Who is behind the camera?

Close up of camera held by photographer.
Portrait of Jackie Phairow
Jackie Phairow laughing holding a camera.

My I have been doing photography for over ten years. I am a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and I am also a member of the PPA (the Professional Photographers of America). I can offer my clients a full service photography studio, which means I will help you design, capture and decorate your home with your gorgeous portraits in a way that works best for you and your family. I am fully insured and 100% all about making family portraits beautiful, fun and unique. If you’re a dreamer like me and would love to have your family memories turned into beautiful art, then I’d be more than happy to change your world, just tell me which wall.

Here are 25 things all about me.

  1. I am named after my dads best friend, Jack.
  2. I am passionate about creating unique photographs for people. Time will fly by, but photographs will last forever.
  3. I grew up in the very Northern part of California in the small town of Weed. It's about one hour south of the Oregon border. It's small but beautiful.
  4. I am a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography.
  5. I am a long distance runner, but it stops at 13.1 miles.
  6. I am a mother of three amazing kids.
  7. I have over ten years of experience building my photographer's eye and tackling all types of weather here in the Pacific Northwest.
  8. I have been married to my husband longer then I lived with my own parents.
  9. I really hate being late.
  10. I love coffee and chocolate, but never together.
  11. My main passion is portraiture and capturing the true nature of people.
  12. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I believe everyone is beautiful even if they don't agree with me.
  13. I have played the flute since the fourth grade.
  14. Everything that I see is translated in my head as a photograph.
  15. My grandfather didn't do a great job photographing my wedding. It is the reason I believe everyone deserves beautiful photos!
  16. My favorite color is yellow. It's bright and cheerful.
  17. My family rejoices when I don't bring my camera on a family vacation.
  18. On my family vacations I often feel like I miss a lot of awesome shots!
  19. I wanted to be the karate kid, but I send my daughter instead hoping she will become the karate kid.
  20. I live in a Victorian style neighborhood in Duvall but tell everyone in my family that it's Seattle.
  21. I could take photos all day long and frequently do.
  22. Sometimes on those long days, I forget to eat.
  23. I am drawn to anyone with a camera.
  24. Fun is something that I like to think I am throwing out to the universe all the time.
  25. I don't have a shy bone in my body, so I’m excited to get to know new people.