—  About

Velzy & Reed Photography focuses on lifestyle photography, and captures the moments that reveal themselves in the every day.

Whether it's an unexpected loving embrace with a partner or a backyard adventure with family, the end result is an online gallery with stunning, story-filled images. 

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My name is Jessica. I'm the photographer behind Velzy & Reed and I love making others feel beautiful and alive. The ability to creatively freeze time and expression and give it to a client is fulfilling.  I graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, with degrees in Creative Writing and Visual Communications, and have over 18 years of photography experience.

My M.O.: Living a life full of passion, creativity and philanthropy.


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What People Are Saying

"Jessica is a true artist and professional. She not only delivered the best product shots and action shots we could've hoped for, but she did so in a friendly, attentive, and caring way.
She truly got into the mindset of our company's philosophy of fun education and produced stunning photography. I cannot recommend Jessica enough as a photographer.
Marie's Words Inc. is very thankful that she was recommended to us!"
- Nick Bradvica
"Jessica was very flexible with us and did a GREAT job."
- Hannah Clinton

"Jessica is passionate about photography and is brilliant through candid shots. The moments she captures are frame worthy!"
- Adam Arsala
"Jessica is professional, courteous, and so talented! She was very communicative and perceptive of the needs for our charity event. The pictures turned out absolutely amazing and we won't hesitate to hire her for future events."
- Naureen Imam

"Our favorite photo session by far!"
- Vivian Hansen
"I travel frequently travel for my career and have downtime to spend with family in countries across the globe, more often than not. Jessica spent time in Italy with my family and took candid photographs that I'll cherish forever."
- Jacob Leeper

I'd Love to Hear From You!

— Feel free to reach out to get more information or get a custom estimate. You can email me at jessicaraecortez@gmail.com or fill out the form below. 

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