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Jackie Willard puts couples minds at ease

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Sixteen years ago, when she went away to college, Jackie Willard assisted different wedding photographers and 11 years ago took the plunge and started her own business. She caters to weddings, baby portraits, family portraits, maternity and newborns and more.

“I start at $3,000. I always include an album in each package, because that is what I want each couple to take away from the wedding,” Willard said. “My average wedding session is about seven to eight hours.”

She likes to do engagement sessions when possible, so she can get to know the couple and they can get comfortable in front of the camera and know her shooting style.

Nervous or tense in front of a camera? Willard is here to help. She said she is more of a candid photographer and likes to put couples into poses but has them interact with each other.

“Just having them be silly, funny or playful, whatever they like to do together, laugh, things like that,” she added. “By the end of the sessions they are always saying ‘Oh, that was so fun!’ or ‘Oh, that was so easy,’ and that puts their minds at ease for the wedding day.”

Willard does have elopement packages available. Engagement sessions are add-on sessions but help build the relationship and comfort between the photographer, couple and camera.

Willard serves the Sacramento area and is available for travel.