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My goal is to help you set yourself apart from the competition, which is why when we work together, I want to make sure you’re comfortable. Prior to our session, we’ll have a phone consultation where I get to find out what your real motive is behind having professional photos taken.


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Juliet Y.

9 March 2019

Rafael is Amazing!!! He is a talented photographer who is easy going and attentive. He was able to make the vision I had for a music album cover come alive :) When taking pictures he is able to make you feel comfortable and really pays attention to detailI recommend him for any occasion or project.


Jason Martasin

23 October 2018

Rafael does an amazing job and loves making the customer happy. 5 Stars and I will continue using Pasadena-Photographer for all my photo needs!


Greg S.

2 October 2018

Picked Raphael for his Yelp reviews and now understand why he has earned them. Absolutly the best service photography for the money in San Gabriel Valley. He turned around my job without any delays. Very highly recommended.Greg More...


Jerry Marr

23 July 2018

Very professional, we got amazing shots of behind the scenes footage!!


Alex A.

2 December 2016

Unlike the other people who have written reviews for Rafael, I'm not experienced with photography or photographers.  So when I needed a photographer, I chose Rafael based on reading the other Yelp ratings here.  We didn't really know what attributes makes one photographer better than another.  Rafael lived up to his Yelp reviews.  He was prompt, reliable in communications, easy to work with, and we're very happy with the resulting photograph files.  He clearly knows how to deal with lighting, framing a subject, and all the techniques for taking great pictures that a non-photographer like me knows nothing about.  He also lived up to everything he said he was going to do regarding providing the files after the shoot. More...


Sophia L.

12 June 2015

Rafael has a great eye - he catches that inner spirit that makes the photograph so much more captivating.


Jake O.

12 June 2015

Rafael is an amazing photographer! Professional, and  you will be happy with the results. He does all of our shows at The Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks.


Gaurav K.

13 May 2015

Rafael shot our son's first birthday, and we are thrilled with his service and the quality of his pictures!!!He was extremely professional; he showed up on time, in fact he even showed up early to scope out the event location. What really impressed us was that after he finished setting up his equipment, he even asked us if we needed any help setting up for the party! He could have just sat around and waited for guest to show up, but he went above and beyond by pitching in and helping us set up tables and decorations, this was unexpected, and he was just being a nice person!The quality of his pictures is excellent, and we have already received several compliments on the pictures from our family and friends, each of them asking about the photographer!  Finally, during the entire event, he seemed to blend into the party, and was able to capture many candid shots. We rarely even noticed that there was someone there shooting the party! All in all, Rafael is an outstanding photographer; we will repeatedly recommend him, and use him again!!! More...


Katy C.

9 February 2015

I worked with Raphael on a recent shoot for a fashion blog and he was extremely patient and friendly. There were 8 girls and he was attentive to each girl from the beginning to the end. We did not feel rushed by him. Rafael is extremely professional and the pictures turned out beautifully. He has a great eye for artistry and met the needs of the blog. I highly recommend hiring Rafael for your photography needs. More...


kelly G.

17 January 2015

Rafael has done publicity stills for the last two productions I have been in.  His work beautifully captures the essence of each actor's personality and character. Great work!


Suzanne M.

17 January 2015

Rafael has taken photo stills for my theatre company's performances and even with difficult lighting (lighting designed for stage not still pics or even film), the photos turn out fantastic! We have been able to use the pics as publicity for our shows and ourselves (as actors) as they are super high quality and he gets just the right shots! Super professional, super nice guy. Highly recommend Pasadena-Photography! More...


Mark M.

2 January 2015

I worked with Rafael to get some shots done for my business. My experience with him was not only fun and relaxed, but he made me feel very comfortable in front of the camera. It was a great and stress free experience. And the final images he provided me were just amazing. Thank you for everything. More...


David Y.

19 December 2014

I had a great experience with Pasadena Photography! I first contacted Rafael about a week before my planned surprise proposal to my girlfriend (now fiancée!) at the Huntington Library. He was very responsive with both phone & email contact, and it was very easy to communicate with him about all the planning that he would be involved in (such as timing of the surprise, which angles would look best against the backdrop, which locations he would be at, etc.). On the day of the proposal, I appreciated that he showed up early to go over the game plan to make sure everything would go smoothly, and it all paid off because the resulting photos were perfect and captured all of the shots that I was hoping for. Afterwards, he suggested that we also go around the park and take more photographs, which also turned out exceptional! Within a few days, he had uploaded all the photos and I was able to choose which ones that I liked, and within a week after that I had the digital copies of my photos.Overall, I felt very comfortable working with Rafael and really appreciate his friendliness, professionalism, timeliness, and of course his very reasonable rates. I highly recommend him, as my fiancée and I couldn't be happier with the photos of our special day! More...


Jackie F.

2 December 2014

I worked with Rafael on a recent film shoot for a webisode series at Kespros Studios. He took all the pictures of everyone on set as we were filming. His demeanor was wonderful and extremely easy to work with. Most of the time, I didn't even notice he was taking pics. He was wonderful. The pictures turned out beautifully as well as have been used for all promotional materials for the series.  I would definitely recommend him to family or friends. More...


Elyssa P.

9 November 2014

Rafael is fantastic! Super professional...and yet..he GETS it. He instinctively KNOWS what you want to convey - he just knows. His work sells itself. Definitely check him out....you won't be sorry.... More...


Dom A.

6 November 2014

Working with Rafael was not only professional and relaxed, it was fun! I'm not a fan of having photos taken of myself but was in need of some professional photos for my website and he knocked it out of the park! Raf made me feel comfortable in front of the camera which was exactly what I needed in order to get the shots. In addition to the photography session, he also worked closely with me to ensure I was happy with the finished product. All start creative photographer! More...


Jimmy B.

13 October 2014

Rafa was super helpful and very quick to help us in our engagement shots. He will work with you and thats very important. Thank you !


Jeffrey C.

9 September 2014

Hired Rafael for a few concerts I played for my band Story of the Running Wolf for live shots.  He did a great job!  Super cool, professional, on time, and talented.  Plus he got me the edited pics with just a week, which is rare these days with photographers.  Would surely recommend him for other events, had a great success working with him! More...


Maritza B.

1 September 2014

Rafael is an amazing photographer! my experience of him as a photographer is that he is talented, skilled and creative. He captures moments in life that are unforgettable, he's done that for me! I'm grateful for the time and care he took on a slideshow for or team :) More...


Ruben R.

28 August 2014

I have used Rafael on several occasion and have not been disappointed. He is not afraid to put in the time and effort to get the job done the way you want it done.