About

French photographer Jonathan Charpentier (JC) fell in love with an American woman and decided to move to the USA to marry her. Yes the French accent helped a lot. JC is now based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Jonathan’s passion is to help business owners grow their business by delivering a clear visual identity. He provides recommendations and multiple options on how to use photography to communicate your unique message. Jonathan provides award winning tools for your marketing + communication strategy for either print or online publications

Jonathan says, “I love working with people. This is why I became a photographer. I like to make them feel comfortable so they look natural and confident as their true selves.”

Since 2003, Jonathan’s work has been featured in exhibitions in Paris, Amsterdam, and now the Twin Cities. He also participated in the prestigious Edina Art Fair in 2017, and his work has been featured in various local shops and restaurants. Jonathan was featured as one of the Top 5 Minnesota Photographers to follow on Instagram by CBS News Minnesota, after a short 5 months in the U.S. You may check out that article here: Best Minnesota Photographers to Follow on Instagram.  JC speaks French, English, and a little bit of German and Russian, with his international clients.

CBS News:”Jonathan Charpentier is a very compelling artist and a proven international photographer.”

Jonathan’s current focus is commercial and event photography. Prior clients include Porsche Minneapolis, Medal of Honor Convention Twin Cities, Alliance Française Minneapolis, Uptown VFW, Nology Networks, Cascade Stone, Connect to Buy, Ambassadors for Business Northland, Renault, Rothschild, Cosmétique Magazine, le Cirque Pinder, Paris City Town Hall, Gold River Studios of Minneapolis, Salon SIEL de Paris, and L’Américain (as well as many other French short films). Of course he also does portrait photography for families and weddings.

Jonathan is honored to be the lead photographer for the Medal of Honor Convention Twin Cities, where he worked with Target Corporation, U.S. Bank, United Healthcare, American Airlines, Delta, APi Group, Mortenson Construction, Medtronic, EcoLab, and 3M. He is also the main event photographer for Alliance Française Mpls/St. Paul.

Sophie Blachet, lawyer, coach, author, director of the Gallery Art Vitam in Miami and Paris says, “Jonathan Charpentier is a professional photographer who has full proficiency in his work. His natural kindness with people makes him be an indispensable event photographer!

Jonathan focuses on 5 main areas of expertise:

  • Business/Commercial/Event/Website Photography
  • Portraits/Family Photography/Weddings
  • Performance Photography (Artists/Music/ Fashion/Sports/ Cinema)
  • Fine Art Photography
  • Photography Workshops