Gabrielle Rondell Photography

Gabrielle Rondell Photography

5.0Exceptional(6 reviews)


Welcome to Gabrielle Rondell Photography. I started my business in 2000 and specialize in Lifestyle photography. I create sensitive, connected imagergy and love capturing tender moments between families and children in and around the Bay Area. In addition, I photograph executive portraits and enjoy shooting smaller events, special family days and intimate weddings.

I have had a passion for all things photography ever since I can remember. I picked up my first camera when I was 7 and I have not put it down since.

My approach is both relaxed and in the moment always aiming to put my clients at ease and help them feel as comfortable as possible. I prefer using natural light whenever possible as it is most flattering.

My goal is to guide my clients from start to finish giving them the most fun and professional experience possible!

You can see my work here:

I really enjoy meeting new people through my portrait and event work, finding out about them on a personal level. This helps me give my clients the best possible experience. The moment I look through the view finder and recognize that decisive moment (to quote the famous photographer, Henri Cartier Bresson) and click the shutter is a moment unlike any other. That actual moment is very exciting for me.

I am happy to go above an beyond for those I photograph and will create a story through imagery that my clients will enjoy for years to come.


Hired 1 time
1 employee
24 years in business
Serves San Mateo , CA

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Zelle

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  • Reviews

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    Alexandra L.

    Gabi is very talented, kind, and very easy and comfortable to work with.
    Gabi took care of the tiniest details: light, composition, time of the session, etc., to ensure delivering the best outcome for our project.
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    August 04, 2020
    Hired on Fash


    Cecile M.

    I love Gabrielles eye for composition and color. I have been to several shows, and purchased artwork from her. Love the ones I own. She uses high quality photography paper and non reflective glass. the piece I recently chose was hand delivered, and wrapped carefully so as not to be damaged in transit. Gabrielle helped me unwrap the picture and choose the best place to hang it away from direct sunlight.
    All in all, the whole sale and delivery went smoothly, and I am so very pleased with my piece I chose.
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    July 31, 2018


    Dale C.

    Gabi’s a warm, friendly person who is also a consummate professional and talented artist.
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    July 26, 2018


    Laurie P.

    Gabi made us feel totally comfortable and captured beautiful images of our new family.
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    July 26, 2018


    Kathleen E.

    She is a fantastic photographer and wonderful to work with. She was very professional. She did a technical job for mr and her close ups were amazing.
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    July 26, 2018


    Melanie G.

    Very friendly and kind to the kids. Helpful with our dogs. Also helpful in switching locations at last minute due to congestion at a particular beach.
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    July 26, 2018

    Frequently asked questions

    I first set up a brief phone consultation to discuss the wants & needs of my client & what they can expect from the process when working with me. I then send you a proposal detailing everything you will experience while we are working together. Then we set up your portrait session, usually about 2 weeks ahead of time & then I will do the shoot. Approximate 1-2 weeks after your session you will come to my home for your portrait showing. During these challenging times I will give you the option to view the best images from your session online and will help you choose what you will ultimately end up ordering! I will also give you the opportunity to have a zoom call with me where we can go over your favorite images & I will share your custom framing & album options. I make it a point to be with my clients from start to finish making the process fun & easy!

    I studied photography and photo journalism in college. I worked at a portrait studio in San Francisco photographing children at play and family portraits for two years. I also do headshots, engagement shoots and intimate weddings. I have taken several photography focused continuing studies courses at Stanford University and maintain current practices by taking portrait and photography workshops on a regular basis to hone my skills. I have had my portrait and event business since 2000 satisfying many clients over the years delivering quality portraiture to each one. 

    My portrait sitting of a family up to 5 members start at $800 which includes a digital download. If you opt for a mini session, they start at $450 also including a digital download. Contact me for more details!

    My father gave me my first point and shoot camera when I was 7 years old. He taught me how to create images, I fell in love with all things photography & have been photographing ever since. My mom and grandfather's background in fine art, painting, sclupture and jewelry which helped train my compostitional and photographic eye. I consistantly looked and experienced art as a child and young adult. I studied photo journalism in college which ultimately lead to me to open my portrait and event business in 2000. In addition, I have shown my peronal work in around the bay area since 1995.

    I have worked with everyone from small companies, corporate executives to families, couples, children and individuals.
    I recall a small wedding I photographed very fondly. It was located in Mendocino, CA overlooking the sea on a cliff. The setting and event were lovely, relaxed, meaningful and romantic. It was a wonderful day of nuptials and togetherness.

    First I would make sure you have some kind of connection with the photographer you are working with by talking to them ahead of the hiring process. Then I would look at their website and social media pressence. I would also check out their reviews and ask them what I could expect when working with them. 

    Services offered

    Portrait Photography
    Real Estate Photography
    Sports Photography
    Event Photography
    Business Photography