Working with Jessica Marcotte on photo shoots of our firm’s projects is always fun and rewarding, resulting in architectural photography that is better than what we envisioned. This starts with her preparation: scouting locations to figure out which key shots to take, at what time of day and with what type of setups and staging. The planning pays off in a time-efficient shoot that also allows for serendipitous, impromptu photos plus shots that the architect might suggest. The results are quickly made available for final selections, which are then expertly “finished”. Jessica’s photography not only captures the spirit of each project but adds the wow factor that grabs the viewer’s attention. Can’t ask for more than that!
I am pleased to provide a letter of endorsement for Jessica Marcotte based on the professional photographic services she provided on site in Monterrey, Mexico. Her commitment to her craft and artistry along with her positive easy-going attitude made the photo shoot a success both in the images taken as well as the experience as a whole. The project was a new U.S. Consulate campus, a 10 acre site comprised of 7 buildings, in Monterrey, Mexico. The interior shots were staged and lit to emphasize the textures and colors of the design. The exterior shots were taken throughout the day and in the evening to capture the best light, shadows and mood. Ms. Marcotte’s creative talent championed the efforts with great enthusiasm.
Being on-location internationally has many challenges, but Jessica worked well in a new environment. The travel in and out of the country did not prove to be an obstacle and she was prepared with everything necessary to complete the project. Most importantly, she was sensitive to my clients (the contractor, U.S. Government) while on site and made efforts to be flexible and sensitive to ongoing operations throughout our 5 days on site.
Upon return from the shoot, Ms. Marcotte was quick to submit the images and very responsive. She did a fantastic job editing and preforming the additional retouching with outstanding results. I was impressed and satisfied with her work and there is no doubt that she can perform these high quality services for any client anywhere!
Jessica has photographed many of the projects I have accomplished. Her unique contribution, a well-kept secret to those of us who know her, is that she is a designer in her own right. Because of that talent, her skills contributes an ability to understand what we intend and communicate the deeper message of our solutions. I would not hesitate to ask her to collaborate on a design and on its visual representation when complete.
Jessica Marcotte recently did an assignment for us, a large institutional client that involved travel to three cities in a short time period. She took the job on short notice and because of the schedule was on a plane to the first location before the details were ironed out. She was able to arrive at all the locations on time and follow a crew as they filmed scenes in hospital settings. Her work was delivered in digital format, on time and within budget, and the client was pleased.
She is one of the most enjoyable and talented people that I have come across. Her attention to detail is fascinating and relieves much of the stress a creative director can have when orchestrating multiple shots/locations. She treats every project regardless of the size or importance with such care. She has always taken care of me, tightening deadlines, squeezing in new shots and always with a smile and bright attitude.
Jessie, you are truly an extraordinary photographer! Your ability to repeatedly produced professional "headshots" for our Firm in which the inner character of the individual so accurately, yet artfully, exudes from one's image, is beyond any other explanation. Your process of taking the time to get to know the individual, your subtle assessment of one's best qualities, and then your ability to pull those qualities out thru the lens, are all clearly evident in the success of the final product. Truly amazing … to achieve all of those goals in one final image of ourselves, to represent who we really are. And what a pleasure to work with you personally! I can’t thank you enough!