|"So sweet to capture our family's spirit in photos. Thanks Fima for your wonderful work, what treasures!!"|
Hillary B. 5/7/13 (Family portrait photography)
As someone who doesn't like to get their photo taken, Fima made the experience fun and effortless. I wanted an outdoor family photo shoot, this was our first time and I was pleasantly pleased. Both of my children loved having their photos taken and Fima made it more of a playful game for them. When it came time to see the photos, it was too hard to choose and that is a good thing. I am so happy with the results and can't wait to receive the order.
Gisele C 4/19/13 (Family portrait photo session)
I just completed a project with Fima. It was not the usual photo shoot. My brother in law is turning 60 years old and I wanted to photograph a pair of booties he wore. We also incorporated a baby photo of Jeff and the result was a wonderful picture. Fima patiently worked with me on the layout and his artistic sense really helped to create my vision for the finished work. I really appreciate his patience, professionalism and talent. Thank you.
Linda Lee 3/24/13 (Studio photo session)
I obsoletely love Fima's art!
I am a photographer myself, so I'm very picky on selecting a photographer to take pictures for me. Fima got a very artistic view and his passion is contagious!
Fima is a photographer who has a very unique style, his photo session is playful, colorful, creative and full of action.
I use Fima's work for professional and personal purpose. I got a lot of great feed back from friends. Love it! And Thank you Fima! What a nice guy!
Naya 3/13/13 (A model for a day photo session)
Great photography and very professional service. We were hired for a wedding where I worked as a makeup artist. Fima had many great ideas on how to capture the precious moments for the couple and their family. The photos came out looking great and I am happy to add them to my portfolio.
Marina C 2/19/2013 (San Francisco Wedding Photography)
Fima is wonderful! We did a photo session with our four month old daughter and the photos turned out beautifully! Fima was patient but also fast - so important when you have a baby who may turn fussy at any moment! I can't stand to have my photo taken but Fima took a few shots with just me and my daughter and they turned out better than I could have imagined. Now I will have beautiful images of us together forever. It was truly a special experience! Thank you Fima! Anna O 1/25/13 (Newborn studio photography)
Fima did an outstanding job in taking pictures of my family. He came to our home and spent a couple of hours taking many photos and used a lot of creativity in delivering some really great shots. We really appreciated his professionalism and recommend him highly. He is very creative and his pricing is very fair.
Darci 1/15/2013 (Family portrait photo session)
Had a great photo session with Fima today. I dislike being photographed but he made me feel relaxed, got the right angles and most importantly made me look great in the pictures. I highly recommend him. Thanks Fima!
Ferosa U 8/24/12 (Executive headshots photography)
Fima is an amazing photographer! He went above and beyond to give us the perfect family photos. We wanted to have an outdoor photo session at a place he'd never gone before so he went and checked it out on his own time to make sure it would be a good spot. He met with me before hand to find out what we wanted and told me how to prepare. The day of the session he hiked for hours with us taking pictures the whole way and never making us feel rushed (he would have stayed out all night I think if our children didn't have to go to bed).
The only hard part was making a decision as to which photos to buy. They were all so beautiful! Thanks Fima.
Dominique K 8/15/12 (an outdoor family portrait photography)
Fima has been our family photographer for the last two years and will be forever! He captured our family in the beautiful and natural setting of San Francisco and most recently, my husband's retirement photos! He has the patience of God with children! We should know...with a 4 and 8 year old! He made our session fun and extremely memorable! A supportive fixture in Noe Valley for schools and businesses, Fima Photography will become "part of your family," capturing memories that will last forever as well as highlighting the many talents and services of our local merchants.
Sandra H 7/31/13 (Family portrait photography)
I just wanted to say how much fun my fiancé and I had on our Engagement photo session with Fima in San Francisco just couple of weeks ago!
Fima is very creative, full of ideas, patient and fun.
My fiancé, like most guys, not a great fan of taking pics, but by the end of the session he said: "wow it was fun - I'll do it again!" Yeeepeee!
Fima made us feel so comfortable and we end up with such an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G images!!! my Facebook is thriving right now with comments :) yay!
We are so looking forward for Fima to photograph our Wedding in October!
