Moving to California from New Zealand in 2000, I studied photography and digital imaging at Brooks Institute of Photography.  Technical know-how & professionalism was a must. Today I still use everything I learned there.

Fast Forward: Over the last 20 years as a professional I have photographed magazine covers, campaigns and Fortune 100/500 advertising. As well as photography for hotels, colleges and  numerous fashion lookbooks and clothing catalogs.

I photograph for large clients all over California that include The Irvine Company, USC, BNY Mellon Bank, UBS, Memorial Care Hospital System and Vizio among others.

Call me anytime to discuss a photoshoot (large or small; no obligation or pressure): (949)307-3833

Corporate:

  • The Irvine Company (Photographed all OC/SD/LA & Silicon Valley Customer/Client execs & Engineers)
  • USC -University of Southern California
  • United Capital (firm-wide rebranding)
  • UBS
  • CHOC Hospital
  • Shriners for Children Medical Center
  • BNYM Bank of New York Mellon (OC/LA/SFO Offices Rebranding)
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Severson Law
  • Fidelity
  • GE Aviation
  • Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth LLP (OC/LA/SFO Offices)
  • Green Street Advisors
  • Five Star Professional
  • Ryley Carlock & Applewhite LLP (Arizona)
  • Bremer Whyte LLP (OC, LA, Arizona, SFO & Vegas)
  • Wood, Smith, Henning and Berman LLP (OC, LA)
  • Nossaman LLP (OC, LA)
  • UHS
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Callahan & Blaine LLP
  • The Yocca Law Firm LLP
  • McKasson & Klein LLP
  • Russell & Lazarus APC
  • Allen Matkins
  • Turner, Reynolds, Greco & O'Hara, A Law Corporation
  • Memorial Care Hospital System
  • St. Josephs Hospital
  • Fountain Valley Hospital
  • Harvard Eye
  • Feinerman Vision
  • OptumRx
  • Wells Fargo
  • Grubb & Ellis
  • US Bank
  • The NEW Program
  • ClearLight Partners
  • BCC Partners, LLC
  • Green Street Advisors
  • Nigro Karlin Segal & Feldstein, LLP
  • Active Captive Management
  • Century Group
  • Jury Impact
  • Tustin Police Force
  • Signal Hill Police Force
  • Vanguard University
  • Chapman University
  • Stantec
  • United Way
  • RiverRock Real Estate Group, Inc (OC, SFO)
  • Apriem Advisors
  • Baron HR
  • Benefits Exchange Alliance
  • Five Star Professional
  • Warmington
  • Trammel Crowe
  • Baron HR
  • HomeXPress Mortgage
  • Keleman
  • BXA
  • Blankinship and Foster LLC
  • Wind Water Realty
  • Newmeyer & Dillion LLP
  • Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP

Product:

  • Vizio (Photographed TVs for Boxes)
  • SabreVision
  • Wonderland Glasses
  • Newport Yacht Charters
  • McKinna Yachts
  • Bilstein Shocks
  • Toyota Parts
  • Montage Hotels Online Store
  • Mia Marcelle Swimsuits (Ghost Mannequin)
Agencies:
  • ELA (Toll Roads)
  • Luxury Brand Group (Jewelers Mutual, Michael M)
  • Juxt (Cisco, Flo TV)
  • HallPass Media (Adidas)
  • Hampton Direct/Script to Screen (Numerous Infomercials)
  • AkinsParker (Vanguard, Bilstein, Toyota)
  • Hayes Martin Associates (William Lyons Homes)
  • FreshCut Creative

Campaigns:

  • St Regis Hotel
  • Sunsets Swimwear
  • Lonsdale
  • Tyler Rose Swimwear
  • Orisue
  • Hot Tuna
  • Cr8Rec

Magazines:

  • Orange Coast Magazine - Numerous Covers and Editorials 10+ years
  • Ladies Home Journal
  • Response Magazine - Multiple Covers and Editorials
  • OC Health Magazine
  • Damsel Magazine / Lemonade Magazine / Blisss Magazine
  • Advertising Specialty Institute – ASI (Stitches Magazine)
  • First for Women Magazine
  • T+D magazine
  • American Motorcyclist

ClothingCatalogs:

  • SwimSpot
  • CaliYork
  • Orisue
  • Tyler Rose Swimwear
  • Hanna Jo
  • Creative Recreation
  • Hot Tuna
  • Hinano
  • Ezekiel
  • Boulee
  • Lunalba
  • Stani
  • Friar Tux
  • Borrow It Bindaas
  • Intelliskin
  • SabreVision
  • Beimer
  • Santiki

Jason is SO NICE, takes BEAUTIFUL PICTURES, and is so easy to talk to! I've worked with Jason for four years now at MemorialCare Medical Group, where he photographs our physicians, and he's by far one of my favorite vendors.

