“JD Hudson is a Northern California based Fine art photographer and cinematographer.”


Hey there! I’m JD,  I ride motorcycles, eat too many tacos, and capture the human experience through still and moving pictures.

When I was a boy my father always carried around a camera that he used to take photos of our family. Even from a young age, I would borrow it without asking to capture moments with my friends, always returning the camera to him with images that he was proud of. I didn’t fully realize back then my own power behind the lens; that my passion for photography and cinematography would grow into a career that fuels my soul and serves the vision of others.

After making films for several local businesses, I decided to move east and spend a season in Minneapolis, Minnesota, growing in my role as a cinematographer and editor for an in-demand video production company. With the support of an amazing network of creatives, I continued to cultivate my abilities in lifestyle and commercial photography and videography. Having worked on projects large and small, from commercials to engagement shoots, music videos to portrait sessions, I have the experience and the perspective to tell your stories.

I can’t believe I get to do this for a living. I mean, traveling the world with my camera in hand, c’mon! I take my passion and profession very seriously, turning out quality photography and films that my clients are proud of. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and my work. Let’s collaborate!