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Jessica James

Five Star Review

Kim is not just a photographer--she is a visionary, a master, a listener, an actor, a leader, and a valuable member of the team. Yes, she's all of these at once. We first had Kim photograph our engagement, then our wedding, and then my pregnancy (not to mention some boudoir in between). We are looking forward to family photos to come. Not only does she have an amazing eye for the right frame, but she edits the photos to look flawless and natural. She also takes the time to get to know you and learn what you want to build trust. One of my favorite things to date is the collection of images she put to music on video of our wedding--it tells a story I could not have known being caught up in the day and I cherish it so very much. Her images are breathtaking, she is great to work with, and I could not provide a higher recommendation.

Sarah Brawley

Five Star Review

Where do I begin.  I saw Kim's work for the first time
when I saw my friend Jamie's wedding photos. Right then I knew I wanted to book
her for my wedding. Kim shot our engagement photos first. It was such a nice touch to meet Kim and get comfortable with each other before the wedding day.
She is very through in making sure you get all the special shots you want on
your "big day". She is very professional in all aspects of her work.
We all (the whole family) fell in love with her. The wedding went
flawlessly!  Kim's photos depict her passion. The intimate moments of the
very special times in one’s life. The images she has taken are priceless and stand the test of time. Captured moments that the camera remembers even after
our minds get a bit fuzzy. I have had the privilege of working with Kim on a third occasion, with my horse Grace.  I nearly lost my horse when she fell to colic in 08'. She isnow fully recovered and Kim shot Grace and I in beautiful Susiun, CA. Those images that depict our bond will remain long after Grace is gone.  I look forward to using Kim multiple times in the years to come. Family photos, and possibly maternity.......may be in the future! I feel very honored to have worked with Kim, and enjoy her photography; she really is quite an Artist!!  

Sarah Scholten Brawley

Heather Walker Johnson

Five Star Review

Kim James is such an incredible person/photographer! I was
so blessed to have her shoot my wedding last summer (2009) in Lake Almanor. Who would have thought a photographer that amazing lived in the area!? Her strategy and vision is brilliant... from a engagement session, to get comfortable with each of us (the couple) so she knows what she is up against for the wedding day, to walking you step by step of what to expect day of. I even had her do a private boudoir session with me alone the week before to give to my “new”
husband as a wedding gift. Her turnaround time is wonderful and her pricing is very fair…I could not have ask for a better person to do the job!  Heather Johnson-Walker

Sadie Poehlmann

Five Star review

Kim was my wedding photographer back in 2012. Although I already knew Kim and knew of her many talents, when I received the pictures after the wedding they were more amazing then I could have ever imagined. She knows what she is doing and she does it well! She will make your picturing taking experience fun and something you will never forget. She will make you feel comfortable and beautiful which in return brings out the most natural and beautiful pictures! She will work her butt off for you and provide you with pictures that you get to treasure for the rest of your life! I believe Kim is one of the bests and will always recommend her for not only weddings but any type of photography you are looking for! I love her!

Kaitlin Bauer

Five Star Review

My fiancé and I booked Kim James as our wedding
photographer in a sort of impulsive way, slightly unusual then the approach many couples take. After a brief phone call and within less than a week Kim was taking our engagement photos. Regardless of the short time span and lack of
customary meetings and getting to know you conversations..., working with Kim has been such a great experience. Kim is very professional, super helpful and flexible in meeting our needs. No detail is overlooked by Kim! Her sense of
adventure and creative mind makes her fun to work with and guarantees GREAT pictures that go beyond simple portraits to become true pieces of art.  Kaitlin Bauer


Five Star Review

Amazing and Honest

Five Stars
By Casey W. on 

People tend to have grand, unrealistic ideas about their wedding-mainly the cost and time constraints, in my opinion. Any wedding organization resource will tell you to make a top 3 list of what's most important to you, and spend the majority of your budget on those things. They are right. The photographer was high on my list, pictures are what you have years later when memories are starting to fade. Plus, how often in your life are you wearing an amazing dress and paying to have your hair and makeup done? 

I can't say I shopped around for a photographer, I met Kim a few years before my wedding and felt such an instant rapport and love for her aesthetic I didn't feel the need to contact anyone else. She will listen to your ideas and give a frank assessment of what's possible within your budget and timeline. She will graciously handle difficult relatives and intoxicated guests. She will help guide you and your significant other to have natural expressions on your face. Most importantly, she will provide you with amazing photos you can stare at for years to come.

Brainna Ratto

Five Star Review

Kim is amazing!
By Brianna R. on March 4, 2017

Five Stars

We are so glad we chose Kim to photograph our wedding! She took beautiful, creative photos that were exactly what I was hoping for. Kim is incredibly professional while still putting you completely at ease and making you feel comfortable. I would highly recommend her!

Lauren Hudson

Five Star Review

Amazing person and amazing photographer
By Lauren H. on 

Five Stars

Kim is exactly what you want in a photographer. She talks to you, listens, and guides you through the process to get the most amazing photos. I personally did a boudoir shoot with her and she was amazing. It was a very scary and vulnerable thing for me and Kim knew exactly what to do to make me comfortable and get such amazing pictures. I'm not super comfortable in front of the camera and she talked me through every detail, constant having me adjust my body to get the great shots. She is truly an amazing artist and a beautiful soul. I really got the sense she loves what she does and truly tries to capture the soul in the frame. Since shooting I've had a baby so my body definitely doesn't look the same. I am so glad I had Kim capture that moment in time. Not only do I have fabulous pictures but also the amazing conversations I had with Kim were life lessons. She has such a beautiful soul and she shows that through her photography. I only wish o had hired her for our wedding. You will not regret hiring her for any event!

Elena McAlpine

Five Star Review

Kim James has photographed my wedding, family and pregnancy.
With each, she has captured the emotion of the day and beauty of each subject
with amazing images. She made me feel beautiful and sexy when I was 8 1/2 months pregnant! My wedding photos are incredible and look like they belong in
a magazine. Kim has captured moments with my baby that I will cherish forever.
Kim James is the best.  Elena McAlpine

Ali McNeil

Five Star Review

Kim James is not only a photographer. She is a mother,
friend, leader, writer, painter, chef, florist (I could keep going).... and she
is amazing at all of it. Yet her raw ability to see so much life through the
lens makes her talent unmatched against any other photographer. It takes someone very gifted to take any ordinary subject and transform it into a hundred beautiful pictures. Kim James has this gift. Not to mention she is smart as a whip and so much fun to work with!

Ali McNiel

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