I’m Jackson, an award-winning wedding photographer serving the Twin Cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul, as well as destinations all around the world. I’m an adventurous spirit blending photojournalism and fine art with a light-hearted and free-flowing style. My clients appreciate my alternative, organic approach, and vibrant imagery. I was quite humbled by this client review: “This man is not a photographer, he’s a POET with his camera!”
I truly care about creating amazing images and experiences for my clients. I’m patient, a great listener, and get along with just about everyone. While easy going, I’m also highly aware, on-point, and professional. I value honesty, integrity, a good sense of humor, and old-fashioned hard work. I don’t just show up to do another job, I show up to do something I really love.
Music, nature, travel, organic gardening, and all things creative stir my soul. I’m into big ideas (think TED talks) and I take an eco-friendly approach in life, both personally and professionally. I’m a big believer in the wisdom of Gandhi’s message, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” I strive to model my business, art, and life around that wonderful idea.
I’d love to be there for you to capture those special moments and people in your life. Connecting and sharing a few laughs sounds fun too.
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46 Reviews for A Frame Forward Photography
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Traci Opsahl · Married on 10/05/2019
There is no amount of words that can adequately describe/explain how grateful I am to Jackson at a Frame Forward for capturing our day in such a marvelous way. But I’m going to try to get it all in here.
Jackson was (and is) the most talented photographer, and the kindest, easygoing man we could have dreamed to have a part of our day. He truly went above and beyond that day/evening, and the finished products: Jaw dropping gorgeousness. From the very beginning of the day to literally up until the moment he finally went home, he was capturing every moment, and most of the time we had no idea where he was. Inconspicuous, but o, so very present. The photos are beyond stunning ladies. BEYOND. Both my husband and I agree, Jackson is was one of the best decisions we made while planning our wedding. He was always quick to respond to questions, and communication throughout the whole process was simple and efficient. Our engagement session was a fun, easy going experience that showed us firsthand how lucky were to have his talents secured for our wedding day.
For me, one of the most important aspects to finding a photographer was how they interacted with us, and more importantly my husband as he tends to have a “cheesy” smile when posing. Within 5 minutes I knew Jackson was the perfect fit. He was an easy conversationalist, made us both feel so comfortable, listened intently to my questions and what we felt was important, and even asked questions about us just to know us as a couple a little more. To say Jackson is a people person is an understatement. (again, Ladies- the pics were amazing, my husband has not ONE cheesy smile in ANY of our photos!)
Now I have to share how great he was with my entire wedding party. 8 bridesmaids, 8 groomsmen, 1 junior groomsmen, and 1 junior bridesmaid, 3 ushers, 2 flower girls (one just barely one years old), one ring bearer, and 1 personal attendant. Jackson had a lot of people to manage, capture, wrangle, and work with. But as the photos show, and as my gut told me the first time we met him, he rocked it. Everyone looks fabulous, got along great, and I heard across the board that everyone loved our photographer. He made the day easy, and just rolled with our schedule. Everyone was comfortable and his “let’s try this” was well taken by everyone, creating some of the most beautifully perfect images that we never would have thought of on our own.
There were some very specific, important images that I dreamed to have taken on our day, pictures that would require more time on the clock after a long day for our photographer- yet Jackson agreed almost immediately when I asked and explained its meaning. These extra pieces are what make Jackson stand out. It’s not just his talent you get when you hire him, but it is his kind and thoughtful personality, and the care and heart he puts in to your day and images.
One of the most common “big regrets” I’ve heard and read from brides is that they skimped on a photographer. Photos are the biggest part of your day. Go for quality for the greatest day of your lives. If you’re working with a tight budget as we were, you may see this as a stretch- but I promise you, if you get the privilege to work with Jackson you will not regret it in any way, and you find he’s worth way more than you paid. We have all of these amazing moments captured in the best way, in the best light, with the most amazing smiles plastered on our faces. Images that we will not only display predominately throughout our home, but so many that will be shared with our future family for years to come. Thank you Jackson. For everything.Sent on 03/18/2020
Kristen · Married on 09/06/2014
Jackson made finding a photographer easy. His portfolio was magical, and I instantly knew we had found the photographer! Jackson is laid back and fun, incredibly easy to work with and communicates quickly if you have questions. Our wedding pictures are absolutely stunning!!Sent on 10/29/2015
User5573144 · 2+ years ago
Not just photos, but beautiful artwork!Sent on 10/30/2015
So much goes into a wedding...endless days of planning, drama, emotion and excitement. The actual day was a total blur, so we were thrilled to have Jackson there to capture everything. He doesn't just take photos, he creates works of art. He has a keen eye for timing and finding the perfect shot. We absolutely love all of our images and couldn't be happier. Plus, he was tons of fun to share our day with -- funny, helpful, and patient. Look no further for your wedding photographer!