Fima - you are the best! :)
Mike and Kristina 7/31/12 (San Francisco and Bay Area Engagement Photography)
Fima photographed my 6 week old daughter and we had a great experience. He was very respectful and patient with the shots he took. He made sure that he was able to get every type of shot that we requested and it didn't even bother him when my daughter peed on his floor while her diaper was off! He is a good person and a pleasure to work with. Thanks Fima!
Jeremy G 7/21/12 (newborn studio photography)
From my wedding to my kids' Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, to memory books to headshots, Fima can do it all -- and he does it with a big smile in all settings: indoors, outdoors, and with props or not. With his ability to make everyone feel so comfortable, eyes come alive and smiles glow in every shot. Besides making people look great, Fima's sense of lighting and composition are amazing. Patient, efficient and very experienced, nothing fazes Fima. I would recommend Fima for any photography job, anywhere, anytime. His prices are reasonable too! Something interesting about Fima is that he is also an excellent photographer of natural landscapes, night scenes and hilarious staged "real life" shots.
Joanna C 6/23/12 (Wedding photography, family photography, child photography)
For as long as I can remember, I've had my head-shots taken with Fima. Each time, the stunning beauty of the photography astounded me! Other than head-shots, Fima has taken a series of photos of my sibling and me, which remarkably and easily captured the essence of our relationship, as well as Fima's incredible photography. For anyone looking for the perfect photos, Fima is just the man for the job!
Toby R 5/30/12 (Executive headshots photography)
Fima has been taking my headshots for several years now, and I'm always very happy with the results. I feel really comfortable during the shoots (Fima even let me choose what kind of music I wanted in the background!), since Fima exudes the perfect mix of playfulness and professionalism. Fima also took a series of photos -- lovingly titled "Siblingness" -- of me and my brother when we were younger; I will value these photos forever. Fima somehow effortlessly captured the essence of our relationship; we were simply existing in each other’s company rather than posing. I am so grateful for these precious freeze frames of reality. Thank you over and over, Fima.
Anya R 5/29/12 (executive headshots photography)
I recently did a photo shoot with Fima and was more than pleased with my overall experience. I did a studio shoot and the environment was very inviting and he made me feel very comfortable in front of the camera. I came back to see the images and was over joyed with the final result. He has great options for printing and great prices. I highly recommend his work!
Marissa P 5/29/12 (A model for a day photography)
Fima was the photographer at a wedding I was in. Hands down it was the most enjoyable experience with a photographer I ever had. He was fun and patient with us and created the most beautiful images. The service exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great photographer with reasonable prices. I will totally use him in the future and refer all my friends to him as well!!
Paula G 5/21/12 (San Francisco and Bay Area wedding photography)
Fima was able to capture the very essence of our wedding on July 11, 2011 by capturing beautiful and elegant yet fun images! My husband and I will forever be grateful to him and eternally cherish our memorable day!
Aileen G 9/15/11 (San Francisco and Bay Area wedding photography)
Fima did a great job for me and I highly recommend him. Good service, very fair and decent prices, and most important for me...great pictures. He is someone I plan to use again in the future and never hesitate to refer to my friends and family. Thanks again Fima.
Andrew K 8/29/11 (executive headshots photography)
All I can say is thank you, you delivered on exactly what we wanted and then some. As you know I hate taking pictures, but you made the whole shoot fun and exciting and the outcome was nothing short of spectacular. You definitely have the talent for capturing people's feelings for one another in your pictures. When I look at the pictures all I can see is how happy we are and how much we love one another.
If anyone out there is looking for a photographer and you want a true professional, then go with the best "Fima Photography"
Paul G 6/24/11(San Francisco and Bay Area wedding photography)
My wife and I recently took family photos with Fima. Our first child (a boy) was born just 4 1/2 months ago and we wanted to capture the moments in photos. Fima was fantastic. He was creative, professional, patient, and most importantly, fun. I personally do not enjoy spending the time (or money) to have pictures professionally done. Fima, however, made this experience well worth it. His prices are reasonable, and he is an excellent business person. He is the only photographer in San Francisco that I would recommend.
