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Eli Photographer

Pleasanton , CA
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39 California Ave. #107
Pleasanton, CA 94566 US (map)

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510-429-9525

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ABOUT US

Eli Photographer is a documentary photography studio owned and operated by Eli Pitta. Eli provides event and wedding photography to the greater San Francisco bay area, Eli also provides... Read more
Eli Photographer is a documentary photography studio owned and operated by Eli Pitta. Eli provides event and wedding photography to the greater San Francisco bay area, Eli also provides destination wedding coverage to the greater U.S. as well as international locations. Eli has documented weddings in many of California's prestigious venues as well as foreign locations such as France, the Bahamas, Mexico, Hawaii and Canada. Eli has been a photographer for over 20 years.

Eli is on many of the Bay Area's top venue's preferred vendor's list such as Wente Vineyards, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Palm Event Center, Ruby Hills Country Club, Purple Orchid Inn, Elliston Vineyards and Casa Real. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
Custom Graphics, High-Res, Liability Insurance
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Proofs

REVIEWS

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Jessica
Wedding:
12/13/2015
5.0/5.0
There are too many ways to describe what an amazing job Eli did for our wedding! We just received our pictures online today, two days after our wedding, and the pictures are phenomenal! Eli was fabulous to work with, from start to finish. He was responsive during the planning and coordinating, and definitely eased our minds when he knew exactly the type of photographs he was going to take, in what order, and already had a timeline in place--two weeks before the wedding! Perfect planning and coordination. Then, the weather was questionable day of our wedding and he had a back-up in place just in case it was raining. Throughout the group shots, he would direct people to the proper poses and we were able to get our group shots done with enough time to get our couple shots done before the wedding (the sun was setting almost immediately after our ceremony so we had to get our pictures taken before the ceremony). Eli was wonderful to work with during our pictures--he knew exactly what shots to get and gave us the perfect feedback so we could get the best shots. Lastly, during our ceremony and reception, he was getting the perfect shots, capturing all the best moments, while not interfering with any of the guests. Eli was an absolute pleasure to work with and I would HIGHLY recommend him!
There are too many ways to describe what an amazing job Eli did for our wedding! We just received our pictures online Read more...
There are too many ways to describe what an amazing job Eli did for our wedding! We just received our pictures online today, two days after our wedding, and the pictures are phenomenal! Eli was fabulous to work with, from start to finish. He was responsive during the planning and coordinating, and definitely eased our minds when he knew exactly the type of photographs he was going to take, in what order, and already had a timeline in place--two weeks before the wedding! Perfect planning and coordination. Then, the weather was questionable day of our wedding and he had a back-up in place just in case it was raining. Throughout the group shots, he would direct people to the proper poses and we were able to get our group shots done with enough time to get our couple shots done before the wedding (the sun was setting almost immediately after our ceremony so we had to get our pictures taken before the ceremony). Eli was wonderful to work with during our pictures--he knew exactly what shots to get and gave us the perfect feedback so we could get the best shots. Lastly, during our ceremony and reception, he was getting the perfect shots, capturing all the best moments, while not interfering with any of the guests. Eli was an absolute pleasure to work with and I would HIGHLY recommend him! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
12/5/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about the amazing experience my husband and I had with Eli as our photographer for our wedding. He is professional, flexible, fun, and personable. We did an engagement shoot with him (included in the wedding fee) in San Francisco and it was one of the most fun days that my husband and I had leading up to our wedding. Those pictures turned out wonderfully and Eli made them into a guest book for our wedding day. Our guests are still talking about how amazing that book turned out. I know that we will treasure it for years to come. Before the wedding Eli went to scout out the wedding event space and surrounding areas so he would know exactly where to take my husband and I for portraits. On our wedding day Eli was there bright and early to take pictures of the venue, event space, and the "getting ready" scenes. He was unobtrusive but caught many of the intimate moments that I was hoping to capture. Eli is truly present with the bride and groom and makes you (and everyone else) feel comfortable the entire day. He pinned boutonnieres and even helped to bustle my dress all while making sure every sweet, funny, and important moment was photographed. As other reviewers have stated, he is present and EVERYWHERE while not being noticed by many. My family keeps asking how he was able to capture so many moments when they don't ever remember him being nearby - exactly what we wanted!