He's extremely professional, always shows up on time, responds to emails promptly, and he has an easy going nature that makes working with him so easy. You never have to worry about Jason - he gets the job done, does it well, and he's just plain enjoyable to be around! I would recommend highly to any one I know. Lori (Yelp)

My pictures came out looking AMAZING! I didn't know I could look like that! It was really great working with Jason....he is patient, personable, most of all, professional. He really knows how to get a get the best pictures out of someone. For a new model like me, this is really a plus and I really do hope that we can work together again soon. :) -Pasha (Yelp)

My marketing consultant said that I needed professional photos done and she had worked with Jason before and loved his work. She was right. What a great guy. He mades the whole experience comfortable and fun. I'm not really comfortable in front of the camera, but Jason was really worked with me. And the photos.....Awesome!!!!! -Michael (Yelp)

Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous! Jason's pictures of our family were out of this world. I have to admit all of us were a little nervous. What to wear? How do we pose? Will I have a crooked smile? However, Jason immediately put us at ease and began shooting those pictures boom, boom, bam. The poses, the shadows, the colors radiated glamour and professionalism. He is the number one photographer to shoot family portraits, models, magazine fashions, and anything that you can imagine. -Kim (Yelp)

We feel like we hit the jackpot by finding Jason, he is incredibly talented! The pictures that Jason took of our family are the BEST that we have ever had done...and we have professional pictures taken every year! Jason was super easy to work with (no drama!!) and turned our pictures around quickly. We were visiting Orange County from the East Coast and decided we wanted to take family pictures on the beach. Within moments of contacting Jason, we had our session scheduled. He was generous with the time he spent with our family, came to the beach where we are staying and honestly the pictures are AMAZING. We now plan on using Jason every summer when we come to the area to vacation. I cannot recommend him highly enough, check out his website, he is the real deal. -Beverly (Yelp)

Jason is so great at what he does!!! He is super chill and patient, I know I'm not the easiest to take a picture of. I am terribly camera shy and he made me feel so comfortable. My head shots turned out so well, he really made me feel beautiful. I would highly recommend Jason for any and all of your photography needs. I will definitely use Jason again in the future. THANK YOU JASON!!! -Ashley (Yelp)

I researched a bunch of photographers in the Newport area to take our family reunion photos while we were in town for 1 week on vacation. I chose Jason because I really liked how he emphasized capturing "real" pictures of everyone. -Kirsten (Google Reviews)

I have worked with Jason for over 12 years now, and I would still choose him as my number one photographer for ANY project. His fashion photography is outstanding! He can turn the most boring, flat, plain subject into an amazing photograph. As an Art Director, there is no one I'd rather have working on my magazine or shooting my covers. He's easy to work with, calm, and I always feel like my vision is what he's working towards. He has the creative ability to see what no one else does and make amazing photos! -Art Director Orange Coast Magazine (Google Reviews)

I've thrown all sorts of photography projects at Jason over the last four years, and he's approached everything with enthusiasm and creativity. Even when I'm too busy to handle all the details, Jason takes over coordination and does a great job. He's never missed a deadline, never fusses or complains. He just gets the job done, and usually becomes fast friends with his photo subjects in the process. I'd recommend him for everything from high fashion to doctor portraits -Mindy Design Director at Orange Coast Magazine

The photo speaks for itself, for those of you who know me, you can see that Jason does excellent work! What you can't see is that he was extremely courteous and professional, and best of all - efficient! I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a photo in the Orange County area -Lauren LinkedIn Reviews

My experience shooting with Jason Wallis was a great one! He is extremely professional and yet still makes you feel comfortable although not a professional model. You know he knows what he's talking about when you see your pictures come out brilliantly! He picks awesome venues and knows how to incorporate you into it so well. I absolutely needed to have way more than just a handful of them retouched for head shots since I loved so many of them! Sweet and genuine person; highly recommend! -Clarice (Yelp)

I had actually signed up with a different photographer but after hearing numerous great things about Jason from other friends of mine who he had worked with I opted to change directions and go with him instead. I am so happy I did! For someone who isn't used to being in front of a camera Jason did an amazing job of making me feel completely at ease. His directions were clear and easy. He was extremely professional yet warm. My photos turned out unbelievably well which is really only a testament to the great work he does! -Lauren (Yelp)

