I'm not just there to capture moments, I am invested in crafting a visual narrative that reflects your personalities, the style and the emotions of your wedding day.
I appreciate and embrace the understanding that my approach might not resonate with everyone. If you want prom photos for your wedding, I am NOT the photographer for you. There's a deep joy in connecting with couples who share my values and perspectives on love and style. It's always an incredible experience and gift when the right individuals collaborate.
My cherished Couples embody kindness, creativity, and a penchant for thinking beyond conventions. They cherish style, aesthetics, draw inspiration from timeless fashion, valuing tradition for its significance rather than mere adherence. Their dream wedding is a reflection of themselves—adventurous, explorative, and authentically unique. Above all, they treat others with profound love and respect, prioritize family, and recognize their wedding day as a beautiful expression of their union.
I'm eagerly looking forward to connecting with you, learning about your unique story, and embarking on a journey to create magic together! - Jake
I am based out of Orange County, CA. I frequently photograph weddings all over Southern California, but I can travel anywhere in the world!
Yes! I am a hybrid film and digital photographer and have been shooting both formats side by side for years. Although I do shoot modern pro digital camera bodies, I anchor my style in the look and feel of film.
It usually depends on the time of year and how busy I am in any given season. I deliver an edited preview in 24-72 hours and my typical turnaround time for a fully edited gallery is between 6-8 weeks.
Navigating this is quite the challenge! Nowadays, couples are vocal about their aversion to stiff, forced looking photos—a sentiment I wholeheartedly share. When people are at ease and enjoying themselves, that joy naturally shines through in the photos. Rather than fixating on rigid poses, a skilled photographer should focus on capturing connections, making subtle adjustments along the way. Often, the most magical shots emerge from those fleeting, unplanned moments.
While I hesitate to label myself solely as a "documentary-style" photographer, as most couples seek guidance for their portraits, I don't strictly pose or lurk around like a private investigator. The distinction between posed and candid shots can sometimes blur in my work. I aim to be present with my couples and their guests, collaborating to craft stunning wedding photos that fulfill their dreams!
My goal as your photographer is to make you feel comfortable and have fun while making beautiful photos. My process is easygoing and natural and I am here to guide and support you every step of the way.
My style is contemporary, poetic, lively, focused on storytelling and human elements with a lot of vintage film influences. The actual genre I shoot is called Environmental Portraiture.
I think every photographer is very different, even if we have similar aesthetics. I'm just a huge photography nerd. I've been obsessively passionate about the artform for a long time and I can't go without it. Photography is at this point part of who I am and the way I approach a wedding is not just with a camera but with my whole heart.
Send me an email through my Contact Form to verify availability. I will respond within 48 hours. I require a 20% non-refundable deposit to hold the date and then we can start planning to photograph your wedding! (:
Artful Photographs of Absolutely Everything
It's not solely about the portraits or the ceremony; it's about encapsulating every nuanced detail, every stolen glance, and each fleeting moment that makes your day uniquely yours. I ensure that your wedding story is photographed with depth, emotion, and an unwavering dedication to artistry.
You've put hours and hours of planning and love into your wedding day and it deserves to be captured with the utmost of attention and intention. My photography strikes a balance between both Editorial and Documentary approaches. The result is a timeless, elegant, lively aesthetic that will make your wedding vision truly shine.
Meet & Dream
Prepare & Plan
On the Big day
Your Story Presented
I love to meet other romantics. Our first meeting, often via zoom will be a chance to dream about your day, ask me questions and get to know each other. To secure your wedding date, I require a date payment deposit and a signed agreement.
After the day I will send an exciting sneak peek within 48 hours of the wedding. I put my heart and soul into editing, curating and preparing your full gallery of images before you receive the final delivery, full of your precious memories.
From timeline planning to location scouting I go the extra mile to ensure we have the time and space to create our images. I work closely with wedding planners to ensure things will run smoothly on the day.
I approach your day prepared and ready to create. On one hand, I love to blend in like guests, documenting and capturing little moments as they happen. On the other, I will direct you when needed and ensure you look and feel your absolute best.
"Jake is one of the kindest and most professional people I’ve ever worked with!"
He knew exactly how to find the special moments we wanted captured for our wedding day and he knew how to wrangle our little flower girls and ring bearers :) he has the perfect eye for what looks beautiful! I would recommend Jake for any event you need a photographer for! Thank you so much for making our wedding day special and fun, Jake!
Since the wedding I have been trying to find the words or come up with something so amazing to tell you. I have been so overwhelmed with everything you have done for us that I simply can not come up with the words. Like I have no words. The photos Jake, no words. Absolutely stunning, the best I've ever seen. The amount of compliments I wish you could hear from my ears are insane. You have some major fans from our family and friends and I will 100 percent scream it from the rooftops about how every person needs to hire you for the most memorable day.
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Jake for our wedding, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Jake did an incredible job capturing every moment of our special day. Not only were the pictures stunning, but Jake also made the entire process enjoyable. He was professional, friendly, and seamlessly blended in with our guests. All of our friends and family commented on how personable and fun he was, making him a favorite among our guests. In fact, they are still singing his praises three weeks later. We are forever grateful for the beautiful memories Jake has provided us with.
The photos came out absolutely beautiful. He captured all the little details of the day so beautifully. He also got so many fun candid shots on the dance floor that make us feel like we are reliving the night. He is truly a talented photographer. His photos are a work of art, rather than looking staged and posy. We could tell how passionate he is about film photography, and it shows through his photos. Jake was also very kind and made us feel super comfortable. Throughout the entire process he was always quick to respond and answer any questions. 10/10 recommend!