Hardman Portraits creates customized portraiture and provides marketing solutions to entrepreneurs and large corporations. We service the Southeast, DMV, and NYC area.
If you had one shot to tell your story; whether it be the story your brand, your personality, your family, or your greatest accomplishment — what would it look like?
As the man behind the lens of Hardman Portraits, I’m here to help you find and capture exactly that. In the same way I want to learn your story and what fuels you, I feel compelled to share mine with you. I spent many years of my life traveling the world through military service, from almost every state in the U.S., to areas like Australia, Thailand, Japan, and Indonesia, and through it all, I have gained a unique perspective that has ultimately contributed to my passion for photography, and bringing stories to life.
I currently reside in Metro Atlanta, Georgia and travel frequently between the Atlanta, New York, DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas shooting everything from branding and corporate photography to fine art portraiture. I’ve been shooting professionally for over a decade, and I am truly passionate about creative storytelling through the images I capture as well as the custom print services that I provide to my clients.
If you find yourself ready to take your brand or personal vision to the next level, I’d love to get in touch with you and get to know you. In the words of one of my greatest inspirations, Annie Leibowitz, “When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I'd like to know them. Anyone I know, I photograph.”
I look forward to hearing your journey, and working with you in the future!
"Even though I had scheduled simple head shots, my session far exceed my expectations. Mr. Hardman provided lots of insight into his process and allowed me to participate in the direction, look, and feel of the photos we took. I learned a lot about his craft and which options and approaches can help me achieve my desired look and outcome. Mr. Hardman was extremely professional while still being warm and friendly. I truly enjoyed my session AND love the resulting photos."
-Dr. Morgan Bryant
"Jamal is a great photographer, he is very professional, and pleasant to work with. Turn around time is fast"
"Working with Hardman Portraits was the best personal investment that I have made into my brand thus far. As a small business owner, its so crucial to have visual images that not only reflect your work, but your unique personality, and Jamal captured that in a way that allowed me to keep my own personal flare while still maintaining professionally. He made me feel so comfortable in front of the camera, and I couldn't be happier with how the shots came out!"
- Johnna Wilks, Marketing Strategist & Blogger
"I had the amazing fortune of working with Jamal in an executive headshot session. His work is phenomenal and his level of professionalism surmounts many that I have encountered. His meticulous attention to detail and attentiveness to my thoughts created images that captured my exact vision. I really enjoyed his flexibility and creativity during the session as well as the relaxed yet professional atmosphere. Jamal was always in the “moment” and willing to try a new approach as the opportunity arose to obtain best results. I am looking forward to working with him again in the near future. I highly recommend Jamal and Hardman Portraits. Great work!"
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