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About Me

Welcome to my portfolio, where you'll find a diverse collection of my work spanning 14 years of experience. I specialize in photography, videography, and design, with a focus on food, products, plants, animals, nature, and landscapes. My videos are primarily for social media and internal training, and my design work includes posters, packaging, FDA compliant food labels, and websites.

A little about me: I am Jesse Hanson, married to my wife Caitlyn and we have three kids. I currently manage two shops for our family business, The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in Tennessee. I am also a Senior Airman in the Florida Air National Guard working in Public Affairs. In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors, including hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing and nature photography.

I discovered my passion for photography while working in construction from age 9 to 22. After starting out as a freelance photographer, I landed a full-time position with The Spice & Tea Exchange® Distribution Center in St. Augustine. Over the nine years I worked there, I served as head photographer, videographer, and held various design and IT roles in the marketing department.

In 2018, I decided to join the Florida Air National Guard and was fortunate to be hired as a Photo Journalist (now Public Affairs Specialist). This has been one of the best decisions I've ever made, allowing me to experience new things, meet wonderful people, and learn skills I wouldn't have otherwise.

After completing basic military training and technical school at the Defense Information School, Caitlyn and I moved to the Great Smoky Mountains, one of our favorite vacation spots. Managing two popular shops in the presence of the most visited National Park can be challenging, but it has been a great opportunity to apply my marketing skills and learn managing techniques.

Please note that I do not claim ownership of any photos, videos, music, or images found on my website. Most of the media is for informational use only and to showcase the work I have done while in and out of employment or with various clients. I only sell photos that I have taken on my own accord.

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