Welcome to me. Photographer, father, husband, creator, dreamer and educator. I feel everything happens for a reason and everything you do leads you to where you should be. This is what I do and this is my life. This is my love. This is my passion.
Born and raised in Sparks, Nevada with only a dozen pictures from my childhood. Somewhere along the way from birth to having a family of my own, all of my childhood memories were just that... memories. Photographs and videos now in the possession of strangers through a string of unfortunate actions I most likely will never see again. I think about this daily and strive to have my girls never experience this ever!
As my wife and I anticipated the arrival of our baby girl I was determined to capture every beautiful moment of her life for her to relive with her family one day. Little did I know that was the start of my photography career.
My first career as a massage therapist let me feel for the compassion of people. Not only was I healing them but I was listening to them as they told me their deepest emotions... But after the session... they were just like strangers again. I found that with photography I could get to know people and at the same time capture those emotions through images. The images would produce emotions and memoires that would otherwise be forgotten. Being able to translate feeling into image is and will always be my lifelong goal. The right question will spark the light through any person.
The transition from being a massage therapist to becoming a photography was scary. One day I know my life needed to change and I needed to follow my passion. I retired from massage and went full force into photography. In the years to come I found myself creating image not only for my clients, but for myself as well. Rewarding is the best word for my life now. But I needed more.
In 2013 I opened a membership based photography studio by the name of Hatch. This studio was built to bring our separate photography community together. Living with the motto of #communityovercompetition, Hatch is now the main photography hub in Reno where dozens of photographers from all levels interact and share their work to one another. It truly is so exciting and I am honored to be part of this amazing journey with my community. Hatch has allowed me so many more opportunities than I could have ever imagined.
I am ego-less. I listen. I create. I learn. The more people I can meet and capture, the more fulfilled I will be. I am not only your photographer, but a friend.
Jeramie Lu Photography was voted Best Photographer of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 - Reno News and Review
Jeramie Lu Photography was voted Best Visual Artist 2013, 2014 & 2015 - Reno News and Review
Jeramie Lu Photography was voted Best Photographer 2013 - Tahoe Daily Tribune