Jim Bolen- Certified Professional Photographer

Jim S. Bolen, CPP
Play of Light Photographics
Boise, Idaho
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2019 marks my 34 year anniversary in the photography field,
and my 14 year anniversary in business!

Photography is not just a job, it is my passion. My focus is on 100% client satisfaction.
I am only truly happy with my art when the client is completely thrilled.

I am deeply honored when I am chosen to photograph a special event, like a family portrait or a high school senior, because I know just how important it is, and how it can't be replicated. 
I am also lucky that I get to work for some truly wonderful and caring people.

I have lived in Boise for 19 years, and have been in 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 photographic education at the Ohio Institute of Photography in
Dayton, Ohio- one of the finest photography schools in the country in its time.

I have limited dates available for the spring & summer. Call now to see if I have your day available.

Fun Fact: I am a motorcycle instructor with The Idaho STAR Motorcycle Safety Program (http://idahostar.org/), and also a motorcycle marshal with US Cycling.


“Wonderful to work with and great quality photos. I would highly recommend Jim for your photo needs. We have worked with him for years and are always so happy with the work he does for us. Thank you Jim!” -Kristin C.

“Jim was very friendly, knowledgeable and did a great job for us when we needed to get some great shots for our website (https://www.emersonhouseboise.com/). He was very organized, had the latest equipment, was professional, had great attention to detail, we received our photos promptly, and he was flexible to our needs. He did honest work at a fair rate and was very creative with setting up the shots we needed to help drive our business. We will definitely use him again when we have the need.” Bryce S.

“Not only does Jim take amazing photos of our real estate listings, but he is very responsive and professional. We always have our photos back within 24 hours of the shoot. He also offers drone photography which is a huge perk for us since we primarily list acreage properties.” -Brandi W.

“Jim is prompt, professional and always produces sharp photos for our listings! We couldn't do what we do without him.” -Rebecca W.

“Thought I’d come in for my headshot looking like a horse face, but left feeling really pretty!” -Carly O.