PanFocus Studios

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  • Nathan T.

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    Rio and Egan were very responsive. So good to work with. We had some trouble with the indoor lighting, but in the end I got a good outdoor shot so I'm happy.

    Apr 13, 2015Verified
  • Cassandra H.

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    Jan 26, 2015Verified

About this pro

PanFocus Studios is a family-owned photography business in San Francisco operated by Rio Hernandez. Her husband Egan often assists at shoots, and also take on photography work as needed. We specialize in event photography (children's, weddings, milestone) and also offer a full open-air photobooth at very affordable rates. Our services also include headshots, family and children portraits. Rio has a background in graphic design, event coordination and is a skilled Photoshop user with over 20 years of experience. She sets her standards with photography and relies on her technical and creative skills to produce event photos she would love for herself. Her photography experience comes from over 8 years of covering community and corporate events. She chooses equipment wisely and invests in the best money could buy, and any savings are passed to customers while they still receive top-notch service and clean photos. Rio takes pride in her photography and will share the love and hard work through the photos she is hired for. We now provide image restoration services. We will restore aged and damaged print photos and enhance digital photos. Your images will be stored on our gallery for as long as we are in business, and you will also receive a digital and print copy of your newly-preserved image. Rio is a skilled Photoshop user who will review, advise and help you with photos that mean everything to you and your loved ones. Please visit our website to see more of our work. We have photographed in San Francisco, Daly City, Half Moon Bay, Oakland, San Pablo, Berkeley, Fremont, Santa Clara, Stockton, Fairfax, Martinez, Vallejo, San Mateo, Redwood City, Lafayette, Marin, Los Angeles, Kissimmee. Our services are available in the entire Bay Area, and we are definitely open to travelling farther! We do it to fulfill and live out a passion -- capturing special moments, special days. Event photography is a one-shot deal. You don't get to re-take anything. We love the thrill of it!

Years in business

7

Times hired on Thumbtack

3

Number of employees

2
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Photos and Videos

13 photos and 1 video

    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      We offer customized wedding packages that can cover a whole day or key moments. Your budget is always on our mind, and we will work with you. Automatic discounts apply to those who want a full day or half day coverage. We will show you our pricing and where the discount kicks in because we are transparent, and have no mystery to our service. Our Events package is also simple: you pick a package based on your budget. We can discuss the details, and we offer flexibility. Portraits are simple also: $150 minis or $250 full-session. Headshots are $100, we can come to you with a mobile studio or go somewhere that best defines your profession. All of the above packages are digital, but you will have the opportunity to order affordable prints and products from a pro lab. We do not push albums on you, but we will gladly do one for you for an additional fee (labor + prints + album). Our open-air Photobooth features two packages: $589 for 4 hours or $399 for 2 hours. We use professional equipment: thermal prints for highest quality, and a Canon camera (not a webcam, not an iPad). Package includes props, choice of green screen or a traditional backdrop.
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      I meet with the customer and get to know them and the event they are hiring for. Once I have core details, I draft up a simple service agreement. Any further questions and concerns are addressed at this point and only until both parties are in understanding do we sign. We require a retainer fee to save the date, with balance due on or before the event date. We show up to your event early, take our shots, and customer will receive their copies within 30 days.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I work as an event logistics specialist by day and have a full grasp of what it takes to put together a successful event. I got started in event photography taking documentary photos for my job, and I decided to launch this photography business to supplement my experience. I have shot huge events and international talents. I know what to deliver when it comes to event photography, and that is exactly what we will offer to you.

    Business hours

    Pacific Time Zone
    Sunday10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Monday10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Tuesday10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Wednesday10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Thursday10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Friday10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Saturday10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Coverage Area for PanFocus Studios is about 1+ miles of San Francisco, CA.