Clayton J Mitchell Photography

We are a full service portrait studio specializing in head shots, family portraits, and business branding.  Whether shooting in the studio or on location, our creative lifestyle photography will bring out the most authentic you! We take pride in vibrant, artistic imagery and friendly customer service.
Why choose us as your photographer?
Easy to work with. Quick turnaround. Professional results!

We realize getting a professional portrait can seem like a chore to some. But we keep it laid back, casual… even fun! With years of experience, we’ll help you find your best angle, pose, and lighting for a natural looking image that has real impact.
Where does the shoot take place?
Our photo shoot can take place at our Blanding Avenue studio, your home, office, or on location.  Our studio is conveniently located just off the Park St. Bridge, but we’re also happy to come to you! Regardless of where we shoot, it’s the same price – although there may be a travel fee outside the greater Bay Area.
How does it work?
You’ll generally be able to fit in one to three different “looks” during the session. Unless you already know what you’d like to wear, feel free to bring a few different options and we can help you build a style that is right for your needs.

After the session, we’ll put the pictures in an online proofing gallery for you to review.  Once you’ve chosen your favorites, we’ll retouch them a.s.a.p. and send you the full resolution files. We also offer a gorgeous variety of professional grade reprints and wall art which you can easily order online.
How long does it take to get my pictures?
We take pride in speedy turnaround!  Generally head shots are online and ready for you to proof the next business day, and then it will be one more day for the retouching. Family portraits and more complex commercial work can take up to a week. This can vary seasonally or depending on our workload.  However, if you’re in a hurry, rush service is available.


If you’re ready to take your image to the next level, call today!
2516 Blanding Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
Clayton J. Mitchell
Clayton J. Mitchell Photography

My philosophy is simple: the more fun you have, the better your pictures will look! Whether it’s personal portrait, a commercial project or a grandiose wedding, I strive to capture vibrant, meaningful imagery with a positive creative energy.

I first fell in love with photography at the age of four. Holding my father’s old 35mm Pentax SLR in my hands, there was something almost magical about all the dials and buttons which could… somehow… capture what I saw and preserve it forever.

That magic stayed with me.

After earning a BA in Photography in college, I learned the subtleties of portrait lighting as manager of a local East Bay studio. Eager to broaden my horizions, I launched my own business in 2006 with a commitment to quality imagery, customer service, and a fun-loving, professional attitude! In 2012, my wife Shell took over studio management duties to assist with the growing enterprise.

We now run our operations from the magnificent and historic Bridgehead Studios, near downtown Park Street in Alameda. An active member of the business community, we are members of the Alameda Business Network and the Greater Alameda Business Association.
And yes, my father still has that old Pentax. He has promised to give it to me someday. Hope I can still find film for it when he does!
2516 Blanding Avenue
Alameda, California 94501
Clayton J. Mitchell
Fine Art Photography Prints

Luxury fine art photography prints for homes, hotels & offices. This online gallery features my photography from the past two decades. In addition to showcasing my fine art prints, was created as an educational resource to answer common questions for prospective art collectors. I mainly specialize in landscape, nature and travel photography. My photography has been published worldwide and I have publishing credits in many different publications. My fine art photography prints have sold to private collectors, art consultants and business owners. Exclusive limited-edition prints and premium open-edition prints are available for purchase. Please reach out to me via phone or email if I can assist you with your art installation project.

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lemonshoots LLC

Welcome to lemonshoots
Maternity and Newborn Photography serving San Francisco and the Bay Area
My name is Marcela Limon and I’m behind the lens of lemonshoots. I’ve been taking photos of bellies and babies since 2013, but lemonshoots wasn’t born until late 2015. It’s been a wonderful journey and every mama and every baby I’ve met has left a little mark in my life and in my heart. And something makes me think I’ve left a little mark in their hearts too! 😉 Let me capture your happiest moments so you can always remember them! I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

Learn more about my booking process and how we can work together to tailor your session so you and your loved ones can have an experience that you’ll never forget.
Marcela Limon

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Alameda Chamber of Commerce
2215-A South Shore Center
Alameda,CA 94501
(510) 522-0414