TRULY TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHER! As a relatively-young widow and single mother, I was quite apprehensive when my exuberant 19-year old daughter mentioned during her Thanksgiving break from college that she had taken it upon herself to contact a professional photographer (who was referred by a friend and fellow model) and had made arrangements for an all day photo shoot to create her modeling portfolio. Fortunately, the photographer was James Clevenger. James' professionalism, talent, attention to detail and sense of humor instantly made my daughter feel at ease, the result of which are the absolutely amazing photographs James took during the course of the day. In fact, we were so pleased with the photographs and with the professional service James provided, my fiancé and I have since retained James as our sole photographer for our upcoming spring wedding. A special honor indeed! Once again, James will have the opportunity to snap photos of my daughter, except this time it will be as my lovely Maid of Honor. Bravo, James!
I cannot emphasize enough how much James Clevenger ADDED to our wedding experience. Going into my very small family wedding I actually thought that we wouldn't need a professional photographer. I thought that having our family snap a few shots throughout the evening would suffice. It was my husband actually who talked me into hiring James as our professional photographer at the last minute, and now that I have seen all the AMAZING photos from the ceremony and reception I cannot imagine not having had you there to capture it all!!!!! Not only did all of our guests enjoy his warm personality and kind presence, but we now get to completely relive the special event on a daily basis by going through all of our photos again. James captured it all!! Each photo is a perfect time capsule of a sacred moment in our journey. I now have an entire wall in my home beautifully decorated with his photos. I'm incredibly grateful for the love that exudes from him, it shows through in every picture, and the care and attention he put into creating a perfect memory for my family to share and cherish always. I can only shake my head and laugh at my ignorance in originally thinking that we could do without him!! Silly silly me. I would advice all of my friends and family, as well as anyone who reads this to hire James to capture any special occasion. He get two thumbs up from both my husband and me, and all of our guests! I'm slowly going through and emailing individual pictures on to the guests at the reception and across the board they've been saying that they are going to frame the pictures he took of them. Can't wait to have James over again soon to take some outdoor family photos of us with the dogs next.
James photographed our wedding almost ten years ago and people still rave over the photos! He took candid shots as well as staged and caught the true emotions of the guests as well as the wedding party. He did some GORGEOUS black and white photos, one of which I sent out as a holiday card after our wedding. I would recommend James to anyone looking for a photographer for any occasion, but for weddings, he "takes the cake"!!
THE PHOTOS YOU WANT!!!!!!!!!!!! If you want somebody who can provide pictures that will resonate with class and depth, this is the guy. Great eye and great finished product.
Fabulous Fashion Photographer! James helped me reinvent my portfolio! He was recommended to me by agent at San Diego Model Management, who wanted my book to have some new shots that I could submit for commercial castings. Results??!! Beautiful! Great use of light, creating a number of wonderful natural and sophisticated shots that I've been using. Thanks to his work...I have more work!! Thanks, James!
We love our beautiful photos... HIS FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE SHOWS- OUR WEDDING PHOTOS LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE STRAIGHT OUT OF A BRIDAL MAGAZINE! Very reasonable prices, especially considering the quality of his work. . . James was great to work with and we recommend him to anyone wanting beautiful wedding pictures.
James Clevenger did our Engagements THE BEST DECISION WE MADE WHEN IT CAME TO WEDDING PLANNING! James was so easy to get along with, and made the photoshoot so much fun! We got approximately 400 AMAZING engagement pictures for the ridiculously low price of $200!!! HIS WORK IS WORTH SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT!! James put us in many unique and beautiful poses, and also let us put our own style into the pictures. He is extremely dedicated to his work, and it shows in the pictures. My Fiance and I definitely recommend James to anyone getting pictures done. HE IS GREAT!
Dear James, “Thank you for the beautiful photos of our wedding. They are so lovely. Every time I look through them I like them even more! We will treasure these photos, always!”
James, “Thank you so much! You were an integral part of our celebration. You made our memories spectacular. We appreciated your style, professionalism and performance under pressure to make such beautiful lasting memories. Thank You! and we will see you in the future as well as tell our friends.”
James, “Thanks so much for the special attention you gave us for our wedding. As we look back we realized you were everywhere that night! Every time we turned around you were setting up another great shot. You were calm and friendly and made our families feel at ease. We will treasure our pictures forever and remember fondly the talented person that made it all happen – you!" Best Regards,
Dear James, “Thank you so much for participating in our wedding. It was a wonderful experience for both of us, and partly because of you for making it so relaxed and enjoyable. Your professionalism was greatly appreciated, and of course we love the pictures!” Sincerely,
Dear James, “Joe and I want to express our sincere thanks to you for taking so many gorgeous photos of our wedding . There were so many fabulous photos and everyone has commented on them. You captured so well the love and excitement of our wedding day – both the portraits as well as the candids were fantastic. Thanks again for providing such beautiful momentos for us, I will recommend you to anyone!!!” P.S. It was great fun having you at the wedding too!
Dearest James, “Matt and I wanted to write you a note to thank you for doing such a wonderful job. My Family and friends can’t believe what an outstanding job you did. The pictures are BEAUTIFUL – you captured all the moments that we wanted too! You are a true artist and we have no regrets choosing you. We will always remember what a terrific job you did and recommend you highly to anyone that needs a photographer. The pictures are a perfect blend of artistry and traditionalism, and we will cherish them forever! You remained calm under all of the pressure and captured our wedding on film. You are so very talented and we are very grateful. Best of luck to you always James! Please use this note as a letter of recommendation.” Warmest Regards,