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Do you dream of clean lines, sunsets, and genuine love stories? Well then, you and I are a lot alike, my friend. Ever since I was little, I have had the overwhelming desire to capture fleeting moments. You know, those ones where you wish you could bottle them up and remember them forever? Human emotion and connection has always been so interesting to me, especially if they are near a body of water.

I fostered my creativity in the photo department of InStyle Magazine as well as a bustling photo studio in New York City. I choose to see the world through the lens of golden hour light and thoughtful compositions that draw your eye right where I want it to go. I listen to your personal love story and pay attention when the moments are unfolding before me. 

I carry a medium format film camera as well as a digital. With these two mediums, similar to oil paint and acrylic, I am able to fully illustrate your story through timeless photographs, undisturbed by trends and clutter. 

My purpose is to create photographs out of the beautiful times in your life and turn them into heirlooms that you'll look back on fondly. This is my life's work and greatest passion. I look forward to meeting you soon! 

Jessa Schifilliti

Artist's Statement

Hi, I'm JEssa

Career Path : B.S. S I Newhouse School of Communication at Syracuse University | Major in Creative Advertising, Minor in Photography | Color Film Studies at International School of Photography | Internships at InStyle Magazine & Giorgio Armani | Assistant, Photography Studio in New York City | Entrepreneur since 2012

shif-ill-etti - rhymes with confetti

My family is from a little Greek island called Mytilini and I live in town in New Jersey by the water. For these reasons, plus the fact that I am a Pisces, a water sign. I am drawn to water towns around the world. I am so inspired by the coast and love stories alongside of it!

Top FIVE coastal towns are:
1. Tulum (pictured)
2. Santorini
3. Lagos 
4. Big Sur
5. My town in New Jersey

homebody at heart, with the occasional wanderlust

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Traveling the world, I have tried all different cuisines, and it always comes back to fish tacos, margaritas & guacamole.

100% POWERED BY guacamole AND MARGARITAS

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Brian, Wes, and our dog Moose are my favorite people. We created a home inspired by all things California-coast. The use of clean lines and approachable, elevated designs translates directly to my photography.

i live in a bungalow with these two

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Portraits by Michelle Lange Photography

Movies, Old Hollywood and the Ocean

inspiration found

A Crisp White T-Shirt and Jeans

uniform

McGee & Co

TAKE MY MONEY

Chips & Guacamole

GUILTY PLEASURE

Margaritas 

Favorite cocktail

Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.

THE QUIZ

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Photos don't belong on your phone. They belong on your walls, in your wallet, and taped to your mirror forever.

A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE:

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Your wedding day will fly by and it will feel like a dream. It is my job to fill in the blanks so you can see your day unfold from all perspectives.

A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE:

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Careful preparation and creation of a photography timeline makes a calm and happy couple AND photographer. 

A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE:

@jessaschifilliti

"Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been
the two most beautiful words in the English language." Henry James