Drew Bird Photography is a wedding photography company based in Oakland, California that regularly photographs for clients throughout California, all over the USA, and world-wide. The owner, Drew Bird, is an award winning photographer who loves adventure, being in the natural world, and creating visual stories with clients. On your wedding day, he will create a masterpiece visual story of your wedding celebration. He would love to chat more with you about your story and wedding plans.
At Drew Bird Photography, Drew’s photography style is often described as genuine, authentic, visionary, and photojournalistic. He offers a variety of wedding photography services and packages that can be tailored to match most wedding plans. From intimate micro weddings and elopements to really big multiple day celebrations and destination weddings, if you are looking for gorgeous photo storytelling of your wedding Drew Bird is a great choice. Most wedding collections feature pre-planning, engagement sessions, a private online gallery, editing services, and digital files with printing rights. More optional add-ons include additional photographers, destination travel weddings, adventure sessions, photos for welcome parties, day after the wedding sessions, fine art custom designed photo albums, wall art prints, and more.
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Eve F. · Married on 07/07/2019
Highly recommend Drew for a photojournalistic style
I am so glad we hired Drew to photograph our wedding and rehearsal dinner last summer. We couldn't be happier with the photo story he created. We chose Drew because of his strong background in photojournalism. I love the way he shot candid moments that showed the emotions of the day. He did a great job capturing the key parts of all of our Jewish traditions. When we were taking portraits, he gave us simple directions that put us at ease. The portraits turned out looking relatively natural, not overly staged. Drew was friendly, easy-going, and unobtrusive. I love seeing the photos around our home every day. Thank you, Drew!Sent on 06/05/2020
Drew Bird Photography's reply:Hey Eve! Thanks so much for the lovely review. We had such a great time creating a photo story with you and Elad. The photo story from your Mountain Terrace (Woodside, CA) celebration is definitely one of our favorites from last year.
Barrett · Married on 04/07/2018
Drew's talent in creating photo stories is obvious but I'm happy to report that he's also a one in a million person. He is the type of guy you might meet randomly on vacation and then become best friends for a week. This may not seem like an important consideration in choosing a photographer but I would argue that this trait is the most crucial component in the quality of Drew's work. He works diligently to integrate into whatever scene he's capturing in a way I can't quite recall witnessing in other photographers. We were incredibly pleased to see the rapport we had felt with Drew immediately extended to our guests. So not only did we love our photos, but many of our guests ended up with great keepsakes too.
Given how many travel jobs Drew has, we were also impressed with the excellent communication that was provided in advance of our event. And the turn around on our project was well within what we were quoted.
Drew is professional, talented, thoughtful, creative and incredibly easy to work with. I would highly recommend hiring him. Who knows, he might even throw a few surf tips in for free!
Sent on 07/05/2018
Krista · Married on 11/05/2017
My (now) husband and I got married on November 5, 2017, and we were so happy to have Drew Bird as our photographer. Drew is an amazing photojournalist who I've had the pleasure of working with before when the organization I work for was rebuilding our website (his portfolio extends far beyond weddings), so I had already seen first-hand how his calm and friendly personality could help people feel comfortable in front of a camera.
Photography was very important to us as far as our wedding planning went, and we knew we wanted our pictures to tell a story of the day and how everyone was feeling, so Drew was the perfect fit. We greatly appreciated his willingness to work within our budget, and it was nice knowing we had someone of his caliber handling such an important part of our day.
An added plus was that Drew was already familiar with our wedding venue (Deer Park Villa), which is known for it's beautiful redwood grove where we had our ceremony. It ended up being a gorgeous day, and he handled any challenges posed by the sun shining through and shadows from the trees with ease. He was also able to get photos from various angles even though he was working on his own that day - like he was in multiple places at the same time! He was really good at being stealthy and unobtrusive during the ceremony and reception (unlike our videographers who were unfortunately not as experienced), and it was really evident in the candidness of the photos of all of our guests - we loved it! Our whole wedding party had positive things to say about working with him.
We would highly recommend Drew Bird Photography for any of your photo story-telling needs. Drew's professionalism and talent speaks for itself, and we'll forever treasure the photos that captured our memories from such a special day!Sent on 01/28/2018
Team of Drew Bird Photography
I love telling stories with photographs. When photographing a wedding I aim to capture authentic and unscripted expressions of beauty, love, and human connection.
I was drawn to photography primarily because of the power of still images. Well made photographs have the capacity to preserve our most cherished memories — shared experiences with the people we love.
Your wedding celebration will likely include the most important people in your life. The photos that we create together will become a time capsule and a family heirloom for your own memories and to pass on to future generations.
Moments are fragile. My relaxed personality helps people to feel comfortable allowing moments to thrive. Organic and natural moments will be the essence of your photo story.
With over ten years of experience, my team and I have developed a method and approach that enables us to document the action in a way that you and your guests will barely notice our presence.
A question I often get asked at weddings is “how do you know the couple?” My easygoing nature and friendly rapport with everyone leads many guests to assume I’ve been friends with the couple for ages and perhaps I’m simply another guest (who also has a camera and loves photography).
Acceptance as part of the inner circle gives me access and helps establish trust. This enables me and my team to get close to the action and to document artistically without being a distraction.
We have photographed weddings and other projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area where I live, all over the world, and in nearly every state across the USA.
If you want your wedding photos to embody the energy, passion, character and love of you and your family and friends, let’s chat more. If you love photographs that tell a story and express the true beauty of unscripted, genuine moments – I’d love to hear from you.