We are a family run business with a simple philosophy: the more fun you have, the better your pictures will look!
Our mission is to consistently create vibrant, meaningful imagery with a positive and creative energy. Our goal is to have every customer absolutely love their photos!
I first fell in love with photography at the early age of four. One of my earliest memories is holding my father’s old 35mm Pentax SLR in my hands. There was something magical about all the dials and buttons which could… somehow… capture what I saw and preserve it forever!
That magic stayed with me.
After many early experiences shooting abroad and at home here in the US, I received a BA in Photography from the University of Redlands. I then cut my teeth as Photography Manager for Great Expectations dating service! I learned how to take photos of people who don’t necessarily like having their photo taken. Following that, I learned the subtleties of portrait lighting as Studio Manager of a local East Bay senior portrait studio from 2001-2005. Two-thousand Senior Portraits later, and eager to broaden my horizons, I launched my own business in 2006 with a commitment to quality imagery, customer service, and a fun-loving, professional attitude! In 2012, my wife Shell took over studio management duties to assist with the growing enterprise.
We run our operations from the historic Bridgehead Studio, near downtown Park Street in Alameda. We chose this location not only because of the amazing studio space, but also the photogenic environmental surroundings. There are lots of spectacular shooting locations within walking distance of our studio: the Alameda estuary, cute parks, and my personal fave – the beach! This variety makes it super easy for us to quickly get a broad range of looks for our clients.
An active member of the business community, we are members of the Alameda Chamber of Commerce, Alameda Business Network and the Greater Alameda Business Association.
…And yes, my father still has that old Pentax. He has promised to give it to me someday. Hope I can still find film for it when he does!