who’s behind the camera?
I’m James Morrison, a destination wedding photographer based in Manila, Philippines but fortunate enough to travel different places here in the Philippines and some places in Asia for weddings. I’m the man behind Phatfoto Studios, my former brand since 2011.
I don’t sing (for God’s sake) but i love music! Jason Mraz, Ben Howard, LANY and James Vincent McMorrow are some of my faves. I was a dance teacher and a concert security before. I was there when Beyonce, Katie Perry, Vertical Horizon and Maroon5 came here in the Philippines. I eat bakery bread almost everyday. I can drink 3 cups of coffee a day. I can sleep within 5 seconds and snore within 10 seconds and I’m a die hard Star Wars fan. I check eyes for day job as ophthalmic technician but i shoot weddings by heart. Working under the umbrella of 2 of the most talented studios in the Philippines, Puy Talde Photo (formerly RAW) and Redsheep Photocinema is a big blessing to me. I attribute my growth as wedding photographer to them.
I live with my lovely wife Rina, my super adorable and smart four-year-old daughter Feliz together with our dog Lucas.
I see myself as a storyteller on a wedding. Weddings full of laughter and love inspire me . I love taking photos of pure emotions and unspoiled moments in a more honest, organic and relaxed way ‘coz i know, some people feel a bit uncomfortable in front of the camera. I’d rather throw jokes to make you laugh than tell you to smile. I also love travelling and meeting different souls along the way.
That’s a bit of my story, now let me hear yours, or share what’s your next adventure together that leads you here.