In the past, I’ve looked at photos of myself and thought, “Who is that? She doesn’t look like me.” I’ve always been uncomfortable having my picture taken and Jessica created an environment that allowed me to relax and enjoy the ride while she tended to the details, framed the shots and mastered the light. It was an easy session that was over before I knew it. When I reviewed the gallery of photos (that she turned around very quickly) I saw my true self in her photography. Thank you Jessica! - Pam B.

Jessica captures your essence and makes you laugh at the same time. We highly recommend her and her work. - David S.

Jessica was amazing! She was incredibly easy to work with and made our shoot completely enjoyable. The best part is the final product/photos are beyond amazing. We used them in a variety of different ways with incredible results. To say we’re happy is an understatement. We will be using Jessica for all of our future photography needs. - Dustin L.

Jessica is very patient and professional. Our previews look beautiful, I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos. We had a big group made up of four generations, including three younger children, and she handled all of us so well. It was obvious that she is very organized. We all felt very comfortable, and if we were ever in the area again, we’d definitely get more photos through her! - Cheyenne G.

What an honor and a treat to be photographed by Jessica Kaplan. She's so much fun to work with, and she has such a great eye in taking the perfect photo. I admit I stalk her Instagram account and am forever blown away with how she takes the familiar and creates a masterpiece and that which is unique she brings to a whole new level. If you're considering a photo shoot, you can't go wrong with Jessica Kaplan! - Bekki K.

Jessica was great to work with! She was very detailed-oriented, friendly, and professional and created a wonderful experience for our family pictures. Needless to say the final product was amazing. We could not be happier. We hope many others will enjoy the wonderful experience and expertise she provides. - Warren W.

I looked at a lot of websites before picking a photographer for family pictures and for my daughter's Bat Mitzvah, and I was really drawn to Jessica's work. I could not be happier with my choice! Jessica went out of her way to learn about my daughter ahead of time to ensure she at ease for our sessions, and her down-to-earth style made the experiences super comfortable. We are SO happy with the pictures and will cherish them as a reminder of a really special time for our family. - Mindy M.

Jessica was articulate with her directions, efficacious in her respect for my time, and sensitive to my preferences. But most of all, she brought out the best in me. I am so pleased with how my pictures turned out! Thank you, Jessica, for the beautiful, professionally shot photographs. - Kyle C.

Jessica did an amazing job with our pictures. She completely captured my daughters personality in every shot. She was easy to work with and had great suggestions. We are extremely happy with our pictures and the experience. - Allison K.

Jessica is a total natural! She was so easy to work with and made a 40-degree evening of outdoor picture-taking a ton of fun for my three kiddos. We had trouble narrowing the number of pictures to order down, each is more beautiful than the next. She is a true artist! - Dana E.

Jessica was wonderful to work with! She was kind and made my kids feel at ease. She even made a 35-degree morning photo shoot fun and relaxed! If you are looking for a photographer, you won't go wrong with Jessica, she is great! - Lakshmi L.

Jessica was a delight. She got my crazy young boys to behave and listen and as a result we got some great photos. She captured their energy, and we would use her again. - Caroline H.

Jessica was extremely professional, organized, warm, friendly, detailed oriented and did our photo album in a very timely manner. Jessica stuck to the schedule she gave us, made all the revisions I asked for immediately and created a beautifully laid out photo album. I highly recommend her and would definitely use her again! - Debbie L.

Jessica photographed my immediate and extended family (both sides of the family) for my children's B'nai Mitzvah. From our first discussion to the delivery of the images, Jessica went beyond what any other photographer has ever done, in my experience. She learned all the family members' names and relationships, and made sure ahead of time to know the various groupings that I wanted photographed. Her upfront planning made for a seamless and fun photo session. Jessica's images, sent to me just days after the session, truly captured the personalities of everyone in our family. And she considered every detail in the frame to ultimately create beautiful photographs. I can't recommend Jessica highly enough! - Susan P.


Jessica took on the difficult task of capturing three generations of our family in multiple group settings. She selected a wonderful nature park in Wilmette with fabulous backgrounds. Several family members were apprehensive, including my grandson, who ALWAYS avoids photos. Jessica solved that instantly by appointing him as her assistant for holding flash equipment, etc. It was all downhill after that. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves throughout the entire shoot. Better yet, her photos were really, really great. They were varied and exciting and managed to draw out the personalities of those involved. To a person, we were all extremely pleased with her product, her manner, her advice and her prices. - Ed B.


On a whim, I decided I needed headshots. And miraculously, Jessica was available on short notice before I could change my mind. I've seen lots of Jessica's work--portraits, headshots, and art photos--so I figured I was in good hands. She told me to wear a little makeup, bring a black jacket for contrast (I wore a white t-shirt with black print), and I picked the location. The rest was simply listening to her instructions (gently given) and doing what she told me, even when it felt weird. Having never really done a photo shoot before, and considering myself to be a very unphotogenic subject, I felt pretty self-conscious. But when she sent me the proofs, I was blown away. I loved them and found it really hard to choose just a few! Thank you, Jessica, for a fun time and a great result! - Nina K.


