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. I share my life with my wonderful husband and second photographer Shea, two very grateful step kids, our handsome Pug Smash and our adorable Frenchton Fergie. They add so much joy to my life. The farms and sunsets here in Celina are indescribable.
Photography stole my heart 16 years ago. I have watched photography grow as an industry at a very young age and I followed through with my heart to become a professional photographer. The best way to describe my passion for photography is that ‘I fell in love with love.’ I feel totally fulfilled when I capture my client’s most intimate and precious moments. The pleasure I get from knowing that my clients will remember their day forever, is so fulfilling. 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. I shoot all over the DFW area and also travel to exciting destinations to capture those memories. I would love to document your lifestyle.
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Weddings start at $3500 for 2 Photographers. Many couples love my custom packages for their special day. I can create a custom wedding day package with exactly what you want for your wedding day. To offer you the best package for your wedding, engagement and bridal photography, contact me for details.
The photography of your wedding day is the single most important investment you will make for your wedding. Nothing will preserve and document your wedding day like a professional photographer. Even if you choose not to use me, I highly recommend that you use another experienced professional photographer.
Sitting FeeSessions Inside or Outside Studio
- 1 Hour Session
- In-Person Meeting to View Images 2 Weeks after Shoot
- Prints Sold Separately
Professional Print Pricing
- 8 Wallets – $19
- 5 X 7 – $29
- 8 X 10 – $49
- 11 X 14 – $189
- 16 X 20 – $289
- 20 X 24 – $389
- 30 X 40 – $489
- Organic Bloom Framing Also Available!
- 16 x 20 – $349
- 20 X 24 – $449
- 30 X 40 – $549
- Metal Artwork Also Available!
- In-STUDIO (Celina)
- Slots Available from 10A-4P
- 15 Minute Session on a handcrafted backdrop
- Includes two(2) 5X7 and one (1) 8X10 of the same pose
- In-Person meeting to order and view additional images
- Sign-up now while there are still spots available!
Gift Certificates are available for purchase by clicking the ‘Pay Now’ button below. Gift Certificates include:
- Gift Certificate can by any amount
- Professional Prints range from $19 and up – PRINT PRICING
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 captured our family perfectly. She was great with our child and made her feel so comfortable. I highly recommend using her for your photography needs. She was by far the best experience we have had when it comes to family pictures.
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. There were almost 1,000 pictures and it was extremely hard to narrow down which ones I wanted to print, they were all so good!! All my friends and family kept raving about how fantastic my photographer was. I highly recommend Jessica as a wedding photographer! She’s professional, reasonably priced, and will capture every moment of your special day in such depth and with such perfection that you can relive it over and over.
We have used Jessica for our family photos for the past several years. Each time, she produces new looks so that our photos look unique and original from year to year. She is a pro working with children- making them smile and capturing their personalities. My entire home and office are filled with Jessica’s photos of my family, and I love looking at her beautiful work all day. I cannot recommend her enough!
- What type of equipment do you use?
- When can I see my Pictures?
- How long have you been a photographer?
- How do I reserve your services?
- Why does your website say 'Jessica Cernat' and other things say 'Jessica Bowers'?
- Where do I mail my contract or payment?
- I want to make a payment. What are my options?
- Edited images look so much better! I want all my images edited!
- I want specific images to have miracle editing like removing my bra straps or taking someone completely out of an image.
- I used another photographer. Can you edit those pictures?
- What if I have a wedding that is more than 1 day (Muslim, Hindu, Indian, Cultural Weddings)?
- Can you photograph my wedding rehearsal and dinner party?
- I'm having a gender reveal at my baby shower, do you cover such events?
There are usually 2 types of professional wedding photographers; Canon and Nikon users. I’m a Canon girl. I’ve tried both and ultimately, I prefer the overall result of Canon. I currently use the NEW Canon 5D Mark iii and for a backup, the Canon 5D Mark ii. 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 portraits and 3 to 4 weeks for weddings. You will receive a link via email that takes you to your online gallery.
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.
Jessica Bowers is my maiden name and since my business was built on my married name, it made more sense to just keep it that way.
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 though PayPal.
Jessica, personally evaulates every photograph. After sorting each one, Jessica picks the best images to edit for your collection or album. Because of the amout of images, it is not possible for every photo to be edited. Detailed editing is only performed on portraits. Given that each edited photo takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, it would take hundreds of hours working all day everyday. Photographers simply can not devote that amout of time to every photograph and still maintain other clients.
This type of editing is even more tedious than the high quality editing that is already done. Any special request for editing by the client is additional. I charge $35 per hour to make these special edit request. Some request are just not possible. There is only so much that can be done.