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Roijoy Photography

Petaluma, CA

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About Roijoy Photography

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Originally from the UK, I'm now based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I provide images with imagination for a very diverse spread of client needs that include lifestyle, portraits, products, head shots, engagements, weddings, and other events.

I work with start-ups, corporates, video production companies, and private individuals, producing images that range from portraits to share with friends and families to global advertising campaigns for multinational brands.

A note about headshots and portraits:

If you need a headshot or portrait and don't want to travel to a studio, I can come to your home or office with a mobile studio setup and capture your photos in a surrounding that is familiar to you. If at your home, it means that you also have your whole wardrobe and accessories available to you during the shoot. There is no extra charge for this service.

I've worked in advertising and design all my life, and I have lived and worked in the UK, the Middle East, and the Caribbean, and I currently service clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, the rest of the US, and international destinations.

So, when you need your next image(s), consider having them sprinkled with a little "roijoy", so that you can become the proud owner of some images with imagination.

I have an expert level of retouching and image manipulation skills. Have your images straight out of the camera or succumb to the lure of all that is digitally possible; it's your choice.

How much does it all cost? Usually, less than you expected. For all assignments, once we agree on the price, the quality of the work is consistent with all that I produce. I do have a reputation to protect, you know.

Cheers,

Roi

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Petaluma, CA 94952

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  • 5/5 stars April 18, 2014

    I hired Roi for commercial photography. This review is on the longer side because there are so many wonderful things to say about Roi, I don't want to leave any goodness out. In short - Wow! Just hire him. You will get so much more than fantastic photos. Long version - Roi is a true professional. He brings a total package to whatever your project may be. A one stop hire was very important to me. He managed my entire project, finding the model, retouching images, and even did some video for me. He is not only a superb photographer, but he understands marketing, and fashion design which will give your desired images the upper edge to stand above the rest. In closing, Roi is a most excellent hire. Not just for his expertise in his craft, but for who he is as a person. Cheers!

  • 5/5 stars March 10, 2014

    If ever the term "above and beyond" was exemplified, it was during our experience with Roi. Our photo shoot experience was thorough, creative and fun! Roi has the professional eye for the details in backgrounds, lighting, colors and all the equipment to assist him. He is a respectful and genuine person and we felt very very lucky to have found him. We just received our gallery of photos and we are very excited, the quality is fantastic and the images exemplify creative and chic which is just what we wanted.
    Many thanks to Roi!
    -Christie at Italianissimo

  • 5/5 stars September 5, 2013

    You can not imagine what a diamond you may lose if you will chose another person to do the job! Roi gives you much more than you can expect from a regular photographer. He is a high class professional and the outcomes from the photo session are impressive. I will definitely recommend this guy to anyone who is looking for skilled photographer. Do you still doubt? He is the best that you can find!

  • 5/5 stars July 14, 2013

    Roi Brooks is one of the most kind hearted and professional person i have met. A true diamond in the rough when it comes to customer service and photography. I scheduled for Roi to shoot our engagement photos in San Francisco and he went above and beyond to ensure my fiancé and I had an incredible one of a kind experience. The measure of gratitude and honor we both have for working with Roi can not be shown or described but will definitely go down as one of the best experiences we have shared. On top of the experience which was great by itself, the pictures were even more amazing. I would recommend Roi to everyone seeking perfect photos and a great overall experience.

    Thank you Roi!!!!

  • 5/5 stars March 2, 2013

    Roi took headshots of me over the course of an hour. He was fantastic in every possible way. He came to my home, so the session was convenient. He was professional and warm at the same time. He took wonderful photos and retouched my favorites so that I love the results. I would hire Roi again in a heartbeat, for any type of photography session.

  • 5/5 stars November 14, 2012

    Roi was extremely helpful in capturing this most special moment for us! The pictures turned out great!! He was very easy to work with and communicated very well.

