"Declan has done some speedy and high-quality work for SFist, both street photography and restaurant interiors, and he always operates with extreme professionalism. It helps, too, that his photos always make San Francisco look especially beautiful"

Jay Barmann.  Editor in Chief,  SFist


"Declan did engagement photos for me and my husband.  Our session was so quick, easy and fun; I was actually bummer when it was over!  Even my husband, who isn't keen on having his photo taken, enjoyed the session-truly no small feat.  Declan was such a pleasure to work with: his blend of familiarity and professionalism; his vibrant spirit and sharp eye.  We were thrilled with how the photos turned out.  He captured so many wonderful moments so beautifully.  We'll treasure the photos for the rest of our lives"

Christopher Warner


"Declan is amazing!  Hired him for my mom's retirement party.  He not only had to navigate my crazy loud family but all my mom's friends. The pictures came out great. He was able to capture amazing candid pictures and one of my husband smiling!  Lol. He was thoughtful and patient. There were little ones and he worked so well with them. He was really there for any picture anyone wanted to take. And his personality won over the crowd. Thank you Declan for capturing a really special time in my families lives. Will hire again. For family photos, parties and much more. Thank you"

Talia Serefiddin


"Declan is amazing! He was able to manage 2 adults, a baby, and a coonhound and make us all look good. He was super patient; we never felt rushed. His positioning and location choices were thoughtful. He is organized, responsive, and had a super quick turn around time. We'll be calling him again for sure!"

Christine Lee


"I've used Declan James Photography many times and I've always been thrilled with the pictures I receive.  The shoots are always kept light and fun and when working with 2 small kids this is what we need.  Also all photos where edited and send within 24hrs.  I used Declan James for my Christmas Cards and so many people called or text to tell me how cute they were.   I'll be using and telling all my friends to only use Declan for any of their photo needs!!"

Sinead Reynolds