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Senior Portrait Milwaukee
Jonathan Crain
Senior Portraits 5 stars
July 11, 2020 - "The experience was very professional and made me feel confident about the quality of the product." ~ John - Brown Deer High School

Outdoor Senior Portrait
Layla Kostusak
Senior Portraits 5 stars
July 16, 2020 - "Jim was great! I loved his attention to detail and how patient he was with us. Can't wait to see the photos." ~ Kim (Mom) & Layla - New Berlin Eisenhower High School

Senior Portrait Milwaukee
Devin Martin
Senior Portraits 5 stars
July 19, 2020 - "Had a great photoshoot with Jim. Everything went very smooth and well. He knew great places to shoot photos within our chosen location, and was very patient even in the 90 degree weather. I would definitely recommend having your pictures taken with this studio!" ~ Devin - Oak Creek High School

Alexandria Brown Review
Alexandria Brown
Senior Portraits 5 stars
February 23, 2019 - "For my first time having my pictures professionally done, I had a legit great time! Jim, my photographer, paid attention to the tiniest details. I rate my experience at Carroll and Van James Studios a 10 out of 10. I would come back & recommend them." ~ Alex - Milwaukee Marshall High School

Kristy Dolinac Review
Kristy Dolinac
Senior Portraits 4 stars
December 1, 2018 - "Very nice working with Jim, beautiful pictures done!!!" ~ Kristy - Nathan Hale High School

Dreah Evans Review
Andreah Evans
Senior Portraits 5 stars
November 27, 2018 - "My photo shoot was fantastic! I told the photographer who my favorite rapper was and he played Eminem the whole time! He was very patient, seeing as though I was very goofy - no rush at all and the props were so cute." ~ Dreah - Riverside University High School

Grce Knox Review
Grace Knox
Senior Portraits 5 stars
November 10, 2018 - "I was extremely comfortable with the photographer right from the start was great. I trusted his judgement on poses and styles. I took a variety of poses standing and sitting. Overall it was a legit great experience and I will be back." ~ Grace - Rufus King High School

Kaylin Kirk Review
Kaylin Kirk
Senior Portraits 5 stars
November 10, 2018 - "This was an amazing time. I had a lot of fun taking each and every picture. Carroll and Van James Studios is a great place and everyone should go and have this experience . I’m very appreciative and would like to say thank you to them." ~ Kaylin - Wauwatosa West High School

Layandra Gandy Review
Layandra Gandy
Senior Portraits 5 stars
November 4, 2018 - "We would recommend Carroll and Van JamesStudios to others. Our photographer did a wonderful job! Layandra was impress by her name on the door of the dressing room. They had a bag of goodies & a bottle of water for me. THANK YOU!!" ~ Layandra - Homestead High School

Nile Bridges Review
Nile Bridges
Senior Portraits 5 stars
November 3, 2018 - "Our photographer was kind, funny and patient. He even got Nile to smile." ~ Dianne Bridges (Nile's mom) - Wauwatosa East High School

Minda Silvestre Review
Minda Silvestre
Senior Portraits 5 stars
October 27, 2018 - "The photo shoot went awesome! Even though I did a shorter session than most we got some great shots. Every picture made me look fantastic and I had a really fun time!" ~ Minda - Pius High School

JahCarria Thompson Review
JahCarria Thompson
Senior Portraits 5 stars
October 13, 2018 - "My photographer was very friendly, and made me feel very welcomed!!" ~ JahCarria - West Allis Central High School

Corey Stein Review
Corey Stein
Senior Portraits 5 stars
October 13, 2018 - "Absolutely would recommend to others! The photographer takes time and is very patient. Friendly. Thank you!" ~ Corey - Brookfield East High School

Kong Vang Review
Kong Vang
Senior Portraits 5 stars
September 26, 2018 - "It was extremely stress-free and overall a pleasant experience. The photo shoot was swift and smooth sailing through the outfit and set changes. I had a wonderful experience at Carroll and Van James and would legit recommend it to anyone looking for a professional photoshoot." ~ Kong - Wauwatosa West High School