We received our pictures THREE days after our wedding and were able to view them online. Shortly after that we received a book of proofs that is really handy to look at when you don't want to keep referring to the online album. And there are TONS of pictures. I don't know how we are ever going to pick our favorites, but I love having so many to choose from.

In short: Eli is the best photographer for a wedding or event. For a very good price you get all the benefits of a professional, experienced, excellent photographer. You will not be disappointed.
I cannot say enough about the amazing experience my husband and I had with Eli as our photographer for our wedding. He is Read more...
I cannot say enough about the amazing experience my husband and I had with Eli as our photographer for our wedding. He is professional, flexible, fun, and personable. We did an engagement shoot with him (included in the wedding fee) in San Francisco and it was one of the most fun days that my husband and I had leading up to our wedding. Those pictures turned out wonderfully and Eli made them into a guest book for our wedding day. Our guests are still talking about how amazing that book turned out. I know that we will treasure it for years to come. Before the wedding Eli went to scout out the wedding event space and surrounding areas so he would know exactly where to take my husband and I for portraits. On our wedding day Eli was there bright and early to take pictures of the venue, event space, and the "getting ready" scenes. He was unobtrusive but caught many of the intimate moments that I was hoping to capture. Eli is truly present with the bride and groom and makes you (and everyone else) feel comfortable the entire day. He pinned boutonnieres and even helped to bustle my dress all while making sure every sweet, funny, and important moment was photographed. As other reviewers have stated, he is present and EVERYWHERE while not being noticed by many. My family keeps asking how he was able to capture so many moments when they don't ever remember him being nearby - exactly what we wanted!

We received our pictures THREE days after our wedding and were able to view them online. Shortly after that we received a book of proofs that is really handy to look at when you don't want to keep referring to the online album. And there are TONS of pictures. I don't know how we are ever going to pick our favorites, but I love having so many to choose from.

In short: Eli is the best photographer for a wedding or event. For a very good price you get all the benefits of a professional, experienced, excellent photographer. You will not be disappointed. Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
9/10/2015
5.0/5.0
A definite 5 out of 5 - I would have rated higher if I could! Eli was amazing, he captured our wedding day beautifully. He was friendly, professional, experienced and had all the top notch equipment. The day was a whirl wind and absolutely flew past so it was such a treat to receive the photos from Eli a few days later and relive all the wonderful moments. He was able to strike the perfect balance between formal shots of the wedding party and informal relaxed ones of the guests and goings on.
A definite 5 out of 5 - I would have rated higher if I could! Eli was amazing, he captured our wedding day beautifully. He Read more...
A definite 5 out of 5 - I would have rated higher if I could! Eli was amazing, he captured our wedding day beautifully. He was friendly, professional, experienced and had all the top notch equipment. The day was a whirl wind and absolutely flew past so it was such a treat to receive the photos from Eli a few days later and relive all the wonderful moments. He was able to strike the perfect balance between formal shots of the wedding party and informal relaxed ones of the guests and goings on. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
5 starts doesn't do Eli justice. He is professional, fun and is literally EVERYWHERE, during the day without you noticing. My husband hates taking pictures so while we were looking for a photographer, we decided we needed three things. 1. That we'd get great pictures (obviously). 2. That since we weren't getting a videographer, we wanted the pictures to tell the story of the day as it happened. And 3. That we would have no idea where he was while taking pictures so we'd get the truest pictures for the day.

