Madison is a beautiful city to shoot in. The Wisconsin Capitol, Monona Terrace, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Allen Centennial Gardens, Henry Vilas Park and the Arboretum are just some of the many beautiful places one can go for gorgeous outdoor pictures.

I am a full-time photographer, I enjoy many kinds of photography as you can see on this web site.   I believe there are times to direct and times not to direct.  I love both styles!  I love to catch people with a spontaneous joyful smile or a tear falling in a candid moment.  I also love to place people into gorgeous backgrounds and create a “that’s a cool” look.

Jim Bendewald





Red Door



Wedding: 9/18/2010
Exceeded Expectations

We knew we made the right choice in selecting James to do our wedding when we had him to our home for the first planning meeting. James took the time to get to know my wife and I. He understood the personal nature of a wedding and wanting to customize the experience to our needs. He wanted the photo experience to capture our personalities and in order to do so he needed to get to know us. I’m pleased to say the photos turned out great. Great use of lighting and natural backdrops to frame some tremendous shots. The book James designed is incredible and continues to be a highlight to share with our friends and family. We highly encourage anyone looking to go with James Studio for a unique and customized wedding photography experience!

Wedding: 10/17/2010

James Studio was very perfossional they exceded our expectations.  The prices were the best all around. The videography was top quality and the resolution superb. Our pictures were beautiful and captured our special moments.  It was very stressful planning a wedding in Wisconsin while physically being in Texas. But Jim gave me peace of mind and during the wedding he kept everything organized which allowed us to relax and enjoy the day.   Thanks to James Studio we will never forget our special wedding day!

Wedding: 4/17/2010
Very professional and flexible

We had a great experience with Jim and his assistant during the lead up to our wedding and during the wedding day. We recieved above and beyond more pictures than we expected and they turned out beautiful. Jim did well at capturing some unexpected moments during our event that made us appreciate the photos even more. Jim and his staff did well on making our day feel special.

Wedding: 12/4/2010
Wonderful Album

I used James studio as the photographers/videographers for our wedding on December 4th, 2010. The pictures turned our amazing and we were the most impressed with our leather-bound album Jim (head photographer) put together for us…  The thing that impressed us the most was the video. My husband’s grandma could not attend the ceremony and reception due to health reasons and watched the video footage a few weeks ago. She’s one of the most composed and collected people I know, so I was extremely shocked when I looked over and saw her crying. After the great pictures, wonderful album and amazing video, this really confirmed that we made the best choice in James Studio to do our wedding photography. I highly recommend them to other couples planning their weddings, and really recommend getting them to do video (especially if you have any close family that wont be able to attend). Our grandma was so thankful she got to see everything. It was well worth it!

Wedding: 10/10/2009
Great Video!

James Studio did an amazing job with my wedding photography and video! Everything was more than I expected. He had great ideas for photo’s that I never would have thought of. For one, he had the whole wedding party run across a grassy area. I had my doubts at first but they turned out AMAZING! The highlight video that was shown during our reception was great too. I could tell a lot of time was taken to make sure that everyone would enjoy it. I have received nothing but good comments from family and friends!

I hope that you thouroughly enjoy my site.

Jim Bendewald

James Studio, LLC
608 233-5556




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