I'm a full-time traveling photographer based in Nashville, TN since 2001 and I love what I do. I have an appreciation for the history of this art form and the place an image can have in one's family story. I take my loves of historical record and visual beauty, and approach each wedding as a photojournalist creating art. I'm less concerned about gear and post-production and more interested in mood, composition and the creation of something timeless.
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31 Reviews for Stephen Jerkins Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
Phillip · Married on 09/11/2016
Stephen was an excellent choice for our wedding day photography. His professional - yet laid-back - approach to capturing special moments makes him one of the best photographers to work with.Sent on 11/10/2016
If you are looking for over-saturated post-production, look elsewhere. Stephen's photos are not glossed over in fake, high contrast lighting and HDR. Instead, Stephen relies on natural lighting and instinctive positioning to make his photos feel intimate and authentic, without sacrificing any artistic integrity.
For portrait shots, he will work behind the lens with the subject in finding the best possible framing, lighting and arrangement in a way that does not feel awkward or intimidating. For candid shots, his journalistic approach makes the photos feel fresh and energetic - as we flipped through our reception party photos, we could almost feel the atmosphere of the room lift out of the photos. Stephen doesn't just capture the facts - he captures the emotion and feeling of person and place.
Stephen also recognizes the ancestral value of photography, and his awareness of family heritage, legacy and tradition is evident. Thus, his photography retains a distinct timeless quality rarely found elsewhere... if you want your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren to look at your photos and "feel" what they captured - Stephen has the talent to provide that for you.
Couldn't recommend him more!
Lauren · Married on 12/06/2015
Planning a wedding is stressful; especially if you are a perfectionist and obsessed with detail-like me. The ONLY aspect of our wedding I was completely confident in was Stephen. I looked through countless photography portfolios and Stephen's was the only one that captured not only all the best, classic shots you want for a lifetime, but also he captures moments and details throughout your special day that will take you right back in time. He is a true artist. He is also very relaxed and comfortable to be around -which shows in the pictures. He is a true professional. The only problem I am having is narrowing down the amount of pictures I want printed-there are so many fantastic shots to choose from! His website and portfolio speak for themselves and trust me when I say, he is genuine when he tells you he won't be satisfied with his services until YOU are satisfied. From first contact to engagement shots to the wedding day and after, Stephen has been a joy to work with; and the pictures he takes are even better. Aside from your marriage license, pictures are the most important part of your wedding day to take with you- Don't pass Stephen by!Sent on 01/12/2016
Jessica · Married on 09/27/2015
Stephen was THE BEST.Sent on 02/03/2016
We organized our wedding in just a few months, and researching/contacting photographers was definitely the largest time-drain. I was surprised by how long it would take photographers to respond to my requests for information, but Stephen got back to me right away.
Both me and my (now) husband are fine artists, so it meant a lot to us to have creative pictures that documented the day, but did not rely on the cut-and-paste wedding photo standards. Stephen's photographs are amazing; he was able to find so many special moments. The final products really function on two levels- as memories and as artworks.
Working with Stephen was a pleasure from beginning to end- incredibly friendly, flexible, understanding and just fun to be around. All of the wedding guests that spoke with Stephen mentioned how kind and professional he was, and how he really was a part of the event, never a disruption.
In addition to all of this, Stephen's pricing is more than fair- the amount of images he provided us with is staggering, especially considering the overall and consistent quality.
I cannot recommend Stephen highly enough. Five million stars.
Great photographer, and a great man.