About James

James Sanders began taking photos at the age of 6 with his dad’s instamatic camera and has had a camera with him ever since.  His approach to photography is fresh and dynamic, yet humble. James’ images document and transform life’s most precious moments.  After obtaining a degree in fine art from the University of California at Santa Cruz, James moved to Los Angeles and spent 5 years working in commercial and advertising photography.  After moving north to San Francisco he began working in editorial photography for a variety of local and national publications.

The new work of photographing real people and real stories was a natural segue into wedding photography which is all about real people and their families durning an emotionally charged time.  As his wedding business grew, he realized that shooting weddings brought together all of the aspects of photography he loved, documenting fleeting moments and revealing the beauty of every individual life.  Weddings also present unique technical and creative challenges while allowing a great deal of creative freedom.  There is only one chance to capture a moment of a wedding.  The photographer must be in the moment; ready to take advantage of the light, the action, the emotion and the setting to create a great photograph.

Over the past 5 years, James has become very busy shooting weddings with his wife Lisa all over the United States and in Mexico.