Michael Balistreri Review
Michael Balistreri
Family Portraits 5 stars
September 23, 2018 - "The photographer, Jim, was tremendous. We had two children (3 and 6) and my parents (nearly 80). Jim was kind and patient, easy to understand, and easy to work with. Highly recommended!" ~ Michael - Milwaukee, WI

Wil Lane Review
Wilbur Lane
Senior Portraits 5 stars
August 31, 2018 - "I really enjoyed taking my senior pictures with Carroll and Van James Studios. I usually don’t enjoy taking pictures much but I enjoyed this photo shoot. My photographer was a great funny guy who exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend anybody to take any sort of photo shoot here." ~ Wil - Oak Creek High School

Jenna Lecher Review
Jenna Lecher
Senior Portraits 5 stars
August 5, 2018 - "The best part of my experience was having the my friend with me and my photographer was amazing!!!" ~ Jenna - Wauwatosa West High School

AJ Alberts Review
Alexandra Alberts
Senior Portraits 5 stars
May 29, 2018 - "I had a great time at my photo shoot today. I felt pretty and I was with my best friend the whole time, so it was an overall fun time. I really appreciated the different types of photos and enjoyed brainstorming for the passion photo. The changing of outfits made it feel even more like a modeling experience. I was treated very well and like a model. I appreciated the snacks and water in my very own changing room and the aura of the studio. Thank you for a great senior photo experience." ~ AJ - DSHA High School

Zach Raner Review
Zach Raner
Senior Portraits 5 stars
May 10, 2018 - "Professional, Personable, Artistic...these are just a few of the things I can say about Jim at Carroll Studios!  When my high school senior put off photos as long as he could, I chose Carroll and Van James Studios to help with my mission of getting these done.  Not only did my son enjoy the experience, but he had photos taken with his car--in the snow--that look as though they were taking in the summer with a setting sun.  

While I questioned the cost of the prints, I found out that these are not your average picture.  The larger prints are on a thick, almost cardboard paper that can be used without glass over them.  They are absolutely beautiful.  

I recommend booking early, and then paying in installments or with paypal credit.  You won't be disappointed!" ~ Brenda (Zach's Mom)
- Veritas HS

Calie Walk Review
Calie Walk
Senior Portraits 5 stars
May 5, 2018 - "I just wanted to say thank you for everything that you did for me on my photo shoot day. Thank you for making me feel pretty and always making me smile and laugh. I had such a blast and I can’t wait to continue with this!!" ~ Calie - Nathan Hale High School

Chanie Appel Review
Chanie Appel
Senior Portraits 5 stars
April 4, 2018 - "I had such a great time at Carroll and Van James Studios today! 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 - Torah Academy of Milwaukee

Tom Lucas Review
Tom Lucas
Business Portraits 5 stars
February 12, 2018 - "The photographer, Jim Schoonover, was fantastic and highly personable. From booking the appointment to the actual photo shoot, the service was fantastic. I would highly recommend Carroll and Van James Studios and photographer Jim Schoonover to everyone." ~ Tom - BMO Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hochschild Grandchildren Review
Lynda Hochschild
Family Portraits 5 stars
January 10, 2018 - "Our experience with Carroll and Van James Studios spans a period of 30 some years. Starting with our children and now our grand children. The pictures are priceless. They are creative and artistic. We have tried other studios but none compare." ~ Lynda - Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

Hakima Peterson Review
Hakima Peterson
Senior Portraits 5 stars
November 18, 2017 - "Everything went smoothly and it was a fun experience - so much fun! I loved the poses and the photographer was really nice!" ~ Hakima - Pius XI High School

Savannah Stanford Review
Savannah Stanford
Senior Portraits 5 stars
November 18, 2017 - "I loved my photo shoot ❤❤❤❤ you guys did a wonderful job. I had an amazing time and I will be back again. Thank you." ~ Savannah - Rufus King High School

Meoshe Crittenden Review
Meoshe Crittenden
Senior Portraits 5 stars
November 11, 2017 - "Great Service! My experience was amazing - everyone was very positive and professional. The photographer payed attention to every detail. I’ll be coming back soon and I’ll let everyone know about this place." ~ Meoshe - Sheboygan North High School