I have worked with Jason for over 12 years now, and I would still choose him as my number one photographer for ANY project. His fashion photography is outstanding! He can turn the most boring, flat, plain subject into an amazing photograph. As an Art Director, there is no one I'd rather have working on my magazine or shooting my covers. He's easy to work with, calm, and I always feel like my vision is what he's working towards. He has the creative ability to see what no one else does and make amazing photos! -Stacy (former Orange Coast magazine Art Director -Google Reviews)

I went to Jason Wallis to take photos for my new CD, and they ended up being the best part of my project! I'm SO happy with the pictures. Since I am not a model, I was a little apprehensive over how good of a subject I'd be, but my fears were unfounded. All I had to do was listen to Jason - he knows how to put people at ease, and how to get the very best shot. My friends went nuts over my proofs, and remarked how Jason captured the "true" me. Jason also knows great makeup artists, so you can trust him for a good referral. He will also provide honest input & feedback on your outfit choices. Seriously .. you don't have to worry about anything because Jason knows exactly what to do. His level of professionalism, and the quality of his work, have resulted in photos that I'm excited to use for my album, website, press, etc. Can't wait to do it again! I bet we'd all have a much better day if we saw ourselves the way Jason's camera does! :o) (Google Reviews)

Jason shot some publicity photos of me for my newly released book. His work is absolutely wonderful — more good shots than I could choose from — and as important, he's relaxed and fun to work with. He will definitely be doing all my future photography -Google Reviews)

Jason's the best! We researched many photographers in the area (and there are a lot!), but we were really impressed with his body of work and his excellant reviews. He has a fantastic eye for original and candid photos which was exactly what we were looking for. He was quick to respond to any questions we had and he made the shoot so much fun! Best of all we got our pictures within days! It was really a great experience and we would definately recommend him for any job to anyone. Thanks Jason! -Google Reviews

I have worked with Jason Wallis on several fashion and jewelry advertising campaigns for the past few years. He is professional, creative, and an absolutely brilliant photographer, who has the ability to execute the vision of his clients with fantastic photography. I have also been in a wedding that Jason photographed, and he truly understands people, and is able to bring their personality and spirit to a photograph. -Google Reviews

“Jason is Very Professional yet easy going at the same time. He makes you feel comfortable and is prompt about providing proofs for editing/revisions . I truly enjoyed working with him and love my final pictures. Book him now !!!” Diana (Google Reviews)

“The photoshoot was laid back and having not taken many professional pictures before, Jason walked me through the process and gave suggestions on background & poses. He made me feel incredibly comfortable and we got quite a few great shots.” Stephanie (Yelp)

“Jason is Very Professional yet easy going at the same time. He makes you feel comfortable and is prompt about providing proofs for editing/revisions . I truly enjoyed working with him and love my final pictures. Book him now !!!” Diana (Google Reviews)

“Jason is a remarkable guy. Extremely talented photographer. Versatle. Creative. Friendly. Likable. Easy to work with. And a great eye for what works in a variety of conditions. Over the past 5 years I've used him numerous times” Richard (Google Reviews)

“Jason Wallis is a talented photographer and a pleasure to work with!...his prices are fair (another photographer offered packages with higher prices depending on the quality of re-touching, while Jason does an A+ job of re-touching each and every photo for one price)” Marla (Google Reviews)

“True story: I heard, for the first time in my life, a friend say "you had a great photographer" when he visited my house. I believe the implied comment is "you don't really look as good as those photos"... but it is definitely a compliment to the photographer...As someone who is not terribly fond of posing for pictures, this was a huge benefit.” Chris (Google Reviews)

Jason Wallis is a talented photographer and a pleasure to work with! I needed a head shot, and when I investigated potential photographers on the Internet, Jason's portfolio impressed me. Additionally, his prices are fair (another photographer offered packages with higher prices depending on the quality of re-touching, while Jason does an A+ job of re-touching each and every photo for one price). If you need any kind of photography, Jason is the guy! -Marla (Google Reviews)

Jason is very professional, responsive and accommodating. I usually don't like taking photos of myself and they don't often turn out well. However, I'm very satisfied with the business headshots he took of me. He's an outstanding photographer and I highly recommend him to anyone who wants professional photos of themselves. -Ivy (Yelp)

