Hi I’m Jake.
I’m a photographer based in Brooklyn.
I started my career as a photojournalist, and was lucky enough to work with some of the best (best as in a newsroom full of Pulitzer prizes winners). I fell in love with telling stories through pictures. But not so much with staking out courtrooms and shooting press conferences. I wanted to take pictures that were more than just a quick morning read before being dropped in the recycle bin. That’s when I started shooting weddings.
My background in photojournalism still plays a big part in my approach. I think that pictures should be honest and interesting for their content, not for crazy angles or post production. So if you’re looking for a photographer who will be swinging from the chandelier to get that unusual birds eye shot, or to tweak your pictures in photoshop so they look like they were shot in 1973 technicolor, I’m probably not your guy.
Rather, my intent is to go to a wedding and capture something timeless. My pictures are about telling stories. They’re about making something that can take you back and remind you of a day in your life, the people who were a part of it, and what you were feeling.
So what does this all mean? Well, the weddings I’ve shot have appeared in some cool places, like Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, Once Wed, Brooklyn Bride, Style Me Pretty and Ruffled. Outside the wedding world, I’ve also had some pretty great clients, including Dance Magazine, Bust, Readers Digest, the London Telegraph, the Village Voice, Inc., Entrepreneur, Design Bureau, Edible Manhattan and Theme. But at the end of the day what I’m really proud of is getting invited to be part of a pretty important day for some of the coolest couples on the planet.*
*But I may be biased.