Jon Blanchard is a published portrait photographer specializing in luxury senior photos & headshots. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky and split his childhood between Louisville & Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Since moving to Indiana, Pennsylvania in 2008 Jon has enjoyed becoming a member of the community of this charming town.
Outside of photography, Jon is a father of three beautiful boys who he absolutely adores. While running a business & parenting don’t leave much time for hobbies, he also enjoys live music, travel, drinking coffee (& bourbon), hiking, and time with family and friends.
Jon found an interest for photography while taking a black & white film class in high school. Aside from that course, he is completely self taught & started his business under it’s previous name (Sparks Ignite Photography) in 2013. After becoming a full-time professional photographer in January of 2017, Jon has become a photography educator as well. He has hosted workshops for other professionals, given lectures at multiple universities, and taken on several interns from IUP’s Communications Media department. He has been a guest on radio shows as well as the Levity Floatcast, where he has discussed his love for photography. Jon is passionate about creating unique images, empowering people, and teaching the craft he loves.