The 10 Best Commercial Photographers in San Jose

Stunning images are a must for any successful marketing campaign. Not only does the company need to put its best face forward, but the right image can also inspire, drive sales, and create trust. Whether you are looking for an editorial-style shoot or professional headshots, these San Jose commercial photographers all understand that on an intuitive level. They will help you ensure your brand’s message gets across. 

1. Tri Nguyen

Working throughout the Bay Area, Tri Nguyen has made a name for himself in commercial photography. In fact, his work is so lauded that he’s on prominent magazine covers, the advertising campaign photographer for Adobe, and artist-of-choice for local fitness brands. He combines high-definition gloss with a lifestyle flair for work that is inspirational — ideal for marketing. Thriving in a collaborative environment, Tri loves to take his client’s ideas and expand them into more than they could imagine. For creative portraits with a perfectionist eye or an exquisitely crafted product shoot, Tri is our top choice of all the San Jose commercial photographers. 

2. Atlas Studios

This San Jose commercial photographers collective, led by photographer Marcus Araiza, are all experts in branding and rebranding. Their versatility and willingness to try new things show throughout their work — artsy portraits, corporate headshots, marketing campaigns — each has the mark of professionalism you’d expect from a studio at this level. With their branding knowledge, they can guide you into what makes a successful photograph and perhaps, more importantly, will give you what you need for your image to sell. They also offer other branding services, including graphic design, to create a consistent brand voice–true experts here. 

3. Studio Lovejoy

Nick Lovejoy is one of those San Jose commercial photographers who, throughout his long career, has experimented with many different genres and brings them together in unique and unexpected ways. His wedding and portrait experience gives him an eye for real moments that he brings into his commercial photos, giving them heart and soul — a lifestyle meets commercial photography feel. His product shoots bely his technical skill — clean lighting, high definition editing, and minimalist styling- focuses on your product. Nick is a perfect choice if you want a photographer who can get a message across in one photo series. 

4. Agnieszka Jakubowicz

Agnieszka Jakubowicz has an eye for elegance and minimalism that she wields wisely within the interiors she shoots. We love her clean lines and the feeling of movement she cultivates throughout her portfolio. Her eye for what to include and leave is that of a fine artist. Unlike many San Jose commercial photographers, she offers no superfluous details and simple compositions. She is the perfect pick if you have a Scandinavian or modern aesthetic and want to showcase your architecture or interior design prowess. The styles are a match made in heaven. 

5. John Kaemmerling

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Priding himself on his longevity in the area and creative direction, San Jose commercial photographer John Kaemmerling has been wowing clients since 1997. With so much experience behind the lens, it’s no wonder that he offers all you can dream of for a product shoot. He has a fully equipped studio space, detailed knowledge of local locations, full shoot coordination, including makeup, wardrobe, and print services. Not only that, but his professional editing will take the shot to the next level.

6. Peter Lyons

Peter Lyons brings his refined eye to everything he shoots, adding extra oomph to residential interiors and commercial shoots. He knows when to add a human element to keep it from feeling too sterile and make a corporate photo feel friendly. He’s worked with clients throughout the Bay Area, including car dealerships, medical offices, design firms, and the Marin County Fire Department. If you want photos of your space, burnished to a high shine, he’s a great choice. 

7. The Hands On Studio

Kyle Chesser has been a San Jose commercial photographer since 1996. In that time, not only has he gained valuable advertising photography experience, he has surrounded himself with talented production professionals to make your shoot run flawlessly. The full Hands On experience and Kyle’s long career have given them a stellar reputation with diverse clients, including national brands Westfield and Lexus to local brand Willow Street Pizza. His clients all have something in common — a discerning eye and an unwillingness to settle for less than the best. 

8. Bhupesh Patel

Bhupesh Patel has an impressive amount of shoots under his belt—over one thousand residential listings and one hundred hotels and counting. Prominent brands, including Holiday Inn Express, have trusted him to showcase their properties and invite people inside. He is a lighting master who can render even a dimly lit interior as cozy. He also uses the latest editing software to make architecture pop. His images are clean and high-dynamic-range, making them ideal as marketing images, with no dimly lit corners here. 

9. Eddie Ostrowski

Eddie Ostrowski knows what makes a good photograph — the right light for the subject, an uncluttered composition — but adds his special magic for great photographs. By understanding what you want to accomplish with your campaign, he can more cleanly distill your message into a portrait or a brand shoot. Meticulously styled and thought out, his compositions are compelling, with distinct subjects and just enough background to tell a story — perhaps a mark of his fine artist’s heart. 

10. Lee Vang

Photos often make or break with property listings, if the photos are bad, you may have substantially less interest and lower offers, but if the photos are great, it makes your job of selling the property that much easier. If you need high-quality shots of your property for a real estate or Airbnb listing, Lee Vang is the commercial photographer you need in your life. As a licensed drone pilot, Lee can get sweeping shots of your home that others simply can’t, and he brings a similar exploratory vibe into his work on the ground too. If you need to sell your listing, give Lee a call. 

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