Hello, I'm Chris

I am a photographer based in Rhode Island.  I’ve been a native Rhode Islander all of my life, having grown up in Woonsocket. I currently live in North Providence. I enjoy traveling, and my cameras and lenses come with me almost everywhere that I go. 

While many photographers consider this to be a job, I truly do enjoy photography. I am full-time faculty at the Community College of Rhode Island and I am currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Rhode Island. As you can imagine, all of this keeps me pretty busy, and so photography is my chance to escape from the real world and take part in something that I love and to share it with others.

Member of the Professional Photographers of America

FAQ About Me

How long have you been photographing weddings?

I have been photographing weddings, portraits, and events for 8 years (since 2014).

What is your style?

Everyone has their own style and preferences. Personally, I favor a blend of photojournalistic/documentary and fine art wedding photography, but I am comfortable and capable of working with whatever requests a couple has. Being a sentimental type of person, I tend to capture small details that many wouldn’t notice. I understand how much time and effort went into planning your big day, and I want to make sure that every aspect of it has been preserved in photographs.

What kind of equipment do you use?

Over the years, I have used a wide variety of camera systems, starting with Canon. For a while, I switched over to the Sony mirrorless system, which I loved for landscape photography, but the colors just weren't right for portraiture.

I'm currently using full-frame Canon bodies and an assortment of lenses to handle almost any job, including lenses for Canon's L series and Sigma's Art series.

85mm f/1.2
50mm f/1.2
35mm f/1.4
100mm f/2.8
70-200 f/2.8
24-70 f/2.8
16-35 f/4

Chris James in Action, Photographing a Wedding