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📸❤️Tampa wedding photographer James Connell Photography specializes in capturing creative, unique & timeless wedding, engagement, family and corporate headshot photography. Being a people person by nature it excites me to meet new people every day. Witnessing people that think they are not very photogenic come to life in front of my camera is what makes photography such a rewarding career.

If you have been searching for a photographer that will help make you comfortable in front of the lens as well as put an authentic smile on your face you’ve come to the right place.

Pricing is very competitive and I’m excited to get to know you better, please feel free to call or text me at 813-625-8168 to schedule an appointment to discuss your photography needs further. 📸❤️.


Tampa Wedding Photographer

Let’s just cut to the chase. What makes me stand out among the vast sea of other wedding photographers is how I treat you and your wedding guests. Yes, I know my camera like the back of my hand, of course I research poses and trends on a daily basis, but, when you get right down to it, you need to be assured that I am going to enhance your wedding day and make you and your guests feel comfortable in front of the lens. How do I do this you might ask… I am a people person. I am kind, I care, I’m respectful and I pick up on the smallest of details because I am determined to do whatever it takes to make you smile throughout your entire day. You might see me climbing a tree, or crawling on the ground just to get that perfect shot. I will bend over backwards just to make sure that you are happy and provide you with photographs that are creative, unique and timeless so that you can pass them on for generations to come.
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Tampa Engagement Photographer

Making new friends is what I enjoy the most about engagement photography. Of course capturing the intimate, and charismatic love between a couple is also an important part of what makes engagement sessions special to me,  but it is the time spent learning about what makes a couple so dynamic that I find to be so intriguing.
I’ve spent years photographing couples in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, but since moving to Florida in 2015 I’ve come to appreciate the various types of landscapes that Florida has to offer. World-class beaches, rustic barns and charming cities can be found everywhere. Some of my favorite locations to photograph engagements sessions near Tampa include Bayshore Boulevard, Curtis Hixon Park, the University of Tampa, YBor City, Winthrop Plaza in Valrico, Alderman Ford Park in Lithia, Lettuce Lake, Fort de Soto Beach, Redington Long Pier and Medard Park in Plant City.
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Tampa Portrait Photographer

So much more than a selfie, James Connell Photography portrait sessions are fun! If you are the adventurous kind  I would suggest smoke bombs, sparklers, confetti or even jumping in a lake, ocean or fountain. If you are more reserved well that is OK too! Most of my personalized portrait shoots last anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half. Other photographers say they can get it photograph an entire portrait shoot in a half hour, but I find that a whole other side of a person comes out once we have had a chance to talk and spend some time together. Half hour photo sessions just do not allow enough time to get to know someone so that I can accurately capture a persons true personality in photographs. With so many unique locations between Tampa and the Gulf Beaches finding a spot to compliment your personality will be easy! These sessions are perfect for senior portraits, modeling photos, headshots, as well as Linked In and Social Media profiles.
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For more information please give us a call at 813-625-8168, send an email, or fill out this contact form.
James Connell Wedding Photographer in Central FLorida




I have never seen a wedding photographer this energized and fluid; He was constantly moving and snapping pictures the entire time.L. Dwyer
I would highly recommend him to photograph any wedding or event. His eye for catching candid moments is finely tuned, and his creativity for capturing well thought out, loving moments will create memories that last a lifetime.K. Chisholm
Very professional and the pictures are breathtaking! He captured every moment I wanted even without me asking. We would highly recommend James for any event!K. Rosas
James Connell Photography did our engagement pictures, and he did an amazing job! He is very professional! I would highly recommend him!K. Imhof
I have never had a photographer who could capture a moment that leaves me speechless as he has. I will be forever grateful.E. McKinney
Every memory from that evening was perfectly documented for years to come. I highly recommend James Connell for anyone’s future photography needs.L. Dismuke
James was the photographer at our wedding and he also took our engagement photos. For both occasions we have a great variety of photos – some more traditional and others more creative and fun.A. Dupont


James Connell Best Tampa Wedding Photographer in Central FLorida