Athena Galgiani Photography
Athena Galgiani Photography

Athena Galgiani Photography

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Introduction: Go to my website for contact info! Looking for an experienced photographer who makes you feel comfortable, feel your best and poses you just right? I'm your girl! I take a variety of posed and candid photos from engagements to weddings, family, maternity, and even newborn in-home sessions. I make the experience fun for everyone, or so I've heard! By the end of the session, we'll be lifelong friends. :) I learned portrait and wedding photography from my own wedding photographer and then took online courses to do it professionally. With background from being an elementary school teacher for a few years, I know how to direct people to position well and make children feel comfortable smiling. People are always my focal point. I love to capture the best of you and reflect whatever you value; whether it's family, your religion/spirituality, pets, or anything else that brings you joy. Whatever requests you have for your photos, I'll try my best to make it happen and add my own artistic touch. My process: 1. Learn your expectations for what you want in your photos. 2. Determine the location/Price: Local, SF, beach or other nature spots? Your house? You decide. +$25-$100 for travel. 3. When? I plan to meet you generally one hour before sunset as that is the best lighting for photography. It is also known as golden hour! 4. Length? A one hour session is generally enough time for portrait photography. I take as many photos as we can with a variety of poses and candid portraits considering your “best sides” to have the best collection of photos. You may choose to add on time and have outfit changes if you like within the hour session. 5. What you’ll get: I select the best photos out of the almost five hundred to a thousand I take! In the end I'll edit and deliver at least 65 high resolution edits in a "classic" look that has a warmer, but original coloring and touch up the lighting. Next, I put my signature filter on the photos! Delivery: online photo sharing website I email you a link where you can view the photos and download the highest quality edits. These photos can be downloaded from any computer and to google drive or uploaded to your favorite photo printing website. Contact me via my website! :)

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Hired 36 times

Serves Martinez, CA

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1 employee

3 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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  • Brianas Maternity photoshoot

    Wedding and Event Photography

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.

Exceptional 5.0

39 reviews


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Kazu O.

Portrait Photography

Athena was wonderful! It's difficult to find great photographers for family portraits, who also know how to handle newborns as well as toddlers (and, most importantly, getting toddlers to cooperate for a shoot). Athena did an amazing job and was able to capture tons of great photos of our family, and she was able to capture our toddler's smiling moments with our newborn. We're extremely happy with the results. She's also very responsive, easy to coordinate with, and got the photos turned around very quickly. I highly recommend her!
Aug 31, 2021
Angela J.

Wedding and Event Photography

The photographer I was planning on using for my wedding reception didn’t work out a little short notice, but Athena happened to be available the night I needed and graciously added me to her schedule. Athena came to my reception and honestly just took charge of taking pictures without too much direction. She wasn’t afraid to be assertive, take charge and get the pictures she knew I’d want. She even helped me remember to do the bouquet toss! I absolutely loved the pictures and would highly recommend her to anyone! I tried uploading some pictures but they are too high of quality for this website apparently. Haha so just know that are AMAZING!!
Aug 11, 2021
Nic S.

Portrait Photography

She was very professional and took amazing photos of our family. She made us all feel comfortable which allowed for some really fun and cute photos!
Jul 6, 2021
Chris L.

Engagement Photography

Athena is amazing and really did quality photos for our engagement. I highly recommend her. She was responsive, punctual, creative, and much more. We will enjoy the pictures for years to come.
Athena Galgiani Photography's reply
Chris thank you for the recommendation! Congratulations on your engagement again. I’m so glad I could be your photographer.
Mar 24, 2021
Taylor K.

Portrait Photography

We loved our family pictures! Athena has a great eye for detail. She gave great advice on how to get ready for our photo shoot. She had our photos to us within a week. Would recommend!
Nov 14, 2020
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Athena Galgiani


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I have an inexpensive rate for quality photos. Since I am a newer photographer I am still building up my portfolio and clients.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I call the customer, chat with them about their expectation and set a date for our photoshoot. If we are doing a large event, I have a contract to be signed with details about expectations.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I completed a photography course online, and completed a bachelor of science in education.

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