We have Many Many Happy Clients!



James - The sketches turned out fantastic! 
Everyone loved them.





The sketches are amazing, as always!
I hate to say this, but you don't 
charge nearly enough for them. 
They are so impressive.


Hi James

Thank you for the wonderful job you did on our boys' sketches. I proofed them the other night and they are great.  

We appreciate the quality product and enjoyed collaborating with you. 


Val and Gina


I TOTALLY Forgot to tell you that I received the picture.
THANKS AGAIN! - Stephanie

March - 2011
Hey got the sketch :) We both absolutely love it!!! It came out amazing!!!!
Thanks, Stephanie and Ben

Just wanted you to know that I received the sketch yesterday and you did a marvelous job! Everyone that I showed it too loved it!
I can't wait to give it to my brother next month when I fly down to go visit him. You will most surely be hearing from me again for future projects. Thank You so much.


Up in the rafters holding this pose for a sketch!!! Feb - 2011

Malorie! 16x20

thank you soo much for sketching me,i love it soo much and i love your work!!! ♥


Repeat client. Our first 2011 sketch 11x14.
Several components to this artwrok.
It is wonderful!!!!!!! Absolutely!!!!

Dec. 10th 2010 - 11x14 Repeat Client from 2004
I don't know if you remember me, but you did two sketches for me about 5-6 years ago. I believe you lived in Auburn at the time.
One was of my daughter, who is now 25, kneeling down with a soccer ball on her knee. The other was my son now 18, running the bases after his first homerun. Anyway, we have had much pleasure owning these sketches over the years."

This was done from three different photos
Jaime, Maine USA:
"I got it and its perfect!! Thank you so much...we will be using your services for all of our other projects :) thank you again for everything On Dec 8, 2010

I have been sketching for Nick since 2006. Nick is an avid Cardinals collector and has one the finest image collections outside the Baseball Hall of Fame. We have become good friends over the years and I appreciate his trust and his friendship. I wish Nick and Millie all the best in the New Year!

Dec. 2010

"Hi James
The sketches arrived safely and I am extremely pleased!"



Sketch commissioned for Blake Griffin of Oklahoma, now
playing for the LA Clippers.

"...a picture of a great athlete by a great artist. I look forward to doing more business with you, and I already have several people asking about your work.  Hopefully I can send some your way soon."

Darby Rich 4/14/09

We have the sketches and they�re GREAT!!     You did an amazing job on both boys.   Those turned out so well that we will be ordering a sketch for our 2 girls also.   All I need to do is find the right picture � my new Thanksgiving project. 

Thanks again for everything

Sandy, Nov. 2008

James, the picture is incredible!
My husband loved it and so do I! Thank you so much!
Valerie Nov. 2008

A special gift commissioned for Anthony Kim to commemorate his 2008 Championship at the Wachovia Open!

May 2008
I got the sketch today and I am more than pleased.  It came out beautiful and I just know my mom is going to love it.  Everyone I showed is so impressed!!!  I would love to use your services again in the future.  I am thinking about putting a few others together so I am sure you will hear from me in the future.  Thanks again for all your patience with me and such a great project. 


Tahj Bomar Sketch
(Washington Huskies star Linebacker)

Wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the Tahj Bomar sketch.  I was really happy with the digital image but there was no comparison to seeing the real deal.  It made a great Christmas present and will bring back some great memories of his college days for years to come.
I really appreciate your attention to detail in creating a work of art from those photographs.   The pride you take in your work is clearly demonstrated in the end product.
Thanks again for a great job.


Visit Tahj at the Huskies Web site!

The Photos

The Sketch

The Comments:

The pictures just came in.  They are perfect. I could never have imagined that they would be so perfect.  You just don't know what a wonderful gift this will be.  You are a truly wonderful artist!
...I would be honored to have you do some more sketches later.  These make such wonderful gifts.  I can't possibly express to you how pleased I am with the completed work.  You captured their relationship perfectly.

Thank you so much!

6/8/2006  The Photos:   

The Sketch

The Comments:

I just wanted to let you know how much I love the pictures.  They came out perfect!  Now I just have to keep quiet until Father�s day.  That�s the hard part!
I hope it�s alright for me to refer all my friends to you.  Everyone I show them to wants to get them done.

You�re awesome and you do great work!  I will be doing business with you again in the future- perhaps a family photo or something.  I appreciate your work and your customer service.  I cannot express my happiness in doing business with you- it�s been a pleasure!
Thank you so much for the memorable picture that we�ll enjoy for years to come.

