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Drew Bird Photography

Oakland , CA
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LOCATION

Colby St. $ 63rd St.
Oakland, CA 94618 US (map)

PHONE

503-545-7580

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ABOUT US

Drew is a storyteller. Past clients have referred to him as a 'photo-ninja'. He is a keen observer of light, form, emotion, and human behavior. Drew approaches a wedding as a... Read more
Drew is a storyteller. Past clients have referred to him as a 'photo-ninja'. He is a keen observer of light, form, emotion, and human behavior. Drew approaches a wedding as a photojournalist - aiming to tell a visual story about people, place, and experience. In addition to candid images your photo story will also include creative portraits and artistic photos of details including architecture, landscapes, clothing, food, and decor.

Drew proudly supports equal marriage rights.

Drew's passion for storytelling and photography is rooted in balance: beautiful, artistic imagery is the result of personal connection with his clients and the patience required to understand and anticipate the spontaneity of events unfolding around him. Drew is an active member in the prestigious Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA). According to their website, the WPJA is "an international network of vigorously vetted professional photographers" and they are "dedicated to upholding the highest standards in creative wedding photojournalism while promoting best business practices."

Drew is also an active member in the esteemed International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP). The ISPWP is a highly exclusive group of the best wedding photographers from around the world. As their website suggests, "when you hire an ISPWP Photographer, you are hiring a talented veteran with a track record, peer recognition, and a passion for creating heirloom images of your wedding."

Drew has photographed in a diverse range of genres. His photo stories have focused on urban agriculture, food culture, the music industry, cultural landscapes, travel, human-environment stories and weddings. His work focuses primarily on long-term photojournalistic storytelling.

When not photographing Drew enjoys surfing, walking in the mountains, growing organic vegetables, reading, playing guitar, and laughing as he bicycles past cars that are stuck in traffic.

web photojournalism, documentary, lifestyle: http://www.drewbirdphoto.com

web weddings, engagements, and elopements: http://www.drewbirdphotowed.com

Contact:
drew@drewbirdphoto.com
503.545.7580
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Drew was fantastic to work with, and the wedding photos came out amazing. We were pleased with his professionalism and character from day 1. I would certainly recommend him as a photographer.
Drew was fantastic to work with, and the wedding photos came out amazing. We were pleased with his professionalism and Read more...
Drew was fantastic to work with, and the wedding photos came out amazing. We were pleased with his professionalism and character from day 1. I would certainly recommend him as a photographer. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
What a pleasure it was to work with Drew! From the very first meeting, we felt so comfortable with him and could tell that he really loves what he does. He was very easy going, fun to work with, and got along so well with all of the various people involved in the planning process. We had a very large wedding and he and the 2nd photographer that he brought in were able to nicely demonstrate the overall excitement of the large event as well as beautifully capture the more intimate moments of the day. We are so happy with the results and recommend Drew Bird Photography wholeheartedly!
What a pleasure it was to work with Drew! From the very first meeting, we felt so comfortable with him and could tell that Read more...
What a pleasure it was to work with Drew! From the very first meeting, we felt so comfortable with him and could tell that he really loves what he does. He was very easy going, fun to work with, and got along so well with all of the various people involved in the planning process. We had a very large wedding and he and the 2nd photographer that he brought in were able to nicely demonstrate the overall excitement of the large event as well as beautifully capture the more intimate moments of the day. We are so happy with the results and recommend Drew Bird Photography wholeheartedly! Read less
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Liza
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough good things--Drew was professional and very reliable. It was really important to us that we found a photographer who was amazing at their job (obviously) but also someone we felt comfortable with and wanted to be around---aside from each other, he was the person we spent the most time with on one of the most important days of our life. We had a fantastic time during the photo shoots and that's evident in how comfortable we look in the pictures. He is the perfect mix of directive and setting up a few shots and journalistic and just capturing the moment. We couldn't be more pleased with our wedding photos!
We can't say enough good things--Drew was professional and very reliable. It was really important to us that we found a Read more...
We can't say enough good things--Drew was professional and very reliable. It was really important to us that we found a photographer who was amazing at their job (obviously) but also someone we felt comfortable with and wanted to be around---aside from each other, he was the person we spent the most time with on one of the most important days of our life. We had a fantastic time during the photo shoots and that's evident in how comfortable we look in the pictures. He is the perfect mix of directive and setting up a few shots and journalistic and just capturing the moment. We couldn't be more pleased with our wedding photos! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I am a wedding planner and had the privilege of working with Drew on a wedding this past year. He was incredible and my clients had nothing but positive things to say about him! He put my clients at ease throughout the day and made them feel very comfortable in front of the camera. The pictures turned out absolutely amazingly, so amazing that they are the spotlight on a few pages of my businesses website. Any couple would be lucky to work with Drew for their big day or any important event.
I am a wedding planner and had the privilege of working with Drew on a wedding this past year. He was incredible and my Read more...
I am a wedding planner and had the privilege of working with Drew on a wedding this past year. He was incredible and my clients had nothing but positive things to say about him! He put my clients at ease throughout the day and made them feel very comfortable in front of the camera. The pictures turned out absolutely amazingly, so amazing that they are the spotlight on a few pages of my businesses website. Any couple would be lucky to work with Drew for their big day or any important event. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Planning a wedding is an extremely stressful experience and my husband and I chose each vendor carefully. We were extremely lucky to come across Drew and were thoroughly impressed with his portfolio. Drew met with us multiple times prior to the wedding to discuss our style, the event and what our expectations were for the day and the wedding. On the day of, Drew kept us calm and collected as he constructed a beautiful "first look" utilizing our ceremony space and decorations. When Drew took pictures of the two of us, we relied on Drew to create natural pictures using the landscape. They turned out beautifully and don't look like cheesy wedding pictures.

