Jamie Speer

OWNER, HEAD PHOTOGRAPHER

 

If you've made your way to this page, I'd like to first take a minute to say THANK YOU for showing interest in my photography. Even though more than 10 years has passed since I started 1826 Photographic, I still find it mind-blowing and super-flattering that people like my work. It's not a lack of confidence in my work at all...more like a total disbelief that I got this lucky. Who gets to wake up every day and honestly say that they LOVE what they do and still make a living. I DO. And for that, I thank you.

 

I was born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio, received my BA in Studio Art & New Media from the University of Toledo and chose to come back to my hometown that I love so much. Life has changed dramatically since 2007 when I was fresh out of college and starting my business. Between then and now I've photographed hundreds of weddings, acquired my studio, married the love of my life and am the mommy to two of the sweetest boys in the world, Hugh and Hayes. Life. Is. Good.

 

I can't wait to meet you and hear about all the exciting things going on in your life and how we can help document them in a way you'll cherish forever!

 

 

 

 

THINGS I LOVE

fresh lavender
fizzy cocktails
fuzzy slippers
lazy sundays
buying myself flowers
Chances are, I own more coffee mugs and throw pillows than anyone else you’ll ever meet.

Lindsey lemons

ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER

 

Hi there! I'm Lindsey - photographer, cat mama, enneagram 2w1, lover of life and all of its fun little adventures - Lemons. Nice to meet you!

 

I met Jamie in 2016 when I was looking for an internship to complete a college requirement. I was in desperate need of a job with hours and experience and she was in desperate need of some help. She was pregnant with her first son and was on the verge of bedrest when I stepped in. We met and instantly clicked! So I officially joined 1826 Photographic in 2017 after I graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Communications - Commercial Photography. Goooooooo Bobcats!

 

Since starting with Jamie, I've photographed over 50+ weddings and have been a (COVID) bride myself. I got married to my best friend on 10.10.2020 at a small and intimate gathering, and then had the big celebration the following year on our one year anniversary - so if you were a COVID couple yourselves, I completely understand all the stress and struggles of planning and hosting a wedding in the middle of a pandemic.

 

Not only have I shot over 50+ weddings with Jamie, but I also have photographed what feels like hundreds of engagement, family, corporate, and senior sessions. I started what is now our Senior Spokesmodel Program and I manage all of our social media pages! This job is truly a dream come true and I can't wait to help make your photo dreams come true in whatever you may need 1826 Photographic for! :)

 

THINGS I LOVE

blouses with fun sleeves
makeup tutorials
cheese plates
musical theatre
my fur baby - Louis (follow him on instagram! @louislemwoz)
I fully embrace my last name. If I see anything with a lemon on it, I can’t NOT buy it!

Brooke spafford

ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER

 

Hi! I’m Brooke Spafford—new to the amazing 1826 Photographic Team. While I am new to the team, I am not new to photography. My husband and I previously owned/operated M & B Photography out of Huron, Ohio. We spent six incredible years working as a husband and wife team, photographing 50+ weddings and hundreds of engagement, family, and senior portrait sessions. We turned our passion for photography into a successful small business and I will forever be grateful for that experience.

 

I am originally from the Sandusky/Huron area. I went to The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!) and graduated with a BA in Psychology. I went to the University of Dayton for graduate school and I have an Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology. In addition to being a photographer, I am also a preschool school psychologist for a local public school district. My family is my life. My husband is my best friend and high school sweetheart. We have the most precious little boy on the planet (Camden), in addition to our first-born fur baby (Eli).

 

I am so excited for the next chapter of my photography journey here at 1826 Photographic. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and to help you capture life’s most important moments, milestones, & special memories!

 

 

THINGS I LOVE

concerts
the Pittsburgh Steelers
dogs
Walt Disney World
interior design
Everything about Christmas: the season, the music, the movies, the lights, the decorations - I'd celebrate all year long if I could!

Jessie Yonek

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

 

Hi! My name is Jessie! I'm the admin girl here at the studio, so if you ever send us an email or give us a call, you will more than likely be speaking with me!

 

I grew up here in Sandusky and still live here with my sweet little family. I went to Perkins High School and attended college at Bowling Green State University. In 2014, I got married to my best friend, Zach, and together we have our large, fluffy fur baby, Theo and our beautiful toddler boy, Nolan— both of which keep us on our toes!

 

I first met Jamie and Lindsey a few years back when I assisted my husband who was a videographer at a wedding that they were also photographing. The two of them together were such a blast to work next to! Now I’m so thrilled to be working with the whole team on a weekly basis, helping them with anything that they may need to run the studio. I do a lot of the administrative tasks, like emailing, phone calls, and bookings, and I also help Lindsey with the 1826 social media pages and blogs! My days at the 1826 Studio are so fun and rarely ever feel like work. I’m so proud to be a part of the 1826 family!

 

 

 

THINGS I LOVE

house plants
chai tea lattes

farmers marekets
oversized sweaters
pool days
In the summertime, you'll find me cruising around Lake Erie out on our boat - one of my favorite places to be!

 

our studio

 

Our 2500 square ft studio located in Sandusky, Ohio is fully equipped to handle all of your photographic needs.

 

Constructed in January of 2020, our brand new facility was custom designed specifically to be a photo studio. From our concrete floors to our 26ft. ceilings, to our large windows for natural light and our extra-wide entrance that is big enough to pull a car through - we spent over a year and a half designing this place for every possible photographic scenario. Even our exterior was built with photos in mind! We have plenty of outdoor shooting capabilities around the building, both green spaces as well as the building itself.

 

 

CONTACT US

OUR STUDIO

3406 Hayes Avenue
Sandusky, Ohio 44870

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OUR STUDIO

3406 Hayes Avenue
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
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CONTACT US