Hi Bridal Bestie!
Welcome to my side of these internet streets! In my world, you can find love, pure emotion, and all of the beautiful images your heart can take! I wanted to take some time to introduce myself and let you guys in on who Jaleccia Ates is and why capturing love stories is my jam.
First and foremost, a couple of things that are non-photography related: I am a mother to an awesome young man. I can’t even say little boy anymore because he’s almost a teenager and officially taller than me! Lol He is my sweetest why and biggest motivation to do what I do. I love Jesus with everything within me and I wouldn’t be where I am today without Him. Some favorite things of mine are coffee for sure (ESPECIALLY from Starbucks), sushi, being with my loved ones, and traveling the world to experience the many cultures that are different from mine.
I have been a sucker for love and memories for as long as I can remember. As a child, I was the girl at every event and sleepover with the disposable camera, capturing all of memories. I would then scrapbook them so I can keep them forever. In college, I ended up changing my major 6 times trying to figure out what it was I was created to do. One day, as I was taking yet another picture of myself in the mirror lol, my mom suggested to me that I give photography a chance. Photography as a career never crossed my mind, so all my previous clients that have experienced Jaleccia Ates Photography, ya’ll can thank my mom! Lol
The moment I said yes to photography was the moment God began to open the doors. This was 12 years ago! I have been falling in love with photography, specifically wedding photography, ever since. There is just something about the organized chaos of a wedding day that just makes my heart leap. Or maybe it’s the sweet vows I get to hear as I capture them looking into each other’s eyes with such adornment. It might be the cake ya’ll! Lol I’ve tasted some delicious cake over the years. All in all, my passion for capturing love stories is truly unmatched and I show up to every wedding, loving what I do! It’s been such a blessing being able to capture love stories in many different areas outside of Oklahoma City, such as Chicago, California, Austin, Dallas, Kansas, Puerto Rico. I feel like I have been all over and it’s just the beginning! I’m looking forward to going all over the world to capture love stories because wherever love is, that’s where I’ll be also!
Thank you for joining my TedTalk lol! I hope you enjoy my work and if you're interested in me capturing your love story, please don't hesitate to contact me! I'd love to chat about your wedding day!