Thank you for Stopping by
If haven’t noticed already, my name is Jacob and I am a photographer based in the Bay Area! (YAY AREUU) If you’ve made it to this page, you’re probably curious to know more about me, I’m flattered! 🙂 As much as I would want to write a whole essay about my life, I feel that would be better to just get straight to the point with a simple F.A.Q. If you feel that there are some left out questions pertaining to me, please fill out a contact form located at the bottom of this page!
Where are you from?
I was born in San Francisco and raised in Pacifica. If you’re wondering why I’m so pale, it’s because I was practically born in the fog :0
Aside from my jobs, music and photography, I love traveling and cooking! Let me know if you’re craving a medium-rare NY strip steak 😉
Introvert or Extrovert?
Introvert for sure! Catch me inside watching The Office, Curb your Enthusiasm or more recently, West World.
I love Japanese Food. Let’s get some ramen after the session.
Is this your full-time job??
No! As much as that would be cool, I am a music teacher in San Mateo. I teach beginning instrumental music as well as private trumpet students. I love seeing and helping people succeed and overcome challenges! I have a great amount of love and passion for both photography and music.
You are a music teacher, but what got you into photography?
My mom is a photographer! We had a studio in my garage when I was very young and would use it to take family pictures. We’d even have clients come over. Being around quite a few cameras, I was inclined to borrow them and take shots of my friends skateboarding. I thought that it was so cool seeing the way a camera would capture things- the depth, the colors, etc. I still think it’s amazing. I eventually started shooting streets, landscapes and then portraits over the next few years. From there, my passion started growing further each time I could capture new images.
But why/how did you get into wedding and engagement photography?
In 2016 a couple of my friends noticed my photography on my Instagram and asked if I could do their engagement photos. At first I was nervous going into it, but after seeing examples of what was possible, it opened a whole different perspective of photography for me. I’m not afraid to admit that I copied some poses from images I have seen online, but the outcome was amazing. Later I found that poses are just guidelines and I can direct by what’s happening at the moment. The best feeling comes from directing couples because they are so comfortable with each other. Capturing the moment is just the reward.
The reason why models are good at what they do is because they feel and look natural doing what they do. I feel that this is the same exact outcome when it comes to shooting any couple in love- comfortable and natural while being together. I love being part of the moment and capturing it. It is such a different and fulfilling feeling!
Five Random Facts About me! Oh, boy..
- I broke my index finger in high school because I caught a football wrong. The doctor told me, “maybe you should learn how to catch a football”.
- I wrestled in high school. I got 3rd place at my first tournament! It was out of three people.
- From 5th to 8th grade I was always placed at the very end of the class photos because I was the shortest one.
- When I played little league baseball I was really good! Only because I was over the age limit and everyone else was a year or two under me.
- I have been playing trumpet for about 16 years now (as of 2020)