Hello! I'm James, a national award winning photographer and owner of Flax Studios. Since 2012, I have shot over 100 weddings and it has been an exhilarating thrill to be a part of so many couple's special day. I am so honored when I'm chosen to capture your love stories, your beautiful families, and your special moments. For me, it's not just about taking good pictures with my fancy cameras and lenses, its about capturing special moments, and creating timeless art that you will enjoy for life. Whether it's at a ritzy hotel resort, oceanside beach, rustic barn, or your own backyard, I love to do it all! My goal is for you to enjoy yourself above all, and to freeze your special moments in time. I want to capture the real, candid you, not just a stiff/posed version of you... 

Little James circa late 80's, rockin out! One of my favorite things is music. It's pretty rare for me to not be listening to music most of the day. Some of my favorite artists include Switchfoot, Copeland, NeedToBreathe, Anberlin, Jimmy Eat World, Death Cab For Cutie, Lifehouse, Mat Kearney, and well... the list could go on for a very long time, so I will stop there, but you get the picture. I even love to play as well. I'm known to be a pretty decent drummer, guitarist, bassist and piano player. Someday, along with presenting my own music, I hope to expand Flax Studios into a music recording studio which is another passion of mine!

Little James circa late 80's, rockin out! One of my favorite things is music. It's pretty rare for me to not be listening to music most of the day. Some of my favorite artists include Switchfoot, Copeland, NeedToBreathe, Anberlin, Jimmy Eat World, Death Cab For Cutie, Lifehouse, Mat Kearney, and well... the list could go on for a very long time, so I will stop there, but you get the picture. I even love to play as well. I'm known to be a pretty decent drummer, guitarist, bassist and piano player. Someday, along with presenting my own music, I hope to expand Flax Studios into a music recording studio which is another passion of mine!

My wife Laureh and I. We have been very happily married since 2012! If you're lucky, maybe she'll even be with me to assist during our session together. We live in midcoast Maine and can just barely see the ocean out of our fixer-upper home we purchased a couple years ago. My other business is in the carpentry field, so at least I knew what we were getting into. My wife is a dental hygienist, so make sure you've flossed before meeting her! We make a great team. She keeps our teeth clean, and I keep the house from collapsing in around us! haha

Ghostly self portrait I took on the way back from a wedding in 2013.

Ghostly self portrait I took on the way back from a wedding in 2013.

My nephew Kayden and I cruising around in my MR2 Spyder convertible. No, we were not moving during this selfie, and yes, we wore seatbelts for the ride! If am able to cram all my gear in, there's a good chance you'll see me in it when I show up for our session. 

You won't see me with long hair too much anymore. It gets in the way of the camera viewfinder! It is especially missed when I go to concerts as headbanging seems a little silly with short hair...Ahhh, the sacrifices we make to look professional and earn a paycheck! 

You won't see me with long hair too much anymore. It gets in the way of the camera viewfinder! It is especially missed when I go to concerts as headbanging seems a little silly with short hair...Ahhh, the sacrifices we make to look professional and earn a paycheck! 

 

 

What? Did that sound more like a sales pitch and not enough about me? Well, maybe you should Contact me and we can get together over a cup of coffee and learn more about each other! I live in South Thomaston, ME and love meeting new people.