Kial James is an award-winning photographer, designer and artist based in Nevada City, California whose work has been published all over the world.
Kial’s images are infused with colorful landscapes, stunning astro photography,
picturesque scenes of the Gold Country and his muse, The Yuba River.


CNN • Fox • Outside Magazine • NBC Bay Area • Forbes
Costco • Sundance Film Festival • Sierra Food Wine Art (Covers)
Nevada County Gold (Cover) • Society of Camera Operators
MonitorDenmark • Sound & Communication • Digital Studio Middle East
Screen Africa • POST • Getty Images


Dr. Leland & Sally Lewis Visual Arts Award

California Legislature Assembly Recognition

Best of Nevada County Photographer

Parents Choice Magazine Top Photographer

Board Member: Nevada County Arts Council

Looking for an updated corporate or web profile headshot. Let me help you look your best. Whether you are looking for a indoor studio shot or outdoor portrait in a natural setting, I’ve got the equipment and experience to help you achieve your best look. Starting at $350
Branding sessions are photo sessions where I come to your place of business or home office / studio and capture a variety of shots. This includes you in your “element” working, creating, taking a phone call, or perhaps interacting with a client. Branding sessions typically last 120 minutes and on-site consult is done before hand. Starting at $600.
Family, família, fjölskylda, familie…we all have different ways of saying it. But, we all know what it means and how important they are to our lives. Portrait sessions are done for small, medium or large groups. Dogs, cats, pet iguanas, all are invited if they are a part of your family. Family sessions typically run 60-90 minutes and are done in an outdoor setting at the optimal time of day. Starting at $650
Capturing and documenting your event takes a lot of effort, but the results are always well worth it. For 10 years, I’ve had the pleasure of being hired to capture events from all over California. Whether it’s a festival, multi-day event, business conference, or concert, my job is to capture something incredible and unique that documents this for future audiences and marketing purposes. Half-day and full day rates apply, contact me for more. Starting at $1200
The bulk of my Photography Business. Specializing in unique commercial and product photography to grab the attention of your customers and clients. Whether your needs are a series of products, marketing images, e-commerce images, or showcase work, I can help you achieve something fantastic with unique lighting and staging setups with the end-result always in mind.
I’m passionate about beautiful homes and commercial spaces to showcase your work, online rental or home. Serving contractors, Realtors, Architects and more with unique captures that enthrall the viewer with a story behind every image. Photographed during the golden hour and blue hours, each photo is unique like the property itself. Drone services available as well as commercial-grade videography and editing shot in 4K. Enquire for pricing.
Incredible one-of-kind prints of special destinations. These limited edition, signed and numbered prints are available with a Certificate of Authenticity. With a wide-base of collectors, my work adorns plenty of homes and offices around the country. Fine Art prints include destinations such as Lake Tahoe, The Gold Country, The Yuba River, Eastern Sierra, Southern California and more.
Specializing in jaw-dropping scenic and landscape Photography, my images have been used and published all over the world. From CNN.com to Fox News to National Geographic, to multi-cultural publications and multiple magazine covers, I’ve got the experience to provide you with that unique shot that captures your audience’s attention. Stock imagery available at kialjames.com, rates vary depending on licensing terms and length of use.
Need to infuse your home or office space with colorful, large format prints? I can help you achieve a unique look for your spaces. Looking for a series of prints that will make your walls “pop”? Prints are available up to 70″ and are done in a variety of different mediums including Metal, Paper, Canvas and Acrylic. Contact Kial James directly for options, pricing and consultation.