I hired Jim Stone to shoot a startup demo day in Santa Barbara, California for the Citrix Startup Accelerator. He arrived the day before to make sure that everything was... show more setup on time. When explaining my vision for the moments we wanted to capture Jim was attentive and made several recommendations that I hadn't even thought of. In the end, Jim photographed the dress rehearsal earlier in the day, provided key photos to our social media manager so that she had beautiful professional photos to live Tweet during the actual demo day.
I was so impressed by Jim's professionalism and quick turn around time that I flew him out for another demo day in Raleigh, North Carolina. Again, the photos he took were beautiful and perfectly captured the moments of excitement and accomplishment for each of our entrepreneurs.
I highly recommend Jim Stone for any corporate events. His positive attitude and fun outlook on events makes him such a pleasure to work with.
I needed a professional head shot updated for my real estate business. In the past, this has been a dreadful experience. Fifteen minutes (or less) in a studio with someone... show more who just makes me feel like any other agent scheduled for the day. I'm a pretty confident person, but these kind of experiences have made me feel self-conscious and lack direction. The results usually reflect that. Then I feel like I want out - but wait - I have to pick from the three not so great pictures. Having Jim take my photo was the absolute opposite. He made me feel relaxed, took his time to bring out my personality, and coached me in such a fun way so that it led to the best photos I've seen of myself EVER (not just in head shots)! He had scoped out locations prior to our session that were appropriate for the type of photo we were taking. Did I say that I actually had fun? I can't wait until I can print my cards and am able to use this shot for marketing (first time I've ever said that). Not only that, but if you take a look at Jim's other work, well, let's just say I will consider purchasing art from him. He has a creative eye that I haven't seen before. I know I'm gushing, but this is the guy to with if you need artistry - be it professional photos of yourself or almost anything else from what I can tell. Thank you, Jim!
Jim Stone is my favorite photographer. His eye can find the soul in any subject.
He has taken some of my favorite photos of me. Photos that make me feel beautiful;... show more that make me feel special (including my profile pic).
He is also professional & fun to work with. He has worked with me during several events of different sizes and character, and always knows how to blend perfectly with the environment and get people involved and engaged.
I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for beautiful compelling work, and insist upon him for anyone who truly wants something artistic and with a unique perspective.
Trust me, you want to see the world how Jim Stone sees.