All styles of People Photography in Milwaukee, WI


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50 Years in Business

The decor of your home or business can be greatly enhanced with beautiful portrait art from Carroll and Van James Studio. When you give the gift of a High School Senior or Family Portrait, you're letting the recipient know just how much they mean to you.

Perhaps you're a business executive, actor or model in need of Head Shots to promote yourself. You'll put your best face forward with an incredible Publicity Portrait from Carroll and Van James Studio where we offer all styles of people photography in Milwaukee, WI and surrounding areas.Sign-up for Our Free Newsletter
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  • Portrait of two dogs
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  • Family with two dogs photographed in their yard
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  • Portrait of Super Heroes
  • Portrait of family of four by fireplace
  • Picture of couple in front of their house
  • Picture of wine and cheese


High School Senior Photos in 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 priveleged 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."

Chanie Appel - Milwaukee, WI
head Shot of a business woman
"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."

Lavonne Beecher - President ~ Safari Brand Marketing Pewaukee, WI
Fine Portraiture in Milwaukee, WI
"Jim is one of the most creative and complete person's I have ever met. He is always thinking one step ahead with his photography and how he can make the most your photo session. His energy and enthusiast approach to capturing the perfect moment for you, your family and loved one's, make hiring Jim an easy one. Jim makes memories that last, one picture at a time!

Phil Esche - Owner ~ Steppin' Out Foods Waukesha, WI

We Have some really exciting news!

Almost 21 years ago, in August of 1998, James V. (Jim) Schoonover sold his successful portrait studio, Van James Ltd. to the Carroll Studios and came on board as our Director of Photography. Since then he has become the face of Carroll Studios, photographing thousands of portraits for our valued clients. 

We are pleased to announce that our relationship with Jim has come full circle and his original studio, Van James Ltd., will now become the New Brand for Carroll Studios as Clifford R. Carroll, M.Photog.,CR retires after 50 years at the helm. 

As part of the re-branding, you will start to see our logo and studio identification shown as Carroll and Van James. While the quality, style, pricing and level of service you’ve come to know and expect from us will remain unchanged, there will be some new benefits coming. 

We are excited to share this news with you and look forward to continuing our relationship with all of our valued clients.


Carroll and Van James Studio

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