Branson Photographers Steve & Marilyn Jones
Wow! Photography is so much fun! I really want to get to know you and hear about either your wedding or photography needs, but let me tell you a little bit about us.
For as long as I can remember I excelled at art; from finger painting as a kid to glueing beans to plates in grade school, I just seemed to have a spatial, artistic awareness. My first digital camera came as a teen -- even though the megapixel count wasn't there, I began practicing composition, angles, and timing. Today, I love all types of photography, but I especially love weddings. The challenge, the magic of the day, and the idea of witnessing two people becoming one make weddings extra special for my wife and I. We love taking the stress off of brides and families who really have not done a lot of wedding before. Our detailed timelines, relentless communication, and organization going into the wedding make for a stress-free day.
Speaking of becoming one, Marilyn and I, since 2010, have enjoyed growing together as a couple. We met in Kauai, Hawaii and spent a year living there after we got married, but the tropical island glitter wore off and we moved to the Ozarks in 2011 (I know right?). All I can say is that I couldn't ask for a better woman. Her and I work together as a two-photographer team on location and we work together on post-production as well. Working together is the best. Even though we don't always perfectly get along (who does?), we are best friends and I love spending time with her.
My background is in architecture where I got a professional architecture degree (B.Arch) from California Polytechnic State University, SLO. Those five years of school gave me an outlet for my artistic abilities and taught me valuable skills that transfer into my photography business. I consider myself a journalistic photographer primarily, where taking one-of-a-kind candids is something we love. When posing is in mind, getting the right expression, elucidating the right response, noticing detail, and then waiting to capture what’s inside is my main goal with most of my photoshoots. It's still okay to look at the camera by the way. People can get uncomfortable in front of a camera, but our style is laid-back, calm, and we try to make it fun for couples. I shoot all types of photography because I refuse to limit myself-- with me you will get a photographer who loves journalistic, portraits, candids, macro detail shots, wide-angle event shots, night shots, flash photography, and whatever else the day demands.
Lets discuss what you want to see in your pictures, answer any questions you have, and discuss pricing options etc.. I hope to capture some of the most important memories of your life and Marilyn and I take this very seriously. Send us a message or give us a call, thanks!!