About Jonathan

A Snapshot

Since the age of 10, when I got my first 110 instamatic, I%u2019ve been fascinated by the art and science of capturing moments on film. At Stanford, part of my Communications degree was spent concentrating on B&W documentary & Fine Art photography. Before devoting my career to portraiture, I gained professional experience in various photography-related fields, including feature films, television and interactive media. When my children were born, my passion for documenting memories came into sharp focus.

My goal is to find the personality and natural beauty of each of my subjects. My idea of the perfect photograph is one that takes hold of a moment, a look, an expression, a thought, an emotion and immortalizes it. As the father of three, I understand the importance of observing %u2013 rather than directing %u2013 children. As a photographer, I know that when kids are having fun, they are most likely to display their authentic selves.


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