  • 5/5 stars November 2, 2012

    Roi was an absolute delight to work with. I was so nervous, but his warm and friendly personality put me at ease immediately. And I am delighted with my headshots ( two!), the results exceeded my expectations. I look forward to working with Roi again, I wouldnt trust anyone else with my photograhpy needs. Thank you so much, Roi!

  • 5/5 stars October 23, 2012

    Roi was fantastic to work with. I needed a headshot for business, and he took 100+ photos of me in 3 different outfits that gave me tons of great options for different uses. He was effiicient, had great artistry and touched up the selected finalists so they really looked professional. Sent them to me online and all downloaded now. I will definately use him again - and would recommend him to anyone.

  • 5/5 stars October 18, 2012

    Roi was awesome to work with. He took photos in SF ( 2 locations) of my 16 year old daughter and was kind and patient as she's a bit shy. He took extra time with her and the photos are great. We will use him again and highly recommend him.

    We found him on Thumbtack and now I am telling all my friends what a great service Thumbtack is to find great, high quality services like photographers

  • 5/5 stars October 2, 2012

    Outstanding and highly recommended.

    Please note that Roi is highly skilled in professional post-production image retouching if needed. This means your downside risk of a bad photo is reduced even further by Roi's extensive software skills. I asked for a second photo in a blue shirt, and to fix a misplaced collar in one of the shots, and Roi just did it - presto! He's great.

  • 5/5 stars September 30, 2012

    Excellent. Very Professional, On Time , Best service and Reasonable.
    Hired for 2 birthday Parties. No Problems and tension free.I would definitely recommend Roy to anyone I come across who is looking for a
    photographer.

  • 5/5 stars September 5, 2012

    Roi was amazingly easy to work with. The conditions on the day of our photo opportunity were pretty windy but he still made it work. Very professional and timely. These photo's were for my wife's birthday and having both our boys being able to make a memory worth a thousand words makes me forever thankful. I would recommend Roi for any setting.

    - Rob K; Seattle, WA

  • 5/5 stars August 22, 2012

    Roi was extremely easy to work with. My wife and I were lost on the way to the shoot and Roi waited 45 minutes for us. We are extremely grateful that he waited in the windy golden gate bridge weather for us. He is very professionaly and accomodating. Would recommend using him for anyone else interested.

  • 5/5 stars August 14, 2012

    Roijoy did and OUTSTANDING job!! He is a wonderful, talented and very professional!! He made my mom and dad's 50th anniversary dinner a memorable event that his beautifully recording in photographs. He was a pleasure to work with. He took many, high-quality professional photos at the event. He came on time, was very pleasant, completed and uploaded the photos very quickly. We are extremely happy with his work and would highly recommend him to anyone needed an photographer for their event.

  • 5/5 stars June 24, 2012

    It was the most enjoyable experience .He is very skillful in his job.He has a good taste and style and Roj is the most enjoyable person to deal with and he has a very professoinal studio.Roi is a real artist.
    Everyone can have a real joy in his photography.

  • 5/5 stars June 18, 2012

    Roi was truly a pleasure to work with and we are very happy with the photos. Roi makes everyone feel comfortable and he is very patient with kids and a young Labrador (that thinks he is still a puppy).

    I strongly recommend Roi and we will definitely work with him again. What a great experience!
    -SteveB

  • 5/5 stars June 17, 2012

    On one of the biggest moments that I would have, Roi was fantastic at capturing that moment on film. I had something in mind that I wanted to happen, and he made it work with ease. We had a blast during the shoot and will definitely work with him again.

  • 5/5 stars May 10, 2012

    Roi did a great job taking our engagement pictures! We had a lot of fun with the process and love what we got!

  • 5/5 stars April 9, 2012

    I hired Roi to shoot a surprise marriage proposal for my business, Proposal Perfect (www.proposalperfect.com) and to say he did a good job would be a huge understatement! He was a pleasure to work with before and during the event, and his work was gorgeous.

