I don't like reading bio's of people that are clearly written by themselves, and I don't like writing about myself.   I could tell you all about my great family and friends, how I love my son and daughter more than you could imagine, that I love ridiculously lip-syncing to my wife, I love sports, the beach, and good fish taco's but does that matter to you?   What should matter is the story a great picture tells.  I want you to have an opportunity to see things the way I see things.  See enjoyment in simple things, people, and places.  That is how I want you to get to know me.    Ferris Bueller said it best, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” 

 

I don't like reading bio's of people that are clearly written by themselves,
and I don't like writing about myself. 

I could tell you all about my great family and friends,
how I love my son and daughter more than you could imagine,
that I love ridiculously lip-syncing to my wife,
I love sports, the beach, and good fish taco's but does that matter to you? 

What should matter is the story a great picture tells.

I want you to have an opportunity to see things the way I see things. 
See enjoyment in simple things, people, and places.
That is how I want you to get to know me.

Ferris Bueller said it best, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” 


From my clients.

"shooting with cj was fun, exciting, adventurous, creative, and extremely rewarding! few people can adequately capture the intoxicating vibe of nyc in a snapshot... but he did. and made it look so easy. i cannot wait to work with him again!!"   - sarah cichon

"shooting with cj was fun, exciting, adventurous, creative, and extremely rewarding! few people can adequately capture the intoxicating vibe of nyc in a snapshot... but he did. and made it look so easy. i cannot wait to work with him again!!"
- sarah cichon

"the passion cj has for photography was made evident in the few short hours my husband and i worked with him. cj pairs professionalism with an easy going attitude that makes picture taking relaxed and fun. what sets cj apart from other photographers, though, is his attention to detail. he has an exceptional eye for beauty. no stiff, awkward poses. cj has a more artistic approach and is able to get those shots that every couple dreams of- the ones that capture genuine emotion, unique to them. cj captured our day perfectly and we couldn't be happier with our pictures." -kayla mcdonell

"the passion cj has for photography was made evident in the few short hours my husband and i worked with him. cj pairs professionalism with an easy going attitude that makes picture taking relaxed and fun. what sets cj apart from other photographers, though, is his attention to detail. he has an exceptional eye for beauty. no stiff, awkward poses. cj has a more artistic approach and is able to get those shots that every couple dreams of- the ones that capture genuine emotion, unique to them. cj captured our day perfectly and we couldn't be happier with our pictures."
-kayla mcdonell

"we used cj to shoot our new york city, central park wedding in december .  we were looking for an “artist style” instead the traditional “snap shoot”  pictures.       we are thrilled with outcome, and cj blew away our expectations.   even in the pouring rain, cj was able to compose amazing pictures that captured our special day.      if you are looking for photos that will be worthy of framing, cj should be your choice."     - rodney and grace bone

"we used cj to shoot our new york city, central park wedding in december .  we were looking for an “artist style” instead the traditional “snap shoot”  pictures.  
we are thrilled with outcome, and cj blew away our expectations.   even in the pouring rain, cj was able to compose amazing pictures that captured our special day.  if you are looking for photos that will be worthy of framing, cj should be your choice."
- rodney and grace bone

"cj has been one of my closest friends for over 8 years now. i asked him to take photos for my wife and i after seeing some of his early work. i was absolutely blown away by the end result. i'm excited to watch as his talent grows." - matthew mcdonell

"cj has been one of my closest friends for over 8 years now. i asked him to take photos for my wife and i after seeing some of his early work. i was absolutely blown away by the end result. i'm excited to watch as his talent grows."
- matthew mcdonell

We hired CJ as our wedding photographer and we couldn't have made a better choice. CJ is very professional, a lot of fun to work with, and to this day we get compliments on our photos. His work stands on its own; his demeanor is an added bonus!

We hired CJ as our wedding photographer and we couldn't have made a better choice. CJ is very professional, a lot of fun to work with, and to this day we get compliments on our photos. His work stands on its own; his demeanor is an added bonus!

"last night [8/20/15] i went to the pancakes and booze art show in d.c.  my friends and i  arrived as soon as the doors opened and already there were lines down the block.  i fell in love with the photography of cj bown, a philadelphia-based artist and picked up a canvas of his stunning view of the stairs to bethesda fountain in new york city.  its one of my favorite places in the world and cj captured it from such a stunning viewpoint.  it's now happily hanging in my home and i can't stop looking at it."      -christa avampato

"last night [8/20/15] i went to the pancakes and booze art show in d.c.  my friends and i  arrived as soon as the doors opened and already there were lines down the block.  i fell in love with the photography of cj bown, a philadelphia-based artist and picked up a canvas of his stunning view of the stairs to bethesda fountain in new york city.  its one of my favorite places in the world and cj captured it from such a stunning viewpoint.  it's now happily hanging in my home and i can't stop looking at it."

-christa avampato

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We ordered a variety of pictures for our new Chicago facility. They came very well packaged (not one was damaged) and really added a wonderful element to the décor of our facility. Mr. Bown has a great eye and his shots of the many cityscapes and scenes around the city were a great addition to our site. We have gotten a lot of compliments and seeing familiar and interesting elements of the city helps our residents feel right at home.
Merry Beth Sheets - Rosecrance Health Network