In addition to this blog and Facebook, I loosely manage an Instagram account to share observations, inspiration and information about Jonathan Ment Photography.

Over the years, folks have reached out to say they like the feed. It’s a mix of images related to my photography, video or sound work, with a few autobiographical shots, wildlife photography or pets included in the mix.

As I’ve always said, I am not a factory photographer. I’m not a robot. I don’t post to Instagram for the sole purpose of promoting a hash tag like #jonathanmentphotography – that would be exhausting.

I use the platform to share my story. It is a version of my journey through life and the lives I touch through my work.

Isn’t that what social media should be?

Admittedly, I do use hash tags like #hesaidyes or #shesaidyes or #beautifulcouple. I also tag locations so folks know what they’re looking at and find the posts that might be meaningful to them, like #perfectlypapckennelson.

When I see a moon that shines down on lovers whether they’re near or far apart, or a sun-filled blue sky warming those below, I sometimes get poetic.

Cuddling cats sometimes prompt posts asking ‘Have you found the one you want to snuggle with?’ #GettingMarried ? #NeedPhotography ?

I’m a storyteller. These are some of the tools in the toolbox.

Of course I enjoy the scenery when I visit a beautiful location to photograph your wedding.  Not only does a wedding photographer get to be part of one of the best days of a couple’s life together, it often happens with a beautiful backdrop that feeds the soul.

I’ve spent days photographing weddings in the woods, overlooking lakes and reservoirs, surrounded by gorgeous farmland and multi-state views. Although I’m always working hard, aspects of the job are hardly work at all.

These aren’t dreary offices, folks…

Of course I hope you’ll reach out if you’re planning to propose or newly engaged and need photos for save the date cards. Naturally, I want to be the photographer you choose to capture your big day!

While I pride myself on being an affordable photography option, one that won’t mean putting off the down-payment on your love nest, we all recognize that professional photography experience and equipment can’t be cheap, but it can be fair.

I offer ‘rights-included’ photography. That means you receive the photos to download and ‘print or share’ as you see fit. I can help you with prints and albums if you like, but you shouldn’t need to pay the photographer every time you want share a wedding picture online.

Let me help tell your story!

Thank you for reading,

Jonathan Ment Photography You can also find, follow and like Jonathan Ment Photography on Facebook and at www.catskillsphotographer.com

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