Hello, I’m Jacob. Thanks for taking the time to click on the about page. Over the next few (hopefully not boring) paragraphs I’ll try and summarise who I am and what I think it means to be doing what I’m doing.
For me, photography started as an impulse. A friend of mine bought a camera and wanted to get into filming, so for whatever spontaneous reason (story of my life) I decided to buy one too. A Canon 100D. I started out by taking photos of random things, then of friends at parties, eventually bringing it along to live music shows in Adelaide by the end of the first month of owning it. I shot Antagonist AD at Fowlers Live and sparked the beginning of a very fun two years of music photography which included touring the country with I Exalt, helping out with music videos for local bands and generally being a presence within the live music scene. The next sentence is up for debate but the scene fell into a decline and quality shows became less of a regular occurence. I started experimenting with my photography and began to work with people, mainly families and couples. This was a very enjoyable time for me and definitely something that ignited a confidence to start to shoot weddings. In May of 2017, I shot my first wedding in Langhorne creek and I loved it. So did the bride and groom. From there I began to book three or four more weddings before the end of the year, while keeping busy with local community work including filming for the Jobs 4 Murraylands program. 2018 was a great year for my confidence and over the course of another 15 weddings I’ve really stepped into my element and feel extremely comfortable shooting weddings.
Weddings will always be at the forefront of Jennings Media as it’s both enjoyable and sustainable, both essential qualities of a dream job. In my spare time I want to travel and document different cultures and experiences from around the world. This year I’ll be heading to Turkey and I’m so excited to begin this little side chapter and show you all a different side to Jennings Media.
There’s no way possible that I could have made it this far without the incredible woman pictured above that I get to call my wife next year. Yeter has supported me in every way possible from keeping me going when my confidence is low, to coming out on wedding days as a second shooter. I’m so proud to call her my fiance and hope you’ll get to meet her.
In my spare time, I love listening to new music and dreaming about making my own music someday. I love anything that’s good but am completely obsessed with Brockhampton at the moment. Other than that, sign me up for some heavies, rap, jazz, indie, and anything else that tickles the ear. I love food which is definitely a downfall to my bank account, if you offer to feed me at your wedding there’s a good chance I won’t be able to let you go when I hug you. I’m a plant enthusiast and a gamer on the side and like to keep myself educated on history, global social issues and try to some degree to be environmentally conscious.
If you hire me as your photographer, you’ll get someone who will build a good knowledge of your venue and the proceedings on your day. I’ll meet with you and cater to your individual needs to ensure your experience is personal and relaxing. I’m very easy going and will try to keep out of the way generally, I find the best photos to be candid or at least achieved with minimal direction.
I work hard to stay inspired by keeping up with wedding trends and taking bits and pieces from all mediums of art to create a vision that we both have confidence in.
Thanks for reading my spill!