Jeff Watkins

My name is Jeff Watkins and I am a wedding photographer and educator currently living in Phoenix Arizona.  I love capturing love stories for RAD couples and creating photographs that capture memories that will last forever! I fell in love with wedding photography several years ago after spending 90+ hours working as a chef at some of the top hotels and resorts across the US but I woke up every day, dreaming of something bigger. Our life took a turn after my son was born with cancer and I had been laid off my job the day after Christmas. I picked up a camera for the first time shortly after and fell in love! With $4.33 in the bank I took a huge risk to follow a newly found passion and KolorPHX Photographic CO was born!
Over the next several years, through ups and downs, my business reached heights that I couldn’t ever have imagined! In 2016, KolorPHX was named one of the Top 20 Wedding Photographers in Arizona from Expertise Magazine as well as published in several publications such as The Knot, Arizona Weddings Magazine and more! In 2018, KolorPHX was name the #1 Wedding Photographer in Arizona, by Arizona Foothills Magazine! I woke up one day and thought to myself: “people are actually paying me to do this! I am basically the last person on earth that was qualified to be a wedding photographer! This is crazy!”  With that thought, came an idea – if I can do this then anyone can! – and so the education side of KolorPHX Photographic CO was launched! I love walking along side other creatives and navigating the business of wedding photography, and seeing others grow and succeed! In 2018 I started The Gathering Arizona, an intimate business focused photography workshop, with a successful first year and an even bigger and better 2nd year in the works!  Having the opportunity to mentor and teach countless talented photographers and watch them grow and excel is a dream! I am so stoked to be a part of WPPI this year and I cannot wait to meet every one of you!

PW11 “Don’t Forget The Groom!” Easy Steps to Incorporate OCF with Natural light to Create Dramatic Portraits

02/26/2019 11:00 AM