    Roi was enthusiastic and professional as we planned out how the surprise would work and was always responsive to communications. He has great energy and brought a level of excitement that was great to have on board!

    The actual event went off without a hitch, largely due to the fact that Roi captured the entire "story" of the moment beautifully. He skillfully stayed undercover to catch our surprise and was personable and fun for a post-surprise photo shoot with the newly engaged couple.

    The photos were visually stunning, creative, and truly captured the entire event. I would not hesitate to recommend Roi wholeheartedly and hope to have the opportunity to work with him again myself!

  • 5/5 stars March 19, 2012

    Roi was a fantastic photographer and had a genuinely selfless demeanor . He was extremely great with making us feel comfortable and had much experience with turning "simple" scenery or background into a memorable and unique backdrop. He was flexible and understanding of the last minute call and we felt he had a sincere interest is making us happy with the end product. We can NOT wait to have him photograph our next big event/moment! Thank you so much Roi!

  • 5/5 stars March 11, 2012

    Working with Roi was such a good experience. He was so professional, do prepared. I asked him for a Conpany mugshot and he came bringing 2 lights, thr backdrop and even an assistance. I wonder if it was even possible that this was even possible considering such a low price that he offered. I would deffinately come to Roi again.

  • 5/5 stars March 8, 2012

    We loved our photo session with Roi ! He was easy going and fun to work with. We now have some unique family photos to share . Roi put everyone at ease , was patient and understanding with our changes of outfits. I highly recommend Roi..in fact we can't wait to have another photo session with him!

  • 5/5 stars January 16, 2012

    Roi did an amazing photo shoot and went well above and beyond what was expected for this job. We hired Roi to take photos in our office -- both a number of candid shots of us at work for use in recruiting, press and promotional materials and head shots for use on our about page.

    Roi was really easy to book and schedule. He showed up on time and spent longer here than he billed us for. He brought a lot of great lighting equipment.

    He made the whole photo shoot really fun and it became a really fun communal activity. He's really high energy and got everyone excited about the shoot.

    He delivered the cleaned up photos within one week of the shoot. He even did image manipulation where he superimposed all of us in different poses on our corporate symbol.

    His head shots looked both fun and professional.

    We'll definitely hire Roi again to do more photography of us at work. I'd definitely recommend hiring him for a similar job.

  • 5/5 stars November 9, 2011

    Roi was extremely professional, flexible and a pleasure to work with. He had all of the equipment required and was able to come on location (with short notice provided from my end!). The post-production also exceeded our expectations with him going above and beyond to ensure our specific needs were met. I would definitely recommend Roi for your on-location photography needs and would be sure to use his service again if we were ever in the San Francisco area in the future. Rowenna Jeffries - Tour Production Coordinator - Cirque du Soleil TOTEM.

  • 5/5 stars August 30, 2011

    Roi was a lot of fun to work with and took some excellent photographs. He's got a great attitude and is very professional. I highly recommend Roi.

  • 5/5 stars July 28, 2011

    Roi is great to work with. I was looking for someone who takes good pictures but not your average photographer who takes the same kind of photos over and over; I wanted him to capture the real me. Since I haven't had portrait photos taken in a long time, I was relying on him for photo locations and poses. He really made me feel at ease and guided me throughout the process. He's both funny and professional. He had an assistant accompany him (I forgot her name) who was really nice. They both made me laugh and I felt very comfortable for the photos. I was on a budget and his prices are very affordable. When I first emailed him, he responded to my questions right away. He didn't charge extra for traveling. Overall, that was the best combination for me: professionalism, awesome photos and within my budget. If you're looking for an amazing photographer, you should totally contact him. He's the best!

  • 5/5 stars May 27, 2011

    Roi did a great job with my images. He is very patient with me as well which is great. His prices are great. I will continue to use him. I would recommend him without hesitation.

  • 5/5 stars April 24, 2011

    Roi is a wonderful photographer. I have hired him on many occasions for my company’s photoshoots as well as for personal shots and he has always delivered amazing work. Once you brief him with your expectations and concerns, he will address every single one of them. This man is full of creativity and originality!

