About Gustavo Fernandez
San Francisco’s Premier Corporate Photographer
Based in the downtown financial district of San Francisco, Gustavo Fernandez is the businessperson’s photographer, specializing in headshot and event photography for the professional community.
Growing up in the Dominican Republic with an international businessman for a father, Gustavo spent a majority of his youth moving to new cities, meeting new people and learning about their cultures and values. In the 11th grade, when Gustavo’s family moved to America, he was already fluent in three different languages: English, Spanish, and Italian.
After receiving his BA from the University of Kansas, Gustavo joined Johnson & Johnson as a pharmaceutical sales representative. Always hungry to learn, he earned his MBA from Kansas Wesleyan University while employed at J&J. Although his social skills served him well in sales, his interest was in people and in building relationships. This led Gustavo into wedding and portrait photography, for which he left the pharmaceutical industry and did full time for nearly a decade. Over time, as his preferred venues had needs outside of weddings, he was referred for business meetings and events, and that is when he finally felt he had discovered his niche.
Gustavo has since moved exclusively to corporate events and headshots, and works mostly with other businesses who are interested in improving their online identity. His primary focus is on capturing the excitement and energy of your corporate or organizational event, and he specializes in clean and crisp, hassle-free headshots for both small and large businesses in the San Francisco area and beyond.
Gustavo Fernandez Photography works with clients such as Google, J.P. Morgan, Forbes Media, and NASDAQ. Every year, about a dozen headshots of his are featured in Times Square, on the eight story high NASDAQ MarketSite tower. In addition to appearing on several of the top photography podcasts, he has also spoken at and shared his corporate photography knowledge with crowds of photographers at the largest international photography conference, the annual Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) Conference in Las Vegas. He has been recognized as a leading professional in his field, and is trusted by many corporations to capture their events and deliver top-notch headshots.
Outside of work passions, he is actively involved in serving the community through organizations like The Guardsmen and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He even created a charity called “Hogs for Kids” where he rode his Harley Davidson across the US doing portrait sessions, donating all sitting fees to support at-risk you in the Dominican Republic with Children International.
In his free time, he likes to wine and dine with friends and continue to travel and experience the world. Destinations like the British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Stockholm, Brussels, and Amsterdam are a few places he has visited, and looks forward to seeing where life will send him over the next ten years.
“One of the many exciting things about being a corporate photographer is that it puts me in the best places with the best people.” Gustavo says. “I have had the privilege to photograph and meet a number of amazing people, like Vice President Joe Biden and Bill Gates.”