San Francisco Photographer | Amanda Mathson

I’m a commercial and lifestyle photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving primarily small businesses, startups, and solopreneurs. Basically, I get to meet a lot of new, interesting people while running around the Bay Area taking pretty photos. I love my job.

a little about me

I’m originally from a small town in Wyoming you probably haven’t heard of, only because it’s not exactly a destination spot – more like the kind of town you just pass through on your way to bigger, more exciting places. That said, I had an amazing childhood that was spent almost entirely outdoors and covered in dirt. After having lived in several big cities over the years and soaking up all the good, the bad, and the ugly of city life, I’m still very much a small-town girl at heart with a love for the country.

Now I’m growing some roots in Northern California, where we get to enjoy the best of both worlds. Tucked between San Francisco and California’s wine country is where you’ll find Marin County – the beautifully quirky place I now call “home” with my husband and our two scrappy rescue mutts.

When I’m not taking photos, I still like to play in the dirt out in my yard, experiment in the kitchen with some random recipe I found on Pinterest, or go on a hike around Marin with my pups.

about my photography

You could say I kind of started a photography business by accident. I’ve always loved taking photos, but it didn’t turn into a profession until the need for photography kept coming up for my clients while working as a marketing consultant for small businesses and startups. Whether it was headshots, product shots, or lifestyle photography for their websites or social media accounts, I became the one to fulfill the need.

What started out as a convenient skill to have has since blossomed into a greater love for visual storytelling on a number of different fronts. I now cover everything from food and product photography to lifestyle portraits and events, including engagements, small weddings, and elopements.

Whatever your story might be – the story of your business, your love, your family, or simply you as an individual – I would love to help you tell it in photos. And while I’m a big fan of exploring the big, beautiful state of California, I’m always open to traveling out of state as well, especially to Oregon, Washington, Utah, or good ole Wyoming, so please feel free to ask.

I also love working with other creatives, so if you’re interested in collaborating on a styled shoot or another personal project of some kind, please reach out anytime!

you might have seen my photography in:

  • Brides Magazine
  • Forbes
  • Marin Magazine
  • New Beauty
  • One Kings Lane
  • Sephora
  • Slate
  • T: The New York Times Style Magazine
  • Women’s Wear Daily


You can also find my business on Google or Yelp.