About Jessica


I was born and raised deep down south in Florida where catfish is a dinner staple and the girls and the oranges are just a little sweeter!

I decided that I wanted to explore more of the countryside and eventually ended up in a quaint little town I call “home sweet home” in Celina, Texas (20 min North of Frisco).

I met my wonderful husband Shea in 2010 who is our second wedding photographer. We share our lives with two very grateful step kids, our handsome Pug Smash, our energetic Frenchie Fergie and our calm and collected Pug Ludo. 

My camera stole my heart 17+ years ago. I have watched portrait and wedding photography grow as an industry at a very young age and I followed through with my heart to become a Professional Photographer. 

Some photographers focus on one style of photography, but I focus on the entire life cycle. It is rewarding to follow my clients through all stages of their life. I follow them from the proposal, engagement, wedding day, maternity, newborn and all stages of their growing family. Being in my late 30’s, I’m excited and grateful to see my babies grow into young men and woman who are now graduating from High School!

We are a full service photography studio and we will guide you through the entire process from wardrobe choices, the perfect location, scheduling hair and make-up with our in house artist and helping you pick out the perfect wall art for your home.

I shoot all over the DFW area and also travel to exciting destinations to capture those memories. I would love to document your lifestyle.

Hair + Make-up: Lauren Lewis with Southern Glam

What to expect with Jessica Cernat Photography and behind the scenes

Portrait Investment and View Calendar

Portrait Investment

($149 Creative Fee Deposit Non-Refundable) Prints sold seperately
  • Step 1: Secure your date and time with your $149 Creative Fee- Prints sold seperately
  • Step 2: Jessica will help you select the perfect location and assist with wardrobe suggestions
  • Step 3: Enjoy your portrait session while she works her magic!
  • Step 4: We will schedule a viewing session so you can place your order. The average print sale ranges from $800-$3500.
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High School Seniors

  • Tier 1:
  • 1-2 hours: $875
  • 15 Digitals
  • 8×10 keepsake print
  • Tier 2:
  • 2-3 hours: $965
  • 20-40 Digitals
  • 8×10 or 11×14 keepsake print
  • Tier 3:
  • 3-4 hours: $1875
  • All Digitals
  • 8×10, 11×14 or 16×24 keepsake print

Contact Jessica!

Get in touch with me by using the contact form below or emailing me directly at jessica@jessicacernat.com
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You may also call or text me here: 214-449-8426

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Sitting Fee $149.00
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Client Testimonials

Working with Jessica and her husband Shea (2nd photographer) was a truly amazing experience.

The first time she photographed my daughter was for her bridal shots. She has several spots to pick from and it was hard to decide where to go.

Once we got there, Jessica just took control but made it fun. She is very meticulous and has an eye for just the right shot. The wedding was no different.

She had a vision of exactly how she wanted to capture the beautiful couple and she stayed pretty true to her timeline. The sneak peek that we have seen so far has made me cry each time I’ve watched it.

Joy Smith

Jessica is one of a kind! She was able to photograph our children beautifully, find thier unique personalities and capture their smiles in a quick amount of time. Her communication prior, during and after the photos was superb. She brought all props to a special spot we selected which made the photos really meaningful to our family. We will treasure her work for years to come and use her every time we have a need!

We are parents of a special needs child, as we also highly recommend Jessica for any other families who find it hard to have thier children photographed. Jessica, in addition to above, took the time in the same session to really work with our daughter to catupure how beautifully and wonderfully she is made. Jessica “saw” her as an individual and made sure the world does too through her photos.

Sandy Sandusky

When I was planning my wedding, the most important vendor selection to me was the Photographer. I could overlook anything else going wrong, but if I didn’t have beautiful pictures to commemorate the occasion I would have been devastated. After interviewing several photographers, I chose Jessica and I don’t have a single regret. She was so sweet, professional, and captured the entire day perfectly! When I got the pictures back (just one month later!!), I felt like I was reliving the whole experience all over again. All my friends and family kept raving about how fantastic my photographer was. I highly recommend Jessica as a wedding photographer! She’s professional, worth the price, and will capture every moment of your special day in such depth and with such perfection that you can relive it over and over.

Christi Young

We have used Jessica since our little girl was 3 months old. I would give my right arm to have known about her talent during our newborn shoot. We have since moved to Colorado and have been unable to find a photographer with half the talent.

Jessica is the most patient and giving person I have had to pleasure to work with. She has a very special talent, not only behind the camera but interacting with her subject.

I am just beyond impressed. So impressed actually that we made a special trip back to Dallas just to get our family pics and 2 year old session taken by the most amazing photographer I know! We plan on flying her out to Denver in the years to come as we add to our family. I am could go on and on and on!!!

Jacqueline Scott

Frequently Asked Questions

I currently use the Canon 5D Mark IV and for a backup, the Canon 5D Mark iii. I also use “L” (professional grade) lenses. You can checkout my equipment here “What’s in my bag” post.

When I put my magic touch on your photos, it takes about 4 to 6 weeks for wedding and 1 to 2 weeks for portrait sessions. We will schedule an in-person meeting to pick out your wall art.

I fell in love with my camera in 1998 and I haven’t looked back since.

For weddings, you will first need to contact me to verify I have your wedding day available. For portraits, you can go to the calendar and pick your date and time and book right now! Do not wait too long. Most weddings are booked a year or more in advance. After we verify the date is available, you will have to make your deposit before that date is officially yours. You will also need to complete a contract (weddings). I like to meet my clients in person to get these details done. Your remaining balance is due 1 month before your wedding date. Be aware that verbal verification that I have your date available does not guarantee you are reserved for that day. ONLY your deposit will guarantee your wedding date or portrait session.
You can mail your contract to: Jessica Scott 1400 Clayton Ln. Celina, Texas 75009

You can mail me a check payable to Jessica Cernat Photography or click the payment link and make a payment via credit card.

Jessica, personally evaulates every photograph. After sorting each one, Jessica picks the best images to edit for your collection or album. Detailed editing is only performed on portraits. 

Any special request for editing by the client is additional. I charge $100 per hour to make these special edit request. Some request are just not possible.

No. Due to copyright laws, photos taken by another photographer cannot be edited by a different photographer.

Each day is considered a special event. Based on the amount of days covered and the amount of hours covered, Jessica will send you a custom price guide.
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