A long time ago (the 80s) in a far away land (Cleveland) a feisty, virgo unicorn was born.
No, wait, rewind... Let's try that again
Hi! I'm Jackie aka Two-Eight Photography! Photography has been a form of expression for me since I was 9. It seems giving a camera to corral this hyper kid is a recurring theme because freshman year on the yearbook staff, I discovered that my photos could be an extension of my own voice--a spark of potential that would become my passion. A passion to capture moments that say so much, convey natural passion, create empathy, and raise awareness. My education and decade-plus experience have revealed lifestyle portraits and music photography to be my forté, though I have the experience and flexibility to do much, much more.
My editing style is a high contrast, light and airy look with either bold color or rich black and white tone. My clients describe their sessions as relaxing, fun, and familiar, an atmosphere I strive for in my sessions to generate real emotions. As a queer woman,, I also strive to be a safe space for the most vulnerable. I travel extensively around LA for location shoots, in-home sessions, and more! As a former nanny, I have a great rapport with kids, and as an openminded human, I'm always open to weird or unusual ideas for themes and sessions!
360 W. 6th St
San Pedro, CA 90731
To schedule a session or mini session, please contact [email protected] or call (805) 403-8569
"Jackie has that priceless gift for a photographer … the ability to anticipate the perfect shot. She photographs our live plays and captures the great moments of drama or comedy, just as they happen, and from the perfect angle. Really helps sell the show! It’s also great for the actors to have a record of their memorable actions for their own portfolios. Wherever the money shot is, Jackie’s there and got it!" - Helen Borgers, Artistic Director, Long Beach Shakespeare Company
"It's not easy mixing in with the madness of The Rocky Horror Picture show-- our cast is literally named K.A.O.S., but Jackie managed to capture our antics both on stage and behind the scenes with style and grace. She worked like a fly on the wall, and when I did see her buzzing around, she was just as much a part of the action as we were. We're so pleased with all the candid shots and our character portraits as well. I'd definitely recommend hiring Jackie for any type of live event or studio sitting!" - Keyana, Cast Member, K.A.O.S. Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast
"My band has hired Jackie to produce press photos and to capture live performances shots on a number of occasions. Most recently, we hired her to cover one of our most important performances – our CD release show to 700+ at the House of Blues. We've worked with a lot of photographers, but we knew that for an event of this importance, we had to go with the best. Jackie is always reliable and she consistently produces great shots, so naturally she was our first and best choice for the show. She nailed it, capturing key moments in front of the crowd and priceless, candid moments backstage. The cherry on top is that she's always such a pleasure to work with. She can be a "fly on the wall" (for lack of better words) when she needs to be, yet on the flip side, she knows how to direct in order to get the best group photos. I highly recommend Jackie for any event photography. You will be very please with her work." - Jonathan Moreaux, Guitarist, The Material
"Jackie has shot both live and promo shots for my band The Material and we love her! Not only is she talented, but she is a pleasure to work with and puts her heart into her work." - Colleen D'Agostino, Vocalist, The Material
"Teri Kinne Events used Jackie from Two-Eight Photography for a non-profit fundraiser gala and we were extremely impressed and grateful to have found her! Beautiful work, super easy to work with and just great overall! Highly recommend Jackie...such a gem!" - Rachel Quinn, Event Specialist, Teri Kinne Events
"A first-class photographer." - Ronn Heaton, Former Vocalist, Forgiving Yesterday
"Jackie has consistently been one of the top FOEtographers for friendsorenemies.com. Every show she has filmed has been of the highest quality. She is at the top of our go-to list anytime we need to get the best possible photos. I highly recommend Jackie if anyone is looking for someone to shoot an event, or needs a professional for a band photo shoot." - Scott Frost, Former General Manager, Decaydance Records & FriendsOrEnemies.com
"Very pleasant to work with. Good photos. Very flexible on schedule. Very timely on preparing photos." - Charles Mooney, Costa Mesa News
Recognized two years running by Expertise.com as one of the Best Portrait Photographers servicing Culver City (2017-2018,20)