With Eli, we got all three. While we got formal pictures of the families and groups, we also got truly wonderful candid shots that I'm confident wouldn't have been possible if he'd been in front of people trying to capture them. He was everywhere at once, capturing every moment throughout the day, and no one knew until we got the pictures back.
We didn't need engagement pictures, so Eli came to the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner instead. A seriously fantastic idea... if you don't do engagement shots (or win an hour or photography at a raffle like we did and don't need them...), this is a great alternative that Eli offered for us. This way, we didn't have to worry about taking pictures ourselves, or making sure someone else had to worry about it and didn't enjoy themselves. Eli could stealthily run around taking pictures of everything for us, and everyone could enjoy themselves all evening and the following day. On the day of the wedding, he showed up in the morning while we were doing hair and makeup in the hotel. He then met us at the venue (warning us of traffic before we left) and took even more pictures. He was there all day long. He listened to the requests for the few pictures I knew I wanted, and I gave him artistic license otherwise. I was not disappointed. We got thousands of pictures and a book with all of them. We also got our pictures less than two weeks after our wedding. Two weeks!!
Thank you so much Eli!!!
5 starts doesn't do Eli justice. He is professional, fun and is literally EVERYWHERE, during the day without you noticing. Read more...
5 starts doesn't do Eli justice. He is professional, fun and is literally EVERYWHERE, during the day without you noticing. My husband hates taking pictures so while we were looking for a photographer, we decided we needed three things. 1. That we'd get great pictures (obviously). 2. That since we weren't getting a videographer, we wanted the pictures to tell the story of the day as it happened. And 3. That we would have no idea where he was while taking pictures so we'd get the truest pictures for the day.

With Eli, we got all three. While we got formal pictures of the families and groups, we also got truly wonderful candid shots that I'm confident wouldn't have been possible if he'd been in front of people trying to capture them. He was everywhere at once, capturing every moment throughout the day, and no one knew until we got the pictures back.
We didn't need engagement pictures, so Eli came to the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner instead. A seriously fantastic idea... if you don't do engagement shots (or win an hour or photography at a raffle like we did and don't need them...), this is a great alternative that Eli offered for us. This way, we didn't have to worry about taking pictures ourselves, or making sure someone else had to worry about it and didn't enjoy themselves. Eli could stealthily run around taking pictures of everything for us, and everyone could enjoy themselves all evening and the following day. On the day of the wedding, he showed up in the morning while we were doing hair and makeup in the hotel. He then met us at the venue (warning us of traffic before we left) and took even more pictures. He was there all day long. He listened to the requests for the few pictures I knew I wanted, and I gave him artistic license otherwise. I was not disappointed. We got thousands of pictures and a book with all of them. We also got our pictures less than two weeks after our wedding. Two weeks!!
Thank you so much Eli!!! Read less
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k
Wedding:
8/15/2015
5.0/5.0
We are happy we chose Eli as the photographer for our wedding. The pictures turned out great and captured our wedding day perfectly. Eli was very easy to work with and responded quickly to our questions via email and phone. On our wedding day, he was prompt, kept us on schedule and captured great moments of our family and friends. One thing that made our wedding memorable was working with great vendors and people like Eli. We highly recommend him and will refer him to our friends and family.
We are happy we chose Eli as the photographer for our wedding. The pictures turned out great and captured our wedding day Read more...
We are happy we chose Eli as the photographer for our wedding. The pictures turned out great and captured our wedding day perfectly. Eli was very easy to work with and responded quickly to our questions via email and phone. On our wedding day, he was prompt, kept us on schedule and captured great moments of our family and friends. One thing that made our wedding memorable was working with great vendors and people like Eli. We highly recommend him and will refer him to our friends and family. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
11/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Eli is absolutely incredible! Not only did he take the most amazing photographs of our wedding, but he is unbelievably easy to work with. He was unobtrusive during the reception and got great candids as well as beautiful family portraits. Eli has an amazing eye for finding the perfect backdrop and was able to make our wedding photo session fun, enjoyable, and especially efficient. Thank you Eli for helping make our day unforgettable!
Eli is absolutely incredible! Not only did he take the most amazing photographs of our wedding, but he is unbelievably Read more...
Eli is absolutely incredible! Not only did he take the most amazing photographs of our wedding, but he is unbelievably easy to work with. He was unobtrusive during the reception and got great candids as well as beautiful family portraits. Eli has an amazing eye for finding the perfect backdrop and was able to make our wedding photo session fun, enjoyable, and especially efficient. Thank you Eli for helping make our day unforgettable! Read less
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Scott
Wedding:
11/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Eli was a true expert!! We couldn't have asked for a better photographer. His quality of work truly showed in our engagement and wedding photos. He captured our special day in the best way!! We HIGHLY recommend him for any occasion!
Eli was a true expert!! We couldn't have asked for a better photographer. His quality of work truly showed in our Read more...
Eli was a true expert!! We couldn't have asked for a better photographer. His quality of work truly showed in our engagement and wedding photos. He captured our special day in the best way!! We HIGHLY recommend him for any occasion! Read less
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Casey
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I knew Eli from working with him over the years at Wente Vineyards. He was a no brainer choice when deciding who to select as our photographer for our big day. Eli took us to Napa for our engagement shoot and made us feel so comfortable, made us laugh, and took some amazing pictures for us. He then turned our photos into an awesome guest book for people to sign at our wedding.

