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Gulsum N.
San Francisco, CA
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5.0
11 Years of experience

Hi! I'm Gulsum and I'm a photographer that specializes in shooting events, weddings, couples, portraits and food.

I always was amazed by people and their deep emotions and feelings, and I love photographing couples and collecting their stories.

And a beautiful nature as a background that cause people to be more natural in their expressions.

I believe that everyone has a story to tell, a story of their life or their love.

I would love to document your story and your personality through a camera

A fun fact about me

I love to travel, hiking, wilderness, traveled for many years in different countries, traveling inspired me to capture, to contemplate, to feel a moment

Equipment & Languages

Languages Spoken:

English and Russian

Camera:

Canon 5dmiv, Canon 6dmii

Lenses:

Canon 85mm f1.4, Canon 24-105mm f4, Sigma 35mm f1.4, Canon 24-70 f2.8, Canon 70-200 f4

I am good with…

Children

Large Groups

Capturing Emotions

Capturing Atmosphere

LGBTQ Community

Candid Moments

My Portfolio Select a shoot type to preview more photos.

Family

13 photos

Headshots

14 photos

Engagement

10 photos

Children

10 photos

Corporate

25 photos

Food

12 photos

Party

26 photos

Birthday

10 photos

Maternity

10 photos

Newborn

11 photos

Reviews

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5.0

Reviews from other sites

  • Shambu

    From Yelp

    We got married this year! It was South Indian traditional wedding. We were looking for a good photographer to take memorable photos. I initially called Gulsum photography to enquire all the details of the photography during wedding. Gulsum answered all questions and more so, she was very sweet on the phone! We decided to go ahead and book wedding photography with Gulsum. Photos taken by Gulsum came out incredibly beautiful! She created lifetime memories! Gulsum was very patient with us through out the session. Her picture quality, clarity and light adjustment was very well taken. We are so glad to have found her! Thank you and Best wishes to You Gulsum!

  • Olga

    From Yelp

    Working with Gulsum was a fantastic experience. She was patient and kind. I am very camera-shy and needed a photo for a book jacket. Gulsum made me feel relaxed and comfortable enough to take a variety of shots, from different angles, in different light conditions, and different background settings. At the end of the shoot, I had several photographs to choose from. Then, in the post-shoot editing process, she worked the image to remove all the imperfections from my face and setting to make the photo look just right for my website and for my book. It was an overall great experience and I am delighted with the results.

  • Yana

    From Yelp

    Gulsum was simply awesome as the photographer at my birthday party. She reached out before the event to work out the details and to better understand what I wanted. On the day of the event she was on time, working tirelessly for the duration of the event. My guests enjoyed interacting with her as well and had expressed how impressed they were with her professionalism. All of the photos turned out great! Posed and candid photos documented the event and all those who have attended. There were also several creative shots and tender moments between those present captured masterfully which had exceeded my expectations. Overall, a robust, rich, professional set of photos / memories to cherish for years to come. Thank you!

  • Livia

    From Yelp

    We had the pleasure to work with Gulsum for our wedding. She WAS PHENOMENAL. She was so easy to work with. We wanted to meet with her prior to our day and she was so easy going. The day of the wedding she was very punctual and took the most beautiful pictures of us. We are so happy with her work. We even asked her to stay longer and she was wonderful about it. She is very friendly and sweet and a true professional. I can go on and on and on but it's better for you to find out for yourselves. You won't be disappointed.


    Thank you Gulsum for capturing one of the most beautiful and important day of our lives.

  • Jana

    From Yelp

    Gulsum captured so many beautiful moments at our company Holiday Party--so many great photographs! She was easy to work, makes people feel relaxed and has a great eye. Highly recommend!

  • Yana

    From Facebook

    Gulsum is an amazing photographer, very easy to work with! She knows tons of interesting locations in the city and the best time of the day to make your best shots!

    She also does her post photo shoot work fast and accurate. I love her pictures!

    With Gulsum’s shots I was able to get a job at one of the modelling agencies in SF.

    I strongly recommend this photographer for your best photo shoot!

  • Sandra

    From Yelp

    Gulsum was able to capture a very special moment in our lives. She was so sweet, accommodating and patient with us. She knew exactly how to capture our memories that will last a lifetime. I am so happy and grateful to her for the beautiful pictures of our special moment.

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