Lifestyle Portrait of Wedding and Elopement Photographer James Juarez
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Chris Kaye
2750+ (USD)

James Juarez

LA Wedding Photojournalist

I'm a Los Angeles based, Mexican-American wedding photographer for non-traditional couples wanting a reflection of themselves with a dreamy, documentary approach. Being mindful and being present is important to me and my work. I love taking trips to Big Sur and Joshua Tree where it feels like the world slows down.

The one thing you should know about me is that I believe in doing things with intention. With a cinematic touch, I tend to look for the quiet and calm in a moment. It's the serene stillness of a couple gazing into each other's eyes, or the expression of pure love encapsulated by a bride's smile on her wedding day.

I actually started out documenting punk bands in Southern California venues 8 years ago that led to a role in the fashion landscape, and now, I travel to document couples in love. Prior to that, I got my degree in Art History from UCLA really set me on a path towards photography that I'll always appreciate. Even today, I watch old films, read old books, and collect old cameras to get inspired. Most of my time these days is spent hanging with my wife Sarah and our wild children.

3 Client Letters

The following letters are from the clients of James Juarez.

Couple kisses during first look portion of wedding day in Palm Springs, CA

Married: 1 year ago

Allie & Evan

Just want to say a big thank you. The photos are extraordinary and we are soooo happy with them. You captured the moments we remember so vividly in our minds. And all the little details. That's what we said from day 1 was how important those little details are, they shine in your photos! I really couldn't imagine anyone else shooting our day. They are so special.

Millwick, Los Angeles, CA wedding image of the bride and groom

Married: 5 years ago

Alex & Kari

It has been 3 years since our wedding day and your photos and video have only enhanced our memories of it all, in the best way possible. You found a way to capture the joy and love that day held and saved it for us to relive any time we want. Kari and I couldn't be more grateful of the care and thoughtfulness you brought to one of the happiest days of our lives. Thank you!

Couple celebrating wedding post-ceremony by the lake at Fallen Leaf Lake, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Married: 6 years ago

John & Claire

We've been distracted this weekend moving all of John's stuff into our new LES apartment but rest assured - we have been evenly splitting our time between moving and lovingly gazing at your photos. We love them! They're so beautiful and captured the vibe and energy so well. So exciting!