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Jim Bolen on motorcycle at The Ridge Motorsports Park, Shelton, Washington.
Jim Bolen, Owner/photographer of Play of Light Photographics, LLC, Boise, Idaho.

2023 marks my 18th year in business!

"What can you do for me?"

This is something I hear often from potential and current clients. 

Easy. I create images that not only help sell your property, whether it be residential or commercial space, but can also help to highlight your company to attract top talent.

Is your brand important to you? I thought so. Whose isn't?

You want to portray yourself and your company as professionally as you can. This helps you attract top clients and talent and helps you continue to grow.

I am very passionate and dedicated to the end result, and I'm only truly satisfied when the client is happy. I don't rely on post-processing tricks to fix images. I believe in getting it right in the camera from the start. 

I have lived in Boise for 23 years, and have owned my business since 2005. As a photographer, I still enjoy finding new and exciting places around Boise to photograph family sittings and high school seniors. I like to keep things fun and interesting, and I always love it when clients recommend different places to shoot.

I received my education at the Ohio Institute of Photography in
Dayton, Ohio- one of the finest photography schools in the country.

I have limited dates available throughout the year. Contact me now to schedule your session.


Fun Fact: I am a motorcycle instructor/mentor with The Idaho STAR Motorcycle Safety Program (
I’m also a motorcycle marshal with US Cycling, working men's and women's professional cycling races.


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