J.B. Nokes

My name is John and I am a professional photographer located in Stevens County, near Colville. I specialize in Family sessions, Sporting events, Portraits, Pets, Senior portraits, Graduations, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Destination events, Special occasions.


I have always had a great interest in photography, and I have finally reached a place in life where I can dedicate more time to pursue it. The first camera I ever bought was in 1999 - a Nikon APS, with 2 lenses. I don't recall the model but it was the beginning of a hobby that has evolved over the years. As I have increased my knowledge, skills and equipment, I have been able to capture and share more amazing images. 


Throughout my career as a Paramedic and Firefighter, I have seen many tragic and difficult situations. These circumstances aren’t always offset by good outcomes, and it’s important for first responders such as myself to seek out the happier parts of life. The nature of my job also means I frequently get to travel, allowing me to see areas and events that others often don’t. Photography is a way to find the beauty in the world and in turn share that beauty.


I live in the Pacific Northwest, in the NE corner (top right for some) of Washington State along with my wife Beth.

  Most of my travel is in Washington, Oregon and Northern Idaho.  The map below shows all of the states I have been to so far, highlighted in blue.  I have only been out of country a few times, but I would like to do more.  So far I have been to British Columbia, Bonaire and Roatan, Honduras.

I hope you enjoy my images.