What we do
We provide the highest quality, fastest in the market, and most affordable
Post Production, Album Design & Layout,
and Album Printing services to Professional
Wedding Photographers across the world.
Who we are
We are passionate wedding photographers and technologists who want to enlighten
the world of wedding photography. The Post Production, Album Design and Layout,
and Album Printing worlds are still living in the dark ages. The services being
offered today are too expensive, too slow, terrible at customer service and marginal
on quality. We want to change all of this by providing the wedding photography community
the value, quality, speed, and flexibility that it deserves.
We are alumni from Harvard, Wharton, University of California(s), Arizona State
University, & BITS Pilani, and along with photography, we have a cumulative
experience of over 100 years in various roles – marketing, technology, communications,
and even non-profits and academia. Three of our co-founders have previously served
as CEOs at their respective companies. The bios of a few co-founders can be found
James began taking
photos at the age of 6 with his dad’s instamatic camera and has had a camera with
him ever since. His approach to photography is fresh and dynamic, yet humble. James’
images document and transform life’s most precious moments. After obtaining a degree
in fine art from the University of California at Santa Cruz, James moved to Los
Angeles and spent 5 years working in commercial and advertising photography. After
moving north to San Francisco he began working in editorial photography for a variety
of local and national publications. The new work of photographing real people and
real stories was a natural segue into wedding photography that is all about real
people and their families during an emotionally charged time. As his wedding business
grew, he realized that shooting weddings brought together all of the aspects of
photography he loved, documenting fleeting moments and revealing the beauty of every
individual life. Weddings also present unique technical and creative challenges
while allowing a great deal of creative freedom. There is only one chance to capture
a moment of a wedding. The photographer must be in the moment; ready to take advantage
of the light, the action, the emotion and the setting to create a great photograph.
Over the past 5 years, James has become very busy shooting weddings with his wife
Lisa all over the United States and in Mexico. James is Oodio’s domain expert whose
wide experience and exemplary services we envision to expand the world over. James
has earned rave reviews for treatment to his assignments over last 10 years of experience
in the US market.
Lisa is an amazing wedding
and lifestyle photographer whose work is regularly seen on Style Me Pretty, Wedding
Chicks and Today’s Bride in the US. Lisa has a long history in visual art and the
wedding industry. Her visual career began in cinematography, and she has made the
transition into still frames smoothly. Lisa loves the intimacy and diversity of
wedding photography. The dynamic blend of fine art, photojournalistic and fashion
photography excites her creatively and engages her technically.
Lisa is Oodio’s domain expert and is also James’s better half. Together the duo
enjoys an envious reputation as a renowned wedding photography couple in the San
Francisco Bay area.
Akash has worked with
Ashoka Innovators for the Public,
Engineers for Social Impact (as CEO), BITS Pilani (as Visiting Faculty),
Infineon Technologies (Singapore), BITSAA,
and a few research institutes over the course of his life. During his time at his
respective occupations he has been involved with strategy, consulting, fund-raising,
teaching, development, and chip & algorithm design. Akash is a graduate from Harvard
University and Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (India). He holds the
distinction of being one of the youngest university faculty members in India, as
well as being one of the youngest CxOs in the country. He has been a recipient of
several fellowships, including the Harvard University Fellowship, the Starting Bloc,
and the Sandbox fellowships.
Akash serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Oodio (US & India), a position he
recently graduated to after being the Operations Head (India) since the inception
of Oodio. More about Akash
Smita is an alumnus
of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi, where she pursued
her post graduation in Advertising and Public Relations. After initially working
in the domain of public relations/corporate communication, she gradually shifted
into establishing herself in the field of Telecom Service Marketing and then to
hardcore Marketing Communication functions while she worked with world’s largest
telecom brands - Bharti Airtel & Tata Teleservices Limited. Besides carrying
vast exposure in the customer communication, designing customer loyalty programs,
product launch, handling PR and media interaction assignments, she’s been a volunteer
in organizing engrossing engagement events for customers as well as employees.
With her natural penchant for newer challenges, energy and passion towards her work,
background in the creative field of advertising and experience in the ever demanding,
robust telecom marketing, she’s been the natural choice of the company to lead the
Wedding Photography business in India.
Apart from co-founding
Oodio, Aditya is a Senior Developer at Yahoo! where he designed and implemented
CRM Integration solutions for Yahoo Sales. Prior to Yahoo!, he worked as a Software
developer at Dell where he lead a team to develop and customize applications to
convert the Cost Centers into Profit centers by reduction of the Average Handling
Time and conversion of Service to Sales.
With his strong technology and sales background, Aditya heads the business development,
marketing and consulting services for Oodio’s Post Production services in India.