Meet the photographer and owner, Michael Bondanza

Michael Bondanza, Professional Photographer | Jacksonville, FL
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I am a collector of moments and a visual poet who makes no apologies for having deep relationships with my clients. My passion is the strongest when standing alongside others in their most authentic state… in laughter and love. 

I am an artist and storyteller who uses a camera as a tool to document this crazy journey. I can’t turn the artist in me off and I never want to. If my camera isn’t at hand, my eyes are still chasing the light and writing a love story with each unscripted moment.

About I AM JAX Photo

I AM JAX PHOTO was founded by me, Michael Bondanza.  My home is in Jacksonville, Florida.  I specialize in weddings, portraits, and event photography.

My work has been published nationally by Word Entertainment Performing Artists such as: for King and Country, Veridia, Skillet, Family Force 5, and Matthew West to name a few. More of my work can be seen throughout various other media outlets.  One of my photos from the Jacksonville Zoo was featured on the opening season of (what was then called) Everbank Field’s “world’s largest” jumbotrons (Tiger image below).

I have been honored to be voted among Jacksonville’s top photographers since 2014!

Featured Everbank Field Image
Featured image at EverBank Field on the Jumbo-Tron

Wedding photography is one of my passions!  I love to photograph both local and destination weddings.

Memphis Destination Wedding
Memphis, TN Destination Wedding

One of my most popular areas of photography are are my signature contemporary portraits.  As an understudy of Sue Bryce, I have learned the techniques to create a vanity fair style portraits.  These are so beautiful for people who don’t think they are photogenic.  It’s actually not your job to be!  It’s my job to create the portrait!  See this client below… She hadn’t had a formal portrait done since her wedding day 50+ years ago.  When I approached her she said she didn’t think she was photogenic.  When she saw her portraits, she cried because she looked so beautiful.  

Modern Contemporary Portrait - Beauty Makeover

I guarantee you my very best.  I use only premium print lab products for wall art collections and archival prints to ensure you will be proud to display your piece in your home or office.

My hope is that you and others will relive the moments that I capture and feel the emotions again and again through my photography.

I create a unique experience that is relaxed and fun so that your portraits let you shine through!  If you value your photos, please do not settle for mediocrity that will never be seen on display.  One day photos, along with unprintable memories, will be all we have to cherish loved ones by.  Invest in my professional services that will provide you with quality prints to cherish!  I promise that you will love them!

Signature Contemporary Portraits
Modern Contemporary Portrait – Beauty Makeover


The name “I AM JAX PHOTO” is derived from “I AM” which is the name that was given to Moses by God Himself (Exodus 3:4).  Jesus Christ is “I AM” (John 8:58).   “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of [Jesus, THE] Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes.” (Romans 1:16)

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