Architectural Photography, Inc.

San Diego, CA

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How does your business stand out?

With more than 20 years of experience in architectural photography and lighting design, I provide top-tier architectural photography for the hospitality, commercial and residential building industries servicing architects, builders, designers and developers and the supporting industries. I immerse myself into every project to find and then tell its stories through composition and light manipulation. Recent clients and projects have included: LEO A DALY Architects, LinkedIn Headquarters Omaha, Custom Building Products, Waterfront Park San Diego, The Tokyo Hilton, The Cromwell Las Vegas and more. I am classically trained in all types of photography from my days as a Photographer's Mate in the US Navy. I am also hired to consult on lighting design for projects that I photograph and can thoroughly transform a scene with my lighting. My lighting adds drama and clarity while creating a vibrancy that only this type of approach can bring. I also provide 25+ years of Photoshop experience. Anything can be done from color correction to removing distracting elements within a scene. If you can imagine it, it can be done.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

As an architectural photographer, there is a great balance between artistry and gadgetry, deadlines and flexibility of schedule. I love the creativity of setting up a shot, but also get a thrill from understanding the technical side of the equipment. I have a passion for lighting and enjoy exploiting natural light and shadows or creating additional lighting design. I’ve been able to travel around the world shooting unique and interesting buildings, hotels, construction material details, and other unique sites. A photographer can be a very independent job, but I also work with great clients from a range of different industries. Photography truly satisfies a range of interests and allows me a lot of control in my work environment.
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San Diego, CA 92176

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15 Reviews
  • Rebecca E. May 24, 2017
    Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    I had an outstanding experience with Brad & Kaitlin at Architectural Photography. I selected Brad to photograph a completed construction project. The photography date changed several times because of our client's shifting needs. Brad and his assistant Kaitlin were extremely patient and accommodating. Brad even went back and shot the second half of the project at night, after hours! Kaitlin was persistent and committed to getting the shoot completed and followed up diligently, which was much appreciated, as I had a lot on my plate. The pics came out great. Brad managed to make an industrial project look exciting. I highly recommend their services!
  • Mckenzie M. Jul 10, 2014
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Brad did a furniture shoot for us, he has great equipment and gave us an excellent quality end product. I would highly recommend his services.
  • Travis J. Jun 14, 2014
    Brad delivers outstanding results! I hired him to photograph one of Omaha's premier new buildings that MCL Construction had built, the SAC Federal Credit Union Headquarters. Brad delivered images that simply blew me away. Brad is a true artist that provides creative and amazing results at an exceptional value. I look forward to working with him in the future on more of our projects. I highly recommend Brad to anyone looking for an architectural photographer.
  • Nana I. May 29, 2014
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Amazing photographer, very creative and knows what he is doing.
  • Trevor P. Mar 25, 2014
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    The work provided by Brad was perfect. He arrived promptly, prepared, and eager to hear what we wanted. He photographed our laboratory precisely and professionally, determining what would look best, given the limited interior space. The style of the photographs were a mix of the more "standard" angles to show off the space, and then a few more "artistic" inspired shots that captured the essence of what we do. We'll definitely keep Brad at the top of our book for profession photography for future endeavors.
  • Mark A. Jan 30, 2014
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Brad is extremely professional and knows what he's doing! He's a perfectionist and most importantly, he delivers on time at a very reasonable cost.
  • Cher B. Jan 7, 2014
    Brad is fantastic! He photographed a luxury condo I listed and the photos really told a story and facilitated in the sell. We also retained him to photograph three residential complexes for the purpose of advertisement and he once again did an outstanding job. I would recommend him to everyone I know. Not only is his work great; his communication skills, keen eye to detail, and superior work ethic are far superior then the others in the field.
    Brad A. Jan 7, 2014

    Cher you are too kind. Thank you for your kind words. It mean a great deal to hear you say such nice things.

  • Rick W. Jan 7, 2014
    Modern West hired Brad to showcase luxury outdoor living spaces in a high-end local publication. Brad's service, expertise, and professionalism were immediately evident and absolutely exceptional. The result and capture of the essence of the outdoor lifestyle Modern West was portraying to its very discerning clientele was right on target. Brad's work truly stands out in an industry populated with a myriad of people with camera in hand and seeking to provide the lowest bid. As with anything you get what you pay for! And Brad Anderson is one of the best in his field!!!
    Brad A. Jan 7, 2014

    Wow Rick! Thank you VERY much. This is very high praise!

  • Janet G. Jan 7, 2014
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Brad Anderson did an OUTSTANDING job on my real estate listing in Palm Desert. I highly recommend him to all the realtors out there or anyone who needs a photographer. My clients are thrilled. He was punctual, professional, personable. A pleasure to deal with. Spent time getting the perfect shot & correct lighting. Made suggestions to the homeowner's to improve the shoot. He will be doing the photos on my listings from now on. At 10:30 at night I was having a little trouble getting the pictures downloaded on my new computer & he could not have been more helpful. My virtual tour is gorgeous. I was an agent in Illinois in an affluent area for several years before moving here & I never had such great photos or dealt with such a pro ever.
    Brad A. Jan 7, 2014

    Thank you Janet. It was absolutely a pleasure to work with you. Well worth the trip to Palm Desert!

  • Deniese O. Dec 31, 2013
    Brad is a true professional! He always takes the time to get the best shots possible. With over 100 photo shoots to date, he continues to impress both me and my clients with every image he captures. He is the best in the business!
    Brad A. Dec 31, 2013

    No Deniese...YOU are the best! Thank you!

  • Melanie S. Dec 30, 2013
    Brad A. Dec 30, 2013

    Thanks Melanie!

  • Jenna A. Dec 30, 2013
    Wonderful photographer! Would highly recommend him. I am a realtor, Brad photographes all my listings as well as new construction builds, he knows how to bring out the best aspects and lighting in homes!
    Brad A. Dec 30, 2013

    Thank you Jenna!

  • Resi A. Dec 28, 2013
    Verified Review
    Great to work with, very personable yet professional. On time. Thank you so much.
    Brad A. Dec 30, 2013

    Thanks Resi! It was a pleasure meeting all of you.

  • Jianie B. Dec 16, 2013
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    I was in a pinch. The two photographers that I normally use to listing photos done were booked way in advance. I had two options to take my own photos and replace them when I got professional shots done or find another photographer. These days most buyers beginning their home search on the internet so to me….you only have one time to make a first impression. I had to find another photographer. A friend of mine told me to check out Thumbtack. I did exactly that. Then, I went on line and research a few photographers and their website that I found on Thumbtack. I went with Brad Anderson and Architectural Photography, Inc. I was not disappointed. He arrived introduced himself to me and my Seller and got right down to business. The finish product was awesome!!!! My Seller said, “I can’t believe that is my house….it is so cute.” I would definitely both use him again and recommend him.
    Brad A. Dec 30, 2013

    Thank you Jianie. I am glad I could help.

  • Jess N. Dec 13, 2013
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    We ended up with some great images! Thanks for your hard work and attention to our direction on the type of pictures that we were looking for.
    Brad A. Dec 30, 2013

    Thanks Jess! It was my pleasure.


What types of customers have you worked with?
Most commonly I am hired by architects, designers, builders, developers and real estate agents. Recent clients and projects have included: LEO A DALY Architects, LinkedIn Headquarters Omaha, Custom Building Products, Waterfront Park San Diego, The Tokyo Hilton, The Cromwell Las Vegas and more.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I would strongly advise anyone looking for a photographer here to check for references. Do they have a professional website? How about a LinkedIn page with written references? Also, talk to them on the phone or schedule a meeting. It's your money. Why not validate credentials?