Hi, I’m Jared, sole proprietor and lead photographer of Jared M. Jarvis Photography. Thanks for stopping by my site.

First off, a little history:
I’m a southern boy. I grew up in a small town about 30 minutes outside of Columbia, South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!). I recently moved to Houston (January 2015) with my wife and my dog.. I’ve been doing photography professionally since early 2014, but I’ve been in love with photography since I was a young child. When I was around six years old all I wanted was a camera of my own. Finally, after begging my parents they bought me a used Olympus Infinity Jr. camera. I loved that camera, and went through roll after roll of film. Not long after, I started playing around with my mother’s Pentax SLR. It was on this camera that I truly learned to love the art of photography. I loved the images I could create and the creativity I could accomplish. When I turned 16 I got my first real job, working cashier at a local grocery store. While most of my friends were using their money for movies and Friday night football games, I was investing in cameras and other gadgets. Now, at the time I had no idea I wanted to be a photographer, but I knew I loved capturing life. I always had a camera with me. I would make home videos and take pictures of my friends constantly.

While I was taking classes in college I started working for a children’s gymnastics center. When I wasn’t teaching gymnastics classes, I was photographing them. Not only would I photograph the classes, but also children’s birthday parties. Around this time I knew I wanted to be a professional photographer. After I left the gymnastics center, I really started concentrating on photography. I consider myself “self taught”, but I did study for a year under an awesome wedding photographer in South Carolina.

I married my beautiful wife, Mindy, February 8th, 2014. She is the love of my life, and I don’t deserve her. I feel blessed everyday that she is in my life. We don’t have any kids yet, just a rowdy German Shepherd named Sherlock.

What I’m good at:
I specialize in wedding, engagement, portrait, and family photography, but I also love photographing events of all types. Weddings are my first love, but I also really enjoy seeing the loving connections of families during their portrait sessions.

Why should you hire me:
With me, what you see is what you get. I’m extremely personable. I don’t just want to “be your photographer”, and you “my client”. I want to get to know you, your family, and the people that are close to you. When you think of me, I want you to think of me as your friend first, and your photographer second. If you like the work I produce and you want to chat, give me a call or send me an email. I guarantee that I will always treat you with the utmost kindness and respect. If you don’t think I’m the right fit for you, that’s fine too. Every photographer’s style is different. Also, every client’s taste is different. A photographer’s style and a client’s taste don’t always mesh together, and that’s ok. If that happens to be the case, I will do my best to refer you to a different photographer that might be a better fit for you.

Well, if you have made it all the way down here, you must have quite the attention span, and I commend you for that. If you want more information, or simply want to chat, please check out the contact page.

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