My portrait photography services include creative portraits, beauty headshots, modeling headshots, professional/corporate headshots, online dating profile portrait photography (for Tinder, OKCupid, Bumble, Match.com, eHarmony, Plenty of Fish, etc.,) high school senior portraits, musician photography, actor headshots, modeling lookbook images, modeling digitals or “polaroids”, personal branding portraits, personalized social media headshots or portraits for Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, fitness and lifestyle portrait photography, and much more. Please see the portfolio links for the variety of portrait styles to choose from.
Bay Area professional headshot and portrait photographer. Whether you need beauty headshots & portraits, artistic or creative portraits, in-studio headshots, lifestyle portraits, fitness or yoga portraits, fashion style portraits, modeling headshots, lifestyle photography, or anything in-between, I offer a wide variety of styles to capture the style of portrait you’re looking for. Services include creative portraits, beauty headshots, modeling headshots, professional/corporate headshots, online dating profile portrait photography (for Tinder, OKCupid, Bumble, Match.com, eHarmony, Plenty of Fish, etc.,) high school senior portraits, musician photography, actor headshots, modeling lookbook images, modeling digitals or “polaroids”, personal branding portraits, personalized social media headshots or portraits for Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, fitness and lifestyle portrait photography, and much more. Please see the portfolio links for the variety of portrait styles to choose from.
Portrait Photographer: NATURAL LIGHT PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
Natural light portraits can often yield a familiar realism to portraiture. These are often taken in a setting that can set the mood of the shot, such as an urban portrait, portrait in nature, and so on. Natural light photography allows subjects to not be confined indoors, freeing up the portrait to be taken in multiple locations. I enjoy using natural light in portraits, along with the option of strobes or modifiers to capture the absolute best natural light portraits possible.
Portrait Photographer: STUDIO PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
In-Studio portraits don’t have to be boring or basic. As you can see from my portfolio, professional in-studio portraits can be dramatic, fun, playful, or meet any specific objective you may have. These are often corporate headshots, modeling headshots for a lookbook, in-studio portraits for social media profiles and so on.
Portrait Photographer: HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER
My goal is to give you the best headshot you’ve ever had taken. For the San Francisco or Silicon Valley corporate client, this will be a professional image that embodies your profession and/or individuality. If you’re a Bay Area model or actor, this image will be your calling card. Your professional headshot will be your leading image, so it’s important that it meets all of the objectives we will discuss before our shoot.
Portrait Photographer: CREATIVE PORTRAITS / CREATIVE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
Many of my portraits come from clients who may want something spectacular or creative, which may resemble images taken from a fashion magazine. I often embrace creative portraits as both an artistic challenge and a mission to give my clients images they have never seen themselves in before. From softer ringlight beauty headshots, or the vivid hypercolor portraits that use colored gels, I enjoy thinking out of the box when taking creative portraits, and welcome clients who have a more artistic vision.
Portrait Photographer: FASHION PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
High quality fashion images do not need to be preserved for only top supermodels. Many designers or Bay Area boutiques want to have stunning fashion images for their web site or advertising that may look like they were torn out of the pages of Elle or Vogue. Or perhaps you are an aspiring model who needs high quality fashion photography in your lookbook. As a fashion photographer, this is where I can help make your vision a reality with fashion images that meet your desired theme or marketing style.
Portrait Photographer: SENIOR PORTRAITS / SENIOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
In this age of social media, senior portraits no longer have to be basic cookie-cutter poses and styles. As an SF modeling agency-approved photographer, I view each session as if the goal is to create images that will last a lifetime. My goal is to give each person a relaxed, fun experience, with wonderful stunning photographs that are individually tailored to each person. Some high school seniors may want more artistic images, and some may want more fun and playful images. Again, each session will be focused on your exact needs, with the goal on bringing out each person’s individuality with wonderful images.
Portrait Photographer: ONLINE DATING PHOTOGRAPHER
These days, the competition can be tough with online dating apps. Thus, it’s important to have some professional images of yourself that help you stand out from the crowd. So whether you’re using Tinder, OKCupid, Bumble, Match.com, eHarmony, Plenty of Fish, etc., that first impression you make with your profile picture should ideally bring out the best in you. I offer custom photoshoots that can be centered around your hobbies or interests, where we can get both wonderful portraits, and lifestyle images that bring out your individuality and best portrait images possible.
Portrait Photographer: PERSONAL BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Some San Francisco Bay Area business owners need updated headshots for corporate web sites or social media. However, others may need something called a “Personal Branding Photographer.” This is for those who want to take their online presence to the next level. This is typically done with a consultation where we discuss your entrepreneurial objectives, and build a strategy of professional images that meet that objective. Authenticity is key here. These sessions tell a story, where we build a cohesive narrative around you, and I take a series of portraits, lifestyle images, and even environmental images to help tell that story.
Portrait Photographer: HYPERCOLOR CREATIVE PORTRAITS
If you are looking for a unique and bold portrait, creative hypercolor portraits are striking and have a strong visual impact. Hypercolor images are portraits with colored gels that are vivid, colorful and vibrant. I really enjoy shooting hypercolor shots, because not many photographers shoot these, and they combine two of my strengths which are photography and digital post-production. Individuals, and models especially, select these images in their portfolios to show their range and for the dramatic impact they have. These images really pop on social media especially, and often draw great interest. Please see my Hypercolor page for more information.
Portrait Photographer: OUTDOORS or IN-STUDIO
Professional portrait photography can be captured either outdoors or in-studio to achieve the exact customized look for your objective. Each project is custom catered to your exact needs and budget. My goal is to ensure that we create beautiful, professional images that will meet your exact needs, in a relaxed and professional environment.
Portrait Photographer: SERVING THE ENTIRE BAY AREA / STUDIO LOCATION
Mike McGee photography covers the San Francisco Bay Area, including Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Marin and the surrounding areas. If you are looking for a portrait photographer, my studio is conveniently located in Berkeley, CA, and I provide both in-studio and on-location photography services covering the entire Bay Area.
Portrait Photographer: ABOUT ME
I am an agency-approved photographer signed with Rae Agency in San Francisco, and a member of the Nikon Professional Services (NPS) group. I also specialize in modeling photography for those who may need updated modeling headshots for casting calls, digitals or “polaroids”, specific modeling agency photography services, modeling lookbook packages, and more. This includes beauty headshots for makeup artists (MUAs) and stylists who also may need updated beauty headshots for their portfolios. For more information, please visit my About Me page.
Want to learn more about a photoshoot or have a question?
Interested in a photoshoot? Just use the contact page here to email me with any photo session ideas you may have. If you are interested in portraits or headshots, I shoot professional portraits and professional headshots both outdoors with natural light and/or strobes, or in my San Francisco Bay Area-based photo studio with a wide variety of backdrops and lighting options for many types of projects. Whether you need fashion photography, portrait photography, yoga or fitness photography, headshot photography, an online dating profile photographer, beauty headshot photography, artistic extreme colored gel hypercolor portraits, product photography, modeling digitals for agencies, or anything in-between, I offer various packages for many budgets. I look forward to hearing from you. Let’s shoot!
(Below are some brief testimonials from past clients. For more testimonials, please visit my testimonials page.)
Great studio with a wonderful light setup. Mike even built his own light rig for some truly insanely cool look.
Look no further if you want a professional photographer who is super easy to work with. What also surprised me is how quickly Mike process images. Wonderful and timely communication.