My name is Gabriel. I am a photographer. I live in Oakland, California. My partner, Loretta, our two kids, Ellis and Zelda, our dog, Winnie, and I live in the 1880s Victorian that I spent years restoring. I love greens with poached eggs topped with red sauce and finely shredded cheese for breakfast. Pancakes and real maple syrup are good too. I love bacon. And to be honest, I have been eating a lot of oatmeal for breakfast lately. I am crazy about kale. Can you tell I am a little food focussed? Hot springs in the desert, backyard BBQs, weeding my garden, funny hats, neat socks, climbing things, trapeze, being productive, and finding cool old stuff are a few things that I get stoked about. My kids are pretty rad too. Loretta is amazing. I hate ants.
I started making photographs in 1999. My first love in photography was shoes. No really. This obsession of photographing shoes was quickly taken over by an interest in kids and dogs. When I realized that weddings tend to have lots of great shoes, kids, the occasional dog, and lots of happy people and a strange family situation here and there, I knew I had found my calling. I photographed my first wedding in 2002.
In case you were wondering, I typically sport facial hair between July and January. By the end of December my mustache is usually quite long and requires daily applications of mustache wax. My facial hair does not get in the way of my photography. And, I believe that a man is more than his mustache.
I would love to talk with you about photographing your wedding, family, or any interesting project you might have in mind. I mostly shoot in Northern California, but would be jazzed to join you in some exotic destination. My wedding packages start at $4,000 and include all day coverage.