My name is Jama and I am an Austin photographer.


With over 20 years of experience in creating luxurious, heirloom portraits, my portrait experience strives to serve every aspect of your photo session. From the beginning, with our in home consultation where we get to know each other better, we'll work together on outfits for your photo session, and then on the day of, you'll have a hair and makeup stylist on-site before your session; you can rest assured that all of your needs will be taken care of.


Most photographers have a 'why'.
Why they got into photography, and what keeps them inspired. For me, it's my grandmother. When laid to rest, she had our family portrait clasped tight in her hands. At that moment, I realized just how lasting and impactful photography is.

Jama Pantel showing art

I am a member of Professional Photographers of America, and have been named “Best Of Austin” portrait photographer for the past 6 years. In addition, I am a freelancer for and published in the The New York Times .


I would love to hear more about you!

In my free time, I travel as often as I can, and run marathons for fun.

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photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still

dorothea lange

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Jama has been photographing my family for many years. I cannot even express in words how pleased we have been with her work and the heart she has for what she does. Jama has an eye for capturing the innocence that are our young children along with each of their unique personalities.

We are a law enforcement family and had one of the most special sessions with Jama recently. My husband still talks about how amazing the images are and we have our favorite displayed (on quite a large scale!) in our home. Everyone who visits love that image and have even taken pictures of it. Jama is family to us; we love her heart, her soul, her talent and her amazing ability to make us all feel comfortable during our sessions. Photographs are important and the memories they hold should be cherished – something Jama stresses and I strongly agree with.

Ashley R

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Jama Pantel Photography
Austin - Texas

will travel worldwide
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Seen In:

New York Times
Best Portrait Photographer in Austin
Professional Photographers of America