We can’t tell you how much we appreciated Jason’s sense of storytelling. Every image reminds us of the way we felt on our wedding day, and that’s a gift we’ll never forget.
— Mike and Laura
I’ve always believed that wedding photography isn’t just about pretty photos. I’ve always believed that it was about remembering the way you feel at your wedding.


I am a husband, a father and a photographer.

I've been a photographer most of my life. 

I've been fortunate to work for some incredible clients - capturing and sharing their stories - and I never forget how blessed I am to get to do what I do.

I married my very best friend - the one person I can't imagine NOT having in my life.

I am a dad - my best moments are when my kids jump on me as I walk in the door.

Our kids are Madison, Macy & Maxwell.  Yes, we're those kind of parents.  The kind that name their kids starting with the same letter.

I love that I get to be a dad and every time they laugh, it melts my heart.

I shoot Nikon, and edit on a Mac, using Apple's Aperture software.

I love to travel... almost as much as I love being at home.

I started playing the piano when I was 3, and it's still my favorite way to "let it out."

I'm a news junkie.  My google reader feed includes everything from Wired, to Fast Company, to Relevant Mag to the Wall Street Journal.  

I'm an extrovert, but I still love quiet mornings with a cup of coffee and a newspaper.

I still read the paper, almost every day - on my iPad.

I love watching people.

I love airports, and airplanes, and hotels, and crowded city streets.

I'm a sucker for a good glass of red wine or a nicely aged scotch.

I'm an even bigger sucker for a good story.

For more stories about us, visit my blog at: www.jasonaten.net

For resources for photographers, please visit: www.startingoutright.net


Based in Grand Ledge, MI, Jason frequently travels to Chicago, IL; Nashville, TN; San Francisco, CA; New York, NY; Washington, DC; Boston, MA; Denver, CO; Las Vegas, NV; and Tampa, FL. International travel is available as well.