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—  About

Hi. My name is Jessica Rae Cortez. I'm a professional photographer, writer and social media strategist, living in the sun-kissed hills of San Diego.

Having graduated from PLNU and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, with degrees in Creative Writing and Visual Communications, I have over 16 years of photography and writing experience. My editorial work has appeared in over 20 magazines and newspapers, including DiscoverSD and SD CityBEAT. In 2016 I established Velzy and Reed Photography to make others feel beautiful and alive. 

I currently produce compelling images and fresh copy for social media channels, and believe in:

  1. The power of brevity and tailoring words to perfection.

  2. Telling a story through photographs to connect the world to each other.

My M.O.:

To deliver a super-focused approach to storytelling, and to live a life full of passion, creativity and philanthropy.



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