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Bel Inizio Photography

Dublin , CA
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Dublin, CA 94568 US (map)

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925-833-2634

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ABOUT US

Hi! My Name is James Willard and I am the featured photographer for Bel Inizio. I have been a happily married man for over 10 years to my best friend, Bridgitte. We have a grown son,... Read more
Hi! My Name is James Willard and I am the featured photographer for Bel Inizio. I have been a happily married man for over 10 years to my best friend, Bridgitte. We have a grown son, Scotty and a one-year old puppy named Lulu.

I am always being asked, How did you become a wedding photographer? Well, from a very young age my parents nurtured and encouraged my enthusiasm for photography. As I got older, my wife did the same. Starting off I did a lot of fine art and photojournalism on black and white film. I would process and print all of my own work. This taught me a lot about quality and attention to detail. I then turned to fashion. Knowing how to position and pose a person naturally is a crucial ability that helps me at every shoot. Then I got into portraiture. Learning how to capture (and create, when necessary) great lighting is perhaps the greatest skill I mastered. When I was asked to do my first wedding, I wasnt quite sure what to expect. So I thought about it. Isnt weddings just photographing people? Boy was I wrong. It took me several events to appreciate what goes into photographing and capturing the true uniqueness of each wedding.

So finally, my Italian wife came up with the name Bel Inizio. The English translation of this is beautiful beginning. People have asked me, why not just James Willard Photography? Well, I really want to try to convey a fresh perspective on wedding photography. Ultimately I want to document your beautiful beginning to be remembered and enjoyed for years to come. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Leah
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
James was actually the photographer for my sister-in-law's wedding. I was a bridesmaid in her wedding and was so impressed by James that I had to have him for my wedding the following year! It was very important to me to have a photographer that was fun and energetic but also professional. His friendly personality made it so easy in front of the camera for my husband and I, as well as our bridal party. He makes you feel so comfortable and provides ideas on unique and flattering poses (our bridal party pictures were especially AWESOME!!) He is extremely organized, captured every moment and more, and is so easy to work with. The last thing you need on your wedding day is stress and I can assure you that James helps the day run smoothly, is flexible and trustworthy. Not only was James amazing on the day of the event, his photography skills are even better. I was so pleased with our photos and my family and friends were even more impressed. My mom still cannot stop talking about how BEAUTIFUL our photos came out. I highly recommend James and definitely plan on using him again!
James was actually the photographer for my sister-in-law's wedding. I was a bridesmaid in her wedding and was so impressed Read more...
James was actually the photographer for my sister-in-law's wedding. I was a bridesmaid in her wedding and was so impressed by James that I had to have him for my wedding the following year! It was very important to me to have a photographer that was fun and energetic but also professional. His friendly personality made it so easy in front of the camera for my husband and I, as well as our bridal party. He makes you feel so comfortable and provides ideas on unique and flattering poses (our bridal party pictures were especially AWESOME!!) He is extremely organized, captured every moment and more, and is so easy to work with. The last thing you need on your wedding day is stress and I can assure you that James helps the day run smoothly, is flexible and trustworthy. Not only was James amazing on the day of the event, his photography skills are even better. I was so pleased with our photos and my family and friends were even more impressed. My mom still cannot stop talking about how BEAUTIFUL our photos came out. I highly recommend James and definitely plan on using him again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jimmy is a great guy and and even better photographer. He made sure my day went smoothly and captured every moment. He is very creative and his work is flawless.
Jimmy is a great guy and and even better photographer. He made sure my day went smoothly and captured every moment. He is Read more...
Jimmy is a great guy and and even better photographer. He made sure my day went smoothly and captured every moment. He is very creative and his work is flawless. Read less
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Catelyn
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
James with Bel Inizio did a wonderful job with our wedding photos. Your wedding day is the second most important day in your life next to your children being born. It is so important that those special moments are captured forever in a photo. James went above and beyond what I ever hoped for in my wedding photos.
He was so comfortable to work with, our smiles were never forced because he constantly kept us laughing. He had unique shots and was original. He was fast and efficient and never missed a special moment. He captured ever unique moment, some I don't even remember and am so glad that I have a photo to remind me.
A photographer can make or break an event. You only have one wedding (hopefully) and it is so important to have the best. You'll never get a do-over and I'm positive you'll be happy with James and his work. He was worth every penny.
James with Bel Inizio did a wonderful job with our wedding photos. Your wedding day is the second most important day in Read more...
James with Bel Inizio did a wonderful job with our wedding photos. Your wedding day is the second most important day in your life next to your children being born. It is so important that those special moments are captured forever in a photo. James went above and beyond what I ever hoped for in my wedding photos.
He was so comfortable to work with, our smiles were never forced because he constantly kept us laughing. He had unique shots and was original. He was fast and efficient and never missed a special moment. He captured ever unique moment, some I don't even remember and am so glad that I have a photo to remind me.
A photographer can make or break an event. You only have one wedding (hopefully) and it is so important to have the best. You'll never get a do-over and I'm positive you'll be happy with James and his work. He was worth every penny. Read less
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Lyndsey
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
James from Bel Inizio was AMAZING he made my husband and I feel so comfortable and he made taking pics so fun! Im in love with my wedding photos and especially the beautiful album he made. We even had him take newborn pictures of our baby recently. I would highly recommend him!
James from Bel Inizio was AMAZING he made my husband and I feel so comfortable and he made taking pics so fun! Im in love Read more...
James from Bel Inizio was AMAZING he made my husband and I feel so comfortable and he made taking pics so fun! Im in love with my wedding photos and especially the beautiful album he made. We even had him take newborn pictures of our baby recently. I would highly recommend him! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
10/14/2012
5.0/5.0
I feel the need to start this off with JAMES IS THE MAN!

