I'm Jackie.

After 5 years of photographing weddings, I’ve learned that my favorite part of my job is not just the photography part, but the people part. My priority is to be the kindest person in the room, the extra hand whenever it is needed, and be the direct yet gentle encourager- so you and your people can feel comfortable and your very best.

My approach is all about having a servant heart and delivering a gallery that never goes out of style. It is my mission to help you slow down and be present for every moment - big and small - on your wedding day.

Through effortless posing filled with natural light and lots of direction, you will receive images that feel like you and tell your unique love story. Some photographers are obtrusive and some are too reserved. With me, you'll be able to rest assured knowing I am aware of the balance with directing and stepping back to capture moments as they unfold.

I'll be more than just your photographer.

about me

A Lexington, Ky wedding photographer for the intentional, down-to-earth couple who wants to remember every little detail of their wedding day.

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I believe that marriage is sacred and a wonderful gift from God. The Lord's beautiful design for marriage is that constant reminder of His faithfulness to the Church, and I am truly humbled to be a part of your wedding day because of that. I pray my couples get to experience a life time of joy with their marriage, and I love encouraging my couples and creating images that truly reflect the legacy of their marriage.

My why

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behind the lens

forever learner.


Super mom x3.

your storyteller.


calm in the storm.

wannabe homesteader.

"Jackie was my wedding photographer, and it was honestly one of the best decisions that I made for the wedding! Jackie helped me stay calm and happy throughout the entire process, and especially the day-of! I love every single one of my pictures and had a great time working with her. I highly recommend Jackie Whitaker Photography for great pictures and a great time! Not to mention how quickly she communicates and sends your photos!" 

Becka & Charlie

"Jackie was very thorough and was careful to capture each pose. She helped to plan out and execute our timeline, making each moment more relaxed. She was very kind and engaging as she helped us pose, and she has a knack of capturing each one’s individual personality. We could not recommend her enough; and are so thankful for her beautiful gift of photography!"

Elizabeth & Eric

"Jackie is detail oriented, organized, punctual, efficient, and professional. She kept communication with me leading up to the wedding, having phone calls and going over the schedule/any ways she could help me prepare. On the wedding day she knew where to be when and how to jump in and help. She got pictures of every single thing I could’ve wanted or thought of." 

Sophia & Dalton

"I truly believe without Jackie, my wedding day would not have ran so smoothly. As soon as she showed up, she was ready to help! She made sure to make me feel special WHILE getting the most perfect photos. She was there but not too in the way of the beautiful madness. She made everyone feel so comfortable and group photos were a breeze."

Devany &Ezra

heart warming words from my couples