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While food has always been a huge part of my life,

I haven’t always realized how much so. 


The kitchen was the place of gathering. Aunts, uncles, and cousins would visit often. The air around kitchen table electrified with conversations of travel, gossip and the occasional dirty joke. All the while pots and pans simmered on the stove and the table full with food as well as a few bellies. 


As an adult I’ve worked for a non-profit organization that manages farmers markets, attended a culinary school, worked in kitchens, and of course love to cook for the family. 


The kind of photos I want to make for you are like those memories I have as a kid. Not my memories of course, but yours. Every time you look at the pictures we make together, I want those feelings of all the hard work and love you put into your food or the product you make everyday. 


I absolutely love making pictures and  love working with  people who love what they do and look forward to working with you and your staff.


and if you want to know a bit about the other stuff here you go…


Mike Gurule is a photographer and San Francisco Bay Area native who has a passion for creating images that celebrate the uniqueness of his clients. Whether photographing a Bay Area cookbook author against the colorful backdrop of her home kitchen, a boisterous street festival in Barcelona or an inquisitive toddler, Mike brings his love of craft and spontaneity to every picture-making moment. 


A seasoned digital imager, Mike applies his keen eye for color, texture and composition to each image he creates in the camera and later, on screen. He spent 10 years as a professional newspaper and online imager and has been taking pictures since college, when he picked up his first camera. He loves creating portraits and has a passion for street photography, but is equally comfortable with commercial shoots. 


Mike is an award winning photographer. He is the father of a busy two-year-old, a loving husband and owner of two wonderfully mischievous dogs. He loves exploring farmers markets, the Northern California coast and jamming on the guitar and drums. 

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