I have way too many words for this little family. Meeting through mutual client-friends, it’s been years of portraits, baby bumps, newborns, family sessions, just-because-just-for-mom-sessions, and now the engagement into the wedding. I’ve gotten to know both Tilar and Robert pretty well over the years, and their daughter is every bit as amazing as they are. I’ve been enthusiastically welcomed into their home (by the dog), and into their lives (by the humans). This job can be such an honor. I don’t know how long I will get to do this job, but I’m going to make the most of it, for as long as possible. Documenting life for people is fulfilling in a way I never could have imagined when I started playing with a camera for the first time.

Sally Mann first inspired me to document people in a documentary sort of way. Informed by art, for sure, but less about art, and more about humanity. She also said, “I wish I could be a better writer, but writing is so difficult. I get seduced by visual aesthetics. Because I just like making beautiful pictures, sometimes I wander away from making a clear statement.” I’ll leave this post right there.


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In between  editing weddings and bridal consults, I thought I would go ahead and blog some of them. It’s been a while, but you have to admire my consistent inconsistency.




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  • Drew W - Dude this is super high end work, Jay! Amazing frames bro!

  • Mathias Cederholm - Great stuff!

    I just recently found out about you so I would like to tell you I’m impressed by your work!
    It’s inspiring to watch what you are doing to get ideas for my new business.

    Keep it coming!

  • Cameron Braun - Standing on office chairs is SO sketchy.

    I’d say hiring you is not.

  • Sarah - These are all so amazing, but the older couple at the courthouse is just the sweetest thing ever. Love it.

  • kent reichert - freakin’ awesome stuff. I check back every few months and learn something every time. great.

  • Shelley - I just have to say Mr. Jay Eads, you are my favorite. Love your work!

  • Rene Benkjer - Love your images. But especially your willingness to help new photographers. Thanks.

  • jayeads - thanks!!!!!! happy to help whenever i can 🙂

  • jayeads - dang, thanks 🙂

  • Brian Terry - Love the work Jay, BT

  • Ste - love your style Jay, great work. I will surely be popping back here for some inspiration.

  • bryllupsfotografen - wow !!! Amazing work!! Such a inspiration for a amateur photography as me. Greetings from Denmark

  • jayeads - thanks! denmark, huh… this should be right up your alley 🙂 http://jayeads.com/marie-usa/