Be Authentic Photography

Redding, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

We are a full service Professional natural light and professional commercial studio. We cover all aspects of photography from Commercial to Residential. Our passion is life and capturing life as it happens so we provide wedding photography, senior photography, and family photography. On top of that we have a full service commercial studio which means we do product photography, real estate and architectural photography, and business photography. We can provide you with magazine quality product photos as well as professional business head shots for both corporate or modeling. We also have a video team that provides a bespoke solution for event needs. Whether it be a wedding or professional commercial for online use we can accommodate your unique business and personal needs. Give us a call today and see what we can do to make your special occasion one to remember.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We love the people we work with. At the end of the day whether it be a couple preparing for marriage or a business professional looking to make a big splash in their market we love getting to know their vision and passion for their day or their service and then capture that in a way that presents that to the people around them.
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Redding, CA 96002

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20 Reviews
  • Arlene M. Aug 17, 2017
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Very careing I would recommend them to anyone :)
  • Elizabeth D. Jul 10, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
  • Tawna P. Jul 10, 2017
    Photo Booth Rental
    Verified Review
    What a great addition to the wedding. All ages LOVED participating. Plenty of props available and we loved that the guests were able to take their pictures home. The book for the bride and groom with everyone's well wishes next to their pictures is PRICELESS!
  • Luci H. Jun 2, 2017
    Photo Booth Rental
    Verified Review
    Loved having you both at our daughter's 16th birthday! Great memories to keepsake with the pics 👌🏼
  • Alyssa F. May 31, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    We loved having them do our wedding photography!! So easy going, fun, and an adorable husband/wife team.
  • Carly J. May 22, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    They were so personal, when we werent sure how to combat or stage something they came back with the perfect ideas or solutions. If we had any ideas they ran with them and they were everything and better than what was imagined. They also had ideas for other vendors that were top notch. Adam and Elly are the best! Thank you guys for making our day and experience planning so easy and smooth. Chris and Carly
  • Camille K. Feb 8, 2017
    Photo Booth Rental
    Verified Review
    Authentically the Best!
    Adam & his crew were extremely helpful, professional, & a pleasure to have at our party. Would highly recommend them!
  • Lisa C. Jan 16, 2017
    Photo Booth Rental
    Verified Review
    Celebrating the Munn family!
    Every one had a blast. Thanks for the fun.
  • Anna S. Sep 8, 2016
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    5 Star Service
    They were great at communicating exactly what I wanted into their work at a great price and helped execute everything for the day of our wedding and reception. The videographer was exceptional and provided us without a lot of different shots. However, we hired the second photographer who was new and did not take much charge over the photos and seemed nervous. Other than that, Adam (the main photographer) is amazing and makes sure your needs are met completely!
  • David S. Aug 20, 2016
    Corporate Videography
    Verified Review
    I had numerous contacts with Adam by phone and e-mail prior to the shoot. He was knowledgeable and very efficient. Shane was my on-site videographer and he did a great job. We communicated by phone and text prior to the shoot and on-site he was very personable and professional. Final video was high quality. I will not hesitate to use Be Authentic again.
  • Patricia R. Aug 13, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Adam French was amazing to work with from my first communication to the final execution of my photography and video order. He is kind, considerate and extremely accommodating to whatever your concerns and or desires are. My final real estate pictures of my property exceeded all my expectations and the expectations of my real estate agent and her team. The pictures are so amazing that her office decided to showcase my property on the cover of a local real estate magazine. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who would like to present their property in the best possible way! Adam is by far the best investments you could make to market your property for sale !!!
  • Erin A. Aug 2, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
  • Morgan B. May 15, 2016
    Portrait Photography
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  • Mark L. Mar 21, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Adam is a true “professional” in every way…very responsive communications, delivers what he promises and more, and most importantly, has a fantastic/creative photographic eye. I Highly recommend!! And will use again.
  • Tracy P. Mar 2, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Adam & Elli are absolutely AMAZING!!! I think it was divine intervention that we met thru thumbtack! I am so lucky and blessed to have met them and to have had their wonderful personalities, expertise and kindness throughout my daughters engagement photos thru her wedding day! They simply make you at ease and treat everyone as a friend! Beautiful work from beautiful people! Please call them! You will thank me later! Sincerely, Tracy Ponke
  • Jessica S. Feb 26, 2016
    This was the first time we've ever had profession photos done of the two of us and we had an amazing time! Adam made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and was super patient when helping us pick out poses. The location he picked was so beautiful as well and really helped to capture the "fall look" that we were going for. We were super excited about the price as well! We're so glad you fit our budget because these photos are so beautiful, honestly you do amazing work. I would recommend Adam and Elli 100% for anyone looking for a photographer, especially if you don't have a lot of previous experience being in front of a camera (like us!). We'd love to work with you guys again in the future some time! Thank you for such a wonderful experience. -Chad and Jessica
  • Tarra B. Feb 25, 2016
    Be Authentic Photography provides clients with outstanding photographs. Adam and Ellie are fantastic photographers and very fun to work with. I am so so so happy that I found them for our special day!!
  • Yvette S. Oct 2, 2015
    My husband and I hired them for our engagement as well as our Wedding. They did such a fantastic job. They are a Husband and Wife combo which surpasses any expectation you may have of them. I give them outstanding performance in their quality of their photos and outstanding relationship during the wedding process and afterwards. I recommend them to anyone looking for great pictures for your wedding. Don't hesitate, they are worth it.
  • Anna Z. Sep 26, 2015
    we had a very good time! he knew where to go for the best light, even though we were shooting in the middle of the afternoon because of our daughter. and the pictures are amazing!
  • Mike and Christine H. Sep 25, 2015
    Adam and Elli of are just fantastic! We can't say enough about how friendly, down to earth and completely efficient they are as both individuals and professional photographers. They really knew how to capture beautiful intimate shots and achieve just the right look and feel we wanted. (Which is because they made sure to be very patient and thorough with us before our big day!) In fact, they are so good at capturing and staging shots that we could not ever have known how amazing the photos would be, even if we had aksed. And that's the huge benefit of hiring the right team. For us we give ten stars and would use their services again in a second.


