Jamie Kempen from Jamie Kempen Photography

Behind the Camera

Camera: Sony A7iii

Lenses: 28mm, 50mm, 90mm, & 70-200mm

Goals: To offer more adventurous sessions. I love photography because of the art; harsh lighting, fun angles, odd locations, and adventure. Ultimately I would love to be able to do this full time. I am also a credit manager for a property management company at the moment.

In my bag: Camera, accessories, snacks, a few more snacks, candy, water, Chapstick, my phone (of course), and my instax polaroid camera!

Things I cannot live without: Coffee, my kids, sunsets and the northern lights, Happy Bellies Bakery, Netflix, and passion. I always need to be doing something I love!

It is so incredible that we have the technology available to tell a story without using any words at all. To be able to stop time and look back and remember that exact moment and have the emotions come rushing back. I love meeting my potential clients and getting to know them and their story. If you are reading this, you are looking for the perfect fit for you and your needs. It is hard for me to convince you through a vague, "about me" that everyone comes here to read. If I had my choice, I would be able to meet with you in person and we can see if we would work well together. BUT if you want to know a little bit about my personality, and see if you even like the outline; here you go. 

  • I love smiling and laughing, talking about family and pets, and drinking coffee.

  • I ask too many personal questions and sometimes give too personal of answers.

  • I like to drink cider, beer, or captain and coke on the weekends and get lost on shows I am binge watching at the moment on Netflix.

  • If I am not with my kids or my friends, I am most likely editing or working on my business.

The person that usually chooses me for their photographer likes the genuine interaction they get, and the fact that I make them feel comfortable in front of a camera. I enjoy capturing real moments. If you are unsure of how to get there I can give you some tips. If you want more posed shots I know how to do that and will make sure we get some amazing shots with everyone smiling and looking at the camera. I am pretty good with kids so if you're worried they won't cooperate I am not afraid to bribe them. I also like it when my clients come up with their own ideas to try out for pictures. Exploring new places is always a plus, and getting in freezing cold water for the perfect shot or climbing down a pile of rocks is encouraged. 

If the above little section intrigues you and you want to meet for a consult or book something right away-please contact me. If you want to just text me because you think we would be best friends, I would also love that. So, let's chat!