"We met James Piedad when he showed up at an event and volunteered to take pictures. It was from that point on that he became the official go to photographer for not only me professionally but also for our family. His portrait photos are always top notch but his ability to capture the moments in between the posed photos is truly a gift. James has a way to make you forget there is a camera in the room which often results in some of his best pictures/shots. Whether a family reunion, an individual portrait or a large scale event, you can count on James to be professional, timely, responsive and easy to work with. A+++
James has worked as a photographer at two of my parties so far and he has done an outstanding job! The pictures look amazing! All my guests were happy with how they looked in pictures, too. He takes the time to take enough pictures to make sure there's plenty of good ones from which to chose. If he's available, he will be my photographer at my next party!"
"James Pieded is an outstanding photographer and he is easy to work with. He has excellent attention to detail and he is great at capturing special moments in a photograph. I highly recommend his services."
"I have contracted with James for photography services on a variety of occasions. Whether it be candid shots at fundraising events, campaign photos for a website, or family reunion portraits James is the best! James goes above and beyond to get the pic for the memory that will last a lifetime!"
“James Piedad has a gift in capturing the emotion of the moment. His eye for detail captures the heart with each photograph.”
"James photographed a family members wedding. He was amazing. He was thorough but non- intrusive. He got some GREAT candidate shots as well as the more typical posed shots. James was friendly, courteous and provided the complete portfolio to us quickly!! I have recommended him often."
"The quality and the genuine nature of James Piedad's work is second to none. Capturing the moment is his forte and passion."
"Nowadays with good camera equipment so affordable and accessible, many people can take a good photo but there are still few that can take a great one. James is one of those people who has an eye and can take great shots. He does not just get one great shot but shot after shot. He has the uncanny ability to capture the spirit of an event.
–Carmen Cox Ledford
"James has taken some of the most beautiful pictures I've ever had
"James doesn't take a picture. He takes a moment. He translates his vision through the lens into a tangible object that can be held in your hand, shared with a friend, saved in a book, and treasured by future generations. His work is so pure, you can almost step inside every shot and connect with the person he captured."
"James is able to integrate himself into an event and put people at ease in order to capture the atmosphere of the event. His personality makes people comfortable so they can forget about the camera being there and true personalities come out in the photos. He is very respectful of events and people, and has the talent and patience to work with children and large groups."
"Loved the pictures taken by Photography by James Piedad at my aunt's surprise 90th birthday party. Candid shots captured the love of family through photography, and we will be able to enjoy them for many years to come."
"As a photographer I find that James Piedad' s work is beautiful and natural. I enjoy looking at his photos
- Beth Stephens
"James is a genuine photographer without the ego, he was happy to come out with short notice to assist in a small project of mine to help me reach
"James Piedad has an eye for photography like no other. He not only captures the cherished
- Ken & Angela Wall
“James' photography is both candid and charming; he knows composition so well and has such an eye for nuance that he manages to capture in a single photograph a story that invites the viewer and creates an instant connection with the subject.”
"What I like about James' work is his ability to capture the essence of the moment. So many of his frames have a real life to them, whether they are stills or action shots. You hardly notice him being in the room, which means that his presence doesn't affect the subject."
"James is able to capture that special moment in a beautiful and unforgettable way! His photography is of excellent quality and you will not be disappointed!"
-Brenda Hathcock Brown
James Piedad is the consummate professional. In addition to being honest, trustworthy, and reliable, he has the 'photographer's' eye. His work is outstanding and flawless. I would highly recommend James for any work, without reservation!
-Dennis Van Berwyn