Each week, we feature one of our amazing volunteers and tell you a bit more about them! Without these amazing people, Capes and Crowns would not be possible!
Today is Jessica Clark! She's just about one of the kindest people that you will ever meet, and she's talented as heck! Here's a bit more about Jessica, her role with C+C, and her own business:
Where are you from?
Can you tell me about your family?
I grew up in a super artsy/theatrical home which actually lead me to meeting my best friend growing up and now my husband. We both own and run Redfred Productions, doing video and photography projects around the portland area. We have two beautiful children, 4 year old little guy and a 1 year old little lady.
What do you do in your spare time?
I actually take a lot of pictures in my spare time, it keeps photography new and fun instead of just a job. I love independent projects in video and stills. I also make children's clothing mostly for my littles but really like to fun and new things for friends and family little ones too!
What are you passionate about
I'd say I'm most passionate about birth and family planning. I am a birth doula and advocate for women's health. Supporting families in their birth experiences and empowering them to make informed decisions is exactly why I'm in this field of work.
What/who inspires you?
I'm so often inspired by my peers, social media has provided a platform for me to see and rise to challenges within groups and forums.
What is something unique about you?
I have club thumbs on both hands, I read something that only 3% of the entire population of the world have these stubby thumbs, hah!
What is your business name and location?
Redfred Productions and Jessie Photo Doula are located in NW portland.
What is the best way for clients to contact you?
Birth and photography: ww.jessiephotodoula.com
What services do you offer? Do you specialize in a specific service? How would you describe your style? (natural light, whimsical, edgy/modern)?
Redfred Productions offers various commercial and personal video productions. Our style is an organic documentary feel.
Jessie Photo Doula: Birth Doula Services and Birth education. Maternity, birth and newborn photography and film
packages. I specialize in natural light, minimalist in props and posing, balanced mix of posed and lifestyle.
What do you most enjoy about your work?
I love working with people, holding space for families is important work and I feel as though I was meant for it!
How long have you been in business?
What is your role at Capes and Crowns Foundation?
Volunteer videographer and photographer
What does Capes and Crowns mean to you?
Working with capes and crowns gives me the opportunity to give back to my community that I love so much. Honoring the journey and holding space for families is a major part of our work, from there we are able to take them on an empowering adventure. Seeing the power that goes with providing this service is unforgettable and truly life changing.
Thank you so much for all of your time and dedication, Jessica. We love having you on our team!