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James Lister Photography

Catonsville , MD

LOCATION

5 Mill Town Court
Catonsville, MD 21228 US (map)

PHONE

410-788-9159

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

"Photography gives me the ability to capture a moment of life in a single frame and freeze it forever."

I am the lead photographer and owner of James Lister Photography.... Read more
"Photography gives me the ability to capture a moment of life in a single frame and freeze it forever."

I am the lead photographer and owner of James Lister Photography. Originally from the Highlandtown section of Baltimore City, I have had an interest in photography since I was old enough to hold a camera. I was introduced to photography at an early age by my Dad, who was a combat photographer flying out of England with the 8th Air Force during World War II. I owe my creative eye and passion of the art to him.

My philosophy about photographing events and weddings is quite simple; provide high quality photography with personalized service. Some wedding photographers only offer traditional photography while other photographers offer only photojournalistic wedding photography. And that is okay if you have decided that you prefer one style over the other. However, most brides prefer a mix of the two styles and feel that they get the most for their money if they can find a photographer that offers both styles. The traditional style is usually what the parents prefer, while most couples tend to prefer the photojournalistic style. A photographer that offers both styles is always plus.

In recent years, I have worked hard to expand my clientele and produce extraordinary images for their use.

I am a current member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the Maryland Professional Photographers Association(MDPPA) and the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA).
Wedding photography is not expensive. It is priceless!

I look forward to hearing from you! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Since we shoot 100% digital, all of our photos are taken in color. Using state-of-the-art post processing software, we’re able to convert any photographs from color to black and white, antique tones, etc.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
We use only Nikon professional digital imaging cameras and lenses. We can shoot with film if requested.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
None that same day, neither of us need that kind of stress.
 Possibly one on the other weekend day.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
We use only Nikon professional digital imaging cameras and lenses. We also use additional studio lighting for the formal family group images at the altar and at your reception.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
I bring a back-up of every piece of equipment.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
We always check in with the bride and groom when it’s getting close to the scheduled end time. We will certainly stay later than the scheduled end time if you want us to stay. There is an additional charge of $100 per hour, in one-hour increments.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Website
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The proofs are yours to keep
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Joint copyright with the couple
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes
Will images be available for viewing online?
Wedding galleries are normally online within 3 weeks of the wedding.

