For over 15 years, I have had the great joy of working professionally in photography, graphic design, and more recently, watercolor.
With a multi-track mind and strong ideation, I am the person who always has ready new ideas and solutions. I am creatively flexible : an achiever who is responsive to client needs and goals, constantly learning and responding to new technology and skills.
An entrepreneur at heart, I have built my own businesses, managed assistants, organized complicated client timelines and projects, created and executed budgets, estimates and analysis. I am a self-starter who excels at strategy and connectedness, maintaining a strong network of clients who I serve on a repeat basis and referrals to within their community.
From 2005-2013, I was an award winning wedding photographer as Jessica Horwitz Photography. My photographs have been published in Atlanta Magazine, Brides Magazine and the Knot Magazine as well as in blog sites, such as MyWedding.com. In 2007, I was awarded Citysearch’s Best Photographer in Atlanta and in 2012, she was voted Gwinnett Magazine’s Best of Gwinnett.
Formally trained in the Fine Arts and Photography, I received my BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia. Working as a photographer since I was a teenager, I have master skill set with Canon camera systems, portrait and studio lighting, engaging portrait subjects and creating studio images for product and food photography. I have worked with SLR filming and editing for live events and for music videos.
Similarly I have 15+ years experience using the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Premiere and Illustrator), I am also adept and fluent with WordPress and other web development systems (Wix, Bandzoogle), Cpanel, HTML & CSS and Google Platforms (Drive, Webmaster Tools, YouTube, MyBusiness).
Compulsively creative, I also am a singer and songwriter. In my 20s, I led a Folk Rock band called Lily of the Suburbs. We performed across the Southeast and recorded and released a full-length album of original songs called Strange Glass House. In 2012-2013, I volunteered with the Global Village Project, a school for teenage refugee girls, as a songwriting and ukelele teacher. In 2018, I started, organized and promoted a well-received volunteer community singing group called ATL Public Sings. We brought together diverse groups of non-singers, to sing improvised circle songs together with a cast of song leaders trained in Circle Singing and Improvisation. Similarly, I have studied vocal improvisation and jazz vocals with the likes of Rhiannon and the Nashville Jazz Workshop.
I try to live my life love first. Each time I start a new client project, I fall in love with the working process, with what my client is dreaming of and with realizing something wonderful and beautiful that we both can share. I am deeply in love with my family and live with my husband and daughter. We spend our days gardening, working, learning and creating.