Our job is to tell your story.
Your job is to just be you.

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Hi! Hola! Kamusta!

We’re Stephen and Alisa Heraldo, photographers based in San Luis Obispo, California. We photograph weddings, families, community events and more. We fell in love with the raw, storytelling aspect of photojournalism and are committed to using it to tell stories about everyday people.

Nice things clients have said


Amanda L.

“We chose Heraldo Family Photo for our wedding and could not be more thrilled that we did. They responded to our questions quickly and were always so friendly. On one of the most photographed days of our lives, they nailed it. They listened [and made sure] we got [pictures we wanted] and ones that we didn't even know we needed. They made us both feel so at ease and comfortable all day.

Both Stephen and Alisa photographed our ceremony and reception and while you knew they were there getting these amazing shots, they blended in like they were guests. Stephen even did a little Cha Cha Slide with us.

They really captured our day perfectly. A perfect blend of those posed family photos and, my favorite, those candid moments where you can see the love, happiness, and excitement of not only us but those we chose to celebrate our day with. We cannot recommend Heraldo Family Photo enough and know we will use them to capture other moments in the future.”


Anisa G.

“[Stephen] was so personable and fun, my husband said they were cracking jokes all day and that Stephen really helped relax the mood while taking pictures with family. He also has such a great eye for little moments I never would have thought to ask for pictures of. His photos are beautiful! We were so happy with all the moments he captured for us! Stunning photos! 🙌🏻”


Erin M.

“Seriously?!? We have the best photographers. They always INSIST on doing their specialty: photojournalism. Which always feels like code for “we want to take pictures of your real life even though it’s gross and crazy.” And then when I’m looking at our tiny, filthy apartment feeling like I might cry from shame they remind me that I don’t have to clean for this. And I am, every time, HIGHLY skeptical that they will even get ONE good shot. Then we have a lovely few hours and I think, these are good friends, even if their photography style is nuts. 

But then... THEN!! They send the photos. And I wonder how they make our mess look like a home. How they make our never-combed, NEEEEEEDED to dress them selves in their FAAAAAAAVORITE miss-matched, inside-out clothes children look radiant. They somehow capture that glow, that always masquerades as ragamuffin. Magic. 

Intrigued? You should be. Check them out! They’ve done our maternity shoot, Mabel’s first day, the big kids’ birthday, and this family shoot. (Plus all the other people they’ve shot.) 

And then book them. They’ve even figured out how to connect photography and philanthropy. I’ll say it again. MAGIC.”


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