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Julianna – Senior Portraits

Kayaks, beautiful untouched stretches of beach, a beautiful summer evening, and an amazing high school senior: this is what made for a great session the other evening.  Julianna and I met up at the Isle of Wight near Ocean City and hopped in our kayaks to head around the point to a place I have longed to photograph a senior.  We got a great upper body workout while we paddled to the spots where I wanted to photograph her.  Her fashion sense, ease in posing, and personality made for some images that I am really proud to have created.  Julianna, thanks for kayaking with me to these locations.  I hope that these images are exactly what you had hoped for.  Enjoy the sneak peeks from this session until our next adventure.

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Caroline’s Portraits

Got to spend a lovely evening with an equally lovely young lady for her senior portraits.  We headed to the Atlantic Hotel in downtown Berlin, MD then headed off to Assateague Island National Seashore.  Enjoy the sneak peeks from her session last night.



 







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Trinity’s portraits

When Trinity contacted me about her senior portraits it was well over a year ago.  Finally, the day had arrived for her session.  Her family vacations in Chincoteague every summer and while they were here we captured her senior portraits.  It was so much fun roaming around the Island and finding some out of the way places for her portraits before we headed to the beach.  This amazing senior loves yellow, the beach(that’s obvious), and ice hockey.  We had a great time chatting and capturing these and many other images.  I wish her the best in her senior year back in Ohio.  Thanks for coming all the way to the Eastern Shore and for giving me the privilege of creating these portraits for you and your family. – James

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Beach Americana – Senior Team 2019

I met up with my Senior Team at Assateague National Park for this shoot to celebrate Independence day.  Beautiful day, the beach, fun, and friends, what else you could ask for.  I am thankful for the freedoms that we have and for the simple pleasure of being with people and getting to capture moments and experiences with others.  Enjoy your July 4th holiday.  




 

 

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17(or more) Favorites of 2017

2017 has been a fabulous year, all because of my amazing clients.  As I look back on 2017 with gratitude for my wonderful clients and pride in the work that I have done for them I also look forward to what 2018 has in store.  In 2017 every senior portrait session that I photographed was unique and a creative joy.  In trying to narrow down to 17 of my favorites it was an incredibly difficult process.  What made it difficult was that I have favorites from every session, I love and value ALL of my clients, and because I am proud of all that I have created with my clients this year.  I started out this post with a narrowed down galley, but I couldn’t help myself….there are more than 17.  Here’s a a heartfelt “Thank You!” to my clients this year and best wishes for a wonderful 2018.  Enjoy!   


Emily – Assateague Island


Hallie – Snow Hill, MD

Fallon – Downtown Salisbury, MD

Ryan – Assateague Island

 

Allison – Downtown Salisbury, MD

Sydney – Berlin, MD

Madison – Pemberton Park

Jeremy – Downtown Salisbury, MD

Ryane, Katelyn, Kara, and Emily – Salisbury, MD

Liz – Downtown Salisbury, MD

Brett – Newark, MD

Maddy – Assateague Island

Caitlyn – Lewes, DE

Lauren – James Seip Photography Studio, Salisbury MD

Abby – Roaring Point

Kara – Bordeleau Vineyards

Hallie – Snow Hill, MD

Kara – SU campus

Zoe – taken at her home in MD

Lauren – Byrd Park, Snow Hill MD

Kennedy – MD

Katelyn – Roaring Point

Alison – Baywood Greens DE

 

Ryane – Private property in Nanticoke, MD

Logan – Ocean City, MD

Sydney – Assateague Island

Kennedy  Bishopville, MD

Ryane and Katelyn – Salisbury, MD

Laney – Oxford, MD

Katelyn – Tyaskin, MD

Virginia – Pocomoke Forest

Hallie and Emily – Pocomoke Forest, Snow Hill MD

Jeremy – Downtown Salisbury, MD

Hallie and Emily – Pocomoke State Forest

Dara – Pittsville, MD

Katelyn – Isle of Wright, Berlin MD

 

Ryan – Assateague Island

Hannah and Shelby – Downtown Salisbury, MD

Bailey – Assateague Island

Liz – Downtown Salisbury MD

Sarah – Assateague Island

Emily – Assateague Island

Mariah – Assateague Island

Kara – Bordeleau Vineyards, Allen MD

Sydney – Assateague Island

Kennedy – Fenwick Island

 

Allison – James Seip Photography Studio, Salisbury MD

Sydney – James Seip Photography Studio, Salisbury, MD

 

 

 

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Surf Shoot – SMT 2018

I recently spent a lovely afternoon at the beach with most of my 2018 Senior Team for our surf themed shoot.  It was one of the best beach days this summer and the company couldn’t have been better.  We borrowed some surf boards from friends of mine, Alison and Bobby, who brought along their lifted surf van for the shoot.  We set up on the beach, got the bonfire ready, the hammock up(which was a complete experiment on my part), but it worked and the girls loved hanging out in it while we were not shooting.  We spent the afternoon by the water and towards sunset we headed over to the “bay” side of Assateague for some cool portraits with a lovely sunset.  Hallie drifted off on the flamingo floatie and was rescued by Emily.  We wrapped up our session as the sun dipped below the horizon and then headed back to the beach to enjoy some hot dogs and s’mores over the bonfire on the beach.  All in all and fantastic day and lots of fun.  Enjoy!

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