Angela, Professional Photographer

(18 Reviews)

Castro Valley, CA

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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Your photographer will contact you to finalize the date and time of the shoot. If they are not available for your chosen session, they will reschedule with you accordingly. Once the session is agreed upon, you can book your hair or makeup appointments.

Photo Packages

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    Classic Photo Package


    • 12 color digital, web-ready
    • 60 minutes
    • 2 outfits (one casual, one dressy)
    • Headshots, 3/4, and full-length
    • Preview 30-40 images in private online gallery
    • Styling Guide and assistance with clothes for photo shoot
    • Concierge Service
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    Deluxe Photo Package


    • 18 color digital, web-ready
    • 90 minutes
    • 3 outfits (two casual, one dressy)
    • Headshots, 3/4, and full-length
    • Preview 45-60 images in private online gallery
    • Styling Guide and assistance with clothes for photo shoot
    • Concierge Service

Styling Makeover

Do you feel unmotivated to start online dating either because you hate the way you look in clothes or simply don’t know how to dress to attract the opposite sex? Do you wish you had more sexy confidence? Imagine knowing what looks good on your body and having someone help you pick out outfits for your photos and on dates!

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    Complete Virtual Makeover Package


    • 60 minute private recorded video session with our stylist, Kimmy, complete image and online first impression assessment
    • Body analysis including a style guide for men/women to determine flattering styles for your body type
    • Color analysis to see what looks best for your skin and hair color
    • Hand selected suggested outfits for your photo session and dating
    • Online shopping links to several dating looks and outfits
    • Killer Body Image Workbook

Profile Writing - e-Cyrano

Do you think your profile truly conveys who you really are? Does the idea of writing about yourself scare you? Can't come up with the right witty words to use? Let e-Cyrano help you out. We have three choices for you:

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    Silver Profile Makeover


    • e-Cyrano consultant offers a 20 minute line-by-line critical analysis to help punch up your existing profile.
    • We provide an objective, professional opinion to get your profile back on track.
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    Gold Profile Writing


    • e-Cyrano writes you two 200 word essays (About You, About Your Ideal Partner) using a detailed questionnaire and a 40 minute phone consultation .
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    Platinum Profile Writing Made Easy


    • e-Cyrano writes your profile from scratch after an extended phone interview. (ideal for OkCupid/eHarmony members)
    • No long questionnaire to fill out yourself.
    • Just tell us who you are and we do the rest.

Angela has professionally photographed weddings and portraits for many years and currently owns her own boutique home studio in Castro Valley in the Bay Area. Angela specializes in people photography for all types of personal and business applications. Outdoor portraiture is highly encouraged for dating profile portraits! Outdoor portraits of people are more "approachable" and casual in style. Angela is highly experienced in taking professional yet very natural photographs outdoors with natural light, which is lovely. In fact, most of my clients end up choosing to go with the outdoor look instead! A former member of the Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of the Greater Bay Area association and Wedding/Portrait Photographers International, Angela still pursues photographic excellence and strives to deliver the best possible product to her clients.


I begin every portrait session by sitting down with the client and talking with them about themselves. I like to get to know my customers first. While getting to know each other, we develop a rapport and build a connection which is important while photographing the client. I enjoy smiling along with my customers and laughing with them during the sessions to help them feel more at ease. I understand how uncomfortable it is to be in front of a camera and I make every effort to put my customers at ease and help them to have a fun time. I often get comments following the session like "That was so much easier than I thought it would be!" or "You made the experience so fun and comfortable!". Take a peek at the reviews...

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Outdoor portraits utilizing my expertise and skill with natural light work very well for dating sites to convey casual portraits, not a contrived studio look. Outdoor portraits of people are more "approachable" and casual in style. I am highly experienced in taking professional yet very natural photographs outdoors with natural light, which is lovely. I have a few nice locations around the Castro Valley, Oakland and San Ramon neighborhoods. When we speak I will ask about your interests and make suggestions for the location based upon what would be best for you, the time of the session, etc.

Angela's Testimonials

  • I can't be more pleased with my photo shoot. Everything was easy and simple, from the booking to the posing. This is the first time that I've ever done anything like this and Angela made the experience so relaxing. She was so professional and fun to work with. As you can probably tell by photos, she knows how to get great shots. I'm excited about ALL of the photos she took and had a very hard time choosing the best ones. Thanks for such a great experience!

    ~Crystal S.

  • Thank you Angela for using your talent and experience to create the most amazing photos. I have received so many complements. It is important to have various looks and I was able to use photos from so many of the different poses. Thank you.

    ~Leslie M.

  • Angela was fantastic. Great to work with, professional, and she took wonderful photos!

    ~Maria H.

  • My photographer Angela was Awesome! This was my first official photo shoot and she was very professional and made me feel very comfortable during the whole process. I am very pleased with her service and the photos. I highly recommend her!

    ~Mario G.

  • Angela was fun, knowledgeable, and ultimately snapped some amazing pics.

    ~Amit F.

  • Angela was great... Highly recommended!!!

    ~Tom A.

  • Angela was great! She walked me through the entire process which was new to me. I am very pleased with the photos that she recommended for me!

    ~Jeffrey H.

  • Angela was excellent! She was very professional and made the process very easy.

    ~Peggy M.

  • Angela was fantastic to work with. I can't remember the last time I had had photos taken of me, so I was a little nervous, but she had such an easygoing attitude and was committed to getting quality photos of me, so I highly recommend her. The outdoor location in Oakland was a good choice too.

    ~Josh O.

  • Angela was great - very friendly and enthusiastic, didn't feel awkward at all going on a photo shoot!

    ~Aditya K.

  • Angela was so professional from start to finish. Before the shoot, she was available to answer all of my questions and arranged a hair and make-up person. When I met her, she was so positive and enthusiastic, that she made me feel relaxed throughout the shoot. The photos are so flattering -- the best photos of me ever! My recommendation is to look no further -- you'll have a wonderful experience with Angela

    ~Kathleen H.

  • 10. I couldn't be happier, she was professional, on time, and made me look great. I would use her again for maybe my wedding!

    ~Heather P.

  • Angela was excellent. She positioned me to take advantage of the best angles. She was very easy to work with, I'd highly recommend her!

    ~Karen G.

  • Angela did a great job taking my pictures and was very personable and friendly and made me feel very comfortable. I am very happy with the job she did. Thanks, Tom.

    ~Tom R.

  • Angela Gail took the time to find out about me and my needs. Then she recommended a great setting and talked me through the entire photo shoot. She made the whole experience enjoyable plus the pictures came out better that I expected.

    ~David Z.

  • I was really happy with Angela. She helped me through every step of the process and making sure my hair was OK after I changed clothes! She picked a local park which was nice. She made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process. Thanks, Angela!

    ~Gretchen Y.

  • Angela made me feel very comfortable. She has a very warm and bubbly personality. She also picked a beautiful site.

    ~Barbara O.

  • Angela is truly not just a very good photographer, she goes the extra mile, she took time beyond the hour and a half to get the right shots and really took the time and effort not just being on the clock and used both lighting, background and giving me tips for placing my arms and the way I stand and yes, she did get me to smile and was just warm and affable and would love to work with her again if the opportunity presented. I was really satisfied with the photos that she took.

    ~Roopa R

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