Kim James Photography
PO Box 1151
Chester, CA 96020
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- Art Around The Lake
Going Green Commitments
- energy saving policies
- Recyclable green paper
- Nature conservations
- low-energy lightbulbs
- organic gardening
Hours of OperationBy Appointment Only
Emotion, light and movement are the keystones of Kim's work as a painter / photographer.
A member of the very exclusive AG|WPJA The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association is a group of international wedding photojournalists, who capture unscripted wedding moments as they happen, and excel in the art of post-production image processing, which also only accept less than 5% of the photographers worldwide who apply.
"I come from an eclectic background. I am married, I have 5 children, the oldest of which is 27, while the youngest is 14. I am an artist, photographer, writer, homemaker, gardener, dog owner, and I have an insatiable appetite for knowledge."
Kim was born and raised in San Fransisco. At 17 she started her modeling career with Elite New York working as a fashion model in NY and Paris. She has worked with renowned photographers from New York, Paris, and San Fransisco. Back home in SF she became as one of the worlds youngest fashion model agents, scout and booker. She stayed at City Model Management for 8 years developing new faces and handling the woman at City.
It has always been Kim's dream to raise her family in the mountains. That aspiration was met in 1993 after an extensive interviewing process with the Bidwell House Bed and Breakfast in Chester/ Lake Almanor. Managing the Inn helped shape Kim into a seasoned wedding planner and wedding photographer when she filled a niche sorely missing in the local market. Kim moved on from the Bidwell House in 2006 to open her own full time professional photo and art studio.
Kim's background in fashion editorial has created a photography style that is a mix of fashion editorial and artistic photojournalism. Kim was an editorial model in New York and Paris with Elite. As an agent in San Fransisco she developed model portfolios with an editorial feel. As an artist she has cultivated her artistic eye to create a calm and enjoyable method encapsulating the spirit of her subject's essence and beauty. She skillfully directs her subjects to create an emotionally charged portrait, while bringing fashionable style to her photography.
Professional Photography services, studio and location. Full service wedding design, planning and coordination. Fine Art portraiture. Fine Art watercolor.
Also visit kimjamesfineart.com
We'll Impress You" 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 McNeil singer songwriter.
"Thanks for checking, yes! I got the disk yesterday evening !
Your packaging is so professional and thoughtful, no detail over looked! I believe that says a lot about who you are as a photographer. I popped it into my computer late last night when I returned home from work and it worked great! I don't have the best way to view pictures on my computer so we're going to try it on Danny's computer today. Thank you for doing both full size files and web ready files, that is very helpful. There were many new photos for me to fall in love with and I can't wait to review them more in detail with Danny this afternoon! Thank you again for your professionalism, flexablity and all your help! I so appreciate your sense of adventure and creative mind."