The face of, Jacque Holmes Photography, is…wait for it…Jacque Holmes! Shocking, I know, but who could pass up using their own name for a business when they share part of their name with a world famous detective? Certainly not this lady! Along with my like for all stories associated with Sherlock Holmes, you can find me spending my free time enjoying Sarah & Duck, trying to find authentic German cuisine everywhere I travel, teaching our new puppy the difference between her toys and our furniture, helping my four daughters become independently strong followers of Jesus, and making sure my doting husband knows how proud of his servant heart for our family I am!!
My love for photography started as a child in a military family. Moving around so much, and leaving home after home, pictures became the main way, I was able to stay connected to people and places I had grown to love, but couldn’t be with. At 17 my Dad died at the age of 41. All of a sudden this man that shaped so much of who I was, and meant the world to me, was gone, and all I had left of him were my memories, pictures, and some videos. I remember the last photo taken of him, because I was the one who took it. He was standing in the kitchen of the first home he and my mom were able to purchase after being together for 20 years. Army pants on, holding a water bottle he was drinking from, because it was hot moving in July, in Georgia, with his beard of a couple of months (a symbol of freedom as he was newly retired from the Military) covering half his face, and his tongue sticking out at me, because I had told him to smile for the camera!
It’s this photo that shapes my philosophy, and style of photography. Had my Dad smiled like I ask him to, it would’ve still been a nice picture, but instead he reacted like he naturally would have, and in place of a nice photo, I have a part of who my Dad was, captured for my kids to get a glimpse of who their Pépé was. That’s what photography for me is…it’s a chance to capture the essence of the subject, so that present, and future generations, have a chance to know this time, just as it was.
Thank you for listening to my story, and hopefully you will see something that you want to become a part of yours!!
Be the Love of Jesus, Jacque