When I got engaged, my first thought (besides YAY!) was I need a photographer!! And I was going to be very perticular because I definitely had a vision I wanted accomplished. I definitely was looking for someone who completely understood my husband and I, as well as had the vision and eye that I am looking for to tell a story with the wedding pictures. I did probably WAY TOO MUCH research on different photographers. In the beginning I was immediately drawn to Bel Inizio just from his website, and the more I looked at other websites I knew no one could beat his skills, I couldnt get his crazy amazing pictures out of my mind.

So the next obvious step was meeting up with James. Let me tell you, this guy is Mr. Personality! He is easy to talk to and get to know. He is so happy and excited it really rubs off on you and your energy rises just being around him. He loves what he does and you can definitely see it in how he carries himself and how his pictures turn out.

James is definitely the guy you go to if you want pictures that are of the most amazing quality, have this magical look and tells a story of your big day. He is definitely the kind of photographer that takes charge when need be, but also listens to what requests are being asked of him and can also just go with the flow. Honestly at the end of the entire process James is more of this crazy awesomely talented friend that helped make your day more special.

WE LOVE YOU JAMES!! And believe me people, we will be using him in the future! :)))
I feel the need to start this off with JAMES IS THE MAN!

When I got engaged, my first thought (besides YAY!) was Read more...
I feel the need to start this off with JAMES IS THE MAN!

When I got engaged, my first thought (besides YAY!) was I need a photographer!! And I was going to be very perticular because I definitely had a vision I wanted accomplished. I definitely was looking for someone who completely understood my husband and I, as well as had the vision and eye that I am looking for to tell a story with the wedding pictures. I did probably WAY TOO MUCH research on different photographers. In the beginning I was immediately drawn to Bel Inizio just from his website, and the more I looked at other websites I knew no one could beat his skills, I couldnt get his crazy amazing pictures out of my mind.

So the next obvious step was meeting up with James. Let me tell you, this guy is Mr. Personality! He is easy to talk to and get to know. He is so happy and excited it really rubs off on you and your energy rises just being around him. He loves what he does and you can definitely see it in how he carries himself and how his pictures turn out.

James is definitely the guy you go to if you want pictures that are of the most amazing quality, have this magical look and tells a story of your big day. He is definitely the kind of photographer that takes charge when need be, but also listens to what requests are being asked of him and can also just go with the flow. Honestly at the end of the entire process James is more of this crazy awesomely talented friend that helped make your day more special.

WE LOVE YOU JAMES!! And believe me people, we will be using him in the future! :))) Read less
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Lana
Wedding:
4/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Had an amazing experience with James. He was a pleasure to work with and pictures turned out beautiful.
Had an amazing experience with James. He was a pleasure to work with and pictures turned out beautiful.
Had an amazing experience with James. He was a pleasure to work with and pictures turned out beautiful. Read less
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Taylor
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Wedding photographs are absolutely priceless. Photographs are, in my opinion, the best way to remember a very special day, (fellow brides would agree, the day is a whirlwind and in the blink of an eye it's over), and it is so important that there is someone to capture every look, smile, and element to a wedding. Wedding photographs are not just for the bride and groom, they are displayed on the walls in the homes of the couple, families, and friends, and they are uploaded to social media sites such as Facebook and Pinterest.

Not only did James provide my husband and me with extraordinary photos, he provided us with pieces of art that will be displayed for the rest of our lives. The photographs from our engagement shoot, wedding, and most recently my "trash the dress" shoot tell an incredible story through the images he captured on film.

James kept in very close contact via text, email, phone calls, and face-to-face. Once wedding day arrived, the most important task for James, I had full trust that everything would work out perfect, and it did. James was on time, he kept me up to date on what exactly he would be doing leading up to the ceremony (i.e., taking pictures of rings, friends, centerpieces), and made sure I was completely taken care of (even kept my nerves calm!). I'm not sure there's much more you could ask for in a photographer...

Moreover, James is the perfect choice for wedding photography needs. It is so important to have all of your most special memories captured on camera from someone who knows exactly what he is doing and has plenty of experience. Anyone can have a camera and take pictures but not everyone can capture incredible moments in a photograph. These pictures will be with you for a lifetime and this day will only happen once, I highly recommend Jame for your photography needs, he will not disappoint.
Wedding photographs are absolutely priceless. Photographs are, in my opinion, the best way to remember a very special day, Read more...
Wedding photographs are absolutely priceless. Photographs are, in my opinion, the best way to remember a very special day, (fellow brides would agree, the day is a whirlwind and in the blink of an eye it's over), and it is so important that there is someone to capture every look, smile, and element to a wedding. Wedding photographs are not just for the bride and groom, they are displayed on the walls in the homes of the couple, families, and friends, and they are uploaded to social media sites such as Facebook and Pinterest.

