We feel so very lucky to have been introduced to Jacky and have had the honor of having her photograph many of our family's milestones and special moments. She is totally incredible! Her photos capture the personality and vibe of our family perfectly and everyone is always totally at ease when she is behind the lens. It is such a gift to be able to relax and feel confident that the special moments at a family event will be captured beautifully and authentically. I cherish the sessions that we've had together so far and look forward to many more!
--Chloe Beckerman, Mama of 2
I am one of those mothers who do not exist in the photo form because I am constantly behind the camera photographing my child. Also...because I am a woman, I am incredibly critical of how I look and constantly uncomfortable at the sight of me. When Jacky of Howl & Rose came into our lives to photograph us as a family, I immediately felt awkward about it because I didn't want to ruin a photo session with...me. It is honestly hard to take a bad picture of a beautiful child. Children just naturally are perfect when captured in photos. Taking nothing away from Jacky as her photos of my child are magic. But the REAL miracle was her inserting the rest of our family into her session. She followed us around. Let us be a family. She had a beautiful documentarian approach to photographing us as a family. I think she sensed my reluctance and just let me enjoy the day with my child and husband and captured what was organic between us with minimal interference. Often, I whispered to my husband "Do you think she's getting anything at all?" because it was unlike any other photo shoot I've ever witnessed. It is hard to speak about the results without sounding like a narcissist, but let's just say it was hard to select just a few.
Jacky gave me one of the best photo session experiences I've ever had and the results from it will live forever in a book I made. Because the photos were so beautiful they belonged in a beautifully produced and bound book.
--Genevieve Becker, Mama of 1
This was our first professional photo session and I was thrilled with the results. I am personally not a fan of staged family portraits and with the arrival of our second child, I wanted to have a few photos of our new family - which included me (usually I'm behind the camera). We chose Howl & Rose because Jacky is known for her documentary style. She brilliantly captured our family naturally interacting. The light was perfect and the photos were genuine and sweet and exactly what we hoped for. The whole session was super quick - which is important when you are working with a newborn. Jacky is very laid back with a positive energy. She is super easy and fun to work with - I will definitely hire her again!
--Katy Anderman, Mama of 2
You can't find a greater photographer! If you want someone that will photograph your heart, your soul and your every day life, Jacky is the one. She will fill your memories with amazing photos that capture who you are. I couldn't imagine having anyone else tell our story.
--Lizz Lukes, Mama of 2
Jacky we love the pictures you did of us and we will always treasure them! You are so talented - we are honored to have had the chance to work with you. Thank you again!
--Marisa McCabe Adrian, Mama of 1
I love Jacky’s work. Not only does she have a great artistic eye, but she is skilled at capturing the true essence of people and families. She captures the emotional connection so much so that I would say her images have a heart beat. When she showed up for our session she made everyone feel comfortable right from the get go and encouraged us to just be “us.” Then she became a “fly on the wall” capturing so many sweet moments of our little family. She was engaging, yet unobtrusive. And that made for beautiful photos that truly reflect our family as well as a great and memorable experience, both of which we will treasure!
--Jamie Deurmeier, Mama of 2
Shooting with Jacky is so much fun, I never want our sessions to end! She's incredibly talented in so many ways, not only do her photos come out so beautifully but she has an amazing way of making even those who are shy in front of the camera feel so comfortable and free to be themselves. It's a treat to have a photo session with Jacky and I recommend Howl & Rose so highly!
--Sarah Anne Bargatze-Richardson, Mama of 1
Working with Howl & Rose Photography was such a lovely experience! I was a first time mother and was so focused on my little man, but she came into our home and I barely knew she was there -- she navigated the space in such a way we were not distracted and could just be in love with our new baby. I cannot imagine having anyone else document the life of our growing boy. I believe children can sense a good spirit when they meet one.
--Nickie DeTolve, Mama of 1