Behind the Lens


I'm a hopeless romantic who finds great joy in creating and capturing connection and beauty wherever I go.

Hopeless romantic, Enneagram 1w2, lover of light,  travel, Diet Coke and my darling pup, Maple.

-If you're an enneagram fanatic like me I'm a 1w2 AKA perfectionist and helper to those of you who don't know!

-I'm addicted to Diet Coke (no really- Like 4+ a day)

-Nothing gets me more excited than cheering for an underdog.

-My favorite part of photography is the way my clients light up when they see how beautiful and natural they look in their gallery

-I have an obsession with leather. I'm at a point now that my friends just laugh at me because I buy things and realize after that it's the 95th leather thing I've bought.

-My most played music on Spotify is  a playlist I made that just feels like summer. Bonus points if its listened to with the windows down.

I'm Jay barr!

about me

I feel like serving late night Chick-Fil-A at our wedding gives me the back up to say that a spicy chicken sandwhich holds my heart


My husband, James is my biggest cheerleader and rock in everything, especially my business! You can usually find him making me dinner and telling me how proud he is of me (my angel!!)



Absolutely anything outside with an O'Henrys sweet iced coffee.



Redesigning my home, re-watching New Girl, eating Nutella on anything and shopping at Home Goods

guilty pleasure


 I grew up on the lake and feel most at home and at peace on a boat in the lake. Rain or shine, winter or summer, you offer me some lake time and I am one happy girl.




That moment after the ceremony when my clients and their bestfriends begin to celebrate that forever starts NOW!

part of my job


my favorite things:

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My clients are the ones who believe in dancing in the rain, can't wait to eat their cake, and will laugh and dance to their hearts content...

And at the end of the day, they want their wedding photos to live on as a legacy of their day, their promise and their love. They yean to have timeless and character catching photos that live on to be shown to kids, grand kids, and beyond,

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fine art natural light photography