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The Photographer

In a moment, life was spoken into time. With these words, each life was purposely, perfectly, and uniquely orchestrated as they were beautifully knit together. Not one of these lives shadows another in exactly the same light. The heart of this plan is the very same as that of which that stirs my passion for capturing the essence of each extraordinary life.

My name is Jessica Dauterman and I am the photographer of 1031 Photography.

When I was just a young girl, there was a passion instilled within my heart. A passion for life. For the family that fills us with love and joy. For the friends that remain near and dear throughout the years. For the moments we wish would stop time, just for an instant, so that they may be relived, even if only in faint memory, for years to come.

My heart became quite sentimental through this passion and as time went on, my zeal for photography was born. I fell in love with capturing life moments. However, it was not until I came to know the Lord that my passion truly began to flourish. My heart’s desires quickly surfaced and I began to understand the passion that He had given me, and within it, found a new, deeper passion that encompassed all of what life is around my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It was simply not enough to do just a little, to give just a little, or to love just a little. 1 Corinthians 10:31 has been especially influential for me; in God’s faithfulness, He taught me that whatever I do, do it all to His glory and that if I delight myself in the Lord, He will give me the desires of my heart. Coming to know Him has been the greatest gift of my life.

As my passion for life grew my newfound love for photography, the Lord began to tug on the strings of my heart through constant encouragement and confirmation. After prayerful consideration, I took the leap of faith to further pursue photography. In doing so, I fully committed the business to the Lord, devoting to magnify and glorify Him through applying the highest standards of excellence within my capabilities in offering timeless lifestyle photography. Now, years later, I am so abundantly blessed to share in some of the sweetest moments in the lives of beautiful, amazing, and completely spectacular people as I specialize in natural, sun-kissed light wedding and lifestyle portraiture. Grace is a beautiful thing, indeed.

It is my prayer that the Lord will use me to bless and encourage you through photography, and it is my commitment to you to give all that I have to give in helping to capture your once in a lifetime moments, so that they may be relived, if only in faint memory, for years to come. It is a blessing for me to bless you, and I so look forward to knowing you!

May the Lord bless you and keep you, and all the glory be to His name!

“Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31