James Edens is an alumni of the Journalism program at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. After becoming established in 2012, his love for the natural landscape of Hawai'i and passion for working with people lead him into portrait photography.
I'm a people person. I love meeting them, getting to know them. Figuring out who they are as individuals. The fact that I get to do this while creating a precious memento that both of us can keep and appreciate? Now that's living.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
When it comes to portraits, I've explored quite a gamut within that field. Couples, engagements, dogs, babies, no matter who (or what) they are, I try to capture them within their natural element. Making them feel comfortable and light-hearted during the shoot makes it so much more personal, natural, and a true reflection of who they are at that moment.
A fun fact about this photographer
I'm a navy brat that was born and raised in Japan for 13 years. I do not speak Japanese very well, but I love to go visit and remember all the experiences I had growing up in such a beautiful environment.