Susan Sontag

"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list."

Hi there friend, my name is Jessie Walker McBurney! I specialize in natural light weddings, engagements and elopements. I am currently based in Virginia Beach, VA but love traveling worldwide! Most days you can find me sipping on some sort of iced coffee while editing my beautiful clients at a local coffee shop. Of course when I'm not busy working, I am either binge-watching a new Netflix show with my boyfriend or loving on our adorable chocolate lab, Copper Jackson. 

My passion for photography began at at early age. I was either behind the camera or in front of one. I grew up as the only daughter of a videographer, my dad. He's always been a huge supporter of my passions in my life. A loving man who also knew the struggles of being a creative entrepreneur at a young age. So I took the safe road and went to college for Communications at East Carolina and got a job in Sports Marketing. During that time is when I realized that photography was truly God's plan for me. So I took that leap of faith and became a small business owner in 2015!

Why wedding photography? Truthfully, I have always loved weddings. All the happiness, the love and the emotions that go into that special day! On a wedding day I'm more than just your photographer. I'll be there to hold your bouquet when it becomes too heavy to carry, to tell your groom how gorgeous you look and that he's going to die when he sees you or even help calm a few of those last minute jitters. Oh, and you can guarantee me tearing up during the vows every single time because my couples become more than just clients to me, they are friends! I genuinely spend time getting to know my couples and document them in a truthful way. It's your love that fires me and I'm always honored to be a small part in the biggest day of your life!