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Meet Jared Gant of JMGant Photography in Greeley

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jared Gant.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Jared. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I have always been expressive through various mediums of art. I feel as though it’s a key part of who I am. As a kid, I always had a camera and in 2004 I purchased my first digital camera. Shortly after that, I started channeling my expression and love for people into photography.

Photography has always been about people and celebrating who they are. In 2011, I photographed my very first wedding and immediately fell in love with the process. It took several years for me to hone in our brand style. I find it enthralling to focus, to create, to angle, and to compose creatively. Our photography style is founded in photojournalism with a deep, creative flair. The end result is real, one-of-kind wedding artistry.

As I am sure you can imagine, with a photography business (or any business), only a small portion is the artistry and camera in hand. The other 90% is running an actual successful business. During the first few years, I did every aspect and pushed myself to become proficient. I can now build a simple website, files business tax, create automation and systems, and the like. I have found that creating those systems is every bit as fun.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
No, every day even now I run into obstacles and challenges. It’s part of growing. If one is not finding new challenges to improve on, I dare say they’re simply ignoring them. Honestly, the more I learn, the more I realize I need to continue to learn and implement.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
JMGant Photography is a premier wedding photography studio in Colorado. Our style of photography is founded in photojournalism with a deep, creative flair. The result is real, one-of-kind wedding artistry. We are not simply photographers; we are artists capturing the moments as they actually happen, as creatively as possible. Our primary goal is to provide a high level of service, and a unique artistry, for couples who appreciate both art and photography.

What were you like growing up?
As a kid, I was very independent and eager to grow up. I got my first job as a 10-year-old working at a pet shop. I negotiated my time for free pet supplies and spend the majority of the summer working there. Later as 12-year old, I got newspaper route delivering 158 paper. At this time in my life, I moved in with my grandfather, which became incredibly instrumental in who I am now. During my time with my grandfather, I started a landscape business, and started investing my income, and learned to love the process of working. Later as a 14-year old, I spent my summer painting miles of red and green curbing and as I was old enough to work an official job at age 15, I never stopped. As a junior in high school, I had a falling out with my mother and ended up getting emancipated and living on my own. That kind of jump-started my adult life.

Outside of work, my interests were mostly music related. I co-organized several bands and performed as often as possible.

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All photos by Jared Gant of JMGant Photography

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