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530 Grand Ave Oakland CA 94610

           On Beautiful Lake Merrit

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Beautiful Portraits Do Not Happen By Accident

I am completely enthusiastic about creating unique portrait art for my clients to hang on their walls at home.  It is an honor to preserve their heritage by interpreting their stories in a visual manner that can be enjoyed for many generations to come. It doesn’t matter if the photo session is for a Family Portrait, Engagement Portrait or Senior Portrait, each of my clients has a unique story to be told…I never have a boring day! I am thrilled to be celebrating 25 years of photography service in the San Francisco East Bay Area. Our current location in Oakland allows  Lake Merritt to be the studio’s front yard.

Call Me (510)832-3686

Let’s schedule a Consultation Design Appointment and design the perfect portrait session for you.

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My favorite subjects to photograph are High School Senior Portraits. Often a graduation picture session is the very first time a young person has had a professional photographer spend time with them.  It is a joy to show them how truly unique and beautiful they are.

All in all, my Family Portraits are the most important images that I create. It is a huge commitment to get everyone on board to pose for a new family picture, but ultimately, it is one of the most valuable items you will ever own. Is there a dollar amount you would accept in exchange for never seeing your favorite Family Portrait again? Let’s face it…a professional portrait of your family is priceless.


“Please let me just say: 1. The portrait…AWESOME! 2. The photo coverage at the party…PERFECT! 3. The photo album….IMPECCABLE! I love you G! I am so pleased with how everything came out. A million thank you’s to you and your staff.”
Nicole Wilkins, Portrait & Special Event Client
“Gisele, you are awesome! Thanks for making my wedding day an absolute success. You helped to keep me from falling apart. I would not hesitate to recommend your studio to anyone getting married.”
Gwenn Smith, Portrait & Wedding Client
“Gisele is the best! I have several of her portraits hanging in my home! She always captures the moment perfectly!”
Dale Marie Golden MacDonald, Portrait Client
“My experience was a real delight! We laughed and chatted the entire time (though I think she’d be just as comfortable just doing her magic behind the camera)…. it’s me that’s the “chatty” one. LOL.  Her studio is very comfortable, and a bit avant-garde. Very edgy and fun. I was VERY happy to see the completed project. I’m heavier than I’d like to be, but somehow, Gisele made me look happy and fun-loving. She truly found my inner being.”
Michael Price-Brown, Executive Portrait Client
“Just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for helping me choose great gifts and an awesome holiday card. Positive Images is positively OFF THE HOOK! You are a rockstar!!! LUV you, LUV your show!”
Rachel Hebrard, Portrait & Family Portrait Client
“BEST PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO IN OAKLAND!!! Gisele captured my son’s senior pictures in 2008. These are NOT your typical senior pictures. They are professionally thought out photos that capture your child’s highlights of high school. I love how you can have as many outfit changes as you want”
Sheron Hogg, Senior Portrait Client