Photograph by Amanda O’Neill of  Amanda O’Neill Photography.

Photograph by Amanda O’Neill of Amanda O’Neill Photography.

 What to Expect from me:

1. Quick responses. You can count on me returning your email, text, phone call, or insta DM within 48 hours but my response time can be as quick as 20 minutes! Being prompt is something I pride myself on because I want you to know how excited I am to be your photographer (if only I could video the happy dances + send them to you!) You are my #1 priority. 

2. This isn't something you do everyday. I know because I was in your shoes as a bride myself. My husband, Andrew, is my soulmate in this life. Three years ago we tied the knot & it was the most special day of our lives. While we enjoyed our little bubble of shear bliss on our day, I can only attribute that to our family + our amazing vendors (especially our photographer) for being there by our side to ensure everything went smoothly & we'd remember that day forever. I can guarantee I will be that person you can look to when you need anything.

3. Complete transparency. This pretty much explains itself but I will always be up-front with you, that means that if you have a question, I will give you the full rundown so that you are left with zero questions at the end. I'm not a cell phone company (it's okay to laugh with me on that one!) so understanding the experience that I provide & the quality of service that you will be receiving is essential.

Hi! I'm Jess  - The el paso wedding, elopement, portrait photographer gal of your dreams! 

I'm a moment mogul with the knack to line dance + party with you. You just met your photographer + a friend for life!

I'm the one behind the emails (emojis + memes, you name it) and the one who loses the fight against the urge to use "yaaaas." You can bet i'll be cheering you on behind the camera - hype woman here. While freeze-framing your moments is my name, making sure you feel comfortable, cared for, + like you're living your absolute best life is my game.

I've owned my business full-time for almost three years now but have been in the industry for six. Fun fact, I lit my hair on fire once during a reception, it grew back so it's now a story I tell that ends with a lot of laughter + heads shaken.

I grew up in a small town North of St. Louis but married a man in uniform which called me to the heart of the Franklin Mountains & tacos, El Paso, Texas. I love it here but will travel to wherever you choose to say "I do!"

My goal is to capture your wedding the way that you designed it in your head + brought to life so that you can love on the moments for the rest of your life.

I can’t wait to hug you + preserve your love for years to come.

 Instagram | @sparrowandgold

Photograph by Amanda Rae of  Amanda O'Neill Photography

Photograph by Amanda Rae of Amanda O'Neill Photography

It’s my goal to craft photographs that speak to your soul + what is real to you and your love.
This means letting you be your authentic self with your person, giving you the space to experience the moments + documenting them silently, or directing you - i'll make sure the recipe to make magic fits you perfectly.


I cannot say enough amazing things about Jess, owner of Sparrow & Gold, who took engagement photos for my fiancé and I! She is hands down one of the most talented people I have ever had the pleasure of hiring! Our photos were STUNNING. Not only that, but she was so patient and willing to work with us as we had many ideas and special requests for our photoshoot. She was completely open and happy to accommodate anything we wanted, helped us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. She was also very prompt in editing and returning our beautiful photos, which we will treasure for a lifetime! Hiring her to capture your special moments will be a decision you won’t regret. We can’t thank her enough!
— Tj + Natalie