Never contrived, definitely spontaneous and always fun: that’s the pictorial experience with Auey Santos, who provides the woman-power behind Photograffiti.
Auey specializes in a new genre of experiential photography. Equal emphasis is placed on the relationship-building benefits of the photography experience as is on the artistic images that are created from the session.
When shooting weddings, Auey likes to keep it simple — using available light and natural elements in photos. Her wedding photography style is laidback, allowing events to unfold naturally before the camera. Her work has been published in the coffee table book The Modern Balikbayan Bride and has won awards in the Bay Area photography circles.
Auey understands the power of visuals, having worked in broadcast media and web content management before launching Photograffiti in 2002. Among her corporate clients are Coca-Cola, IW Group San Francisco, California Academy of Science and Lucille Packard's Children Hospital at Stanford.
In September 2008, Auey was recognized as a "Certified Professional Photographer" by the Professional Photographic Certification Commission. The stringent exam and image critique standards are among the highest in the country, with less than 3% of professional photographers passing each year.