Arlester James Shorter II


Arlester James “AJ” Shorter II's expertise lies is his ability to create beautiful, technically correct portraits in every artful rendition of his work.

AJ's career as a photographer began in Miami in 2009. Since then he’s logged countless hours into fine-tuning the processes necessary to make every photograph a masterpiece, to the subject and to those who view his work. Through his deft use of composition, color and visualization, AJ’s creations are able to share compelling stories with their audiences.

AJ enjoys utilizing high-end equipment; he understands lighting techniques, both natural and electronically produced; his skillful use of cutting-edge, digital postproduction processes are apparent in all of his pieces. He is very aware of the emotional clues that are invaluable in stimulating lifelong memories for his clients. Thus, a carefully crafted portrait becomes a magical, glowing work designed to be treasured ad infinitum.

Former clients include the National Football League, the National Bar Association, AEG Live, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, City of Miami Gardens, City of Miramar, City of West Palm Beach, Florida A&M University (FAMU), Florida Memorial University, Benedict College, the Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Foundation, The Children's Trust, the Miami Times and Florida Citrus Sports.