About Us

Every Picture has a Story

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Based in the Houston-Beaumont-Galveston area, we love shooting all kinds of photography and videography, but specialize in weddings and special events. We love what we do and the people we get to meet every day. The best part about our job is the connections we make and lasting friendships we form. You may walk in the door as a client but will leave as a friend.

Our Story

J&D Productions was officially formed in 2009. Jessica shot her first wedding on 08/08/08 for a college friend from China. After graduating from UHCL in Spring 2009, she was asked to shoot another friend’s wedding. Then another friend… then another. Just like that the became a full-time profession that we absolutely love!

Our Awesome Team

As we grew over the years, our team has expanded to include more photographers, a couple of cinematographers, as well as photo and video editors.
Click our pictures below to learn more about us and our extraordinary team.

Jessica

OWNER, PHOTOGRAPHER, CINEMATOGRAPHER & EDITOR
Jessica received her Associates in Communications & Media Arts from MCC in Rochester, NY in 2007. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Communication from UHCL in May 2009. Jessica has 2 kids named Eli & Elaina. In her free time, Jessica loves spending time with her family, running, rock climbing and traveling.

Jackie

PHOTOGRAPHER, CINEMATOGRAPHER & PHOTO EDITOR
Jackie is a member of PPA and UH graduate with a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts. She has been a valued member of the team since February 2013. In her free time, she loves playing with her German Shepherd, Lobo, running, rock climbing and making art.

Hernan

CINEMATOGRAPHER & VIDEO EDITOR
Hernan is a student at Alvin Community College. In Oct 2014 he joined the JDP team and quickly became an important team member. In his free time, he loves playing video games and spending time with his girlfriend. He also loves Hot Cheetos and Dr. Pepper.

Marixa

PHOTOGRAPHER
Marixa Andrade has been experimenting with photography for 10 years. In addition to portraits and events, she likes to explore landscapes, macro photography and still life. Aside from photography, she likes to travel and participate in social activism.
“Change is constantly happening, which you can always document in a photograph.”

Ray

CINEMATOGRAPHER, VIDEO EDITOR & GRAPHICS ARTIST
Raymond Tuquero is an experienced media specialist (editor, shooter, graphics artist) with a degree from the Art Institute of Dallas. Taking his experience to new heights, Raymond has helped create visual projects for numerous world-class projects and international corporations, has worked with companies from ExxonMobil to the NBA AllStar Game to Apple computers. On his off time he is a member of the Sport Car Club of America and enjoys a good cycle through the city.

Stephanie

CINEMATOGRAPHER, EDITOR & PHOTOGRAPHER
Stephanie received her BFA in Photography/Digital Media from the University of Houston in 2016. She joined the J&D team in 2017. In her free time, she enjoys watching films, attending concerts, exploring museums, and searching for the best macaroons in Houston.

Nichole

PHOTOGRAPHER & EDITOR
She started her interest in photography by joining her high school’s newspaper team and instantly fell in love with it. Since then, she has studiously expanded her knowledge of the art with the awesome mentorship under professional photojournalist Mike McLean all the way to commercial contracts with Texas Children’s Hospital. Nikki joined the JDP team in 2016. She has developed a modern and bright portraiture style over the years that still holds to her photojournalist roots. During a shoot Nikki makes sure no moment goes undocumented, big or small! When Nikki isn’t shooting, she binges on Netflix TV shows and pampers her siamese cat.

Diego

PHOTOGRAPHER, CINEMATOGRAPHER & EDITOR
Diego Cruz is proud and happy to be a professional videographer for the J&D’s production team. With a strong background in the manufacturing industry, Diego is currently working full time in the pump industry and an HCC student pursuing a degree in Drafting and Design Engineering Technology-Mechanical Design Specialization. Diego has been a photographer and videographer since 2013 and a part of the J&D Productions since 2017. Out of the shop and little bit away from the cameras he likes to play tennis (course and table) and spend time as close as possible with nature, going camping, kayaking, hiking, etc… He has considers himself an outdoor lover and a percussionist and hand drummer enthusiast.

Tere

PHOTOGRAPHER & EDITOR
Tere Garcia has been a member of the J&D team since 2016. She graduated in 2016 from the University of Houston with a BFA in Photography/Digital Media and a minor in Art History. She is an active Houston-based artist that works in a variety of media. Her work has been shown in spaces like The Houston Center for Photography Blaffer Art Museum, HCC Central Fine Art Gallery, Fotofest participating spaces, Rudolph Blue Fine Art Gallery, Box 13, and Studio Tonali in Los Angeles, CA. During Garcia’s free time you will find her at museums, art galleries and art events around town. She is also an art instructor for young kids and practices meditation at the Zen Center of Houston. Whenever she can, she likes to pack a few travel essentials including her camera and drive around the USA in search of new experiences.

Gary

PHOTOGRAPHER
My wife and I met in sophomore year of high school. I knew she was the only one for me the second I saw her and I never had eyes for anybody else. Over a decade later and we are married with a beautiful baby boy and a sweet brown dog. I wake up feeling fortunate every single day because of my little family.

I have been a professional photographer since 2008 and have had the pleasure to photograph over 150 weddings. I absolutely thrive on the positive energy and emotion that weddings provide and love pushing myself to capture every beautiful moment. My wife and I met in sophomore year of high school. I knew she was the only one for me the second I saw her and I never had eyes for anybody else. Over a decade later and we are married with a beautiful baby boy and a sweet brown dog. I wake up feeling fortunate every single day because of my little family. When I’m not behind the camera I’m going on nature walks or practicing mixed martial arts. I love to travel and will get back into it once my son is old enough to go with me and appreciate it.

Jonathan

CINEMATOGRAPHER & VIDEO EDITOR
Jonathan Garcia is studying Digital Filmmaking & Video Production at The Art Institute of Houston. He joined the J&D team in 2017. In his free time, he likes hanging out with friends, exploring Houston, traveling, and watching YouTube videos.