During the ceremony and reception Drew captured memories of not just the two of us, but all of our guests and the atmosphere and thoughtfully portray a story with his pictures. Since both of our families are large, I was shocked and impressed that Drew took charge to take the family pictures efficiently and beautifully.

Our guests loved the pictures and said it allowed them to see moments that they missed, which was exactly how we felt. I would recommend Drew to anyone looking for a creative, professional and talented photographer!
Planning a wedding is an extremely stressful experience and my husband and I chose each vendor carefully. We were Read more...
Planning a wedding is an extremely stressful experience and my husband and I chose each vendor carefully. We were extremely lucky to come across Drew and were thoroughly impressed with his portfolio. Drew met with us multiple times prior to the wedding to discuss our style, the event and what our expectations were for the day and the wedding. On the day of, Drew kept us calm and collected as he constructed a beautiful "first look" utilizing our ceremony space and decorations. When Drew took pictures of the two of us, we relied on Drew to create natural pictures using the landscape. They turned out beautifully and don't look like cheesy wedding pictures.

During the ceremony and reception Drew captured memories of not just the two of us, but all of our guests and the atmosphere and thoughtfully portray a story with his pictures. Since both of our families are large, I was shocked and impressed that Drew took charge to take the family pictures efficiently and beautifully.

Our guests loved the pictures and said it allowed them to see moments that they missed, which was exactly how we felt. I would recommend Drew to anyone looking for a creative, professional and talented photographer! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had a fantastic experience with Drew and Drew Bird Photography, and we couldn't be happier with how the photos of our destination wedding in Puerto Rico turned out. Drew was a positive and calming presence on our wedding day, and was extremely easy to work with during the planning process (which was done remotely since we were in different cities). Everyone is raving about the photos, which truly capture the feel of our wedding. Drew managed to capture everything from the sweeping setting to the tiniest details, and I hardly knew he was there. We will treasure the beautiful photos he created for years to come. Highly recommended!
We had a fantastic experience with Drew and Drew Bird Photography, and we couldn't be happier with how the photos of our Read more...
We had a fantastic experience with Drew and Drew Bird Photography, and we couldn't be happier with how the photos of our destination wedding in Puerto Rico turned out. Drew was a positive and calming presence on our wedding day, and was extremely easy to work with during the planning process (which was done remotely since we were in different cities). Everyone is raving about the photos, which truly capture the feel of our wedding. Drew managed to capture everything from the sweeping setting to the tiniest details, and I hardly knew he was there. We will treasure the beautiful photos he created for years to come. Highly recommended! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
11/3/2013
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but outstanding things to say about Drew and His and Her Photography.
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He's a delight: Drew's easy demeanor and kind spirit were the first thing my husband and I noticed. He seemed very interested in delivering the kinds of pictures we wanted, and wanted to make sure he could deliver (he did!).

He captures moments not poses: Sure he can do particular pictures if you want him to (and is happily willing), but what set Drew apart from other photographers is how he captures authentic emotions throughout our wedding day. Looking at these photos brings us back to the feelings we were experiencing during the day, it's incredible.

The guy does crazy impressive things with light: I'm no photographer, but the way Drew captures beautiful images and light when the light seemed less than ideal is kind of awe inspiring.

Value: My husband and I looked at a number of photographers who were charging much more than Drew. He could (and maybe should) charge more for his work.

