My name is Jacqueline. I’m an editorial and commercial photographer based in New Orleans. My specialty is capturing people and interiors. My clients range from interior designers and lifestyle publications to companies both big and small.
I started taking pictures on the streets of New Orleans, my hometown, when I was a teenager. I was a sentimental girl with a deep sense of nostalgia, so the camera was a natural means of expression for me. The city became my muse. The lively street scenes, distressed architecture, and effortless blend of elegance and decadence have always inspired me. My innate curiosity and love of connecting with people led me to a career in photojournalism.
My journey as a professional photographer began in 1997 when I graduated from Boston University with a degree in photojournalism. One year later, a staff newspaper job lead me to Newport, Rhode Island, where I worked for The Newport Daily News, the arts and entertainment weekly Mercury, and the bimonthly lifestyle magazine Newport Life for over 16 years. The diverse content of the three publications – all owned by the same parent publishing company – allowed me to shoot news, sports, features, fashion, entertainment, and stylized covers, sometimes all in a day’s work. One of my favorite aspects of working as a newspaper photographer was being welcomed to take photographs in people’s homes and workplaces every day. Getting an intimate look into a stranger’s life is a privilege. Private spaces reveal so much about a person – who they are, and what matters to them. This idea is something I continue to explore as a house tour contributor for the lifestyle blog Apartment Therapy.
I made my way back to New Orleans in 2015 through a twist of fate. When my husband Eamon was presented with an unexpected opportunity to work in Louisiana, we packed up our family and headed South to begin a new chapter in our lives.
After living in the Northeast for over 20 years, I couldn’t be happier to finally be home, rediscovering New Orleans with fresh eyes.
Art + Design
Food & Wine (online)
Newport Life Magazine
The Surfer’s Journal
Travel & Leisure (online)
Buckeye Country Superfest
New Orleans Airlift/Music Box Village
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Newport Jazz Festival
New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation
Waldorf School of New Orleans
Kristen Coates Art & Home
Logan Killen Interiors
Morgan Cattaneo Studios
Shotgun Design Group
Sherry Shirah Designs
Valerie Legras Atelier