What makes a Jonathan Fanning portrait so very special?
First and foremost it is our desire to create a portrait for you which helps you look your very best and also which gently makes an expression of your character and personality. All of us here will spare no effort or expense to totally please you. We truly want to create the finest portrait; for you.
Careful planning is one of the main differences which separates the work of Jonathan Fanning from that of other portrait photographers. We spend time with you before, during, and after the photography; planning everything to help you learn what clothing is most complementary, how to use make-up most effectively, and what time of day is best for your portrait to be created. These are the factors, which combine to make your portrait truly outstanding! Our clients find this planning time very helpful.
His personal commitment is another reason that your portraits are so beautiful. It is that careful, loving touch that separates Jonathan Fanning from the rest.
Of course, the major reason for the unique sensitivity of the portraits is Mr. Fanning, himself. His enthusiasm, sincerity, and true desire to create a lasting portrait of you, can be found in very few photographic artists today. His careful blend of psychology, art, and photographic technique give his works a very special style, which has become recognized as the Jfan look.
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About The Artist
Jonathan Fanning is an award-winning photographic artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL, his background includes studies in digital photography, business management and marketing. He was first introduced and developed a passion for photography in 2005 while in high school.
In 2008, Jonathan graduated from Pinellas Technical Education Center. and is currently attending the University of South Florida to earn his degree in business with a minor in marketing. He competed in the 2008 SkillsUSA photography competition and was awarded first place in both regional and state and went on to win fifth place in the National competition in Kansas City. He has been among the TAPPA Top Ten Photographers for 2009 and 2010. He has been nationally published.
When Jonathan is not behind the camera he spends his time with his lovely wife Krystol. He enjoys hiking, biking, baseball and being outdoors and always enjoys a good micro-brew. It is Jonathan’s passion to preserve memories to be passed on for generations and generations.
About Our Philosophy
Some are saying we’ve got a lot of nerve calling ourselves the “best photography studio in Saint Petersburg, Florida around”. We admit it. We do have a lot of nerve in making such a bold claim. But most important, we can prove it.
How did we reach being the best so quickly?
In great part, it’s due to our business philosophy: Provide clients with great photography, good vibes, and the most responsive service in the business. But the real secret is not really a secret at all. It’s more of an attitude. Simply put: We don’t do photography the way everyone else does.
But talk is cheap. So we invite you to take a closer look at our capabilities and see for yourself how we do photography differently. Then you’ll understand why we stand above the competition and why we’ve grown so quickly.
Q&A with Jonathan Fanning
Why do you see yourself as being Modern, Vintage, Classic, or Eclectic?
My style is a combination of a little bit of everything. I love the classic vintage look with a modern twist. I pride myself to be a master of lighting. To me lighting is everything and if a photograph does not have good lighting, then it’s not a good photograph. I also pose my couples in a way that it does not feel or look “posy”
What is your favorite wedding detail you’ve ever seen or created?
One of my favorite details that I have ever seen was at a reception they had a rustic winter wedding theme. They had fake snow, leafless trees, and as the place settings they used different kinds of Whiskey and Bourbon bottles.
What is your favorite store or brand?
My favorite store / brand is Apple. Their customer service is outstanding and their simple and customer friendly stores are always a pleasure to visit. Whenever I go into the Apple store I try and think what I can learn from them and apply to my business.
What advice do you have for a newly engaged bride?
Planning a wedding can be overwhelming and choosing the right photographer is tough. Make sure you look at their current work. That will give you a really good idea of what your images are going to turn out like. Every photographer has a different style, so make sure you like the style that photographer has to offer. Additionally, meet the photographer! You’ll be spending time alone with them and you want to make sure your personalities click before you go to a shoot. You will also get many opinions from your friends and family on their thoughts of what you should do and not do. I highly suggest taking a step back and talk to you and your significant other about what you both want, because after all it is YOUR wedding.
What is your favorite thing about weddings?
One of the big reasons why I enjoy documenting weddings is that I get to meet incredible couples! There is nothing more rewarding then documenting a beautiful couples wedding day and hearing the reaction of everyone after seeing the images. One of my favorite images that I have ever created was after the ceremony I was setting up for family photos and it started to pour rain and I captured the bride running with a huge smile on her face.
What qualities do you possess that enable you to work well with brides and grooms?
I have a great personality, sense of humor and very personable. I am very customer service oriented. I take the time to get to know my couples and make them feel comfortable while taking pictures which will come through in the images as I want my clients to look at their photographs and think “OMG That’s SO ME!”
What steps do you take to ensure that your clients will have amazing wedding days when working with you?
I take the time to get to know my couples as people and find out exactly what they have envisioned for their wedding. I want to help them in any way I can by referring them to other vendors who I have worked with and can trust will do an amazing job! I can calm just about any situation with my sense of humor and the next thing I know the client is not thinking about the stressful situation.