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The Top San Francisco Photographers, 2018 - The List

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Shaun M
San Francisco
Canon EOS 6D
Shaun McCreedy is a professional photographer with over 5 years of experience. His services at Shot by Shaun include portrait photography, event photography, fashion photography, and aerial drone services. He has worked on projects worldwide (North America, South America, Europe, SouthEast Asia) and is obsessed with travel photography.
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Tracey M
San Francisco
Canon EOS 5D Mark III; Canon EOS 7D
Prior to commercial photography, Tracey built a career within the fashion, outdoor, fitness & tech industries, where her focus was to craft products and stories. She now utilizes her combined creative forces to showcase products and stories through visual photo content. During her years in design & merchandising, Tracey was simultaneously educating & practicing her technical photography, composition, indoor/outdoor lighting, and editing skills. Tracey's profile summarizes the magnitude of creative work accomplished in several medium formats; from photography, prop styling, creative direction, design, trend consulting, merchandising, marketing copy, product strategy, and color/pattern mix. She has a deep understanding of socio-economic trends, products, brands, and consumer archetypes. Hence, possessing a strong sense for brand identity, story-telling, seasonal initiatives, product positioning and end-use features. Over the years, she has also partnered with marketing teams to direct photoshoots, select/edit images, brainstorm themes, visually merchandise displays, proof-read lookbooks & ecommerce sites, curate music playlists, as well as provide briefs to innovation teams, graphic/textile artists, agencies, and fellow photographers. Both the right and left side of her brain work. Having worked for several different companies while traveling the globe, Tracey sees products, activities, faces, & places through both a creator’s eye along with a consumer’s eye. There’s a big appetite for adventure and the products/services which are geared toward it. She loves collaborating with people to highlight their soul and humanity, as much as partnering with brands to build their visual voice & vibe. Gaining vast experience in all types of markets on both the product creation side as well as the visual storytelling side sets Tracey apart from others while her energy and solution-driven organizational ability would be big assets to your team's projects. Markets of expertise: Outdoor, Fitness, Nutrition, Wellness, and Travel.
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Teresa C
San Francisco
Nikon D3200
Among the various jobs Teresa has had throughout the years, photography has stuck out as her one, true passion. Self-motivated and self-educated, she is eager to learn and eager to please. Teresa excels in architectural, lifestyle and real estate photography, and is committed to helping agents of all experience levels with their photography needs. Teresa is primarily based in San Francisco, but is readily available throughout the Bay Area and definitely willing to travel.
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Jordan L
San Francisco
Canon EOS 6D
Jordan Lewis began training in a multimedia academy in high school where he learned the basics of photography. Throughout the years, he would constantly be working with photos and videos, becoming well versed in the tools of the trade including lighting, camera hardware and editing software. After highschool, he began to hone his skills further by picking up professional photo shoots for clients. From there, he decided to take his craft to new heights and start his own photography/apparel company, Solid Gold Co.
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Christopher Wi
San Francisco
Canon EOS-1D Mark II; Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
After decades working as a Marketer and Strategist for design firms, tech companies and providing countless hours of consulting, I have learned a thing or two about how to tell a story. So often photographers and digital artists focus solely on making beautiful images that don't fit the narrative. Like great design, the photograph should seamlessly marry form and function, beauty and story. I have brought this philosophy to my career in photography for the last 10 years. I live in downtown San Francisco. I surf. I snowboard and I love to travel.
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Sara M
San Francisco
Nikon D750; Nikon D5000
Sara Moynier became a photographer many years ago because she the importance of capturing the memory. As she traveled around the world, she captured the culture through food, people, architecture, landscapes and city-scapes. Although different training were essential to Sara's learning, she believes in learning by doing and being in different situations.
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Michelle W
San Francisco
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Michelle Westling is a natural light photographer living in the north bay. She specializes in lifestyle family photography. Michelle enjoys capturing special memories for the families she meets, whether it’s at a beautiful outdoor location or in the clients home.
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James Ba
San Francisco
Sony Alpha 7 II; sony alpha a7iii