REVIEWS

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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/10/2014
4.8/5.0
I recently used James Lister as my photographer for my wedding. I met with him and looked over his books and he was able to answer all my questions. He convinced me not to buy a wedding album up front that it would be better to wait and create something that I will enjoy later. He informed me that he didn't do a lot of posed shots that he preferred to shoot more candid. We took a few posed but the rest of the photos are of the wedding guests having fun. A week or so after the wedding he sent me an email with a mobile link app of some of my wedding shots that I could download at that time. Another 2 weeks after that he sent me an email sharing a link of an online website that I could see and share the rest of my wedding photos. I am currently waiting for a customized flash drive of all the photos as well. He was great to work with and I hardly noticed him at the wedding but I know that he took amazing photos.
I recently used James Lister as my photographer for my wedding. I met with him and looked over his books and he was able Read more...
I recently used James Lister as my photographer for my wedding. I met with him and looked over his books and he was able to answer all my questions. He convinced me not to buy a wedding album up front that it would be better to wait and create something that I will enjoy later. He informed me that he didn't do a lot of posed shots that he preferred to shoot more candid. We took a few posed but the rest of the photos are of the wedding guests having fun. A week or so after the wedding he sent me an email with a mobile link app of some of my wedding shots that I could download at that time. Another 2 weeks after that he sent me an email sharing a link of an online website that I could see and share the rest of my wedding photos. I am currently waiting for a customized flash drive of all the photos as well. He was great to work with and I hardly noticed him at the wedding but I know that he took amazing photos. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved the pictures Jim took at our wedding! He was very flexible, even when the weather wasn't what we had hoped. Jim even worked with us to get some neat artistic shots playing tennis in our wedding attire. He is very professional and always responded to my emails very quickly. We were so thankful to have Jim photograph our wedding.
We loved the pictures Jim took at our wedding! He was very flexible, even when the weather wasn't what we had hoped. Jim Read more...
We loved the pictures Jim took at our wedding! He was very flexible, even when the weather wasn't what we had hoped. Jim even worked with us to get some neat artistic shots playing tennis in our wedding attire. He is very professional and always responded to my emails very quickly. We were so thankful to have Jim photograph our wedding. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Jim Lister was polite, professional, and very respectful. He also did a great job with capturing photos of my family, who can never keep their eyes open.
Jim Lister was polite, professional, and very respectful. He also did a great job with capturing photos of my family, who Read more...
Jim Lister was polite, professional, and very respectful. He also did a great job with capturing photos of my family, who can never keep their eyes open. Read less
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PR72779
Wedding:
8/20/2010
5.0/5.0
I met with Jim and knew right away that he was perfect for our wedding day! He was very reasonably priced, and included our free engagement session in his package. He and his wife both took incredible shots at our wedding, and we received numerous compliments from our guests regarding his professionalism. He took a total of 800+ photos and was able to include all of our guests in at least 1 picture. A few weeks after the wedding we also received a leather binder with 2 cd's. On the cd's were all of our wedding photos. We own the rights to all of our photos! Try getting that from another photographer!!! In all, Jim is very easy-going, professional, affordable, and an overall pleasure to work with!!
I met with Jim and knew right away that he was perfect for our wedding day! He was very reasonably priced, and included Read more...
I met with Jim and knew right away that he was perfect for our wedding day! He was very reasonably priced, and included our free engagement session in his package. He and his wife both took incredible shots at our wedding, and we received numerous compliments from our guests regarding his professionalism. He took a total of 800+ photos and was able to include all of our guests in at least 1 picture. A few weeks after the wedding we also received a leather binder with 2 cd's. On the cd's were all of our wedding photos. We own the rights to all of our photos! Try getting that from another photographer!!! In all, Jim is very easy-going, professional, affordable, and an overall pleasure to work with!! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Jim Lister is a very flexible, understanding, affordable and very talented photographer. First, for our engagement session, he traveled an hour away from his location at no extra cost to take pictures at the beach for our beach themed wedding. He took 100 fabulous pictures just to make sure that we found the perfect picture for our signature board. Our wedding pictures were outstanding and very beautiful. He took about 700 pictures and sent 2 high definition DVDs as well as posted our pictures online. He also left business cards with our engagement picture and the website and our password for guests to access the pictures as well. When he sent us the DVDs, he suprised us with a leather DVD binder with my husband and my name as well as our wedding date embroidered on it. When you open the binder there is a high definition 4x6 picture of us on the left and the 2 DVDs with a picture of my fathers and I walking down the aisle on the front. What a lovely surprise. He is very easy to work with and a fabulous photographer (his pictures are so clear). He goes out of his way to make you happy. I would highly recommend him!!
Jim Lister is a very flexible, understanding, affordable and very talented photographer. First, for our engagement Read more...
Jim Lister is a very flexible, understanding, affordable and very talented photographer. First, for our engagement session, he traveled an hour away from his location at no extra cost to take pictures at the beach for our beach themed wedding. He took 100 fabulous pictures just to make sure that we found the perfect picture for our signature board. Our wedding pictures were outstanding and very beautiful. He took about 700 pictures and sent 2 high definition DVDs as well as posted our pictures online. He also left business cards with our engagement picture and the website and our password for guests to access the pictures as well. When he sent us the DVDs, he suprised us with a leather DVD binder with my husband and my name as well as our wedding date embroidered on it. When you open the binder there is a high definition 4x6 picture of us on the left and the 2 DVDs with a picture of my fathers and I walking down the aisle on the front. What a lovely surprise. He is very easy to work with and a fabulous photographer (his pictures are so clear). He goes out of his way to make you happy. I would highly recommend him!! Read less
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Allie
Wedding:
3/21/2009
3.9/5.0
My husband and I totally forgot Jim and his partner were there and he got so many candid shots (requested) that we love all 600+ shots!!
My husband and I totally forgot Jim and his partner were there and he got so many candid shots (requested) that we love Read more...
My husband and I totally forgot Jim and his partner were there and he got so many candid shots (requested) that we love all 600+ shots!! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
2/28/2009
5.0/5.0
Jim is a great photographer! My pictures were beautiful, with lots of candid shots from the reception that were priceless. We ended up with a nice combination of posed, candid and artistic shots. Jim was willing to work with us within our budget which we appreciated greatly. The best thing is he got so many wonderful pictures of the reception, but yet you didn't even realize he was taking the pictures. One of my husband's friends who is a sports photographer even commented on his professionalism to us at the reception. Would highly recommend!
Jim is a great photographer! My pictures were beautiful, with lots of candid shots from the reception that were priceless. Read more...
Jim is a great photographer! My pictures were beautiful, with lots of candid shots from the reception that were priceless. We ended up with a nice combination of posed, candid and artistic shots. Jim was willing to work with us within our budget which we appreciated greatly. The best thing is he got so many wonderful pictures of the reception, but yet you didn't even realize he was taking the pictures. One of my husband's friends who is a sports photographer even commented on his professionalism to us at the reception. Would highly recommend! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
12/6/2008
5.0/5.0
James Lister treated our special day with complete professionalism. His unique style of photography yielded beautifully artistic photos that truly captured the moments. His approach to the event allowed the photographs to show the occasion through the eyes of the guests. His compilation of photos of the event illustrate as storybook, exposing each emotion as they happen. I recommend Mr. James Lister without hesitation and will continue to do so with friends and family.
James Lister treated our special day with complete professionalism. His unique style of photography yielded beautifully Read more...
James Lister treated our special day with complete professionalism. His unique style of photography yielded beautifully artistic photos that truly captured the moments. His approach to the event allowed the photographs to show the occasion through the eyes of the guests. His compilation of photos of the event illustrate as storybook, exposing each emotion as they happen. I recommend Mr. James Lister without hesitation and will continue to do so with friends and family. Read less
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pamkris
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
My wedding pictures were amazing! Jim captured every moment of the day, in a creative way, and that is exactly what I wanted. He was also very pleasant to work with. I will highly recommend him to every 'bride-to-be' that I meet.
My wedding pictures were amazing! Jim captured every moment of the day, in a creative way, and that is exactly what I Read more...
My wedding pictures were amazing! Jim captured every moment of the day, in a creative way, and that is exactly what I wanted. He was also very pleasant to work with. I will highly recommend him to every 'bride-to-be' that I meet. Read less
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At James Lister Photography we recognize the vitally important role the men and women of our armed forces and emergency services play at home and abroad. We salute those who put their lives on the line daily for our security and protection. All active duty and reserve military, law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMS personnel can enjoy a 15% discount on all of our package rates.
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