I've always enjoyed photography but I was raised in a family that only seemed to bring the camera out on REALLY special occasions. When I was 17 years old I had to travel to Colorado to attend a wedding. Before I left I asked my mom if I could borrow the family camera. With her approval I blew the dust off of that old 35mm and set off on my journey. I arrived at Denver International Airport with 4 rolls of film in my luggage and, after only one week, returned home with over a dozen. It was that trip that made me aware of how much I enjoyed photography.
I later went on to make the "big jump" to digital photography by purchasing a $99 generic camera that was no better than today's cheapest cell phones.
I went on to enjoy photography, as a hobby, for over a decade . Several years ago my wife and I were asked to do the photos for a friend's wedding. It was at that time, out of fear of destroying their special day, that we made the investment in professional quality equipment. With my interest in photography and my wife's graphic art skills we decided that providing others with our services was the next logical step. We have since enjoyed capturing (and sharing) memories with all of our friends, family, and clients.
If there is one thing that I've learned as a photographer it's this; every photo taken, if done correctly, has the potential to become a treasured keepsake. It's become our goal to capture some of life's most fleeting moments so that they can be cherished for years to come.

Please enjoy our portfolio and feel free to let us know what you think!

Jonathan and Sierra Dates
Dates Cherished Photography
and Creative Services