For as long as I can remember, I've told stories visually. My poor family and friends—even my pets—were subjected to constant photo shoots. When I was 5, 10, 20 … it just never stopped. During college, I became photo editor of the student newspaper and earned a degree in photojournalism, and after graduation, I freelanced for many local newspapers—back when people were still reading newspapers. While many things have changed since then, my love of photography and the desire to tell a captivating story through images never did. This is what I do.
People often scold each other about being present when life is happening around them. “Put the camera down and look around,” they’ll say. But for me, that is being in the moment. I'm also a hopeless romantic! What better way to combine my romantic ideals, storytelling, and photography than start my own photography business? So, in 2011, I opened up JR Anderson Photography. Your wedding, b’nai mitzvah, birthday, special event, or family time is a unique story—personal, intimate, and engaging. It’s important to me for you to see that story, and my photojournalism background ensures that I can convey it visually. It is a skill uniquely suited to wedding and special occasion photography—and many others in this field don’t have it. Everyone has a great story to tell, they just don't know it. I want to help you tell it.