Photography in the San Juan Islands
It’s not a surprise that the San Juans are home to a number of excellent professional photographers. Some are nature photographers whose prints and note cards are available in local shops; others specialize in weddings, family reunions and other arranged “memory making.” Every picture tells a story. Is that story yours?
James Mead Maya, or Capt. Jim to many SJI visitors, is a retired public school teacher who spent 35 years in the classroom and life-long naturalist. Spending all his summers on a small lake in Michigan had fostered a love of the out of doors. He soon developed a keen appreciation of the Pacific Ocean, and it’s vistas and wildlife. [more...]
John Sinclair is a multidisciplinary photographer, with specialist skills in wedding photojournalism, contemporary portraiture, and modern commercial photography. He also offers a wide variety of photography services such as large format printing, standard framing, scanning/archiving, restoration/retouching, and Photoshop services. In the summer months he runs a series of workshops aimed at all levels of photographers. Please visit Wed in Washington for specific information about his wedding photography. [more...]
Michaels's background in architecture and design has complemented his eye for the visual through photography. Using a digital camera, he "captures" his surroundings with an awareness of lighting, proportions and scale that brings common landscapes and scenes to life. He prides himself as a purest with his images by not altering and enhancing them, other than adjusting brightness and cropping. What you see in his photos is what he experienced when photographing them. [more...]
Chris Teren Photography—A Unique Perspective on Island Life. Inspired by nearly two decades of island life, Chris Teren’s appreciation for the natural wonders of the San Juan Islands is evident in his diverse collection of work. A certified SCUBA diver and pilot, he captures a truly unique perspective—from the wild and wondrous octopi-filled depths of the Salish Sea and breaching orcas at the surface, to soaring heights, beyond the bald eagles, and into the mysterious beauty of the Aurora Borealis. [more...]
I create art from life and nature with photography, and have been making images in the San Juan Islands for over 15 years. I am a full-service provider of studio and location photography for families, individuals, artists, businesses and publications. I primarily photograph people for portraits, including making family portraits with the beauty of the San Juans as the backdrop. I also photograph weddings, art and craft, classic and sports cars, architecture and the natural world, and create fine-art prints, coffee table books, and digital slide shows. [more...]