Hey there! My name is James Reyes and I am a wedding photographer from Alexandria, VA who specializes in capturing amazing details, relaxed portraits.

My photography style is best described as modern, fresh, fun, and, sometimes even a little quirky.  My approach to photography fuses several elements, including an editorial fashion sense, relaxed shooting style, a love of distinctive colors and textures, and a strong passion for capturing “real life” moments.  

I prefer to let the events of the day unfold naturally and just be prepared to capture them as they develop. While I do give some direction from time to time, I try to inject fun into my photography, creating unexpected and compelling images. However, for the majority of the wedding, I stay in the background as a quiet observer, paying close attention for genuine and candid interactions. It is very important to me that the photographs I create at a wedding are both unique and artistic and, when seen collectively, tell the entire story of the day.

But in the end, photographing a wedding is more than simply documenting the events of the day. Providing truly great memories requires insight, intuition and the ability to connect with people on an emotional level throughout the entire process. If the experience is positive, in the right hands, great photos will follow.

A few tidbits:

  • Undergraduate: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Graduate Degree: Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Originally from: Miami, FL
  • Age: 28