Jonathan "JC" Charpentier

Jonathan "JC" C.

Minneapolis, MN

About Jonathan "JC" C.

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Jonathan "JC" teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: June 2008
Last sign in: 3 days ago


Hello students, parents, and co-creators. The way I teach is simple and fun! I am patient and dedicated to your success.

My name is Jonathan. I am a 33 year old French-American man living and working in Minneapolis. I will be your teacher today.

I am a happy husband and step-father who moved to Minnesota in 2015 to live with the wife Sophia and 2 kids: Blake and Samara, 14 and 12 (10th, and 7th grade).

I have been a professional photographer for more than 14 years now. It is my full-time job. I also practice traditional Indian-Himalayan SunYoga, meditation, acupressure. I have participated in healing cancer patients and all kinds of diseases in 4 different countries (USA, France, Serbia, India).

In 2015, before I moved to the USA, I was the President of a Non Profit Organization called SUNYOGA France, French branch of the main NPO from India called UNIVERSAL PEACE CENTER, for yoga, research, education, and humanitarian programs. I am now working on creating the American branch of the association. It will be called SUNYOGA AMERICA.

WHAT ABOUT TEACHING? Everybody wants the best. I believe QUALITY is the most important. I also believe each person is UNIQUE and should be treated in a unique way.

What comes first? Question or answer? When we arrive on our first day at school do we have final exams? First the teacher shares knowledge during class. Depending on the teacher's talent, passion, and love for his work, the students will learn something. Then only we have exams.

Life is the biggest exam off all. Every day we are being tested. With our family, friends, work, travels, everywhere we go and whatever we do. Hopefully wisdom will come out of this process. All we need is a little support to all grow together.

Teaching is a big responsibility. Parents and teachers, it is our duty to teach the best. Let's do our best together. Thank you.

JC • Jonathan Charpentier photography 📷

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Voted Top 5 MN Photographer by CBS News Minnesota
👍Creative Business, Event, Portrait, Commercial, Performance Photographer
🎨Fine Art Photographer
🐣Photography Workshops Teacher/ Coach for ↪beginners ↪advanced ↪pros💯

Photos and Videos

Story time with baby Elodie. Savage, Minnesota, USA.


Lead photographer & photography teacher for all levels
Mar 2003 - Present
Private Studio

+14 years of experience in many countries around the world.
I now live and work in Minneapolis, MN, USA.


Sunyoga & Acupressure
Aug 2012 - Present
UPC Lachipur India, UPC Belgrade, UPC Paris
Sep 2002 - Jul 2004
French, English literature, German, Russian, language studies
Sep 1999 - Jul 2002
Galileo School, Paris region

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Acupressure & Sunyoga
Dec 2013
UPC Lachipur, UPC Belgrade, UPC Paris

Jul 2004

French baccalaureate (high School degree)
Jul 2002
Galileo school, Creteil Academy, Paris region


Top 5 Minnesota photographer
Oct 2015
CBS News
Best event photographer
Sep 2012
SIEL Paris
Exhibition awards
May 2008
Château des Bouillants, Seine et Marne, Paris, France

4 Reviews on Jonathan "JC" C.

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Anisha C. Mar 23, 2017
Verified Student · Photography · In home
I am so thankful I found Jon via takelessons for photography lessons. He is an amazing, encouraging and a patient teacher. Before the class, we discussed my goals and Jon came up with a lesson plan to help me meet those goals in 3 days of classes. I have learnt so much during our classes so far - the impact of light on photographs, the importance of talking with the subjects/models and the benefits of patience and being a keen observer. Jon is ever so helpful and is always suggesting ways to help me improve my photography skills. Thank you Jon!!!
Deborah Feb 27, 2017
Verified Student · French · Online
Katie Feb 18, 2017
Verified Student · Ping Pong · In studio
He wisely starts with the fundamentals. Reinforces it thru different language and examples. An excellent base. Friendly, enjoyable company and answers questions thoroughly.
Robin W. Jun 8, 2014
· French · Online
thank you so much for improving my French. It is important for my studies. Thank you!
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