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Jim Shields Photography

Sterling Heights , MI

LOCATION

33818 Sebastian Lane Drive
Sterling Heights, MI US 48312 (map)

PHONE

586-484-1338

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Jim’s interest in photography started in the early 1980's when he almost went into the business full time, but decided against it when kids started coming along and the need for medical... Read more
Jim’s interest in photography started in the early 1980's when he almost went into the business full time, but decided against it when kids started coming along and the need for medical insurance was more important than doing what he loved. After drifting away from photography for a few years, he was introduced to the world of the new, auto-focus Nikon digital SLR camera and pursued it with more passion than before. He now owns eight digital SLR bodies and he still has his old film camera as well. Finally in 2003, and after finishing his studies at the New York Institute of Photography, with the support of family and friends, he was convinced to follow his dream and that is how Jim Shields Photography was started.

Jim has a relaxed approach that captures the events of the day uninterrupted. He usually starts at the bride's home and goes from there to catch those candid shots of preparation with the special people around you. All scheduling is discussed in advance so everyone knows where he will be, and when. We believe that every part of your wedding day should be memorable; the family and formal pictures are short, fun and creative so you spend as little time away from the celebration as possible.

During the years of being in the corporate world Jim had the pleasure to travel extensively to places like Russia, China, Japan, Germany, France, Hong Kong and many other locations on this great planet. With all of that travel he now prefers to stay close to home and do what he loves to do, take pictures. However, he is available to travel for destination weddings if requested.

If not shooting weddings Jim also does corporate photography, children, and seniors. He has had the opportunity to photograph many people of interest, including the likes of, Rick Springfield, Adam West, Robert Ficano and has been published in "Lawyers Weekly" and "Michigan In Touch". He also does quite a lot of charity work for St. John Lutheran Church, in Fraser, MI, as well as photography for an organization called "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep", which offers free photography services for families who have suffered the loss of an infant.

Previously, his wife Debbie & him have been wedding coordinators at their church in Fraser, Michigan, for many years. From that perspective, he has observed many photographers and their styles - which range from professional to downright awful. Jim often reminds his wife of one photographer who used his assistant to continually wipe the sweat off his brow with a Kleenex. Debbie isn't going for it, and he’s not pushing.

Jim and Debbie’s son is an assistant photographer in the business. An architect by day, his attention to aesthetic detail helps to capture some of the most stunning shots.

By keeping it all in the family, and by treating every client as such, your session with Jim Shields Photography will provide you with timeless images that will be treasured forever. Jim also limits the number of weddings done each year to be sure he has time for all his clients needs. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Kristine
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
We loved our photographer! He was wonderful! Very professional and took pictures of every special moment on our day! I highly recommend Jim Sheilds Photography!
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Lori
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Jim and his family gave us absolutely beautiful pictures and the best part was we didn't feel like we ere having to pose all night!!! We would definitely recommend him!
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emazznyc
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We just received our photo albums today and flipping through just pages just reaffirmed how happy we are that we went with Jim. We planned our wedding from New York, which made is impossible to meet photographers before choosing. While searching for photographers, I was amazed at how expansive the prices and packages are for local photographers. After inquiring we received quick responses from Jim and his wife Debbie explaining the packages and all that's included in the price. Jim was a great combination of quality and value. Jim made us look like "us" on our wedding day - not like photojournalism photographs that are really nice, but to me don't totally capture the natural emotions of the day. We went with Jim's largest package and are really happy we did. Highly recommend Jim for brides and grooms that want a professional photographer who does a great job, is easy to work with, and is accountable.
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Kristen
Wedding:
7/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I can honestly say that my day was captured beyond my expectations. I am so glad we found Jim Shields Photography. We have some larger prints from our wedding hanging on our walls at home and get so many compliments. It's nice to think back on your wedding day and have such beautiful memories and know that we made the right choice by having Jim photograph our wedding. You will not regret it.
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J18love
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
You will not be disappointed with Jim Shields. Just visit his website and look at his blog pictures. The pictures that he takes are amazing, creative, and will capture those 'special moments'. He takes tremendous pride in his work, and he is easy to work with as a professional. The entire experience was wonderful for us!
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Marni
Wedding:
9/24/2010
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We were on a tight budget for our wedding and the hardest vendor for us to pick was our photographer. I found it very difficult to find someone who would take good quality pictures, but also had a reasonable wedding package, until I found Jim. When we took our engagement photos my husband and I had no clue what to expect and didn't come up with any ideas ourselves. All we told Jim is that we wanted more fun, unique, and non traditional pictures with a Detroit feel. Jim knew of dozens of spots to take us on his own and not only did our pictures come out amazing, but the session was quick. We liked that he told us what to do and we never felt awkward. My husband was even surprised over how much fun we had that day because he is not in to taking pictures. We just got our wedding album back and it is beautiful! The quality of it is beyond what we expected. Jim is extremely professional, on time (which is a huge thing for me) and priced VERY reasonably for what you get. He responds to you right away and you get your pictures back online to view pretty fast. You just tell him what you want, and he delivers! Highly recommend:)
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jdetroyer
Wedding:
9/3/2010
5.0/5.0
we couldn't be happier with our pictures!! Jim did a great job!
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klwestmo
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very happy with chosing Jim Sheilds to capture our wedding day. Jim, was very passionate with his work and very easy-going. We have come across many couples that are looking for a photographer and we always have requested Jim.

Thank you Jim for making our special day so memoriable that we will cherish for a lifetime.
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DreamerLis
Wedding:
7/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Best investment I ever made! Wonderful to work with and so reliable. I would recommend Jim Shields to anyone.
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Lindsay
Wedding:
7/4/2010
5.0/5.0
This was a wonderful choice for our photographer. Jim truly cares about making your wedding day as flawless and comfortable as possible. We were happy with all the services leading up to our wedding and after it was over. Highly recommend him :)
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Dayna
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Jim is the best in the business. Family-oriented, kind, eternally patient, and in the field because he loves what he does! I will treasure all 800 of my pictures forever!!
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bowersm8
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
He was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was really nice, fun, and his photos are amazing! Plus, his prices aren't too bad! I recommend him to everyone!
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Megan
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
I was referred to Jim by a friend of a friend and upon meeting him we were really impressed with his work. Jim was very helpful on our big day and went above and beyond afterwords in creating our album. Since then I have seen him shoot at another friend's wedding and he did family portraits for a family friend. I would definately recommend him again and again!
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MarieFolson
Wedding:
9/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Jim was extremely proffessional, friendly and is not only a great photographer but also a great person!!! I would recommend him to any bride or even family looking for great photographs.
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perna119
Wedding:
1/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Jim was wonderful and so nice to work with on my wedding day! I would recommend him to any bride!
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happily_fit
Wedding:
9/27/2008
5.0/5.0
Jim Shields provides excellent personable service and photography.
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