Started as a hobby but has become a passion. I specialize in shooting people, the outdoors, and products in use. I love working with people and capturing real moments that translate into beautiful imagery.
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Ethan R
San Francisco
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Ethan has photographed everything from newborn babies, high school senior portraits, and landscapes to commercial crabbing and fishing vessels. Ethan loves capturing the moments that make memories happen. Every style and subject has their own unique way of being. From wiping boogers off a toddlers face, to jellyfish sticking to his face during a very focused attempt at getting the perfect shot (actually happened)! I will do whatever it takes to get the image. Ethan's passion for art and creation is his driving force. Ethan is California raised, open-minded, hard-working, team-oriented photographer that will not only capture the shot, but have a easy, good time doing it. Ethan loves talking with people, and connecting with them through the camera, Making sure everyone is comfortable is a key component to making thing happen naturally and successfully. Ethan can make your vision become reality.
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Jeremi H
San Francisco
Canon EOS 5D Mark III; Canon EOS 60D
Jeremi’s uses window light and shadow to expose the organic form and innate beauty of her subjects. She found a love for food photography during her time at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, where she received a BFA in Photography in 2015. Jeremi began photographing for Caviar, a food delivery service, while still in school. After graduation, she moved on to doing contract work for Zesty, a corporate catering company. This quickly turned into a full-time job with more opportunities in addition to food, product, and lifestyle photography. She is also responsible for social media content production and management, design work, digital file management, and blog and website updates.
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Alexander S
San Francisco
Canon EOS 5DS R
Alexander K. Silva is an American-born Photographer, living and working in Oakland, California. In 2012, Alexander graduated with a BFA in Art and Design from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Since then he has received several awards for his work, most notably the Kodak Professional Photography Scholarship and a Top 10 Portfolio ranking at the 2013 Emerging Focus Expo in Los Angeles, California. Alexander has also shown his work in numerous group and solo shows in cities such as Los Angeles (USA), Oakland (USA), Chicago (USA), Vancouver (CAN), Ahmedabad (IND), and Rajasthan (IND). In 2016, Alexander had his first solo museum show in Beijing (CHN) sponsored by Si Shang Art Museum after completing a multi-month artist residency. Over the past decade, photography has moved from being a hobby, to a passion, to Alexander's entire existence. Even before I set up my camera, the colors and details captivate me--inspiring my mind and spirit. People who have seen me work can attest to this transplantation into an alternate time and space, where my primal thoughts become the imaginative dreams of my viewers. Always searching for a catalyst for social discussion, my work often evokes both sincere and severe feelings amongst viewers.
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Victoria G
San Francisco
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Victoria Garcia is an East Bay Area photographer who has studied photography for 8 years and been a professional photographer for 2 years. She has a B.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography. She is an experienced portrait photographer, having worked with families, couples, children and babies. Also, she has some experience in event photography, like weddings.
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Kenneth E
San Francisco
Canon EOS 5D Mark III; Canon EOS 6D
Kenneth has over 20 years of photography experience with awards for excellence in service and customer satisfaction. Kenneth started his professional photography services company, Opened Shutter Photography servicing the San Francisco Bay Area. Providing photography services in portrait, headshot, event and wedding photography.
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Joshua M
San Francisco
Nikon D800E
Josh Murphy is an experienced professional photographer who has worked with many clients and done over 200 sessions through out the San Francisco Bay Area. Studying the techniques and styles of other great photographers Josh offers his own unique perspective and has developed his own style that has produced beautiful images time and time again. He excels at both portraiture and journalistic. His quick eye and attention to detail allows him the opportunity to capture moments other may miss.
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John R
San Francisco
Canon EOS 5D Mark III; Canon EOS 7D
Johnny Lumenati is a born & raised Napa Valley product who has over 8 years of professional photography experience. He started in photography by taking pictures of his boys while they played in Little League Baseball, Soccer and Football. He has always had a creative passion for any form of art such as; hip hop music, painting, winemaking, and obviously photography. With deep roots into and an understanding of the wine industry, John has an approach to photography similar to the way a winemaker would when creating a wine. 'You have to know what blends well together, you have to fully embrace every cluster for what it is, what it isn't and what it will be but you also have to be confident enough to take risks in order to create something truly amazing that sets your wine apart from the rest'.
