Benicia Photographer - San Francisco Bay Area
My name is Brady Thomas, and I’m a photographer in Benicia, California.
I specialize in beautiful fine art portraits that often look like paintings, effective contemporary headshots and well crafted personal branding business images, and legacy pet and equestrian portraiture. I offer custom portrait experiences to celebrate women, men, couples, maternity, boudoir, pre-wedding bridal, dancers, high school seniors, children, families, pets, horses. I am happy to travel to your home for pet photography, and certainly to your barn for equestrian portraits.
A contemporary or vintage portrait experience with me is a pampering, transformative, and often empowering process. We begin with a pre-shoot consultation to discuss your goals and photography wishes, choose wardrobe and jewelry from your collection or mine, confirm your preferences for beautiful hair and make-up, and list preparations for your custom photo session. What we're doing, really, is collaborating on a Vanity Fair style shoot, featuring you!
On the day of your shoot, you are greeted with light noshes and your favorite sips, and go right into your custom make-over. I cheerfully guide you through a high end, magazine style photoshoot, coaching you on poses and flattering body angles that change with beautiful backgrounds, furnishings, props and fabrics, and top of the line soft lighting. We've got your back! My team and I are here to support and celebrate you, and I endeavor to create a fun, memorable experience resulting in the best photographs you have ever seen of yourself. These are images that you and your family will love now, and that your great grandchildren will hang in their homes.
Headshots and Personal Branding
Both headshot and personal branding sessions begin with a complimentary pre-shoot consultation. I want to know about you, your business, your product or service, and your best clients. This enables me to construct a custom experience and targeted look, using lighting and backdrops that not only showcase the personality of you and your business, but speak to your potential clients.
My team and I thoughtfully capture candid moments between you and your horse, as well as beautifully posed portraits and landscapes. We are adept at working together to photograph classic portraits of your horse alone, as well as some great images for you of your horse at liberty. We can provide all of these on one of our equestrian photoshoots.
HorseBride is a favorite photoshoot for a woman and her horse. I have been a wedding photographer for over ten years, and a horsewoman for half my life. I am drawn to making images that combine the feminine shape and soft texture of a flowing wedding dress with the strength and shiny, curved lines of a horse. (You needn’t have a wedding dress to ask us to photograph you and your horse, but do consider a gossamer long dress for one look… it just works!)
Serving the Greater Bay Area, Northern, and Central California.
Although we’re based in Benicia, in the San Francisco Bay Area, we serve all of Northern and Central California for pet and equestrian photo sessions on location. We serve across the state in cities like Alameda, American Canyon, Antioch, Benicia, Berkeley, Brentwood, Calistoga, Castro Valley, Carmel, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Davis, Discovery Bay, Dublin, El Cerrito, Fairfax, Fairfield, Fremont, Glen Ellen, Healdsburg, Half Moon Bay, Hayward, Hercules, Humboldt, Kensington, Kenwood, Lafayette, Larkspur, Livermore, Los Gatos, Marin, Martinez, Monterey, Moraga, Napa, Novato, Oakland, Oakley, Orinda, Palo Alto, Petaluma, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Point Reyes, Portola, Rancho Murrieta, Richmond, Ross, Saint Helena, San Anselmo, San Francisco, San Jose, San Leandro, San Pablo, San Rafael, San Ramon, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, Saratoga, Sausalito, Sonoma, Stinson Beach, Tassajara, Vacaville, Walnut Creek, Woodside, Yosemite, and Yountville.