James is an internationally published (including Southern Living Magazine), photographer based in Richmond, Virginia. Over the past few years, his lens has been primarily focused on travel, tourism, commercial, portrait and headshot work.
Not everything translates into a beautiful image with a traditional aesthetic – and James doesn’t shy away from those shots. Sometimes a unique perspective or detail creates a more powerful picture. Those are the photos that are worth waiting to capture.
James’ work has been on display at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. His series for the Flying Squirrels adorned the covers and accompanied multiple features in their 2018 programs.
Many of his powerful, unique images have been published and shared in print and web in 7 countries and and on social media platforms. James’s images of cityscapes and landscapes have been featured by Southern Living, CBS, NBC, Virginia Tourism, Kentucky Tourism, and Indiana Tourism.
His commercial portfolio of marketing and event photography clients includes The Richmond Symphony, Capital One, ISL Futbol/FC Barcelona Escola, the Richmond Kickers, the Flying Squirrels, Live! Casino and Hotel, and Maryland Tourism. Promotional images adorn City Stadium and the Diamond in Richmond. His work has also accompanied a variety of articles in Richmond Grid.
He built his reputation and initial portfolio on action sports photography and has worked with youth, collegiate, and professional leagues. His action sports work has been featured in the USL, EPL, NBC Sports, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
James has also enjoyed working with non-profit organizations such as World Pediatric Project, The Next Move Program, ACLU, The Byrd Theatre Foundation, EnRichmond, CapABLE, Higher Achievement, and The Richmond Pitbull Project.
If you are looking for a great experience from consultation to final images then contact James.
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"James provided photography services for our nonprofit for a portrait campaign highlighting the disability community in Richmond. His talent, professionalism, and attention to detail are fantastic. I highly recommend working with him for your photography needs."
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"I have had the opportunity to work with James on several photo shoots for the Richmond Flying Squirrels, and collaborating with him is inspiring. He takes great pride in his work and will do whatever it takes to ensure his clients are pleased with the results. Some of the shoots involved more challenging spaces, but James was very creative in his approach and delivered stunning visuals. It has been a pleasure working with him, and I look forward to many more projects in the future!"
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"James was our engagement photographer and did a wonderful job capturing the garden esque theme of our wedding. We're so happy with how everything turned out. Additionally, James has flown to Cartagena, Medellin, Las Vegas, and Mexico City for travel photoshoots. He's so easy to work with, really fun to be around. Can't recommend him enough!"
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"James is one of the most professional and easy-to-work-with photographers I have ever been lucky enough to collaborate with both in the workplace, and for special community events. Highly, highly recommend!"
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"James is so fun to work with and did a great job shooting chefs and food on the fly for me. He captured loads of amazing images in short time frame at multiple locations."
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"Obviously you can just look at James' photos to see that they are amazing, but he also makes the process so easy! James is GREAT with kids, and his studio set up is so convenient for taking photos with families and kids, too, because you can easily swap out outfits and backgrounds for a lot of variety quickly."
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"James is a 5 star professional! We did a fun, whimsical Christmas shoot in studio and had the best time coming up with color schemes and ideas to exceed the vision for the shoot! He made the entire experience enjoyable and is overall a wonderful person to partner with. Having worked with him on both professional projects as well as in this experience, you can’t go wrong with utilizing him for your photography needs. I’m so excited to have professional headshots that showcase not only his skill but also my p"
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"Working with James was a dream- not only was he pleasant and encouraging, he explained some of the process of his photography, lighting etc. Incredibly pleased with the results, as well!"
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