Long Beach Photographer

About Us

Hello and welcome to James Korin Photography!  I am a photographer based in the quaint beach community of Belmont Shores, CA.  My interest in photography started at an early age when I would take photos on our family vacations.  I always loved the way these pictures captured a moment in time and would bring back a flood of wonderful memories.  There is just something special about looking at an old photo from the past that evokes a certain emotion and memory of a time gone by.  Photography has always been a creative outlet for me as I have worked in corporate America in the past and always felt that there was more to life for me.

I am blessed to work with my beautiful and supportive wife, Taylor, who continuously inspires and challenges me!

You'll get to meet her.  She accompanies me on most shoots and handles a lot of the back-end and support work.

Some facts about us:

I LOVE to cook and if I'm not behind the camera, you'll most likely find me at the golf course, though my swing has been having issues lately :(  I also have a huge sweet tooth so don't be afraid to ask for a candy because I probably have some nearby.

Taylor will be the first to admit she is a nerd and can often be found reading, watching Doctor Who, or sharing Harry Potter memes with her sister.  She survives on the largest mug of coffee first thing every morning (it still counts as only one apparently lol).

Family means everything to us so our spare time is usually spent with loved ones.

We don't always get the chance but when we do we love traveling and sharing new experiences together like sailing, surfing, taking helicopter flying lessons, and trying new cuisines.


We pride ourselves in providing the complete customer experience and making sure all of our clients are happy with how their final images are presented.  I only shoot with professional grade equipment and utilize the latest post editing software to finalize your images to the highest quality.  Since a lot of my work involves outdoor wedding and portrait photography, I utilize the available light.  However, there are times where available lighting is not enough, and this is when I make use of strobes and light modifiers to add that extra layer of light needed to make your images really stand out. 

Please feel free to take a look around and explore.  Our style of photography can best be described as classical and creative with a touch of photojournalism.  We feel that our style and method of photography produces beautiful imagery that tells a story and captures those special moments that will be current now and in the future.  It has been such a wonderful adventure thus far and I am so excited for the future.  My appreciation for art and people has allowed me the honor of sharing my talents and doing what I love.  I couldn't be happier and I look forward to doing business with you.