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Chris G
San Francisco
Canon EOS 5DS R
Chris Gaede has been working professionally for well over 12 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated from the Academy of Art University with a BFA degree in fine art. He was classically trained in film photography and still enjoys shooting film for personal projects, but currently shoots with the latest in digital camera systems and lighting. He is well experience with portrait, fashion and product photography and has a great eye for lighting and composition.
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Angie S
San Francisco
Nikon D810; Nikon D800E
Angie Silvy began her career right out of high school as an assistant for esteemed designer Stuart Membery where she was exposed to high fashion and editorial photo shoots. Silvy went on to become a fashion and product stylist with Mode Magazine in Australia, while also studying photography. Silvy now is based in San Francisco and has an impressive client lists that includes, Levis, Moet, Jimmy Choo to name a few.
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Mo A
San Francisco
Canon EOS 5D Mark III; Canon 5D Mark IV
Mo Alcaraz is an experienced professional photographer based out of the Bay Area, specializing in lifestyle, travel, and product photography. His most recent notable work has been at Lyft as a photographer and content producer, building one of the fastest growing brands in the US, and at Postmates as a marketing photographer. He also has experience in real estate, interior, and architectural photography.
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Jason B
San Francisco
Nikon D810; Nikon D4
Jason Bennett received his Master's Degree from the Academy of Art in San Francisco in 2018 and has been shooting professionally for more than a decade. He has worked with notable clients such as Red Bull, Levis and Playboy. With a passion for fashion photography and environmental portraiture, Jason continues to service clients throughout the greater Bay Area.
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Felicia K
San Francisco
Nikon D610; Nikon D7100
Felicia is a full time professional photographer with a photo studio in Emeryville. She specializes in weddings and food photography but enjoys shooting any subject. She loves capturing authentic moments between people as well as paying attention to tiny details and symmetry while shooting products. She has an MFA and a BA in Photography.
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Brennan F
San Francisco
Canon EOS 6D
Brennan Fischer is an experienced and eclectic photographer that can help you bring your creative vision to life. Whether it be a corporate headshot, family portrait, coverage of an event or performance, or a staged shoot of your treasured newborn, I come equipped with the technical skill, experience, perceptual awareness, and creative flair to preserve your precious memories and promote your unique persona/brand. I have served as a staff photographer for UpstateLIVE, now NYSMusic (nysmusic.com) online music guide, and a newborn photographer for Mom365 photography company. I have covered many events and performances in the San Francisco Bay Area and the greater Syracuse, NY area including weddings, B'nei Mitzvahs, dance recitals/performances and auditions, as well as fundraisers, theater performances and drag shows. I also have shot corporate headshots, yoga promotional materials, portraits, families, and boudoir.
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Emily S
San Francisco
Canon EOS 7D Mark II; Sonny A6300
I am a Professional Photographer that went to Brooks Institute of photography. I have Ten years' experience, in directing, Producing, and managing studio fashion shoots, and video production. Experience in Paris Fashion Week, LA Fashion Week, light manipulation, video and camera operator, image retouching, color correction, video editing, and Adobe Creative Suite. I can do Portraits, and products as well.
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Michelle A
San Francisco
Canon EOS 5D Mark III; Canon EOS 7D; Canon EOS 40D
Michelle Angeli is an experienced professional photographer based out of San Francisco. She has worked with many different clients and customers from all different backgrounds. She has a History of Art Degree from UC Berkeley and has been professionally trained in studio product photography. She specializes in product, portrait and real estate photography but also enjoys photographing weddings. She designed the Product Photography guide for an San Francisco startup and some of her past clients include Uber, Open Listings, and Wish of a Lifetime.
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Shannon P
San Francisco
Nikon D7200
Shannon Phillips enjoys using her photography to enhance properties through her passion for architecture and building structures. She has been working closely with a nationwide apartment management firm for the last two years within the San Francisco and Sacramento area. She also enjoys documenting the cusp of adulthood by booking Senior Portraits. She finds that it is so important to bring fun and beauty in each Senior Portrait session so that both the Graduate and their Parents will always have that memory to look back on.
