About us

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Portrait Builders is portrait photography by Ralph Vazquez .  I was born and raised in Santa Ana, California.  I love my family, food, nature, napping and a good movie.  My beautiful assistant Shana and I are parents to five wonderful kids. I also enjoy landscape photography (if you're interested click on through and check out some of my work).  I'm addicted to searching and buying old film cameras. My two favorites finds were a SX-70 Land Camera and Bessa Voigtländer folding camera from the 30's .  Black + white, film photography was my first love and I still enjoy using it in my engagements and wedding photos.  I find joy in photographing life's moments big and small, especially in Weddings.  This joy is what drives my passion for my business.


Portrait Builders' goal is to make beautiful portraits that will last a lifetime.  Even though we live in a digital world, there is nothing quite like a photograph you can hold and feel.  We love photo prints and we'd love to gift you a few...the rest is up to you.  Our clients receive private online galleries, wide variety of products to choose from, custom album design and exceptional service every time.  Portraiture is also available to schools, dance studios, and youth sporting leagues.  Visit our blog and keep up-to-date on the latest shoots.


Contact us and let us build your next portrait.