What We Do 

Doug launched Doug Gifford Photography in 1981 as a full-service commercial photography studio. A recognized expert in his field, with years of experience, Doug understands the differences between imagery used for commercial, advertising, editorial, PR, and personal purposes, and how to use his technical expertise to create them for each use, in any style. His exceptional people skills and professionalism have given him the opportunity to be trusted to work with thousands of clients to create extraordinary visual content of people, events, performances, products, and services in many different market segments around the world.

 

Pacific Symphony Phase 2 Photo Team 2019Pacific Symphony Phase 2 Photo Team 2019

 

CREATIVE

Marketing & Advertising Photography

The photographs and videos you use are a reflection of your company’s products and services –  your brand. They affect how the marketplace perceives your business. Creating context. Delivering a message. Telling a story. Sparking a reaction. These are what reflect compelling purpose-driven imagery.

The Doug Gifford Photography team takes a strategic and comprehensive approach to all professional commercial and advertising photo and video shoots.  We can help your corporation, company, organization, or agency with planning, budgeting, and all aspects of production.

Specialty: Lifestyle, Portrait, Products, Services   

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Corporate Clients

Non-Profit Clients

Marketing Media Usage List

Marketing Tear Sheets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDITORIAL

Editorial Photography

Doug has 100's of his images per year being used in 100's of pieces of media each year (1500+ over the last 10 years) around the world. Doug has an instant likeability. He approaches people with trust and makes them feel at ease. He knows when and how to quickly modify the scene and direct the subjects to create the desired image for your use. His powers of observation have resulted in countless memorable images.

          Specialty: Architectural, Medical, Corporate Portraits, Industrial, Celebrity, Sports            QSR May 2019 Cover- Brian NiccolQSR May 2019 Cover- Brian Niccol  

Corporate Clients 

Non-Profit Clients

Editorial Media Usage List

Editorial Tear Sheets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Relations Photography

Doug has spent years working with the top PR professionals in the country to create images for a business, organization, or individual news usage. Through shares, likes, and press coverage his photographs have helped raise the profile of many businesses, charities, and individuals.

 

Sunwest Bank and Avila's El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant - Public RelationsSunwest Bank and Avila's El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant - Public RelationsSunwest Bank and Avila's El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant - Public Relations

 

Photojournalism Photography

As a regular contributor for Getty Images and ZUMAPress, and many other publications around the world, Doug knows how to create images that following the ethical standards of journalism by being truthful, honest, and objective in support of the written story.

DGP Getty Images Galleries

Please visit Getty Images, www.gettyimages.com, and ZUMAPress, www.zumapress.com to purchase Doug’s images for your next editorial story.

 

 

Business Headshots

A well-crafted, current, professional business headshot gives you, your company, corporation, or other organization that great first impression that speaks to the quality of your personal and business brands. We can create the images for you or your team at your location or in our studio.

For More Information - HERE                 Business Headshot / Sherry Adler 060518Business Headshot / Sherry Adler 060518

 

 

EVENTS & LIVE PERFORMANCE

Corporate Events

During the first part of Doug’s career, he photographed over 1500 weddings around-the-world. He now uses that experience and skill to photograph corporate events.  If you are planning a corporate event for your employees anywhere in the world, we can help with coverage of your award dinners, parties, golf tournaments, outings, and more.

 

Jan Fields, President of McDonald's USA,  2011 McDonald's USA Awards BanquetJan Fields, President of McDonald's USA, 2011 McDonald's USA Awards BanquetJan Fields, President of McDonald's USA, 2011 McDonald's USA Awards Banquet, Carlsbad, California, Corporate event photography, Doug Gifford Photography

 

 

Non-profit Events

We can help document the next fundraising gala, party, or fashion show for your organization. Because Doug has been doing this type of work for years, he knows and is trusted by top donors, sponsors, and applicable media/publications.

 “Since 2002, Segerstrom Center for the Arts has entrusted most of its photographic projects to Doug Gifford. He is an artist we can call upon with complete confidence for our many photographic projects. He gets all of the photographs we need, works efficiently, guides our decisions with his expertise and experience, and goes above and beyond in order to provide us with the finest documentation of our events. Very importantly, we are completely comfortable with him associating with our donors, patrons, and artists. This is extremely important to us as an art and non-profit organization with a high public profile. Doug's adaptability to all situations, circumstances, and occasions and his enthusiasm for new challenges, has seen us successfully through a variety of assignments and challenges. He is a valued member of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts team.”   Tim Dunn, Director of Public Relations, Segerstrom Center for the Arts

 

Orange County Performing Arts Center renaming ceremony to Segerstrom Center for the Arts.Orange County Performing Arts Center renaming ceremony to Segerstrom Center for the Arts.Henry and Elizabeth Segerstrom dance after the Orange County Performing Arts Center renaming ceremony to Segerstrom Center for the Arts, , Costa Mesa, California on January 12, 2011.

 

Sporting Events

Doug has covered many different types of sporting events - around the world - as a staff, team, photo agency, and freelance photographer producing extraordinary storytelling images for marketing, advertising, PR, and editorial use.

Specialty: Motor Racing, Sailing, Golf     

IndyCar Winner, 2013 Grand Prix of Long BeachIndyCar Winner, 2013 Grand Prix of Long BeachIndyCar Winner, 2013 Grand Prix of Long Beach, Long Beach, California, photography coordinator, Doug Gifford Photography, Sports, Motor Racing, Marketing photography

 

 

Live Performances   

Doug is an expert at capturing the beauty and emotion in all types of performing arts for media, producers, companies, suppliers, and performers to use for marketing, advertising, PR, and editorial use.

Specialty: All Types / Top -Ballet, Dance, Orchestra, Theatrical, Rock, Pop

 

Misty Copeland - ABT Nutcracker, SCFTAMisty Copeland - ABT Nutcracker, SCFTAMisty Copeland performs with American Ballet Theatre in "The Nutcracker" at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California 2015


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RETAIL

Lifestyle Portraiture - Family, Couples, Individuals, Kids, Engagement, High School Seniors & Pets

Since 1981, over 2,500 people have shared in the delight of an original lifestyle portrait by Doug Gifford Photography. Doug combines your desires, feelings, and lifestyle to create a lasting piece of art-portraiture at your home, the beach, on your boat, in the park, or any other favorite location.

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Portraiture Portfolios "California Dreaming" - Roy Family Lifestyle Portrait"California Dreaming" - Roy Family Lifestyle Portrait"California Dreaming" - Roy Family Portrait, San Clement, Orange County, California, Doug Gifford Photography, Lifestyle Portraiture

 

 

Fine Art: Photo Décor, Books, Cards, Prints, Posters

Personal Projects & Travel (Local, USA, International), Editorial (Sports, News)

More Information - HERE "Days End" - ASP Dulles Airport display 2012"Days End" - ASP Dulles Airport display 2012"Days End" - ASP Dulles Airport display 2012, Morro Bay, California, USA, Doug Gifford Photography, Fine Art Photography

 

 

Personal Stock Photography

Personal Projects & Travel (Local, United States, International), Editorial (Sports, News)

 

 

PERSONAL

Photographic Project Consultant: Social / Commercial 

Clients: Participants, Coordinators, Locations, Agencies, Advertising, PR, Editorial 
Service: Help plan the where, when, what, who and why of photographic projects 

 

Photographer Coaching / Consulting / Workshops / Classes

Photography Technique (Portrait, Editorial, Commercial), Business 

For More Information - HERE

 

Photography Tours

Individual, Couples, Groups - Local, National, International