Hello, my name is Josh Hartmann. I am a photographer based in Bozeman, MT. I have been dabbling as a photographer for 10+ years. I love capturing those essential moments using natural lighting when I can. I don’t have a studio yet but prefer to have the photoshoots outdoors since we are in Montana.
I love creating an experience for the client. I remember during my engagement shoot I was told to act natural and do what I think looks good. But honestly what is natural about having a camera in your face and trying to act normal. What I do is instantly set my clients at ease by making my shoots fun and interactive with prompts and motion. This helps take all the pressure of my clients of thinking okay now what pose should we do. All throughout my shoots, I direct the client of what to do by the prompts that I come up with. That way there is never a dull moment.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done many couples shoots, single portrait shoots, family shoots, real estate shoots, small business marketing photography, and event photo shoots. How I make my photoshoots different is that I like to create a fun interactive experience with prompts and movement with my clients. How I make my real estate shoots different is that I adapt the bracketing technique and utilize the best lighting of the day to set aside my portraits from my competition.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I shot the wedding of a New York Magazine editor who got married in Bozeman. They reached out to me and selected me to photograph their wedding.
A fun fact about this photographer
I have been in the Bozeman area for ten years now and have either hiked or mountain biked all the trails within a fifty-mile radius. I love being in the outdoors and taking my family and pups for an adventure.