John O 8/24/11 (newborn studio photography)
My wife and I bought one of Fima's packages for chronicling the first year of your child's life. It's been money well spent as the pictures that Fima captures never seem to amaze us. Our son is not the most patient of subjects and is always running around the studio intent on destroying anything worth over $10; yet, Fima is always amazing with us and somehow amongst the chaos manages to catch the most amazing pictures. We highly recommend Fima's services.
Thomas R 2/3/11 (Family studio portrait photography)
My kids and I were moving out of San Francisco and wanted some on-location photos to take with us to remind us of the many years we'd spent in the city. Fima suggested Baker Beach.
My kids had a blast playing in the water and the results were just spectacular. The pictures are candid and natural and the perfect memory. In addition to the photos, I ended up buying the slide show as I couldn't bear to choose which photos to leave any of them behind!
Due to moving out of the area, my timelines were pretty tight, but Fima worked with our schedule and made sure the prints and CD were ready before we left. I would (and have) highly recommend him to friends wanting family photos.
Paula W 8/24/10 (An outdoor family portrait photography)
Fima was extremely patient and kind with me during our shoot. I do not like to have my picture taken, but I needed some professional head shots taken. Then, based on his positive encouragement, I ended up doing more glamorous and exciting photos. I am so glad I did! Through his photography, Fima was able to show me just how attractive I can be. As a woman going through a break-up, this was a very empowering and supportive process. One of the photos was posted on Facebook and I can't believe the response it received! My friends really loved it. Who knew I could look so sensational? Fima was able to bring that out of me and I am so glad he did!
I would highly recommend Fima to those looking for professional photos like head shots and also more personal photography for brides, newborns, pets or Model for a Day fun! Check out his website- his location shots are stunning. Fima does fantastic work!
Charlene W 10/07/10 (A model for a day photography)
Fima is a wonderful photographer, so easy to work with and just a great guy. I tend to freeze in front of a camera, but Fima made the experience fun and enjoyable. At times I even forgot I was having my picture made.
I had a last minute need for a professional photograph and Fima fit me in the next day. He also referred me to a close by makeup artist and a hair dresser and coached me on what to wear and how to prepare for the session. The whole experience was really great and relaxing.
Fima took the best photographs I've had taken in years. I highly recommend him and his work.
Karen W 8/15/10 (A model for a day photography)
Fima, It was a pleasure meeting you. I really enjoyed watching you work, and feel very blessed to have been the recipient of such a wonderful result. I love the photograph. Thank you so much for your excellent work
Lynda Hammitt 7/20/10 (Family studio portrait photography)
Fima took my executive head shots and they look amazing! He has a unique talent for capturing the essence of life in a moment.
I was a little nervous being in front of the camera, but Fima did a great job of helping me relax and have fun. His personality is warm and friendly.
His studio is well equipped and his artistic eye is top notch. His 20 years of experience and zest for life are evident each of his photos and I will never go anywhere else.
Lisa P 4/8/10 (An executive headshots photo session)
We charged Fima to get a great shot of our family of five and he did it! Our three kids (the oldest is 5) aren't the easiest to shoot - everyone is off running or looking in different directions. And then, our littlest crashed into some playground equipment the day before and had a huge bruise right in the middle of his forehead. I was surprised at how well the photos turned out. He airbrushed out the evidence of the collision and we finally have several wonderful shots of our family! What a great Christmas present!
Shelley S 2/7/10 (A San Francisco outdoor family photography)
We just had a family portrait done by Fima with our twin 2-year olds and the pictures were fantastic! My wife got a tear in her eye during the slide show; Fima really has a gift for capturing the essence of children's personality.
The photography session was relaxed, easy and painless. He was able to take advantage of the children's natural play as well as gently fit in semi-staged shots with the whole family.
We were extremely pleased with the number of photographs that we just had to keep!
Ian E 12/5/09 (San Francisco Newborn photography)
Fima took pictures of 3 year old and my 1.5 year old, not an easy task, all I can say is that he did an amazing job! He has an incredible eye for catching incredible moments. We had a great time with Fima; he had a lot of patience and professionalism. I was ecstatic when I saw the photos and will look at them for many many years to come, they are treasures. He has a true gift, and he and his stuff were wonderful to work with. I look forward to working with Fima in the future.