My experience shooting with Jason Wallis was a great one! He is extremely professional and yet still makes you feel comfortable although not a professional model. You know he knows what he's talking about when you see your pictures come out brilliantly! He picks awesome venues and knows how to incorporate you into it so well. I absolutely needed to have way more than just a handful of them retouched for head shots since I loved so many of them! Sweet and genuine person; highly recommend! -Clarice (Google Reviews)

The photo speaks for itself, for those of you who know me, you can see that Jason does excellent work! What you can't see is that he was extremely courteous and professional, and best of all - efficient! I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a photo in the Orange County area -Lauren (LinkedIn)

Jason did an incredible job on my professional, headshot photos. I typically do not take a great photo and was dreading the shoot. Jason made me feel so comfortable. We talked first about my ideas for the photos and he provided lots of great suggestions. Jason guided me through the shoot and his easy going personality made me feel at ease an not intimidated to try different things. I was hoping to get just 1 good photo and I was THRILLED to actually get 10 that I liked. I was worried about getting 1 photo and my dilemma turned into having more than enough to choose from. Jason works magic with his camera and I can't sing his praises enough. He's an amazing photographer and I would and will recommend him to everybody!-Linda (Yelp)

We have used Jason Wallis for advertising photos for our law firm for several years now. He is excellent technically, but also has a good idea for atmosphere and arrangment. He is very easy to work with--always goes the extra mile with additional poses, etc., and is willing to try new things. We highly recommend him (Google Reviews)

I have been in PR and marketing for 25 years. Jason is a great talent. He makes every shoot productive and really brings out be best in whoever or whatever he is shooting. A rare find. Paul (Google Reviews)

Very crisp and thoughtful shots... you have a way of bringing out more personality and you have creative ideas that make the photos more interesting (Response Magazine Art Director)

As editor for a number of health publications, I must say - Jason Wallis is the best. He's our number one photographer - our go-to-guy when photos are a must. Thanks for the great cover shots Jason. (OC Health Art Director)

“Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous! Jason's pictures of our family were out of this world. I have to admit all of us were a little nervous. What to wear? How do we pose? Will I have a crooked smile? However, Jason immediately put us at ease and began shooting those pictures boom, boom, bam. The poses, the shadows, the colors radiated glamour and professionalism. He is the number one photographer to shoot family portraits, models, magazine fashions, and anything that you can imagine.” Kim (Yelp)

Jason's the best! We researched many photographers in the area (and there are a lot!), but we were really impressed with his body of work and his excellant reviews. He has a fantastic eye for original and candid photos which was exactly what we were looking for. He was quick to respond to any questions we had and he made the shoot so much fun! Best of all we got our pictures within days! It was really a great experience and we would definately recommend him for any job to anyone. Thanks Jason! -Google Reviews

“We feel like we hit the jackpot by finding Jason, he is incredibly talented! The pictures that Jason took of our family are the BEST that we have ever had done...and we have professional pictures taken every year! Jason was super easy to work with (no drama!!) and turned our pictures around quickly. We were visiting Orange County from the East Coast and decided we wanted to take family pictures on the beach. Within moments of contacting Jason, we had our session scheduled. He was generous with the time he spent with our family, came to the beach where we are staying and honestly the pictures are AMAZING. We now plan on using Jason every summer when we come to the area to vacation. I cannot recommend him highly enough, check out his website, he is the real deal.” Beverly (Yelp)

“I was looking to have family photos, as well as my daughters senior pictures done while vacationing on Newport Beach. After being unimpressed with local family photographers I found through web searches, I searched commercial photographers and found Jason. His style was what I was looking for and on his website he said included family photography in his services. I emailed him 2 weeks before our vacation, and he was very accommodating and helpful in suggesting what beach areas were less crowded, and when the lighting would be best. He is easy going, yet extremely professional. He made everyone comfortable and captured some beautiful images of my family. He had the proofs to us when promised, and edited We will probably do this every year. Glad I found him.” Kristen (Google Reviews)

“I researched a bunch of photographers in the Newport area to take our family reunion photos while we were in town for 1 week on vacation. I chose Jason because I really liked how he emphasized capturing "real" pictures of everyone. He was great to work with and dealt really well with members of my family that were not too happy about getting pictures done (a bit hostile) along with 6 kids under the age of 9 that were all over the place.:) Jason captured great family photos of everyone together as well as individual family photos. He then just took pictures of everyone interacting with each other - I LOVE those pictures! Another great aspect was that he was so quick in turning around the pictures - this was key since we were only in town for 1 week. I highly recommend Jason and plan on using him again when we plan another family reunion to Newport. -Kirsten (Google Reviews)