Hi, I'm Micaela. I love to tell visual stories.
I am a portrait photographer living and working in the Bay Area, and have been photographing people here in California, across the country, and abroad since 2008. My main focus is to keep my images organic and authentic. I’m interested in what is real. I love natural light, natural expressions, candid moments, and subtle details.
Here’s a list:
Watching my dog sleep
Cherry ice cream
Rupaul’s Drag Race
Learning to paint
Having 10 bottles of nail polish that are variations of the same color and I don’t really even wear nail polish nowadays
Tuca & Bertie
America by Simon & Garfunkle
Golden Buddha on Aborn Rd.
Notebooks, half filled
0.9mm lead because I press too hard when I write
Pops of bold color
My mom’s chicken adobo
Wedding coverage starts at $2000; elopements and city hall weddings start at $1500. Inquire with me here.
Portrait and lifestyle sessions start at $450. Sessions include all edited photos in a gallery where your images can be downloaded directly. Book your session here.
Marketing & Corporate
For pricing information or to discuss a specific project, you can contact me here or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Micaela is a gem. She is an incredibly gifted photographer who has a keen eye and unique ability to capture not only the image but the emotionality of the experience. She was patient and kind and amazing to work with. I couldn't recommend her more highly." - Simone S.
"I've had many major life events captured by Micaela and I am so thankful she shares her talents! From my engagement shoot, to wedding, to sister's wedding, to my baby's first month, 1st year and 2nd year! I've asked her to capture all of it and every single photo is one I cherish. FULLY 100% recommend her services. From A-Z, the quality and attention to detail & thoughtfulness shines through. Happy to share my experience too :)" - Ngan F.
"Micaela has been there for a lot of my personal milestones. We have had the honor of working with her as our photographer for the following sessions: engagement, wedding, maternity, and baby month/year. She is very flexible and down-to-earth. We had specific and multiple locations/outfits for each shoot, but she made it all happen with no complaints. For some reason, I always find myself sweaty during the shoots, not because of nervousness, but because I’d be laughing so much through each session. Micaela has a knack for making you feel comfortable with her sense of humor. Not only is she great to work with, but her work is beautiful. If I could describe her style, I would say that it is natural, warm, and simply classic.
For my wedding, she worked very well in collaboration with the videographer to capture some amazing shots as seen in the jumping group picture. She knows how to balance between giving direction and letting her clients do what’s comfortable for them, which makes for more genuine and candid looking pictures.
Overall, I would recommend her to anyone wanting to capture ANY special moment." - Dianne R.
"My partner and I recently applied for adoption and we thought what a better way to get our faces smiling then having a professional photo shoot. We arrived at a park not knowing what to expect, but we brought many outfits and our two dogs!!! They worked great with the two of us and our dogs. We were all smiles and the dog shots, which we thought were going to be the hardest, were the first ones done and so simple.
They knew what to do and without hesitation we were shooting away and all done. All the shots came out great and we used almost all of them for our page and our adoption counselors loved them as well. I highly recommend them and know they can make any photo session a success." - Daniel P.
"Micaela took our first family photos as a family of four. They turned out beautifully. She has such an amazing eye and she's very patient, needless to say she's the only photographer we will ever work with." - Jennifer D.
Intel, Home Sweet Flowers, Bemusic.al, Jabil, Mashable, Reflektive, Stanford University Pre-Collegiate Studies, Coursera