Hey! I'm Jessi Smythers

I’m a photographer based in Sparta, NC.


I’m a social media manager for a brand with over a million followers, so I understand the importance of getting your images just right.


I’ve gone through extensive training on all the technical ins-and-outs of photography, but I have what is most important—an eye for not just posed shots, but those candid moments that we seem to treasure as much, if not more.

I’m happy to be your primary or secondary photographer for your event! You may find that multiple viewpoints and talents provide a richer album to pore over in the years to come.



Weddings, engagement, reunions, parties—I specialize in capturing those special moments. A pose is often beautiful, but an unexpected smile, pensive gaze or even tears truly display the magic of being with those that matter.


I love capturing true smiles, thoughtful moments and joy.

Because there are hundreds of portrait studios, you’ll find my style is unique and focuses on bringing out the best of each session instead of sitting in front of a green screen.


If you’re selling, you have to stand out from the crowd! Product photography requires an eye for shopper-pleasing aesthetics. I’ll work with you to present your items to the world in a way that will show the world how truly special your products are.


Sometimes you just want a new profile pic, headshot or to get those aww-worthy cuddles on camera.

From Mommy & Me to staged headshots to pictures of you out on the town, I’ve got you covered.

how it works

Together, we’ll work out what type of images you’re looking for, how long you want the session to last and how you plan to use your pictures.

We’ll meet at one of the many beautiful places available locally or at your venue.

I’ll do any necessary edits and deliver your images digitally, unless we’ve discussed otherwise. I can advise you on the best places to get your digital images turned into physical precious items, such as canvas prints, books, albums, metal prints and more.

Book Your Shoot

Use the calendar to pick a date and time for your shoot. Have questions? Contact me here or on Instagram and I’ll get back with you within 48 business hours!