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Your Finest Moments – Made Timeless

Portrait and Destination Wedding Photographer

Based in Los Angeles, California and Springfield, Missouri. Shooting Worldwide.

LETS WORK TOGETHER

Hey There, I’m Jon. Welcome!

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.

my philosophy

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VALUES MATTER
VALUES MATTER
VALUES MATTER
VALUES MATTER
VALUES MATTER
VALUES MATTER
VALUES MATTER
These are the core values that influence how I work.
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Radical Responsibility
Always take accountability. Never let anyone else take it from you. I take full responsibility for creating the highest quality work and experience.
Gracious
Gratitude
Gratitude is a super power. Carry it close to your heart. I don’t take what I do for granted; I’m forever grateful that people want me to capture their finest moments.
Radical
Honesty
Tell the truth no matter what, even if it hurts in the short-term. I pursue what is good, beautiful, and true above all else.
Relentless
Curiosity
Seek the truth and stay curious. I’m always looking for ways I can improve myself and my craft.
Disciplined
Discipline
Do what you said you would, even when you don’t feel like it. My word is my bond.
Respect Your Body
 Your body is your temple; treat it as such. I keep myself physically fit & healthy so that I’m able to handle long days and do whatever is necessary to get the shot.
Joyous
Candor
Enjoy the journey that is this life with a care-free laugh. I’m serious about my work, and I’m also serious about enjoying it with a joyous attitude.
Honor
God
Our gift to God is to use the talents he gave us. I’m always striving to use the talents I’ve been blessed with to be of service to others. To create beautiful things.

Are YOU a perfect fit?

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You love life and appreciate the beauty it has to offer.

Your big day is going to be FILLED with beautiful moments, and you want someone there who appreciates that beauty.

You have high expectations for your wedding day, and that includes the wedding photos.

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.

You’re seeking a one-of-a-kind unforgettable experience, and want every unique detail of that experience captured artistically.

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.

You’re looking for a photographer who’s style and vision matches your own. One that custom-tailors their approach to you.

Your story is unique, and deserves to be documented accordingly.

You would love your wedding photos to feel like a handcrafted work of art, NOT a generic Walmart photo album.

These photos are going to become a family heirloom IF they are done properly. You choose quality over quantity, and appreciate the finer details.

You want the value of your wedding photos to exceed the investment you make to get them.

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.

You would appreciate a mindful photographer who is going to document the moments that matter, NOT distract from them.

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.

You value when someone is easy to work with, well-organized, and attentive to details. Prompt/effective communication is important to you.

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 this resonates with you, we’ll have a great time working together.

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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!

Vivian Dao

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!!

Nina Long

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!

Vivian Dao

Jon Snip is an Artiasn of Light

Andrew L

Fine Art meets Documentary Style

People

"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!"

Greg L

"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."

Jacob T

"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! 😊"

Robin F

The world needs more magic. Lets create some together

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