It's been my privilege to shoot lots of portraits in the past year. It's a privilege because a lot of people have placed their trust in me to produce pictures that go beyond a simple documentary record of their physical appearance. The DMV can do that much just fine, thank you.
I work hard to combine lighting, angles, focal lengths, time of day, witty repartee and sometimes some outright goofiness to place people, young and old, in their best light. To those of you whom I have had the honor of standing before you with a camera, thank you. To those of you yet to appear in my viewfinder, I hope to see you in the coming year.
James Jordan, Chicago and suburbs professional portrait photographer