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Elizabeth F
San Francisco
Canon EOS 60D; Hasselblad X1D
Elizabeth is a professionally trained and creatively motivated photographer. She studied technique at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography and learned color, concept (etc) at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Subsequent apprenticeships sent her to New York City where she worked under masters of product, advertising, architecture and event genres. She continues to learn new styles and methods while continually refreshing her portfolio.
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Emilie B
San Francisco
Canon EOS 6D
Emilie Bers is a self-taught, professional photographer who has experience working for athleisure retail companies and fitness professionals. She specializes in portraiture and loves creating and capturing authentic moments when working with families, models and couples.
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Audra M
San Francisco
Nikon D500; Nikon D7100
Audra is a spunky lover of anything where she can be creative. She has always enjoyed taking photos of people. A photo captures a moment in time but can simultaneously transport a viewer to another world. Audra loves bringing new ideas to life through photography.
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Denis D
San Francisco
Canon EOS-1D X; Canon EOS 5D Mark III
I'm a 31-year-old photographer doing this for the past 7 years of my life probably because I love to make people happy! I love seeing them happy, so what I'm trying to do is to get this smiles and emotions in a timeless picture. With my photography, I want to be a part of the celebration of our lives. I'm drawn to the realness and honesty of a wedding ceremony, the energy, and joy from a reception, the moments I get to spend alone with a couple capturing their portraits to share with them just how amazing they truly are together.If somebody asks me what would be the most interesting job I say - Photographer! My camera has allowed me to go to the most beautiful places and meet most beautiful people. I love my job!
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Wilson F
San Francisco
Canon EOS 6D
Wilson is a well-versed professional photography and creative who has been working to perfect his craft since college. He has worked with various clients and consumers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for the past two years. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree and Minor in Photography from Denison University. He specializes in portrait/headshot, event, and product photography.
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Mike D
San Francisco
Nikon D750
Mike is a self taught photographer with 3 years of experience. He has learned different techniques from countless professional photographers.
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Anthony D
San Francisco
Canon EOS 5D Mark III; Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Anthony Delgado is an experienced professional photographer who in the last 5 years has shot over 200 photographic assignments in the Bay Area. In addition, in the last 10 years he has shot a large body personal work in various locations from Tokyo to Tuscany. He especially enjoys photographing people, whether in public events, religious events and weddings or in candids, portraits, and headshots.
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Anthony T
San Francisco
Fujifilm X-Pro2; Fujifilm X-T2; Nikon D700
Anthony Thornton has been photographing professionally since 2011. He started in the world of photojournalism as the staff photographer for the The Vail Daily in Colorado. Since moving to San Francisco in 2014, he has turned his photojournalistic eye toward families, portraits, engagements, weddings, and food.
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Gillian W
San Francisco
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Gillian Walsworth is a San Francisco, CA based photographer specializing in interior and architectural photography. She graduated with a degree in photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.
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BJ G
San Francisco
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Bj Gopinath is an experienced Bay Area photographer specializing in a broad range of shoots. He has trained under amazing teachers in digital and film photography and has completed projects for clients as diverse as couples looking for engagement and wedding pictures, to small businesses showcasing their products and services. Bj is most often recognized for his composure, his ability to make clients feel comfortable in front of the camera and the natural, candid aesthetic of his pictures.
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Charles D
San Francisco
Nikon D810; Nikon D300
Charles Davis has been a freelance photographer for 14 years. Charles studied photography at Laney College in 2006 and later studied cinematography at San Francisco State University where he obtained he Bachelor's Degree in Cinema.
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Hear what customers are saying about the top-rated Snappr Photographers from San Francisco, CA, United States. (Includes reviews for: Personal, Business, Non-profit, , , , , , , .)

