French photographer Jonathan C. (JC) fell in love with an American woman and decided to move to the USA to marry her. Yes the French accent helped a lot. JC is now based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Jonathan’s passion is to help families save and treasure their memories. He provides recommendations and multiple options on how to use photography to communicate your unique message. Jonathan provides award winning tools for your marketing + communication strategy for either print or online publications.
Jonathan says, “I love working with people. This is why I became a photographer. I like to make them feel comfortable so they look natural and confident as their true selves.”
Since 2003, Jonathan’s work has been featured in exhibitions in Paris, Amsterdam, and now the Twin Cities. He also participated in the prestigious Edina Art Fair in 2017, and his work has been featured in various local shops and restaurants. Jonathan was featured as one of the Top 5 Minnesota Photographers by CBS News Minnesota, after a short 5 months in the U.S. JC speaks French, English, and a little bit of German and Russian, with his international clients.
Awards, honors and recognition
JC received multiple Awards since 2008 in France and in the USA. Recently he was in the Top 5 MN photographers on CBS News Minnesota.
A fun fact about me
Photographers are crazy people: they make you smile all the time!!! Ok, fun fact about me. I was raised as an opera singer when I was 15. But I ended up in a photography school in Paris, France, at the age of 17. I was the youngest of my class, was kind of a bad student, but I actually got successful in the end. I guess it is because my teachers were really amazing. Some people told me I am so lucky in my life, and I totally agree with this. Gratitude is my jam! #teamgratitude There are so many stories I could tell you. I traveled a lot in my life and worked in France of course -where I was born- but also in the Neterlands, Switzerland, Thailand, and recently Malaysia and India. India is my favorite country and culture (and food) in the world! Give me Indian food and I will give you a 5% discount! ;)
English and French
Nikon D600 full frame, but experience about how to use it is KEY!
Nikkor 24-70mm, Nikkor 70-200mm, Nikkor Macro 60mm
Breaking the Ice
I love Jonathan photos and more especially how he works: he listens, he takes care of people and he is a great creative mind
With not much notice, my firm hired Jonathan to do a photo shoot at our annual company-wide meeting. It was our 60th anniversary year, and after our meeting, we had an offsite reception and dinner at The Bakken Museum.
I had met with Jonathan only a few days prior to our event. He showed me examples of his work and gave me several options and offering suggestions of what would work best for our group. While candid shots of the group were good, they were only a secondary concern of mine, because what I wanted to capture was a group photograph of all our employees. Anything else would be a bonus.
Jonathan, without any request from me, scheduled an appointment with the Bakken the next day so that he could see and feel what the space would look like and what would work.
The day of our event arrived and I found Jonathan getting our group to interact and pose for the camera! Our group is typically reserved, but Jonathan used his people skills and charm to get them do act naturally and have fun!
Jonathan was very accommodating with special requests, because several of us who are not shy of the camera would ask to have our pictures taken, and he obliged.
When the time came for the group picture, I was so pleasantly surprised the Bakken had a special loft area where Jonathan could go 'above' the group and take several group shots!
Jonathan efficiently turned around the pictures in a very short time, and had them available for viewing on a Dropbox account. The pictures were even better than I had envisioned.
Thanks to Jonathan's professionalism and skill, we now will have a memory of our 60th anniversary that will hang in each office next to our 50th anniversary picture. I appreciate all the work you did for us, Jonathan! You exceeded my expectations!
Jonathan Charpentier is a very, very talented photographer and a pleasure to work with. I was very happy with my photo shoot and how all my photos turned out and with timely delivery of the final edited photos. Highly recommended!
JC photography is the best photography service I have ever used. I have used them for major events, family photos and headshots. They always go above and beyond.
Jonathan has taken all the photos for my website, my clients’ headshots, and many photos for my friends and family. He is a complete professional and the delivered photos are always high quality. Thanks for all you do!
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