Jessica Haydahl Richardson
"As a professional photographer, I look to use gear that will enhance my workflow rather than hinder it. The cotton carrier system has been an incredible addition to my on-location camera kit. Working on boats and working over water, it is vital to have my hands free at certain times and to keep myself balanced especially in the middle of a fish fight. The cotton carrier system has allowed me to get my camera off my neck, securely fasten them onto my chest and hip and allow me to have quick unhindered access to my gear while in the middle of the fish action. I also find things like camera straps can be dangerous, as they can dangle around and get caught up when you are moving around the boat. I truly believe that the Cotton carrier system has helped me significantly allowing me to get the shots that I need and not worry about my gear. For these reasons, the chest harness, hip harness, and hand straps are with me on every photo shoot."
Jessica loves to capture life unfolding in front of her lens. With a diploma in Professional Photo Imaging and a Degree in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing /Advertising, Jessica has worked with such companies as the Vancouver Canucks, Getty Images, Berkley/Abu Garcia, Costa Sunglasses and more. Jessica has also been published constantly in varying, Sports Fishing Magazines, whether that’s conventional or Fly fishing. With an editorial based shooting style, Jessica has been Professionally Photographing in the Sports fishing for over 10 years. In her early life, growing up on the ocean in Vancouver British Columbia; Jessica could be found running boats, sailing and fishing around the Pacific North West. It was there that Jessica’s passion for Photography and Nature grew into a profession. Jessica currently resides in the Bitterroot of Montana.