My name is Jason Guy and I am a portrait photographer based out of Sonoma, California. I create portraits for people of all ages with the goal of making images that are timeless. Portraits you will look back on decades from now, and still love them just as much then as you do today. While flattering lighting and pose are important, capturing how others see you is what I ultimately strive for.

As a portrait photographer, a session with me is designed first and foremost with the intention of creating legacy images. Regardless of weather we are creating contemporary portraits, or personal branding images, it’s important to me that your images hold up well over time.

My philosophy for achieving this is simple. By strictly adhering to the fundamentals established by classical painters and contemporary film, I hope to create images for you that stand independent of fleeting trends.

I believe there are 5 fundamental aspects every great portrait has. Lighting, location, composition, technical settings and expression. If I help you execute all five of these aspects, you’ll get a portrait like what I show in my portfolio.

Simply put, the idea is that if so many people still go to look at portraits in a museum hundreds of years after they were crafted, why wouldn’t you want those same ideas of lighting and composition implemented into your portraits?

If my philosophy on portraiture resonates with you, feel free to get in touch and I’d love to discuss the details of your intended session.

As a portrait photographer, a session with me is designed first and foremost with the intention of creating legacy images. Regardless of weather we are creating contemporary portraits, or personal branding images, it’s important to me that your images hold up well over time.

My philosophy for achieving this is simple. By strictly adhering to the fundamentals established by classical painters and contemporary film, I hope to create images for you that stand independent of fleeting trends.

I believe there are 5 fundamental aspects every great portrait has. Lighting, location, composition, technical settings and expression. If I help you execute all five of these aspects, you’ll get a portrait like what I show in my portfolio.

Simply put, the idea is that if so many people still go to look at portraits in a museum hundreds of years after they were crafted, why wouldn’t you want those same ideas of lighting and composition implemented into your portraits?

If my philosophy on portraiture resonates with you, feel free to get in touch and I’d love to discuss the details of your intended session.

As a portrait photographer I am also naturally a headshot photographer. Headshots are basically just a portrait from the shoulders up and these images are all about expression.

Since so much of our interactions these days are handled online, having a strong profile picture is a very powerful tool for engaging with your followers and colleagues. This is why I I always try to capture a headshot for everyone I photograph. Not only do they make for super compelling portraits, they also can be clean, professional photos for your online profiles.

I photograph professional headshots for those in the corporate world and I also photograph what I call personal branding headshots. These branding portraits are for the small business owners and solopenors who are their brand.

If you’re interested in better supporting your brand, let me help you convey subtle confidence and approachability with a profile photo that showcases you at your best.

As a portrait photographer I am also naturally a headshot photographer. Headshots are basically just a portrait from the shoulders up and these images are all about expression.

Since so much of our interactions these days are handled online, having a strong profile picture is a very powerful tool for engaging with your followers and colleagues. This is why I I always try to capture a headshot for everyone I photograph. Not only do they make for super compelling portraits, they also can be clean, professional photos for your online profiles.

I photograph professional headshots for those in the corporate world and I also photograph what I call personal branding headshots. These branding portraits are for the small business owners and solopenors who are their brand.

Rated as a top 10 headshot photographer, I can help you convey subtle confidence and approachability with a profile photo that showcases you at your best.

Children’s portraits are something I never thought I’d enjoy capturing as much as I do, until I had a little critter of my own. Now I am beyond grateful that I have the ability to capture images of my little guy as he grows up.

As all of you parents reading this already know, these little creatures change faster than you think they will. To point out the obvious, once their little face changes, you can’t go back and capture those stages once they’ve past.

Typically I can get more intricate with my lighting for your child’s portraits up until they start walking. Even after they start crawling they tend to be fascinated with the light and stay put for longer than you think. Once they get more active and mobile, we are at their mercy and it’s usually best to capture them photo journalisticlly while they do their thing. I use state of the art camera bodies with the fastest focus systems to ensure a high keep rate.

If you have a child and want me to capture portraits of them, I can do that for you as a single session or design a package to capture them on a recurring basis. In my experience if you want reasonably complete documentation it’s best to capture them more often for the first two years (portraits every month or two) and then yearly or bi yearly from 2 years forward.

Children’s portraits are something I never thought I’d enjoy capturing as much as I do, until I had a little critter of my own. Now I am beyond grateful that I have the ability to capture images of my little guy as he grows up.

As all of you parents reading this already know, these little creatures change faster than you think they will. To point out the obvious, once their little face changes, you can’t go back and capture those stages once they’ve past.

Typically I can get more intricate with my lighting for your child’s portraits up until they start walking. Even after they start crawling they tend to be fascinated with the light and stay put for longer than you think. Once they get more active and mobile, we are at their mercy and it’s usually best to capture them photo journalisticlly while they do their thing. I use state of the art camera bodies with the fastest focus systems to ensure a high keep rate.

If you have a child and want me to capture portraits of them, I can do that for you as a single session or design a package to capture them on a recurring basis. In my experience if you want reasonably complete documentation it’s best to capture them more often for the first two years (portraits every month or two) and then yearly or bi yearly from 2 years forward.

