Howdy, the name’s Jared.


Jared and Kim Beasley

Alongside my lovely wife, Kimberly.

The short of it: I take photographs and love it.

The long: I started taking photographs in 2008 as a hobby and have been doing so commercially since 2012. At the end of 2013, I became very active on Instagram as I found it to be a nifty creative outlet. Upon starting my own marketing company, Istoria (the Greek word for story), I also started seeking more opportunities to shoot professionally.

I love shooting a wide variety of businesses, events, portraits, weddings, landscapes and dabble in conceptual shoots. If you’re looking for someone to take delightful photos and make a new friend, let’s work together.

P.S. In my spare time I manage 757Collective, an Instagram account that showcases the 757 area code’s landscape, culture and community.



Some nice things people have said:

russell-and-sarah-jared-beasley-wedding-photography-7We strongly recommend you do yourself a favor and hire Jared Beasley to be your photographer. Our initial consultation was very friendly and laid-back. It felt more like catching up with an old friend than organizing the meticulous documentation of one of the raddest days of your life. Did I mention that my then fiancé and I had given almost no consideration to any of the logistics of coordinating a wedding? We hadn’t, and it’s a lot. You’ll see… Anyway, Jared was a huge help with deciding which pics we wanted taken and where and with whom. Then he helped us work out a timeline for the actual wedding. Usually, you have to pay a different person to do this; and they’re usually mean. Jared is not mean.

We agreed to two sessions—one “engagement” session in addition to the actual wedding. For our engagement shoot, Jared met us at our house and took pics of us walking around being adorable. I thought it would be weird and uncomfortable but it wasn’t. Jared made us feel very comfortable. We laughed; we joked around. A good time was had by all. I’m not just saying that. I’m one of those dorks who hates taking pictures, and I had a blast that day. We all did a lot of laughing and you can really see that in the pics. The dog loved him too, and she can be a tough lady to please.

We’re writing this review 10 days after our wedding, but I could have written it FIVE days after our wedding because that’s when we saw our finished product. You read that right. We had our beautifully staged and edited wedding pics less than one week later. I’ve heard of people waiting months for wedding pics. This was the icing on the cake (pun very much intended). He’s cool, he’s talented, he’s flexible, and he works almost suspiciously quickly. We can’t say enough good things about Jared or recommend him more highly. Weddings are wonderful, but they’re also crazy stressful. Do yourselves a favor and eliminate a few sources of stress by hiring Jared.

Russell & Sarah Chandler
Wedding & Engagment | Norfolk, VA

 

I hate, hate, hate having my photo taken … by anyone but Jared, that is. He’s got that one-in-a-million mix of talent, professionalism, and calm that make even photo-phobic me feel comfortable and excited about being in front of the camera. If you need pics for your business (or anything else), you need Jared.

Rachel Allen
Portaits | Washington DC

 

We love everything about our wedding and engagement photos from THE JARED BEASLEY! After meeting him the first time, we knew he would provide a creative flare, brilliant eye, and calming presence to capture our special day. He created unforgettable moments and worked well with our videographer, making the day feel seamless. We felt so cared for during the engagement shoot and wedding day, and we knew we could rely on him to take the images we dreamed of–hello sunset shots! Jared has an amazing talent to capture light and did a great job working with our 20+ bridal party. He was prompt, hilarious, prepared, encouraging, and great to work with. We are so thankful for the amazing memories we will always have thanks to Jared!

Jonathan & Janna Quiling
Engagement & Wedding | Virginia Beach, VA

 

The best part about working with Jared is his talent and personality. Jared met with us before our first engagement shoot because he wanted to get to know us as a couple so that he could capture our relationship well on camera. That initial meeting helped put us at ease so that the engagement shoot didn’t feel stiff or awkward. And the pictures turned out great! We met up with Jared a few more times before the wedding day so that we could nail down some details because Jared wanted to make sure he understood our vision for the wedding. He also made it a point to tell us multiple times that he would be an advocate for us so that we didn’t feel rushed or overwhelmed on our wedding day—and he did. Despite the normal wedding day jitters, Jared helped us have fun and enjoy each moment. He wasn’t obtrusive when taking shots yet was still able to capture some of the sweetest moments we would’ve forgotten about in the excitement of the wedding. Jared has great perspective and depth to his work while maintaining a steady presence to make the shoot fun and memorable.

Will and Elizabeth Palmer
Engagement & Wedding | Chesapeake, VA

 

Nathan and DeniseWe hired Jared on the spot after meeting him and reviewing his work. Jared took a personal interest in us and in our story. All of our venues were very special to us and Jared used his creative eye and unique perspective to capture moments that we’ll treasure forever. We appreciated his professionalism, ability to make us laugh, and out-of-the box ideas for pictures. When Jared approached us about using colored smoke and paint for our post-wedding pictures, we were a bit skeptical but decided to go for it. We were not disappointed–what a fun and memorable evening with some wild, crazy, and colorful pictures! 

