Frequently Asked Questions.

Yes. Our creative team is based in San Francisco and Oakland, California. We regularly photograph projects for clients throughout the USA and all over the world. Have Cameras + Will Travel. Everywhere on Earth.
Yes. We can scale the size of our creative team to meet the needs of any project. We can provide multiple photographers, production managers, on-site digital editors, photo assistants, stylists, and additional personnel to meet your project’s needs.
Yes. Our instant same-day rush delivery is ideal for social media, press release, media use, and publication deadlines that simply can’t wait until tomorrow. Our on-site digital editor will coordinate with your marketing, publication, or media team. We will curate, edit, and deliver images to you in near real-time as the photographs are created. *A digital editor is required for same-day instant delivery. This extra person on our creative team can be included in any photo package.
Drew Bird and our creative team have more than 10 years experience producing photo stories for clients all over the world. Our clientele include brands, corporations, philanthropic foundations, magazines, news agencies, yoga studios, motion picture studios, outdoor adventure clothing brands, boutique coffee roasters, universities, NBA Franchises, independent schools, advertising agencies, branding firms, non-profit organizations, government agencies, record labels, book publishers, and business in search of powerful and unique photography. See our client list below.
Storytelling is the currency of our style. We create visual photo stories for our clients so that they can have powerful images to tell their story to the world (or whoever their target audience might be).

Our style is natural and genuine including a blend of photojournalism, lifestyle, editorial, and documentary style photography. The images we create will be authentic and always aim to embody the character, energy, and essence of the experience.

We also have a unique style for creating powerful portraits, professional headshots, editorial portraits, executive portraits, and for personal branding photography. Our team also has many years of experience creating more stylized photos for advertising and marketing clients and for food photography and product photography projects.

Yes, we have an incredible collection of off-camera flash equipment, light modifiers, light reflectors, and other lighting gear that help us to create any type of lighting profile needed to fit the project.

Yes. We have an incredible mobile headshot and portrait setup that we can bring to your offices to do executive portraits and professional headshots for your team, employees, and staff. We’ll bring lights with us. We can choose either a blank studio backdrop or a nice architectural feature (more natural and modern) blurred out background. Learn more about our corporate Headshots and Portraits services here.

Yes. Absolutely. We have resumed a full photo schedule and we have developed some very comprehensive safety protocols based on the guidelines provided by the best available science from The State of California, The Centers For Disease Control, and the World Health Organization. Some of these guidelines include:

  • Pre-screening of all participants prior to the photo date(s)
  • Everyone must wear facemasks at all times when on site (exceptions made for those being photographed, of course)
  • Practice social distancing at all times whenever possible
  • Frequent hand sanitizing and washing
  • Frequent disinfecting of all surfaces on site
  • Air purifiers and ventilation for any indoor projects
  • Limiting the number of people inside same room at any one time
  • Please ask us for the full list of protocols (there are more)

Yes. We have two incredible cinematic video teams for both production and video editing. Our crew size can be customized to match any production needs. Most of our clients combine still photography and video services for the same project. Our video storytelling services can include storyboarding and pre-production planning, b-roll, audio and interviews, custom lighting, and aerial drone footage. Here are a couple of links to recent video production projects:

Every project is unique. Get in touch with us for a custom quote. We’ll set up a complimentary consultation in order to better understand your project and to put together a custom proposal. 

Yes, we do photo storytelling for independent schools, private schools, and universities. We normally provide these education clients with a type of lifestyle and documentary style photography to create a powerful collection of day-in-the-life style images that the schools then use for their own marketing, advertising, recruitment, fundraising, and as an historical archive. We have an entirely separate website for education photography services.

Yes. For our bigger projects, we often arrive on-site a day early to meet the client’s creative team, do a walk through of the project or event site, to procure any credentials or badges, and to set up our editing room (if part of the project). Arriving a day early for pre-planning can be added into any project.

And yes, we also provide location scouting. We can add location scouting days into any project package, depending on your needs.
Final edited images are nearly always delivered via a digital download link sent to you via email.

Culling, editing, and optimizing of RAW files into final deliverable JPGs is a huge part of the creative storytelling process and is also very time intensive. For most projects, we will spend roughly 2 hours in post-production for every 1 hour of active photography time. So, a project that involved 10 hours of photography time will require roughly 20 hours of computer time to finish the photo story.

Editing and delivery timelines are customized based on the needs of your project. If you choose standard delivery: most projects have a turn around time of approximately two weeks. But this does depend on the scale of the project.

We also offer rush delivery options (next day, third day, etc.).

If you choose our Instant Same Day delivery and include an on-site editor, we’ll be able to deliver finished images to you in near real-time.
our clients
Smithsonian logo
Apple logo
Adobe logo
Center for Biological Diversity logo
Google logo
Aflac logo
Golden State Warriors logo from photo essay about the 2017 Championship Parade in San Francisco.
Turner Duckworth logo
Bulleit Bourbon logo
Uber logo
Oracle Open World logo
Heising-Simmons logo
Redbreast Irish Whiskey logo
Salesforce logo
more clients

New York University

Science Magazine (AAAS)

Left Coast Power Yoga

MGM Las Vegas

Moscone Center

Ridge Merino

Langham Sydney


General Electric


Gilead Sciences

Quirk Creative



Essie Justice Group

Visit Oakland

Curve Magazine

Code For America

Grace Potter

Capital One

Cvent Connect

Corepower Yoga

Cisco Live


Facing History And Ourselves

Duke University

City of San Francisco

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Let’s create a photo story together. Contact us with a description of your project and potential dates. We’ll set up a complimentary consultation in order to better understand your project needs.