Jean Johnson Productions
Photography in Sammamish, WA
About Jean Johnson Productions
I have always had an obsession with photography, having bought my first real camera with my high school graduation gift money when I was 18 years old (Minolta 101 35 mm. I still have it!). My passion for photography and for people has caused me to “fall into” photographing and videotaping theatre events, sports events, headshots, portraits, and candid shots of whoever would allow me to take their photo for the sheer pleasure of it. My family has spent many weekends and summers camping, hiking, and visiting historic sites, so I am also very passionate about photographing scenery, wildflowers and historic sites.
With my architectural design and graphic arts background, I have the “eye” to photograph, videotape and edit virtually any image whether it is people, events, buildings, landscapes, and scenery. Most importantly, I have the ability to make special connections with people because of my openness, transparency and friendly personality. I really care about every single person I am working with and I put a genuine and sincere love into every project just because that is who I am. I hope that I can use my heart and my talent to help you tell your story through still and moving images.
I have a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Interior Environments from Colorado State University. During college I worked in a graphic arts studio in learning the process of creating camera ready layouts for printing (all tediously done by hand then!). After graduation, I worked as a Commercial Interior Designer and Space Planner for about 8 years. I have now raised 3 children and have spent the last 26 years focusing on the blessings of being a mom.
While I use professional gear, I believe that the success of the photographer is not in the equipment but in the ability to use it effectively and the ability to make connections with the subject being photographed. Please enjoy looking at the pages on this website. I think you will see the heart behind the camera.
“The goal is not to change your subjects, but for the subject to change the photographer” ~Author Unknown.
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