Jeff has been taking pictures for 25 yeras now... some of those years as a professional, many as an enthusiastic amateur. He studied Graphic Design and Photography at the University of Washington under some amazing professors and mentors. Along the way he's shot thousands of rolls of film, and since the 'digital age' of photography has also shot tens-of-thousands more frames on all manner of digital camera, from the almost-disposable, to the heart-stoppingly expensive. He holds professional memberships in the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), as well as the Spokane, Washington Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to photography, Jeff has worked extensively in the film and video industry producing industrial, marketing, and training videos and films for a number of technology companies, and producing voiceover work for television, radio, and video games. He has produced and directed several commercials and music videos. More recently he co-wrote, produced, and directed his first full-length feature film, 'Harry Christmas,' which premiered in December 2008, and was independently released on DVD in 2009.

Jeff specializes in commercial and product photography, wedding and portrait photography, as well as photography post-production, film and video production, film and video directing, script writing, and voice-over work.

Work History

Work History
2008 - Present


Jay Lance Photography

Commercial and retail photographer. Have taken on many freelance product and marketing photography assignments for various clients. Have photographed numerous weddings and portrait sittings in a variety of location and studio settings. Regularly teach photography for many experience levels in both one-on-one and classroom-style seminars.

2007 - 2009


Tate-R-Tot Films

Co-wrote, produced, and directed the feature-length film ‘Harry Christmas.’ Film premiered at the Bing Crosby Theater in December 2008, and was independently released on DVD in 2009.

1998 - 2008

Creative Director

Paper Plane Group, Inc.

Paper Plane Group specialized in Internet/Intranet and CD ROM-based custom software development and redesign for corporate clients using programming, new technologies and innovation to solve customer problems. Lead teams of independent contractors as large as 10 in the completion of projects.

2006 - 2008

Project Manager

DigiDeal Corporation

Managed the complete development cycle for 8 electronic table games during my tenure. Coordinated with sales, marketing, hardware engineering, and software engineering in order to ensure on-time and on-budget development. Additional duties included all product photography and video clips for trade-show booth use, marketing materials, and web site usage.

2002 - 2005

Director of Development

FutureSight Consulting

Managed contract employees in the creation of software tools to help calculate ROI of tech purchases. Created ‘support materials’ including marketing videos and photography which was embedded in the tools to assist the purchasing process. Started with company as a part-time contractor and advanced into listed role.

1998 - 2002

Program Manager


Acted as the program manager for the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC building architecture solutions. Responsible for the performance of two contract staffers, and for successfully working directly with the Visio Division Development Manager and the Visio Project Manager to create the best possible product. Team member for the release of Visio 5.0, Visio 2000, and Visio 2002. Started with company as a Software Test Engineer and advanced into listed role.

1996 - 1998

Product Support Specialist


Product Support Specialist for AutoCAD, Release 13 and 14.