“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

Hello, I’m Jessica Ferdinand. I am in my senior year at Grand Valley State University majoring in Advertising. I love hanging out with friends, watching movies and taking pictures.

Photography, I feel, is stronger than any written passage. One picture can tell many stories and give off many feelings, like happiness, sadness, and mystery. Details are very important to me as well as the bigger picture of scenes — getting the whole story rather than a sliver.

I really like telling stories and capturing a moment with my photography. The thought of shooting something that will only happen that one way once is something really special and that other people will appreciate to look at, like the famous photo “The Kiss” taken in Times Square on VJ Day.

I enjoy taking real scenarios, real people, real things, and shedding light on them in a different way.