"I shall live forever and ever.
I shall find out thousands and thousands of things.
I shall find out about people and creatures
and everything that grows.
And I shall never stop making
m a g i c. "
-The Secret Garden
Hi and welcome!
I'm Jess Madsen, a Pacific Northwest native, born and raised in the city of Tacoma, WA.
I'm writing this on my couch on a Saturday morning, while my husband reads and my puppy sleeps, drinking tea. This is mostly my life. Aw, quiet time.
Food is more than a just a picture of something - it's our universal language. It is storytelling. It is the golden thread among us. I want this to be at the center of the work that I do. I want this to be what your customer feels.
I'm a food stylist + photographer, inflexible yogi, I read mostly mysteries
and I dance in the kitchen while cooking.
My experience includes, recipe development using brand products,
photographing established recipes for brands, working with and photographing local restaurants, menu development and styling for local photographers.
This website is a place for me to share my kitchen dwelling,
folk medicine ventures and sourdough diaries.
You know, the important things in life.
If you're here as a potential client, welcome!
Please feel free to email me at
I'd love to work with you.
I'm so glad that you're here.