Posts in Bay Area Portraits
Nonprofit Business Headshots in Oakland

It can be easy to associate portrait photography with a yearly elementary school photo shoot or glammed up headshots for an aspiring model. However, headshots and portraits for nonprofits and other businesses in the bay area is becoming increasingly vital to helping agencies get a leg up in creating landing pages and social media content that clearly and attractively conveys their mission. The applications for portrait photography are endless and are increasingly used by companies and nonprofit organizations to draw visitors, donors, and community members alike, to their website.

Nonprofit organizations tend to value not only the clients and populations that they serve, but also have a very committed workforce. Having portraits of each employee on the website, along with their biography and contact information can lend a personal appeal to a nonprofit website. This recent natural light portrait shoot that we booked with a Bay Area nonprofit was evidence of the power of photography in creating a visual representation of the organization. They had struggled with low quality, poorly lit and mismatched photos of their staff and they wanted images that were consistent and captured their organizations surroundings in downtown Oakland. This nonprofit now not only has words to describe their mission, but also now has full color photos of the staff that helps this mission become a reality. Staff portraits on a website can add a personal touch to a nonprofit website as people who may be seeking help can be comforted that they will be greeted by a familiar face that they have seen on the website.

Environmental portrait photography is another aspect that we really enjoy delving into. Being able to shoot artisans at work, in their own workshops, with their own tools gives them the material to give their patrons a sneak peek at how their business functions.

Whether it is for a large nonprofit organization or a small pottery workshop, portrait photography allows companies and artisans alike to have a visual medium to share their work with the world.

Let us help you with your headshots and portraits!  Fill out our contact form and let us know about your project. We can't wait to hear from you!

Natural Light Portraits in Oakland

We love shooting natural light portraits in Oakland! It gives us the chance to meet so many talented people who are working hard doing what they love. We make our portrait sessions low stress, easy going, and most importantly, fun. We photograph folks in their natural surroundings without the use of studio backdrops or artificial light. We've worked with actors, designers, farmers, florists, authors, you name it! If it's time to shoot some new images for your website or just time to refresh your headshots, drop us a line. We'd love to hear from you! For more information about our bay area portraits, please fill out our contact form.

Natural light portraits of a florist in Oakland
Actor headshots in Oakland
Natural light portraits in Oakland
Portrait of older man with dirt bike in Oakland
Nonprofit Headshots in Oakland

Earlier this Summer we worked with a nonprofit in Oakland that was interested in updating their website with natural light headshots of their entire staff.  After consulting with their creative team we worked out a convenient location near their downtown office and coordinated a handful of shoot dates. On the day of our shoot, we worked with each employee closely to find poses and expressions that were comfortable for them and provided each person with 5 to 7 final edited images for them to choose from.

Check out some of the results below. We're pretty excited about them! For more information about our portrait and headshot services and how we can work with your staff, fill out our contact form and we can discuss your project.

Natural light headshots
Portraits of nonprofit employees in Oakland
Natural light headshots at Lake Merritt in Oakland
Natural light portrait in Oakland
Headshots for small business in Oakland
Small business natural light headshots in Oakland
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Small business portraits in Oakland

Tiffany Whipps, a local jewelry designer based in Oakland, had us come out to her studio in the Uptown neighborhood and shoot some small business portraits and process photos. We had a great time watching her create a few of her signature pieces while we snapped away.  Tiffany is a recent transplant from Portland and we really enjoyed welcoming her into our lovely neighborhood and helping her feel established with some new images in her super cute studio space.  You can check out her work during first fridays in downtown Oakland or on her Esty page.

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Portrait of jewelry designer Tiffany Whipps

Portrait of jewelry designer Tiffany Whipps

Small business portraits in Oakland

Small business portraits in Oakland

Tiffany Whipps at work in Oakland

Tiffany Whipps at work in Oakland

Detail photo of jewelry tools and parts

Detail photo of jewelry tools and parts

Jewelry designer working in Oakland

Jewelry designer working in Oakland

Candid small business portrait in Oakland

Candid small business portrait in Oakland

Oakland small business portrait of Tiffany Whipps

Oakland small business portrait of Tiffany Whipps

High School Senior Portraits in Oakland

We are so excited to show off these high school senior portraits we shot last week! We met Evelyn at Snow Park just off of Lake Merritt in Oakland and had a blast exploring the park and nearby neighborhood. Before we started, Evelyn told us how nervous she was but she did a fantastic job and was super photogenic. We look forward to working with more bright, young people and capturing more portraits like these.

Senior Portrait session in Downtown Oakland
Senior Portrait session in Downtown Oakland
High School Senior Portraits at Snow Park in Oakland
High School Senior Portraits at Snow Park in Oakland
High school senior in Oakland
High school senior in Oakland
Portrait of High School Senior in Oakland
Portrait of High School Senior in Oakland
Senior Portrait session at Lake Merritt in Oakland
Senior Portrait session at Lake Merritt in Oakland
High School Senior Portraits in Oakland
High School Senior Portraits in Oakland