Welcome!

Thank you so much for visiting Jason Keefer Photography and for your interest in our work! We are Jason and Tammy Keefer, a husband and wife team specializing in wedding and portrait photography based in Charlottesville, Virginia. We serve locally to Charlottesville and Richmond, VA, including Washington DC and destination weddings.

Established in 2005, our goal is to delicately photograph each wedding with a mindfulness that is honest, respectful, and deliberate. We provide the highest quality service to clients who value the art of photography and the experiences that comes along with creating it. Our style of wedding photography is fine art documentary photojournalism combining traditional color and B&W 35mm film and digital photography. This unique blend provides an artistic flavor and a true sense of the story and personalities. Available for, but not limited to, family and children portraits, special events and wedding photography. We carry an extensive list of fine art products and we’re always willing to try something new.

Our lives outside of shooting weddings consists spending lots of time with our two furry family members, Monster the Mystery Mutt and Chopper the Cat.

 

 

 

Jason was born and raised in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA. He began his photography career in 1992 enlisting in the Navy as a photographer. His tours have taken him to several countries with work varying from photo lab dark room technician, digital imagery specialist, intelligence and reconnaissance, photojournalist and combat photographer. After serving  at the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington DC, Jason was accepted into Syracuse University’s Advanced Military Photojournalism program at Newhouse School of Communications in 1999. He then went on to work as a combat photographer at Combat Camera in Norfolk, VA where he completed countless missions in the Gulf, Africa and Vieques Island.
After ten years of military service, Jason turned his artistic eye towards wedding photography and portraiture. Since then, he has shot hundreds of events and weddings in the VA, MD, Washington DC metro area and all over the United States. Jason sums up his style by, “viewing the world’s beauty in the simplest form… truth. A person or a thing’s true state is so beautiful it can sometimes only be seen with certain eyes. I identify with this beauty and do not alter it’s original state, revealing the true nature.”
Tammy grew up as a U.S. Marine Corps brat, and spent her childhood in Iwakuni, Japan, Jacksonville, North Carolina and Virginia Beach, Virginia.
While serving as a US Army nuclear-biological-chemical specialist in Germany, she bought a point-and-shoot film camera and began documenting the goings-on around her. From training missions in the field to life in the barracks, Tammy fell in love with photographing her comrades.  She began pursuing photography in 2002.
Tammy has an unconventional approach of blending documentary, fine art, and lifestyle into her work. Paired with an appreciation and understanding of light, balance, and emotion, she will offer an artistically delicate and timeless perspective to your event or vision.
Tammy’s other loves and fascinations include Muay Thai, playing Bingo, gardening, animals and roadside attractions.

 

 

 

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  • Keith B. - Tammy & Jason,

    I must say it was a pleasure meeting both of you at the Waffle House in Smyrna, GA, right before the NFC CHampionship game ATL vs. San Fran.
    The both of you were like a breathe of fresh air in Charlottesville, VA one of my favorite places. Your website is awesome. I must say that I have met a lot of photographers (being an amateur myself), but your passion for people and your work was nothing short of extraordinary. You gave my new inspiration. Let’s stay in touch.2013/01/20 – 22:12ReplyCancel

  • kate B - I have personally known Tammy and Jason Keefer for over 6 years (maybe even longer) but to me it feels like I have known them for my entire life.

    They are such wonderful people and I know they will surpass your expectations. They are both extremely talented and they genuinely care about everyone they cross paths with. You will not be disappointed!

    I miss you both! Keep up the incredible work!!!

    Love,
    kate2010/01/13 – 00:16ReplyCancel

  • Shirelle Arvie - Website is awesome, and the photography is even better you and Jason both are truly gifted. I had the pleasure of working with Jason while stationed in Maryland and I knew then he was talented 🙂
    I loved reading the blog’s on the site, and again the photo’s are great!!

    Best Wishes,
    Shirelle2009/04/30 – 20:54ReplyCancel

  • Emily G - Tammy and Jason,
    I have to say working with you guys was almost the best part of my wedding weekend. (I suppose marrying Aaron was better, but it’s a close race).
    Your work is so beautiful and observant and you guys are super easy to work with. I felt like you were family by the end. I almost wish I could get married again, just to hang out with you guys!
    I’m sure I’ll call you up again for something I just don’t know what it is yet….
    Thank you.
    -E2008/12/31 – 18:49ReplyCancel

  • Roberta (Andre's Sister) - Jason & Tammy,
    Meet you at my brother’s weeding was the one of the best things that happened to me in Charlottesvile!
    Amazing professionals, funny ,lovely and adorable people!
    Do you know what was missing? A picture of us 3! =(
    Thank you guys for being there to register that beautiful weeding of Andre & Charlie Anne.
    Take care! Hope to see you again!

    Roberta xx2008/10/08 – 11:50ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Jason and Tammy,
    My husband, Brian and I met Jason this past Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Rotunda at UVA. I was the one that was drooling over his camera equipment. Jason, I want to thank you for taking the time to talk to us. I have found in my hobby, that a majority of the time, professional photographers do not have the time or the presence to talk to the “low man” on the totem pole. I appreciate you taking the time to talk to us, even though I was intimidated by your camera equipment.
    Thanks!
    Melissa2008/09/23 – 14:04ReplyCancel

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