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"A photograph is usually looked at -
seldom looked into"
~Ansel Adams

I am Michael Gelder, a San Francisco Bay Area based photographer. My photography expertise includes:

  • model portfolio development (TFP/CD available)
  • wedding photos
  • special events photography
  • product & advertising images (studio or location photos of products, architecture, landscapes, etc).

For creative models looking for portfolio enhancement I shoot non-“vanilla” photos that are edgy, colorful, moody or wild. For me it’s all about the eyes – the way light plays around them and how moods are reflected in them.

My special events/wedding photos capture celebrations as they occur. This gives you a wonderful, natural experience of the event instead of just staged photographs showing a limited view of the celebration.

My fully equipped photo studio is convenient to the Northern California Bay Area. Location photo shoots are also available from San Francisco to Sacramento, Oakland to San Jose, Fremont to Modesto, Walnut Creek to Stockton, Napa to Tracy, as well as Merced, Concord, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon, Fresno, Lodi and other Northern California and Bay Area cities.

I look forward capturing photo memories of your special event or wedding, to enhance your modeling portfolio, or to help you capitalize on your product's strengths through my photography.


Call 209-559-0786 or email michael@michaelgphoto.com
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