Not only did James provide my husband and me with extraordinary photos, he provided us with pieces of art that will be displayed for the rest of our lives. The photographs from our engagement shoot, wedding, and most recently my "trash the dress" shoot tell an incredible story through the images he captured on film.

James kept in very close contact via text, email, phone calls, and face-to-face. Once wedding day arrived, the most important task for James, I had full trust that everything would work out perfect, and it did. James was on time, he kept me up to date on what exactly he would be doing leading up to the ceremony (i.e., taking pictures of rings, friends, centerpieces), and made sure I was completely taken care of (even kept my nerves calm!). I'm not sure there's much more you could ask for in a photographer...

Moreover, James is the perfect choice for wedding photography needs. It is so important to have all of your most special memories captured on camera from someone who knows exactly what he is doing and has plenty of experience. Anyone can have a camera and take pictures but not everyone can capture incredible moments in a photograph. These pictures will be with you for a lifetime and this day will only happen once, I highly recommend Jame for your photography needs, he will not disappoint. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
3/30/2012
5.0/5.0
There is a character limit to these reviews so I have to make it short-Simply put: I'm so glad I picked James Willard as my wedding photographer. James loves what he does and it shows. We had so much fun together at my E Session and on my wedding day. His photos are gorgeous and I probably ended up with over 1500 pictures from those two days combined. He is very responsive to both phone messages and emails and always listened and tried to execute what I wanted. On the day of the wedding, he was more than a photographer- he absolutely had our backs (making sure we had something to drink, hiding me from guests who were showing up early, helping me pack up the bridal room at the end of the night). I am extremely happy with my beautiful photos and the fun, stress-free experience I had with Bel Inizio Photography Thank you James! :-)
There is a character limit to these reviews so I have to make it short-Simply put: I'm so glad I picked James Willard as Read more...
There is a character limit to these reviews so I have to make it short-Simply put: I'm so glad I picked James Willard as my wedding photographer. James loves what he does and it shows. We had so much fun together at my E Session and on my wedding day. His photos are gorgeous and I probably ended up with over 1500 pictures from those two days combined. He is very responsive to both phone messages and emails and always listened and tried to execute what I wanted. On the day of the wedding, he was more than a photographer- he absolutely had our backs (making sure we had something to drink, hiding me from guests who were showing up early, helping me pack up the bridal room at the end of the night). I am extremely happy with my beautiful photos and the fun, stress-free experience I had with Bel Inizio Photography Thank you James! :-) Read less
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preeti
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
The BEST decision ever. James gave me everything i wanted. He went over and beyond, creating amazing pictures. My photos are admired all over the world. I love them. To every bride, Bel Inizio will be the best and easiest decision you will make. James made a beautiful day magical. So happy.
The BEST decision ever. James gave me everything i wanted. He went over and beyond, creating amazing pictures. My photos Read more...
The BEST decision ever. James gave me everything i wanted. He went over and beyond, creating amazing pictures. My photos are admired all over the world. I love them. To every bride, Bel Inizio will be the best and easiest decision you will make. James made a beautiful day magical. So happy. Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hired James Willard from Bel Inizio Photography to photograph our wedding. James is great to work with. Not only does he take beautiful photos, but he is really fun and animated. He brought energy to our wedding and helped make me relax when I started to get nervous. I wanted to work with someone that would give me guidance on poses and coming up with creative group shots. James is your man when it comes to this! He would suggest positions and different poses that made our wedding album very unique. He has a very artistic, journalistic style that I love.

When I look through my pictures it is like reliving the day all over again...he really captured every special moment. In addition to posed shots, James will get shots of you, your groom and your guests in very personal, natural poses that show emotion. These were some of my favorites. He also has cool tricks with backlighting that make for very romantic photos. If you are looking for a fun, easy going photographer that will capture the special memories of your wedding, call James.
My husband and I hired James Willard from Bel Inizio Photography to photograph our wedding. James is great to work with. Read more...
My husband and I hired James Willard from Bel Inizio Photography to photograph our wedding. James is great to work with. Not only does he take beautiful photos, but he is really fun and animated. He brought energy to our wedding and helped make me relax when I started to get nervous. I wanted to work with someone that would give me guidance on poses and coming up with creative group shots. James is your man when it comes to this! He would suggest positions and different poses that made our wedding album very unique. He has a very artistic, journalistic style that I love.

When I look through my pictures it is like reliving the day all over again...he really captured every special moment. In addition to posed shots, James will get shots of you, your groom and your guests in very personal, natural poses that show emotion. These were some of my favorites. He also has cool tricks with backlighting that make for very romantic photos. If you are looking for a fun, easy going photographer that will capture the special memories of your wedding, call James. Read less
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