Jennifer James is a portrait artist in the Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia region, specializing in classic portraits that bring out the best of her clients.
As a child to two artists, Jennifer's journey began as a toddler, drawing photos of horses and cats in pre-school. At the tender age of 8, her photographer father gifted her first camera, a hot pink Concord camera that took 110 film on rolls that reminded her of a parenthesis. She took many photos with that camera, including scenery during a family trip to Yellowstone, photos of people at her summer camp, and her friends.
She went on to college as a Fine Arts major, specializing in the art of drawing the human form, including black and white portraits, and during her curriculum, she also took film photography. This rounded experience has given her the ability to thoughtfully capture her clients in the best posing and lighting, while also bringing out their personalities and brand.
If she had to describe her style, she would say "clean, bold, and classic" with an emphasis on lighting and angles. She specializes in portraits because she loves to capture the essence of the person in front of her camera, their personality, and their story.
Jennifer currently lives in Ashburn, Virginia with her husband and two cats.