So here you are, wanting to know a little bit more about me! Well, what can I say. I guess I can start off by saying, “Hi, I’m Jonathan, and I’m a photographer.”
I’ve been in the wedding industry for almost 8 years now. I’ve shot at numerous locations in the Bay Area, California, Hawaii (my favorite!). Overseas on other continents is obviously a goal of mine, but I’m pretty happy where I’m at. I’ve photographed over 250 or so weddings over the course of 8 years, met a handful of amazing clients, and surprisingly enough some of my former clients I can now call close friends and 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 and so are awesome venues, styled wedding day themes and so on, but first and foremost I value and 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 value the connection we can cultivate 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 into 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 even “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 and instances in time for you.
With that said, without getting too deep and any more emo, I’m just your basic California bred dude/father/husband/friend. I love spending time with my muse, my ride or die, the love of my life. I love hanging out with my kids. Yes they can drive me crazy at times, wife 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 on occasion, and I do – yes I do, NERD OUT on anything space related. Astrophotography, SpaceX launches, Sci-Fi movies, and you name it.
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!