It will be a photo that will hang on our wall for a very long time.
I love it and you�re awesome!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Thanks for all your great pictures and sketches.  We really enjoy them each year!




I wanted to thank you for the beautiful sketch you did of my son, from the Mustang State Championships. I ordered it for my husband for Christmas and he said that was the best gift he has ever received. We have been together for 24 years so that made our Christmas.

We look forward to using you in the future for our younger son, Gino.

Once again, thank you for all the hard work you do.



Hello! I just wanted to let you know that I received my son and daughter�s sketches. They are Wonderful. I can�t believe it.  You did a tremendous job. This will not be the last that you will here from me.  I have showed the people I work with and they are all asking about you and where to get this done. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. Thanks so much!!!!  Christy C.

Grefthen Soccer Sketching from a James Geddes Photo


James Geddes Photography was kind enough to shoot a days worth of soccer matches at our annual tournament this summer.  I found about a dozen shots of my child I simply fell in love with and ordered a P4 poster and a 12"X16" color sketch.  When I met James to pick up the order I was in awe.  There's no way to truly know how much better these were going to look in person compared to my expectations based on the samples shown on the website.  These one-of-a-kind pieces are priceless and truly capture the spirit of our daughter.  I simply cannot convey how pleased we are with these pieces.  Phenomenal!

Thank you James.  The heart you put into these really shows.  We love them!

Rick Grefthen

8/14/05   12x16 Timeless Art The family favorite doggie becomes the favorite Sketch Art

James Geddes does an incredible job with his photography. He is a talented artist who can turn photos into sketches, I have a photo sketch of my dog and my son and they are treasures we will keep for life. Thanks James!

T. Savereux

8/12/05 Captured at the right moment - "The Tip of the Hat" Baseball Sketch


I just wanted to drop a line and let you know how happy I am with all of the photos, sketches, and posters I have ordered from James Geddes Photography over the last two years.  I have never been involved with a more personalized or superior photographic service.  I continue to receive many compliments on my framed prints, and have given many as gifts.  I will enjoy my pictures for many years to come and look forward to doing business with you in the future!


Sally Eggiman

8/8/2005 All Stars Sketch from a photo taken at dusk

"I received the beautiful sketch of Tanner Racy today, I absolutely love it. It's already on my wall, can't wait for you to do more for me. It made our wonderful baseball season even more special

Thanks again,
Sherry Racy
Maple Valley, WA."

05/11/04 One of our favorite players surveys the court. Photography is just the beginning of the art! JillArt.jpg (155970 bytes)

I have purchased photos from James Geddes Photography and Take Your Best Shot for about five years.  Each year I can't wait to get photos of my daughter playing basketball and I have never been disappointed.


James and his staff are professionals who take pride in their work and it shows in the quality of their exceptional photos.  Setting up appointments, selecting photos, and payment of order is easy with James and his staff.  They are there to offer suggestions in photo selection and package selection as well, never pressuring you into something you don't want.  Delivery of my order has always been very timely, never exceeding a week or two.


I have friends who have purchased photos from James and they are as equally pleased as I am.  The local schools are also glad to have James and his staff taking photos of their sporting events.  I've only heard positive remarks about James and his staff.  James Geddes Photography and Take Your Best Shot provide a way to capture memories that will last a lifetime.



Sheila Taylor 


We Create Sketches from Photographs!
 Yacolt WA 98221 - Studio 425-765-9297


Sport Sketch
Located on the East Fork Lewis River
Yacolt WA 98675


Sketches 8x10-18x24 single subject: Starting at 75.00
(I will request to see the image I am working from before setting
a firm price.)

Pastel Paintings 8x10-18x24 single subject stating at 175.00.
I is necessary for me to see what I am sketching before giving a firm price for the work.

Additional subjects priced according to size.

Contact James with inquiries or send prospective file to:



Composite sketch created for Blake Griffin, AP pick for #1 college player of the year 2009. Blake was kind enough to sign and return it for me!


Links about the artist:

Fine Artwork Photography
by James Geddes

Spotlight on sports artists and photographers around the US.

We also do pet commissions in Pastel!


Visit My Pastel Site for Info on Commission Work



Tahoma High School Senior
Football Sports Sketch Commission

2008 Tahoma Basketball

Maple Valley Vandals






Client Leagues, Teams and Clubs

All prints are guaranteed. We want you to be happy with your sketch. 
If you are not, please return the artwork for a full refund.
If your photo will not produce satisfactory results, we will contact you.
In the past 8 years we have not had a refund for Sport Sketch Art.


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