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ABOUT ME

I am an award-winning photographer based in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

 

I was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. As a kid, I loved painting and drawing just as much as I loved taking apart wrist watches and fixing car radios. It wasn't until I picked up a camera as a teenager that I found an activity that combined my artistic sensibilities with my love of technical challenges. Photography has been my passion ever since. 

I bring a happy, relaxed energy to every job I shoot. In general, I'm more of a listener than a talker. When I'm not taking pictures, you'll find me salsa dancing, or, more recently, playing ukulele very badly, though joyfully!


 

WHAT I OFFER

Nowadays, anyone can snap a photo with a smartphone, but I deliver something of a different caliber. My years of experience as a wedding photographer have made me an expert in both the joys and the stressors of weddings, and I know how to operate behind the scenes, doing all the leg-work that goes into creating truly amazing photographs so that my clients can just relax and be in the moment on their special day. 

 

I shoot a mix of classic, dramatic, and photojournalistic styles. My goal is always to create timeless and stunning images that are nonetheless genuine, reflecting my clients' unique love stories. I believe that a good photograph should do more than serve as a record of the past - it should tell a story that invites us to see the world through fresh eyes. I feel incredibly privileged to witness so many joyous occasions of love and celebration, and my clients are a constant source of inspiration for me.

 

AWARDS

Ivan Duran is a member of and has won awards from the following organizations:

WPPI 
Wedding & Portrait Photographers International

PPA 
Professional Photographers of America

PPC 
Professional Photographers of California

WPE 

Professional Photographers of Europe Community

AsiaWPA

Asia Wedding Photographers Association 

2019

WPPI 

1st Place (Bride or Groom Alone Non-Wedding Day)

2nd Place (Commercial)

ShutterFest 

1st Place 

WPE 

1st Place (Individuel)

3rd Place (Fashion/Beauty)

Asia WPA

1st Place (Portrait)

2nd Place (Portrait Creative)

3rd Place (Portrait Creative)

PPC

Top 5 Overall Print Case 

Let's talk

Tel: 510-495-9441

ivanduranphotography@gmail.com