About the Photographer

By a nose

My love affair with photography began when I was ten years old, the birthday I received my first camera. Said camera was a Canon Sureshot, and the first picture taken with it happened to be of an English Springer Spaniel named Brandy, my best buddy growing up. The subject matter of my photos has broadened quite a bit since then, but animals are still a cornerstone in my work. I revel in the opportunity to capture them in true portraits.

I graduated from Lake Land Community College with an Associates degree in art and transferred to Columbia College Chicago, where I received my Bachelor's degree in fiction writing. It was during my time at Columbia that I enrolled in my first photography courses and fell in love with the artistic process, learning how to develop negatives and print my pictures from scratch. I also thoroughly studied film during this time, and it influenced my style to have a more "cinematic" quality. Straight out of college, I was published in Photographer's Forum's college anthology of "Upcoming Photographers," winning an honorable mention for one of my portraits.

My horse racing photography has been published in editorials such as Sports Illustrated online, ESPN.com, Thoroughbred Daily News (The TDN), NTRA.com, TwinSpires.com, Brisnet.com, Bloodhorse.com, Trainer Magazine, American Turf Monthly,  and featured in advertisements for numerous clients, as well as on TVG and ABC racing coverage. I have been credentialed as a professional photographer at every major race track across America, from Saratoga Race Course to Santa Anita Park, and my photos are featured regularly in racing publications. 

My goal is to photograph my subjects in their most honest, truest form, and to capture the emotion and power of the moment. No matter the subject matter, my photographs tell a story. I am based in Lexington, Kentucky, but I love traveling all over the world, and will come to you! Please do not hesitate to contact me about my rates.

Contact: JamieNphoto@gmail.com for more information or call (217)460-1398.