Lawrence Gerald
Lawrence Gerald

Lawrence Gerald

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Introduction: I have had a passion for recording audio, making videos and taking photographs since I was in my early teens that led me to study film and aesthetics at Sonoma State University. I learned a great deal there from excellent teachers about how to observe and develop perception skills using both natural and flash lighting techniques to create emotionally moving results with my camera. I later trained at a video production center in Port Jefferson, Long Island, worked on the TV film crew at 510TV, co-founded Clear Light Video Productions, and had the opportunity to develop my video editing skills further with the professional staff at the East Bay Media Center in Berkeley, CA. Over my 25 years of experience with Clear Light Video Productions, I have developed a special skill in creating event slideshows and capturing slow motion moments, such as a wedding couple’s “first look” or sports live action. I also have a great deal of traditional videography and photography experience in video recording and photographing special events, small business promotional projects, legal depositions and corporation functions, as well as individual or group portraits and real estate shoots. As you can see from my profile, the wide range of events I have memorialized include: weddings, engagements, baby showers, birthdays, proms, funerals, memorials, anniversaries, fashion runway events, quinceañeras, sweet sixteen parties, retirement celebrations and corporate events, in addition to theatrical, musical, singing and dancing performances. I really enjoy using my audio visual skills and background to tell a story that captures the spirit and mood of celebrations. Knowing that I exceeded my clients’ expectations and that they feel happy and satisfied with my work motivates me in bringing a project to fruition. Clients also appreciate my creative can-do attitude and my great sense of humor that makes working with me more like having fun. I also relish the empowering process of establishing good two way communication before, during and after each event so that project requirements get shared and met. Before I start on a project, I therefore aim to make sure my clients and I understand each other thoroughly and that I've earned their trust so that they can relax and enjoy their special events knowing they are in good and responsible hands. Your welcome to Contact me today to discuss your project. Also have been twice vaccinated for COVID and Booster as of Dec 2021
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26 years in business

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Rocco R.
7 days ago
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Lawrence served as both our photographer and witness. He arrived early and new the San Francisco courthouse extremely well. He knew ahead of time where the best spots were and his framing was incredible. Lawrence was well equipped with professional photography equipment and special lenses. You will not find a better wedding photographer. Thanks Lawrence!

Details: Wedding • Fewer than 25 guests • Indoors • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
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Emma s.
6 days ago
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Lawrence arrived at my event as requested and went straight to work. He understood his assignment, and the quality of the picture was great. The event was on Saturday evening, and by Monday, the digital prints were ready.

Details: Birthday party • 25 - 49 guests • Indoors • Digital or online download • Flash drive

Wedding and Event Photography
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Kayley V.
Oct 23, 2023
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Very glad I hired Lawrence for my son’s first birthday party. He was easy to work with. Was willing to sit on the wet ground to get shots of my son. And the time turn around was insanely fast. Party was in early afternoon and I got 100+ photos that evening. Would hire again!

Details: Birthday party • Fewer than 25 guests • Outdoors • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
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Therese V.
Aug 25, 2023
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Lawrence was great! He captured our daughter and her new husband’s wedding celebration with over 80 guests in a multi tiered setting. He was also able to capture a little video which is priceless.

Details: Other • 25 - 49 guests • Outdoors • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
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Al F.
Jul 27, 2023
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Everyone at our event enjoyed Lawrence’s professional engaging exuberance. Lawrence got people to smile and have fun during the photo shoot. I will definitely call Lawrence for my next event as well as tell my friends about him.

Details: 1 hour • Videography • As suggested by the professional • Single camera • One location • No, I need help to develop a vision

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