My name is Jake Lemmer. I am a photographer currently residing in the glorious Bay Area in Northern California. I like gloomy weather, pour over coffee, hoppy beer, and playing music. I'm married to a spectacular human named Jill, who also happens to be the best wedding photography assistant in the world (bias admitted). What tends to be a surprise to most is that photography is a part time job for me. I've found my primary career calling in another field, but my love of the still image has kept photography in my life in a major way. What this means is that I limit myself to having fewer clients, a smaller portfolio, and I also charge significantly less than most photographers. I just like taking pictures because it brings other people joy. However, I still approach my craft with utter professionalism. I've spent years working with industry professionals. When I'm not shooting my own weddings, I do a mix of assisting, second-shooting, and editing for other photographers. This means that I have tremendous experience with wedding organization, flow, tight turn-around times, and image handling. I absolutely love what I do, and I love the people I get to meet. So if you're looking for a wedding, engagement, or portrait photographer, let's chat! For prospective wedding clients, I am more than willing to meet in person.
My personal work lands heavily in the fine art architecture and landscape realm. The world is filled with wonder, but somewhere along the way that notion seems to begin to lose its luster. I strive to communicate the wonder of the world in a way that reminds people, myself included, that the world is always fascinating. Compositionally, I am drawn to leading lines, texture, and symmetry.
This is the philosophy that I bring with me into my professional work. Whether you're an engaged couple, a high school senior looking for portraits, or a family looking for family photos, I want to capture your experience in a way that communicates the emotions of the moment in a way that is visually compelling. Every couple has a distinct chemistry and vibe that no one else has. It is my absolute joy to strive to capture this in a medium that is both timeless and and filled with wonder.