As you look back at your images, you’ll remember how you felt in the moments that each photo was taken. I’m here to make sure that those memories are breathtakingly sweet. I will be your cheerleader, your stylist, your last-minute hair fixer; We’ll listen to music, play games, tell jokes, and chase the sunset. Don’t worry, you aren’t here to be a model. You’re here to live your life and take photos to cherish forever. And when you need help with posing, I've got you covered.
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It would be easy to take the same photos of the same poses at every wedding, and there are photographers who love that, but that will never be my process. Whether at a wedding or in a studio or a couple’s session at the park, my aim is to capture your personality. I’m more than happy to help with posing, and I have years’ worth of tools and prompts tucked away for the “what do I do with my hands” moments, but as you feel more comfortable in front of the camera, I often step back and simply document.
I will always make sure that your photos feel like you.
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kind words from previous couples
kelsey + matthew
There are not enough words to describe how talented Jamie is at her job! Thank you for capturing the little impromptu moments of my fiancé and I during our engagement shoot - The pictures turned out stunning! Jamie will be doing a Super 8 video and capturing our big day in September 2023. I can't wait to continue working with her now and in the future. Search no more
I HIGHLY recommend to book with her
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laura + matt
about having Jamie as our wedding photographer. We initially used her to capture our proposal, and we loved her and our photos so much that we used her for engagement and wedding photos as well! We had never taken professional photos before and she made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera, and always gave us prompts when we weren’t sure what to do! She is extremely organized and communicates so well about each detail of the day way in advance. I can’t recommend her enough and we’ll cherish our photos forever!
I truly can't say enough good things
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louisa + matias
We loved working with Jamie from start to finish! She easily blended into the background and captured the special moments of our day! Not only was she our photographer, but very quickly became our friend, creating an atmosphere that easily let us be us as she took the pictures. We highly recommend her!
Better than I could have imagined
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A little bit about what to expect & how to book
Shooting film has taught me so much about photography, and it carries an elegance that is hard to imitate with digital cameras, and requires an intentionality with every photo taken. It feels pure.
I offer both film coverage and Super8 video.
My priority is to make you feel absolutely at ease during your session, and to capture images that reflect you. I’ll give you all of the posing and prompts that you need while making memories together.
I’m here to take photos that capture this moment of your story, to learn about you and your family and capture this moment to be treasured forever, and sometimes the most meaningful images are the simplest. You can rest assured that I will be fully present on your day. I will be taking epic and beautiful photos of you and your family, and capturing the simple and stunning moments in between.
I want you to enjoy your wedding day, so I won’t drag you away for hours of couples portraits unless that’s your thing (in which case, let’s go!!). I want you to spend your evening with your family and friends, and when we aren’t taking formal photos, I’ll be out of the way and a fly on the wall.
I know that having a camera on you for an entire day can be a weird thing! So in between the smiles and the laughs, I will slip out to photograph your details, your guests, and your venue, until you need me again. I strive to capture the candid moments in any session or wedding day when the seconds unfold like hours and precious memories are made: the hands held, tears shed, eyes glimmering, soft glances. This is the stuff I live for, and these are the images I’m capturing when you don’t see me in front of you.
As your photographer, I aim to give you the best experience possible: to help you plan, to hear out your ideas, and to guide you through your session and wedding day- be it an intimate backyard elopement, a large elegant wedding, or an intimate ceremony in a snowy Alaskan cabin.
Experience - Wedding Day ++ connection - depth - wonder
Film Photography - I started shooting film during my travels in college. It was beautiful, and captured colors and lighting in new ways, causing me to think creatively with each shot - so a few years ago I added it to my wedding & portrait packages.
I will always recommend adding film because it brings a texture and a timeless feel in every image. Highlights are just as stunning as shadows and each photo feels deeply.
Super 8 video - I wandered into a thrift store in Spokane, Washington and found an 8mm video camera on a shelf in the basement. I wound it, pressed the shutter, heard it running and didn’t think twice about buying it. It’s just fun. It feels like the Polaroid of the video world in my mind, an old-school, playful way to capture your day. It’s like dad’s home movies from the 50s, a simple and innocent feel.
See some more videos here: Jamie Pratt Films
Artful additions to your wedding day
Fjords. It’s a mountain, just inverted and underwater, need I say more? The first fjord I ever saw was in Southern Chile while I was flying to Patagonia, and the next were in Alaska at Kenai Fjords, naturally.
Part of the art of photography is the editing, and this is also part of the reason you’re drawn to my images. Giving RAW files is like giving a half-finished canvas painting, so no, I always give you the highest quality finished images.
My current record for the farthest away wedding is 4,300 miles. A near tie between Trondheim, Norway and Oahu, Hawaii! If I've never worked in your destination, I commit to doing tons of research. I always arrive a few days early for international shoots to get my bearings, adjust to the time, and explore the destination. I've been blessed to have friends living all across the globe, so I’m confident wherever we’re going, I’ll be able to guide you when you need it.
Yes! You can add film up to 1 month prior, so I have time to buy more film. As for sessions, I recommend booking as soon as possible to make sure that I have availability. Especially in the spring, summer, and fall, prime evening spots fill up pretty quickly.
Weddings require a retainer of 1500, everything else requires a retainer of 50%. This portion is non-refundable, and the remainder is due 7 days before your session or wedding. Some people pay in full, others pay in segments, either monthly or quarterly. We can work out a custom plan!
Weddings - a minimum of 700. Elopements - roughly 100 per hour. But here’s the thing, I will never hold back your photos to stay under a certain number. If it’s a beautiful image of a special moment, it’s making it into your gallery.
I’ve been photographing weddings in Tennessee & worldwide since 2014. I fell in love with photography back in middle school, and worked at a sandwich shop until I could afford a DSLR of my own. I started shooting senior portraits and small events, and after years working weddings under Nashville professionals and investing in online photography education, I graduated college and became a full time photographer! I specialize in weddings & couples and take on a few portrait sessions each year, because I still love the simplicity and the joy in capturing everyday life with the people that you love.
A little bit about me >
Want to know who I am before you reach out?
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I grew up in Knoxville and moved to Nashville for college, where I actually studied music and theology. I stayed for the friends and the photography industry, but that doesn't keep me tied to Tennessee.
I live in a neighborhood close to downtown, giving me the best of both worlds: sweet neighbors and gardens and families, just a quick walk away from the heart of the city.
I work out of a studio that I share with a good friend of mine, which is an incredible space for personal work and for booking indoor sessions. It's full of plants, just like my home!
What do I do for fun? >
Living in Nashville & Traveling the World
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I've always loved mountains, growing up just outside of the Smokies and getting to see them every day of my life there. I studied abroad in Chile in 2016 which only deepened my love for hiking and backpacking.
In 2021 I started rock climbing, and that was the best decision. It's been so much fun to explore a new way of enjoying the outdoors, and it's connected me with so many incredible people. My boyfriend and I spend almost all of our weekends in Chattanooga bouldering (always with a film camera in hand).
The creative stuff >
On off days, you can find me outside.
I started playing the piano when I was young and went to college on a scholarship for the viola. I started writing in college and when I graduated, my incredibly talented friends pushed me to record and release songs! They're simple, just prayers from various periods of my life. Little snapshots, if you will.
Beyond music, I'm always looking for a creative outlet. Most recently I've fallen in love with ceramics. I took pottery classes at my community center and I can't get enough of it. Hoping to have a home studio someday!
That's just about it, I believe!
Making music and pottery, my creative obsessions
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Thank you so much for taking the time to read through this information! I can't wait to meet you. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions. Fill out my contact form to inquire, or email any questions to email@example.com.