James Olson Photographer

Hi, my name is James Olson. Since starting my business in 2004, I have photographed weddings, families, high school seniors, sports teams, real estate, homes, schools and various commercial projects.  The majority of my shoots are on the beaches and communities near Astoria: Warrenton, Seaside, Gearhart, Cannon Beach and Manzanita.  I am based in Astoria, and have been the sole photographer at Alderbrook Imaging since 2004.

Background: I was born and raised in Alaska, where I lived until I was 20.  From Alaska, I attended Montana State University to study Elementary Education, as well as photography as a minor. My parents and brother still live in Alaska.  After graduation, I was an elementary teacher for 6 years.

Family: Our family (my wife and two children) currently lives in Astoria, Oregon.  We  have lived on the Oregon Coast for the  past 15 years.  We love the freedom that coastal living offers:  small town charm, a lack of traffic and the beauty of the ocean and rivers.   When free time is available, I love to travel, bicycling (mountain and road), camping, hunting through thrift stores, collect vinyl records and photographing with film cameras.

Thank you for the visit.  If you have further questions, please send an email / give a call.

~ James.