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Ethan R.
Hayward, CA
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5.0
11 Years of experience

Gaming and cooking are my two biggest hobbies. I would consider photography a hobby, but it's a darn fun job. I love baseball, football, water sports, hiking. I'm an open book, I love sharing experiences and stories with people. Knowledge is power. Meeting new people and capturing the best in people is what drives my photography.

Awards, honors and recognition

VIEWBUG PHOTOGRAPHER COMMUNITY Won Peer Choice Award November, 2017 Won Contest Finalist in Black And White Textures Photo Contest September, 2017 Won Featured May, 2017 Won Contest Finalist in Isolating The Subject Photo Contest April, 2017 Won Contest Finalist in Composing with Textures Photo Contest March, 2017 Won Member Selection Award December, 2016 Won Summer Selection July, 2016

A fun fact about me

I worked on a commercial crab boat for an entire season, while photographing the trip. It's the hardest work I have ever done.

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Equipment & Languages

Languages Spoken:

English

Camera:

Canon 5D mark 3, Canon 1D Mark 4

Lenses:

16-35mm, 24-105mm, 70-200mm, On camera flash, tripod, portrait lights.

I am good with…

Children

Large Groups

Capturing Emotions

Suggesting Poses

Breaking the Ice

My Portfolio Select a shoot type to preview more photos.

Family

10 photos

Event

10 photos

Children

10 photos

Corporate

10 photos

Headshots

11 photos

Real Estate

11 photos

Maternity

10 photos

Engagement

11 photos

Reviews

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5.0

Reviews from other sites

  • Lauren W.

    From Yelp

    We had Ethan do our family portraits for Christmas 2019. Ethan was on time (and even got there early to scout some places at the location) and super efficient! It was 2 adults and 1 puppy. He was able to get our pup to sit still and look at the camera MULTIPLE times, which is something we still haven't been able to master... The turn around time to getting the photos was SO QUICK and they turned out amazing. He got so many great shots of us, it was hard to choose which one to send out in our card! I would definitely recommend Ethan to anyone and plan on using him again.

  • Debra W.

    From Yelp

    We highly recommend Righter Portraits for all your Photo needs!


    We met Ethan of Righter Portraits through a referral from a Venue Photographer where our adult children hosted our 30th Years Vow Renewal & Wedding Anniversary celebration. We believe nothing happens by accident, Ethan was heaven sent!


    The day of our event, he arrived before us! Our family immediately fell in love with Ethan's warm, charming, kind, caring, but extremely professional and confident personality. Ethan captured every special moment and more, he went above and beyond to grasp the ambience of this event and what it meant to us. He captured moments and scenery that we would have definitely missed. Thanks to Righter Portraits we have lifetime memories not only for us, but our legacy. Ethan, thank you for making our day special!


    Righter Portraits turned the photos around in less than 24 hours and we were impressed; every photo came out vivid and beautiful. No need for retouching. Ethan is an amazing gift to the industry!


    Our family has adopted Righter Portraits & Ethan as our new family photographer!


    Again, we highly recommend Righter Portraits for all your Photo needs!

  • Reem C.

    From Yelp

    This company is amazing and Ethan is fantastic. He was incredibly patient with my three kids ages 8, 5 and three. The way I found him was, he was the school photographer for my son's school portraits. I hated the pictures that my other kids had taken at their schools. I called Ethan and he was nice enough to accommodate my very hectic schedule.

    You know when you are looking for the kind of photographer who knows how to photograph kids, this is where you need to go. Thank you so much for a fantastic experience.

  • Chris B.

    From Yelp

    Ethan Righter at Righter Portraits is a true professional!


    A few weeks ago Ethan met up with me to take my first professional headshots for my new career in real estate and I couldn't have been more happy with the process and the results!


    The photo shoot took about an hour or so, and never did it once feel like it was just another job for him. Great overall experience! Thanks Ethan!

  • Laura M.

    From Yelp

    Ethan did a fantastic job with our family portraits! I loved the location and he knew all the good places to get the right lighting and background. My 18 month old son was being very reserved. Ethan tried everything to get him to smile but my son was stone faced. It got my husband and I laughing pretty hard though and eventually we got a few small smiles from my son too. I was impressed with Ethan's patience throughout it though and the effort he put into it.

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