He's unobtrusive: Drew captured a TON of images during our wedding, yet no one seemed to notice him. He was ALWAYS there, but never-ever in the way.

This chica with high standards doesn't have a single negative thing to say. THANK YOU!
I have nothing but outstanding things to say about Drew and His and Her Photography.
Some details:

He's a Read more...
I have nothing but outstanding things to say about Drew and His and Her Photography.
Some details:

He's a delight: Drew's easy demeanor and kind spirit were the first thing my husband and I noticed. He seemed very interested in delivering the kinds of pictures we wanted, and wanted to make sure he could deliver (he did!).

He captures moments not poses: Sure he can do particular pictures if you want him to (and is happily willing), but what set Drew apart from other photographers is how he captures authentic emotions throughout our wedding day. Looking at these photos brings us back to the feelings we were experiencing during the day, it's incredible.

The guy does crazy impressive things with light: I'm no photographer, but the way Drew captures beautiful images and light when the light seemed less than ideal is kind of awe inspiring.

Value: My husband and I looked at a number of photographers who were charging much more than Drew. He could (and maybe should) charge more for his work.

He's unobtrusive: Drew captured a TON of images during our wedding, yet no one seemed to notice him. He was ALWAYS there, but never-ever in the way.

This chica with high standards doesn't have a single negative thing to say. THANK YOU! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with Drew of His and Her Photography. He offered excellent value and the photos were just gorgeous - we got SO many compliments on them. Drew was very responsive and he even set up a meeting to call/skype my husband and me because we were out of town often for school. Drew did exactly what we asked for, but put in a lot of input to provide us truly lovely photos. He took a ton of pictures of our family and friends enjoying themselves which allowed us to see things we missed on the day itself. He was also willing to do impromptu posed shots for our families. My husband and I loved working with Drew - he helped make our day truly special! He was friendly and very professional - a great photographer.
We had a wonderful experience with Drew of His and Her Photography. He offered excellent value and the photos were just Read more...
We had a wonderful experience with Drew of His and Her Photography. He offered excellent value and the photos were just gorgeous - we got SO many compliments on them. Drew was very responsive and he even set up a meeting to call/skype my husband and me because we were out of town often for school. Drew did exactly what we asked for, but put in a lot of input to provide us truly lovely photos. He took a ton of pictures of our family and friends enjoying themselves which allowed us to see things we missed on the day itself. He was also willing to do impromptu posed shots for our families. My husband and I loved working with Drew - he helped make our day truly special! He was friendly and very professional - a great photographer. Read less
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Paola
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Drew is a true professional. He was very non-intrusive and I could tell he was capturing some really cool moments on our wedding day. Drew was very organized, creative, and responsive to all of our questions, no matter how minor. He really worked well with us to make sure we got the types of shots we wanted, and gave some great insight and ideas during the planning process. We are so happy and grateful we had the opportunity to work with him in Virginia.

We really love all of our photos (and so do everyone we share them with)! If you're looking for the perfect photographer for your special day, don't look anywhere else. Drew is it!

Don't look anywhere else for a photographer. This is it!
Drew is a true professional. He was very non-intrusive and I could tell he was capturing some really cool moments on our Read more...
Drew is a true professional. He was very non-intrusive and I could tell he was capturing some really cool moments on our wedding day. Drew was very organized, creative, and responsive to all of our questions, no matter how minor. He really worked well with us to make sure we got the types of shots we wanted, and gave some great insight and ideas during the planning process. We are so happy and grateful we had the opportunity to work with him in Virginia.

We really love all of our photos (and so do everyone we share them with)! If you're looking for the perfect photographer for your special day, don't look anywhere else. Drew is it!

Don't look anywhere else for a photographer. This is it! Read less
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Shelli
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
I am a wedding consultant in St. Louis and we hired Drew Bird Photography to photograph a wedding for us. Since he was going to be a destination photographer Drew went above and beyond and did a ton of leg work to make sure that everything went off without a hitch. Drew was a true professional. After looking back through the photos, I am more and more impressed that he managed to not only capture the details, but also the feel of the day without being intrusive. Drew was wonderful to work with and I highly recommend him!
I am a wedding consultant in St. Louis and we hired Drew Bird Photography to photograph a wedding for us. Since he was Read more...
I am a wedding consultant in St. Louis and we hired Drew Bird Photography to photograph a wedding for us. Since he was going to be a destination photographer Drew went above and beyond and did a ton of leg work to make sure that everything went off without a hitch. Drew was a true professional. After looking back through the photos, I am more and more impressed that he managed to not only capture the details, but also the feel of the day without being intrusive. Drew was wonderful to work with and I highly recommend him! Read less
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