I had quite a few props that I wanted to use (thanks Pinterest!) during both the engagement and wedding shoots, and Eli was accommodating, patient and helped me get the photos that I wanted. He has an eye for dramatic shots and uses lots of natural landscape and various angles to capture amazing photos!

Though there never seems like there is enough time for photos on your wedding day, Eli helped us stay on track and captured the photos we so desired. I would recommend him time and time again!
My fiancé and I knew Eli from working with him over the years at Wente Vineyards. He was a no brainer choice when deciding Read more...
My fiancé and I knew Eli from working with him over the years at Wente Vineyards. He was a no brainer choice when deciding who to select as our photographer for our big day. Eli took us to Napa for our engagement shoot and made us feel so comfortable, made us laugh, and took some amazing pictures for us. He then turned our photos into an awesome guest book for people to sign at our wedding.

I had quite a few props that I wanted to use (thanks Pinterest!) during both the engagement and wedding shoots, and Eli was accommodating, patient and helped me get the photos that I wanted. He has an eye for dramatic shots and uses lots of natural landscape and various angles to capture amazing photos!

Though there never seems like there is enough time for photos on your wedding day, Eli helped us stay on track and captured the photos we so desired. I would recommend him time and time again! Read less
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Bonnie
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Eli professionally and gracefully captured all of the special moments during our engagement, wedding and reception. His photographs were absolutely beautiful! I had such a great time looking through them and trying my best to narrow it down to my favorites. Eli made us feel comfortable from the beginning which really shows in the sincerity reflected in our photos. The engagement album / wedding guest book was stunning and filled with heartfelt comments from our closest friends and family. The wedding album he put together was AMAZING - it's like having a video of the entire day in a book. And lastly, his flexibility with his package options was greatly appreciated. We couldn't have asked for more. THANK YOU!
Eli professionally and gracefully captured all of the special moments during our engagement, wedding and reception. His Read more...
Eli professionally and gracefully captured all of the special moments during our engagement, wedding and reception. His photographs were absolutely beautiful! I had such a great time looking through them and trying my best to narrow it down to my favorites. Eli made us feel comfortable from the beginning which really shows in the sincerity reflected in our photos. The engagement album / wedding guest book was stunning and filled with heartfelt comments from our closest friends and family. The wedding album he put together was AMAZING - it's like having a video of the entire day in a book. And lastly, his flexibility with his package options was greatly appreciated. We couldn't have asked for more. THANK YOU! Read less
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davina
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Eli and his wife were so great. They made me feel so comfortable on the most emotional day of my life. Even the pictures of me crying look pretty. Such a wonderful couple.
Eli and his wife were so great. They made me feel so comfortable on the most emotional day of my life. Even the pictures Read more...
Eli and his wife were so great. They made me feel so comfortable on the most emotional day of my life. Even the pictures of me crying look pretty. Such a wonderful couple. Read less
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