Photographer, David James

What makes me so special

I have been a professional photographer for over 10 years now and I love what I do every single day. I was one of the lucky ones to find my passion in life at an early age. My grandmother was my inspiration because she was the family documentarian. She was always the one member of our family who had a camera and wasn’t afraid to use it. Now, the funny thing is, my grandmother was blind in one eye and sometimes took some very off-center photos. It wasn’t uncommon to flip through photographs she had taken and see my family, perfectly in focus, but with our heads cut out of the picture. My father referred to my grandmother as “The Lopper” because most of the pictures she took lopped off our heads. But what I learned from her was the importance of taking the photos to preserve the memories for future generations. Photos capture and tell the story of our lives.

My photography style is truly a mixed-bag of styles I use a variety of them on your wedding day so you walk away with the absolute best photos after the day is over. One of my greatest compliments was from a bride who told me after the wedding they were a bit worried if I had gotten enough pictures. When they finally saw the wedding photographs, they were so happy to see that I was “everywhere and had captured everything!”

I have a tried and true photo journalistic style that turns me into a fly on the wall when I need to be, capturing the sweet, genuine and most beautiful emotional moments happening all around me that day. The other side of me loves to pose you in the most flattering and beautiful artistic way I can. You will hear me say this phrase often, “It is my job to help you look as beautiful as possible!” I know what looks good, I know how to pose you in a truly natural way and I am here to help! I have shot a gazillion (technical term) weddings so I am extremely prepared for it all. I am your psychologist when you are freaking out, I am your dress fluffer when it just doesn’t look quite right. I have bobby & safety pins on me at all times and I am here to make you happy and look back on your wedding day as truly one of the best days of your entire life.

How cool is it that I get to be at everyone’s best day?

F.A.Q.'s

F.A.Q.'s

F.A.Q’s

About David James


David James has been a professional photographer for over 10 years. He is originally from Alabama and still uses the term “Y’all” as a singular and plural expression. As your wedding photographer David strives to have as much fun as possible and help you feel at ease during your wedding day.

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Creative Equipment


David James Photography uses Nikon Equipment to practice the art of photography. He prefers Nikon because they offer superior results in low light settings encountered at larger venues. David has a D800, D600 & D40 in his camera bag. He uses the fixed 2.8, 24-70mm Nikkor lens and the 35mm 1.4f Sigma art lens the most to photograph your wedding day.

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Personal Life


David James has been married for 19 years and along with his beautiful wife Tammy, they have two awesome kids. Both of his kids are now in high school and his wife is an emotional support teacher. In case you were wondering. The answer is “yes” this is the same person who was a host on QVC. David James is very happy to be pursuing his love of photography and sharing his art with Brides and Grooms all across Pennsylvania.


Contact David James Photography to discuss your wedding photography vision for your wedding day.