Jonathan Samaniego is a commercial photographer in his senior year at Columbia College Chicago. From the time he took his first photograph, Jonathan was mesmerized by the camera's ability to freeze a moment in time.

Over the years, his passion for photography grew. He began working as a photographer's assistant until he started his career as a photojournalist for the local newspaper, The Tampa Tribune, in Florida. His eagerness to learn more about the world of studio and commercial photography lead him to Columbia College Chicago where he will be receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Photography in the spring of 2015.

No matter the task at hand, Jonathan's positive attitude and willingness to take on any challenge, has lead to the satisfaction of each of his clients. Jonathan has also began working for local non-profit organizations in and around the Chicago area, where he documents several community based events.

After graduation, he plans on opening his own studio where he can continue to explore the creative field of photography and hone his skills.