About Paul

Paul Gero

Photographer  |  Author  |  Educator


This presentation I made for New York City camera store B & H Photo at their inaugural event called Depth of Field, sums up the philosophy behind my work in weddings and portraits in my career spanning 35 years.  If you ever wondered what photographer's mean when they talk about the "photojournalist's approach" or the "documentary" approach it's in this presentation.



"I Want to Make The Best Portrait You Have Ever Seen of Yourself!"

With over 30 years as a full-time, professional photographer, Orange County portrait photographer Paul Gero is changing the face of modern portrait photography.

With literally thousands of photographic assignments for major metropolitan newspapers and magazines completed, he brings a vast knowledge of lighting, posing and capturing just the right expression. Known for capturing the perfect storytelling moment, he brings all those skills together to create lasting legacy portraits for you and your family.

As a Sony-sponsored Artisan of Imagery (one of only 50 in the country), he presents at national industry events (such as CES and WPPI) in addition to teaching smaller groups both locally and nationally.

His mission is to photograph you so that you can have the best photograph that you have ever seen of yourself.  

We invite you to a personal session with Paul — it will forever change the way you see yourself.

Work Experience:

Chicago Tribune Staff photographer  1983 - 1989
Contract Photographer Sygma Photos (DC) - 1989-1990
Arizona Republic Staff photographer 1990-2002
Freelance for:  Time, People, Sports Illustrated magazines, among others
Author, “Digital Wedding Photography”  (2004)
Canon Explorer of Light  2005-2008
Producer:  “The Kids of Orange County”  2008-2016 ($70K raised for CHOC)
Author, “Mastering Digital Wedding Photography (2016)
Sony Artisan of Imagery 2014-present

Husband to Nicki, Father to Kate and Sparky

(Check out my vintage photojournalism from the early days of my career by clicking here)


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