I have had the pleasure of working with Jess on several occasions. She captured the unique personalities of our cat and dog and created the most breathtaking canvas images for display in our home.

Jess is passionate about her work and truly puts the animals and their handlers at ease. She has amazing talent and I am happy to recommend her work to anyone looking to capture a special image forever.


mom of Zeus + Sigmund and foster to many!


photographer + creative guru

I am nuts about traveling and cultures; about amazing fabric patterns and hand made journals; about baking pies and new recipes; about brewing beer and drinking beer and about family, friends and of course, my girls (Tarra + Digi).


My name is Jess and I am the sole photographer, emailer and dog treat baker behind Chocolate Moose Images. I am a Minnesotan at heart but found myself in the great state of Iowa just long enough to bleed Black and Gold. I have had the amazing fortune to travel and live abroad and I can not wait for my next adventure. At home I absolutely love rainy and snowy days so I can get up late and sew or bake to my hearts content without feeling guilty I’m missing out on the Minnesota sunshine.

… recent blog posts …

Sleepy Saturday in Italy

This post gets that title because it best describes my day … I am in Italy and am still trying to get used to sleeping very few hours a night. I love staying up late and don’t mind getting up early, but typically I’m not out at a bar until 3am...

Nice is…

… I want to say ‘nice’ but something about that pun makes me want to scream. So I’m not officially saying it. But it is nice here.  I am absolutely amazed that I spent 12 hours out and about, walking, seeing, eating, drinking, reading,...

... lover of animals, travel, quilting and pie

stay in the loop

would you like to stay in the loop on all things Chocolate Moose Images? i promise – this does not mean i am going to flood your inbox with heaps of mail!

i send out the occasional note whose topic will often have to do with a local animal related event, super exciting updates with the business or maybe even a baking recipe.