Your body goes though a truly remarkable transformation while you grow your little human inside you. The entire experience happens faster than you might think and capturing the peak of this transformation is something I love to immortalize as a maternity photographer.

I photograph all maternity sessions on location anywhere you’d like to be photographed for both studio style and environmental looks. Common locations include your home or a public urban / rural area or your choice. Studio looks are typically set up in clients garages and require a minimum unobstructed space of (w)12′ x (l)14′ x (h)8′ with good light control.

The best time to do a maternity photo shoot is somewhere around the 7 – 8 1/2 month mark of your pregnancy with the compromise of your belly size being balanced against your energy level. Some women have greater tolerance for doing their photo shoot later while others have very limited energy the closer they get to their due date.

It is best to reach out to me at least 3 months before your due date to make sure I can fit you into my schedule.

Your body goes though a truly remarkable transformation while you grow your little human inside you. The entire experience happens faster than you might think and capturing the peak of this transformation is something I love to immortalize as a maternity photographer.

I photograph all maternity sessions on location anywhere you’d like to be photographed for both studio style and environmental looks. Common locations include your home or a public urban / rural area or your choice. Studio looks are typically set up in clients garages and require a minimum unobstructed space of (w)12′ x (l)14′ x (h)8′ with good light control.

The best time to do a maternity photo shoot is somewhere around the 7 – 8 1/2 month mark of your pregnancy with the compromise of your belly size being balanced against your energy level. Some women have greater tolerance for doing their photo shoot later while others have very limited energy the closer they get to their due date.

It is best to reach out to me at least 3 months before your due date to make sure I can fit you into my schedule.

Wedding Photographer

Weddings can be photographed anywhere in the world but are most commonly documented in the San Francisco bay area since I am based out of Sonoma, California. Weddings can typically be broken down in to four segments consisting of:

  • Getting ready
  • Ceremony
  • Formals
  • Reception

If you are looking for an elopement photographer for your Sonoma or Napa wedding, most couples choose to cut coverage down to include only the ceremony and formal documentation.

Engagement sessions, pre-wedding portraits and bridal boudoir are all great ways experience what it’s like to be photographed by me without the added pressure of the wedding day. Doing these photo shoots before your wedding not only allows for more time to capture these portraits, but it can also help give you more time with your guests.

Weddings can be photographed anywhere in the world but are most commonly documented in the San Francisco bay area since I am based out of Sonoma, California. Weddings can typically be broken down in to four segments consisting of:

If you are looking for an elopement photographer for your Sonoma or Napa wedding, most couples choose to cut coverage down to include only the ceremony and formal documentation.

Engagement sessions, pre-wedding portraits and bridal boudoir are all great ways experience what it’s like to be photographed by me without the added pressure of the wedding day. Doing these photo shoots before your wedding not only allows for more time to capture these portraits, but it can also help give you more time with your guests.

Boudoir Photographer

In addition to photographing portraits, I am arguably best known for my work as a boudoir photographer. Originally using boudoir as a tool to train myself to get better at photographing portraits, I am now among the top boudoir photographers in the San Francisco bay area.

Having mastered posing and lighting all body types, age ranges and ethnicities, my primary goal when photographing boudoir today is all about helping women change the way they see themselves with the images I create.

Boudoir sessions are typically a stand alone event intended to give you a life changing self confidence boost and make you feel good about yourself as you are. These sessions can also be for special events or gifts like in the case of bridal boudoir or maternity boudoir. No matter the occasion, It’s important to me that your boudoir photos be sexy, timeless and above all else classy.

For those of you who think you aren’t photogenic or that you lack the courage to do this type of photo shoot, I invite you to come check out my before and after boudoir gallery. The examples in this gallery show what you can expect your images to look like when you book your photo shoot with me. In this gallery you’ll also find testimonials of past clients experiences. These testimonials showcase in my clients own words the fears they had leading up to their own sessions and how their experience helped change their perceptions of themselves.

In addition to photographing portraits, I am arguably best known for my work as a boudoir photographer. Originally using boudoir as a tool to train myself to get better at photographing portraits, I am now among the top boudoir photographers in the San Francisco bay area.

Having mastered posing and lighting all body types, age ranges and ethnicities, my primary goal when photographing boudoir today is all about helping women change the way they see themselves with the images I create.

Boudoir sessions are typically a stand alone event intended to give you a life changing self confidence boost and make you feel good about yourself as you are. These sessions can also be for special events or gifts like in the case of bridal boudoir or maternity boudoir. No matter the occasion, It’s important to me that your boudoir photos be sexy, timeless and above all else classy.

For those of you who think you aren’t photogenic or that you lack the courage to do this type of photo shoot, I invite you to come check out my before and after boudoir gallery. The examples in this gallery show what you can expect your images to look like when you book your photo shoot with me. In this gallery you’ll also find testimonials of past clients experiences. These testimonials showcase in my clients own words the fears they had leading up to their own sessions and how their experience helped change their perceptions of themselves.

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