Photography is the way we tell the stories of our lives, our cultures, our histories, our hopes and our dreams. Photographs capture our most intimate moments as individuals, as well as our most poignant moments as a nation and world. Whether the image is a family reunion from decades ago, a shot of the proud Titanic leaving the dock for her first and final voyage or the joy of a championship athletic team-our photos of these events are what we remember. We share them across a wide variety of media platforms. In our homes, at our offices, in our cars, and on our phones, we display photos of our lives.
My journey as a professional photographer really began before I was born, with a grandfather who always had camera in hand when he traveled. I won a photography award before I was out of high school and was competing regularly in local and regional competitions by the time I was in college. I graduated from Troy University with a major in Design, Technology and Industry with a concentration in photography. While at Troy University, I was employed with the Office of Media Relations as a student photographer, first as an unpaid stringer and then as a paid student worker for three years. I helped capture both the daily, and the special, moments of a global institution of higher learning. I became a tutor and mentor during the time that I was a photography lab assistant in the Department of Art and Design. Here I honed my own technical skills and assisted other students who had started on their own paths as photographers.
I’m a professional business owner with my company Jonah Enfinger Photography. I have clients that range from city government to local, state and national media as well as individuals and companies that understand the value of the visual.
I am an award-winning photographer, securing both gold and silver Addy Awards and multiple recognitions in various exhibits. You can find my work in many of Troy University’s magazines, websites, and athletic pages. I have also been published in regional newspapers, and nationally through such groups as International Sports, Boxscore News, Southeast Tennessee Tourism Association, Photo Pills, the National Weather Service and Only in Alabama.
It’s my privilege to capture the moments that matter. It’s why I take my camera in hand everywhere I go.