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Golden Lion Photography

Somerville, MA

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About Golden Lion Photography

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Gabriel Rizzo is a live event photographer in the Boston and Cambridge areas. He specializes in dance, concert, film and theater productions, small weddings, and public events. In addition, he does modeling, portraits, travel, nature, and still life.

His previous clients include KAIROS Dance Theater, Boston Circus Guild, Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, ANIKAI Dance Group, ManRay Nightclub Reunion, Mei Ohara, Heart and Dagger Productions, Danza Organica, Videodrome Discotheque, Chez Henri, Don Ricardo Restaurant, Imbibe Catering, Maven Productions, and the local music scene.

All models and artists must submit a release form for commercial or non-commercial use.

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Somerville, MA 02144

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  • 5/5 stars August 27, 2014

    Even in an environment as hectic as an on-stage circus performance, Gabriel shows a masterful talent for capturing character and expression in his portraits. I highly recommend him!

  • 5/5 stars August 3, 2014

    Gabriel was the perfect photographer for our needs. He was the first to respond to our request on Thumbtack and delivered the best photos of our special day. I would recommend him !

  • 5/5 stars July 21, 2014

    Gabriel was super helpful and professional . He guided me each step of the way and did a great job during our show, would definitely reccommend him.

  • 5/5 stars January 5, 2014

    Gabriel Rizzo had photographed my "first look" and my wedding last month in Newton. He was very professional and patient. From the first moment I contacted him, he was very interested in helping me with everything and also to find a perfect place for the "first look". I am sure It was a challenge for him to capture the best and right moment for me and my husband, considering the very cold weather and the snow flakes, that brought some magic to the moment.
    Every single detail and shot made me very happy with my pictures. I would recommend him to my friends and to you!

    Helena Castro Goudovitch




  • 5/5 stars November 11, 2013

    Very professional and willing to experiment with shots other than stereotypical live event portrait shots. He gave good direction. I was very pleased with his work!

  • 5/5 stars November 11, 2013

    Gabriel is very easy to work with. He delivers more than he tells you he will. His photos are amazing!

  • 5/5 stars November 10, 2013

  • 5/5 stars October 10, 2013

    He's a great photographer, and an easy going person to work with! I recommend him for all your shows and events.

  • 5/5 stars July 12, 2013

    Gabriel Rizzo has an amazing eye. He has the ability to get inside the action he is shooting as if he is on-stage with the dancers. His photographs capture the physicality of the movement and clearly depict the emotional power of live performance. His work has a fine art sensibility that generates timeless photographs.

  • 5/5 stars July 8, 2013

    Gabriel Rizzo was the utmost professional, polite,and unobtrusive.. Got great shots and mingled well with the crowd. He will be invited for future events.A++++

  • 5/5 stars August 15, 2012

    Gabriel has a great eye for aesthetics and detail. His photos added a critical component to my catering website.

  • 5/5 stars July 5, 2012

    Golden Lion's photos were a huge hit! He captured the atmosphere perfectly.

  • 5/5 stars September 1, 2011

    Golden Lion Photography shot amazing photos of a theater performance/dance night we put on in August. Gabriel did a wonderful job capturing the event and was a pleasure to work with and very professional. I highly recommend his services!

  • 5/5 stars July 11, 2011

    Gabriel has photographed many of my dance performances. His photographs reveal a variety of perspectives of the performance, capturing what the audience is seeing, and sometimes missing. I have, and will continue to, recommend him to the rest of the dance community.

  • 5/5 stars July 8, 2011

    Gabriel Rizzo has photographed my company, ANIKAI Dance, in some very challenging situations and has consistently come up with interesting and intriguing photos. He is very generous with his time and is committed to his craft. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for artistic photography.

  • 5/5 stars July 8, 2011

    My video production group worked together with Golden Lion Photography to capture a wedding this summer in the Berkshires. It was a very seamless experience and the images came out great!

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Live events such as theatrical performances, dance groups, concerts, film productions, nightclubs, and small weddings.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. I am very flexible in terms of what the client is looking for specifically, as well as rates that are affordable.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. With a background in production design in the film industry and as a screenwriter, I'm often visualizing in my mind. I like to believe my work can tell stories in an almost cinematic way. But unlike the motion picture, the art of photography captures images in a way no other medium does, and this is what drives my passion.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. The excitement and expectation of capturing something unique and extraordinary.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Whether I do portraits since my portfolio doesn't reflect that at the moment. I am expanding in that area within the next few months.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. I'm very passionate about what I do and very easy to work with. I also take many photos during a job so the choices are much greater.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. My second wedding! I was a bit nervous, but it turned out to be a somewhat magical really. It snowed that day and we were at this beautiful cemetery with ponds and small bridges photographing the First Look. Everything just came together so well, and I think the photos will show that.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. Do it because you love doing it, and you will never question yourself.

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. My desire to achieve what I set out to do, and my strong belief that I will capture something extraordinary nonetheless.

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