I’ve always been a creator at heart. I started photography at a young age focusing on live music. I photographed my first concert at 15 and was honored to have had work published less than a year later. After hundreds of bands photographed and (many) years further into life I chose to shift my focus to weddings and engagements. 

Now... a bit about me. I'm a huge outdoor enthusiast - I love hiking, biking, off-roading, dog walking, cooking food, cocktails, and bonfires. I enjoy building and modifying vehicles - my pride and joy my trusty old Toyota 4Runner.

Last but especially not least, I enjoy spending time with my amazing wife Lauren, our dog Wyatt, our families, and our small circle of friends. 

My name is Jay Baumgardner


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My approach

Let’s be real. I want to make sure i’m the right photographer for you. I do not take on every session or wedding I’m approached with. If we click - we'll know it. If something seems off, we can part ways - no pressure. At the end of the day, we gotta enjoy working with each other no matter how candid the situation may be. 

I want to make sure i'm the right photographer, for you.

I don't schedule weddings and sessions back-to-back or several in a weekend. By doing so, i'm able to offer better communication, faster turnaround times, and a more personalized experience to each of my clients. 

I strive to be upfront, transparent, and responsive.

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