San Francisco Bay Area Portrait Photographer

San Francisco Bay Area Portrait Photographer

My goal is to not just take a picture of what you look like. I want to capture who you are as a person. If you’re looking for a professional portrait photographer my name is Jason Guy, and I’d love to photograph you!

Although flattering light and pose are crucial to a great photos, as a portrait photographer, I believe that capturing what others notice in you is what ultimately makes noteworthy images. With every client I photograph, I strive to create timeless pictures that are both cleanly lit, and genuine.

All of my photos are devised on location in the bay area and beyond as either studio or environmental style portraits.

Bay Area Studio Portraits

Recent Studio Portrait Sessions

two portraits of a black woman with moody lighting

Sonoma Portrait Photographer

Todays photo shoot featuring Miss B. will be a case study giving a behind the scenes look at how I create studio style portraits on location.

3 black and white children's portraits of a toddler boy sitting on an apple box

Children’s Portraits San Francisco Bay Area

When I create portraits, one of the most important things to me is that I don’t look back on them years later and hate them. I’m never more aware of this then when I’m capturing portraits of my son.

Portraiture on Location in the Bay Area

Recent Environmental Portrait Sessions

Engagement photo shoot of a man and a woman in Bodega Bay, Ca at sunset

Bodega Bay Engagement Photos

Today’s bodega bay engagement session was for my sister and her fiancé Max.

This is where the rubber meets the road for me as I attempt to create a set for them I won’t hate 20 years from now. I hope they, and future me approves of the job I did!

Little Crash Test Dummy in the Wild Flowers

I kept hearing from other parents about how there is this time while raising your kid where your whole job becomes keeping them from killing themselves. I thought this was hyperbole until my toddler decided it was his time to prefect the art of the face plant.

Maternity portraits of woman in blue dress walking in a sonoma California field

Maternity Photo Shoot

Today I’m excited to share Hazel’s second photo shoot with me as her and her husband Zee get ready to welcome their new baby into the world! I’d love to link to her previous session in this post, but much to my disappointment, her boudoir photo shoot is GZ4 classified. You’ll just have to trust me when I say that she has more than a few images I’d love to show off in my portfolio if I could!

The good news is that she said she’d be okay sharing her maternity photos from her session here which I’m super stoked about! A few of them look pretty different compared to what I typically see posted and I really like that!

Maternity photography bay area before and after

Maternity Photography Bay Area

One of my favorite things to do is photograph my family for significant life events. Today’s post features my cousin Abbey’s maternity photo shoot I did for her. I love doing these sessions because I feel a little extra pressure to do the best thing I can so I won’t hate these pictures 20 years from now.

Portrait Photography Services

I offer a variety of portrait services and would love the opportunity to photograph you or your loved one! The following services can all be accommodated as either studio or environmental sessions.

  • Couples photos
  • Engagement photos
  • Formal wedding photos (captured on a separate day from your wedding)
  • Boudoir
  • Maternity
  • Newborn
  • Children
  • Families
  • High School Senior Portraits
  • Corporate headshots
  • Creative Portraits
  • Couples photos
  • Engagement photos
  • Formal wedding photos (captured on a separate day from your wedding)
  • Boudoir
  • Maternity
  • Newborn
  • Children
  • Families
  • High School Senior Portraits
  • Corporate headshots
  • Creative Portraits

Want To Look Your Best In Photos But Don't Know How?

Want To Look Your Best In Photos But Don't Know How?

Don’t worry! My name is Jason Guy, and I’m a portrait photographer based in Sonoma, California. My goal is to produce timeless portraits for you and your loved ones that you’ll cherish forever.

If you’re worried about looking awkward or weird in front of the camera, don’t! My job is to guide you towards the best pictures you’ve ever seen of yourself. Your job is to resist buying all of the images we’ll create from your session!

In my sincere effort to help you create the best photos possible from your session, I curated the following posts. These articles will help give you actionable things you should consider in preparation for your photo shoot.

Portrait photoshoot Freaquently asked questions

Portrait Photoshoot F.A.Q.

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about a photo shoot with me. Don’t see the answer to your question here? Let me know what I missed in the comments!

studio portraits bay area sonoma, California

Studio Portraits On Location | Bay Area | Sonoma, CA

I create studio-quality portraits at your location. Studio portraits can be photographed on white, black or muslin backgrounds. Additionally, I’ll also arrange for a hair and makeup artist to join us at your location to enhance your features before your photo shoot!

Portrait Photo Shoot Overview

Portrait Photo Shoot Overview

If you love my portfolio and want pictures like I show, this post will provide an overview of my process. My goal is to give you total clarity so you know exactly what to expect, when you book your photo shoot with me!

Every photo shoot with me consists of four main segments: Planning your photo shoot, booking your date, the photo shoot, and your photo reveal.

What Makes a Good Portrait

What Makes A Good Portrait: The 5 Elements All Great Portraits Have

There are 5 core elements that make up a good portrait: Location, lighting, composition, emotion and technical settings. When all 5 of these elements are well executed, a great portrait is created. If any of these elements comes up short, the quality of the portrait suffers. A fanatic obsession with good implementation of these elements will lead to better photos, and more consistent portraits.