We specialize in climate photography and visual storytelling for media, online, and print publications. Captivating images to accompany written articles and stories. Our style is dynamic, natural, and wide-ranging including a blend of photojournalism, lifestyle, creative portraiture, architectural, and adventure still photography. 

Based in San Francisco and traveling world-wide.

Powerful climate photography
to tell your visual story.

Street Protest | Oakland, CA
Climate Change Story | Peru
Golden State Warriors NBA Championship
Urban Farming Story | New Orleans, LA

We create compelling and unique editorial photography that will engage your audience and help tell your visual story. We have produced and published editorial photography projects on a wide range of subjects including climate change, energy use, environmental issues, outdoor adventure sports, public demonstrations, social justice, science and public health, subcultures, art and performance, travel, sport culture, surfing, education, agriculture, live music, business culture, and politics. 

this is what
we specialize in.

editorial storytelling

Award Winning Documentary
Style Photography & Editorial Portraits

our experience
Person inside a clear inflatable ball being supported by a crowd at an event. Corporate event photography by San Francisco photographer Drew Bird.

Still images help to communicate a story that words alone cannot convey. Our creative team, led by Drew Bird, has more than ten years experience creating photo stories for clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, throughout the USA, and all over the world. Our clientele include magazines, newspapers, book publishers, media publications, corporations, brands, marketing agencies, movie productions, universities, and businesses in search of captivating still photography.

our clients
The Guardian logo
USA Today logo
Science Magazine logo
Golden State Warriors logo from photo essay about the 2017 Championship Parade in San Francisco.
Smithsonian Institution logo
Center for Biological Diversity logo
San Francisco Chronicle logo
St. Louis Magazine logo
Portland Monthly logo
Lufthansa logo
Visit Oakland logo. Visit Oakland has been a client of Drew Bird Photo, an Oakland and San Francisco based evebt photographer.
Visit San Jose logo
Duke Nicholas School of the Environment logo
New York University logo

getting started
with us is simple

We want to understand everything about your story and the assignment. To do this we have a straightforward process for connecting, creating proposals, planning, production, and for image delivery. Our attention to detail and customer service help to ensure the most compelling editorial photography to accompany your story, for your brand, and a stress-free experience from start to finish.

Woman with back turned to the camera singing to an audience seated at tables. Part of a corporate photography event, photographed by Drew Bird in San Francisco.

1. Get in touch

Inquire with us with a description of your project and potential photo dates and relevant publication deadlines. We’ll set up a complimentary consultation in order to better understand the project needs. Every project is unique. We will build you a custom proposal.

2. Discovery

Included with every project are multiple pre-planning meetings. We will work with your editorial, publication, and marketing teams to identify your photo needs and aesthetic. We will also do all the necessary research into the subject matter, culture, history, and context of the story we’ll be working on with you. Great images start with understanding. Site visits and location scouting are available for any project.

A mountain guide leads a pack horse with Ausangate tropical glacier in background in the mountains of Peru. San Francisco Editorial Photographer Drew Bird.
Photo of the San Francisco coast by photographer Drew Bird

3. create & share your story

During the creative phase we’ll use an assortment of photography techniques in order to create a body of images consistent with your aesthetic, as identified during the discovery phase. Our style is authentic and includes a combination photojournalism, lifestyle, creative portraiture, architectural, and adventure still photography. All images will be edited and optimized to match your project and publication needs. Image delivery happens via a secure proof gallery and digital download link.

same day

do you need finished
images in a hurry?

We’ve got you covered. We can include an on-site digital image editor as part of any storytelling package. Doing so will provide you with near real-time access to our editorial photography. Get your final images on the same-day and tell your story to the world, as it happens.

Uniformed police officer talking to a man wearing shorts and sandals next to the water. Editorial photography by Drew Bird Photo, a San Francisco based photographer.

Let’s Create
a Story together

Drew Bird and our storytelling team have more than ten years experience creating powerful and captivating images for clients and publications in the San Francisco Bay Area, throughout the USA, and all over the world. Our editorial photography style is dynamic, natural, and wide-ranging including a blend of photojournalism, lifestyle, creative portraits, architectural, and adventure still photography.

The foundation of your photo story will be rooted in an authentic and natural photojournalistic and lifestyle approach, capturing the essence of the subject matter in a robust, artistic, and honest way. Our creative team also provides editorial portraits, headshots, images of architecture, cityscapes and landscapes, and photos of important details that help to tell the story. Our visual storytelling is dynamic and a blend of many styles. The end result is powerful photography sure to engage your target audience.

The size of our photography and creative team can be scaled to match the size of any project. Whether we need to go small with a single photographer or if your project requires multiple photographers, digital editors, and photography assistants, we can custom tailor our team to meet your needs.
We are based in San Francisco, California and regularly photograph projects for clients all over the country and the world. Our passports are current and ready to go. Have Cameras. Will Travel.