May 27, 2011 |
i love my mama, dearly.  she's, well, my mama.  she's patient, kind, thinks she's hilarious (and is sometimes).  she's been there when i needed her which has been a lot.  she's the most beautiful and precious woman in the world.

i made these fotos for her on mother's day.

i love you, mama.


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Caitlin Sullivan says: Monday, June 13, 2011, 04:45 PM

Absolutely beautiful!

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May 24, 2011 |
i attended my first workshop eva.  put on by Jonathan Canlas, called FILM IS NOT DEAD.  happened in memphis (the american city).  it was great.  grew a bunch.  met amazing people.  here are fotos that i made.

enjoy.

and yes, most of it is of one man - Jamie Clayton.

i forgot there were images of me on some of these rolls - i think Kristopher and Arshia collectively made those happen.

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where, oh, where do i begin?

Matt and Tara are truly fantastic, dear, genuine people.  their honest love for God and people is what others need, like me, in their/my lives.  i am rather grateful for their friendship.  Matt has the house right next to Tara's sister's house.  when Tara moved to Indianapolis, she lived with her sister's family next door.  when they (M&T) married Tara didn't move very far.

so there was a point in my life (rather recent) where i frequented a particular starbucks in downtown indianapolis everyday, not some days, everyday. 

i became very familiar with the staff and they quickly embraced me, my bow ties, quirks, good looks, etc.  [for other wedding photographers who are reading this, i'm not sure if you're like me, but each instance i hear someone mentioning the word 'wedding', my ears perk up.  the instance before us is no different.]

lovely Tara, who works there, was talking about her wedding and how she was still looking for a wedding dress.  "well,"  i interjected, "my sister just so happens to have a wedding studio that sells dresses and i just so happen to do photography."  well, Tara didn't get a dress from my sister but, you guessed it, she booked me.

soon after our consultation, i was in the process of finding a solid church.  i had attended a number of them in the city and decided to try redeemer presbyterian.  how i even found out about redeemer was because Matt and Tara were having their wedding there and attended regularly as well. i didn't know what to expect.  the preaching was indeed solid: the loveliness of Christ clearly presented.  and who did i see there? Matt and Tara.

i soon connected with the pastors and found myself in a small group - a smaller community of people from the church that meet weekly - down in fountain square.  guess who's there?  Tara.  by now, i'm pretty certain M&T think i'm stalking them a bit too much.

weekly, individuals in the small group were sharing their stories/testimonies/how the Lord saved them.

well, this post begins with Tara sharing hers.

what begins after it, their wedding.  redeemer is a huge encouragement to the arts with the harrison center for the arts.  actually redeemer houses the harrison center for the arts, which has four art galleries and twenty-eight artist studios.  thus, art galore.  art on the walls, art in the halls, art for all.

right, so Matt is a graphic artist.  he designed their insignia/logo/initial thing. he's got talent.

see all the images from the wedding here.

thank you to Austin Warnock for assisting, could not have done it without him.

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Jet Kaiser says: Friday, May 20, 2011, 06:08 PM

Stunning, Mr. Frey.
You manage to capture people in such a classic, unique way. Bravo!
Jet Kaiser

Gerri Buteyn says: Saturday, May 21, 2011, 12:27 AM

What wonderful photos! Capturing the essence of the personalities in such creative shots. Love it!

Jamie says: Saturday, May 21, 2011, 11:15 AM

Dude. So proud to call you a friend. Never wanted this wedding to end, so good!

Gabrielle Vaughan says: Saturday, May 21, 2011, 11:44 AM

Wow! The very first and last word that comes to mind. Every photo is touching and captures what I feel Matt and Tara exude (Love). The wedding was beautiful and every photo makes you want to see more as you find yourself feeling touched by each tender REAL moment. Wonderful job to everyone!

Jonas Seaman says: Saturday, May 21, 2011, 08:52 PM

Completely awesome work!

Matt Herrmann says: Friday, October 28, 2011, 10:28 AM

Very nice work Jonathan! Looks like a fun wedding.

J.FREY says: Friday, October 28, 2011, 10:49 AM

Thanks so much for the kind words.

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May 18, 2011 |
a few weeks ago Anna turned one.  Matt and Jenny celebrated their little one with new fotos.

fast fun fact: i went to high school with Matt and Jenny.  go heritage eagles!



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Rebecca Warnock says: Thursday, May 19, 2011, 12:11 PM

Love these Jonathan! Beautiful!

J.FREY says: Thursday, May 19, 2011, 10:13 PM

you're the best - thanks for loving them!

Nancy says: Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 10:52 AM

OMG!!! these are simply amazing :) beautifully captured

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