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James Johnson, photographer

Venice , CA

LOCATION

Venice, CA US 90292 (map)
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ABOUT US

As I begin to write a bit about myself and my photography life I keep thinking about something a client recently said to me. At one point when there was significant chaos going on, the... Read more
As I begin to write a bit about myself and my photography life I keep thinking about something a client recently said to me. At one point when there was significant chaos going on, the bride turned to me and said that I had the perfect set of skills to do what I do. I was very touched when she proceeded to tell me about my temperament, my expertise and how I rolled with the punches in a fun way. How nice to be appreciated and how wonderful to enjoy a job as much as I enjoy mine.

I use a mixture of styles, from classic portraits and photojournalism to fine art. I am looking for iconic images that will convey the feeling of your wedding in a timeless way and for that I use a variety of cameras and methods. My website goes into more detail about my methodology and I suggest you take a look over there when you are done at Wedding Wire: (www.jamesjohnsonphotography.com)

All packages include unlimited coverage and engagement photos ... and anything else you can dream of. From stunning, handcrafted, leatherbound albums to music video style slideshows the sky is the limit. If you can dream it, we can do it. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Since so many of my clients are well versed in photography and want special techniques, I specialize in this area. Infrared film, hand-coloring, sepia toning, Polaroid manipulations, unique and specialized cameras... things like that.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
It should suffice to say that when it comes to lighting I have seen it all. I have been shooting weddings for many years and before that it was rock and roll and advertising. What is more important than working in different lighting situations, though, is to be able to analyze the situation and be able to utilize it to my advantage in a split second. I can't always control the lighting but I can control how I use it. This is what experience is about and basically what you pay for. Anyone can put a camera on Program and get some decent shots, but when you see work that you think is different, it is usually the photographer's use of light in a particular situation that makes their work stand out. It is difficult to explain this to someone who thinks that all photographers do the same thing.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Either. I am a film based photographer, but by scanning the film I get to have the best of both worlds. I can also shoot digital if a client prefers. We usually discuss the pros and cons of each when discussing each job. With film, there is a certain 'look' to certain films and I get to retain that in an organic sense, while still being able to live and work in a digital world. This way I have the ability to email, post images, do coffee table albums and anything else that all photographers can do today. Of course, there are situations that are better served by shooting in digital, as well. The days of being exclusively one or the other are long gone for me. These are all just tools and it is wonderful to have more tools in the tool box.

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Reanna
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
James is AMAZING! I cannot say enough positive things about this man. Not only does he have the best personality, being funny, kind and friendly, but his work is exceptional! I am more than happy with the photographs he took at my wedding. He has the ability to capture special moments, all while using his skills to make his photos artistic. I have received dozens upon dozens of compliments about my wedding pictures. Some people have even said they are the best wedding photos they have ever seen. He was very professional and super helpful! He knows weddings, so he was able to help figure out the time frame for pictures and get them done. He was even able to manage my wedding party of 20 people!! He was kind enough to work out a price we can both be happy with. If you need a photographer for anything, you will not be sorry if you use this man!
James is AMAZING! I cannot say enough positive things about this man. Not only does he have the best personality, being Read more...
James is AMAZING! I cannot say enough positive things about this man. Not only does he have the best personality, being funny, kind and friendly, but his work is exceptional! I am more than happy with the photographs he took at my wedding. He has the ability to capture special moments, all while using his skills to make his photos artistic. I have received dozens upon dozens of compliments about my wedding pictures. Some people have even said they are the best wedding photos they have ever seen. He was very professional and super helpful! He knows weddings, so he was able to help figure out the time frame for pictures and get them done. He was even able to manage my wedding party of 20 people!! He was kind enough to work out a price we can both be happy with. If you need a photographer for anything, you will not be sorry if you use this man! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Great guy, great personality, very creative, very beautiful pictures. A little on the pricier side but VERY worth it!
Great guy, great personality, very creative, very beautiful pictures. A little on the pricier side but VERY worth it!
Great guy, great personality, very creative, very beautiful pictures. A little on the pricier side but VERY worth it! Read less
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babeeeeeey
Wedding:
7/5/2008
5.0/5.0
did an amazing job and got all the shots we wanted!
did an amazing job and got all the shots we wanted!
did an amazing job and got all the shots we wanted! Read less
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Maria L
Wedding:
5/5/2007
4.7/5.0
Amazing pictures, fun to work with, professional and creative. We were extremely happy to work with James.
Amazing pictures, fun to work with, professional and creative. We were extremely happy to work with James.
Amazing pictures, fun to work with, professional and creative. We were extremely happy to work with James. Read less
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tkim88
Wedding:
8/16/1992
5.0/5.0
Definitely the award-winning photographer that he is! Everything he did was extremely professional, and he left me with a lasting memory of my wedding that I will be able to cherish for the rest of my life.
Definitely the award-winning photographer that he is! Everything he did was extremely professional, and he left me with a Read more...
Definitely the award-winning photographer that he is! Everything he did was extremely professional, and he left me with a lasting memory of my wedding that I will be able to cherish for the rest of my life. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography

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