Afrancesca M 12/3/9 (San Francisco studio family photography)
Fima Gelman has captured three important events for our family -- my first pregnancy, the birth of our son, and the recent birth of our daughter. Even though I take hundreds of digital photos of my kids, my amateur eye doesn't come close to matching the amazing images that Fima creates for us. Our most recent photo shoot was chaotic -- two crabby kids and lots of "costume changes" -- but thanks to Fima's patience and persistence, we got so many incredible images of the kids that it was almost impossible to choose among them. I've recommended Fima to many local friends, and their experiences have been similarly positive.
Kristin H 11/09/09 (San Francisco studio portrait photography)
When we decided to have our wedding in SF, we were nervous that we would not be able to find a photographer that we liked. Fima was recommended to me through my aunt and I am so happy that she did. Fima was not disruptive to the progression of our ceremony or the reception. He took a lot of really wonderful, candid shots that we weren't even aware he was taking and they came out beautifully and fully captured the tone of the event. He was very pleasant to all of our guest and most of them commented on what a joyful addition he was to our wedding. Fima also got my teenage son to come out of his temperamental teenage shell and take great comical photos. I am a painter and my now husband is a photographer and we found that his sense of composition, color, tone and balance were exactly what we wanted. We thought his pieces were stunning. My family and friends were astounded at the job he did when they saw the final results. He was a joy to work with and definitely very talented and worth every penny.
WC 8/23/09 (San Francisco and Bay area wedding photography)
Fima did our wedding last year and he did a FANTASTIC job. He listened to what we wanted and helped us come up with creative ideas for photos. He is very professional and has a great personality. We were able to sit down with him in his studio and review everything that we needed when we needed it. We enjoyed our experience and will keep him as our photographer for life.
BM 5/17/09 (San Francisco and Bay area wedding photography)
I needed some professional photos of me for my website, and Fima did a great job. I asked for several casual shots of me doing normal things in my neighborhood, and we had a blast. After we got the shots, we edited them together on his computer. During the whole process, he listened to my ideas and improved on them. He was very patient, thorough and professional.
The experience was fun, and the pictures are great.
Cheryl F 4/3/09 (San Francisco Executive headshots)
Fima Photography is a very professional Photography Studio to work with. We booked Fima for our wedding in June of 2008 and have continued to hire him as a Photographer. He has such a creative eye and is fun to work with. My Husband and I love the way our wedding day was captured and enjoy looking through our wedding album from time to time.
We look forward to using Fima for our future family. We have and will continue to refer our friends and family to Fima Photography!
Enjoy your Creative and Professional experience!
Renee P 2/11/09 (San Francisco and Bay area wedding photography)
Fima did a great job photographing my 10 month old daughter. We love the photos, and I even ordered more that I thought I would. He really listened to what I wanted and he delivered.
Julia C 4 star 2/3/09 (Noe Valley studio photography)
've known Fima for many, many years and watched him grow as a business person and a human being. He has been shooting my company's holiday photo for about 12 years now and each year we get more and more compliments on it. What I enjoy most about working with Fima is his mixture of professionalism and playfulness. I believe that is what puts us to ease and brings out the best in the us for the photo.
Debra M 2/3/09 (Executive headshots, San Francisco)
Fima is great! I am amazed at how well he worked with my toddler and baby. He is calm, understanding and did whatever it took to capture the moment. He put the entire family to ease and everyone was felt so comfortable which is evident in the pictures. I would strongly recommend him to everyone..
Meghan G 12/08/08 (san Francisco Newborn and family photography)
Fima is a skilled, professional photographer. He came out to our home in the South Bay and took beautiful photos of our newborn daughter as well as some amazing family photos. He was patient and flexible photographing the kids. We were impressed that he came to our location and appreciated the time he took finding the right backdrop and setting. The quality of his work is excellent.
Jil M 10/22/08 (Bay Area Family photography)
I had a pleasure of working with Fima for the last three years. The photography projects included family portraits, website photography, fitness modeling and documentary photography. I recommend Fima as an excellent expert and a talented artist.
Fima delivers an outstanding quality of work. His portraits capture the essence of a person, and he has a special talent for featuring people in movement. Recently Fima took a series of my family pictures for my website. My three kids, my husband and I had a terrific time and when I look at these pictures, I think, "This is so... us!" He is an expressionist when it comes to movement, and an impressionist when it comes to color, but he also demonstrates great attention to details.
