James was born in Buffalo, traveled around for a few years, studied in Toronto and moved to NYC immediately after finishing his degree.
In NY he assisted some of the finest photographers in the world, opening his own studio a few years later.
While based in NYC he shot "Fashion & Beauty" for magazines, advertising and catalogs, both in the studio and on location across the United States, the Caribbean and Europe.
Now, based in Chicago, in addition to commercial work, he began shooting weddings in 2005. The common thread running through it all is "people."
"Photographing people has given me a life rich in experiences I couldn't have had any other way. I'd like to think that my photography returns some of the richness."
"I combine everything I've learned using a blend of photojournalism, fashion and traditional wedding photography to capture not only the events of a wedding day, but the emotion as well."