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Jessica Robertson, M.Photog., AFP

 Jessica Robertson, MPhotog., Cr, FP

Jessica Robertson created Jessica Robertson Photographic Artistry over 15 years ago and currently serves the Richmond, Virginia area from her 3000 square foot retail space in Ashland.  With the support of her team, Robin and Karen, Jessica personally photographs over 200 seniors each year.  She also photographs families, children, pets, and headshots.  These additional 100 sessions a year create a full circle of life studio based upon relationships.

The studio’s authentic imagery reflects their commitment to timeless, creative, memorable, unique, and storytelling portraiture.  In an age of digital manipulation, filters and flash drives, Jessica hand crafts her images with light and detailed retouching.  This dedication to quality and consistency results in superior printed portraits which hang in her clients’ homes and are handed down from generation to generation. 

Jessica holds a degree in Art with a Concentration in Photography from Guilford College. Jessica has earned her PPA Masters of Photography, VPPA Associate Fellow of Photography, and VPPA Fellow of Photography degrees.  And in January of 2018, Jessica also received her PPA Master Craftsman degree. Since Jessica started competing in PPA’s national print competition, her work has been included in the esteemed Loan Collection seven times and she has been recognized as Professional Photographer of the Year five out of the six years she has participated.  Through her professional affiliations and print competitions, Jessica strives to constantly improve her skills.

Her professional life is balanced with being married to her husband John and raising their two girls Grace, age 6, and Jaclyn, age 2. A full and busy life for sure! She is grateful for her family and for her ability create storytelling, authentic portraits.  Jessica's imagery stands the test of time and forges lifelong relationships with her clients. 

Awards

  • PPA Photographer of the Year (5 times in 6 years of competition)
  • Seven Loan Collection Images
  • 2017 VPPA Top 10 Portrait Photographer of the Year
  • 2017 VPPA Best Portrait of a High School Senior
  • 2017 VPPA Court of Honor Portrait of a High School Senior
  • 2017 VPPA Court of Honor Non-Event Album
  • 2014 VPPA Best Portrait of Pets & Animals
  • 2011 VPPA Best Portrait of a Woman
  • 2011 Southeastern PPA First Place Children
  • 2010 VPPA Court of Honor Best Portrait of a Child
  • 2009 VPPA Randy Searle Award
  • 2009 VPPA Nancy Starkey Justice Award
  • VPPA Court of Honor Portrait of a Pet or Animal
  • Richmond Times Dispatch Best Photographer in Richmond

Community Outreach and Support

  • Ashland Garden Club
  • Ashland Kiwanis Club
  • Ashland Little League
  • Atlee Athletics Boosters
  • Atlee Christian Academy
  • Atlee Show Choir
  • CharacterWorks
  • Circles of Ashland
  • Deep Run Boosters
  • Gabriel Pearce Memorial Scholarship
  • Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center
  • Hanover High School Boosters Club
  • Hanover Humane Society
  • Henry Clay Women's Club
  • Judge for local Reflections Contests
  • Kiddie Kingdom, Inc
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • National Archery Tournament
  • Past MAP - Market Ashland Partnership President
  • Patrick Henry Art Department
  • Patrick Henry Athletics Boosters
  • Patrick Henry High School PTSA
  • Patrick Henry Lacrosse
  • PPA Charities
  • Richmond Animal League
  • RMC Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Ted's Kids
  • The Arc Hanover
  • The Carmel School
  • Virginia's Math Science Innovation Center
  • Wings of Hope
  • Yearly Support of all Hanover County High School Yearbooks