Thank you so much for sharing our special day with us yesterday for my Mom's 80th birthday. We are so excited to see the pictures and enjoy them for all the years to come. I was so impressed that you wanted to meet me at our party location prior to the event - to check the space, the lighting, all the necessary details to be ready to go for our family photo shoot. What a delight to work with you! You certainly were prepared for EVERYTHING - the weather and conditions outside (YES, Jessica brought towels for us so we wouldn't get wet or dirty), the weather changes and the ability to adapt with our large family, the attention to details to be sure everyone would look their absolute best in every shot, the ability to move quickly and get all the requested shots in time, and to make the hour so much fun, something I didn't even expect. This was a bonus...enjoying our family together with you. Your smile is infectious and certainly helped us keep smiling too. I highly recommend Jessica for any and all of your photography needs. - Judy E.


Based on wonderful reviews, I hired Jessica to take photographs of my office and staff. She was great to work with and captured my style and vision, even though I didn't give her much direction. She got the proofs back to me quickly and the photos were awesome. Highly recommend. - Meira B.

Just when I thought my kids couldn't be more gorgeous, Jessica met us at Wilmette Harbor for a shoot and perfectly captured their beauty, relationship, love of being by the water - the pictures were perfect. We were so proud to feature them in a holiday card and still get comments to this day about the images. Jessica was so sweet to the kids too and made them feel so comfortable. Can't wait to see you again in the fall for a new shoot! -Amy O.


Jessica made my headshot experience one of the most painless experiences I’ve had. She was quick, very efficient, and even taught me a few tricks for posing that really made a difference in how the photos turned out. No one likes having their photo taken, but she made it all very easy and best of all, she was able to capture many options during a short session. I now have a portfolio of professional photos I use for LinkedIn, my company website, and client presentations. -Alex B.

Jessica is the greatest! My now-fiancé worked with her to create the best memories for us. I could not have asked for a better person! When John got down on one knee, she took the best photos! I did ugly cry, but no one will see those because she was able to get so many photos there were more than enough to choose from. She captured every moment for us!! If you are looking for a photographer she is the BEST! – Margi R.

Jessica recently captured photos of our entire house so that we could list it for rent. She was perfect for the job. How so? She came days prior at the same time of day as she planned to shoot - to scout the house layout, test camera angles, observe the lighting, and give us suggestions for making the photos really shine. On the day of the shoot, Jessica took her time in each room, asking us about favorite sofas, quiet nooks, and what makes our house special. She was prompt in her communications, and in sharing the final photos. Jessica was professional, affordable, interested in our assignment, and talented at capturing what we wanted. -Amy R.

Jessica was fantastic to deal with from start to finish. I hired her for my husband’s surprise birthday party, and she was professional and so easy to work with. We met before the party so she could take a look at the space and the lighting so she could be prepared to capture the surprise which was above and beyond what I expected. On the day of the party, Jessica arrived early and was positioned to capture the surprise. The surprise was on us when the guest of honor went through the back door. Jessica was quick on her feet and ran around back to still capture the surprise picture which is what I wanted most. My whole experience with Jessica Kaplan Photography was terrific. I would recommend Jessica to all my family and friends. She truly cares about making your event special and capturing the moments that matter most. Thank you Jessica! – Dina D.

Jessica captured the joy of special moments with family and friends at my son's Bar Mitzvah and trampoline party.  Her gorgeous photos will be treasured by our family for years to come, and she helped my son feel relaxed and confident on the bimah before his big day.  Her amazing action and candid shots at the party truly captured the fun had by all of the kids. Thank you, Jessica, for recording so beautifully this important milestone in my son's life! - Kerah S.


I discovered Jessica’s work on Instagram and was immediately drawn to her style. She is able to capture the beauty in every day life in a very simple and elegant manner. On top of her artistic eye, she is professional and quick to respond to orders. Highly recommended! I look forward to being able to enjoy more of her work in the future. - Ann P.


Jessica helped me design, organize, and order a much needed -- and long overdue -- wedding photo album. I am so pleased with the product that it almost brought tears to my eyes. Throughout the process, she was enjoyable to interact with, highly professional, and knows her trade. I highly recommend her to anyone needing help with any photo project - big or small. - Sarah F.


I liken working with Jessica Kaplan to a spending time with a friend who really knows how to make the inside beauty of her subject shine through her photography.  Her ability to capture the spirit behind a person with something as academic as professional head shot is nothing short of magic.  Her sunny disposition coupled with her quiet confidence results in phenomenal photography which represents the essence of her subject. She is a uncompromising perfectionist who takes her commitment to her clients to a whole new level. I couldn't be happier with the work she did for me and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to capture beautiful moments in their life. – Sara J.