Best Portrait Photographers in Hayward

Why These Portrait Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Hayward Portrait Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Cerissa Mangrum Photography

Headquartered in the Uptown section of Oakland, California, Cerissa Mangrum Photography is a professional photography studio that serves clients in the wider San Francisco Bay metropolitan area. A member of the Professional Photographers of America, Cerissa Mangrum Photography specializes in luxury portraiture work and offers clients such services as glamour shots, personal branding photography, high school senior portraiture, mother/daughter photo shoots, family and pet portraiture, and more. Sessions with owner and photographer Cerissa Mangrum include hair and makeup work as well as an initial consultation. Studio sessions are available on Wednesday and the company can be contacted by phone or email.

Castro Valley, CA 94546


Desmond Rogers Photography

Desmond Rogers Photography is a studio featuring the work of owner/photographer Desmond Rogers, who has served clients in the Oakland and San Francisco Bay area for many years. Rodgers specializes in capturing weddings, events, and portraits. His work includes a mix of both posed and candid shots. He has documented moments between engaged couples, church services, bachelorette parties, and corporate events. Clients have also utilized his portraiture abilities for professional headshots or to immortalize special moments in a child's life and development. Rodgers also features family sessions and anniversary photo shoots in an extensive portfolio, and he offers free consultations before taking on each project.

Alameda, CA 94501


Diane Villadsen Photography

Diane Villadsen is a portrait photographer in San Francisco, who “masterfully combines color and light to create eye-catching imagery.” Diane primarily takes fashion-related projects for commercial clients, and she commits to meeting their requirements. Diane has years of industry exposure and training, and her works have appeared in various digital and traditional publications. The company strives to deliver high-quality pieces to wow the audience, and its social media pages feature some of Diane’s most recent projects. The shop can provide mentoring for enthusiasts and aspiring professionals, and it offers a free copy of the guide, “Building a consistent body of work,” through its website.

Campbell, CA 95008


Jerry Hamilton Photography

Jerry Hamilton Photography is a San Leandro, California based photographic company that has been providing private and commercial service to a wide range of clients for over 15 years. Owner and operator Jerry Hamilton is a graduate of Chabot College in Hayward, California where he studied technical photo and visual arts. He graduated with Honors as a Certified Photographer and is now a member of the following organizations: the Professional Photographers of the Greater Bay Area, the African American Business Council, and the International Freelance Photographer Association. Some of his specialties include wedding photography, family portraits, special event documentation, and senior and graduate photographs.

San Leandro, CA 94578


Photograffiti by Auey Santos

Auey Santos Photograffiti is an Oakland, California based photographic company that works in multiple different areas of the industry throughout the greater Bay Area. The company has been shooting professionally for over eights years, and owner Auey Santos was recognized as a Certified Professional Photographer by the Professional Photographic Certification Commission in 2009. The company's primary area of expertise is wedding photography, and Auey offers all her clients full service print and editing services along with every booked wedding package. Interested customers can contact Auey Santos Photograffiti by phone or through the company website to schedule an appointment or to request a pricing consultation.

Oakland, CA 94619


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