Jean Johnson Productions
Photography in Sammamish, WA
About Jean Johnson Productions
Having always had an obsession with photography, I am more in love with capturing special moments than ever. I grew up in a family of photographers and I purchased my first 35mm SLR camera with high school graduation gift money when I was 18 years old. I began “shooting” professionally little by little (since 1990) as various opportunities presented themselves until 2009 when I officially opened my full-time photography/video business as Jean Johnson Productions.
I’ve had the privilege of photographing events like the Peace Officers Memorial in Olympia, including Governor Gregoire and Attorney General Rob McKenna. Recently, I was beyond thrilled to have a photograph published in the June 2013 issue of Sunset Magazine when a client was featured in the Pacific Northwest section of the magazine.
I have a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Interior Design from Colorado State University. In college I worked in a graphic arts studio learning the process of creating camera ready art for printing (all tediously done by hand then!). After graduation, I became an ASID certified Interior Designer and built a career in Commercial Interior Design and Space Planning until I made the choice to focus on raising my children.
I hope that I can use my heart and my talent to help you capture special moments and tell your stories through still or moving photography in the way that best reflects your unique personality in your families and your business.
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"Jean is a great photographer, of course--she knows her
tools and uses them well, whether it is the set of cameras and lenses or the
computer software to touch up details where you might not be at your 100% best.
She knows how to find just the right setting for your photo, and often suggests
improvements or new locales to make you shine.
She is quick and efficient, and does what she says she'll
do, usually in less time than quoted. She's dedicated to her craft, and the
results show the keenness of her skills.
I had hired Jean to do some headshots for my business; she
quoted a lower price than others, and got me the results quickly. She worked
with me to produce results for various formats--print and online--and I was
impressed with her knowledge not just of the photography business but also the
business of personal representation and image management.
I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for quality
photography and video."
- Stephen Matlock, Technical Publishing
"Jean's work is extremely high quality, but what sets
her apart is how personable she is and how and accommodating and patient she
can be in order to make sure that you absolutely love your photos!"
- Anne W.
“Getting the right photographer for headshots is very important. Jean Johnson pays attention to the needs of the client and takes time to find out about her sitter and make them feel comfortable. She is reassuring and kind and really listens. The results show in the amazing photos she takes. She seems to find the real person behind the smile and that makes the photos so much better.”
- Paula R.
“Jean Johnson quickly grasped the challenge of taking photos for Behind the Badge Foundation. “Ask first if you can take the officer’s photo; he or she may be undercover.” “We want the emotional impact from this memorial ceremony but still respect the privacy of the individuals grieving.” Jean listens to directions and discerns what is needed to achieve the desired results. She is artistic, intuitive, flexible, and has a way of relaxing even the toughest client. We’re thrilled to give her a call every time we have a need.”
- Gayle Frink-Schulz,Behind the Badge Foundation
We hired Jean Johnson to take family photographs. They were
excellent in quality. The results of her photos are as follows: a family
calendar for 3 families, three photos turned into canvas
prints. Jean was on time and her choice of venue covered our four
families completely. All 10 members of the family were extremely happy with the
- Ken and Paula Kunkel, Irvine, California
I hired Jean Johnson to take our school portraits and class
pictures this year. Jean suggested we
take the photographs outside the school, and we enjoyed the creative change to
traditional school portraits. Jean has a
talent for finding just the right background.
She also has a way of making children feel relaxed and comfortable in front
of the lens. Even the children who are
very shy and tentative were comfortable with her direction and warmed up to her
quickly. Jean was prepared and organized
with her orders for the families. The
portraits were delivered on time and they were beautiful! Definitely not your typical quick shot school
picture. Our parents were very pleased
to have a professional such as Jean come to our school. I highly recommend Jean for your photography
- Ann Davis, School Director, Honey Bear Tree Learning Center
When I decided to work with Jean, my #1 goal was to create a
photograph that brought out my personality. I was going to be using this photo
on my business card and website and I wanted it to be approachable. As we began
working together, Jean was very patient with me as I warmed up to the camera,
discovering that I have a “better side”, and was very conscious about my clothing and hair. In the end, I had
so many pictures to choose from that it was hard to make a choice. I
highly recommend Jean as your next photographer, you’ll be happy you hired
- Annette Bond, Definitive Style by Annette Bond