Photo by Doug Bogan

About James

Hi, I'm James. I believe that moments of authentic creativity can be encounters of redemption and I'm happy you're here. Through design and photojournalism, I seek to find and share stories that engage and inspire.

Based in the Texas Gulf Coast, I'm available for portraits sessions, events, design, media and event coverage and media consultations. Got something in mind? Let's get some bubble tea, tacos or cupcakes and chat. :)

Some of my work has been featured in The Huffington Post, CBS Evening News and Elite Daily. Past artist and public figures include Katy Perry, Adele, Incubus, Switchfoot and Pope Francis.

I hope you take some time to check out my posts, galleries and my portfolio to get to know me a little bit better. You can also follow my journey on instagram (@plusjames) and twitter (@plusjames) - I hope our paths cross soon. Please contact me for prints, questions and anything else, or even just to say hello! (Hello!)

Relaxed portrait sessions include professionally edited photos and proofs; prints are also for sale, your choice in size or style. Rates are determined by event or session, send me a message to learn more. Donuts may or may not be accepted as currency.

What's in a Name?

Why plusjames? Because it's more than about me. It's about you and your story because it’s important. So how are you? What’s going on?

You + James = Awesome. That's it. Really.

Powered by bowls of soup and bubble tea, I sharpened my media skills during college and pursued design and journalism full-time after graduation. 

Here's a little bit more about me in a really small pecan shell... Few things can fill my heart like a scoop of Blue Bell, a Houston barbecue, a stuffed snowball from Ms. Mae Mae’s, and a handful of Filipino egg rolls. You should say hi sometime, I’ll say hi back and give you a high five. Or a low five.

View All of the Lightsan online exhibition of my award winning concert photography!


"All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of thehuman race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."

- John 1: 3-5