Average rating of 5.0 out of 5 based on 41 reviews for Snappr Photographers in San Francisco.

Andrew is amazing! He gives great direction and is so easy to work with. I highly recommend him!

Khailey

Wilson is an amazing photographer who does an excellent job of commanding the shoot while also incorporating your brand and style. He is fun to work with, and edits his photos with perfect attention to detail, making sure the finished product looks natural. 10/10 would recommend partnering up!

Emily

We were extremely lucky to have Andrew as our photographer. He did our engagement, wedding and reception pictures. His professionalism and experience helped us a lot during our photo shoots and he was extremely fast when retouching our pictures!! It was a pleasure working with him. He is the best!

Olga

I was over the moon about the fantastic photography work Audra did for my small wedding. She matched her work style to the intimacy of the ceremony, and she event got my rave reviews from my photo-shy husband who normally hates professional photos. I highly recommend Miller Studios!

Taylor

I am so happy with Audra’s work. She is very professional, creative, and really makes you as a client feel comfortable. The different poses and faces that she was able to capture was amazing. Lastly her editing abilities make me look like a super model. Highly recommended!

Rachel

Audra did an awesome job across numerous commercial/product shoots for my company. She has a keen sense to understand the details and essence of what inspires people to engage with photography. Even more so, everyone loves working with Audra. She's easygoing and pleasure to work with.

Josh

Audra's cool and calm confidence behind the camera makes her easy to have in any room, in front of any audience. Be it folks who have experienced homelessness or corporate sponsors. Her finished product is seamlessly professional. We loved her range of focus.

Ariel

Ryan was very creative & helped me feel relaxed in front of the camera. It was a fun & easy session that produced some great photos. He is a wonderful young photographer!

Leanne

Andrew's work was perfect! He captures the essence of what I was looking for...He has patience and great suggestions to recommend for the best quality photos! I will be using Andrew on future photo shoots! Www.jackiegstring.com

Jackie

The best photographer at my birthday!

Eugen

Stacey has a great eye and effortlessly captures beautiful moments! She is easy to work with and gives helpful direction to get the best shot. If you work with her, you will not be disappointed!

Christina

A versatile photographer, Alex creates amazing work with his camera, portraits or videos. He's patient, detailed, and considerate when working with folks less experienced on camera (like myself). Aside from being a talented artist, he's a great thinker to bounce ideas off of. Highly recommended!

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Shaun M, San Francisco Photographer

Shaun M

How did you get started with photography?

I got started while studying abroad in Paris, France. I was infatuated with the architecture and culture around me and decided to capture the beauty I experienced. When I returned to my home in Hawaii, my passion for photography continued to grow thanks to the beautiful landscapes of the islands. A hobby quickly turned into an awesome business to help others capture life's important moments!

What type of shoots do you enjoy doing the most?

I enjoy shooting engagement photos. It's an awesome feeling to celebrate love between beautiful people and share that love with the world!

What are some of your favorite places in San Francisco to take photographs?

I love shooting at the Conservatory of Flowers in SF and around Golden Gate Park. I love natural and vibrant backdrops as well as shooting next to bright and beautiful architecture.

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San Francisco Photography Statistics

A statistical snapshot of Personal, Business, Non-profit, , , , , , , , and similar shoots in San Francisco, CA. Estimated.

Average job star rating 5
San Francisco photography jobs per day 312
Average length of photography job (hours) 3.8
Photos taken per hour in San Francisco 2980
Most popular San Francisco zip/post codes for bookings 94112, 94109, 94110, 94122, 94104

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Tracey M, San Francisco Photographer

Tracey M

How did you get started with photography?

Ever since I can remember, I was always the kid on elementary school class trips to take a camera along and capture moments. The hobby & interest grew over the school years to then a much bigger camera being my 'plus1' at friend's weddings... and then the biggest revelation was when I learned what having the travel bug meant. Just me, my camera, and the world to see. It wasn't until years later after already having an established career, did I make the leap to professional photography. The first career wasn't feeling creative anymore, so I needed a bigger change.

What type of shoots do you enjoy doing the most?

Coming from a background of working for brands designing products, I enjoy photographing products for brands. I used to be the one who analyzed and applied the trends into useful products, crafted the theme or initiative for that product, created the story behind it. Now I really enjoy speaking the same language, just communicating a brand message in a different format.

What are some of your favorite places in San Francisco to take photographs?

I love being bi-coastal in SF and NYC... and have tons of favorite spots, involving a cityview, a bridge, and the water... more importantly, is my favorite time of day to shoot at these spots, which is usually sunrise.

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We have a ball coming up and would like to get pictures of the crowd

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2 hours

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