My Dad once told me that there are two ways of doing anything: mechanically, or artistically. First you have the mechanical way, where you understand the mechanics of a craft; like what buttons you have to push in order to take a picture with your camera. Then you have the artistic way, where you move beyond the mechanics, and enter the realm of creativity. He said that the difference between something being done “clunkily” and being done with “finesse", is in that artistry. I really took that to heart, and It’s what I think about every time I pick up my camera. It’s at the core of how I go about my craft, and my life in general. There’s no “just going through the motions'' or “cookie cutter” mentality with me. There’s intention behind every photograph that I take. And after being a full-time photographer since 2017, I’ve honed in on which details make up the kind of impactful images I strive to create, and it remains my honor to turn your finest moments into timeless, handcrafted art.
Your big day is going to be FILLED with beautiful moments, and you want someone there who appreciates that beauty.
Years later when the vows, the speeches, and the dances have all faded, you want pictures so good they make you feel like you’re right back in those moments. Pictures so good they NEED to be turned into prints. And pictures so consistently good that you can’t possibly choose a favorite.
This is YOUR, BIG, DAY, and after it’s all said and done, you want the story to be told in a cinematic style you could look at for a lifetime.
Your story is unique, and deserves to be documented accordingly.
These photos are going to become a family heirloom IF they are done properly. You choose quality over quantity, and appreciate the finer details.
A lot of photographers slap on a price tag that doesn’t match the underwhelming photos they deliver, late. Rest assured that I will work my a** off to deliver a quality experience that exceeds expectations.
The last thing you want is a photographer standing over your vows firing off their flash obliviously distracting you and your guests. While I value the importance of documenting the important moments I also understand that it is equally crucial to consider my approach, ensuring that it does not detract from the essence of those cherished moments.
In an era where it feels increasingly frustrating to get a hold of people or companies, you can rest easy knowing that you can get a hold of me when you need to. I actually answer my phone, and I respond to texts and emails the same day.
If I could give this man 100 stars even that would not be enough! I originally found Jon on TikTok and instantly knew this was who was going to do my graduation pictures. He was so accommodating and we did graduation pictures at Venice canals in January 2023 and when my friends saw my pictures their jaws literally dropped to the floor at how amazing and flawless my pictures turned out. Then I wanted pictures with my kids and I tried another photographer and big mistake, so I reached out to Jon again and he created these beautiful pictures of my kids that filled my heart and home in its entirety. If you are looking for a photographer to create lifetime memories he is your man and if you are searching for a photographer on a budget then forget the budget and take the risk to book with Jon because I promise no will remember the food at the wedding but you will remember your moments.
Jon is such a professional and is truly an artist! My fiancé and I had a great time working with him for our engagement photos. Jon was very thorough and worked with us to bring our vision to life. He gave us so much guidance and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera despite being very camera shy. I highly recommend his expertise to anyone!!
I have to thank Jon for the “wow” factor his photos has brought to my life, business headshots, beachwear photo shoots, and more. These photos are memories to last a lifetime, and Jon always finds the best angles and lighting for every pose. He is super kind, chill, and gets creative in any scenery we’re shooting in. Not to mention, his editing skills - they bring out the best in you. Thanks for making me feel like a superstar every time we do a shoot together!
Jon Snip is an Artiasn of Light
Fine Art meets Documentary Style
"I just had the pleasure of spending two days with Jon. The workshop was extremely well organized and structured. Jon is not only a spectacular photographer and artist, but he is also an amazing teacher. His passion for photography, teaching, and constantly making sure you are receiving value are always evident. While Jon taught his style and his creative approach he did not hesitate to expand on how I could create my own style. The opportunity to learn with someone who's so talented was amazing, and has certainly piqued my interest in portrait photography. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the opportunity to take a workshop with Jon to anyone. In fact, I can't wait to go back for more - thanks buddy!"
"Hey Jon, I just finished watching and following along your 2 hour long editing tutorial. I spent hundreds of hours watching videos but have take a small break from learning and l've been sticking with the same regiment for a while and I thought it was time to develop and advance my style and knowledge. I debated for a long time if $100 was worth it, but it DEFINITELY was! I just wanted to say how thankful I am that I was able to learn from you, and develop my style closer to what l've always wanted to achieve. Keep up the amazing work and I look forward to hopefully being as big and talented as you one day."
"BTW your workshop changed my completely editing gamel it is insane!
Love the way of your natural editing!
Your teaching has also the right speed to understand PS. Love it! 😊"