James Kern Photography
James Kern Photography

James Kern Photography

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Introduction: I've been studying and practicing photography for the past five years and really began with the theater doing Headshots. Since then I have broadened my horizons and what I strive for is not just a pretty picture but a reflection of who the subject truly is. I have grown up surrounded by people all my life and so I believe that I can capture the beauty of an individual in a moment. I love meeting people and if I can make their lives a little bit better with my work, then that's what it's all about.

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Hired 157 times

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4 years in business

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  • Headshot Photography - New York 2019

    Headshot Photography

  • Headshot Photography - New York 2019

    Headshot Photography

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

94 reviews


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Curtis J.

Wedding and Event Photography

Our Valentine’s Day shoot was amazing. We felt like we didn’t hire a photographer, but invited a friend with a great camera to celebrate with us! Looking forward to the next shoot we have together.
Feb 17, 2021
James O.

Engagement Photography

Couldn’t have asked for a better person to work with! Did my brothers proposal photos on UPenn campus. He was so professional and really listened to everything we wanted while giving us great advice. He made the photo shoot feel so comfortable and took unbelievable photos. Honestly couldn’t be happier!! Thanks James
Jan 10, 2021
Ashley P.

Commercial Photography

I hired James to take photos for my website and social media. He went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect and to understand my vision. He was instrumental in finding me an amazing videographer and models for the shoot too. The pictures came out even better than I could have ever imagined and his suggestions brought the shoot to the next level! I can't wait to use James and his team for our next photoshoot!
Jan 5, 2021
Ebonie M.

Wedding and Event Photography

No words can truly describe how efficient, professional and accommodating Mr. James Kean was for my “disco” themed bridal shower. His artistry behind the camera lens made all the women look and feel like super models. This is by far one of my best experiences in front of a camera. I’m not big on having my pictures taken, however, I really felt at ease knowing that all of my photos were going to turn out great. I hired Mr. Kean for a 2 hour event and he was so accommodating when I requested an additional hour. He could of easily declined which would have been his right but he sensed that I wanted him to stay longer and he made it happen without any hesitation. Communication is key for any business transaction and so I highly recommend Mr. Kean if you want a phenomenal photographer to capture any true essence of love, family and togetherness. Thank you so much again, and I will see you in the future.
Sep 22, 2020
Matt V.

Headshot Photography

James was so easy to work with. A last minute schedule change and he handled it with ease. Would definitely recommend, as his studio photos exceeded our expectations.
Sep 12, 2020
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James Kern


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Because we have to list our prices I pick my base number, but my packages are very malleable and can be arranged to suit all of your needs, it's simply a matter of finding the right assortment for you.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I always like to speak on the phone before setting up a shoot, it gives me a sense for your personality and gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have so we can have the most prepared and perfect session.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I'm self-taught. Everything I've learned is from experience or YouTube or other photographers that I work with in the field. I've been around art and artists my entire life and subsequently have developed and honed my eye for the craft.

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