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 …

a quick European Adventure photo update

Yep. That is the title of my post. Am I trying to be clever? Nah – just being honest. This really is a quick update with photos from what I have dubbed my European Adventure. Over the last few weeks I have been slowly working on photos from my whirlwind 92...

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...

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