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 portrait session or wedding!