My name is Jake and I take great pride in capturing the true spirit and personality of the people and subjects that I photograph. I understand that in order for me to capture beautiful images I must create a relaxed environment. I accomplish this by engaging in conversations, listening with my ears & camera, and paying close attention to the smallest of details. My clients have described my style as creative, fun engaging and relaxed. I want you to have fun and show me the smile you show your closest of friends. That is where your true spirit and personality shine.
My goal is to give you something different that the studio backdrop images most photographers are doing. This is the reason I do not have a studio. I prefer to capture your moments outdoors using Mother Nature as our backdrop. This enables you to choose the location of your session and use a setting which has meaning to you.
Enough of the "fluff," here is a little more about me: I am a self proclaimed music junkie! I may bust out a tune or two during our session, so let me know if you have any requests! Due to this love of all things music, I have amassed an extensive record collection (just shy of 900 albums). You can find me digging through bins for countless hours to find those illusive rare records to add to my arsenal. Other passions include sports cards, remote control cars, old (real) cars, camping & traveling with my family.
Speaking of family, above you will see my crew behind the scenes. From left to right:
Me (Photographer/Bad-Dad Joke Connoisseur/Dude that tries to get you to smile)
Colin (Master of Lighting and the occasional guitar riff)
Dutch (Sleger Photography Security - trust me he will bark at anything)
Jackson (Lighting Engineer, Equipment hauler and snack-eater)
Emily (Keeper of schedules and finances, I'd be lost without her)
Now that you know a little more about me I look forward to getting to know you soon!