We hired Damien of Sapient Studios to photograph two back-to-back corporate events for us in SF last month. He did a great job at understanding and delivering the goals we set for him through our vision of the events. Damien and his team were extraordinarily professional and his photos really captured the essence of our events. We also loved his user-friendly photo gallery that allowed us to view all the photos and choose the ones we wanted to download. We will definitely use the Sapient Studios team again for future events!
-Moss Networks Team
Filmed an interview of a subject behind white backdrop. Lights are provided and for a filmmaker thats a dream come true. Usually you have to rent lights out or a company, this becomes cost effective in many ways. No need to spend time setting up, all the lighting is already set, utilizing their high tech light grid, it was simple and fast(and i mean fast) to start shooting. If you know what you are doing, this is the kind of place you would love to do your work at.
Overall, a pleasant experience, Damien even went out of his way and took some behind the scenes footage, that is the kind of people you dream of working with.
Wow, I can't believe its been 2 years since I have first met Damien. He and I have worked together on more than one occasion and I am so excited for every chance I get to work with him. Whether its in his Studio in SoMa or somewhere in the SF Scene, Damien is all over the place looking for that perfect shot. He has been a pleasure to work with everytime.
If you have the opportunity to shoot in the studio Cross your finger Moira is around. She is a doll that loves to help out. She is super friendly and always willing to share the Pop Crisp :-)
Damien and Moira... You two make a great team! I love allllll of the photos... Magazine pics, Club Shots, Studio Shots, Weddings... You guys do it all and you make everyone look amazing!
The best photographer for private events that I know of. From Slide to French Tuesday, from Yoshi's event to Donovan's parties. I always so looking forward the pictures the very next day.
He's not only master at pictures for events, but also for private functions, wedding, & high fashion as well.
His pictures are captivated, creative & lively! Reliable, professional & reasonable service!
Damien is the man hands down ;-)
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the hubs has interacted with Sapient photography several times over the years and always has great feedback. I think i've only been in front on their lense once recently at an opening event at Ambassador for a new series (program, parties? not sure the right term) they're doing in night clubs interacting with designers, make-up artists ad models in real night life settings. Very interactive, very creative and unique. Damien and his wife are charming and their work is very high quality and professional. If your'e in the need of a photographer I'd definitely check them out.
I met Damien at some random party in SF ... and I'm glad I did. He has been my resident photographer for my organization (Latinos A Morir - latinosamorir.com/photos… for pictures) and has always made sure to take the best pictures at every event he has been at.
Not only are his pictures great, but his attitude and treatment of my guests are amazing.
In addition, his delivery of post-production pictures is clock-work.
I recommend anyone to make sure to check this artsy, energetic, up-n-coming photographer before they book anyone else!
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Party photographers probably get more people in trouble in a given night than do the SFPD.
Leave your camera at home (or lose it in a cab and be too lazy to buy a new one).
This guy can make even me look (almost) good.
I had a great time during my photoshoot. I am so NOT photogenic but Damien made me feel very comfortable. The photos turned out fantastic, and Damien knows just the right angles and poses to make them look phenominal. And he gets just the right shot with the best lighting.
If you are looking to have extraordinary pictures taken, this is the place to do it. I will be back.
Damien, is always professional, always a gentlemen and always generous with his abilities!
If you need quality photos for your event, he and his team are excellent at covering the entire scene while making guests feel comfortable and natural in front of the camera.
If I could, I'd have Sapient cover all of my events!
Damien and Moira were two of the friendliest, most helpful people I have come across in this industry. Not only is Damien an AMAZING photographer but the studio is comfortable and they are both so creative. The overall experience was smooth, fun, productive and the pictures he took turned out better than I could have expected- and way beyond any pictures I could have imagined or conceived of without their vision, assistance and delivery of an outstanding service. I will definitely tell my friends and return for any other Photography needs I have in the future--can't wait to use them in my wedding!
I've known Damien Miller forever in the nightlife entertainment industry. The most sincere, loyal, hardworking son-of-a-gun that don't even know when to quit. All I can say is, HE GETS THE JOB DONE!
The style of photography that he shoots at night are remarkable! They contrast a vibrant colorful party socialites having fun with beautiful smiles. Sapient Photography only brings the best of anyone and Damien Miller is the man for hire if you want the ultimate pictures to show off to everyone!
Regardless if is Day or Night, Damien Miller of Sapient Photography is the company you can depend on and most definitely, rely on. What more can you say about a man who is very dedicated of his work, outgoing personality, caring person, a true visionary and a true businessman.
Did I also forgot to mention that he takes great photos?
Damien is the resident photographer at French Tuesdays ! I always look forward to Wednesday's (after the hang over) when he puts up the pics. on FT website. Also, he is very friendly, outgoing and as Khan would put it "Swell".
