I came across the work of Wisconsin based photographer, David E. Jackson when Zack Arias announced David would be doing his family portraits. When I saw them, I thought to myself, “I wouldn’t think to do family portraits like this.” Here is one of those images:
I started checking out more of David’s photography and was seriously impressed. He has quite the story as well. David was a police officer for 14-years and decided to give that up to pursue a career as a professional photographer which he has been doing for approximately 6-years. He has a strong affinity for Pabst Blue Ribbon beer (Hey, at least it doesn’t cost much to buy the dude a drink!) and has an amazing style.
I love this image and I’ll explain why after you look at it:
This photo looks like something from a movie. Or some kind of campaign ad for a new television series.
It’s a freaking engagement photo.
You can read more about it here see the other photos that came out of the shoot. He said the following about it which I thought was great:
The cool thing was that Jennifer and Dan knew my style, put trust in my work, and let me run with a few very unique ideas. They place value in art and understand the importance of building a mutual relationship before a camera ever got into my hands.
Here are some more images:
Make sure you check out more of his work by visiting his site and his blog.
Now here is the good part. David is in Appleton, Wisconsin which is anywhere from 3-5 hours from cities such as Chicago or Minneapolis. David has his own workshop where he will teach a variety of different things over the course of an entire day. You can read more about what he will cover by going here.
The best part is, it costs only $250 for the entire day! I’d pay that much just to learn about some of his post processing techniques. You have to hurry. He limits the workshops to 10 people and he has three dates left.