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About James


James Vitullo is a professional, published, award-winning freelance photographer and Columbia College Chicago Alumnus (Bachelor's of Arts in Photography degree) who specializes in wedding, portrait, fine art, event, and commercial aspects.


Being a self-taught artist since eight years of age, immersing himself in this field only impacted James' career with positivity.  Portraiture is a field that he dove into, and it never ceases to amaze him.  Getting to know his clients is a must, especially in making each session worth every second.  Making a positive impact on them means he did his job right!

"Anything is a Photograph."  This is a motto developed from James' career that turned into a feasible, potential business.  He specializes in candid aspects as well as in-the-moment captures.  Wherever he is, he ends up with a composition worth visualizing behind the lens of his Nikon.  His mind conjures up ideas that conform to the situation at hand, such as angle, framing, and potential post-processing outcomes. ​James' philosophy about photography is that if you are a true photographer you are a person who admires the little things in life.  

Serving McHenry County, Lake County, Cook County, California, South Carolina; national and international (Cary, Fox River Grove, Crystal Lake, Barrington, Chicago, etc.). 


"Jimmy captures the expressions on everyone’s faces when you least expect it.  Very natural pictures.  I hired Jimmy for a wedding reception and the bride summed up his pictures with one word 'LOVE.'"


Ira Handelsman

Crystal Lake, IL​

"Jimmy took the photographs for our vow renewal.  He was very kind and upbeat throughout the whole day.  He took amazing pictures and had great ideas so the pictures came out as best they could.  We would definitely use him again!"

Kimberly Evans

Vow Renewal Client

Pingree Grove, IL

"Thank you Jimmy.  You were a great photographer to work with.  You made me feel so comfortable that I could be myself!  The pictures are beyond what I could have asked for."

Isabel Filian

Senior Portrait Client

Barrington, IL

"Jimmy and Katie were the best we could have asked for!  They got the best pictures, and edited in a timely manner too!  I couldn't be happier with how the pictures look!  Thanks again!!  We love them!!"

Jackie Kuhlman

Wedding Client

Woodstock, IL

"Jimmy is awesome and attentive. You won’t regret using him for all your photography needs!"


Cary, IL

"Jimmy is a great photographer and very enthusiastic and professional. I would highly recommend him!"


Wedding Client

Round Lake, IL

"Jimmy took our wedding photos and we fell in love with every shot! He is professional and authentic and his creative eye and attention to detail are unmatched. Hire him to capture your special moments — you won’t regret it!"


Wedding, family, and newborn session client

Algonquin, IL

"Love Jimmy’s photos!! He’s so professional and great to work with!!! Can’t say enough about what a wonderful person he is and how he respects people one on one as well as in a group setting!! Thank you Jimmy!!"


Crystal Lake, IL

"Absolutely amazing! He has such a gift!!!! I highly recommend him!"


Round Lake, IL

"Very professional. Amazing skill. A++."


Arlington Heights, IL

"We have never done family pictures before and Jimmy made this a great experience for all 5 of us. He captured everything I asked him for and more. Very professional and such a wonderful personality. Thank you for all your hard work and the beautiful pictures. I hope you will be up for taking pictures for us in the future!"


Schaumburg, IL

"I was not prepared for just how beautiful Jimmy's photos of us would turn out! He is able to be both fun and professional, making us feel comfortable during the photo shoot and confident in his skills. His creativity and enthusiasm are incredible and shine through in his work!"


Palatine, IL

"When shooting with James it was so much fun. I enjoy photography as well and because we both love photography it was just a great photoshoot."


Lake in the Hills, IL

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