Jonathan Encarnacion

So here you are, wanting to know a little bit more about me!

Primarily a wedding photographer, I’ve been in the industry for almost 9 years now. I’ve shot at numerous locations in the Bay Area, California, Hawaii (my favorite!). I’ve photographed over 250 or so weddings over the course of 9 years, met a handful of amazing clients, and surprisingly enough some of my former clients I can now call close friends, and some even family.

Consider this, if we do by chance end up working together, I will be the one aside from your partner, that will be by your side throughout one of the biggest days of your life. Weddings are kind of a big deal! Don’t get me wrong pretty pictures are great, so are awesome venues, styled wedding day themes and so forth, but first and foremost I value and would like to honor this human connection that I am hoping to build with you. I’d be lying to you if I told you I’ve never heard these questions from wedding guests: “So, how long have you been friends with the bride and groom?” “How do you know the family?” I’ve heard all of these and similar questions to this extent, which is why I’m excited over the connection we can build together in order for me to help you create something beautiful — something beautiful and captivating that you can share with your future children. I want you to be comfortable with who you two are as an individuals in front of the camera, because in the end, it’s the reason why you and the one you happen to be committing to, fell in love in the first place.

I didn’t start photographing weddings until after my partner in crime and I shared our big day together. It was always an intimidating thing to think about. The idea of being responsible as the one who was creating these memories for my clients. After we shared our wedding day together, it helped me to realize what was important to us as a couple.

Let’s make pretty pictures together, but at the same time let me freeze these moments on your day for you to look at and say to yourself, “Wow, I remember that exact moment!” or maybe, “Wow! I don’t even remember that exact moment!” I’d love for you to allow me that privilege of being the one to photograph these stories for you.

With that said, without getting too deep, I’m just your basic California bred guy/father/partner/friend. I love spending time with my partner and hanging out with my kids. Yes they can drive me crazy at times, partner and children, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Life and marriage is tough work, and I’m willing to put that in. Being a Bay Area native, I love the San Jose Sharks (failure and all), the GSW, and have an appreciation for baseball and football. I love good eats, craft cocktails, binging out on Netflix, video games, and I do, yes I do, NERD OUT on anything space related. Astrophotography, SpaceX launches, Sci-Fi movies, and so on.

If you’d like to know more about me, please don’t hesitate to reach out on my contact form, or even send me a message on Instagram. I’d love to connect with you and your loved ones, and hopefully create something beautiful with you.

Thanks for stopping by!