Falling in Love with Photography
I come from a very creative and artistic family. From 6th grade and onward I can't remember a time when I didn't have a camera in my hand, whether it be a disposable camera or a cheap point and shoot. I learned early on that I love composing images, getting the shot, and scrapbooking all those memories into a personal yearbook (and I used to do it old school style with scissors and tape, haha).
Photography has been an integral part of my life, but it wasn't until Twenty-Fifteen that a digital camera with a changeable lens and the ability to shoot in manual mode found a home in my hands. At the time, I was working on a non-profit farm and it was my job to capture the day-to-day happenings, weekly events, and lifestyle portraits of the people who made the farm run. This camera lived around my neck and the images I took found themselves featured in news articles, magazines, and even the local news.
At the end of 2016, I was laid off from the farm and forced to make a decision: jump back into the 9-5 grind or risk everything and follow my dream of opening up a photography business. I've always been a dreamer so in Spring of Twenty-Seventeen, I made the leap and opened up shop.
My Artistic Style
I am a natural light photographer. There's something so dreamy, fresh and timeless about the photos that natural light from the sun produces. Complement the natural light with bold beautiful colors and now we are making art and magic.
I am a visual storyteller and love to capture details and natural moments whether it's your wedding, a lifestyle portrait, or a lively community event.
However we work together, I believe that a photographer's job is more than just shooting. It's about creating memories that you can melt over for years to come. Click here to read about the experience working with me.
My Love Story
The way I met Dylan was as cosmic as if the universe was pulling our souls together. We both grew up in Encinitas and even attended the same high school where we never met. Funny thing is we had mutual friends, too, and Dylan had even heard about me.
I always tell people though, had we met any sooner all bets would have been off. We met each other at exactly the right time and that time was March Twenty-Twelve.
I am a total romantic through and through, but I never dreamed that I would find the one.
As the story goes, Dylan had come to this realization as well and had started saving up one dollar bills to buy me a ring.
But he never got the chance to ask me to marry him... because I beat him to it.
We tied the knot, in Twenty-Sixteen at the San Diego Botanic Garden, one of the most incredible gems in Encinitas. We look back on that day in awe. It is still one of the most amazing days of our lives.
Jax Connolly Photo
San Diego, CA 92130