Tommy has over 15 years working as an entrepreneur in small business, as well as in the media industry. He began taking photos as a young man and continued to study photography while earning his B.A. in Business Management from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.
He has vast experience in the construction, media and biotech industries. He has worked as an executive assistant, retail general manager, IT systems administrator, website developer, recording studio founder, general contractor and photographer. His skillset makes him a portable and effective player in almost any industry. He continues to cultivate his long-lived passion for branding and media.
1 customer review
He was exceptional, related to me on a personal level. Professionalism was excellent, he did a fantastic job with my photos and I got them immediately after. Mr. Johnsen is a real class act and nothing but the best for his future endeavors. Also, he knows what he’s doing! This was only my second photo shoot and needed some guidance and he gave me the best advice to help me all the way through the shoot. Wonderful work he has done, I would put 6 stars if there was an option for it but I enjoyed my time, he will be the first one I call if I need any more work done. More...
What’s the secret to taking a great photograph?
Preparation and lighting. It's important for us to consider all of the factors going into our shoot like location, time of day, weather, lighting and what is around us. All of these factors change the outcome of the final product. The more of these details we can nail down ahead of time the better our final product will be.
What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?
What are some examples you can show me of photos or videos that you like?
What specifically about those projects stand out to you?
Is there anything you especially don't like?
What is the timeframe that you need your project within?
Do you have a budget for the project or do we have the freedom to create something exceptional but reasonable?
What do you love most about your job?
I love when I have the space to work intentionally and with clarity to create beautiful media that others can enjoy as well.
What inspired you to start your own business?
My father started a desktop publishing (graphic design) company at home when I was 8-years old. I grew up around it and when I was 19 I started my first company, a web design business. It only made sense as I had been designing websites for clients since I was 16. 20-years later I think it's the best decision I ever made.
Why should our clients choose you?
I am comprehensives with how I do business. I respond quickly, offer affordable services and work to create the best product I can.