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.
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.