Jacob J

Jacob J

5.0 (3)
2 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
9 years in business

About this pro


Instagram: @jacobjphotography


Jacob is an accomplished and experienced photographer, content creator, and artist based in Thornton, CO.  Originally from the mountains of Montana, he decided to pursue his dreams and follow them down to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in the summer of 2013. Being a freelancer has allowed Jacob the opportunity and freedom to grow as an artist while illustrating his specialized talents. Over his career so far, he has photographed over 30 weddings, became a team photographer for Weston Backcountry, and worked alongside incredible professional athletes in the snow sports industry. Through this work, he has defined his specific skills and found his passion in landscape, long exposure and action sports photography.


  • 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 Burton US Open Championships

  • 2015 FIS World Ski Championships

  • 2015, 2016 GoPro Mountain Games

  • 2015 Birds of Prey Ski Races

  • 2017 NZ Snowboard Magazine Issue #63

  • 2018 Snowboard Magazine Exposure Issue

The feeling of euphoria from creating an image that you have dreamt about and being able to make it come alive. To share that with others is a goal of mine! 

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Denver, CO 80229
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3 Reviews


  • Lisa Akiyama


  • Marcia Rydquist

    He was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of tips for using our new cameras.

  • Marcia Rydquist

    Jake was a terrific teacher. He gave us lots of information on how to use our new cameras and helped us with the settings we would need for our upcoming trips. He also gave us tips for making our pictures more interesting. We had a great session and plan to see him again after we return from our vacation to learn even more. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to improve their photography skills!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I will start with learning about all the gear you have, the photography you are most interested in learning, and what your current knowledge is thus far. From there, we will establish a structure to expedite your growth and help grow you into the photographer you’ve dreamt about!

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I was the lead photographer for Vail Resort Epic Mix team for 3 seasons where I was able to work with dozens of talented photographers. We would challenge the team with new objectives and a fresh perspective with their photography helping them mature into professional photographers.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I typically charge $40/hr for up to 2 hours in a session. Also have a discounted price for repeat students after 3 sessions.

How did you get started teaching?

Just fell into it kind of naturally while working at Vail Resorts and being surrounded by other like minded individuals.

What types of students have you worked with?

A variety of ages from 18-57 and from all walks of life. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

The US Burton Open Snowboard Championships is one of my favorite events!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Be patient, and look for a passion that drives them. Not money.

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