Jessica Hegland is a dynamic and inspired artist with over fifteen years experience as a photographer in the Minneapolis area.  Specializing in lifestyle, fashion, editorial and corporate photography, she has a passion for creating unique and engaging imagery and is a natural at blending artistic vision with photographic execution.  Jessica excels at artistic collaboration, production, and concept design and often partners with clients to create a visual brand.  Her mastery of lighting, composition and attention to detail set her apart as a leader in her field. 


Jessica joined the faculty at IPR College of Creative arts in 2010, and has been teaching photography and lighting for the past five years.  Her passion for her students and her craft is infectious and she has helped launch the photography career of many new artists.  She will say that “teaching is not for the faint of heart,” but mentoring students has been an exciting challenge that really refines her creative and technical abilities.


Endlessly curious, Jessica began dabbling in video production and joined the team at 651media as a freelance lighting design director in 2012.  Creative collaboration, compelling story telling, and beautiful imagery are the name of the game for this production team. 


Clients include:  MSP Communications, Blue Cross MN, Delta Airlines, Mesaba Airlines, Northwestern University, Concordia Academy, WCCO AM830, KS95, IPR College of Creative Arts, River Valley Woman Magazine, Northernly