Your San Diego Event Photographer

San Diego Event photographer Cali Griebel



I’ve been a professional photographer for 15+ years. I’ve had a camera in my hand since I was 5, taking film photos as a kid, developing my B&W film & making prints in the darkroom in high school and college photography classes. My foundation in film photography has disciplined me to make each photo count and be impactful. Being a photographer allows me to tell the untold story of the event, to notice the unspoken details, and to document important and often historic moments.

I love to document life and the activities that we take part in to be able to look back through old photos and relive how those times felt. I capture the time in between the minutes ticking on the clock – the “kairos time”. I notice the way guests feel inspired by the keynote speaker from afar and how their eyes light up, how carefully attendees inspect products at a tradeshow, how humbled the employee feels onstage for the award, how guests thoughtfully select food on tray passed hors d’oeuvres. I see through the lens what we aren’t consciously aware of. Those are the emotions I want to convey in my visual art.

Photos are the only lasting item long after the dinner has been eaten, the dessert has been savored, the guests have left, and the bar has closed. Creating a photograph to preserve memories of events in your personal and public world are my life’s calling. It would be my pleasure to create tangible memories for you, your business, your employer, and your extended friends and family. I work with an amazing team of event photographers that also share my vision and produce the highest quality of work with an outgoing demeanor and professional manner.

I took on nightlife photography for my first 10 professional years in addition to other low light event work. This work took me all over Southern California to many nightclubs, circuit parties, and music festivals. This gave me the unique ability and advanced experience of working in the darker environments of conferences, conventions, and general sessions, where the color, quality, and timing of light is crucial to obtaining a properly lit photo. I have over 15 years of conference/convention/event work experience. I excel in all event environments and I’m passionate and excited about every event I photograph. I photograph in a storybook style, so that the location, setting, decor, details, candids and posed photos are all part of the gallery I deliver for your event so you have the ability to print an album and recollect all the memories as they unfolded. I can customize the type of photos you receive so that only candids, only posed, or requests of “no food photos”, or “take photos of all the signage and branding” – is what you receive. 



My photography work has been published in San Diego Union Tribune, Pacific San Diego magazine, Modern Luxury magazine, Riviera Luxury magazine, San Diego Reader, San Diego City Beat, 944 Magazine, Gloss Magazine, Dining Out magazine, SDPix magazine, San Diego Community News, Rage Magazine,, Frontiers Magazine, Gay San Diego newspaper, WHERE San Diego / LA / Orange County magazine, LGBT Weekly, San Diego Voyager, Travel section, Metro Weekly, Northern Virginia magazine, Noize, various nightclub and event flyers, and local company websites and print advertising.


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