couples choose their location for all different reasons - what's yours? It's hard to choose between the elegance of a Newport Wedding at The Chandler or Belle Mer, the history of a Blithewold Mansion garden wedding, stunning venues like Mechanics Hall in Worcester or Turner Hill in Ipswich.

I photograph weddings

...because I believe that in this crazy world finding a person to share the journey with is something amazing. Because I love capturing moments that multiple generations enjoy - both those who are here and those waiting to join us. The emotion of seeing all the behind-the-scenes moments on a wedding day is a humbling thing to be asked to be a part of. And an amazing thing to capture

children & families and

....all of the chaos that it brings. Toddler wrangling is a honed skill (thank to my own rowdy bunch!) and posing a family so each member looks looks there absolute best, is connected to each other, in a visually interesting image is a skill I've mastered over the years. I photograph families in their home and on-location in locations ranging from a family photography session at Elm Bank in Wellesley, to a Generation photography session at Bird Park in Walpole, Seniors on the softball field, or newborns in your home.. Mini-sessions are offered only on select days in September through November. A pre-session consultation is critical to making my clients happy; because your family is unique and you deserve images that show off your crew in all of their silly, serious, playful, or posed fashion.

business head shots and events.

In my studio or at your office, one employees head shot or a hundred. Corporate events, speakers, and multi-day conventions. Boston convention photographer starting with my first job in 2000 I know how to capture multiple speakers, panels, and details that are happening simultaneously during your event.

I believe a photographer and the images they create

should stand the test of time. The latest equipment, file storage, and techniques are brought into every session; editing and stylizing are done thoughtfully. The images we capture today are not just for today.

can make a difference

Images hold so much power an emotion to all of us. It's why our phones are filled with them. Of all of the reasons to want to hire a professional photographer - whats's yours?

in our little world.

My goals for my small business ares simple. Be authentic. Be responsive. Be amazing at the service I provide. Present images that are emotionally charged and technically perfect. Will this change the whole world? Probably not. Will it effect my client's lives in a positive way? I certainly hope so! THANK YOU for reading! Want to chat in person? I'd love to hear from you!

All images ©2005-2019 Jessica McHale Photography.

Christian Science Center Boston Wedding Photos

This couple was married at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA with a reception in the Westin's gorgeous Staffordshire Ballroom. Bride and Groom portraits were taken after the ceremony, while guests enjoyed their cocktail hour. The couple and I were whisked away for photos around Boston, first stopping here at the Christian Science Center on Huntington Ave. There are strict rules while photographing in this space, and it's important to respect those so of course we did. I have always been drawn to this line of trees, how it seems a secret hideaway amongst the concrete and noise of the city all around. Especially when the trees are full in the summertime it's a brief getaway.

I used a long lens (70-200mm) to create compression amongst the trees, adding to the continuous canopy look. The long lens combined with my distance away from the subjects also contributed to the small depth of field, allowing separation between the subjects and the background thus drawing the viewers eye right to their faces.

The final piece that makes this image work is the bright red bouquet, adding not only a pop of color but helping to keep the viewer focused on the center of the frame. I love how this image shows a beautiful connection between the bride and groom, and the palette of green behind their stark black and white attire. The couple was hoping for a collection of unique Christian Science Center Boston Wedding Photos and we had a great time creating them!

After our time on Huntington Ave, we went to several other locations in Boston for wedding photographs before re-joining the party at the Westin Copley Place.

I absolutely love this space and look forward to visiting it again with another happy client!

Location: Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA.