the camera is a powerful medium. it can include or exclude as you wish. what do you see? what do you want to see or want someone else to see? we understand from our experiences, from where we have come. our eyes are so different. i believe every photographer wants to present a gift to the observer, a gift of something previously unseen, a gift of perspective, a gift of beauty. what i hope to offer you is a glimpse of that "something" in the world around us, a beauty that has the power to excite and the power to calm.

an appreciation for art has been a part of me since childhood. i revel in color and in the inspiration of our beautiful world. the colors beneath the surface of the seas are some of the most brilliant. it wasn't long after learning to dive that a camera was my ready companion. ever since, underwater photography has been a passion of mine. it's a totally different world down under the surface, foreign and inhospitable to human life, and yet so incredibly beautiful and fragile. i hope to share with all who will see the wonderful colors and patterns of our seas. to best show these colors and patterns, i generally use a macro lens and prefer lighting that offers the drama of rich color against inky blackness. though underwater photography is my favorite, i do also enjoy capturing floral images and landscapes and on the more commercial side, offer product and architectural detail photo shoots and relaxed portraiture of families and children in natural settings. depending on the situation, i shoot with both digital and film - 35mm and medium format.

at jlsullivanphotography we offer photographic services for relaxed family portraiture in natural settings, product photography for print advertising and website display, and architectural detail photography for commercial and personal portfolios. the standard fee includes travel within transylvania county, or to the asheville or hendersonville areas, set-up, photo shoot, lab work and images as specified below. please contact us regarding any other photographic needs.

we also offer custom printing of our images from our various collections or from your commercial or personal photo shoot, and of your personal images. we request that you own the rights to the printing of those images which you bring to us. you may email or provide us with a cd/dvd of high-resolution images, ideally 150 pixels per inch or greater, or at least images of large dimensions.

we print our images on a large-format photographic printer using dyes and high-quality photo paper which when properly displayed, will last for generations. our standard print is on satin photo paper. please request a glossy paper if you prefer.

please contact us regarding custom sizes not listed here and other requests. we are able to print images up to a maximum paper size of 24x64".

we also provide custom matting and framing. please inquire for pricing regarding your specific matting and framing needs.