ABOUT

Hello! So glad you found me.I’m JP,short for James Patrick.

I’m a husband,Dad and a professional photographer.I love what I do and I hope it comes across in the images that I capture!

I attended Fitchburg State College and received a Bachelor of Science in the Communications Department.

After College I went and worked for commercial photographer Patrick O’Connor in Worcester and learned everything I could about Lighting,portraiture and running a professional photography business.It was an even better education than college.I learned so much!

Then I met my future wife and she decided she wanted to move to San Francisco.San Francisco? Why not Boston, it’s closer.No it had to be San Francisco.I followed.

She was right.We stayed for a decade.I Learned about sushi,computers,.coms,Dj’s,coffee,burritos,giant redwoods,and wine.I started my wedding and portrait photography business in these years.Photographed weddings in Napa,Sonoma and all over Northern California.Some of the most beautiful scenery in the country.I also photographed environmental portraits for computer magazines,commercial projects and advertising.

Our daughter Stella was born in San Francisco and right after she was born we started thinking about moving back to Massachusetts to be closer to both our families.Although we loved Northern California so much it was important to us to be closer to our families.

We settled in a cool little town in Western Mass and I now travel from The Berkshires to Boston and everywhere in between photographing weddings and portraits for really cool people.It’s a great job.

Stella and Me.

Stella and Me.

APPROACH

I combined a mix of wedding photojournalism with creative portraiture to provide a set of images from the wedding day that tells a complete story.

I approach the wedding day with a quiet and calm presence.Paying attention and looking for the next moment.Although you will know I’m there because I have shaggy red hair I try and stay out of the way! I want you all to enjoy the day.

I want to capture photos that draw you in and make you feel like you were there.

The approach is authentic,creative and professional. 

 

 

 I thought a couple recent reviews of couples I've worked with said it best about working with me and my approach.

We would highly recommend JP as a wedding photographer (or for any photography, for that matter)!

His photos are amazing—both stylistically/creatively and technically.
We loved his approach to wedding photography—he was great at making sure we had beautiful posed shots but was also good at catching all of those special candid moments.
He was a pleasure to work with—super laid back and fun. He made the day go super smoothly and was adept at managing the whole process and all of the people.
He was flexible in working with us around our needs for the wedding and was really generous in spending extra time scouting out the location and staying longer than planned to make sure he captured everything.
Again, can’t recommend JP enough!
— Amanda and Jonas
What a great experience with JP. We gave him almost no notice with our elopement, and not only was he available and flexible, but as kind as can be. Our event was literally the two of us, a justice of the peace, and JP. His casual yet attentive approach made us very comfortable, and that was key for such an intimate occasion. His work speaks for itself, but we can speak to the feeling of working with him—just really easy.
— Laura and Travis

Find more couples reviews on Yelp and Weddingwire.