Photographer, Graphic Artist
About the Photographer
My name is Jaalam Aiken. That's pronounced like "jay-lum". Not many people get that right the first time so I figured that's a perfect place to start. If you haven't already guessed, I am a professional photographer. As a Studio owner for most of my 11 year career I have done just about every type of photography there is. Portrait photography is the one that I always come back too. I still get excited the night before a session and time flies by during the shoot. There's no doubt this is the perfect profession for me. ( I'm not sure I'd know how to do anything else) I'm certain I feel more comfortable and confident with a camera in my hands than I do without. When my younger brother got married I was a groomsman but still wanted to photograph their wedding. It was an awesome experience and I wouldn't of wanted it any other way. I guess my point is this, I love creating art for other people. The joy I see when they view their portraits for the first time or how proud they are of a family portrait after hanging it on the wall of their home is pure motivation to do it again day after day. Whether your in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex or on the Beaches of Destin Florida, I would be honored to help create something special for you and your family to enjoy for years to come. Please contact me and let's get a date reserved for your session.
Nothing makes my job more fun than photographing someone who is truly excited about creating something beautiful.
Here's what others have to say..
We loved working with Premiere Portrait on our wedding day. They were there on time and were super helpful. The photographer Jaalam Aiken is fantastic! He is easy to work with and super creative. He definitely captured the day better than we could have imagined. We are recommending this studio to everyone we know!
Our engagement pictures were beautiful! They went above and beyond what I expected! Jay is definitely a perfectionist and takes his time to make sure you get the best shots you want. Don't expect to be rushed through your photography session, or to get picture edits back really quickly. For us it was worth the wait to get our photos back because they were perfect.
I've dreamt of my wedding day since I was a little girl and knew that one of the most imporant things about that day was going to be the photographer! I had been familiar with a lot of Jay's work from the past and knew he was amazing but had no idea how unbelievable he was until I got all the photos back from every event! There wasn't a single detail that was missed throughout any session including engagement, bridals, rehearsal dinner, wedding, or reception! Jay has a gift that is only God given and I wouldn't ever go to anyone else to help capture some of the most imporant events of our lives!
They did an amazing job! I would choose them for any event I do! They way they capture the light to make the picture absolutely perfect amazes me! I would highly recommend them to anyone!
Portraits for me are the most important aspect of creating memories. After the celebration ends, the pictures say it all! That's why it's so important that we have perfect photos! Premiere Portrait not only captured those small exchanges that will mean so much more later, but the sheer artistry that they create is nothing short of perfection! There is no other photographer for my family!