Nicholas sparks

"Every great love starts with a great story."

Hi there, my name is Jessie Walker McBurney. I specialize in natural light weddings and engagements. I am currently based in Virginia Beach, VA but love traveling worldwide! Most days you can find me sipping on iced caramel macchiatos while editing my beautiful clients at a local Starbucks. Of course when I'm not busy working, I am either binge-watching a new Netflix show or snuggling with my chocolate lab, Copper Jackson.

My passion for photography began at at early age. I was either behind the camera or in front of one. I grew up as the only daughter of a videographer, my dad. He's always been a huge supporter of my passions in my life. A loving man who also knew the struggles of being a creative entrepreneur at a young age. So I took the safe road and went to college for Communications at East Carolina and got a job in Sports Marketing. During that time is when I realized that photography was truly God's plan for me. So I took that leap of faith and became a small business owner!

Why wedding photography? Truthfully, I have always loved weddings. All the happiness, the love and the emotions that go into that special day. On a wedding day I'm more than just your photographer. I'll be there to hold your bouquet when it becomes too heavy to carry, to tell your groom how gorgeous you look and that he's going to die when he sees you or even help you calm down a few of those last minute jitters. Oh, and you can guarantee me tearing up during the vows every single time because my couples become more than just clients to me, they are friends! I genuinely spend time getting to know my couples and document them in a truthful way. It's their love that fires me and I'm always so honored be a small part in the biggest day of their lives!