The Protege team are experts when working with family, children, and pet. Here are some samples of our work, we hope you enjoy viewing the images.



Eclectic and spectacular, with unprecedented privacy, we welcome you to the Protege Studio experience.


Clear Pricing, No Suprises.


One Hour Session
includes All Digital Files

• You Own All The High Resolution Digital Images
• Both Indoor and Outdoor at the Protege Studio
• One Retouched Image
• One Outfit Only


Two Hour Session
includes All Digital Files

• You Own All The High Resolution Digital Images
• Both Indoor and Outdoor at the Protege Studio
• Five Retouched Images
• Unlimited Outfit Changes
• Unlimited Poses and Sets


Kindly complete the information request form below to inquire about photo sessions and availability. You can also reach us at 925-988-9876.

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Our company culture, core values, and philosophy


Protege is an award winning photography company with a mission to reinvent the consumer photography experience. We started with a simple idea - to WOW our customers with service and experience. WOW is such a simple word, but it really encompasses a lot of things. To WOW, you must differentiate yourself, which means doing something a little unconventional and innovative. You must do something that's above and beyond what's expected. And whatever you do must have an emotional impact on the receiver. Protege is not an average company, our service is not average, and we don't want our people to be average. Whether internally with co-workers or externally with our customers and partners, we strive to deliver the WOW factor every single time.


Protege is fanatical about our customers, and they are pretty excited about us too - over 90% of Protege customers actively refer us to family and friends, and they give us Rave Reviews Online. Everything we do at Protege is based on these simple core values:

•Exceptional Customer Service - With a customer focused ethos as our most important and recognized quality, we are delivering happiness to our customers through results.

•Deliver WOW - Our philosophy is to WOW with service and experience. We seek to WOW our customers every time, by going above and beyond what's expected. Breaking the status quo, and deliver results that is both unconventional and innovative.

•Speed and Efficiency - We believe that the speed at which a customer receives a product plays a very important role in the photography process. At Protege, we have put a lot of focus on making sure the customers get the products as quickly as possible. Unlike most other companies, where you have to return to the studio at a later time to decide on your purchase, we make everything available to the customers immediately after their session.

•Studio Spaces with Personalities - A photography session is all about creating a comfortable and engaging environment in which the customers can have fun and recreate moments they want to remember. Each one of our distinctive studio facilities is purpose built to elevate the customer's sensory experience. Please click here for a tour of the Protege studio.

•Transparent Pricing - At Protege, we deliver top value at a very competitive rate. No fancy pricing or minimum orders. We keep everything simple and transparent.

•Create Fun and Be Adventurous - We value being fun. We want a company to have a unique and memorable personality, and we encourage outside the box thinking. At Protege, we celebrate and embrace our diversity and each person's individuality.

•Passion - Passion is contagious. We value passion, determination, perseverance, and the sense of urgency. It is the fuel that drives us and our company forward.

•Embrace and Drive Change - Let's all learn to not fear change, instead embrace it enthusiastically. Never be too comfortable with the status quo, and always be able to respond quick and adapt to change. Our company is always evolving. Our competitors can copy our images, our style, and the look of our web site, but they cannot copy our people, our culture, or our service.


Led by a team of stellar entrepreneurs and pro photographers, Protege is making positive changes to the consumer photography space. We've dedicated ourselves to bringing you the best photography experience, so that you can enjoy, and make the most of your memories. Here are the faces behind the brand.


What people are saying about PROTEGE

PROTEGE is the highest rated photo studio in the Bay Area, Over 200 FIVE Stars Reviews,


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Have questions? Our customer service team is ready to help via phone or email.

1(925) 988-9876

Matt Rolston
Director and Photographer

Timothy Leung
Creative Director/Photographer

Kimberly Moore
Customer Relations Director

John Robinson
Operations Manager

Chris Nolan
VP of Marketing

Tori Richards
Accounting and Controller

Nick Patrick
Production Photographer

Barbara McGee
Social Media Director

San Francisco Corporate Office

631 Folsom st, Suite 9
San Francisco, CA. 94107
Tel: 415-305-6162

East Bay PROTEGE Studio

1002 Grayson Road
Pleasant Hill, CA. 94523
Tel: 925-988-9876

Los Angeles PROTEGE Studio

857 N Cahuenga Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA. 90038
Tel: 310-497-1387

Our hours of operation are:
Monday through Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PST)
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PST)