A professional since 1989, award winning photographer Jay Browne began his career in Hawaii in 1972 shooting surfing, scenics and people. During the 1980s, his passion for photography and love of the outdoors led him to form South Carolina Photographic Workshops, where he taught aspiring photographers through numerous outings while working in the professional retail photo industry.
Jay Browne's images have been widely published nationally in such publications as National Geographic, Town and Country and Sierra Club Calendars. Locally, he has had cover photos in Columbia Metropolitan Magazine, The Charlotte Observer, Greater Columbia Business Monthly, Lexington Life Magazine and The State newspaper. He also been featured in Carolina Bride and South Carolina Wildlife.
Having operated his professional studio since 1989, his body of work is extensive and he is one of the most sought after and respected photographers in South Carolina. He has personally photographed over 700 weddings, hundreds of individual, family and bridal portraits, countless architectural home and building interiors and exteriors, as well as many aerials from planes and helicopters.
"I know I'm lucky, as I love everything about what I do. . . getting the perfect light, the decisive moment, the best angle, and especially the wonderful people I get to meet. There's an old saying, 'Shoot what you like and you'll love what you shoot.' I do and I hope to see you in the perfect light."
Member of ASMP - American Society of Media Photographers, PPA - Professional Photographers of America, and CBA - Columbia Bridal Associates