Nathan & Denise Cunningham
Engagement, Wedding, Post-Wedding | Virgina Beach, VA

 

jared-beasley-photography-kalder-wedding-2We looked tirelessly at wedding photographers to find someone that we trusted and whose work we loved. Jared was it. We are both so glad we made the decision to have him photograph our wedding. His creative ideas, adventurous spirit, and calm demeanor were exactly what we wanted. He and his assistant, Malcolm, were professional, kind and helpful. We ended up getting married in a hurricane where lots of last minute changes had to take place, and having Jared there to not only roll with the punches but capture the essence of my wedding was awesome. Oue family and friends have continually complimented us on the pictures and the photographer!!! Thank you, Jared!

Zach & Melissa Kalder
Wedding | Suffolk, VA

 

Jared Beasley Photography Portfolio Ramos WeddingChoosing Jared to capture our wedding was the best decision Jorge and I could have made. We have both found ourselves saying over and over again how easy Jared made the entire experience. He’s a professional in both his demeanor at each meeting before the big day and a rock the day of. His eye for creative, beautiful images is unlike any I have seen before and we are SO very thankful to have photos to look at for years to come that tell the story of us.

Jorge & Laura Ramos
Engagement & Wedding | Norfolk, VA

 

Cody and Lindsey ShoutoutWe had such a great experience working with Jared, not just the day of our wedding, but before and after as well! He met with us before hand and listened to specific ideas I had for photos that I wanted to capture. He traveled to our venue early on in the planning process to become familiar with the space, and made a good impression on the venue coordinator, who shared that that is quite rare! He has an eye for detail and paid close attention to what I was looking for in photographs, which I truly appreciated. Jared is fun to work with and did a great job of capturing each moment beautifully while also being respectful of the guests and the progression of our evening. His attention to detail also showed itself in his editing, and while he clearly spent ample time going through each photo, we still received our beautiful photos quickly after the event. I highly recommend choosing Jared!

Cody & Lindsey Robinson
Wedding | Virginia Beach, VA

 

Ryan-and-Erin-Wedding-EndorsementI come from a family of photographers. I grew up with the signature “look up here, right at me.. 1…2…3…” echoing through every memorable event in my life. Needless to say my expectations were high and due to my life long experience with cameras around day and night, I thought for sure I knew what was coming. The day of our wedding, I was remarkably and humbly surprised by Jared’s technique, his ability to create and sculpt a moment-catching it just at the right moment without feeling forced or fake. Putting it simply, Jared was amazing. He was calming, helpful and so patient. His photos are beautiful, and as I look at them even now I find myself tearing at the moments he was able to capture. Our wedding party continues to compliment Jared’s professionalism and ideas. We recommend Jared for anyone wanting quality, creative photography and an incredibly professional experience.

Ryan and Erin VanLoon
Wedding & Proposal | Norfolk, VA

 

Benjamin and Hailee ShoutoutWorking with Jared was an incredible experience. He made us both feel so comfortable and at peace during the entire day. He had phenomenal ideas and suggested a post-ceremony shoot that was the perfect end to our wedding celebration. Working with Jared was like working with family. He’s an incredible artist and we could not be more happy with his photos.

Benjamin & Hailee Kay
Wedding | Santa Barbara, CA

 

Jordan and Ashley ShoutoutJared is truly an artist and his work is incredible. We were so at ease knowing that he was handling our engagement and wedding photography. He met with us beforehand, making sure he understood what we wanted and didn’t want. The day of our wedding went so smoothly–he got every photo we asked for and so much more! Our wedding party had a blast with him, but it’s the extra details and adventurous shots that Jared is willing to take that sets him apart. He doesn’t settle for good photos, he gets the great ones. We were ecstatic to receive our edited photos on the week after our wedding too!

Jordan & Ashley Crouthamel
Wedding & Engagement | Norfolk, VA

 

Caleb and Sarah Fitschen ShoutoutWe could not be more pleased with Jared’s work. It was a delight to have him present throughout the wedding day and he continuously provided the encouragement we needed. Thank you so much for the exquisite pictures, Jared!

Caleb & Sarah Fitschen
Wedding | Chesapeake, VA

 

Jared Beasley Wedding Photography-27What we appreciated most about working with Jared is his passion to bring creativity into his photography. He had so many great ideas for special and unique things we could do to get a good shot. His eye for detail was especially valuable on our wedding day. He took pictures of sentimental elements that made our wedding unique to us as well as working well to capture the people and moments that filled our day. He was flexible when we called him to do our engagement pictures, meeting with us the next day. Before our wedding he met with us before our event and even traveled out to our venue to talk with us about what we wanted. To top it off, he delivered our beautiful pictures so much faster than we expected. We highly recommend him. Thank you, Jared!

Dan & Emily Jeter
Wedding, Engagement & Proposal | Chesapeake, VA

 

Justin and Emmys Wedding at Hermitage Hill - 25Jared is a creative artist whose masterpieces extend beyond the photos he takes. He offered us a peace on our wedding day that was priceless. His passion for photography is such a joy on the “day of” and he came up with plenty of imaginative shots that we’d never seen before. We truly believe that Jared’s photography experience is head and heels above all other wedding photography options. He does his work with a spirit of excellence and creates beautiful photos that we’ll look back on with joy for the rest of our lives.

Justin and Emmy Achee
Wedding | Hermitage Hill Farm, VA
 


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