About Me


“When I take a picture I try to capture a fleeting moment, point in time, a place I’ve been, so I can experience that moment over and over again.” … Jack Habdank

Photographer, Award Winning, Published

Jack Habdank


I started taking pictures seriously over 35 years ago. Mainly to  provide me with an artistic satisfaction to overcome the strains of a stressful business career. In those days we used film and developed the pictures ourselves. I set up a Ciba-chrome lab in my basement and off I went. To my satisfaction much of my work hangs on walls of old friends and others which unfortunately now I have lost touch with.

Over the years for one reason and another I distanced myself from what I really enjoy doing, taking pictures. With the support of my lovely wife, who in her own right is an accomplished photographer, I’ve had the great fortune to resume my pursuit of photography, my true joy.

For me a picture needs to evoke an emotion like sadness, happiness or a celebration of life. That split second that occurs between focusing through the lens and depressing the shutter is the magic of photography. Join me in my journey into photography.


Les Habdank
As a graduate of ART Center College of Design and 30 years of experience in Industrial Design, I can attest to the exceptional quality Jacks photographs exhibit: excellent sense of design, dedication and attention to details. Jack has a professional, courteous and friendly demeanor with clients and is very attentive to their needs. I highly recommend his services (even though he is brother). View Photo Shoot

Les Habdank
Brandon Casto & Erin Gray
Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures you took of our family. The time and care that you spend in your craft shows brilliantly through the amazing portraits you provided. You truly know how to capture a moment and bring out the best in the people you photograph. We also appreciate all of the patience you had with us and our newborn through the process. We will definitely be using your services for our wedding and will strongly recommend you to our friends and family. Thank you so much. View Photo Shoot

Brandon Casto & Erin Gray
Heather Blunk
Jack was Fantastic! He is very talented and easy to work with. He’s helped us come up with some great looking, unique photos. He does great work with color and lighting and is extremely professional. We hired him to take headshots and dance shots for my daughters’ dance auditions. We loved how he edited some of the pictures. The black and white pictures with a hint of color in my daughters’ tutu are gorgeous. Jack was very accommodating and finished our pictures quickly since we had auditions a few days after our shoot. We will definitely be using Jack for future shoots and highly recommend him. View Photo Shoot

Heather Blunk
Leslie Smith
I’m excited to share with anyone who is looking for a great photographer for any occasion to try Jack’s Shutterbug Photography. Throughout the years I have had many parties and events that Jack has captured the most amazing photos of. His work is really professional and he is a blast to work with. Thanks Jack for creating memories for me and my family.  View Photo Shoot

Leslie Smith
Carol Habdank
Have you ever had a special event or party you spent so much time and heart planning that when that day final arrived, it flew by so fast you felt dizzy? This is how I felt with my aunt Marguerite’s 95th Birthday party. We were blessed to have Jack’s Shutterbug Photography that evening. We were so busy making sure food was on the table and candles were on the cake, that we missed out on the little special moments. Days later, when we looked at the photos Jack took we were taken back, we weren’t just looking at photos of that event, but were reliving all the little moments we missed. He completely captured the sights, sounds, smells and emotions of a once in a lifetime celebration. He truly has an amazing gift and eye for photography. If you have a special event coming up, I would highly recommend Jack Habdank! It will be the closest thing to placing the moment in a time capsule. Thank you Jack. View Photo Shoot

Carol Habdank