Years ago, and after five months of dating the sweetest, funniest, handsomest and the most incredible guy I ever met in my life, I had to make a very difficult decision — leave Jon behind and get on with my life in the Netherlands, or take a chance and leave everything I knew behind, risking it for the possibility of love and a life of unknowns.
I have been a professional photographer since 2016, ever since I made the decision to stay in the States. In 2021, I made it official and started Jessie Barentsen Photography as a full-time company.
Now here we are, six years later…
If you guessed I took the risk, you’re right!
I capture your milestones to be your most romantic memories. I love natural light and will ensure all photos will be delivered in a natural and dreamy style.
like I do, I would love to work with you!
I am addicted to unsweetened black iced tea year-round. In the Netherlands, iced drinks are not the norm, so whenever I order my tea they struggle with it! The response is always something like, “so you want hot black tea with a lot of ice?!"
The staff of my local HomeGoods knows me personally. I’m there once a week, and some weeks twice! I absolutely love decorating my home and getting creative for the holidays. My favorite is Easter! What’s yours?
I spend my free days in the horse barn, together with my two fur babies, Scout and Tesla. I mostly do trail rides alone — they free my mind, I enjoy the fresh air, and love the time to focus on my thoughts and dreams.
Jon and I recently adopted two fluffy senior cats named Bella and Iris. They are very calm, loving, and enjoy “helping” mom and dad with work by sitting on the keyboard of the laptop and asking for constant cuddles. Bella prefers to stay home but Iris is already well known in town because she loves to go on walks and meet people! You can follow Iris’s adventures on her instagram account: iris_the_himalayan_pyramid
Friends and family describe me as the most romantic dreamer they know — I never tire of the sparkling joy of engaged couples, the romantic essence of a wedding, the glow of expectant mothers, and the pure love between new parents and their child.
After all these years, there’s no better feeling for me than seeing your joy as you review your gallery! It’s my absolute honor to capture memories that you’ll treasure for years to come, and pass down to your children, grandchildren, and future generations.
The laughs, the held gaze. That moment you visualize the future of your family legacy. And one day, months or years from now, you can look back. And I promise, you’ll not only remember, but you’ll feel that moment all over again.
I strive to create timeless, dreamy, heartfelt images that showcase both the beauty of your family and the world around you. Capturing your love, your story.
So consider this your invitation to enlist a new best friend with a camera! Celebrate your dreams coming true, and I’ll be there so you can relive them.