Welcome to The Vanity Portrait Studio.

We're so glad you're here.

About Us

Our Story

Luxury events deserve something better.

Hey there! I'm Colson, the founder of The Vanity Portrait Studio.

After being a wedding and event photographer in San Francisco for nearly 10 years, I found that high-end events and weddings were missing a photography experience that actually elevated the event [hint: no cheesy photobooths or props!]

Much like you see at the Oscars or Grammys, I wanted to bring a magazine-inspired photoshoot experience to all kinds of events, creating timeless portraits that make guests feel stunning. After testing this concept at a nonprofit event in San Francisco, The Vanity Portrait Studio was born.

Our approach is rooted in celebrating people’s essence through classic portrait photography. Timelessness is key whether in our signature portrait studio experience, in event photography, or a professional headshot. We want everyone to see the best version of themselves and walk away feeling seen and affirmed.

Our goal is to give you an uplifting photography experience and portraits you'll cherish for a lifetime. This is the best gift we could give and receive.


Colson Griffith
Founder of The Vanity Portrait Studio

Our Team

Colson Griffith


Billy Cole

Senior Photographer

Erin Bump

Lead Photographer

Japhy Altenhein

Lead Photographer

Jack Millar

Production Lead

Hayley Olson

Bay Area Account Manager

Interested in joining our team?

We are always looking for photographers, editors, and generally awesome people to join the team! We currently operate in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland Metro Area, and are looking to expand to new markets like Southern California and Las Vegas. We believe everyone deserves to see themselves looking their very best. If you'd like to help us on that mission we'd love to hear from you!

Open Positions (Click Links for Descriptions)

SF/Bay Area Event and Portrait Studio Photographer (Part Time)


By joining our team you'll receive a competitive salary, half of your medical benefits are paid, paid time off, paid sick leave, group disability insurance, and an awesome team to work with!


The Vanity Portrait Studio requires anyone working onsite or visiting The Vanity Portrait Studio’s offices to confirm they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious accommodation is timely requested and approved. Please reach out if you have questions or concerns about this policy and how it may apply to your candidacy for a role with The Vanity Portrait Studio.


The Vanity Portrait Studio strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

Inquire about joining the team!