Jason Guy | Portrait Photographer
San Francisco Bay Area Portrait Photographer | Jason Guy. When I decided to get serious about my portrait photography years ago, I first asked family and friends if I could take their picture so I could practice my lighting and technical skills.
I quickly realized that even though I was practicing on people I’ve known all my life, I completely lacked the ability to direct and pose them towards pictures that flattered them.
Rather than blame the people I was photographing for not capturing good portraits of them, I decided instead to study body language and boudoir photography.
My basic theory behind this idea was that if I could direct and light someone with minimal or no clothes, then I could pose a bride wearing her wedding dress in my sleep. Essentially what I had decided to do was to teach myself portrait fundamentals in the hardest most unforgivable way possible.
As time went on, I learned to pose and light people so well that I actually started getting hired as a posing stylist by some local wedding photographers. Meanwhile, I continued photographing boudoir trying to get better and better at posing people of all shapes, sizes and age ranges.
That’s when I started to see the other side of what I was doing. I had been so hell bent on getting better at my craft, that it took quite a while to dawn on me what it was doing for the people I was photographing.
I began seeing women cry when I gave them their final images. I began getting thank you notes and messages letting me know how seeing themselves as beautiful sensual beings had catapulted their self confidence. I’ve even had a few people go so far as to say their boudoir experience has changed their lives.
Getting really good at posing people with boudoir made me surgical in my ability to guide and direct my portrait clients towards the images you see in my portfolio. I have never bought the idea that you are either born photogenic or not. I Believe comfort in front of the camera is my job. I know what beautiful looks like and its my job to help guide you towards it and capture it on camera.
Since my beginnings, my outlook on what I do has matured from wanting to take pretty portraits, to becoming completely obsessed with helping people change the way they see themselves. I want to create legacy portraits you and your family will cherish for generations, and help guide you towards the best pictures you have ever seen of yourself.
Portrait photography is a celebration of who you are, a discovery of one’s self, and a priceless self confidence boost I want EVERYONE to experience. If my work here on my website resonates with you, I invite you to get in touch so we can get together and discuss your intended session.