Meet Kial James.


Kial James is an award-winning artist and photographer based out of Northern California whose works have been featured in 100's of magazines, websites, magazine covers along with web and print featurettes. Kial's work has been featured in CNN, Fox, Outside Online, NBC, Costco, Forbes, Getty, Sundance Film Festival, and many others.

Voted Nevada County's Best Photographer and Parent's Choice for Top Photographer for multiple years, Kial's work spans a variety of Commercial Photography, Family and Children Portrait Photography, Senior Portraits, Event Photography, Lifestyle Shoots, and much more.

When not photographing, Kial enjoys his time with his wife and 5 kids where he resides in the small foothill town of Nevada City, California. As always, available for assignments and travel outside of Northern California.

Kial James with State Senator Brian Dahle

Kial James with California State Senator Brian Dahle

Nevada City Scenics Photo Walks by Kial James

Kial James leading a local Photo Walk

Kial James Fine Art Photography

Kial James Delivering New Wall Art

All work and no play make for a no-good day.

North Auburn Family Portrait

Spending Time with the Family and Kids

Kial James on Location at The Yuba River

Kial James on Location for a Shoot

Kial James Fishing Yuba River

Kial James Fishing a Secluded Spot

Lagunitas Brewery Sampler

Kial James About to Enjoy his Favorite Beers

Touring the United States in 2020 with a Childhood Friend

Kial James with Riley James

Kial James with his EMT/Firefighter son, Riley


Dr. Carolyn W.

“Dear Kial, Thank you! This is the perfect photograph for our room. I am SO happy with it and I love the metal feel. It is vivid and almost three dimensional, the bridges add a visual depth effect as well. The colors are perfect with our room too. I may order some more of your prints for the house, smaller ones. Maybe our clinic could be a gallery as well.”

Ballet Dancer with amazing sunset in background