Definitely would recommend him to photograph any of your events !
Amazing photographer!! Damien is so much fun to work with and he always has you laughing! You can see him bouncing around Infusion Lounge, Slide, etc bouncing around taking a ton of pictures. He loves what he does and it shows. Want a great photographer? Definitely book Damien :)
As the event manager of French Tuesdays, San Francisco chapter, I have been delighted to work with Damien, the regular photographer for all our events.
Not only Damien shows a rare sense of creativity and perfectionism in his work, but he also has this obvious shiny personality that actually contibutes dramatically to the greatness of his pictures.
I can only highly recommend him...
Damien has a million dollar smile... and you... well you don't. The great thing is that he can make it seeeem like you have a million dollar smile. Damien is always out on the scene ready to snap the best photos. I've used his services for one of my events and he did a magnificent job catching the essence of our party!
If you want a professional, creative, hard working photographer that is flexible and takes direction, but also provides excellent solutions and suggestions then Damien is your photographer. Our design firm has used his skilled photography for a wide range of projects from unique product shots to hospitality shots...Damien captures it every time!
I was lucky enough to happen upon Damien and he was the perfect photographer for our Leadership Forum events held in downtown San Francisco and the Google headquarters. He is a true people person, and makes everyone around him who is photographing feel very comfortable. His professionalism and product were very impressive, and I will be using him when ever and where ever I can. Highly, highly recommend.
I play the electric violin with DJ Donovan at many of his events from the White Party and Donovan's Summer Love CD Release Party at Ruby Skye, NYE at the Bently Reserve, Slide etc....The one thing I can count on is my man Damien taking the shot that captures the moment. I highly recommend Sapient Photography & Design for all of your fashion and event photography needs.
Damien is fantastic! I asked Damien to take pictures at a big private party I was organizing, and it was the best decision I made. Damien is very friendly and outgoing, and is able to make guests feel comfortable, special and beautiful. Aside from the picture-taking, I can honestly say he actually added to the party through his fun presence and interaction with guests (and it gives guests an excuse to ham it up!). He fits right in with any hip and upscale SF crowd, and people enjoy talking to him, so it feels very natural to have around, all the while he is clicking at a rate of 100 pictures/hour! If you're on the fence - give it a shot. And take a look at how great his images are!
Best photographer around! Always a pleasure working with Sapient.5/23/2009 It was a pleasure photographing your event at 330 Ritch, your event was very fun to shoot. I hope to… It was a pleasure photographing your event at 330 Ritch, your event was very fun to shoot. I hope to work with you again in the near future. Read more
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We specialize and have experience in shooting your; Wedding: Engagement, Ceremony, and Reception Portraits: Personal, Family and Corporate Editorial: Magazines, Newspapers or Web Fashion: …Learn more about Sapient Studios , Opens a popup
We specialize and have experience in shooting your;
Wedding: Engagement, Ceremony, and Reception
Portraits: Personal, Family and Corporate
Editorial: Magazines, Newspapers or Web
Fashion: Runway, Look Books, Spreads
Event: Nightlife, Concert, Corporate Parties
Established in 1999.
1999 Sapient Photography and Design was founded San Diego California. 2003 Moved business to Berkeley, CA. 2008 Moved and started a portrait, wedding, and fashion studio in San Francisco's SOMA District.
2011 - We are moving again and rebranding as "Sapient Studios" for the grand opening of our new flagship photography studio in Union Square.
Currently I am a Photography Coordinator and Editorial Assistant for 944 Magazine, San Francisco City Hall, Dan McCall Catering, French Tuesdays, Western Athletic Clubs, Otis, Yoshi's, Brooklyn Circus, Starlight Room, Desired Temptations, Max Vangeli Productions, Latino A Morir, Slide Ultra Lounge, Supperclub, Infusion Lounge, Matrix Fillmore, just to name a few.
Meet the Business Owner
Professional photography has been a way to intertwine my love
of people and social interaction with my artistic vision and passion
as an entrepreneur. Since my teens, I've been photographing a variety
of subjects from live music events to private family functions. This
path has led me to fashion, event and wedding photography in my
present life. I began my professional career as an artist in graphic
design where my skills as a photographer became a great advantage.
I feel truly blessed to live my life as an artist and have the
opportunity to perfect my craft on a daily basis. San Francisco is my
canvass and its beautiful people are my inspiration.
I love to capture emotions, special moments and helping to make them feel wonderful. When I arrive on your wedding day, I will bring with me the hallmarks of my personality, which are my smile, positive energy, calm demeanor, and relentless work ethic. I look forward to capturing moments in time of your very special day.
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