“My mother often told me that I was a creative person. I was all the time drawing and making up songs. As a young girl I always excelled in art, music and gymnastics. I loved the freedom but also the discipline to fine tune my art. That art has spilled over into my photography.”
Lori is from a small town right outside Sikeston MO. After graduating from Thomas W Kelly she had the opportunity to attend College of the Ozarks where she received a Bachelor Science Degree in Business Administration.
In 1997 Lori met the most wonderful guy. They were married in August of 1998. After the birth of their first child Chase, Lori became once again fascinated with the art of photography. She began taking classes to learn more about her camera and studio lighting. In 2005 James and Lori purchased Branson Photo. It was at this time the couple welcomed their second child Gracie only to be followed by the birth of their 3rd little one Malerie.
Lori had found her true passion. Photographing the innocence of babies and children. “It is my love to provide a family with art pieces that will last a life time. Nothing is more precious or pure then a newborn baby. I am honored by this gift my Father in heaven granted me!”
James has always had a creative perception on the world around him. In 2000 James & Lori started Larimore Photography, a very small portrait studio based out of the Larimore’s Garage. In the beginning James would occasionally snap a few photos or review photos that Lori had been working on. After the purchase of the business’s first digital camera, James started to take more of an interest in photography.
Learning the basics from his wife and a lot of trial and error, James began developing his own style. In 2005, Larimore Photography purchased Branson Photo which opened the door to a vast collection of photography information and application. James continues to capture the amazing world around him through what he calls “Light Manipulation”. A farm boy from Conway, Missouri, James was awarded the opportunity to attend College of the Ozarks in the Fall of 1996. In late 1997 James met his wife Lori, and the two were married in the summer of 1998.
After graduating, James accepted a position as a third grade teacher at Branson Elementary School. February of 2002 James and Lori welcomed their first child, Chase. Life changed as they knew it! In June of 2006 Grace joined the Larimore family only to be followed by, Malerie in November 2009. James continues to teach 4th grade at Branson Elementary East. He is known for his personality and his connection to students as well as instilling creativity with lessons and technology. James’ continued focus in life is Christ, and will be until he is called home from his journey.