Carla Smith Review
Carla Smith
Senior Portraits 5 stars
November 10, 2017 - "Jim, our photographer, was very professional and funny. He definitely made the experience enjoyable" ~ Paulette Lee (Carla's Mother) - Franklin High School

Noah Muhammad Review
Noah Muhammad
Senior Portraits 4 stars
November 4, 2017 - "We loved the patience of the photographer and his sense of humor." ~ Chytania Brown (Noah's Mother) - Wauwatosa East High School

Kayla Crump Review
Kayla Crump
Senior Portraits 5 stars
October 28, 2017 - "Very Organized. Very enjoyable" ~ Kayla - Wauwatosa West High School

Angie Sanchez Review
Angie Sanchez
Senior Portraits 5 stars
September 29, 2017 - "For this being for my senior pictures I honestly love how happy and energetic my photographer was. How passionate he was about helping me out, and I'm glad to say how much I loved this experience! Thank you so much!" ~ Love, Angie - Hamilton High School

Bri' Walek Review
Bri' Walek
Senior Portraits 5 stars
September 9, 2017 - "Thank you so much for such an amazing photo shoot! It's an experince that will last a lifetime! Your work is amazing! Thanks a bunch!" ~ Bri' - Waterford Union High School

Terreana Brown Review
Terreana Brown
Senior Portraits 5 stars
September 9, 2017 - "I love my pictures! This was the best photo shoot I've ever been a part of. I can't wait to come back for another shoot. Thank You." ~ Terreana - Milwaukee Lutheran High School

Blake Przesmicki Review
Blake Przesmicki
Senior Portraits 5 stars
August 23, 2017 - "I had a great experience at Carroll Studios taking my senior pictures. The photos turned out great and every shot was well done." ~ Blake - Wauwatosa West High School

Alexis Vonstockhausen Review
Alexis Vonstockhausen
Senior Portraits 5 stars
August 18, 2017 - "I had a wonderful time and my photographer was great! All my pictures are what I wanted and more!!" ~ Alexis - Nathan Hale High School
"The staff at Carroll and Van James Studios treated my daughter like a "Model" and took care of her like she was their own. We will return - love the pictures" ~ Shannon Vonstockhausen (Alexis' mom)

Josiah Winslow Review
Josiah Winslow
Senior Portraits 5 stars
August 1, 2017 - "This Is It...what a Thriller! I was jumping Off The Wall! I looked so Bad and Dangerous...and I felt Invincible! This was my best experience in HIStory!" ~ Josiah - Nathan Hale High School

Jessica Olson Review
Jessica Olson
Senior Portraits 5 stars
April 27, 2017 - "Thank you so much! You guys put so much effort into taking my pictures! They turned our perfect! I loved how everyone is so nice! It felt great to be the center of attention." ~ Jess - Brookfield Central High School

Megan Otto Review
Megan Otto
Senior Portraits 5 stars
April 21, 2017 - "I had such an amazing time during my photo shoot! Thank you for making it so memorable!! I will be showing my awesome photos to everyone!" ~ Megan - DSHA High School

Tray McNeail Review
Travon McNeail
Senior Portraits 5 stars
January 13, 2017 - "I had my son Tray's graduation pictures done at Carroll and Van James Studios. Talk about the ultimate experience! Cliff and Jim took special care of us! They start from beginning to end and show-n-tell you exactly what's going to happen... and I couldn't be more happy and content with the money and time I spent! My son's pictures are AWESOME! Everyone that I showed his pictures to think he should have been a model... because Carroll and Van James Studios made my son so very handsome... he's already handsome, but the lighting..and the backgrounds were pure genius!! After the photos were completed we were called back to their office where Cliff took patience and time with me to show the finished products, and they show you the gorgeous pictures on a huge screen so you can clearly see the beauty of the photos! They customize the photos to your own individual specifications... and you know you've picked the right people to take care of your photos... which in my case this was my senior son and I knew my son was in the right hands! I now have an array of beautiful photos to share with my grandchildren, and with family and friends! I received the legit ultimate professional experience! There were no hidden agendas or pricing, and you get alot more than you pay for and I received a lifetime worth of memories! THANK YOU Carroll and Van James Studios! "~ Rachel Blake (Travon's mom) - Oak Creek High School