Jack C.   Rescue, CA


"Gretchen doesn't know this, but her work always makes me cry. So when you go to do the preview, bring a box of tissues. Her work has brought joy and happiness to our lives. We have been working with her for over 8 years, and she never ceases to amaze me. She has made every experience personal. So if you are looking for great work look no further. An amazing person and an equal great artist."

Nathan S.   Walnut Creek, CA

"Gretchen Adams ROCKS, her quality of work ROCKS and you MUST ABSOLUTELY use her services. We had two sets of family photos done by Gretchen, one in Half Moon Bay and one in wine country (two years apart), and WOW they turned out amazing! We also chose one family shot from each for our holiday cards and have never received more compliments on photos in our life. She is great with kids as well and makes the entire process enjoyable and stress free. 100 % recommended without hesitation."

Cathi C.   Rescue, CA

"Gretchen has an amazing ability to capture the essence of whomever she photographs. She has been chronicling our family since my son was born 8 years ago and I am always surprised at how she can take a fussy baby or grumpy teenager and make them feel comfortable and look beautiful! I have received so many compliments from friends who see her work in our home, it truly is a piece of art."

Charlynne M.   San Jose, CA

"Gretchen has shot my maternity photos and my 3 children and she never ceases to amaze me with the her work. She's always coming up with new ideas and new locations to avoid the mundane. She's very patient and efficient which is important when working with kids. Her style is timeless portraiture so the photos won't look dated and will last for generations. I love her work and highly recommend her. I travel from south San Jose to Concord because her work is well worth it."

Erica L.   Brentwood, CA

"I just viewed my maternity and family photos at Gretchen's studio. As soon as I saw the slide show of the pictures I started crying. The family photos were amazing. I have always loathed getting my picture taken because I never liked any of them. However, every single picture was amazing. Gretchen is a true artist and professional. She captured every moment perfectly!!! Not only that, but even the photo shoot at her studio was easy. I went in uncomfortable, but something about her presence just puts me at ease.

We go back next week with our newborn baby girl for her infant photos. I cannot wait. It is safe to say I will probably use her for family portraits from now on!

Gretchen you ROCK!!!"

Katherine S.   San Clemente, CA

"Gretchen is an absolute expert in her field. Her photography talent is beyond phenomenal. From the first conversation about my headshots, I could tell the experience was going to be amazing. Gretchen took time to understand my business and the type of images that would work best to reflect my brand. She then fully customized our shoot so my shots were relevant to my business. She offered tips on wardrobe, colors, makeup, and determined the perfect location to shoot. She effortlessly took into account lighting, time of day, and background to get the perfect images. Gretchen made me feel comfortable while ensuring that I looked great. I was blown away by the shots she took and could not have been happier with her service and product. Plus, her customer service is stellar. I highly recommend Gretchen Adams Photography!"

Katie S.   Clayton, CA

"Gretchen took my professional business headshots and I couldn't have been happier with the results. She made me feel comfortable and the pictures turned out better than I ever could have imagined. I was thrilled to have found her!"