Jimi Smith Photography
Jimi Smith Photography - Pool Photographer
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About Jimi Smith Photography

Jimi Smith is a Virgin Islands based photographer specializing in Architecture, Interiors, Commercial Spaces, Landscapes and Luxury Pools.

A native of Athens GA, Jimi studied early on with degrees in Engineering, Physics, Fine Art Photography, and Music. Continuing his love of education he attended the Commercial Diving Academy in Jacksonville Fl, and upon graduation Jimi took on a job with Miami Diver as an underwater ship maintenance specialist.

It was working globally with Miami Diver that Jimi frequently visited the Virgin Islands. Eventually, falling in love with the Caribbean, he decided to make St Thomas his permanent home. For over 10 years now, he has helped run a scuba diving shop on the island when he is not traveling for photography assignments.

Jimi uses both natural and artificial light when creating his images. Every image is created with great detail and attention to light. Jimi strives to make the best images possible, and no job is too large or too small.

When Jimi’s not photographing for work, you can usually find him shooting his personal landscape images at sunrise or sunset with his dog Tilt.

See the difference professional photography makes in your pool project.

Move the slider to see the difference in Jimi’s unique process of combining multiple exposures, and flash photography techniques to create his own lighting for richer photographs. The before images are what the camera sees on it’s own, and the after images are Jimi’s vision starting with the in camera exposures on location, his choice of adding artificial lighting where appropriate, and then his work-flow to combine multiple shots into his final images.


Our Expertise

Professional Photography

Jimi Smith Photography provides an expert and professional photography session of your outdoor living project. Our post-production edits add the perfect touch.

Pool Area Staging & Operation

When it comes to professionally staging the pool area to look its best, there is no better alternative. We’re experts at operating pool equipment and water features.

Award-Winning Photos

For builders and contractors that are looking to submit their projects for awards consideration, Jimi Smith remains the photographer of choice for exceptional photos.

Why a Custom Photo Shoot?

Nothing helps sell future prospective clients on your abilities and expertise than eye-catching professional photos. Capture your work the way it was meant to be seen, with an expert photography session and the type of post-production editing that makes your pool project look like it’s ready for the cover of a magazine. Our immersive photography will elevate your marketing material and help you close more sales. Jimi Smith Photography specializes in producing sensational project photos that help pool builders win awards & recognition for their work and consequently, more clients than they ever dreamed possible.

It's All In The Presentation

Most builders are taking photos on their smartphone. Elevating your presentation and the quality of the photography in your work is an absolute game-changer. We’ve been working with pool builders around the nation and helping them produce studio-quality expert photography for their outdoor living projects. Time and again, our work has been featured on the covers of magazines and industry trade publications. The differentiator in having professional photos of their projects is undeniable. The difference is definitely in the details.

Meet the incredible team members at Jimi Smith Photography

Emily Willoughby

Emily Willoughby is Jimi Smith Photography’s Editor in Chief.  She was personally trained by Jimi to produce our unique editing technique and brings years of professional photo and video editing experience to the team. Emily graduated from the University of North Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film & Digital Media, where she specialized in media studies.  Emily lives in Bogart, GA with her boyfriend, Ivy, and their dog, Dolly.

Jason Moore - Jimi Smith Photography - Athens GA - Photographer - Pool Photography

Jason Moore

Jason Moore is one of the photographers on the Jimi Smith Photography team.  He’s been personally trained by and worked under Jimi for the last 5 years.  Like Jimi, Jason uses both natural and artificial light when creating his images. He shoots nationwide and his photos have recently won several Pinnacle, PHTA Awards of Excellence, and multiple regional awards. You’ll find Jason’s work on the cover the 2022 and 2023 PebbleTec World’s Greatest Pools books, as well as on several other industry publications.  Jason lives in Griffin, GA with his wife, Meagan, and their two daughters.

Kelly Curran - Jimi Smith Photography - Athens GA - Office Manager - Pool Photography

Kelly Curran

Kelly Curran has been with Jimi Smith Photography for the last 3 years, and does all things administrative, including scheduling, booking travel, bookkeeping, and most of the client outreach.  She graduated from the University of North Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration.  Kelly lives in Athens, GA with her husband, Taylor.

Julianne Smith - Jimi Smith Photography - Athens GA - Editor - Pool Photography

Julianne Smith

Julianne is an Editor for Jimi Smith Photography and was personally trained by Jimi. She now has years of experience which allows her to produce the original editing technique for Jimi Smith Photography. She also specializes in video editing, along with managing the JSP social media accounts. She enjoys camping, hunting, and spending time outdoors with her family. She lives in Danielsville with her husband Whit, their four kids, and dog Ash.

Will Cannon

Will Cannon is the newest photographer to join the Jimi Smith Photography team. He was born and raised in Athens, GA, graduated from North Oconee High School in 2017 and was fortunate enough to start a media internship in 2019. Through that internship, he completed thousands of shoots and was able to build an impressive portfolio of photography and videography. In the fall of 2022, Will was introduced to Jimi through UGA’s Small Business Development Center, and relentless in securing his dream job, joined the JSP team shortly after. In his free time, Will enjoys writing songs, shooting pictures, a good flick, and quality time with family, friends, and his two cats, Cutie and Jerry.

Kendall Rose Woodworth

Kendall Woodworth is an editor for the Jimi Smith Photography team. She was personally trained by Jimi and Emily to create our signature editing style. She specializes in editing landscape photography and making a creative version of each original image. Kendall enjoys karaoke, gluten free grocery stores, and spending time with friends. Kendall lives in Watkinsville, Georgia with her two dogs Oakley and Frankie.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ideally, you’ll want to schedule a photo shoot after all aspects of construction on the pool and deck area have been completed. Taking a photo once the landscaping has been completed produces the best results. Photographing your project during specific seasons may be possible if our schedule permits. Please check with us in advance to ensure the date is available for your project.

The prices for our photography services can vary depending on many different variables. Please schedule a consultation so that we can go over our various pricing options for your photo shoot.

As the leading expert in photographing pools, landscapes, and outdoor living projects, we’re frequently called in to take professional photos. We’re experts at operating pool equipment, lighting, water features, and staging the pool area to take the optimum shots. Our expertise in the field of pool photography and post-production editing produces award-winning photos and exceptional results.

Our experience in capturing incredibly eye-catching photos has helped propel us as the photographer of choice for the pool & spa industry. As one of the leading photographers in landscape photography, our work has been featured in many different magazines. Our close connection with the industry trade publications makes us a frequent collaborator and source for alerting the media about incredible new pool and outdoor living projects.

It’s advised that you schedule your photoshoot at least 3-6 months in advance in order to ensure availability for the date you have in mind. Our scheduler will help coordinate with you to determine the ideal date and time for performing your photo session.

Jimi Smith Photography travels all over the world taking photos for elite builders. We’re one of the few traveling photographers you’ll find with the breadth, depth, and experience to produce incredible results that will help propel your business. Schedule a consultation with us anywhere in the world.

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