Hello, My Name Is Jessica

Hey Friend!

I wanted to take a moment to formally introduce myself. Maybe to give you an idea on what I am about and that could help you in your decision on your family photographer. I get it, that is a big decision and both photographer and client should mesh.

I am Jessica Patnesky, owner and main photographer for Jessica Patnesky Portraits.

If I had to describe myself in less than five words… Jesus, Boymom, Hockey, Disney, Notebooks.

Jesus. I love him, I desire to be more like him. My family are members of Central Assembly of God in Houston, PA and if you are local to the Canonsburg area I highly recommend that church family. We started going right before Pastor Kurt took the roll of lead pastor and it has been amazing for my entire family. Seriously, if you are ever interested..I’ll save you a seat!

Boymom. I have two sweet boys and they are the light of my life. The most amazing blessing I could have ever hoped for. It helps they are absolutely crazy about each other!

Hockey. Both boys play. My older son plays both for his school and for a travel team. He started January of 2011. My younger son just started playing mite hockey August 2018. We are thankful to be able to travel and meet other hockey families. I am also on a board and am business manager for both boys…last year I actually was named Hockey Mom of the Month for November and we got to attend and be honored at a Penguin Game AND our team had a practice held at PPG Paints Arena. It was pretty amazing!

Disney…what else can I say? I can’t get enough of the movies or the parks. My favorite princess movie is Beauty & The Beast..my favorite non princess movie is A Goofy Movie. If I were not already married, I would do it in Disney…maybe a vow renewal?? ;)

Notebooks. I have a slight obsession with notebooks, of all sizes and colors. I never fill them up, I have more than enough…but if I see one I love..I just have to have it.

I am also learning that I have a real fire for encouraging others to see what I already know about them. Who they are in Christ. It is something that we can easily forget or were never even aware of..I love talking about it. I think that is why Psalm 139:14 comes to me so often..especially when we were building this website and thinking about what makes my business mine.

I am my Father’s Daughter. You are your Father’s Daughter. (Or Son!)

When we start to let that sink in, we are able to move past so many blocks. If you ever want to talk more about it, let’s grab a coffee because I am all in! It amazes me the way the stars do…almost incomprehensible.

I also love to be in the kitchen. Don’t worry, I’ll share my favorites over time!

I do not want to take up too much more time so I will end with one of my favorite things to do..and that is to donate my time and talents when I can. I love when my church home asks me to photograph anything! Baptisims, headshots, events. I just love to showcase how amazing that church family are! I am also a photographer for The Tiny Footprints Project, which connects local area photographers with families who have newborns in the NICU. Three of my nephews were premature and it was scary. When I heard about the project, my heart was moved to share a small part of my time to get them a session in the hospital. Check it out…

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Please, if you know someone in the NICU, tell them about the Project and maybe they will be able to be connected with a photographer in their area.

Okay, I shared a little. It’s your turn! Let’s chat more about you and we can even talk about your dream photoshoot! I am always interested in playing a part in dreams!