Since I was a little girl I've lived for "capturing the moment". Back then I captured everything I could with disposable cameras. Once they were developed I would eagerly open the package and flip through my 5x7's, excited to see what I managed to get. I took some photography classes in high school and as I watched my pictures come to life in the dark room I knew photography would be a part of my life forever.
In 2006 I made the decision to attend Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turner's Falls and went on to graduate from the class of 2007, making me a Certified Professional Photographer. Through the years I have been employed as an undergraduate yearbook photographer, photographic retoucher, and have assisted established photographers. Having also worked as a freelance photographer photographing weddings, portraits, newborns, children and high school seniors I am proud to say I have extensive experience in my field. I am also a proud member of the Professional Photographers of America.
For me photography is not a job nor a hobby. It’s my passion. To connect with people and record their precious moments in various stages of their lives is a gift. I strive to capture not just a picture, but the feeling and personality behind it. I love taking the image that freezes a moment in time that will never happen again, and knowing I'm the one who caught that special, unique moment.When not in the studio I enjoy spending time with my family, baking, swimming, playing the piano, and creating art in various mediums. I love charcoal drawing, sculpture work and digital art. One of my favorite past times is creating drawings from my personal photography work.
Precious Moments Portrait Design was established in 2009. The studio is conveniently located on Rt. 5+10 in the beautiful town of Deerfield, MA just minutes from I-91. The studio is owned and operated by me, Jessica Dufresne. Sessions are available by appointment only. Contact me soon to talk about your wedding or portrait session!
Weddings & Engagement
Different clients have different needs and at Precious Moments Portrait Design we understand! We offer comprehensive Designed Collections and Á La Carte options in addition to a collection.
It is most important to receive beautiful images of your day and be able to stay within your budget! Each wedding collection includes a second photographer for maximum coverage of your special day.
•Engagement Session investments begin at $160*
•Designed Collection investments begin at $1400*
PLUS when you book your wedding, you will receive a full one hour Engagement Session at your location of choice for free (yes, free! You read that right!)
*Initial investments include session fees.
For whatever the occasion may be (maternity, family, children, newborns, milestones, senior portraits, anniversaries and the like), having a portrait session is a wonderful way to preserve your memories, and document your family as it grows.
•Designed Collection investments begin at $85*
and the option to order Á La Carte in addition to a Designed collection.
*Investments shown do not include session fees. Session fees may be purchased as half hour Mini-Sessions or one hour Full Sessions.
Precious Moments is not only about capturing moments in the present, but also about breathing life back into moments from our past. If you have any old prints that are worn, scratched, torn, damaged by water etc. consider bringing them into the studio for a free assessment so you can preserve your special memories for future generations.
Initial Investment: $30 minimum + cost of print
Are you a photographer that has images that need to be retouched and just don't have the time? Or are you not involved in the photography world at all and have had some images for a while that don't seem quite right and could use a little TLC? If either of those describe you, contact Jessica for photographic retouching services. With 11 years experience in the field, Jessica can help you finish that project and bring your images to life!