Van James Studio Of Photography

Van James Studio Of Photography

5.0 (5)
1 employee
53 years in business

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Since 1969 we have been the premiere studio for all types of people photography serving Milwaukee and Waukesha counties and surrounding areas. As such, we are the longest established portrait studio in southeast Wisconsin. Currently, we do all our work "On Location". That means working with us couldn't be any easier because we come to you for everything we do, from the initial consultation if requested, to the portrait session, the ordering appointment and our hand delivery of your beautiful finished portraits! Our website really says it all. Be sure to visit

I love meeting and working with people and making new friends along the way. I love to see the look on people's faces when I create a lasting image of them or a loved one, that goes far beyond the typical "record" picture of what someone happens look like. I love it when the portraits I create reflect the subject's personality and lifestyle. I also love that so many people keep coming back time after time because I've become their family's official photographer.

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Wales, WI 53183
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5 Reviews


  • Lavonne Beecher - President ~ Safari Brand Marketing Pewaukee, WI

    "If you want the very best in photography, then you'll want to give Jim Schoonover a call at Carroll and Van James Studios. Not only is he a Master Photographer, he is an artist. The quality of his work/art is so far above any other photography studio that it is very difficult to describe in words. The settings he chooses to use are creative and personal to each of his clients. The finished product is not only beautiful, its emotional. Its not about a photo to Jim, its about a memory...a memory that one wants to cherish forever. He's amazing at what he does."

  • Chanie Appel - Milwaukee, WI

    "I had such a great time with Carroll and Van James Studios! This was my first time having professional pictures done, and I was quite nervous for the photo shoot; but it went so well!. Jim Schoonover is a very talented photographer and I am very glad I was privileged to work with him. He was excellent at getting me to smile naturally, finding poses for me that make me look my best, and adjusting the lighting, background, and props for gorgeous pictures! Thank you so much for a beautiful and pleasurable photoshoot experience."

  • Tom Lucas

    "The photographer, Jim Schoonover, was fantastic and highly personable. From booking the appointment to the actual photo shoot, the service was fantastic. I would highly recommend Van James Studios and photographer Jim Schoonover to everyone." ~ Tom - BMO Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Michael Balistreri

    "The photographer, Jim, was tremendous. We had two children (3 and 6) and my parents (nearly 80). Jim was kind and patient, easy to understand, and easy to work with. Highly recommended!" ~ Michael - Milwaukee, WI

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