Originally a northern Michigan native, James has been living in Chicago since 2013. He has spent the last decade photographing weddings, families and their four-legged friends in the Chicagoland area and around the world. James's passion for telling stories through images first took hold when he joined his high school yearbook staff as a photographer in the pre-digital days of film cameras. He continued taking photos as a hobbyist throughout college at Michigan State University and during his junior year he spent a summer abroad living in London and traveling throughout Europe. He was rarely without a camera in hand while there, which further fueled his love of photography. After finishing school and entering the corporate world, James began shooting weddings professionally, realizing that was what he truly enjoyed doing and was the perfect way to continue telling stories through photography and providing couples and families with memories they would have for a lifetime.