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Boston born and raised.  Mountain and active junky. Perpetual student of the world.  Visual messenger.


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About Jesse Starr

Based in Vail, Colorado and Boston, Mass.

During my formative years, I traveled back and forth between my divorced mom and dad’s houses, which helped lead to a lack of structure in my life. I consistently broke rules, acted superior to teachers and other authority figures and gave the bare minimum of effort toward school and sports. At the end of my freshman year of high school, few believed that I would graduate if I continued along this trajectory but I decided that it was time to make changes in my life, both physically and mentally. By eating healthier and committing to schoolwork, I transformed myself over the next year from a doughy boy into a lean young man who thrived in the classroom and on the field. I earned a spot on the Honor Roll during multiple semesters, was a state qualifier in wrestling and the MVP of my lacrosse team as a senior. Additionally, I received Early Acceptance to my college of choice, the University of Denver, and graduated in four years with a business degree in marketing.  

Following graduation, I chose to remain in Colorado so I could fully embrace the active lifestyle and explore all the beauties that this part of the country offers. In between mountain biking trips to Moab, skiing in the Rockies, cycling over Vail Pass, and traveling the world, I honed my eye for lifestyle photography moments. I know what active consumers and travelers look for because I live that life everyday.

I’ve seen brand and advertising photography trending away from stiff, unrealistic imagery as Millennials and other consumers seek brands that identify with their interests and are not simply forcing their message on you.  I specialize in 'anti-posing' and ‘un-faking,’ creating situations where groups of people interact naturally and elicit an emotional connection that creates brand loyalty and prompts buying behaviors. Through my own experiences both personally and professionally, I developed the skills to tackle the challenges that each shoot or client presents. Having gone from a regular in the principal’s office in middle school to graduating from a top university to operating a successful business on my own, I am uniquely qualified to solve your imagery needs.

-Jesse D Starr

Selected Clients 

  • Olympic Gold Medalist Lindsey Vonn
  • lululemon athletica
  • Mass General Hospital
  • Partners Health Care
  • Vail Mountain Resort
  • Beaver Creek Mountain Resort
  • Keystone Mountain Resort
  • Breckenridge Mountain Resort
  • Heavenly Mountain Resort
  • Northstar Mountain Resort
  • Colorado Mountain Express
  • Rock Resorts hotels
  • Epic Life Magazine
  • Red Sky Ranch Golf Club

An Insta-Peak into Jesse's Life