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A Lakeside Engagement Session with my Rowboat | Taylor and Gino

Mountains, tall trees, pine forests, and  mountain top lakes are some of my favorite places to photograph.  There’s something so majestic and calm about these places and being in these places. Taylor and Gino are getting married next year at Skypark Weddings, a new forest wedding venue at the historic Santa’s village near Lake Arrowhead […]

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My film cameras

It started out as one, and now 4. I use at least 2 Pentax 645 medium format cameras for each wedding. One is dedicated to manual focus only, the other is auto focus along side with my digital cameras.

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A Dreamy Forest Wedding Inspiration Shoot | James Tang Photography

Who would have thought that there is such a beautiful outdoor forest wedding venue in the mountains just about 1 hour from Los Angeles? Best of all, it is at the historic Santa’s Village near Lake Arrowhead. The original Santa’s Village was opened in May 1955, even before Disneyland. After several changes in ownership the […]

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An Elegant Portrait session at Joshua Tree National Park | James Tang Photography

It was my first time ever visiting Joshua Tree National Park and this beautiful location did not disappoint. I met up with Lilia at the Joshua Tree Visitor Center before we carpooled into the park. The weather at Joshua Tree NP in September was perfect, low 80’s during the afternoon and high 60’s at sunset. […]

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A Yosemite Wedding Elopement in Spring | Ashley and David

Ashley reached out to me in December of 2016 for a wedding photography session in Yosemite National Park. Instead of having a big wedding, Ashley and David are traveling and have their wedding photos taken at beautiful locations throughout the US like Arches National Park, Zion National Park, and Lake Tahoe just to name a […]

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The next phase of my photography | Pentax 645nii Medium Format film camera

I have been shooting my Nikon F100 35mm film camera long side my DSLR’s for work as a base for color correction and skin tone. It has been fun doing film photography for the last year or so. I have decided to increase the percentage of film photography in my workflow, and with that jump […]

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Rustic Mountain Wedding Inspired Shoot | San Moritz Lodge, Crestline

San Moritz Lodge is unique rustic mountain wedding venue in Crestline, California. The wedding venue located high enough in the mountain to get away from the city, but not too high where you have to deal with the hazardous Winter driving. It is also adjacent to the beautiful Lake Gregory, which offers great opportunities for […]

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A Yosemite Engagement Photography Session in the Winter | Lisa and Richard

Lisa and Richard met 3 years ago at a party. Although Lisa made the first move, Richard actually wanted to be just friends. After a year of being friends, their friendship grew into a romantic relationship. Before moving to Seattle, Richard wants to propose to Lisa. He reached out to me, James Tang Photography, and […]

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Elegant rustic forest wedding | Pine Rose Cabins, Lake Arrowhead

I shot this beautiful rustic forest wedding at Pine Rose cabins in Lake Arrowhead last year, but didn’t get a chance to upload the photos until a few days ago. But better late than never! Sarah and JJ’s wedding was simply fun and elegant. Venue: Pine Rose Coodinator: Lynda Moudy Photographer: James Tang Photography Second […]

Beautiful Mission San Juan Capistrano Wedding and a romantic wedding reception at The Villa | Allison and Tom

Allison and Tom got married at the historic Serra Chapel in Mission San Juan Capistrano, where her parents got married 33 years ago, and where her sister (Jessica) got married just a few years prior.  Allison and Tom met  each other on a date to Alan Jackson’s concert.  She pulled up in a white Cadillac, he pulled up […]

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