I'm Jess, the owner and photographer behind Jessica Stannard Photography. Based in Toowoomba and servicing South East Queensland and beyond, I feel incredibly lucky to call the Darling Downs my home. When I'm not behind the camera you can find me spending time with my family (I'm a cool mum, I promise), going off road in our non off-road appropriate car and getting stranded (this has actually happened to me - lesson learnt when location scouting), and folding never-ending piles of washing. 

I'm here for all your needs. Whether it be to calm your nerves before our session or helping you choose your outfit, I'm here! I'm ready to be your professional third wheel (or second, fourth, fifth or sixth wheel), capturing those candid and sincerely intimate moments between you and your loved ones. 
I can't wait to meet you.


the photog behind the lens

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I'm a photographer that loves those high energy, knee-slapping laughs with couples, while still doting over those quieter, intimate  moments. It's my passion to capture once-in-a-lifetime experiences for yourselves and your loved ones to treasure for generations to come. My time with you doesn't just begin on your shoot date; I'm there with you from the moment you enquire to well after we've finished your session or wedding.  Whether it be a family, couples, newborn shoot or wedding, while you live in the moment I will be there to make sure that those moments live forever. From epic destinations to your own backyard, I'll capture all the big feelings with the people you love.

Let's chat and create a photography experience that's tailored to your real life.

Sipping chartreuse and green tea while looking at the most perfect white subway tile and hand painted signs. Driving through the mountains to Portland reminiscing about the best memories back home. Cozy sweaters, vintage demin, and Pabst while telling one of a kind love stories. The trials and tribulations of love, joy, and happiness. Lastly, champagne brunch and avocado toast while surrounded by the finest exposed brick, dreamcatchers, and maps to our souls. Dreamcatchers, macrame and 100 Days of Summer. Anthropologie trips and walks on the beach, love letters and secret admirers. Fall breeze, flannels, and hot cocoa. Whales and dinosaurs and handmade crafts. Salvage denim, antique leather bags, and the first time we watched Moonrise Kingdom. 

The slow hum of traffic and the cool breeze that signify the joy of a new day.

our philosophy