A wedding photographer and photographer’s friend say they are mourning the loss of a “very sad, very sad day” when a photographer who helped Jack with his wedding photography passed away.
Jack Smith, the photographer who was best known for his photos of Jack’s wedding to Lola Smith, passed away Tuesday, according to a post on Facebook by a friend.
The friend wrote, “My name is Jack Smith and I am writing this to you to share my sadness and sadness that my friend Jack Smith passed away today.
Jack has been my mentor for many years and has helped me to grow and become a better photographer.
He is loved by so many of you and has taught me so much about myself, and I will forever miss him.
My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.
Please continue to pray for Jack, his family, and friends as we mourn his passing.
May God bless you and take care of you as he has.”
Smith had been at a wedding in Nashville, Tenn., on Jan. 28 when he was approached by Lola, his longtime girlfriend, who told him that Jack was looking for a photographer for his wedding, according a report from the Nashville Tennessean.
The couple had been married for almost a year and were expecting their first child.
Smith had worked as a photographer at a number of weddings, including the 2010 reception for former Tennessee Titans tight end Troy Niklas.
He was a longtime wedding photographer who had photographed celebrities like Bruce Willis, Mariah Carey and Michael Jordan.
Smith’s friend, Bobbi Soto, said she has known Jack since their days in the entertainment industry.
She wrote, “[He] has been a photographer with his own company for many, many years, and is now gone.
His passing is a very sad, sad day.”
Jack and Lola were best friends who attended a couple of weddings together.
Jack has two daughters, Tiffany and Bella, and a son, Jordan, according, to the New York Daily News.
Smith was a former assistant principal of South Central High School in Nashville.
He attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville and attended the University of Tennessee where he graduated in 2011.
He took classes at the University and went to work for the U.S. Postal Service, the Associated Press reported.