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Thank you for taking the time to visit my site and see some of my work! If you have a vision, an idea, a need - let’s hear it! I am currently in southern California, but as you may have noticed, my work and projects have taken me to other corners of the globe. I used to operate solo, but in recent years I’ve found myself collaborating with a bunch of photographers, videographers, writers, thinkers, musicians, and many more to co-create pieces that none of us individually could create ourselves. I love being in and continue to expand this network. No matter your photographic, video, or storytelling needs, let’s chat.

You may have noticed that I don’t have a pricing or packages page.

This is because:

1) I don’t believe in flat or hourly rates. Every photoshoot, every video project, every story, and every human is unique. The amount of time necessary to put our minds together, getting the vision clear, planning and shooting, editing and crafting, start to finish, is different every time. I also travel for work a lot, sometimes within cycling/public transport/driving distances, and often greater distances. For this reason, I rather hear what it is that you are envisioning, perhaps custom tailor a session or two for you, before we talk monetarily exchange. That said, typically, if you’re in the U.S., portrait sessions are $220 USD and up, and weddings start at $2200 USD.*

*but there are exceptions, which brings us to reason #2:

2) Not everyone has the same budget. I cater to friends, to folks of various economic standings, and to people who live in regions of the world where $80-100 USD/hour is absolutely outrageous and impossible for them to pay. It’s rare that I turn down a good opportunity that would be beneficial to both sides because of the lack of budget. This is what my Patreon has helped tremendously with. I also dig work-trades, so if you have a skill or offering I may need or enjoy, let’s put it on the table too.

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I adore this testimonial by Jennifer, whose wedding I had the honor of photographing:

Everyone thinks their wedding is the best wedding ever but thanks to the stellar skills of Jonathan Lee, we have proof that ours was in fact historic. This camerasutra made us shutter with his tree climbing, dance floor shuffling, and child entertaining to capture every moment of our wooded wedding. Never negative and always keeping focus, Jonathan was there in a flash to encapsulate our day from angles that other photographers wouldn’t be daring or skilled enough to master, all the while, offering smiles and laughter and wooing our family and friends— he really clicked with them. Looking back at our wedding photos and getting to see our special day through Jonathan’s lens is my new obsession.

If you are looking for some exposure to an incredible artist (who appreciates a good photo pun) then you really oughta give Jonathan a shot. He can offer just the white balance between a friendly experience and professional stunning photos for your special moment!
— Jennifer G.

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