With years of experience teaching beginner and advanced photography concepts, Jake's background covers various fields of photography, including editorial, commercial, landscape, and portraiture. He specializes in commercial architecture photography for a broad-base of clients including architects, owners' representatives, and marketing specialists. He also works closely with web-designers to fully overhaul websites with fresh and vibrant photography. With the ability to travel and accommodate compressed schedules to ensure a successful proposal, Jake has become an asset for many clients. One of his nature images (a larval Mantis Shrimp) is in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and will be on display in the Sant Ocean Hall Exhibit for the next ~20 years.
"I frequently refer Jake to my clients because of his expertise in beautiful image lighting, landscape, and architectural photography. I rely on his professionalism and ability to deliver quality photos that meet their marketing needs." Winter Caplanson, Connecticut Food and Farm | editorial and product photography
"Jake’s efficiency, professionalism, and ability to deliver high quality images when given a compressed timeline made him an ideal photographer for many of our projects at CSG. His photos of the Enfield High School renovation far exceeded my expectations, and I’d highly recommend his services to local architects, engineers, and construction firms.” Jim Giuliano, Construction Solutions Group | architectural photography
"When the photographer I traditionally relied upon wasn’t available to cover a story I was writing, I scanned copies of past issues to see the work of other contributing photographers. Jake's images spoke the loudest to me. I got in touch with him and since then it has been a collaboration made in heaven. Jake knows how to capture the essence of his subject matter, whether it be an authentic human moment, an imposing structure, or captivating landscape. He is responsive, intuitive and most importantly, reliable and full of integrity. He delivers every single time. His work is stunning and I am proud of every project we’ve worked on together.” Hilary Adorno | editorial photography
"After seeing the quality of Jake’s work in our Gallery and meeting him in person, we knew Red Skies Photography was the right choice for our project. Jake is easy going, clear with his direction, and professional in his approach. Our photo session was fun and the portraits came out excellent." Carrie Dyer, Reliance Health | portraits
"Jake came as a recommendation from our web designer Hilary Adorno. These two are a dream team! Hilary gave Jake simple suggestions for what would work best and he picked up the vibe and nailed it. Both pre- and post-shoot Jake was professional, accommodating, and incredibly fast. During the shoot Jake was easy to work with - balancing his artistic vision with our ideas (even those on the fly) for portraits, stills and staged action shots. I have no doubt Jake would be great to work with for any photo needs." Katie Goldberg, The Study Fine Wine and Spirits | complete website photography
“Jake has taught a series of beginning photography classes at the Salem Free Public Library, and he is professional, talented, and easy to work with. After his first four session workshop, both a library board member and student of the previous class recommended that we offer the workshop again as she knew a few people who would be interested. He is currently teaching another beginner’s workshop and we plan on having him teach an advanced class in the near future—I’d highly recommend his classes to other local libraries.” Sharon Geer, Salem Public Library | informational workshops