Welcome to my corner on the internet. I’m Clinton James and I have been covering Seattle, Bellingham and San Juan Island weddings for almost 20 years. Yes, I have experience.

As a wedding photojournalist, engagement and elopement photographer offering film and film-like intimate weddings, I deliver that sought after balance of images with beautiful, thoughtful elegance and candid,  honest emotions.  I travel throughout the San Juan Islands and Puget Sound region covering elegant weddings for style-conscious couples who want great pictures AND want to enjoy their wedding experience in style.

More About Clinton

Taking pictures is my 9-5 passion. I love my career and the great couples I get to know and work with on a significant day of their lives.
When I’m not making beautiful images, you can often find me biking local trails or paddling around the Puget Sound in a wooden kayak I made by hand.
My restless creativity  is always craving to learn something new. At the moment, I’m learning to restore mid-century furniture, grow heirloom tomatoes, and Adobe Illustrator. Yeah, it’s all over the map.

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Clinton, Behind the Scenes

Great pictures. A stress-free wedding day experience. Reliable communication. You deserve all that and more. I have almost 20 years experience shooting local and destination weddings for couples who appreciate style and experiences. Be sure and check out the Raves and Reviews from happy couples describing their experience working with me.


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Laurell + Nick

"Nick and I could not be more thrilled with how the pictures turned out! We are so excited with everything!!! You did such a fantastic job the entire day.  We have so enjoyed the experience of working with you and we can’t wait to recommend you to our soon to be married friends and anyone else in need of a fantastic photographer!"   Laurell + Nick

Laurell + Nick
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Bri + Brady

"Clinton photographed our wedding. From the very beginning he was very prompt about getting back to me with any questions or concerns I had. The day of the wedding he was absolutely wonderful. He kept everybody calm and organized in all of the chaos. He made everybody feel comfortable and paid close attention to detail while shooting. After the wedding he was incredibly quick at editing and getting all of our photos back to us and even threw in a beautifully done sideshow within 2 weeks of the wedding. I would highly recommend Clinton and would hire him again in a second."