Fima's creativity doesn't prevent him from understanding his customers' goals and intentions. Fima listens to you and then uses his talent and expertise to meet your requirements. He also demonstrates a rare promptness and provides refreshingly easy logistics. His sense of humor makes potentially boring and nerve-breaking photo shoots fun.
Anna O 10/20/08 (San Francisco portrait photography)
We initially choose Fima to photograph our wedding in June 2008 in Sonoma. He was more than amazing on our wedding day. I can honestly look back and say that he captured the most wonderful and important day of my life through his photography. His photos and ideas are unique and refreshing.
Since then, he has done another photo shoot for us - and we will continue to go to Fima for photographs.
I highly highly recommend Fima to anyone looking for a photographer in the SF Bay Area. He truly is an amazing photographer and a wonderful man to work with.
Heather Mitchell 10/19/08 (Bay Area wedding photography)
Fima is a very talented and creative photographer. Every aspect of his work is professional, and his pictures are incredible and unique. Fima is super professional and great to work with. If you want to have wonderful wedding album, amazing pictures of your children or gorgeous modeling portfolio, I recommend you to work with Fima.
Anastasia Z 9/30/08 (San Francisco model for a day photography)
Fima photographed our wedding at Heather Farms in Walnut Creek on a very hot (98 degrees) day. He was punctual, professional and patient. His sense of art, nature & film, great eye and creativity helped capture some lovely and cherished memories. Fima got everything I wanted and so much more (he surprised me with a photo in my dress w/ my 19 year Siamese who died a month after the wedding. That he understood the relationship w/ my feline and took such a photo was divine intervention!) . Additionally, he was extremely patient w/ us post wedding (we had unexpected events get in the way of picking photos for the album) and he had superb suggestions for our album. It is magnificent. Several folks have wanted to redo there albums based on his and all our friends/family are equally impressed and touched by his work. Fima is a great photographer as well as a great person. He is a lot of fun. I would recommend him a million times over.
Anjahni D 9/27/08 (Bay Area wedding photography)
Fima photographed our wedding and he did a fabulous job!
The photos were just what we were looking for, fresh, spontaneous,
and beautiful. He really goes the extra mile to cover every aspect
of one of the most important days of your life. We couldn't be happier
with the memories he has given us to enjoy for a lifetime!
9/27/2008 Lynda N (Bay Area wedding photography)
I can't explain how glad and lucky I am that we had Fima photograph our wedding/engagement pics!! Knowing my husband and I were huge Giants fans, he took us to a AT&T ballpark for our engagement session and we had SO many good pics that we ended up with a board holding 8 of our favorites!!! And our wedding album is gorgeous-EVERYONE loves it!! And the day of our wedding when it rained and our ceremony was moved inside....Fima still came thru and got amazing shots!!! He is easy to talk to, great to work with, and he is worth every penny!!! And I can't wait for him to photograph our new baby girl!!
Jennifer O 9/27/08 San Francisco Engagement and wedding photography)
Fima photographed my wedding in Mexico. He did have to travel there and since the wedding was a multiple day affair, he ended up working a lot more hours than expected with a lot of enthusiasm. . He is incredible at capturing the mood, expressions and energy of the people, the surrounding ambiance. Everybody LOVED the photos and I was very happy with all he was able to capture. He is easy and fun to work with, always very creative and spontaneous. Action photography is my hobby and did quite a bit of searching looking for a great photographer who can capture amazing moments. It was hard to find somebody even close to his work.
I highly recommend Fima.
He is very passionate at what he does.
Ausra S 9/26/08 (Destination wedding photography)
Fima is an AMAZING photographer, he photographed me and my daughters on a few occasions. Every time I worked w/Fima, he made me feel very comfortable and produced some incredible pictures. I couldn't even believe that the person in the picture was me!! He truly exceeded my expectations!
Recently, we were at the wedding and afterwards we viewed the pictures and the slide show, it was amazing. Incredible attention to details and people emotions. He was able to capture the life and bring back the experience of the moment.
Fima is a great great photographer and he has a fantastic personality. His pictures are wonderful.
I highly recommend him for any of your photography needs.
Aida R 9/26/08 (Bay Area Family photography)