  • 5/5 stars April 23, 2011

    When our company needed to place our products online for the world to see, we needed some original product photography that was able to capture exactly what our company was trying say. We turned to Roijoy Photography to make this happen for us…and we are so happy we did. Roi provided a professional, collaborative experience that helped us all feel comfortable and offered us the opportunity to actively participate in the creative process. His experienced input was helpful in guiding us towards a result that turned out better than we ever could have imagined. We have worked with him repeatedly since our first photoshoot together and he has never let us down.

  • 5/5 stars April 18, 2011

    Our creative company hired Roijoy Photography to shoot our company photos as well as t-shirt and poster shots. We were all thoroughly impressed by Roi's vision and ability to instruct. We went in with a plan and he not only met but exceeded our expectations. We will definitely continue to use Roijoy Photography in the future!

  • 5/5 stars April 13, 2011

    Roi Brooks met me through friends at S.F.S.U.'s English M.A. program and almost immediately volunteered his services on my behalf despite having heard only a brief description of my rather unique situation. This since 2008 for some reason involved my willful and entranced construction, often in stricken conditions, of a sort of bonsai Hagia Sofia only not in Istanbul/Constantinople and dedicated to the single Dad -- in my view the most extraordinary sculpturally worked and painted installation now in existence or something close, such also cleverly disguised as a tiny apartment. What Brooks has achieved in his collaboration with me on this still confidential project required an entirely trusted benevolent presence, also, making no mistake of it, that frankly magical talent -- neutral when it had to be, otherwise somehow at once ostentatious and subtle, adequately capturing an exhibit which I feared to be beyond even the foremost scions of photography. Our 423sf of tightly configured subject space at times demanded of Brooks nothing less than the sort of artistic contortionism crucial/axiomatic in creating what occurred in it. This is also, I know, to say not remotely enough of Roi Brooks' imperious grasp of various aspects of the fine arts world, that world and this world generally, also a teachably felt understanding of core principles of physical strength, flexibility, and health. It may be that I have Roi Brooks to thank primarily for a new wave of gallery interest. In my view his photography implies an improbable knack for unusually refined often still quick decisions on where to go next with what expanse or detail and how to do it. Such is exerting a defining influence on up to four forthcoming books of my art.

    Roi Brooks respects privacy but I am Richard J. Childs, West Oakland.

  • 5/5 stars April 8, 2011

    My experience with Roi at Roijoy Photography was amazing. I've shot with many photographers around the Bay Area and have never encountered a pro that was so diverse and talented as his. Rarely, I find a photographer who can photograph apparels, lifestyle, fashion and editorial images well, as well as advanced editing with Photoshop. Simply saying that Roijoy Photography is amazing would be an understatement. He is absolutely phenomenal!

    I really admire the fact that he is extremely creative, professional, and considerate. He takes the time to listen and deliver what I want as a professional, high end e-commerce website. After getting back my images, I was overwhelmed with the results!!

    You know you have a great photographer when he gives you images that makes you want to say "wow!" I highly recommend him!

  • 5/5 stars April 7, 2011

    Roi is a joy to work with. The photos and sets are always inventive and bold, yet he's relaxed and patient as a photographer. At the end of a session there are inevitably some shots that totally floor me: how did he get that?! Highly recommended!

  • 5/5 stars April 7, 2011

    Man, this guy is awesome! very professional, top notch equipment, great attitude and the vibe is phenomenal!.

    Working with him will be fun, and the final product will put a smile on your face.

  • 5/5 stars April 7, 2011

    Beautiful art and soul, I loved working with Roi, he has awesome visions and really knows how to bring ones inner self to the camera.


  • 5/5 stars April 7, 2011

    Roi's photography is innovative and communicative. He can be relied on to provide exactly what is required for any project, and always with a friendly, professional demeanor.

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