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
We do not have a standard. We treat every photo session as a unique experience with it's own demands and requirement and we quote according to the need of the client.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Our process is comprised of three stages. Stage 1: Discovery In the discovery phase we familiarise ourselves with what you would like accomplish with your session. This, we feel, is the most important part of our process. We do the research, we visit the locations you will be choosing, we have you send photos you like as samples, and we ask loads of questions all in an effort to ensure you receive breathtaking photos. Stage 2: The Capture Once we have established what you are trying to accomplish and have done the discovery, we set a date and do the photoshoot. Whether it's a wedding or a family shoot we treat every shoot as if it's the most important shoot we will ever do. This has ensured that our clients have never had a bad thing to say about their experience with us. Stage 3: Delivery Once we have captured the photos we take them back to the studio, load them into the computer, and go to work editing them and applying our personal touch to the final images. When we have completed this we upload all the proofs to our online digital gallery and provide you with a link and a password to your personal gallery. Once you have approved them we package it all up in a personalized gift box and send it your front door. You will receive a neatly wrapped package containing a Thumb Drive, a print license, a thank you card, and something special from us as a small gift to say think you for choosing us. (Some exceptions apply, gift packaging is dependent on photo package chosen)
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
We have been shooting professionally for years. We have been fortunate enough to be featured and highlighted in online journals and magazines. We have worked with companies from England to the US, our most notable client being SURE deodorant. We were contracted by them to shoot festival coverage for a year in England which included capturing photos of models and subjects chose by the company. Our greatest point of pride is our track record. We have never had one unhappy client. We work that hard!
What types of customers have you worked with?
Brides and Grooms, Engagement couples, family photography, children photography, senior photos. Commercial productions, corporate events, documentaries, and business professional services.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
You get what you pay for. Anyone can take a photo with their new camera. But have the best gear available in the industry paired with years of photographic experience, that's where the magical photos happen.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What is your budget, what would you like to accomplish with that budget, what is your desired turn around time, how will the photos be used, etc?