Born and raised in Southern California, my father got me obsessed with photography. Being a professional photographer for over 30 years he took me everywhere with him on his photo ops and business shoots and quickly I was hooked. I took photo classes in high school shooting with film and developing in a dark room. Ive had the chance to move around the country a little including MN, ND, WA, WY and CO and being able to photograph these beautiful states. I am now residing in beautiful San Diego CA. You can also follow all my new work on Facebook at Jason Bates Photography.